Talisman

Mar (2014 – 2015) UK & Holland

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Overview

Unasys multi discipline commissioning leads are to develop the project commissioning procedures.

Scope

The MAR project involves the integration of established fields and related existing infrastructure with two undeveloped fields, Cayley and Shaw. The existing Montrose platform, originally installed in 1976 and one of the oldest in the UK North Sea, will undergo significant modifications including the development of a new Montrose Bridge Linked Platform (BLP) which is planned to be installed in 2015. Cayley and Shaw fields will be developed and tied back to the BLP. The development of the tieback projects extends the life of the existing fields by 13 years to 2030. A new modular drilling rig is also planned for the Montrose platform to unlock additional infill opportunities in the existing field.

Background

Through our membership of FPAL, Unasys were invited to bid for the development of project commissioning procedures.

Challenges

  • Working from our offices in Teesside and integrating with teams in Aberdeen, London and Holland

Unasys Approach

  • Keep it simple
  • Standardise
  • Detail

Achievements

  • Successful completion of the project commissioning procedures
 

La Rabida

CEPSA - Refinery, Spain, 2009/10

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Overview

Having established the desire to double the refining capacity of the plant, a target completion date of early 2010 was established. Understanding the requirement to efficiently manage close-out and start-up, CEPSA recognised the benefits of implementing an effective management solution.

Scope

19,000 tags and 8,000 activities across 5 areas and 14 modules. Unasys would assist in the definition and execution of the project, including the provision of full support through Mechanical Completion and Pre-Commissioning.

Background

Having satisfactorily proven the benefits of our application e-PM on the San Roque project, CEPSA were keen to commission e-PM to support them on this project of nearly twice its size. Having already defined the project, CEPSA recognised that the ease with which Unasys can transfer audited data into e-PM and subsequently, production of the test procedures, can dramatically reduce lead-time and improve efficiencies in the longer term.

Challenges

  • To achieve real-time control over a large number of activities
  • To populate e-PM, produce all test procedures and schedule project within 3 months
  • To have all management using e-PM
  • To create suitable milestones influencing completion of key deliverables

Unasys Approach

  • Through meetings with client and EPC contractor, the definition Scope of Work and Schedule were agreed quickly, resulting in a co-ordinated approach and an achievable schedule
  • We engaged in immediate audit of the AFC engineering data, provided by EPC, and transfered this data into data-upload format within 3 weeks

Achievements

  • Prepared an achievable schedule that remained on track throughout
  • Customised the application to suit project requirements in record time
  • Employed and trained local people to efficiently administer the system
  • Achieved successful delivery within time and budget
  • Received no less than three recommendations by our client for other projects

San Roque

CEPSA - San Roque Refinery, Spain, 2008/09

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Overview

The Cepsa Vacio 2 project at the Refineria de Gibraltar at San Roque improved the recovery of the atmospheric residue and thus reduced the volume of feed imports. CEPSA recognised the need to manage the interface between the completion of construction activities (Mechanical Completion) and the commencement of Commissioning and Start-Up activities. To this end, CEPSA elected to utilise the Unasys e-PM Completions System.

Scope

Unasys were tasked to define the Mechanical Completion and PreCommissioning scope of work, establish the Sub-System definitions, populate e-PM with the Vac 2 project tag items, assist CEPSA in the development of the Mechanical Completion and Pre-Commissioning protocols and also to assist CEPSA Construction and Commissioning site personnel in the execution of the Mechanical Completion and Pre-Commissioning activities.

Background

After an Northern Offshore Federation (NOF) visit, Unasys began dialogue with CEPSA after they identified the need for a comprehensive tool, focussed around managing Mechanical Completion and Pre-Start.

After a number of presentations of the e-PM completions system to the CEPSA Corporate Management Teams in Madrid, CEPSA elected to use the e-PM system on the Reineria de Gibraltar Vacio 2 Project at San Roque

Challenges

  • To define the Mechanical Completion and Pre-Commissioning scopes of work and populate the e-PM system in the five months leading to the commencement of the Mechanical Completion activities at site
  • To recruit and train the Spanish site-based e-PM management team
  • To assist CEPSA in the development of the Mechanical Completion and PreCommissioning protocols
  • To assist CEPSA in developing the Project Completions Plan
  • To train CEPSA Project Construction and Commissioning personnel in the use of the e-PM system
  • To make available access to the e-PM system to members of the CEPSA Vacio Project team at San Roque

Unasys Approach

  • Through meetings with CEPSA, agreement was reached with respect to the Unasys scopes of work for both the ‘Definition’ and ‘Execution’ phases of the project
  • Agreement reached with CEPSA as to the degree of support required from the Vacio 2 Project Team
  • Unasys identified the engineering data and documentation required to establish the system definitions and to populate the e-PM system
  • Agreement with CEPSA as to the resource levels required for both the ‘Definition’ and ‘Execution’ phases

Achievements

  • Established the Madrid-based e-PM team within three weeks of project sanction
  • Agreed a ‘Definition’ ‘Execution’ phase project schedule to meet the needs of the Vacio 2 project construction and completions plan
  • Employed and trained three Spanish nationals to administer the e-PM system at the San Roque Refinery
  • Supported the CEPSA Vacio 2 Site Construction and Commissioning Teams in the execution of the Completions scope of work
  • Awarded contract for e-PM to support the La Rabida Refinery ACPDM project at Huelva