Advisian excited to share expanded global capabilities at Subsea Expo 2019

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Advisian is excited to attend Subsea Expo 2019 from 5-7 Feb in Aberdeen, UK, to share our expanded global capabilities and our innovative strategies and solutions that contribute to the long-term value of subsea projects.

Advisian is proud to be attending Subsea Expo with a delegation that represents our expanding global capabilities and our commitment to transforming the industry with innovative technologies and solutions.  

The theme of this year's event is 'Innovating the Future,' and according to its organizer, SubseaUK, the aim is "to stimulate high-level discussions on subsea technology and the rise of digitalisation, looking at how the latest advancements in technology are accelerating the ability to deliver sustainable energy and achieve operational efficiency."

This conference is regarded as one of the most influential industry meeting places - with over 5,000 people from the subsea supply chain in attendance, including dignitaries and senior leaders from around the globe, and more than 150 exhibitors showcasing products and services. 

Our team is looking forward to being a part of this premier event. Wayne StrachanNigel Ross, and Steve Rolfe, formerly of Ingen, will be on hand to discuss how its recent transition to Advisian has created the ability to deliver more comprehensive services and solutions in the North Sea and beyond, backed by combined capabilities and expertise across the WorleyParsons organization.

In addition to discussing subsea projects, in general, Steve will also be available to discuss the award-winning Pseudo Dry Gas system, which received  Subsea's 2018 Award for Innovation & Technology, and for which Lee Thomas will be presenting on 6 Feb. Additional key team members will be available to discuss challenges, opportunities, insights, and solutions to create a brighter future for the subsea industry. Schedule a meeting or visit us at Stand 42.


Day 2: Wednesday, 6 February 2019

2:00PM: OGTC - Pseudo Dry Gas: West of Shetland Gathering system for stranded pools – Project Update (Lee Thomas)

An update of the ongoing study to consider the economic impact of applying the innovative Pseudo Dry Gas technology to stranded gas fields to the North of Shetland Islands making a gas gathering corridor stretching 200km and 1.7km deep.


De-risking subsea tiebacks: 4 ways to buck the trend- Steve Rolfe

platform rig and construction vesselHow can the Oil and Gas industry improve confidence in investment outcomes as we return our attention to CAPEX projects and the subsea tie-back opportunities ahead? How can we mitigate the key uncertainties and well understood risks in these brownfield projects to the benefit of all concerned? Steve Rolfe explains how a holistic approach may help minimise risk and maximise value. Read more.

Paving the way forward for subsea asset management- Neil Allen
gas production at sea

Management of the integrity and life extension of subsea systems is often seen as expensive and challenging. Neil Allen explains how we help manage the integrity of subsea systems to optimise production, increase cost efficiency, and enhance value. Read more.

Attacking the root problem of deepwater gas basins - Lee Thomas

pseudo dry gas systemSometimes symptoms are confused with problems, thwarting any hope of establishing an effective solution. Lee Thomas discusses how Pseudo Dry Gas addresses the root problem of production and cost inefficiencies of deepwater gas basins. Read more.


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Neil Allen | Asset Management Lead, Advisian

Neil AllenNeil Allen is an Asset Integrity Consultant with over 16 years in the Oil and Gas industry, 14 of those years within the Integrity sector. He has worked in the UK and the Middle East with various Oil and Gas operators and service companies on both topsides and subsea projects. Neil's experience covers all aspects of integrity management. He specialises in RBI, pipeline integrity, inspection engineering, subsea integrity, anomaly management, and vibration analysis.  

Dave Butcher Manager of Engineering, INTECSEA*

Dave ButcherDave Butcher brings over 25 years’ experience in deep water Oil and Gas to INTECSEA. His time in subsea engineering has seen him develop diverless subsea tooling and connection systems all the way from concept and on-site testing, through to supervising offshore installation. This knowledge and understanding of subsea equipment has allowed him to undertake a variety of roles, from package engineer for testing on a major West African development, to leading structural and hardware teams within INTECSEA. His areas of expertise include: management of engineering disciplines, subsea hardware design, subsea structures design and functionality, and FAT & SIT of subsea equipment.

Emilia McRae | Energy and Emissions Manager, Advisian

Emilia McRaeAmelia McRae leads a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists supporting Oil and Gas in energy management.  She has 13+ years in Oil and Gas focused in environmental engineering, and has supported global projects with major upstream Oil and Gas operators.  Projects have included developing innovative software solutions, providing technical input to project teams relating to best available techniques, identifying opportunities to improve efficiency, and optimizing production and providing advice to clients on compliance with international and local regulations/standards.

Nigel Ross Business Development Manager, Advisian

Nigel RossNigel Ross has over 35 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas industry within sales management, business development, and strategic market development, particularly in professional services. He has worked with several major consultancy engineering companies, including Shell, where he worked in the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Russia and Nigeria. He also spent 13 years in the former Soviet Union developing a network of branch offices in support of Scottish businesses opening up to foreign investment. His key areas of focus are business development strategies, strategic CRM, and market segmentation, entry initiatives, and penetration strategies.

Stephen Rolfe | Subsea Manager, Advisian

Steve RolfeSteve Rolfe has 20 years’ engineering experience across the offshore Oil and Gas industry, having worked for engineering consultancies, service providers, EPIC contractors and two major operators. Steve started his careers in the subsea construction side of the industry before diversifying into other areas to develop a broader outlook in the sector. Based in Aberdeen, he manages a multi-disciplinary team in support of subsea studies, engineering projects, owners engineering contracts, production operations support, and decommissioning work scopes.

Lee Thomas | Project Engineer, INTECSEA

Lee ThomasLee Thomas is a Subsea Project Engineer with 16 years of experience, primarily working in the major gas basins of the East Mediation and West Africa. He is currently the Lead Technology Engineer of the Pseudo Dry Gas Technology development programme.

Wayne Strachan Managing Director, Advisian

Wayne StrachanWayne Strachan is responsible for the leadership of the Offshore Front End Hydro-carbons group within the UK. He has over 25 years’ experience in the upstream Oil and Gas business ranging from hands-on operational support, to serving on the board of independent E&P operating companies. Wayne was a previous owner of the front-end engineering consultancy Ingen, which remains the smallest company in the world to achieve the iChemE Gold Corporate partner status. He has a strong commercial focus and proven track record of delivering complex and challenging business transformation, with a commitment to safety, delivery, and performance. 

*INTECSEA is a service line of Advisian