The Pazflor Development

14 March, 2013


The Pazflor Development

14 March 2013 London, UK

Chairman: Dr Bob Allwood, Chief Executive, SUT







The Pazflor project off the West Coast of Angola was the largest subsea development project at the time of contract award. Pazflor was a world first for the use of Subsea Separation Technology, and this new technology was an enabler for this Greenfield development. The presentation provided an overview of the Pazflor project, some key elements on how to successfully perform a project of such large scale and some information about the technical solutions for the Pazflor subsea production and separation system.


Hildegunn McLernon, Manager Technical Safety & Reliability Eastern Region, FMC Technologies

Hildegunn McLernon is currently the Manager of Technical Safety & Reliability Eastern Region at FMC Technologies, based in Kongsberg, Norway. In this role she manages a department of professional engineers performing all aspects of analysis and work related to the Technical Safety and Reliability discipline and she is responsible for the processes and strategies for this department. With a Bachelor with Honor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glasgow, Scotland and a Master in Business Administration from Napier University, Scotland, she is a Chartered engineer. She has 14 years experience with the oil and gas industry at FMC Technologies. She has previously held the position as Engineering Manager for the Pazflor project. This included management of the project engineering team in Norway, Scotland and Angola, and being technically responsible for the Subsea production system on the Pazflor project. She has also been Engineering Manager on the Troll O2 project, and has worked several years within different engineering departments in Dunfermline, Scotland, Houston, USA and Kongsberg, Norway.

Terje Eiken, Manager Well Access Systems Eastern Region, FMC Technologies

Terje Eiken is currently Manager Well Access Systems Eastern Region at FMC Technologies, based in Kongsberg, Norway. In this role he manages a product line with life cycle responsibility (development, delivery, support and maintenance) for all well intervention systems like open water systems, in‐riser systems and riser‐less light well intervention. Terje Eiken has a Master of Science degree in Cybernetics from Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has 17 years experience within the oil and gas industry, there of 7 at FMC Technologies. He was Project Manager for the Pazflor Subsea Separation project. Prior to this assignment he was deputy project manager for Tordis Increased Oil Recovery, Subsea Separation and Boosting Project. Post Pazflor he was responsible for project management and system engineering across all projects in Eastern Region.