FUGRO UDI Limited
Assisted the survey data processors on board the Northern
Prince during the installation of the Blake Field for Coflexip Stena and subsea
connections from the manifold to the neighbouring Ross FPSO, using AutoCAD 2000
and MicroStation utilising Fugro’s Starfix Software.
Originally from a
shipbuilding background, I have considerable and varied experience in Marine
& Offshore Design and possess a disciplined approach including the
motivation to work without supervision or as a member of a project team
dedicated to the ultimate goal.
I have been very fortunate
to have been given the opportunity to gain in depth experience in a variety of
other disciplines in both the Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries. In 1983 at
ITM Offshore, I developed a method of laying cables in a transverse direction
over the stern of the vessel which could detach and deliver the cable end to the
In 1985 in the early days
of Northern Ocean Services, I assisted in the preparation of variety of bid
tender packages for cable & pipe laying projects. Followed by the conceptual
design of a Multi-Purpose Cable/Dive Support vessel for BT Marine.
A visit to Soil Machine
Dynamics up the Tyne valley in 1988 gave an insight into the handling of
cable/pipe laying & trenching plough design & manufacture, as well as
the design fabrication & testing of the A frame structures to deploy the
ploughs from the stern of the vessel. During 1989 I assisted during the
conversion of Flexservice 3 to lay subsea cables for Cable & Wireless by
initially managing the detailing office followed by supervision of the
fabrication & installation of the cable tanks, gantry and transfer / laying
equipment while liasing with DNV.
At Coflexip Stenna
Offshore in 1995, on Hamilton Oils ‘Liverpool Bay’ development project, I
prepared subsea & topside structural fabrication drawings using AutoCAD R12
for the installation of flexible pipes & cables, being laid between
platforms and subsea manifolds.
Over the Christmas period of 1998 I was
involved with SeaTeam DSND on the as-trenched survey of the 24" South Arne
subsea gas pipe line while on board the Hydrographic Survey vessel STM Atria.
The scanned files when received from the ROV through the On-Line room were
processed to present burial condition of the pipe, then converted using their
SeaChart software package for AutoCAD drawing presentation.
The following year I did a similar project
with Gardline Surveys on the pre-lay surveys for Alcatel, covering two routes
for fibre-optic cables across the North Sea. While on board the "Sea
Explorer" I prepared the presentation of the Bathymetric and Geological
results for the final cable routes
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