Influencing safety in EPIC projects: Case Study of the Alba B3 Offshore Gas Compression Project

Recorded On: 06/14/2016

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Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation, and Commissioning (EPIC) Contracts are widely used today for Oil & Gas projects worldwide. By their very nature the EPIC contract puts the responsibility for the “lump-sum", “turn-key" delivery of the project on the Contractor with the Company being maintained at arm's length and any Contract “extras" resulting in change orders to the Contract. For a Company with a robust HSE culture influencing the HSE performance of an EPIC contractor presents a significant challenge.

In 2013 Marathon EG Production Ltd (MEGPL) entered into an EPIC contract with Heerema Fabrication Group for the delivery of a new gas compression platform (Alba B3) to be bridge-connected to existing infrastructure in the existing MEGPL Alba production area offshore Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea. From contract development through to engineering, fabrication, and offshore installation MEGPL project team personnel continually strived to achieve project goals and contractual requirements for occupational health, facility safety design, and environmental concerns. The focus of this HSE influence was not only on the Contractor but extended to the sub-Contractor companies as well. This presentation outlines the actions and efforts by the MEGPL personnel to successfully influence HSE performance without affecting (increasing) the lump sum Contract price.

This webinar is categorized under the Health, Safety, and Environment discipline.

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Bryan Wallace


Mr. Wallace is the Project Director for the Marathon Oil Alba B3 Compression Project being installed in the existing Alba production area offshore Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea. He has over thirty years of experience in Oil & Gas projects and operations both downstream and upstream with a predominance of offshore international experience including Indonesia, Norway, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea. He also served as a member of the Management Committee for the joint venture Waha Oil Company in Libya where his responsibilities included championing the implementation of a safety management system. Wallace has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and has authored multiple technical papers.

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Web Event
06/14/2016 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
06/14/2016 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes Scheduled for 60 minutes.
CEU Credit
0.10 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
0.10 CEU credits  |  Certificate available CEU Credit