• 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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Subsea Engineering

What the team says...

The Subsea Engineering team is responsible for subsea engineering support activities throughout the whole lifecycle of Fairfield’s field developments.

In support of business development activity, engineering support is provided during the process of asset acquisition, concept development and screening as potential developments are subsequently commercialised. The team provides project management resources for Front End Engineering and Design, bidding of construction projects and project delivery, and installation post sanction of field developments. The composition of the team is such that personnel involved in field development planning also get involved in operations post first oil.  In this way, lessons learnt from day-to-day activities are applied in the design of new facilities.

The Subsea Engineering team is also responsible for the subsea interfaces on the wells (subsea trees and controls) to the pipeline systems and risers onto Dunlin, and the export system to Cormorant Alpha. This results in involvement with well construction activities, including the supply of intervention tooling and trees, production engineering with corrosion control and flow assurance, to integrity management activities such IRM interventions, ROV inspection operations and routine pigging operations on the pipelines. Integrity management has been a major component of the work carried out on the Dunlin asset since its transfer to Fairfield. This has involved several major intervention programmes to rectify faults and gather data for life extension. Given that Dunlin is a node in the Brent pipeline system, the integrity management activities involve the other platform operators on the system. This adds considerably to the diverse range of activities undertaken by the team.

Stephen Sapp, Subsea Engineering Manager comments, “The engineering and operations tasks undertaken by the team vary enormously from planning and management of diving operations to equipment design and supply management. All these activities require proactive behaviours to ensure that the stakeholders, from Fairfield teams (drilling, production engineering) to external parties such as the Dunlin Duty holder, have their needs met.  This has resulted in the provision of subsea hardware input into integrity management systems and operational troubleshooting in recent times. With the addition of the recently acquired assets which are awaiting development, there is an opportunity to expand the lifecycle approach to project delivery, ensuring that Fairfield’s subsea infrastructure is fit for purpose and that we have the means to provide consistent project delivery performance.”

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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Legal

Legal

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

Drilling

Covering all aspects of Drilling, Completion and Well Services activities, the team strives for continuous improvement in well delivery.
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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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