Lessons Learnt

05 June, 2013


Lessons Learnt

5 June 2013 Aberdeen Evening Meeting

Chairman Martin Harley, BG Group







Gryphon Reinstatement – Navigating Complexity, Unlocking Potential

Shona Campbell, Project Manager, Maersk Oil

The Gryphon FPSO, located 175 miles north east of Aberdeen, sustained damage in a storm on 4 February 2011 when four anchor chains broke and the vessel moved off station.  This caused considerable damage to the subsea architecture requiring the Gryphon FPSO to be towed and dry docked in Damen shipyard in Rotterdam for repairs and upgrades.  While work commenced on removing and replacing the damaged subsea equipment, Maersk Oil was designing, procuring, installing and rebuilding simultaneously.  This talk focused on lessons learned on the Subsea Reinstatement Project.


Brownfield Projects – Concept to Commissioning, answering the challenge

Tony Pincombe, Global Sales Manager – Brownfield Projects, GE Oil & Gas

GE Oil and Gas has now completed several Brownfield projects in the North Sea region including two major field upgrades and expansions. The scopes encompassed refurbishment, new build and technology insertion. Each challenge was driven by unique field characteristics and all incorporated varying degrees of complexity. The lessons learnt from implementing a Brownfield project from scratch have been many and this talk focused on the key lessons learnt from the initial concept phase through to the subsea commissioning.