Q&A with Grant Bevan, Prelude Service Technician
Our team is highly skilled, excited about working with world class technology and committed to strong health and safety practices. They are part of high calibre teams, working at the forefront of energy innovation to meet the needs of a changing world.
Describe your work on Shell’s Prelude Project
I was recruited into the Operational Service Team in Geoje during the construction and commissioning phase of the project to gain familiarity with the facility prior to tow. Together we discuss and create procedures and work instructions for how we are going to safely service the facility’s many unique requirements once operating on location. We are also actively involved with the safety of the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) workforce and quality of the products SHI are delivering, with our rounds and step change audits which are scheduled to all personnel on the project in Geoje.
What do you enjoy about your current role and what’s the most exciting thing you have been involved in so far?
I enjoy the new challenges and development in areas that I have previously had little exposure to, while working within a team that is genuinely supportive.
My most exciting experience so far, was stepping out of the bus onto Quay for the first time, looking up at the bow of Prelude and realising that I’m actually here in Korea and a part of this massive project! To further add to the experience I was fortunate enough to be accompanied by the Shell Australia Production General Manager, David Bird, who gave me insights into the Prelude project and Shell on a global scale.
Describe what makes Shell and the Prelude project unique?
Personally I feel Prelude is unique due to the innovative new technology being used. The FLNG technology will enable the development of gas resources from remote fields and limit the disturbance to the surrounding environment.
How has Shell supported you professionally and personally?
The initial onboarding into Shell was a great experience professionally and personally. I was exposed to training, had meetings scheduled prior to starting, and the team and my onboarding ‘buddies’ tracking my progress made sure I was supported though the whole process. Since then I have rarely asked for support as I’m constantly approached with genuine enthusiasm from all the Prelude team who are more than willing to assist with professional scenarios and approachable and considerate with personal matters.
Why should others apply to work on the Prelude project?
I truly believe there is nothing else like Prelude in the oil and gas industry and for me, it’s been a life changing opportunity.
What’s your advice to others applying to Shell and the oil and gas industry?
If you believe you have the skill set, experience and can work positively in a team environment why wouldn’t you step forward?
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