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  1. 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. 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 welllinked@fmcti.com 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 7. For further details on these stories and other news go to: www.fmctechnologies.com 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. 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. 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 trainees.in 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 said.my 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 empresa.family 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 happening.engineering, 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. 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. 21. Completion Workover System prior to deployment.life-of-field 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 WellLinked.in our customers’ environment and we can see that our customers S po tlight 19
  22. 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