30+ Years in Construction of which 19 years in Oil & Gas development and construction; including steel pipeline, flowlines, umbilicals, mooring systems, pull-ins, sub-sea structures


  • Extensive experience in Load out and Transpooling operations for a big number of projects with Saipem
  • Previous experience as Lead Rigger and Deck Foreman
  • Load cell checks and pull tests
  • Maintenance and preparation of VLS and Carousel Lay System and RHD
  • Carousel & VLS system maintenance
  • Nationality: British


  • Secondary Education to CSE level
  • City & Guilds Carpentry & Joinery
  • HNC in Carpentry & Joinery
  • Unrestricted Offshore Medical Certificate
  • Offshore Emergency Training Course (5858), including HUET & EBS Approved by OPITO
  • Vantage card
  • Seaman’s Discharge Book

Career History

Saipem (Burullus, Liwan and Kizomba Projects)
Systems operator / Load out and Rigging Supervisor (2007 – present)

  • Load out of 29kms of 117mm umbilical onto 25 mts carousel on transport vessel to be transpooled in Egypt
  • Closing and monitoring 90t tensioner, all aspects of crane work needed
  • Transpooling of 29kms of 117mm umbilical vessel to vessel
  • Load out of 2 x 20mts carousels with umbilicals and flowlines on transport vessel
  • Securing system and sea fastening for sail
  • All aspects of rigging and handling of 2 x umbilicals 55kms in total on 16 mts carousel, 6 reels of 117mm umbilical, jumpers and flying leads
  • Mob in Holland of VLS and lay system – Load out in Rosyth of 55kms of 117mm umbilicals
  • Maintenance and prep of VLS and Carousel Lay System and RHD
  • Mobilisation of lay system including VLS 1 x 20mt & 1 x 25mt Carousel
  • Load-out of 6 products onto 20mt Carousel totaling 67km and 1 x 44km onto 25mt Carousel Duties incl spooling-on, head & tail handling and all timber packing
  • Mob and load-out of lay system including Reels tensioners to lay 3 x umbilicals, 2 x power cables, mud mats, 1 x sub-sea structure
  • Carousel & VLS system maintenance
  • Removal of 90t from VLS and complete dismantling; overhaul & replacement of parts and rebuild; testing of system prior to mobilization onto Normand Cutter
  • Umbilical pull-in to FPSO; In field & jumpers 16mt Carousel 90t VLS & RH Drive
  • Load-out on 16mt Carousel
  • Umbilical on reels with under-roller system
  • De-mob Carousel from Transport Barge. Re-certifying Rigging. New workshops and Stores Container fitted out. Inventories of all rigging, stores and equipment
  • Umbilical pull-in Diver assist with installing spools

Sonsub and Subsea 7 (Exxon Bahr Essalam Project; Libya)
(Talisman-Enoch, BP/Statoil imfaks & Skinfaks/Chevron Lombito Tomboco Skandi Navica)
Lead Rigger/ Carousel Operator (1998 – 2006)

  • Loading and laying of coiled steel pipelines including recovery & repairs. Piggyback
  • Recovery of flowlines, repairs & re-installation. Mid-line connections and abandonment
  • Load-out and lay from 25mt Carousel through 90t VLS
  • Installation of spools & sub-sea manifolds
  • Mobilisation, load and lay of 18km of umbilical
  • Vessel set up to lay coiled steel pipe from a reel through a J-lay system

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