COURSE INSTRUCTORS

All MODULEs

Charles A Reith 
–  Lead Presenter / Course Instructor-Coordinator

Charles A Reith founder, Operations Director of Seaflo Consultancy, International Limited is a fully trained engineer in Marine & Offshore Engineering, with Certificates of Competency in LNG Gas carrier to FSRU facilities and IWCF Well-Pressure Control. He also holds a MSc in Project Engineering Management from the University of Aberdeen. His wife Kathleen, has a Diploma in Business Management is a Seaflo business partner.

Charles has worked for over 35 years in the subsea and marine engineering Upstream Oil & Gas Sectors for a number of engineering and primary services companies and UKCS North Sea operating entities such as Texaco North Sea Highlander template, manifold in the mid 1980’s, to Maersk Oil and Gas Gryphon Life Extension FEED and phased subsea de-commissioining studies in 2009 and Total U.K. from 2010 on the Laggan-Tormore West of Shetland long offset subsea tie-back 140km to shore. Together with a number of International companies as a subsea consultant, asset operations engineer including: Premier Oil Far East, BP Caspian Sea ACG and Shah Deniz 2, Qatar Gas LNG, Add Energy supporting BP Angola and North Sea assets and recently Beach Energy in South Australia on Otway Offshore Phase 4 subsea gas tie-back wells in the Bass Straits.

This experience includes developing Multi-Disciplined subsea personnel training to OPITO Standards for a major service company.

This OPITO training covered subsea well completion systems (latest technologies in SMART-Intelligent well systems, subsea XT’s, subsea production controls and IWOCS systems.  

Charles has also deliver foundational level training courses on subsea well systems at both SPE and SUT awareness forums over the years. Which contributed to logged continuous professional development, (CPD) recorded training for registered candidates pursuing a route to professional Chartered status.

Terje Løkke-Sørensen
– Category support presenter Well Integrity Management – NORSOK D_010

Terje is a graduate M.Sc. Petroleum Engineer from the University of Trondheim, Norway. He has worked over 30 years for various operators and service companies, both as an employee and consultant. He has participated in development for functional regulations in Norway, authored governing documentation for major operators, conducted multiple well integrity assessment and incident investigations, authored well integrity and well control manuals and gives speeches/courses in D-010. Terje was integral to the last 2 revisions of the D-010 standard. As Chairman of this standard for Rev. 3 (2003) and Rev. 4 (2013) he was tasked with recommending structural and content changes, coordinating input from over 20 industry experts. Terje lives in Stavanger and works for Add Energy in the role of Chief Technical Officer.

Phil Bosworth
– Category support presenter Subsea Well Intervention & Life of Field Services

In 1985 gained HNC graduate of Mechanical & Production Engineering from the Dundee & Angus College of Technology in Arbroath, UK. This was in parallel with also achieving a technician apprenticeship with Halliburton manufacturing. This formed part of 15 years’ early experience in the design & manufacturing space within the oilfield, specializing in Coiled Tubing equipment both surface and subsea.

In the last 20+ years, Phil has been fully involved with Subsea Well Intervention with mainly service companies but also some operators. This covered riserless or riser-based techniques for both production enhancement and P&A of subsea wells. This primarily with Schlumberger, Helix, & Woodside to senior positions as field manager, technical lead, technical authority, technology director & business development director within these industry leading companies.

He has been at the forefront of many standard operations, but also pushed the boundaries to lead the introduction of many new methods within the technique, which are now industry standard. This led to many world firsts such as the first XT change-out with riserless techniques, the first riserless wireline operations on an HXT, the first in-hole Coiled Tubing operations from a riserless vessel, plus many more. In addition, he led the introduction of standard riserless well operations in both Australia & Angola from non-dedicated vessels.

Lately Phil has been responsible for developing Oceaneering’s ‘Life of Field’ well intervention services to combine hydraulic intervention, hydrate remediation & mechanical intervention (both wireline & coiled tubing). Thus, enabling the most cost-effective management of aging fields throughout the lifecycle of its wells.

Geoff Proud
– Category Support – Consultant presenter Subsea Production, Intervention Systems & Integrated Life of Field Services

Over 30 years experience of the subsea sector of the oil business from both Operator & Service Company sides of the fence; Starting my oil career with Shell developing the diverless UMC system for the Northern North Sea before moving to BP for its West of Shetland forerunner.

On the Service side worked with Halliburton & GMIS to developed the fashionable Integrated Service Contracts before moving to Expro to complete the conceptual work for the AXIS deepwater intervention system.

With E.ON since they became an active Operator in the E&P business in Europe and as they initially were developing gas assets. Spent time in the shallow water environment but where developing gas assets we applied some very cost effective deepwater solutions.

Kaj Lagstrom
– Category Support – Consultant presenter Marine Construction, FPSO’s

Kaj, holds a CEI PT II, Naval Architecture (BSc.), and is a Chartered Engineer via the IMarEST.

He has extensive oil and gas industry experience of which 20 years is in project management. This has covered project delivery and installation management of new-build and converted FPSOs, tension leg platforms, semi-submersible production / drilling vessels, modules and subsea facilities. This has included supervision of engineering, planning, procurement, construction and offshore installation activities.

Experience also includes the development of project contract strategies, tender strategies and plans, invitation to tender documentation and packages, tender evaluation and scoring plans and project execution plans and, while working for KBR, occasionally lecturing at UCL on topics such as the preliminary sizing and conceptual design of floating offshore oil and gas production facilities.

Saurabh Kaushal
– Category Support – Consultant, Competency Assessor- Subsea Construction, Operations (IMR)-OPEX Budgets, Subsea Pre-Commissioning, Commissioning

EMBA, CEng IMechE, MEng

During his 10 years in the upstream Oil and Gas sector, Saurabh has Subsea Operations Asset Engineer to Project Management experience across several offshore and onshore projects for Total E&P U.K such as ROV/Diving and AUV inspection campaigns, managing asset OPEX budgets in SAP for both central UKCS North Sea and West of Shetland assets. Is fully conversant with UKCS North Sea regulations, safety case requirements. He has expertise in the entire lifecycle of subsea field development from FEED studies to construction, pre-commissioning, system start-up and life of field operations including commissioning new subsea tie-ins to Laggan-Tormore infrastructure west of Shetland to existing infrastructure and FPSO for independent operating entity. His experience also includes performing competency profile assessments, interviewing candidates for IMech Chartered Engineer applications and continuous professional development logged training.

Paul Marshall 
– Category Support – Welltec Technical Sales Manager

Hi, my name is Paul Marshall, I’d like to tell you a little about myself.

I joined Welltec in 2008, Initially as a field engineer during this time in the field I gained invaluable knowledge not just in the Welltec tools I ran, but also a considerable knowledge on LWIV work scopes.

Having spend 5 years in the field. I progressed into an onshore operational planning role as an SDM (Service Delivery Manager).

Spending 3 years in aberdeen before taking a role as Global Technical Manager based in DK.

This role involved being focal point for all technical questions, and review of all operational planning for high profile operations, as well as implementation of all new technology to the field.

Once my tenure in that position was complete, I returned to UK as a Technical Sales Manager.

During both my time as SDM/Technical Manager, I was focal point for all LWIV operations in the West of Shetland region of the North Sea with upwards of 200 days of boat time equivalant operations being planned and executed. This alone has given me a great in sight into both SL and E-line operations from major operators of LWIV vessels in the North sea.

I continue to support this role, along side my duties as a Technical Sales Manager to three key Operators in the UK.

Bob Murdoch 
– Category Support Training Instructor Subsea Wells, Life Cycle Intervention Operation

I’m an accomplished Operations Manager with substantial knowledge of Well Interventions and Subsea Construction in the Oil and Gas Sector within the North Sea and Internationally.

After achieving a BSc in Mechanical Engineering at University of Glasgow, I initially started my oilfield career with Schlumberger where I gained extensive Downhole knowledge & Intervention experience on Platforms, MODUs and Jack up rigs. After a 1 year stint at Welltec where I trained young Engineers how to plan & perform Intervention operations using Downhole Tractors, I moved to Helix ESG and began an 18 year onshore & offshore career specialising in Light Well Intervention (LWI) from monohull Vessels.

In my first role as Senior Project Engineer at Helix ESG, I was instrumental in both the onshore planning and offshore supervision of Diving / ROV operations and LWI campaigns (Horizontal and Vertical Xmas Trees) using Subsea Intervention systems.

I progressed to Offshore Project Superintendent/Manager (WSS) and during my tenure supervised all LWI operations (Riser / Riserless), to deliver successful campaigns using all forms of downhole conveyance (Slickline / Electric line / Braided Line / Coil Tubing / Digital Slickline / Coil Hose / Pumping).

I returned onshore as Operations Manager. In this role I was direct line Manager of Offshore Management teams of a fleet of LWI monohulls (Seawell, Well Enhancer, Skandi Constructor) and Heavy Well Intervention DP3 MODU (Q7000). I was Document owner of all operations procedures, including Well Control Barrier Policy. During this time I was also instrumental in the design, build, installation and commissioning of new Seawell Derrick and heavily involved in the redesign of Well Enhancer Compensated CT Lift Frame (CTLF) and subsequent trial and successful North Sea CT campaigns for major Operators.

I managed the recruitment of new crew for several Helix vessels and mentored/coached supervisors in the areas of motivation, training and competency.

BOB MURDOCH