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Roger Esson

L000016

Contracting strategy to be specific and relevant to demolition workscope

Working practices for topsides and jacket removal were planned based on “normal” offshore practices using existing the operator’s long term labour as well as labour and sub-contractors brought in by the main contractor.

Normal offshore practices proved to be too onerous and not applicable to a demolition project, leading to a lot of site queries for deviations and numerous waivers. Contractor and labour performance was mixed, with some contractors performing well and others not motivated by the short term nature of the project. The confusion between main contractor and operator long-term contractor status distracted focus from the task into commercial areas.

Issues raised above continued to be a problem with no resolution, leading to a lot of administration to resolve unnecessary queries and effort expended in executing work inefficiently through poorly recruited, motivated and directed workers (regardless of “status” as long term or project contracted).

Contracting strategy should be clear that all contractors are directed by the main contractor and work to his procedures and practices appropriate to a demolition project.

5 TO 3 YEARS BEFORE CoP

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Published

None

10-4-2017

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