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    Branch : Exploration & Production                                                                                                      REF : E/P Direction : TUPNI Deepwater Operations and Technical Services

    JOB TITLE (JOB HOLDER) :                          EPSRS & Subsea Studies Coordinator


    Position to report : Subsea Manager (DW ECP)



    The primary role is to ensure preparedness of DW District to repair in emergency failures on critical pipelines or subsea equipment by the establishment of the Emergency Pipeline and Subsea Repair System (EPSRS) for the Deep Water (DW) District, covering Akpo and Egina Fields.

    The scope of intervention covers production, water injection, gas injection and gas export pipelines, risers including structures (FLETS, ILTs) and spools  /  jumpers,  manifolds,  umbilicals  and  terminations,  flexibles  lines  (bonded  and  unbonded),  offloading  hoses,  OOLs  and  all  their appurtenances, FPSO and OLT moorings, flexible joints, etc…

    the EPSRS Coordinator will verify that critical failure scenarios are identified, repair methodologies are available, contracting strategies covering specific services and additional procurement are in place and operational.

    Putting in place the EPSRS material management strategy in dedicated Company or Contractors yards is also a major role of the job holder.

    The position includes a coordinating role due to the transverse nature of the activity. The Job holder has to liaise with Operations, Engineering, Construction, Projects, Contracts, Procurement, Contractors and Headquarters Company specialists and experts, under the supervision of the DW ECP Subsea Manager.



    The major activities of the EPSRS Coordinator cover the two main areas of emergency repairs, the conceptual strategy and the material management:


    Conceptual strategy

    In line with Company Referential requirement and local organisation, puts in place the requirement of an EPSRS:

            Finalise with all stakeholders the exact scope of intervention of ESPRS, in particular with regards to subsea production units (valves, instrumentation, wellheads, etc…),

                 Establish the EPSRS technical guide, covering asset register, most likely failure scenarios and guide through the repair process,

                 Update components criticality ranking,

                 Define repair scenarios and develop repair methodologies covering from damage investigation through to re-commissioning,

                 Prepare detailed description of incorporable equipment to be used in case of repair,

                 Source qualified suppliers and indicate delivery schemes, schedules and costs,

                 Provide guidelines for storage and preservation,

                 Make recommendation for spares and contracting strategy,

                 Identify Contractors capable of managing repairs of identified critical failure scenarios,

                 Challenge identified repair solutions proposed by Contractors,

                 Identify necessary tools and procedures to manage repairs of identified critical failure scenarios,

                 Identify necessary spares,

                 In collaboration with DW and Port-Harcourt (PHC) Districts Technical & Logistics Departments, define material management strategy for

    EPSRS material,

                 Carry-out if necessary tests on repair solution to ensure soundness,

                 Carry out necessary studies where required to develop adequate solution to failures on subsea equipment

                 Organise training and awareness of various entities potentially involved in an emergency repair to ensure preparedness of organisation,

                 Be the Technical Administrator (TADM) for EPSRS stock materials,

            Be the custodian of EPSRS stock material technical supporting documents, e.g. mill certificates, material certificates, pressure test certificates, manufacturer certificates, etc…,

                 Be the guardian of EPSRS documentation quality assurance and quality control,

                 Establish synergies between DW Districts Asset EPSRS strategies,

                 Representing Company, participate in Work Groups on EPSRS matter with other Nigerian operators,

                 Prepare the EPSRS organisational and maintenance procedures.

                 Create and maintain an organized directory tree on the common Drive.

    Material Management

    In collaboration with Technical Logistics Department, establish a leadership position in order to ensure that:

                 EPSRS and operational surplus segregation are well organised for ex Project delivered material,

                 EPSRS material is reviewed and inspected on receipt,

                 Dedicated preservation plans are elaborated and put in place per type of material, ensure markings are readable,

                 Regular inspection of EPSRS material is organised, result reports issued and subsequent action plans put in place,

                 EPSRS material is stored in specific and dedicated areas (open air, warehouse, confined environment…) as per Company Technical

    Authorities (TA) and manufacturers or suppliers storage recommendations,

                 EPSRS material and supporting documents are properly managed (UNISUP),

                 Regular inspection, maintenance, repair, replenishment and recertification of EPSRS stock materials are implemented,

                 Periodical (annual) reviews and update of EPSRS documentation are implemented.

            Best use of storage facilities in LADOL, Onne or Port-Harcourt new pipe yard is determined in liaison with DW PHC District, by specifying the required space and conditions (open, sheltered and air conditioned) and access conditions.

               Planning and costs are properly followed up (integrated schedule, internal cost exercises : IB, PdCs, Re)


    Adopting the proper scheme and strategy for implementing an EPSRS is a challenging issue as there is a permanent and prominent concern to maximise preparedness and minimise capital assets.

    The job holder must therefore exert a sensible sense of judgment to recommend / validate solutions suited to the local environment and business constraints, without compromising on the major requirements of Integrity Management. Working on successive building blocks, demonstrating localised benefits, working from simple to complex will be preferred strategies.

    EPSRS Coordination is an overarching / transverse function, dealing with a rather important number of activities and disciplines having already


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