Describe your work on Shell’s Prelude Project
My work at Shell has so far been varied and most interesting. I have had the chance to be involved in the development of procedures and manuals for the Services Team activities that will be undertaken once the project is operational. My area of focus to date has been lifting and hoisting, working at heights, scaffolding, and offshore load and offload of supply vessels activities.
As part of the Flawless Project Delivery philosophy, I, like all our Prelude team members, play a very important part and have a prime responsibility to ensure work onboard Prelude is carried out as per Shell’s expectations of Goal Zero. With this in mind we participate and intervene when needed during our allocated weekly step changes and quality rounds. This has resulted in two outcomes, by intervening we are not only educating our local contractors, but we are also ensuring no one gets hurt whilst ensuring the quality of the facility.
It is much more cost effective and safer to rectify non-compliant or poor quality while in the shipyard as opposed to doing it when offshore and operational.
What do you enjoy about your current role and what’s the most exciting thing you have been involved in so far?
What I enjoy most about my current role is the recognition, freedom and encouragement I receive to apply learnings from my experience in the Services field to achieve safe future operations. Having a chance to shape operations which directly affect the facility and personnel is a privilege. To be a part of the Shell Prelude FLNG vision of success, feeling it, living it, making tangible contributions is the most exciting thing I have been involved in, in my short time at Shell.