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Project Engineering, Construction, Management of Change, Close out

Inverbervie, Aberdeenshire, DD10 0TT, United Kingdom
500GBP per day
November 12, 2017

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Project Engineer with ** years’ experience in the Oil & Gas Industry with a further 6 years’ experience working in an offshore environment. Predominantly working for major operators in the construction & pre-commissioning phases of projects.

Presently contracted to BP (through AirSwift) as a Project Engineer on the Shah Deniz 2 Project responsible for the readiness of all Brownfield Piping Hot-Taps & Tie-ins and the coordination of all Brownfield Management of Change scopes.

Experience of working within multi-discipline & multi-cultural environments with Azerbaijani, Norwegian, Swedish and Angolan Nationals. Strong technical, interpersonal and influencing skills, combined with a practical approach to balancing the needs of development and priorities on a day-to-day basis with an understanding of different cultures and working practices.

Possess a strong delivery culture whilst always remaining focused on maintaining a personal commitment in establishing high HSSE standards in pursuance of ‘Zero Incidents’. Actively strive to enhance a safety culture within the team through consistent learning of new procedures and drawing on relevant experience.

Married with 2 sons and currently live in the North East of Scotland near Aberdeen. I have worked in various roles and locations which have built my skillset favourably towards becoming very capable in construction projects for the Oil & Gas Industry. From my time in the Royal Navy to working offshore as a Leak Testing Engineer and finally in Workpack Development, my experience has enabled me to develop inter-personal skills with an extensive knowledge and a proven track record for problem solving. I am fully conversant with all aspects of Construction and project management utilising various methods to enable the completion of Projects from design through to close out.


Name: Robert James Barclay

Telephone: +44 (0-156*-****** (Home) +44 (0-782*-****** (Mobile) +994*********


Date of Birth: 4th October 1978

Relevant Oil & Gas Qualifications/Courses:

BOSIET (Including HUET & EBS) (OPITO Approved), (certified until Dec 2017)

CA-EBS Training completed 29th August 2014

Go Completions Certification & Database Training (completed 23rd April 2014)

MIST (Certified until Aug 2019)

Offshore Medical (re-certified until August 2017)

Working Safely – IOSH Approved

Essential Supervisory & Leadership Skills

ISSOW Level 2 Performing Authority Qualified (Conoco Phillips, Maersk & Petrofac)

Pressure Awareness – SFT823

Process Nitrogen 1 – PRO101, Leak Detection – PRO102, Purging & Foam Inerting – PRO103

Pipe Freezing – PRO104

Theory & Practice of Bolt Tightening and Bolting, Torque & Tensioning – ECITB Approved

Manual Handling, Safety Awareness, LOLER, PuWER


SQA Higher National Units Achieved:

A00X 04 Electrical Principles 1

A10J 04 Electrical Principles 2

A10K 04 Electrical Network Analysis

A04C 04 Combinational Logic & Sequential Logic Circuit Design & Testing

A0A7 04 Programmable Logic Controllers

A184 04 Application of Programmable Logic Controllers

A3EG 04 Analogue 1

A5P1 04 Mathematics for Engineering

A0EY 04 Utilising the Computer Resource

A0HN 04 Supervision & Management

A0NM 04 Organisation & Management Theories

A2HL 04 Communication 1: Using Communication Media for Vocational Purposes


Dec 15 – Present BP Projects (based in Sangachal Terminal, Baku, Azerbaijan)

Position: Project Engineer/eMOC Coordinator

Principle Accountabilities

A member of a multi-discipline projects team reporting to the Brownfield Project Manager with full project scope accountability i.e. all Piping elements applicable to onshore Brownfield tie-ins between existing site plant and Greenfield new build including the hot-tap of the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP).

Responsible for the coordination of all Brownfield Management of Change scopes (multi-discipline) and to ensure the timely delivery of each stage from approval through to closure.

Responsible for the development of Readiness Review Presentations for all Brownfield Tie-ins to achieve a fully accountable program to ensure all scopes are delivered on time, in budget and as safely as possible.

To liaise with the onsite Construction Company (TkAz) with any queries pertaining to the scope of work and to ensure delivery of close out as an active member of the Tri-Party Walk-down Team. Liaise with Site Operations Team to ensure full accountability is achieved.

Routine Activities:

Create and develop Readiness Reviews for all brownfield piping tie-in scopes.

Monitor the progress of installation and report findings to the Project Management Team

Co-ordinate the close out of all Brownfield Management of Change Scopes (eMOC)

Assist with the solving of any project issues that arise daily.

Ensure that Regulatory, BP Engineering Standards and HSE compliant.

Jan 15 – Nov 15 KBR Ltd (BP Projects)

Position: Construction Engineer

Principle Accountabilities

A member of a multi-discipline projects team reporting to the Brownfield Construction Manager with full project scope accountability i.e. all Piping elements applicable to onshore Brownfield tie-ins between existing site plant and Greenfield new build including the hot-tap of the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP).

Responsible for the creation and development of the Construction Workpack Template and to influence & implement construction practices going forward for the onsite Construction Company (TkAz). Responsible for the construction review of all Isometric Drawings for Brownfield Scopes.

The role involves the review & verification of all Brownfield scopes for piping, mechanical and structural works liaising directly with the Brownfield Construction Management & Leadership Team on site daily, ensuring that all scopes are delivered ahead of schedule to ensure that the Construction Contractor can reach milestones and achieve KPI’s.

Routine Activities:

Create and develop draft piping workpacks for all brownfield tie-in scopes.

Assist with the solving of any construction issues that arise daily.

Provide site team with all updated revisions of documents & drawings.

Ensure that Regulatory, BP Engineering Standards and HSE compliant.

Dec 13 – Aug 14 Petrofac OPO

Position: Construction Engineer

Principle Accountabilities

Responsible for the creation, review and verification of all ‘black trades’ construction workpacks (with a specific bias towards the piping aspect) including certification packs for the SAGE Pipeline Isolation Project. This project included the removal and replacement of a Pig Launcher onshore which required the investigation of key construction considerations and to effectively analyse and mitigate potential risks. Utilised a lesson’s learned approach to achieve sound communications between all interfaces to drive efficiency and productivity. Ensured that all piping scopes were delivered to a high standard in line with Client expectations and provide all involved parties with a detailed knowledge for the project.

Responsible for creation, review & verification of ‘black trades’ workpacks for the Beryl Alpha & Bravo including Certification & Handover Packs. The main aspect of this project was to survey and develop the removal and replacement of the Pig Launcher and the associated SDV’s within the system.

Mentoring Graduate/Junior Engineers in developing their skills to create workpacks and to fully understand how to read the correct information from technical drawings e.g. P&ID’s & Isometrics.

Routine Activities:

Create & develop ‘black trades’ workpacks.

Liaise with 3rd Party Vendors on various topics to solve construction issues.

Mentor Graduate/Junior Engineers in workpack development.

Ensure that the Company HSSE Policy & Standards were strictly adhered to.

Attend HAZID/HAZOPS meetings when required and to implement safe practices in accordance with the Company Safety Strategy.

Jun 13 – Dec 13 Conoco Phillips

Position: Leak Test Lead Engineer

Principle Accountabilities

Responsible for the completion of all Pressure/Leak Testing scopes (Hydro & N2/He) to achieve First Gas in accordance with the Company Operational Requirements.

Advise and assess (with Onshore Engineering) on all engineering aspects of the design of Test Boundaries and to overcome any issues occurring daily from MOC’s to Technical Queries. Ensured that effective communications established good working relationships between the Client and 3rd Party Vendor. Ensured all systems were re-instated & verified ready for full commissioning.

To have a detailed knowledge of all piping systems associated with the Judy Riser Platform and Jasmine Wellhead Platform ranging from gas export to chemical injection tie-ins.

Routine Activities:

Chairing of shift handover meetings/toolbox talks and act as main interface between the 3rd Party Vendor and Onshore Management.

Complete daily walk downs of systems to ensure mechanical completion before testing operations and to conduct ‘STOP’ Tours.

Carry out tri-party walk downs of systems to ensure outstanding punch items were mitigated or completed.

Ensure that company HSSE Standards and procedures were strictly adhered to and that all personnel worked towards achieving ‘Zero Incidents’.

Jun 11 – Jun 13 Wood Group PSN

Position: Close Out Co-ordinator/Workpack Development Engineer

Principle Accountabilities (Close Out)

Control of all Workpacks (and other Construction Modifications) received from Offshore Platforms to be closed out technically including all certification to be checked/verified and all as-building to be completed at Master Drawing Level.

Ensured that all deliverables were met and that key performance indicators were reached to ensure client satisfaction.

Routine Activities:

Liaise with Offshore Construction Supervisors to ensure correct completion of construction workpacks before return to onshore.

Liaise with Client to maintain KPI status of all ongoing projects.

Maintain the close out register for all ongoing projects.

Principle Accountabilities (Workpack Development)

Responsible for the development & completion of ‘black trades’ workpacks for the Return to Drilling Project on the Heather Alpha Platform, routinely liaising with the 3rd Party Drilling Company over technical issues.

Solely responsible for the development of black trades’ workpacks for a new Water Injection System, Fire Pump Engine Replacement, Flowline Replacement Scopes and Well Conductor Replacement Scopes. Provide a detailed working knowledge of all associated piping systems for each work scope ensuring that all potential safety issues and risks were mitigated in line with company operational requirements.

Routine Activities:

Create and develop black trades’ workpacks

Participate and lead daily conference calls with Offshore.

Attend & contribute in planning meetings and HAZOPs’/HAZIDs’ as and when required aswell as attend various meetings with 3rd Party Contractors.

Ensure that Company HSSE Standards and procedures were strictly adhered to.


Jan 06 – Jun 11 Baker Hughes International

Position: Supervisor

Principle Accountability

Supervise all Leak Testing Operations for the Hook-up of the new Elgin Wellhead Platform Bravo including pre-commissioning of all piping systems from Greenfield to Brownfield tie-ins whilst maintaining a strong safety culture in line with company HSSE Standards.

Routine Activities

Supervision of the completion of test packs, rigging up of all equipment and running N2 converter units, line walking systems for testing and completion of job paperwork.

Provide a sound application of techniques with detailed knowledge of the piping systems to aid the Client in returning to normal operations as quickly & effectively as possible.

Liaise routinely with the Operations Team and the Client to ensure safe delivery and validation of Piping Systems throughout the Plant.

Active participation in daily planning & safety meetings ensuring that all personnel under my guidance worked to a strict safety culture.

Conduct ‘STOP’ Tours on a routine basis to ensure that the Site Safety Procedures were being implemented by all personnel.

Mentor junior operators with the progression of their core skills from pumping operations to reading P&ID’s and completion of paperwork.

Jul 08 – Jul 11 Aker Qserv Ltd

Position: Multi-skilled Supervisor

Principle Accountability

As above including proficiency in supervision of Pipe Freezing/Hydro-testing Operations. Basic knowledge of Hot Oil flushing, air/vacuum drying & bolting techniques. Relative experience in recovery & re-injection of Freon Gas for refrigeration plants.

Jan 06 – Jul 08 BJ Services (PPS)

Position: N2 Process Operator

Carry out Nitrogen Pumping in conjunction with Purging and Leak Testing Operations on all specific areas of Process and Production Plants for Oil and Gas Producing Platforms. Operator for Pipe Freezing, Foam Inerting and Vacuum Drying scopes.

Feb 00 – Dec 06

Royal Navy: Able Seaman – OM (EW) 1

Various duties representative of rank including the supervision of a team to maintain a specific part of ship. Knowledge of all piping systems to maintain ship’s integrity throughout as an active member of the Ship’s Emergency Protection Team.

Maintaining the Intelligence Picture whilst on deployment to various locations around the world.

References: Available upon request

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