SeaFlo Continuous Improvement Modular Training Overview
The Training Performance Improvement Program is an initiative developed by SeaFlo Consultancy Limited which has been approved, by the Society of Underwater Technology (SUT) and is progressing towards full accreditation via its affiliation with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), to deliver a modular training program, to both the subsea oil & gas and marine LNG industries.
All of which is part of the (IMarEST) logged continuous professional development (CPD) training program for individuals seeking to register as professional Marine Technicians, or gain Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) or indeed Marine to Subsea Technologist status.
SeaFlo Consultancy Ltd was established in Aberdeen Scotland in 2009 and has grown into an International Consultancy Company. SeaFlo has developed a consultancy services agreement with Add Energy, Norway and Australia Divisions to deliver subsea operations services and training to Oil & Gas and LNG Projects.
These training programs are presently being supported by GRI Simulations of St Johns Newfoundland for clients in Australia, with a view to progress similar offerings in the USA, UK, Azerbaijan, Mozambique, West Africa, Brazil, Middle East, China, Vietnam and other Asia Pacific locations. SeaFlo can assist with the delivery and implementation of client training programs and standards development through course delivery. Support is available for training committee leadership, safety case forums, regulatory meetings such as SUT/ IMarEST workshops and client driven operational asset workshops.
SeaFlo has a licensing agreement in place with the SUT and IMarEST with intellectual property right ownership for specific Modular Training Designs.
This modular training design and training performance improvement program can be customised for individuals and client teams.
Module 1Planning & Safe Operation
- Module 1 focuses on providing candidates with a knowledge of planning and safe operations associated with Light Well Interventions and maintaining subsea wells/asset integrity, in life cycle of operations. A duration of 4 days (32 hours) of recognised logged training for those wishing to pursue registered subsea professional engineer or chartered (subsea) engineer status ultimately chartered engineer (C.Eng), marine or subsea technologist via the Society of Underwater technology (SUT) and the affiliated licensing agreement with IMarEST.
Module 2Risers, Flowlines & Pipeline Integrity
- Instruction and discussion on risers, flowlines and pipeline integrity management best practices. Periodic regulatory HSES Testing requirements and subsea inspections are more and more going to be supported by advancements in subsea drones, AUVs or AIVs which will be programmable with 3D inspection programs, such as the Flat-Fish latest generation version AUV being developed by Saipem for Shell Group in Brazil.
Module 3Lean Project Management
- Introduction to lean project management and discussion on subsea construction to integrity management best practices. Realistically even planned preventative maintenance does not always deliver what it promises i.e. facilities, equipment, operating efficiency and along the asset’s entire life cycle with least possible cost. The signals are often clear and well known but unexpected failures unfortunately still arise despite major efforts to improve equipment reliability/availability.
Module 4Risers, Flowlines & Pipeline Integrity
- An overview of the Latest Big Data, Digital Technologies and Asset Management Practices including Real Time Condition Performance Monitoring.
- Success Measurements: What are the best measurements to track and communicate progress and success of operational risk management, operations assurance efficiency or asset and integrity improvement factors.
- Cost benefit analysis: What is the financial justification to secure operational risk management and integrity management OPEX budgets.
- Aligning operations: How can operations or asset management teams ensure alignment of personnel and contractors when implementing a new operational risks and rewards asset management approach.