Capt. JENS RUNE BRANDAL
Address Kvennavegen 14, Hareid 6060, Norway
Address 2 Thai Norway Resort, 44/47 Soi Fam Joroke, Nong Prue Banglamung, Chomburi 20150 Thailand.
Telephone +47 951 22045 / +66 946 588496
E mail email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Civil Status Married, Wife, Andrea Brandal, British,
Languages Englishfluent Norwegian Native Swedish Fluent Danish Fluent
To find a challenging position in the Oil and Gas Industry (Onshore/Offshore) that meetsmy competencies,
capabilities, skills, education and experience.
To acheive Company goals for mutual benefit.
PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL PROFILE.
+ Twenty years senior positions within Marine management.
+ Competence on ultra-deep semi sub drilling in Canada and Mexico, semi sub PDQ floater producing oil and gas
transporting oil by 45km pipeline to Norway and gas through the Stratpipe system to Scotland, Commissioning
jack-up rig in Holland ready for relocation in the field.
+ Good experience in FPSO Conversion integration and Production on full DP as Offshore Installation Manager (OIM)
15 years, Master Mariner 1st Class unlimited on various ships and tugs Worldwide 20 years
+ Responsible and adaptable, with good leadership qualities, able to communicate with and report to all levels within
Organizations, Teams or Clients.
+ Strong organismal, personal and interpersonal skills.
+ Sustained exposure to multicultural environment.
+ Committed team member, proactive team builder.
+ Genuinely committed to ensuring a safe efficient and healthy working environment at all levels and in all aspects.
+ Dependable, reliable and honest.
1991-92 Navigation Class Master Mariner 1st Degree University of Alesund
1984-85 Navigation Class 4 Mate Diploma 1st Degree University of Tonsberg
1981-83 Air Force Academy Officer Training School Air Force Academy Stavern
1979-81 Highereducation College Diploma College Tingvoll
COURSES & LICENSES
2015 Renewal of Master MarinerCertificate D1 NMD
2015 Renewal of Tanker Man Certificate highest grade NMD
2015 Life Boat Commander NMD
2015 Well Control IWCF Level 4 Subsea & Surface IWCF
2015 Renewal of Offshore Medical Approved doctor
2015 Renewal of Seafarers Medical Approved doctor
2014 Renewal of GMDSS/GOC Certificate NMD
2014 Stability andBallasting Control III Transport of Canada
2014 STCW-Ship Security Officer Cert. Transport of Canada
2013 OIM Controlling Person in Charge Halifax MD
2013 Stability and Ballasting Control II Transport of Canada
2013 Well Control Supervisor Well Cap
2013 Fast Rescue Craft Certificate NMD
2012 OIM Legislation UK waters Aberdeen
2005 Chinese offshore legislation Certificate COOOSO
1998 Offshore Installation ManagerCertificate NMD
1996 DP operator Certificate unlimited NMD
2015 K-POS Aberdeen
2015 STCW 2010 Tonsberg
2015 Medical Care Tonsberg
2015 BRM Tonsberg
2015 LBL HIPAP operation Horten
2015 K-Chief operation familiarization Singapore
2014 Kelvin Top Set Investigation Aberdeen
2014 Drilling Practices LafayetteLA
2014 Pemex PTW Cd. Carmen
2013 Confined Space Rescue Halifax
2013 Advanced Rigging and Slinging St.John’s
2013 DP POSMOOR Kongsberg
2013 Advanced First aid Haugesund
2013 Fast Rescue Craft Haugesund
2013 Fall Protection Halifax
2013 BST Canada Halifax
2013 H2s Alive Halifax
2013 HLO Bergen
2013 TECDIS Familiarization Course Alesund
2013 ECDIS Incl. AIS Alesund
2013 STCW-95 IMO 80 Refresh Alesund
2012 Major Emergency Management training Hull
2012 COSHH Hull
2012 LOLER-PUWER Hull
2012 MIST – Minimum Installation Safety Training Hull
2012 OLF Refresh Training Course Bergen
2011 Intro Business Process Oriented mgmt. SNORRE B
2011 Practical use of Statoil’s document APOS SNORRE B
2011 Work Permit and risk assessment SNORRE B
2011 Voc Abatement Gas UK
2009 SMS Buoy Loading Phase 3 Tr.heim
2008 OLF Refresh Training Course Oslo
2006 STCW ISPS Code – CSO/SSO Gol
2006 STCW 95 Training and Assessment Gol
2006 HUET Oslo
2006 OIM Legislation UK waters Aberdeen
2006 Incident Investigation Aberdeen
2006 Major Emergency Management Course Montrose
2005 SMS Buoy Loading Phase 3 Tr.heim
2005 OLF and STCW Refresh Training Course Tr.heim
2005 Statoil Safe Behavior Training Stavanger
2004 DP training for Xijiang field Holland
2003 SMS buoy loading Phase 3 Tr.heim
2000 Repetition of safety course Phase I & III Horten
2000 Repetition of offshore safety course, OLF Bergen
1999 Health, Safety and Environment course Bergen
1999 Emergency preparedness course Bergen
1999 SMS buoy loading Phase 5 Tr.heim
1997 Perfection Course in Cargo Handling -Oil Tank Horten
1996 Advanced operator course ADP 702 Kongsberg
1996 Bridge resource Management course BRM Tr.heim
1996 Advanced First aid for seafarers Grimstad
1996 Ballast and cargo pump Kværner Lier
1996 Repetition of Safety Course Phase I & III Horten
1995 DARPS operator course Kongsberg
1996 Offshore safety course, OLF Horten
1994 SMS - SPM/OLS, Phase 4 Tr.heim
1994 SMS - SPM 2 Tr.heim
1993 SMS Special training Draugen Tr.heim
1993 Helicopter Escape course, Aberdeen
1993 Artemis MK IV Kongsberg
1993 SMS - SPM - 1 Tr.heim
1993 DP Operators course on ADP 702/HPR410 Kongsberg
1992 SMS - VLCC/LPG Tr.heim
1992 Micro - fix course Sandnes
2013 June - 2016 January Marine Section Leader
Between 2013 and 2016 I worked for Seadrill International as a Marine Section Leader on Ultra deep water Drilling Rig West
Aquarius in Newfoundland Canada moving to Ultra deep water drilling rig West Pegasus operating in Gulf of Mexico.
Responsible for the safe running of the marine department and its personnel. Ensuring that all assets of the marine
department are functional and ready for immediate use. Assuming the duties of the OIM when necessaryand assist the OIM
in the day to day routine running of the unit. Completing all required education and courses to transfer to OIM including
IWCF Well Control Level 4 Subsea and surface with above 92% opening the wayto become permanent OIM in a drilling
environment as well as FPSO producing, unfortunately this happened at the same time as the extreme economic downturn
in our industry. West Pegasus is in contract with PEMEX.
Since Seadrill Mexico commenced with their Nationalizing program in October 2015, Ihave been station in their working
Pool on standby.
2013 March – June VolstadShipping Chiefofficer/Captain
OnboardIRM Vs. “VolstadSurveyor” whichincontract with Statoil operating inthe North Sea.
2012 December-March2013 ENI. MAROFF Marine rep/coordinator Consultant
Moving drilling rig“Scarabeo8” to newlocationat Goliat oilfield in northern part of the North Sea. Consulting with Statoil
and other clients regarding Marine Projects inEurope.
2012 June-December NSDG (North SeaDrillingGroup). StabilitySectionLeader The
StabilitySectionLeader is the deputyOIM andis the head of the marine department, responsible to ensure that activities
within the area of responsibilityare carriedout in accordance withapplicable rules and regulations, terms of contract, FOS
operatingprocedures andgood industrypractice. LiftingOperations FocalPoint (LOFP)and is responsible to oversee the
practical application ofthe procedures for planning of lifts andthe safe use, handling, storage, inspection, certification ,
erection and certificationof scaffolding. the focal point for activitiesrelatedto planning andperformance of maintenance,
responsible for the safetyof personnel working under his management. Permit to work all aspects of safetyon the yard.
Troll Solutionwas at KeppelVerolme ship yard Rotterdam. Due to circumstances beyondour control NSDG wastaken out of
2012 May ChiefOfficeronboard KV Njord(NorwegianCoastguard)
2012 Jan-Feb ChiefOfficeron MPSVTroms Artemis
2011 July-Jan2012 Statoil’s platform SNORRE B Maritime Supervisor.
SNORRE B is a semi sub PDQ platformlocatedinthe NorthSea. Drilling operation, producingoil andexporting by45km
pipeline to Norway. Part of the gasis injected back to the reservoir, while the rest is transportedbypipeline via Snorre A
using the Statpipe System. Also equippedwithwater injection.
Supervising the maintenance and operationon the rig, inspectingmaintenance andrepair workto insure procedures and
materialscomplywith specifications. Recommends modifications andchanges. Maintaining preventive maintenance
programs for marine equipment. Consultingwith research personnel inthe designof marine equipment. Requisitions
supplies andmaterials for maintenance and repair work. Maintains appropriate records andprepares various operating
reports. Closelymonitoring andissuing the Permit to work orders.
This wasa short term contract.
2011 Mar-July Mowinckel Shuttle Tanker MT Grena MASTER
operatinginthe NorthSea. 5-monthcontract. In charge of safe operation of Shuttle tanker. Performed weeklyoffloading
operations to various Oil Fields. Discharged at ports in Northern Europe. Liaison between charter department, platforms and
Oil Receivers, In Charge of all ship certificate, vetting and port state inspections
2010 Oct - March 2011 Saipem/ENI Offshore InstallationManager.
OIMonboardFPSO” Mystras”. “Mystras” is ownedbyNPDC(Nigerian Petroleum Develop Company) andoperatedby
Saipem, which is a part of ENI. FPSO” Mystras” is locatedoff the coast of Nigeria, producingabout 55.000 Bbl./ dayand
flaring 58MCubfeet. Offloading every12 days. I’m incharge for dailyoperationandsafety. Liaisonbetweenclients from
NPDC/ AGIPand Saipem/ENI, following Saipem/ENI CMS.
1997 Jan - May 2010 Bluewater/Statoil Master/ Offshore InstallationManager
Production/Lightering operation at Lufeng 22-1 Oil fieldin SouthChina Sea.
ConvertingFPSO Muninfor oilproductionat Xijiang inSingapore 2004.Production/lightering operationat Xijiang onfullDP.
2005 Back at Lufeng 22-1 for production/lighteringoperation
Present oil production onfull DPat Hui ZhouOil Field inSouth China Sea. Hui ZhouOil Filed is operating byCACT(CNOOC)
and ChevronOil Company.
When we commence oil productionat Lufeng 22-1 Oil field in1997, I worked bothoffshore andonshore. Onshore incharge
of recruiting Chinese crew and officers, arrange workingschedule andtraining. Overlookedspares and store to FPSO
I have done severaladditional operations for Bluewater. WhenFPSO Hawæne Brim locatedat Price oil fieldin the NorthSea
should gooff stationfor Maintenance, I was in charge of disconnectingher from the STPbuoyand sailedher into Newcastle
UK. Same whenHB should sail back to the oil fieldandconnect up. FPSOHawæne Brimis the sister FPSO to Munin. In2006
I disconnectedsame and sailed her in to Stavanger Norwayfor installing water injection. For this operationI travel to
Norwayandliaisonwith the harbour Master, yard representative andpilot in charge before I disconnect andsail her to
June 2009, Bluewater schedule initial connectionof their new FPSO Aoka Mizu inthe North Sea, I was incharge connecting
her to the turret.
Since 2002 when Bluewater acquired FPSO Munin, I have beenBluewater’s representative inChina. Workingoffshore as an
OIMand Captain, andact as a Manager for Bluewater dealing withthe dayto dayoperation inthe contract withStatoil
New buildingof MST” Navion Munin” in Korea. Converting of MST” Navion Munin” to FPSO in Singapore 1997.
1996 - 1997 Bergesen Master Shuttle tanker New buildingof MST” Berge Hugin” in Korea. Berge
Hugin is the sister ship to Munin. “Berge Hugin” is now “Hawæne Brim” and operating as an FPSOinthe North Sea.
During yard period I was incharge of following upallshipCertificates anddailycontact with DNV. Organized all inspections
carriedout bythe shipstaff, also liaison withinspections carriedout byproject teamandyard.
In Charge of commissionof all marine systems.
After completionat Samsung ship yardsailedMST Berge Hugin to Norway. Performed offloading at various Oil Filed
locations for Statoil e.g. SPMandOLS at Gullfax Oil field andSTL at HeidrunOil Field. Evaluated future Captain’s at same Oil
1994-96 Mowinckel Master Shuttle tanker Offshore Lightering/SPM Operation in North Sea.
In charge of safe operation of Shuttle tanker MT “Borga” Performed weekly offloading operations to various Oil Fields for
Statoil and Shell. Discharged at ports in Northern Europe.
Liaison between Statoil charter department, platforms and Oil Receivers, In Charge of all ship certificate, vetting and port
1992-94 Knutsen O.A.S. Ch. off. Shuttle tanker Offshore Lightering/SPMOperationin North Sea.
In Charge of all cargo operation, maintenance of all marine system andlife-savingequipment. Alsopart of safe navigationof
MT “Tove Knutsen”. PerformedDPwatchwhenoffloading at SPM, OLS and STL locations inthe North Sea.
1990-92 Bergesen D. Y Ch. off Crude oil World Wide trade, andlighteringoperationin US
Gulf. InCharge of all cargo operation, maintenance of all marine system andlife-savingequipment. Alsopart of safe
navigationof various VLCC in charge ofplanningof crude oil storage before loadinganddischarging. In charge of all
inspection carriedout byUS Coast Guardin US Gulf.
1988-89 Kloster Cruise 1st off. Followedupcompletionof MV “Sea Ward” at ship
yard in TurkuFinland. Part of safe navigationof MV “Sea Ward”. Incharge offire andlifeboat drill and training of crew.
Performedalso as safetyOfficer andincharge ofinspection carriedout byDNV regards to SOLAS. Incharge of passengers’
1986-87 A. Wilhelmsen, 1st off. Crude oil Part of safe navigation and loading/discharging.
Kept all life-saving and fire equipment up to date
1985-86 Wil.Wilhelmsen, 2nd off. Bulk carrier Part of safe navigation and loading/discharging.
Kept all life-saving and fire equipment up to date
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Stig Larsen ManningDirector MAROFF AS firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: (+47) 95407469
Per Jonny Tysseland OIM Rowans DrillingCompany email@example.com
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Damir Sofo Manager Statoil INT
Mobile: (+47) 91364810
Work: (+971) 48864595
Jess Milter PlatformManager Statoil
Mobile: (+47) 48258324
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Thor Johan Haave PlatformManager Statoil
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Reference letter for Jens Rune Brandal
10th July 2009
To whom it may concern
The Lufeng 22-1 license in the South China Sea is a Joint Operation between Statoil Hydro (75%) and China
National Offshore Oil Cooperation, (CNOOC) (25%). The field was discovered in 1986 and came on stream late
1997, and has been operating since with excellent production and HSE results.
Lufeng 22-1 was developed with five production wells with long horizontal sections between 470 to 2060 meters
in 1997. In 2004 three wells were sidetracked from original 9-5/8” casing according to plan. These wells were
named 22-1-5A (two branches), 22-1-7A and 22-1-9A.
The field comprises a subsea structure with control facilities, pumps and five production wells. The subsea
facilities are connected to the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vesselthrough the dis -
connectable Submerged Turret Production (STP) System.
Produced water quality has been kept below 18 ppm for several years with water cut around 95%. Lufeng 22-1
has achieved excellent safety record with only one minor medical treatment case in last eight (8) years. Lufeng
22-1 has been awarded the highest prize in HSE by Statoil Hydro’s CEO in 2005. received at CCLS’s annual
meeting three CEO’s prize awards: prize for innovative technical achievements related to subsea leakage repair,
cost savings prize for subsea leakage repairs and Gold idea prize for energy saving and emission reduction.
Mr. Jens Rune Brandal born 14th July 1961 has been working as an Offshore Installation Manager and Captain
on FPSO Munin since she arrives Lufeng oil filed China in 1997. In 1997/1998 Mr. Brandal worked both
onshore and offshore. South China Sea has high Typhoon activities FPSO Munin had to disconnect and sail
away to safe water several times annually. In this respect Mr. Brandal act as a Captain, and during oil production
as an OIM. Onshore he was in charge recruiting Chinese crew and officers, training program and schedules.He
was a Liaison between SOI and Bergesen. When Bluewater Energy Services acquired FPSO Munin in 2002, Mr.
Brandal has been acting as a Bluewater’s representative and Manager in the contract with Statoil (Orient) Inc.
Mr. Brandal is hard working, focused and dedicated leader with full understanding ofbusiness needs.He is easy
adoptable to work in multicultural environment and gives a great contribution to the good working environment.
Mr. Brandal was hand-overin applying Statoil’s values with respect to people, working environment, safety,
environment and ethical issues.
Hereby I strongly recommend Mr. Brandal as person and leader.
Managing Director Statoil Orient Inc.
CNOOC/Statoil Hydro JOG
Mob. (+47) 91364810