• Production Delivery

    Production Delivery

    Focusing on production delivery through asset reliability and improvement.

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  • Subsurface

    Subsurface

    The primary function of the Subsurface Team is to ensure that maximum value from the reservoirs is achieved.

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  • Production Enhancement

    Production Enhancement

    Fairfield aims to economically produce every available barrel by exploring opportunities that enhance production rate.

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  • Subsea Engineering

    Subsea Engineering

    Responsible for subsea engineering support activities throughout the whole lifecycle of Fairfield's field developments.

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  • Contracts & Supply Chain

    Contracts & Supply Chain

    Ensuring that all goods and services maximise the value which the supply chain delivers, both onshore and offshore.

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  • HR and Business Services

    HR and Business Services

    Ensuring Fairfield's activities are staffed and supported appropriately in order to facilitate business continuity.

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  • Drilling

    Drilling

    Covering all aspects of Drilling, Completion and Well Services activities on Fairfield's various assets; the team strives for continuous improvement in well delivery.

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  • Legal

    Legal

    Providing practical legal advice across the whole of Fairfield's business.

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  • Finance & Economics

    Finance

    Ensures that appropriate funds are available to execute corporate strategy whilst aiding decision making through the provision of statistical data.

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  • H,S&E

    H,S&E

    Fairfield believes that a workplace free of occupational injuries and illnesses is essential to running an efficient, successful and responsible business.

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Drilling

What the team says...

The Drilling function covers all aspects of Drilling, Completion and Well Services activities on Fairfield’s various assets including the Dunlin Area Asset, Development Assets such as Crawford and Darwin, Joint Ventures such as Clipper South, and in the area of New Business.

The remit of the team is to plan and execute all activities in a safe and efficient manner, to remain incident free, and to demonstrate continuous improvement in well delivery. Since the team’s establishment it has grown rapidly to support multiple activities with a 50-50 split between support of the rig refurbishment of the Dunlin Alpha drilling package and transition to active platform drilling campaign, and detailed planning for Development Asset drilling operations.

The activities of the team typically includes the annual maintenance and repair of platform wellhead and Xmas tree inventory, as well as standalone well services activities to prepare for future drilling activities, remedy well integrity issues, and to improve the performance of wells. In addition, the team is responsible for the Dunlin platform infill drilling operations covering well planning, risk assessment, permitting, daily operations supervision and well close-out, as well as conceptual engineering for the early stages of Field Development – detailed screening to deliver an optimum Field Development plan and balance risks across all disciplines. Also part of the remit is the screening of costs/risks for all potential New Business acquisitions to ensure bids reflect the correct level of technical complexity and operational uncertainty. There is also a requirement to manage the cross asset drilling schedule to optimise functional well delivery in line with individual Asset plans. All of these activities involve regular interface with the Asset, Subsurface, Subsea & Engineering disciplines to ensure all plans are consistent with wider organisational requirements.

The Drilling team has delivered some significant milestones in its short history: An eighteen month Rig Refurbishment project and transition to the first active drilling operations on the Dunlin platform since the 1990’s; first dual ESP completion run into a highly depleted reservoir section on the Dunlin platform; development of a Structural Basis of Design for the Dunlin platform well stock to understand load cases and actions required to ensure the foundation is suitable for life of production wells; two years’ LTI free since start of Dunlin well operations; significant improvement in platform well stock integrity since annual maintenance was adopted by Well Services team; development of a fit for purpose Management System to control all well engineering activities; and development of a Performance Management system to drive the performance culture and continuous improvement into all daily operations.

Subsea Engineering

Subsea Engineering

Responsible for subsea engineering support activities throughout the whole lifecycle of Fairfield's field developments.
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CSR

Production Enhancement

Fairfield aims to economically produce every available barrel by exploring opportunities that enhance production rate.
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HR and Business Services

HR and Business Services

Ensuring Fairfield's activities are staffed and supported appropriately in order to facilitate business continuity.
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Subsurface

Subsurface

The primary function of the Subsurface Team is to ensure that maximum value from the reservoirs is achieved.
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