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  • 1. Here & now | Technology | Business drivers | Spotlight | Best practice | Stepping up | A day in the life | Talent management | 3rd edition 2012 YOUR global ENERGY connection
  • 2. WellLinked – your global energy connectionGreat things are happening Ed.3/2012 Publisher: FMC Technologies Right Now Post Address: P.O. Box 1012, 3601 Kongsberg, Norway Phone: +47 32 28 67 00 Fax: +47 32 28 67 50 E-mail: Welcome to the third quarter edition of WellLinked for 2012, where you can read about what is going on in the Editor Nicola Mawer Corporate Communications Lisa Albistoncompany, the industry, and with our customers and partners. Nicola Cameron Graphic Design Sandy Enoch Håkon Smith As the demand for energy rises, the world’s leading oil and gas Photography & Illustration Journalists Industriell Dokumentasjonoperators are turning to FMC Technologies for solutions. And that Damien Devlin Mark Green Photography & Sandy Fruhman Productionsmeans more opportunity for our company and our people. Earlier this Mark Fuhrmann Shutterstock.comyear, we asked employees to tell us what they like best about working Ruth Hirsch Alan Johnstone Sulzer Pumps Ltd. Marcos Tristãoat FMC Technologies. These responses formed the foundation for the Richie MacTaggart Alexander Wardwell Unleaded Communications All pictures are the property of FMCdevelopment of our employer brand – an articulation of what it is that Technologies or its employees, Editorial Support unless otherwise stated.sets us apart from other companies as a great place to work. On page Tanya Barry and Kari Lybæk (blue-c) Print & Distribution36 you can read more about our campaign to promote our employer bk grafiskbrand – ‘Right Now’. Editorial Team Please contact your local representative The paper used to print As a follow up to the article in the previous edition of if you have ideas for future editions: Tina Kruse (U.S. Subsea) WellLinked has the AS Nordic eco-labelling – the Swan –WellLinked on Subsea Services with Tore Halvorsen, Rachel Lim (Singapore) and is also approved by the Taniana Maximino (Angola) PEFC Council (Programme forSenior Vice President, Subsea Technologies, this quarter Lisa-Marie McGahey (UK) the Endorsement of Forest Marcia Pimentel (Brazil) Certification schemes).we turn the spotlight on our Asia-Pacific Middle East Suzanna Sagastegui (U.S.and Western Region operations. We will conclude Surface)our regional focus with a feature on the EasternRegion and Brazil in the fourth quarter editionof WellLinked. We also meet Doug Pferdehirt, our newChief Operating Officer, in this issue. Turn topage 10 to learn more about his career inthe energy industry and why he joinedFMC Technologies. The magazine also contains our regularsections on Quality and Best Practice, featuringpeople and projects throughout our businessthat continue to raise the bar even higher. United States FMC Technologies Norway FMC Technologies I am sure there is something to appeal to 5875 N. Sam Houston P.O. Box 1012 Parkway W. 3601everyone in this edition. As always, your Houston, TX 77086 Kongsbergcomments and suggestions for future editions United States Phone: +281 591 4000 Norway Phone: +47 32 28 67 00are most welcome. Brazil Singapore FMC Technologies FMC Technologies Rod. Presidente Dutra 2660 149 Gul CircleUntil next time… 21538–900 Rio de Janeiro – RJ Singapore Brazil 629605 Phone: +55 21 24 72 7702 / 7770 Phone: +65 6 861 3011 YOUR glObal ENERgY cONNEctiON A global, unified employer brand Here & now | Technology | Business drivers | Spotlight | Best practice | Stepping up | A day in the life | Talent management | 3rd edition 2012 is key to FMC Technologies realizing its future growth objectives. The employer brand campaign called ‘Right Now’ will help the company meet its goal. Editor
  • 3. Contents 02 ExecConnect 04 News 07 Here & now A trainee program with a difference 08 Here & now An industry first 10 Here & now Meet our new Chief Operating Officer 12 Technology Pump it up 14 Business drivers From Sahara to Siberia 16 Spotlight on Subsea Services Western Region and APME 22 Best practice Tubing innovation in Asia-Pacific 24 Business drivers Subsea product lines 26 Stepping up Brazil Clad Welding wins Quality Award 28 Business drivers Light well intervention 30 Stepping up The EDGE – a year on 32 A day in the life From ship to shore 34 Event calendar 35 Show review 36 Talent management It’s all happening ‘Right Now’
  • 4. ExecConnect Johan Pfeiffer Steve Barrett Vice President, Surface Technologies Global Subsea Product Line Director So far the second half of 2012 has been very exciting for To be a part of a company with a clear and concise strategy the Surface Technologies team. A key part of our overall that is actually being executed day in and day out, and is company growth strategy is to expand our product offerings to delivered personally by the CEO and other top leaders to all meet increasing demand for shale-related equipment and services. stakeholders, shouldn’t seem like a rare thing. After all, we are in Consistent with this strategy, in August we announced our an age where global companies have more business trained agreement to acquire Pure Energy Services Ltd. (Pure Energy), an professionals (MBAs), greater knowledge and access to business oilfield services company. Based in Calgary, Canada, Pure Energy performance drivers, and more sophisticated systems and technology is a leading provider of frac flowback and wireline services. Our than ever before. But the truth is, most companies don’t have these decision to acquire Pure Energy was due to the quality of their basic fundamentals and important elements which are required to people and technologies, and I am honored to welcome 1,300 new deliver maximum value. Many companies and CEOs don’t invest the colleagues to the FMC Technologies family. Pure Energy will give us time and energy to personally engage employees on the company’s new platforms for growth through best-in-class competencies and strategy and vision. Even worse, some companies don’t have clear equipment, as well as a focus on new services. and concise visions and strategies that each and every employee can We have also recently transformed our Fluid Control division in act on. FMC Technologies is not in this group and we should take Stephenville, Texas. Fernando Camuzzi, Fluid Control Operations advantage of our unique position. I believe a high percentage of us Manager, and his team believe that “to be competitive, one has to can now articulate the following three key elements of our corporate innovate,” and a number of new technologies have been introduced strategy without looking it up: maintain and improve our market that are already showing results. Laser cutting, cryogenic machining, leadership position; improve execution; and develop three growth and the use of robotics are a few examples of the technologies that platforms – subsea infrastructure, subsea services, and shale-related are increasing productivity within Fluid Control. I am confident equipment and services. that the rest of FMC Technologies will leverage and benefit from It represents a great achievement for the company that we now Stephenville’s leadership. have this ability, just like we can articulate the key elements of the The performance of our Asia-Pacific surface business remains 12 HSE Golden Rules and the Five Absolutes of Quality. The strong. The team recently moved into its new offices in Singapore, powerful and valuable common understandings of our strategy, and ahead of schedule, and will end the year with record inbound safety and quality efforts, while seemingly fundamental, are actually orders. The focus will now be on strengthening this position, rare in business. This understanding is what will bind us to achieve as well as execution. higher levels of performance and contributions from each of us. The continued softening of natural gas prices in North America Our subsea business has huge contributions to make in this is clearly a challenge for our operations across the continent. strategy – improving execution, growing subsea infrastructure and Fluid Control, Surface Wellhead, and even our new acquisition, services – and we are well positioned to deliver on these challenges. Pure Energy, will be impacted. That said, this is a great opportunity The Global Product Line team is focused on improving execution. for Surface Technologies to become an even stronger organization, For the team to be successful, we need to work towards a culture of with a focus on both safety and the quality of our products and prevention – in terms of safety, quality, delivery, and cost (SQDC) services. In this transformation, our Impact Quality (IQ) effort – in everything we do. We also need to remove barriers and will continue to play an important role. Our aim is to become the constraints, while employing every aspect of our growing leader in all businesses in which we are active, as is already the understanding of quality principles, and we need to achieve an case for flowlines. I foresee the day when FMC Technologies is the on-time culture. Let’s all commit to delivering our promises and name associated with land activities just as it is today for subsea achieving a “do what we say we will” ratio of 100 percent. activities. With the acquisition of Pure Energy, we will be uniquely I welcome feedback from, and offer thanks to, those who help positioned in the market through our product offerings and overall me be safe. This is something which no one in our culture is shy to competencies. We are thinking in terms of systems, while our do. I’d like to see us all approach quality and on-time deliveries in a competitors are still only thinking in terms of products. similar way. With the same forthright feedback on our quality and I am excited about what we, as a team, have achieved so far, but on-time behavior and actions, with the same humble and willing we are only at the beginning of our journey. Our responsibility is acceptance of feedback and the same appreciation to those giving to continue to strengthen our Surface Technologies organization, us the help, we can further improve our behaviors and performance our relationships with customers, and the quality of our products for these items. Please join me in a commitment to solicit, welcome,execconnect and services. Thank you for your efforts, and I look forward to and thank feedback on behavior and actions on quality and being your continued support. ||||| on-time the same way we do for safety. ||||| 2
  • 5. – quarterly column from our senior executivesTore HalvorsenSenior Vice President, Subsea Technologies In August, I visited the Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) exhibition,in Stavanger, Norway. The optimism in theoil and gas industry, and in particular in thesubsea sector, was simply overwhelming. Majornew finds in mature markets, continued growth inexisting markets, the opening of new basins – suchas those in East Africa – and the upgrades and lifeextensions of older fields, are all signs that supportthe growth trend we are expecting within our ownsubsea business. The future of the energy industry depends increasinglyon its ability to develop new technologies. As a leadingglobal provider of technology solutions for the energyindustry, we continue to demonstrate that “the best has notyet been invented,” and it is this ideology that drives ourinnovation. The company received two Spotlight on NewTechnology awards at the Offshore Technology Conference(OTC) in May, and had two of our five entries shortlistedfor the prestigious ONS 2012 Innovation Award. Thesetechnologies are inspiring achievements for us, and continueto differentiate us from our competitors. We have a strong market leadership position within subsea,and maintaining this position will be challenging. We must alsoensure that we do not become complacent. For us to maintain andstrengthen our current position we must continue our leadingedge performance within key areas. These include protectingour customer base; retaining our technology leadership position;maintaining our capacity ahead of demand – including access tothe best people; continuing to offer a complete product range andfull support for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC)projects in the regions; and to fully understand the “voice of thecustomer.” Last, but by no means least, we must do what we say anddeliver products and services to the agreed requirements and withinthe agreed schedule. In a growing market with constrained access torigs and installation vessels, predictability and delivery performanceis mandatory in maintaining our customers’ continued trust. Although this year has not been without its challenges, I ampleased to see that our execution performance is stabilizing andour financial performance is gradually improving. Earlier this year,a number of recovery initiatives were identified and implemented.We are clearly starting to see the effects of those initiatives andmust now maintain the focus and pressure on those items for theremainder of the year. So far 2012 has been a successful year for subsea, and I remainoptimistic about the future of our business, both in the short- and execconnectlong-term. ||||| 3
  • 6. News 01 03 01 Executive appointments Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. 1,300 employees. John Gremp, Chairman announced Seaman said of the appointment, “We and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Houston, United States are fortunate to have Richard’s 15 years FMC Technologies, said the firm was an of FMC Technologies experience and “industry leader” in its segment. In July, FMC Technologies announced that his understanding of our business. His Gremp added, “Consistent with our Robert L. Potter has been made company financial expertise and demonstrated strategy to grow shale-related businesses, President, and Douglas J. Pferdehirt has leadership make him a uniquely qualified we are expanding into flowback services joined as Executive Vice President and candidate, and his appointment is a which complement the existing products Chief Operating Officer (COO). reflection of the increasing strength of and services of our Surface Technologies Potter, who previously held the role of our financial team.” segment.” Executive Vice President, Energy Systems, Clark holds a Master of Business Under the agreement, Kevin Delaney, FMC Technologies, succeeds John Gremp, Administration degree from Rice Chairman and CEO, Pure Energy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer University and a bachelor’s degree in will continue to lead the business and (CEO), as President. Pferdehirt joins the accounting from Texas Tech University. report to Johan Pfeiffer, Vice President, business from Schlumberger Limited, His appointment became effective Surface Technologies. where he held numerous leadership August 1, 2012. positions over the last 26 years. 04 Measuring success Both Potter and Pferdehirt will report 03 Pure Energy acquisition in Erie directly to Gremp, who said of the appointments, “With the record growth to grow shale business Pennsylvania, United States we have in our business, it is important Houston, United States In August, John Gremp, Chairman and to have talented and experienced leaders In August, FMC Technologies announced Chief Executive Officer (CEO), FMC managing our operations.” it entered into an agreement to acquire Technologies, visited Measurement The appointments became effective Pure Energy Services Ltd. (Pure Energy), Solutions in Erie, Pennsylvania, United August 1, 2012. an oilfield services company. The deal, States. The trip left him impressed with for a sum of approximately USD 285 the efforts of the team to maintain their 02 New Treasurer appointed million, is expected to be completed in leadership position, grow their existing Houston, United States October 2012. businesses, and develop new growth Based in Calgary, Canada, Pure platforms. Also in July, Richard Clark was promoted Energy is a leading provider of frac Gremp along with Brad Beitler, to the position of FMC Technologies flowback services and an established Vice President, Technology, and Jim Ertl, Treasurer. wireline services provider with Vice President and General Manager, Clark has been with the company for operations in Canada and the United Measurement Solutions, attended the 15 years and most recently served as States. The majority of Pure Energy’s official opening ceremony of the new Controller for the Surface Technologies business involves services related to the design center. In addition to supporting and Energy Infrastructure segments. He completion of shale field oil and gas an expanded role in global subsea will report to Maryann Seaman, Senior wells. The business has approximately engineering, the new center willNews4
  • 7. For further details on these stories and other news go to: 05 07strengthen the company’s decade-long contracts between the companies expire in Center in June. The current team consistspartnership with Penn State University 2015. The well intervention activities will of 45 employees and is set to grow to a(PSU) by providing engineering students be conducted from two Island Offshore total of 90. The additional staff memberswith more opportunities for hands‑on vessels – the Island Frontier and the are either in Norway or Scotland attendingtraining, internships, and careers. Island Wellserver. training sessions, or will be hired from“Partnerships of this type are a key part To read more about our global ambitions the company’s ongoing recruitment drive.of our strategy to recruit technical talent, for LWI, please turn to page 28. Operations at the new office will includeespecially in a market where demand subsea services engineering, design ofexceeds supply,” said Gremp. To date, the 06 FMC Technologies 3D animations, and other project supportPSU partnership has resulted in 20 interns functions such as planning, purchasing,joining FMC Technologies as full-time again among Forbes Most document control, and finance.technical employees. Innovative Companies In addition, the Krakow office will Houston, United States manage a pool of rotating personnel05 Statoil awards light well In September, FMC Technologies was – including Service Engineers, Field once again rated as one of The World’s Support Engineers, and Project Managers.intervention contracts Most Innovative Companies by Forbes The office has plans, over the next fewHouston, United States magazine. FMC Technologies was ranked months, to set up a pool of DesignSignaling the continued success and 13th, an improvement from our 2011 Engineers to support global engineeringadoption of our portfolio of Well ranking of 18th, and ahead of companies projects, and will also provide someIntervention Services, FMC Technologies such as Schlumberger Limited (44th), shared services including humanrecently signed two five-year contracts China Oilfield Services (67th), and resources, finance, and administrationwith Island Offshore Management AS Cameron International (72nd). Forbes also to global engineering. Attendees at theto supply light well intervention (LWI) ranked FMC Technologies as the 7th Most official opening ceremony included twoservices for use by Statoil in the North Innovative Company in the U.S. for 2012. FMC Technologies members on the BoardSea, contingent on approval from Statoil’s Companies were ranked based on an of Directors in Poland – Trygve Arnesen,partners. Each contract contains options ‘innovation premium’ that measures Director of Subsea Services, Easternfor two, two-year extensions. attributes such as a company’s ability Region, who officially opened the office, FMC Technologies’ LWI services to leverage people, processes, and and Cees Zonneveld, Director of Finance,enable cost effective intervention and philosophies. Subsea Eastern Region. Governmentmaintenance operations to be performed officials and local media were also inon existing subsea wells, resulting in 07 New Poland office opens attendance. |||||higher recovery rates and accelerated Krakow, Polandproduction volumes in mature subsea oilfields. As the number of subsea wells On September 18, FMC Technologies inincreases, demand for these services will Krakow, Poland, officially opened its newcontinue to grow. The contracts will office. Having outgrown its previous office,commence when the existing LWI the team relocated to the Quattro Business News 5
  • 8. News FMC Technologies reports second quarter 2012 results Houston, United States In July, FMC Technologies reported second quarter FMC Technologies’ customers “move forward with 2012 revenue of USD 1.5 billion, up 22 percent developing their significant offshore portfolios.” from the prior-year quarter. Diluted earnings per Surface Technologies experienced a record- share were USD 0.46 compared to USD 0.39 in the breaking quarter, with revenue of USD 413.8 prior-year quarter. million, 33 percent higher than the prior-year Total inbound orders were USD 1.4 billion quarter. The division recorded its highest-ever and included USD 878.2 million in Subsea quarterly operating profit of USD 84.2 million, Technologies orders. Backlog for the company was a 49 percent rise compared to the prior‑year USD 5.2 billion, including Subsea Technologies quarter. Inbound orders were USD 365.7 million backlog of USD 4.3 billion. in the second quarter and backlog for the segment Looking across the firm division by division, finished the quarter at USD 573.6 million. Gremp all areas of the business beat the revenue figures analyzed this success by commenting, “Our recorded in the prior-year quarter. Surface Technologies segment had another record Subsea Technologies achieved revenues of USD earnings quarter on the strength of our growing 945.8 million, up 18 percent from the prior-year international surface wellhead business and the quarter, and an operating profit of USD 109.7 execution of our backlog in our fluid control million due to higher volume and improved business.” execution. This operating profit included a USD Energy Infrastructure’s second quarter revenue 13.2 million net benefit associated with the was USD 139.4 million, up 16 percent from the Schilling Robotics acquisition. prior‑year quarter. This increase came primarily “We saw improvement in Subsea Technologies’ from increased sales in measurement solutions margin this quarter and are confident we will and material handling. Operating profit for continue to see margins increase during the the division stood at USD 9.1 million, down remainder of 2012,” said John Gremp, Chairman 15 percent from the prior-year driven by lower and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), FMC volume in loading systems due to timing of Technologies. Gremp added that the outlook for inbound. ||||| the division remained “robust” asNews6
  • 9. A trainee program with a differencePlenty of students take the chance to relax during their summer break. Not so for the studentswho took part in this year’s FMC Technologies’ Summer Trainee Technology Program (STTP)in Kongsberg, Norway. This diverse group instead put their minds to the test, by developing acutting-edge concept that may one day be part of FMC Technologies’ subsea portfolio. FMC Technologies’ Summer Trainee Thorkildsen presented the participants Technology Program (STTP) in with a task that combined the hot topicsKongsberg brought together 12 students of arctic subsea and autonomous systems.from Greece, Iran, Norway, Russia, and In previous years, participants haveSweden to apply their specialist knowledge worked at a product level, but this yearto a real-world solution. The selection process the group was given a system-level task.was aimed at recruiting top-grade students The challenge was to come up with awho were nearing the completion of their concept for an autonomous subsea systemmaster’s degree and who were seeking which could be operated in the arctic ora technology-related career. A dozen trainees, other harsh environments. The systemconsisting of 11 engineering students, and a needed to have its own power source, andstudent with a communications background be capable of independent maintenancewere recruited to the 10-week program. The and replacement.latter documented and reported on the Lia said that his main task was tostudents’ overall experience of the internship. cultivate a cooperative environment among group members. “We had a groupGetting the best out of the best of people who came from differentFMC Technologies’ Senior Research & backgrounds, spoke a variety of languages,Development Engineer, and Program and specialized in different areas ofDirector of STTP, Brede Thorkildsen, said engineering. My role was to ensure thathis objective since starting the program the whole group worked together FMC Technologies’ STTP 2004 has been “about getting the towards our common goal.”best and brightest to work on an recruited by other companies that stillinteresting and practical challenge Identifying and developing speak highly of their STTP experience,and seeing what they come up new talent and I believe some may join the companywith.” He also noted that students Thorkildsen indicated that, in the future,” he commented.responded best when they were since 2004, the company has Thorkildsen added that he has alsogiven a problem and a flexible work recruited up to 40 percent of enjoyed the program on a personal andenvironment in which to solve it, students upon completion of the professional level. “As an engineer, I amtogether with the freedom to apply their program. “This is a good conversion interested in people coming up withknowledge creatively. rate for bringing new talent into the new ideas and being at the forefront of Knut Anders Lia, a student who company, especially considering that technology. Being involved with STTP hasundertook the role of project manager in the not all of the students are eligible for been a good way for me to stay updatedgroup, agreed. “I found that this employment when the program with the latest technology as the studentsapproach made the group feel ends. I also know of students have access to the latest research andimportant and appreciated. It development at the universities.”also gave us the opportunity Acoustic repeater, For his part, Lia would definitely Hto develop a number of one of the recommend the program to other students. ere & Now STTP designs.imaginative ideas.” “I learned a lot about subsea systems >>> 7
  • 10. An industry >> and project management, and I speak first for the whole group when I say that it was a highly beneficial and enjoyable way to spend the summer.” A grand finale The program, which started on June 11, culminated in a two-hour presentation on August 17 of the group’s findings before an audience of FMC Technologies employees and local media. The group – FMC Technologies and the also formally handed over the University of Houston’s engineering documents to Christina Johansen, Director of Technology, subsea engineering program Eastern Region, FMC Technologies. “The presentation was very well received and demonstrated how far the students had come in such a short Traditionally, in the United States, engineering graduates time,” said Thorkildsen. “I am delighted have learned about the subsea industry on the job. the students see FMC Technologies as a company they would consider working FMC Technologies, however, is now playing a central role at in the future. We are experiencing in a push to change this. Together with the University of tremendous growth and there is so Houston, a subsea-specific program has been developed. much opportunity here for a young person embarking on their career.” ||||| The program, introduced in 2011, is the first of its kind in the U.S. When Randy Wester, Director, Global Subsea Engineering, FMC Technologies, heard from a colleague about subsea engineering programs at two universities in Aberdeen, he immediately saw the potential to run a similar program in Houston. As well as having clear benefits for the company – by creating a platform for developing high-potential employees and discovering new talent – such a program would also be advantageous for the industry and students interested in subsea engineering. “Until now, engineers have had to learn about the subsea business on the job. This is not the most efficient way to develop subsea talent for the company, the individual, or the industry,” he stated. In 2009, Wester, who currently heads the Subsea Engineering Industrial Advisory Board at University of Houston (UH), discussed the idea of a U.S.‑based, subsea- specific program with Dr. Matthew Franchek, who was then Chair of Mechanical Engineering at UH. In 2010, after submitting a proposal to the university and receiving approval, Wester has supported UH in establishing a curriculum for the subsea engineering certificate and the master’s degree programs. Developing course content The vision for the programs is to create an avenue for training system engineers, field development engineers, and project engineers, or ‘the subsea workforce of the future’. “It was key that the program incorporated a total systems approach. We wanted to go beyond FMC Technologies’ systems to include riser and pipeline systems for subsea tiebacks, well control systems, and other critical aspects, in order to provide a more holistic understanding of the industry,” explained Wester. He said it was essential that the course was taught by industry professionals to “be aligned with current Above: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle and future industry needs.” To ensure that the course is relevant and up-to-date, (AUV) monitoring flowline, as illustrated by continuous review and input is sought from the industry. the STTP team. While the UK programs are short courses run over just a few weeks, the classesHere & Now Below: FMC Technologies’ STTP trainees, in the UH program last a full semester of approximately 16 weeks. Flow assurance hard at work. 8
  • 11. From left: Dr. Joseph Tedesco, Dean, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston; Randy Wester, Director, Global Subsea Engineering, FMC Technologies; Dr. Matthew Francheck, Director, Subsea Engineering Program, University of Houston.   was the inaugural course in spring 2011 (January to May), taught Increased intake by subject experts from FMC Technologies – Janardhan Davalath, Having started with 20 students, nearly 70 students have now Manager of Subsea Process System and Flow Management, and participated in the course and registration for the 2012 fall Phaneendra Kondapi, Engineering Manager for Flow Management. semester has increased again. FMC Technologies’ employees Kondapi, who taught the flow assurance course again in spring Preston Bruce, Thomas Dufour, Kiran Harikrishna, Jasson 2012, explained how he and Davalath developed the course content Shu, Kartik Subramanian, and Charlie Weakly were among from scratch. “We sat down together and asked ourselves ‘what the inaugural class of graduates to earn the first Subsea Engineering does an engineering student need to know about subsea systems?’” Certificate. Seven more FMC Technologies’ engineers have started he recalled. “We had a few resources such as FMC Technologies’ the program this fall. Accelerated Engineering Development & Training (AEDT) A proposal has also been put forward to develop the program classes, and we continuously liaised with other experts within into a full master’s degree, and this has been approved by the Texas the company.” Board of Higher Education. Wester said that offering a master’s Kondapi added that his “reverse circular teaching” method, degree would “add credibility to the program and encourage more whereby the project is presented first and the basic sciences students to participate.” associated are taught after, focused more on creating dialogue “The subsea sector of the oil and gas industry is growing rapidly. between students than on traditional lecturing. The course is This program will develop engineers with a broad perspective of comprised of a mix of industry speaker-led classes, field trips, and the subsea business who will be very valuable to their employers project presentations to industry experts. “The students responded and the industry as a whole,” concluded Wester. The value the well to this approach and I also learned a lot by participating in program delivers was recognized by the industry in 2011 when these discussions,” Kondapi said. FMC Technologies and UH collectively won the World Oil Award To earn the first certificate, a student must have taken flow for Best Outreach Program. ||||| assurance along with two other courses. A second certificate can be earned by taking three additional courses. FMC Technologies employees now teach three of the six courses on offer. William Thomas, teaching the riser design course and a team comprised of Kondapi, Dave Harrold, Brian Skeels, Chris Shaw, and Wensen Wang, are currently teaching the first-ever subsea processing and H artificial lift course this semester (August to December). ere & Now 9
  • 12. Meet our new Chief Operating Officer Doug Pferdehirt grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, roughly 100 miles from where the first commercial oil well in the United States, drilled in 1859 by Colonel Edwin Drake, helped launch an entire industry. In this edition of WellLinked we learn more about his career within the energy industry, and why he made the move to FMC Technologies. Pferdehirt’s first exposure to energy now spanned 26 years in the industry, production was a chance encounter and has included everything from climbing with an old drilling rig while he was a derricks to discussing geo-politics with teenager. “My friends and I were exploring world leaders. the forests of central Pennsylvania, when we came across a man with a homemade Harnessing diversity, building teams wooden derrick cable-tool drilling rig. He “What I have always liked best about the was trying to tap into some shallow natural energy industry is its diversity. It is an gas so he could keep his family warm that environment where there is interaction winter,” said Pferdehirt, who recently joined between genders, different nationalities, FMC Technologies as Executive Vice and diverse cultures across a wide number President and Chief Operating Officer of locations. When we can harness that (COO). “I had never even seen a drilling diversity, it is extremely rewarding,” he said. rig before, but we stayed and helped him Diversity in the workforce, and in anyway. That was my first experience of particular gender balance, was a passion the oil and gas industry.” for Pferdehirt long before it became the Youthful adventures aside, it was the focus of employer initiatives. For more desire to become an engineer that led than 20 years, he has worked to promote Pferdehirt to pursue energy as a career. equal opportunity in the workplace. He has One of five children, he was interested in encouraged women to enter and excel in engineering, but didn’t want to follow his the engineering and science fields, and has older brother into chemical engineering. provided development support throughout Instead, he earned a bachelor’s degree in their careers. As a life-long sports lover, petroleum and natural gas engineering Pferdehirt has also taken pride in forging from Penn State University in 1986. diverse and cohesive teams motivated byHere & Now He then headed to the Permian Basin of a common challenge. West Texas to start his career, which has10
  • 13. “What I have always liked best about the energy industry is its diversity.“It is an environment where there is interaction between genders, different“nationalities and diverse cultures across a wide number of locations.“When we can harness that diversity, it is extremely rewarding.”-Doug Pferdehirt, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO),FMC Technologies.Starting a new chapter With help from the people of FMCAfter spending his entire career prior to Technologies, Pferdehirt is well on his wayjoining FMC Technologies with a single to success in the next chapter of his career.employer, Pferdehirt acknowledged that “Everybody has made me feel welcomeit took a pretty special company to begin here, and they have freely shared theirthe next chapter. “If I had to summarize knowledge and experience,” he reasons for joining FMC Technologies, “I’m excited to be part of this great teamit’s the culture, the people, and the and look forward to contributing to ouropportunity to learn in a high-growth and ongoing success.” |||||high‑technology content segment of theindustry. I’ve always had a huge admirationfor FMC Technologies and its leaders. It isa well-respected company that is led byintegrity,” he said. Conheça nosso novo COO When asked how he would be spending Doug Pferdehirt, que assumiumost of his time, Pferdehirt replied, “I’ll recentemente os cargos deleave that one to Mr. Gremp, but don’t be vice‑presidente executivo e COOsurprised to find me walking the high‑bays da FMC Technologies cresceu emor poking my head into your office at Pittsburgh, Pensilvânia. Após graduar-locations around the world. My intention se em engenharia de petróleo e gásis to be very visible.” natural em 1986, Doug Pferdehirt foi para a Bacia Permiana do SudoesteThe early bird gets . . . locked out do Texas para iniciar sua carreira.Still getting into his new routine, Pferdehirt Trabalhando há 26 anos na indústria,arrived very early one morning only to find ele tem paixão pela diversidade na mãohimself locked out of the main office. He de obra, especialmente a igualdadedecided he had two options – start later or entre homens e mulheres. Depois deget a key. He got a key. construir sua vida profissional como Outside of work, Pferdehirt is an active único empregador antes de se unir àsupporter of the Lupus Foundation and FMC Technologies, ele resumiu suasthe American Heart Association. But razões para se unir à nossa comes first. The father of three girls, “É a cultura, o povo e a oportunidaderanging from middle school to medical de conhecer o segmento da indústriaschool, Pferdehirt met his wife, Jeanine, de alta tecnologia e de seu rápidowhile she was in high school and describes crescimento.”her as the core of the family. “She has Hhelped my daughters and I achieve our ere & Nowcollective success.” 11
  • 14. Pump it up – FMC Technologies delivers more energy to the mudline Following a four-year cooperative development process between FMC Technologies, Direct Drive Systems (now a business unit of FMC Technologies), and Sulzer Pumps, a powerful new pump system has been developed that will have a real impact on subsea processing. Rising global demand for Close cooperation petroleum has forced key Based on FMC Technologies’ experience with pumps and boosting operators to develop subsea fields in stations, the company began a development project. At the same deeper waters, and in increasingly time, Sulzer Pumps – a Swiss company recognized for the quality remote areas further from existing of its multiphase pumps – was working on a parallel development infrastructure. At the same time, new project with a California-based company, Direct Drive Systems (DDS), reservoirs under development are which specialized in compact, high efficiency PMMs. experiencing more unique challenges; “We all recognized that we could bring different kinds of while fields already in production are expertise to the table to produce something revolutionary,” maturing and encountering issues such said Perry. “The cooperation has resulted in what we believe to as high water cut and low reservoir be the most powerful, efficient, and flexible subsea pump system Robert Perry, pressure. This has driven the available to the market.” FMC Technologies went on to acquire FMC Technologies. installation of subsea processing to DDS in 2009. increase both production and total recoverable reserves. Costin Ifrim, PhD., Manager of Technology, DDS, said that According to Robert Perry, Director of Subsea Processing, while working with companies based in different locations was FMC Technologies, these developments have created a demand a challenge at first, the combined expertise of everyone on the for even more powerful subsea pump systems. “The industry has project team ensured a good result. “Sulzer Pumps has extensive been very clear; they want more energy on the mudline, and I am experience with pumps. At DDS, we have considerable knowledge happy to say that we have the solution,” he said. of PMMs, and FMC Technologies possesses expertise in pumps, systems integration, and boosting stations. All were vital to the Step change in technology project,” he noted. “When you have the opportunity to work with The new solution from FMC Technologies and Sulzer Pumps experts who have a shared vision, communication is easy.” is a helico-axial pump that is powered by a 3.2 MW permanent magnet motor (PMM), capable of withstanding pressures up to 5,000 psi (345 bar). While Perry acknowledges that there are other subsea pumps on the market, none are as powerful or optimized for harsh subsea environments. “The PMM technology requires less maintenance and provides greater speed, efficiency, and power – attributes well suited to subsea multiphase pumps,” he explained. “For the end user, it allows for more operational flexibility in subsea processing.” For FMC Technologies, the development process started in 2008. “The company is perhaps best known for its technical expertise, but I would argue that a core part of our innovation process comes down to our ability to both listen carefully to the customer and anticipate market demand,” Perry stated. “This new pump system is an excellent example of how FMC Technologies has leveraged its in-house expertise while alsoTECHNOLOGY cooperating with other leading companies to turn market demand into game-changing technology.” Sulzer Pumps’ purpose built test facility in Leeds, United Kingdom.12
  • 15. “This new pump system is an excellent Sistema de bombeamento “example of how FMC Technologies has O resultado da cooperação de quatro anos no processo de desenvolvimento entre a FMC Technologies, Direct Drive Systems (atualmente uma unidade “leveraged our in-house expertise while da FMC Technologies) e Sulzer Pumps Ltd. (Bombas Sulzer) resultou no “also cooperating with other leading desenvolvimento de um sistema novo e potente de bombeamento que irá trazer um impacto real no processamento submarino. A nova solução “companies to turn market demand into é uma bomba hélico-axial alimentada por um motor de imã permanente “game-changing technology.”- (MIP) de 3,2 MW, capaz de suportar pressões de até 5.000 psi (345 bar). Robert Perry, diretor de Subsea Processing da FMC Technologies, Robert Perry, Director of Subsea Processing, reconhece a existência de outras bombas submarinas no mercado, porém nenhuma é tão poderosa ou adequada para ambientes submarinos hostis. FMC Technologies. “A tecnologia MIP requer menos manutenção e oferece maior velocidade, eficiência e potência – atributos bem apropriados às bombas submarinas multifase”, acrescentou. “Para o usuário final, isso permite maior flexibilidade operacional no Subsea Processing.”.Qualification and testingIfrim said that the technical challenges faced by the core12-person project team involved testing the motor and pumpunder a variety of conditions. A full‑scale pump systemwas engineered, constructed, and installed at a purpose-builtSulzer Pumps test facility in Leeds, United Kingdom. “There,we could simulate different working conditions and run thepump system at different loads and speeds – a necessary partof the development and qualification process. As we integratedthese new technologies, qualification testing was a lengthy andtime‑consuming process,” he explained. Perry added that in addition to supporting the project 3.2 MW subsea pumpteam’s efforts, the test facility welcomed operational motor developed inpersonnel from other oil companies so they could examine Fullerton, California.a fully operational system in a laboratory setting.“We recognize that we operate in a highly risk-sensitiveindustry that is, by its nature, skeptical of anything new,”he said. “However, by providing existing and potentialcustomers with access to the testing facility, we were ableto demonstrate the power and efficiency of the unit,and make small adjustments based on their feedback.”Scaling upFMC Technologies will begin offering the solutionas an option for new subsea boosting projects withdesign criteria that meet the pump specifications.In the meantime, the project team is alreadyworking to scale the unit up to 6.0 MW.“Product development is not static at FMCTechnologies – it evolves,” explainedPerry. “Our customers face a variety ofchallenges, and by engineering innovativesolutions we add genuine value forour stakeholders. The pump systemproject – and the outstanding result– is a good example of how thisprocess works.” ||||| TECHNOLOGY 13
  • 16. From Sahara to Siberia – one solution for a world of challenges Graham Horn is a man of the world. In fact, he’s a man of around a third of the planet, overseeing a business area that stretches from the sands of the Sahara through to the Eastern-most outer reaches of the former Soviet Union. As FMC Technologies’ Europe, Africa and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Regional Manager, Surface Wellhead, he has one clear vision for this myriad of territories – to deliver world-class service locally, in every region we operate. “When equipment and specialist services to the helps create a sense of continuity, and you look onshore and offshore oil and gas sectors, demonstrates that the company is entering at it that way, from 35 employees to today’s payroll of each territory with serious, long-term yes, it is pretty 600. Horn said that the team’s recipe for ambitions, rather than with a short-term diverse,” laughed success has been simple. “When dealing desire to exploit opportunities. This helps Horn, when with such a diverse area, with diverse gain the trust and loyalty of employees, as asked to run challenges, you need to build a diverse well as the respect of customers. through his area operation. That’s exactly what we’ve “It’s human nature for people to bond of jurisdiction. focused on.” over shared experiences and references,” WellLinked’s Horn added. “So, if we have a Dutch quick question Going local, globally speaking customer, it’s great to have a Graham Horn, regarding The Surface Wellhead division has thrived, Dutch employee that not only knows FMC Technologies. his remit Horn believes, by entering every new his business, but also the latest football resulted in a lengthy answer encompassing territory with a strategy to ‘localize’ itself results! That’s true wherever you go, so 15 different countries, 22 customer support as quickly as possible. “It can be difficult our local focus across diverse markets is bases, and two manufacturing sites, across to parachute staff into a fresh country and a genuine strength.” three continents. Horn’s division operates expect them to succeed,” he stated. “Local in seven different working languages and people understand local culture and business Degrees of change boasts more than 30 different nationalities. culture, and they are essential to building Cultural diversity is one thing, technical Diverse is one word, daunting another. long-lasting relationships.” and environmental diversity another. Not for Horn though… He continued, “There are always Surface Wellhead provides equipment for capable people on the ground and FMC traditional wells with beam pumps and Celebrating diversity Technologies, through dedicated resources, progressive cavity pumps (PCPs), through to Horn has been at the helm of Surface has a good track record of finding them equipment – with capacity to reach pressures Wellhead in Europe, Africa, and CIS for and introducing them to our corporate of 20,000 psi (1,380 bar) – for High Pressure/Business drivers the past 12 years. In that time he and culture and values, as they, in turn, help us High Temperature (HPHT) wells that operate his core management team have built a to adapt and prosper in theirs.” both onshore and offshore. This broad range division from the ground up, providing Horn explains that recruiting local talent of technology has to work within a spectrum14
  • 17. of the most extreme environmental conditions imaginable. As Hornexplained, “Our people and equipment could be operating in 122°F Europe, Africa, and CIS Surface Wellhead Operations(50°C) in the Sahara, or in -76°F (-60°C) at Novy Urengoy, in NorthernSiberia. That affects not just our people, but also the technology itself.” Customer support Manufacturing In extreme conditions of -76°F (-60°C), most things freeze, even Algeria – Hassi-Messaoud and Algiers France – Senscontrol fluids, meaning that ordinary hydraulic oil cannot be used Cameroon – Douala Italy – Collecchioin control panels. An array of specialized needs must be taken into Chad – Koméconsideration, such as different lagging, different protection seals, Working languages Congo – Pointe Noireand even different types of steel – certain steels become too brittle Arabic Egypt – Cairoat colder temperatures, necessitating the use of special grades. France – Sens Dutch “With our local knowledge, and the global expertise of FMC English Gabon – Port GentilTechnologies, we understand these unique challenges and offer Frenchcustomers design solutions that suit their particular environments. Italy – Milan ItalianThat, when combined with outstanding customer service, is a huge Kazakhstan – Aktau and Atyrau Norwegiancompetitive advantage,” noted Horn. Netherlands – Schoonebeek Russian Nigeria – Port Harcourt and LagosFuture promise Norway – Stavanger and BergenThis combination of technical mastery and local knowledge has Russia – Moscow, Novy Urengoy,paid dividends across Horn’s division, as new countries are and Sakhalin Island Map keyentered and teams are established to service specialized needs. Tunisia – Tunis Customer support siteHorn cites Kazakhstan as a success story typical of this approach. UK – Aberdeen and Dunfermline Manufacturing siteHis first visit was in 1999, leading to an established base four yearslater, and a current staff of 50. This team initially focused on theKashagan offshore fields and is now involved with a number ofadditional projects. He sees future growth in potential shale gas plays in Ukraine,Europe, and North Africa. He also sees growth opportunities atoffshore oil and gas platforms in Russia, where FMC Technologies’established expertise can pay dividends for companies looking toexploit new opportunities. Regardless of where such developments take place, Horn isadamant that Surface Wellhead’s strategy will stay the same. “We will continue to provide staff who understand the localculture, the markets, the industry and, most importantly, who Busiprovide outstanding service support. Wherever our customersare, and no matter what the temperature is, we will be there to ness drivsupport them!” concluded Horn. ||||| ers 15
  • 18. Ready to serve – Subsea Services is set to go “By evolving our Subsea Services business, it will be possible to create customer success and achieve our growth objectives.” This is how Tore Halvorsen, Senior Vice President, Subsea Technologies, FMC Technologies, views the significance of the Subsea Services business to the company. In this edition, we turn the spotlight on our Asia-Pacific Middle East (APME) and Western Region (WR) operations. We will conclude our regional focus with a feature on the Eastern Region (ER) and Brazil in the next edition of WellLinked. APME in focus and rental tooling. Richard Buckenham, Head of Subsea Services, APME, is “We would like to enhance these activities by offering an aware that FMC Technologies’ future business growth in the region integrated life-of-field approach, as well as having more of a is dependent on securing subsea services contracts with customers. role in intervention and engineering. Production optimization Success will require effort from all areas of the company – people, and asset management should also be on our agenda,” facilities, and business processes – to ensure customers recognize the said Buckenham. value of being able to access the same technologies, expertise, and The challenge is to prove that APME can provide resources that has made FMC Technologies the leading supplier of comprehensive asset management services to customers. “The Subsea Production Systems and will now make us the provider of issue for the region is how and where we begin this process. choice for subsea services. We have to demonstrate competency in delivering these new services. This is, however, difficult to do at the moment as we A cultural transformation currently do not have a full service contract – that includes these Subsea Services is all about people. FMC Technologies is new service offerings – with an operator in the region. We do successfully building a service culture, but this takes time. have the knowledge, so it is ultimately up to us to deliver to the Today, in APME, the company is recognized as an equipment market,” explained Buckenham. designer and manufacturer rather than a service provider. To address this, APME will need to embed the service culture Current operations into its DNA, through the implementation of targeted training Today, the service activities in APME are split into three and development of all employees, where needed. APME will geographic areas of operation – Australia, China, and Southeast also need to leverage the expertise in other regions, particularly Asia. This enables the company to be local to the customer in activities in the North Sea, where FMC Technologies has terms of resources and people. successfully worked with operators such as ExxonMobil, Shell, Across these three areas there are differences in maturity and and Total. politics, Buckenham explained. “Our customers rightly want us to In terms of subsea services, APME is currently providing have service bases situated nearby, but there are clear distinctions maintenance management and storage, standard installation in their needs. China, for example, is looking for local content support services, and support of the drilling product line partners and a company that can provide comprehensive advicespotlight16
  • 19. Richard Buckenham, FMC Technologies. APME Subsea Services team at the Henderson base in Perth, Australia.and guidance – crucial elements for a developing territory. Future prospectsWhereas Malaysia has strong government influence and speed A major challenge within the energy services sector is to retainof service is important; we need to be able to be responsive people – a challenge shared by FMC Technologies. “Operatorswherever we are.” recognize the benefits of recruiting our staff, so it would help He continued, “In Australia, we are largely dependent on us instead to work with them to stop this from, procurement, and construction (EPC) projects Working with the operators will provide employees of FMCexpanding – we need to do more than simply support equipment Technologies with greater opportunities and interesting projectsinstallations. There is not, as yet, much demand coming from to work on, thereby supporting our retention efforts,” commentedthem in terms of services; however there are indications of Buckenham. “In terms of advantages for the operator, we believegrowth in the country. The signs are there.” we are cost-effective and can bring the latest technologies to life- of-field activities. We can also leverage best practices from acrossMaximizing opportunities our business to bring the latest and most effective subsea servicesIdeally, FMC Technologies is looking to enter into service solutions – including standardization – to the customer.”contracts with the oil industry majors and other operators with 240 individuals presently work in Subsea Services in APME,whom we already have relationships with. This could mean big and given the significant opportunities for growth FMCinternational customers in other regions that are seeking new Technologies continues to invest ahead of demand. It is importantsubsea services and support in APME. Asset management is an that the company demonstrates local knowledge of the operators’obvious place to start, Buckenham explained. “Most of the majors business and our people have the right service mindset.realize that looking after equipment is not a core activity, and that Buckenham is confident about the prospects for the region. “I amthey can leave this to us. Their focus is to maximize recovery and extremely excited about what we can achieve here. We have a greatoptimize production.” opportunity as we mature from a traditional hardware business to He added that “In order to meet these requirements we must a fully-fledged, full-service organization. I am sure that this processbuild customer confidence in FMC Technologies’ subsea services will continue to bring us ongoing success.” |||||offerings. It is necessary to form a close and open relationship sowe can understand their production rates and know about theirreliability issues.” S po tlight 17
  • 20. Nils-Petter Sivertsen, FMC Technologies. Testing of a Riserless Light Well Intervention (RLWI) stack. Deployment of Completion Workover System. WESTERN REGION in focus significant and how fast we grow is up to us,” said Sivertsen. Today, FMC Technologies’ Western Region (WR) and Eastern Subsea Services operations in the United States are managed from Region (ER) are the most mature within the business when it comes three locations in Houston. The TC Jester facility is the main office; to subsea services. Nils-Petter Sivertsen, Director, Subsea Services, the Hardy Road facility consists of warehouses and workshops; and Western Region, explained why subsea services is set to grow in his the World Houston facility is primarily a warehouse, with workshop region. “The opportunities for further growth are exceptional as facilities for mobilization and demobilization of equipment. customers recognize the benefits that outsourced services can bring The St. Johns facility in Canada supports operations in-country, them. FMC Technologies can also benefit from the number of and new facilities are currently being developed to support future ‘traditional’ hardware customers in the region – tapping into this growth in this territory. WR Subsea Services also has operations large resource as the services business expands.” and bases in Africa – Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, and Nigeria – and will, in the near future, further expand its operations on Strong foundations this continent. During the last two years, WR has established a solid foundation for future growth within traditional and new platforms. These platforms ‘Cradle to the grave’ philosophy will serve as the building blocks for the life-of-field service partner There are five platforms within Subsea Services – Installation model. “This region is a little different from the others. For a start, Services, Asset Management Services, Production Optimization, we have more customers – both large and small. This creates a more Equipment Intervention Services, and Well Access Services. While WR complex operation when responding to the various requirements is presently active in some of these, it will be widening its scope to and customers’ structures. Our success is measured by our ability to cover all platforms in the near future. “The philosophy has been respond to challenges and our capacity to undertake planned and to define customer requirements and deliver customer success on unplanned work. We have invested in new Subsea Services facilities our current offerings before the introduction of new products and in Houston, and we will continue to expand. The market potential is services. However, we are now in a position to offer an integratedspotlight18
  • 21. Completion Workover System prior to partnership with our customers,” outlined Sivertsen. appreciate their professionalism and presence. They expect us to“We know our products and we can manage these efficiently find the best solutions and we are delivering on, and often exceeding,– especially when we are in full control of the products and their expectations.”services from the cradle to the grave.” In the 10 years that Sivertsen has been with FMC Technologies, The subsea services market is growing and FMC Technologies is the Subsea Services business has grown significantly. He notesideally placed to benefit from this. The company will continue to that there is now a better company-wide understanding of whattake the necessary steps to ensure that our operations are prepared the Subsea Services business is all about. He believes there is also ato support this growth, and that FMC Technologies is positioned to realization of the differences in cultures within Subsea Services andoffer the best subsea services to the customer. those within engineering, procurement and construction (EPC). “FMC Technologies is investing significantly in the business andExceptional people, different culture the growth has been remarkable. The needs for a successful servicesSivertsen added that the Subsea Services life-of-field partner business are different from that of EPC projects. The culture isapproach will develop further and be realized through FMC different, the requirements of the employees are different, and theTechnologies’ exceptional people. “We have to recruit the best customer expectations are different. We need to recruit specificallypeople and we need a diverse pool of talent. Within WR, our aim for the subsea services environment. FMC Technologies is on theis to have more Service Technicians with offshore experience right track. Anything is possible,” concluded Sivertsen. |||||working as part of our onshore teams – traditionally the technicianswould have only been a part of the offshore team. We have to We will continue our regional focus with a feature oncontinue to work collaboratively with our customers and should the Eastern Region and Brazil in the fourth quarter editionbe involved in their day-to-day operations. This will enable us tooffer the best solutions. Today, we already have employees working of our customers’ environment and we can see that our customers S po tlight 19
  • 22. Subsea Services Operations Asia-Pacific Middle East Subsea service bases Australia – Perth China – Shekou Malaysia – Labuan Singapore – Singapore Subsea manufacturing sites Malaysia – Nusajaya (regional) Nusajaya (global) Pasir Gudang Singapore – Singapore Working languages Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Malaysia English Mandarin Map key Service base Manufacturing site Western Region Subsea service bases Africa – Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, and Nigeria Canada – St. Johns Unites States – Houston yy TC Jester yy Hardy Road facility yy World Houston Subsea manufacturing sites United States – Houston Working languages English Norwegian Spanishspotlight20
  • 23. Subsea Services nas regiõesÁsia-Pacífico e Oriente Médio Região OcidentalA Richard Buckenham, Chefe de Subsea Nesse meio tempo, nos últimos doisServices, Ásia-Pacífico e Oriente Médio anos a Região Ocidental estabeleceu(APME) da FMC Technologies, tem uma fundação sólida para o crescimentoconsciência de que o futuro crescimento futuro com plataformas tradicionais eda empresa na região depende do novas de serviços. Estas plataformasfechamento de contratos de serviços servirão como componentes básicos parasubmarinos com clientes. O êxito exigirá o ciclo de vida do modelo de parceria noesforço de todos os funcionários para serviço de campo integrado.garantir que os clientes reconheçam Nils-Petter Sivertsen, diretor deo valor de ter acesso às mesmas Subsea Services da Região Oeste datecnologias, experiências e recursos que FMC Technologies, comentou: “Nossolevaram a FMC Technologies a liderar o sucesso é medido pela nossa capacidadefornecimento de Sistemas de Produção de resposta aos muitos desafios e nossaSubmarinas e ser o provedor preferido capacidade para o trabalho planejadoem Subsea Services. e não planejado. Temos investido em Na região APME, a FMC Technologies novas instalações de Subsea Servicesestá buscando firmar contratos com em Houston e daremos continuidade àas maiores empresas da indústria nossa expansão. O potencial do mercadopetrolífera e outros operadores com os é significativo e a rapidez de nossoquais já se relaciona. Isso pode significar crescimento está em nossas mãos.”grandes clientes internacionais em Os negócios em Subsea Servicesoutras regiões que estão necessitando de cresceram substancialmente nos últimosSubsea Services e suporte na APME. 10 anos, desde que a Sivertsen se uniu Atualmente, 240 pessoas trabalham à FMC Technologies. “A empresa estáem Subsea Services na região APME e, investindo significativamente nosdevido às oportunidades significativas negócios e o crescimento tem sidopara o crescimento, a FMC Technologies marcante. Estamos no caminho certo,continua a investir antes da demanda. portanto, tudo é possível”, explicouÉ importante que a empresa demonstre Sivertsen.conhecimento local dos negócios dosoperadores e que seus funcionáriostenham a postura de serviço correta. S po tlight 21
  • 24. Tubing innovation allows trees to blossom in Asia-Pacific In this edition, WellLinked takes a look at an example of a best practice initiated to reduce subsea tree build time. This has resulted in a standardized manufacturing process that drastically cut the production timeline for installing hydraulic tubing without compromising quality. Growing global demand for FMC Technologies’ subsea trees while the tree is on its critical path. It also meant tubes could not be is fueling a drive to build the company’s production capacity. manufactured in advance, thereby restricting the production of tubes John Boyd, Director, Well Completion Systems, FMC Technologies, for subsequent trees.” This entire process took an average of 19 days is at the forefront of an effort to achieve a standard 21-day high-bay and was a major contributor to the build time of a tree. cycle time for trees and to increase workflow efficiency across the Well Completion Systems (WCS) production bases. In 2011, Boyd Bending the rules set out his future goals, stating, “I want to see an environment where In 2009, FMC Technologies’ Integrated Value Engineering (IVE) modules are presented to the (subsea tree) high-bay flow and ‘snap group started examining the idea of introducing 3D modeling together’ in the proposed cycle time.” to hydraulic tubing globally – a practice that had already been pioneered at FMC Technologies in Kongsberg, Norway. This would The problem with ‘plumbing’ allow tubes to be designed up front, pre-bent off the critical path, Installing hydraulic tubing (often referred to as the ‘plumbing’) and installed as a modular component thereby reducing high-bay within trees is a fundamental, but traditionally time-consuming cycle time. In parallel, IVE’s Control Tubing Best Practice team began element of the production process. Andrew Yong, Subsea Assembly discussions with UK-based vendor Unison regarding the firm’s Manager, WCS, FMC Technologies, Singapore, describes the tubes Electric Bending System (EBS) – a fully automated solution for tube as “the nervous system of the trees.” When explaining the previously bending. The EBS machine was delivered to FMC Technologies in painstaking process of tube bending and installation, Yong said, Dunfermline in August 2010. “FMC Technologies has traditionally relied on skilled contractors At this stage, this pre-bending concept had yet to be tested to plan the routes of the tubes through the trees. This has to be outside Eastern Region. Yong therefore jumped at the opportunity done when the first-article tree is semi-built, adding to build time to transfer this best practice to FMC Technologies in Singapore. David MacFarlane, Director of Operations, Asia-Pacific – Subsea Systems, (center) at the official opening of the CNC Tube Bending Workshop. Below and right: Electric Bending System (EBS) machine in situ.Best practice22
  • 25. Inovação em tubulação na região Ásia-Pacífico 19 dias. A FMC Technologies Cingapura iniciou um projeto- piloto, como exemplo de melhores práticas, para reduzir o A crescente demanda global pelas árvores submarinas da tempo desta construção. Esta melhor prática reduziu o tempo FMC Technologies está impulsionando a implementação da de construção para 5 dias, utilizando o modelo 3D e o Sistema capacidade produtiva da empresa. Em particular, existe um de Arco Elétrico (EBS) para a solução de automatização total esforço contínuo para atingir a meta do tempo do ciclo padrão do arqueamento de tubos sem comprometer a qualidade. de 21 dias para árvores submarinas. Até o presente momento, A FMC Technologies instalou seis das máquinas EBS no a maior parte do tempo foi utilizada na instalação de mundo inteiro, otimizando a padronização do processo de tubulações hidráulicas dentro das árvores, que levou em média produção em toda a empresa.Consistent results Investing in excellenceIn March 2011, Yong and his team initiated a pre‑bending pilot As a result of the pilot, Singapore ordered its own EBS machine,project on eight trees for China National Offshore Oil Corporation which was delivered in June 2012. On a global scale, Unison’s(CNOOC). Jas Ng, Hydraulics Engineer, FMC Technologies, machines have now also been bought for FMC Technologies’ basesSingapore, collaborated with Dunfermline to utilize their EBS in Houston, United States; Luanda, Angola; Bergen, Norway; andequipment and with Kongsberg to undertake 3D modeling of the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This gives all six production centers (includingtrees and route the tubes. Dunfermline, Scotland) a standardized manufacturing process. The advantages were immediately clear. “Apart from the time As for Yong and his team, they will shortly be using theirsaving of pre-bending and rapid installation, the machine negates machine on trees for Woodside’s Greater Western Flank project,possible human error and fatigue. This, consistently, produces situated off the North West coast of Australia.tubing to a high specification. It is a zero defect (ZD) capable “FMC Technologies is evolving by collaborating globally toprocess,” stated Yong. share best practice. This not only gives consistency, but the results The subsequent results were impressive. Installation of the are also better and faster. Singapore is completely aligned withcontrol tubing on the critical path fell from the usual 19 days to this drive,” concluded Yong. |||||just five, with a standardized process and consistent quality.“That was enough to convince everyone of the value ofpre‑bending,” noted Yong. Best practice 23
  • 26. Subsea product lines – optimized for global subsea performance FMC Technologies’ five subsea product lines represent an execution engine driving best-in-class operational support, global products, and supply chain performance. WellLinked recently talked to Steve Barrett, Global Subsea Product Line Director, FMC Technologies, to get an update on the company’s subsea product line organization, now 24 months in the making. ‘Global’ is a major word in Barrett’s team’s achieving our goals through the implementation subsea vocabulary. In fact, no other word of high performance global standardization for our has been used so much when talking about products and processes,” said Barrett. FMC Technologies’ subsea execution. Add it on to words like operations, products, planning, Global leverage standards, sourcing, portfolio, collaboration, Driving the company’s vision is the desire to leverage and manufacturing, and the company’s its subsea business on a global basis and strengthen subsea vision for its product lines capabilities to meet global demand. Positioning the becomes very clear. product lines under one global umbrella has benefitted “The FMC Technologies’ subsea the subsea business tremendously, and will ensure product line organizational that FMC Technologies will create customer success by strategy is completely improving execution performance. aligned with, and is a key Standardization and becoming one global execution enabler for, our subsea engine, instead of operating from four regional offices, growth strategy. has boosted operational efficiency. It has also meant We are that the company has become better aligned with customer needs. Barrett views the company’s product lines as one of the key enablers in providing clients with one face, one standard, and one specification on a global basis. Customers are demanding a more streamline approach as today’s way of doing business, making standardization absolutely key to future growth within the industry.Business drivers24
  • 27. “FMC Technologies now has a true picture of demand and“capacity on a global basis. We’ve achieved better alignment“through technology with the focus on product lines, and we“can now implement global processes and standards.”Steve Barrett, Global Subsea Product Line Director,FMC Technologies.Major subsea accomplishments Achieving a milestoneThere have been some major accomplishments during the past In Barrett’s opinion, FMC Technologies now possesses the capabilitytwo‑year Subsea Reorganization plan. Barrett was quick to pinpoint to implement and execute global standards and strategies, and thatthis and views these as directly relating to the strength and is a significant milestone. Completing a two-year focus on organizingcommitment of FMC Technologies employee base. product lines has aligned the company’s technology and products “Our teams are making the organizational structure work; significantly, and has developed a fundamental capability tothey understand the vision and drivers, and I see them working implement and execute globally. Through the network of regionalacross the entire organization as one team with one goal,” he said, operations management and global manufacturing we will continue toadding that implementing such a global organizational template maximize sharing of standards and global best practice. “We haven’thas been a huge undertaking and a major accomplishment. totally arrived yet, though. There is still some way to go in knocking Despite the scale of the task, the Subsea Reorganization has out a robust planning process and putting it to full use,” noted Barrett.resulted in obvious benefits, with the clear management of the The company is in the final stages of the Subsea Reorganization,product lines and aggregation of market demand giving the so it is now time to start talking in terms of execution. The successbusiness a true global picture of the subsea sector and its capacity. of the vision for the product lines existing under one streamlined Planning has been, and will continue to be, a critical factor umbrella will ultimately be judged by its execution, and that meansin the Subsea Reorganization. It determines how we meet the on-time delivery of reliable and robust products and and where the company’s subsea product lines are going “Our goal is to utilize capacity efficiently, wherever it resides,in the short- and long-term and, moreover, how the company is and to maximize our opportunities. Standardization is imperativegoing to get there. Operating with an integrated planning system to our global vision and the cornerstone to achieving our goals.– inclusive of sales and operations planning, global demand Every day we contribute to customer success through best in classmanagement, and integrated project planning – is the backbone people, quality, technology, products, and operations. We haveof FMC Technologies’ subsea execution. These improvements definitely become a subsea leader with the capacity to deliveryin standardization and synchronization of projects and globally with one face to our customers. Now it’s time to lookproduction scheduling prior to demand, has put the company at our execution and ensure that our reorganization delivers inahead of the curve. practice,” concluded Barrett. ||||| Busi ness driv ers 25
  • 28. Brazil Clad Welding wins Quality Award Established in 2010, FMC Technologies’ Clad Welding Improvement team in Brazil, consisting of the Clad Welding group and the newly formed Welding Application Engineering group, has overcome more than a decade of quality ups and downs within clad welding. In recognition of this achievement, FMC Technologies awarded the team the prestigious 2012 Quality Award. FMC Technologies’ Clad Welding regions, we were disappointed that we the machine shop. The Clad Welding group group in Brazil is absolutely vital to could not sustain our progress over the and the Welding Application Engineering delivering a quality product by working longer term. We needed a permanent group joined forces to develop a sustainable to ensure that pressure vessel components solution,” said Jose Osuna, Director of improvement process for clad welding and can withstand up to 25 years of service Operations, FMC Technologies, Brazil. formed the Clad Welding Improvement team. in a hostile subsea environment. They “The team focused on producing a clear accomplish this by depositing thin layers Organizing for improvement definition of requirements and absolute of a corrosion-resistant alloy on these In 2010, as the global roll-out of the adherence, better prevention, and components. The group, however, has company’s quality transformation maintaining an active, ongoing dialog with struggled with low quality levels, high progressed, the Brazilian leadership team internal suppliers and customers,” said Pinto. rework costs, and delivery delays since was determined to organize for improve- “Our activities centered around five primary it started operations in 1999 with just ment. They established a new Welding areas that ranged from design through to three machines. Application Engineering group led by Fabio operator training and inspection processes. In 2004, with new clad welding machines Pinto, Welding Application Engineering The first focus area – design for manufacturing on order and a significant expansion Manager, to develop practices that would and assembly – promotes integration between planned, FMC Technologies in Brazil drive sustainable improvement of major key the design and production areas,” explained engaged the Global Welding Council and performance indicators (KPIs) and instill a Pinto. “This integration reduced defects caused started benchmarking work with the FMC zero defect (ZD) mindset in the weld shop. by design errors and had the added benefit of Technologies’ Clad Welding group in Both the quality transformation and saving time and money because we needed Dunfermline. Welding operators from Brazil the establishment of this specialized team fewer detailed drawings and less deposited went to Scotland for on-the-job training, presented a prime opportunity to Impact weld material.” and engineers were brought over from Quality (IQ) within clad welding. Achieving A second focus area – welding process Dunfermline to support the birth of a new a permanent solution promised significant and technology – involved identifying production area, which now consists of savings in the price of nonconformance technology development process needs and 12 machines and 46 employees. (PONC) as well as reductions in delays and ensuring that all devices and accessories “At the time, the quality indicators showed late deliveries that occurred when the needed for welding were developed, designed, significant short-term improvement, but need to rework parts interrupted the flow and purchased concurrently with the design. despite the support we got from other and sequence of production processes in The improvement team also worked with With no productive hours spent repairing defects, Brazil’s Clad Welding group scored 100 percent on the Global Welding Quality Index (below) for three consecutive months. From left: Brazil’s Clad Welding team; Jose Osuna and Fabio Pinto, 100.00% 99.00% 98.00% 97.00% QUALITY INDEX 96.00% 95.00% 94.00% 93.00% 92.00%Stepping up 91.00% 90.00%26 MONTHS
  • 29. Clad do Brasil ganha o Quality Award para impactar a qualidade. O grupo A recém-criada Engenharia de Aplicação superou mais de uma década de altos de Soldagem, atuando em parceria O Grupo de Soldagem de Revestimento do e baixos nos índices de qualidade para com a Produção, direcionou as ações Brasil (Clad), responsável pela deposição economizar cerca de US$ 200 mil em de melhoria criando uma mentalidade de uma liga metálica resistente à corrosão custos de retrabalho em 2011, reduzir de zero defeito que incluiu: definição que possibilita que componentes sujeitos a ocorrência de QN´s em mais de 60%, clara e adesão absoluta aos requisitos, à pressão trabalhem por até 25 anos em aumentar a eficiência produtiva em melhor prevenção e a manutenção de ambientes hostis de águas profundas, 30% e ganhar o disputado Quality diálogo ativo com os fornecedores e aproveitou uma excelente oportunidade Awards de 2012. clientes internos. human resources to analyze and upgrade increase in the efficiency of production operator training. They optimized inspection orders, and a reduction in project budgeted activities and incorporated continuous clad welding costs. The improved efficiency improvement into the welding process. has also increased our production capacity “Now the Process Operators have assumed with no new machinery so that we can direct accountability and closely monitor continue to expand production without their own work to verify if there is a need for unnecessary additional capital investments.” design improvements. If improvements are “Not only do the improvements support needed, we implement them immediately to the success of our internal customers prevent repeated errors,” said Pinto. who rely on the efficient supply of parts for machining, but the lower clad welding costs Delivering better quality and also mean higher profit margins,” added increasing productivity Osuna. “We are excited about our progress By the end of 2011, after implementing and proud to be in a position to actively the improvements, the Clad Welding collaborate and share our learnings with group in Brazil had shown dramatic and other sites.” sustained quality improvements. Greater Team members, in addition to Pinto standardization and better prevention have and Osuna, are: Alexandre Carrilho, tripled the time between occurrences of Marco Vinicius, and Victor Tamy, Weld nonconformances, reducing incidents by Engineers; Julio Resende, Weld Inspection more than 60 percent, and cutting rework Supervisor; Rafael Flores, Process costs by USD 200,000 in 2011. Technician; Murilo Santos, Design Drafter; “Even better, the quality improvements Paulo Sérgio, Production Manager, and the were not achieved at the expense of Clad Production team; Nelito Fachetti, productivity,” said Osuna. “Instead, the same Manufacturing Director; and actions that reduced defects have increased Paulo Abel Kligerman, productivity as measured by shorter Quality and HSE standard clad welding times, a 30 percent Director. |||||FMC Technologies; Clad welding in action. St epping up 27
  • 30. Global ambitions for our light well intervention business Established in 2003, FMC Technologies’ Well Intervention Services (WIS) has evolved from an initial pilot project with 10 employees, to its current position as a business unit with 150 employees. Having successfully proven the technology in the North Sea, WIS is now ready to expand its services globally. The vision is to make FMC Technologies the leading provider of light well intervention services worldwide. Light well the initial RLWI solution. Instead of a rig, RLWI intervention required a much smaller, mono-hull vessel (LWI) is comprised to successfully perform most of the intervention of Riserless Light tasks that were being accomplished from a rig at Well Intervention the time. This resulted in a reduction in time and (RLWI) and cost, compared to semi-submersible drilling rigs Riser-based Light or drillships. Well Intervention. An intervention Reshaping the business model is a process Although a pilot project with Statoil in 2003 was performed on an a success, operators were not ready to put the Bjarne Neumann, existing subsea system into production, so FMC Technologies FMC Technologies. well to provide established a group of specialized people to well diagnostics and to manage and enhance help break into the LWI market, forming FMC the production of the well. The market Technologies initial WIS project team. “This resulted began developing in 1999, when escalating in a dedicated resource whose task it was to develop day rates for rigs provided the challenge and the RLWI concept with the aim of encouraging and opportunity to expand the scope of receiving customer commitment,” stated Bjarne interventions. This led FMC Technologies to Neumann, Director of Well Intervention Services, develop, in conjunction with Statoil, FMC Technologies. Riserless Light Well Intervention (RLWI) system.Business drivers28
  • 31. “We would not have been capable of developing such an advanced system“without our strong product group and system competence.”-Bjarne Neumann, Director of Well Intervention Services, FMC Technologies. At the time, the traditional customer service model that existed Subsea installed baseto perform intervention services required operators to managemultiple service contractors. This model was beginning to be Producing subsea wells Average age of wellsrecognized by the industry as both costly and inconvenient. 1,635To address these concerns, WIS entered into an alliance with a 9.5 yearsvessel partner and a downhole wireline company. This alliance 681offered an integrated service partner model, based on an 6.2 yearsall‑inclusive day rate, in which customers were only charged for 896 346productive work. This meant that if any of the partners were 5.3 years 7.4 years 861on downtime, no operator payments were made (also known as 9.1 years‘off hire’). This new approach encouraged service providers tocooperate and work together as a team to achieve customer success.As Neumann explained, this was very positive. “FMC Technologies Source: Quest Offshore Resources, perfectly suited to this model because it rewards companieswith a competent workforce, robust products, and strong operators on the “spot market” for the rest of the year.service organizations.” By early 2012, having observed BP and Statoil’s successful use The integrated service partner model incentivizes service of the RLWI system, FMC Technologies had signed with tenproviders to streamline processes such as maintenance and different customers and at present are working with six of theserecertification, in order to avoid downtime or off hire. This cost (BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Nexen Inc., Statoil, and Shell).is then shared by all of the alliance partners on the vessel, rather All three systems are now rented out at full utilization. With thethan itemized and charged to individual contractors, reducing average age of a subsea well in the North Sea approaching tenbureaucracy and increasing shared ownership. years, the demand for intervention services will continue to grow. As operators look to maximize recovery and extend life-of-field,Subsea technology expertise through reduced time and cost, LWI is poised for growth. With aTo provide a good service, robust technology is needed. One proven business model and technology, WIS is responding to thatimportant lesson from the early days of RLWI was that the umbilical growth and is ready to develop beyond the North Sea.system was extremely exposed – in terms of fatigue and tension– because the smaller mono-hull vessel moved more in an ocean Major global opportunityenvironment than a rig. Neumann believes a vessel-based service will continue to To improve the ability of the umbilical system to perform in significantly reduce costs to operators. “Rig costs are high, whichstrong currents, its size was reduced. A control package, similar encourages operators to opt for lower cost solutions such as ourto that used on a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), was also WIS technologies,” he stated.implemented. A hydraulic system was positioned on the subsea Global expenditure on well intervention is expected to growunit, and the power and signals were generated from the surface. 25 percent annually, from 2012 – 2016. The oldest wells inAn integrated control room was also established to enable better operation are located in the North Sea, but with wells in othercommunication between the crane, wireline, and ROV operators. regions also ageing and production declining, the demand for FMC Technologies’ expertise in subsea technology has enabled it intervention services is projected to grow globally. Neumann saidto develop a system that provided the company with a competitive that while FMC Technologies is well positioned to take advantageadvantage. “We would not have been capable of developing such of this opportunity, it should not be complacent. “Our technologyan advanced system without our strong product group and system is proven and we are ready to roll it out globally, but it will take acompetence,” stated Neumann. strong commitment from the other regions for the company to be equally successful in their offshore basins,” asserted Neumann.Building trust FMC Technologies is currently ahead of the market, but it isAfter modifying its business model, WIS successfully landed a vital that the company develops the capability to take on the leadcontract with Statoil in 2006. FMC Technologies then invested contractor role. “We need to keep driving the technology or we riskin two new RLWI systems. This brought the total number of our competitors catching up. I would also like to see the companysystems to three, and by 2009 Statoil was operating two of these. develop a deepwater system to take advantage of well intervention BusiBP was operating the third west of the Shetland Islands, with usage opportunities in West Africa, the Gulf of Mexico, and Brazil.restricted to 90 days of the year, due to weather conditions. Once Hard work and continuous improvement is what it’s all about,” ness drivBP completed its use, the third system was then rented out to other concluded Neumann. ||||| ers 29
  • 32. The EDGE – a year on In this edition of WellLinked, we talk to Chris Bartlett, Director of Learning Infrastructure and Knowledge Management, FMC Technologies, and take a look at The EDGE – our knowledge sharing community – as well as some success stories since its launch. Officially launched in creative ways. Through these examples we have July 2011, The EDGE seen just how effective The EDGE can be. Managers has over 7,300 members (as are now realizing the benefits that result from their this edition of WellLinked employees not duplicating work. The next phase of went to print). Roughly The EDGE will include more functionality and more 30 percent of users belong networks of employees collaborating globally.” to more than one network – which typically have Building a team from scratch 200 to 250 members. The Fredrik Glette, Global Manager, MPS Core Components, number of networks has also based in Kongsberg, Norway, started using The EDGE grown from three, at launch, very early on. To encourage adoption and use, Glette Chris Bartlett, to nearly 40 today. Bartlett stopped using email for important announcements and FMC Technologies. instead posted information on The EDGE. He used the encourages anyone who has previously searched for an appropriate network a ‘push’ functionality to notify network members, and year ago but hasn’t checked recently, to take another gradually The EDGE became his group’s first destination look. “If you still cannot find a suitable network,” for information, documents, and discussions. he added, “you can start one yourself. It is simple and At the time, Glette’s team was revamping FMC very rewarding.” Technologies’ subsea supplier quality systems. The basic premise of The EDGE remains He posted an article about Boeing’s equivalent system unchanged – it is a community of networks that and invited network members to discuss. “I was provides users with easy access to the collective amazed by the response,” recalled Glette. “The EDGE knowledge and experience that exists across the enabled us to reach a wide audience, harness their company. One of the main reasons for initiating The ideas, and bring them into the development of our EDGE was to encourage process operators in various quality process.” parts of the business to share and discuss solutions The EDGE’s discussion board facilitated a high level to practical problems. “In this respect, The EDGE has of collaboration. “Had I emailed this article,” explainedStepping up been overwhelmingly positive,” explained Bartlett. Glette, “I would have been the only one getting the “We have also seen it used in some unexpected and responses. That’s how The EDGE helps; it makes30
  • 33. information available to everyone who owned such software,” recalled Fyfe.needs it.” In addition, Glette noted, “people “Our network members now realize thatwho want to learn about supplier quality The EDGE doesn’t cost them time,systems will be able to search for and find it saves them time.”that information in the future.” Glette also recommends that other Looking to the futuremanagers get on The EDGE. “It is perfect After its initial success, Bartlett hopesfor communicating to a large audience to build on The EDGE to create a fullyand it is much simpler than you think. integrated organic learning environment.Get online and try it out.” “Essentially, this is about trying to provide an environment where employees can learnThe power of one more quickly and become, for example, The EDGE“Chris Fyfe,” said Bartlett, “is a great example a senior engineer in three years rather – Um ano de vidaof one employee using The EDGE to drive than five,” he said. Bartlett envisions eachefficiencies through utilizing capacity, and employee starting the day by opening a Lançado em julho de 2011, atualmenteultimately, reducing cost.” portal, rather than an inbox. “It’s about The EDGE conta com mais de 7.000 Last year, Fyfe, CAD Team Lead, based creating a centralized and customizable membros. Cerca de 30 por cento dosin Dunfermline, Scotland, successfully portal with relevant emails, discussion usuários pertencem a mais de umaapplied for the coordinator’s role on points, selected widgets, and other relevant rede – que normalmente possui entreThe EDGE’s Design Drafting network. material. In my opinion, this should be 200 e 250 membros. O número de“I knew straight away that The EDGE the future.” redes também cresceu de três, na épocawould benefit our company. Every day, do lançamento, para cerca de 40 nosin FMC Technologies’ offices around the To access The EDGE, simply click on dias atuais. Esta comunidade de redesworld, employees solve problems and hold “Knowledge Sharing – FMC’s tool for oferece aos usuários facilidade de acessointeresting discussions. But so much of global collaboration” on the global ao conhecimento e experiência coletivathat knowledge never leaves that office, FMC Technologies main menu or go to para toda a empresa. Um dos principaisgroup, or individual’s head. The EDGE ||||| motivos para o lançamento do Theenables us to share information EDGE foi para encorajar os operadoresglobally so that we can all benefit,” de processo de vários setores deexplained Fyfe. negócios a compartilharem e discutirem A recent example of this global soluções para problemas práticos.communication, which resulted Agora os executivos também estãoin a Design Drafting network percebendo os benefícios que resultammember saving the company na não-duplicação de trabalhos parathousands of dollars. “The member seus funcionários. A próxima fase dowas going to buy software for the The EDGE incluirá mais funcionalidadedigital mark-up of drawings but e redes de funcionários colaborando dewas informed by an employee forma global. Stfrom a different region, via The epping upEDGE, that the company already From left: Fredrik Glette and Chris Fyfe, FMC Technologies. 31
  • 34. From ship to shore José da Gama António (Tony da Gama to friends and colleagues), FMC Technologies’ Manufacturing Coordinator in Luanda, Angola, considers working on a drillship the best offshore education one could hope for. This experience, combined with the theoretical knowledge he gained while studying mechanical engineering in university and through FMC Technologies courses, has provided him a foundation on which to build a promising career. The offshore industry in Angola promised big opportunities non‑destructive testing, radiographic interpretation, compression for José da Gama António and his high school friends, and like fitting, and hydraulic control lines cleanliness. many bright students he went down this path. After graduating high António was also pushing himself to keep improving his use of school in 2000, he took a one-year practical course in offshore work, English, and to ask as many questions as possible. “I talked to people after which he landed his first job on the drilling ship, Pride Foramer. who had a lot of experience in the business, and met as many of my He then continued aboard Pride South Pacific, Pride North America FMC Technologies co-workers as I could. There was so much to take (both block 15), Pride Angola and finished offshore life on Pride in, but I came back to Angola with a head full of knowledge, ready Africa (both block 17). Throughout this time, António got his hands to put it all into action,” he added. dirty in a variety of roles including driller, roustabout, roughneck, For António this experience was invaluable to the start of his motorman, rig mechanic, and assistant subsea engineer. career at FMC Technologies. “I was learning something every day António commented, “Working on semi‑submersible rigs and and was able to transfer that knowledge into practice while working drillships taught me so much about oil production. Even now, on the BP block 18 project. I wasn’t just in a classroom, but was also understanding how parts are used in real‑world applications out dealing with customers. This meant I gained insight into their helps me in my current role.” operational challenges and learned how FMC Technologies’ products As with most offshore work, António did 28-day on/off shifts, helped them,” he said. but while his colleagues enjoyed their time off, António was busy studying mechanical engineering at university, which he started Current role on a part-time basis in 2001. Although he enjoyed offshore work, In 2009, António graduated from Dr. António Agostinho Neto the twelve-hour days were long and the work was hard on the University in Luanda, Angola, earning a diploma in Mechanical body. The rotation also meant that António was away from his Engineering. A solid practical and theoretical background and family for long periods. So in 2006, with half of his university his ability to continually exceed work requirements saw António degree completed, António decided it was time for a change! gain a series of promotions, leading to his current position as Manufacturing Coordinator. Joining FMC Technologies “This is a diverse role and I have a lot of responsibility to ensure Having heard about the company from one of his university delivery of a quality product to our customers, using the company’s classmates who had worked there, and coming into contact with Five Absolutes of Quality. I have been working on Total’s Pazflor an FMC Technologies employee while working offshore, António project in Luanda since its inception. The project has just celebrated decided that this could be the change he was looking for. “They its one year anniversary and I believe it is a great achievement for were both very positive about the company and the technology the Angola facility,” he explained. they worked with. I also got the impression that if I worked hard Six years after making the decision to move his career onshore, and furthered my knowledge, there would be opportunities for me António has no regrets, and he is optimistic about FMC Technologies’ at FMC Technologies,” he recalled. future in his country. “FMC Technologies in Angola is expanding In 2006, António successfully applied for and secured the position swiftly and the region is expected to continue growing. I feel like I of QA/QC Inspector on the BP block 18 project, Greater Plutonio. am being challenged and am learning every day. There is a world ofA day in the life To get up to speed with the company’s products and technologies, opportunity at FMC Technologies, and I feel that how far I progress he split his time, for six months, between Dunfermline and Angola. is up to me,” concluded António. ||||| In Dunfermline he attended a number of courses, including32
  • 35. José da GamaAntónioTitle: Manufacturing CoordinatorA life in one day...António wakes up at 5:00 a.m., leaves the house just before6:00 a.m., and arrives at the officearound 7:00 a.m.The first thing he does is read his emails and check if he hasreceived anything that requires hisimmediate attention from otherFMC Technologies offices overnight.He writes a to-do list for the day and at 8:15 a.m. attends the dailyproduction meeting, where he assignsvarious tasks. He makes sure that allof the employees in the workshopare fully briefed and have everythingthey need to be successful beforestarting work. Most of his days are spent followingup on any customer needs related tothe various in-country projects with BPand Total. His main aim is to oversee asmooth manufacturing process. At the end of the day, he reports tothe Manufacturing Manager with thedaily status update.Once that meeting has ended, he typically heads home for dinner andfamily time and, if necessary, puts inmore work from home. A day in t he li fe 33
  • 36. Event calendar | november 06 11 27 DEEPWATER OPERATIONS CONFERENCE Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Offshore South East Asia (OSEA) AND EXHIBITION Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE Galveston, United States Abu Dhabi, UAE Singapore 06|||08 November, 2012 where oil and gas industry professionals The three-day conference bridges the DEEPWATER OPERATIONS get together to network and discuss core offshore shipping and energy industries, CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION industry issues. This year’s ADIPEC will bringing together shipbuilders and Galveston, United States see the unveiling of a public museum manufacturers, with suppliers of As it has done since its inception nine chronicling the achievements of the UAE offshore plants and subsea equipment. years ago, the Deepwater Operations oil and gas industry. Due to increased Main discussion points will be offshore Conference and Exhibition will continue interest, the organizing committee plant construction technology, subsea to address the complex operational recently announced that as of 2013, the equipment and materials, marine challenges involved in developing event will change from a biennial event resources exploration and development, deepwater resources. As the industry to an annual one. and marine environment preservation increasingly focuses on deep-sea and protection. exploration, the conference has grown from 23 exhibitors in 2003 to more than 12|||18 November, 2012 60 exhibitors in 2012. The conference FMC TECHNOLOGIES ANGOLA 27|||30 November, 2012 connects operations staff, engineers, JAZZ FESTIVAL OSEA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION and management personnel to innovative Luanda, Angola AND CONFERENCE ideas, trends, and technologies in the FMC Technologies will host a series of Singapore industry. By not publishing proceedings concerts and events for staff, suppliers, Established in 1976, Offshore South East and closing the event to the press, the and customers during the Luanda Jazz Asia (OSEA) is a biennial international conference encourages free and open festival week – a highly successful event exhibition and conference focused discussion. This provides a uniquely which is now in its seventh year. on the oil and gas industry in Asia. private forum for attendees to network The festival is all about combining the This year’s event occurs during a period while exchanging ideas, best practices, best in international and Angolan talents of tremendous growth in the region and lessons learned that impact global through music. As in previous years, the due to increasing energy demand, deepwater developments. Saturday and Sunday will be given over particularly from China and India. This to charity fundraising for local orphanages demand is driving development of more which the company supports. challenging fields, and the subsequent 11|||14 November, 2012 need for improved technology is creating ADIPEC 14|||16 November, 2012 a dynamic business opportunity for Abu Dhabi, UAE OFFSHORE KOREA companies that are able to provide a wide Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Busan, Korea range of specialized products and services. Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) This new conference is being held The OSEA event provides an invaluable is the largest exhibition for the Middle in the shipbuilding city of Busan. platform for discussion on topicalEVENT CALENDAR East oil and gas industry. It hosts more The event is sponsored by Korea’s four commercial challenges and technological than 1,500 exhibitions, attracts more largest shipbuilding companies innovations in the region. than 45,000 attendees, and is the place – Hyundai, Daewoo, Samsung, and STX. www.osea-asia.com34
  • 37. Show reviewOffshore Northern seas CONFERENCE (ONS)Stavanger, Norway28 ||| 31 august, 2012 Recognizing innovation Offshore northern seas Conference (Ons) 2012 Several company representatives were ‘on duty’ to answer Stavanger, Norway questions, guide customers to the booth’s fully equipped Offshore Northern Seas (ONS), a biennial event, is now in its meeting rooms, and provide information on the interactive 20th year having started in 1974. It has become one of the displays. FMC Technologies representatives, Rasmus Sunde, premier offshore exhibitions in the world, and this year was General Manager, Subsea Eastern Region, and Ann Christin no exception. A total of 1,264 companies exhibited, attracting Gjerdseth, Director of Projects, Subsea Eastern Region, a record-breaking 59,913 visitors, with a total of 109 countries were also on hand to greet special guests, including being represented by both attendees and exhibitors, for the His Royal Highness, King Harald V of Norway, and four-day event. And, as always, FMC Technologies was there. Ola Borten Moe, Norway’s Oil and Energy Minister. Other FMC Technologies’ theme for the conference was company representatives greeted delegations from various Maximizing your field with FMC Technologies. The company countries including Australia, Malaysia, Mexico, and Russia. welcomed exhibition participants to the booth to visit, explore, The booth attracted local and global media coverage, and learn about developing fields with innovative technologies, especially on August 29, when Tore Halvorsen, Senior Vice increasing and extending production with subsea processing, President, Subsea Technologies, FMC Technologies, led a press and integrating subsea services to improve and optimize the conference on maximizing field recovery. Later that day, the life of fields. company was recognized at a luncheon where our Reactive Flex Joint and the Marlim Subsea Separation System both At the booth were shortlisted for the prestigious ONS Innovation Award. The booth featured a life-sized model of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and scaled models of other subsea components, Creating a buzz such as the company’s new pump system driven by our As at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in May, permanent magnet motor (PMM) technology. Visitors were FMC Technologies harnessed the power of social media by invited to explore the interactive displays highlighting documenting and promoting its presence at the event through FMC Technologies’ solutions for various subsea projects. a Facebook page ( and Twitter feeds. Our popular 3D panoramic theater, which hosted interactive The final day of the conference was dedicated to recruiting presentations throughout the conference, was also featured. and career opportunities, with attendees from colleges around These presentations highlighted our unique technologies and the globe. FMC Technologies’ employees were on hand to solutions that are installed globally to maximize fields based welcome and inform these students about career opportunities on their specific reservoir characteristics. On August 29, at our company and within the industry. Bob Potter, President, FMC Technologies, also gave a breakfast The event was a great success, and congratulations to presentation ‘U.S. Gulf of Mexico – A market poised for growth: everyone who worked so hard to make it possible. While this A suppliers perspective’ as part of the U.S. Department of year’s exhibition will be difficult to beat, the company has S how review Commerce’s breakfast briefing ‘Business Opportunities in the already booked a larger space for ONS 2014. ||||| U.S. Gulf of Mexico’. 35
  • 38. To help our customers meet tomorrow’s growing energy demands, we are taking a number of steps to ensure that we are prepared for growth. We’re investing in facilities and equipment, to make sure our business systems are scalable, and our processes are zero defect (ZD) capable. Our most significant effort is around talent – how do we ensure that we continue to attract, develop, and retain the best in the industry? As the demand for energy rises, Defining our strengths Method behind the message the world’s leading oil and gas As part of its talent management strategy, To gauge perceptions from current operators are turning to FMC Technologies, the company is continuing its efforts to employees, more than 6,000 surveys now more than ever, for solutions to ensure that it has the people in place to and interviews were completed, offering maximize production. Considering the support its growth both now and into insights into the benefits of working at FMC current industry outlook, that demand the future. Technologies. In addition, approximately shows no sign of slowing. An integral part of this strategy was 750 people from key external audiences, According to U.S. Energy Information the development of an employer brand, including engineers, project managers, and Administration (EIA) projections, global that serves to recognize and proactively supply chain professionals were surveyed energy consumption will reach 770 manage the global perceptions of the to determine the external perception of the quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) by company as an employer. company. Based on this research, it all came 2035 – a 53 percent increase over 2008’s FMC Technologies’ employer brand down to one word – Opportunity. figures. To accommodate this growing plays a key role in how the company will “Here at FMC Technologies, employees need, FMC Technologies’ customers are in showcase the unique benefits it offers to get the opportunity to work with a market a race to access more hydrocarbons. both current and prospective employees. leader and with amazing people – some This means the company is in a race to Before being able to articulate these of the best in the industry. They get attract the talent to support this growth. unique benefits, the company needed the opportunity to work on new and “The industry in general – and our to discover what people like best about exciting technology, and with a company company in particular – is going through working here. As with most successful committed to developing its people,” a continued period of unprecedented recruiting campaigns, the company used explained Scott. With the right message growth,” said Mark Scott, Vice President this data to develop its employer value now established, it’s time to give it a voice. of Administration, FMC Technologies. proposition (EVP) – a statement that That’s where you, our employees, come in. “This growth has to be fueled by describes what employees can expect talented people.” from working at FMC Technologies. The question is: How will FMC “We do a great job of communicating ”We want employees to tell their Technologies find, recruit, and retain the who we are as a company,” said Scott. stories because we believe they’reTALENT MANAGEMENT talent to make the most of the growth “Now it’s time to focus on who we are opportunities? as an employer.” the best ambassadors to inspire others to join our company.” Mark Scott, Vice President of Administration, FMC Technologies.36
  • 39. START TAKING PHOTOS 1 AND RECORDING VIDEO GET INVOLVED! Employees can submit and share their written stories, photos, and videos with the rest of the company at These anecdotes will showcase the great things that our people are working on. Potential employees will be able to find out about the opportunities at FMC Technologies primarily through the newly redesigned online Career TELL US WHAT’S Center, which will be unveiled in 2013. 2 HAPPENING RIGHT NOW Sharing the inside story The ‘Right Now’ campaign has been developed to communicate the opportunities that exist within FMC Technologies, and is shared by its most credible source – our employees. “We want people to tell their stories because we believe that they’re the best ambassadors to inspire others to join our WE WILL SHARE YOUR company,” said Scott. 3 STORY WITH THE WORL D Current employees have been asked to submit personal accounts of what they are doing ‘Right Now’ at FMC Technologies. The campaign lets employees across the company share the opportunities that they have here. ||||| Are you ready to get involved?EMAIL CORPORATE.COMMUNICATIONS@FMCTI.COM OR VISIT HTTP://INSIDE.NET.FMCTI.COM/COMMUNICATIONS/RIGHTNOW
  • 40. Every day excellenceOrdinary days should produce extraordinary results.Martin Salmond, CNC Machine Operator, lives and breathesquality. As one of six Quality Champions within the machineshop at FMC Technologies in Dunfermline, Martin undertakesquality audits daily and checks for faults on the subsea treecomposite block manufacturing line.Martin understands that the responsibility for the qualityof an operator’s work lies with that individual. He thereforecoaches operators so that they can identify and remedy defectsthemselves, to prevent future occurrences.This equates to continual improvements, reductions in theprice of nonconformance (PONC), valuable time savings,and ultimately, fulfilled orders and customer success.The very essence of what Impact Quality (IQ) is all about.Thanks to people like Martin, FMC Technologies isimproving its manufacturing processes each andevery day.Now that’s the performance of a champion. [Species Qualitas Fortissimus Extrema] Martin Salmond [Species subsea]