FPSO Operations Supervision
||FPSO Production Superintendent
||Site Operations Manager FPSO
Responsible for the safe, efficient and correct operation of the Production Plant, process, gas compression systems,
machinery, equipment, CCR and instrumentation on the FPSO.
During Operations Phase
Knowledge of roles and responsibilities with regard to Emergency Response
Ensures that the personnel assigned to the Production Department are fully conversant with their duties and responsibilities
and undertakes to provide training and guidance where shortfalls are identified
Manages day-to-day disciplinary and performance issues on board, in conjunction with OIM
Prepares, implements and controls process system operating and safety procedures
Maintains a close working relationship with the Maintenance Superintendent. Communicates defects, maintenance, repair,
calibration and testing requirements to him in order to ensure that the plant and systems are maintained in good condition and
to optimum performance
Plans and anticipates spare parts, consumables, chemical and other material requirements. Remains aware of stock levels and
inform the Maintenance Superintendent whenever new supplies are required so that the necessary requisitions are raised in
Ensures that planned maintenance requirements are undertaken in accordance with manufacturers recommendations and
operating experience in a timely manner. Be friendly with the PMS computerized system and enter basic data and history as
Prepares, follow up and close out vendor assistance in systems on board in close relationship with the OIM and Site Operations
Ensure that all classification society and national survey requirements are met and satisfied
Report to the OIM all relevant matters to the safe operations of the plant
Responsible for all matters related to the metering of oil and gas in the process
Responsible for all matters related to laboratory testing and analysis and direct the Lab Technician in his duties. Full
understanding of criticality regarding chemical injection rates. Report to the client and the Shore Base on injection rates and
stocks needs to ensure no shortfalls could happen
Ensure that comprehensive logs are maintained for all of the Process Plant and systems.
Audit regularly his department and all registers
Act as Area Authority under the SAIPEM Permit to Work system
Through knowledge of SAIPEM Permit to Work system, Isolation Standards, Risk Assessment
To be familiar with company procedures, ensuring compliance with same
During Pre-Operations Phase
Ensures, to the best of ability and professional expertise that all refurbishment and conversion works to the Production Systems
are of a standard suitable for the design life with uninterrupted service. This should include workmanship, materials, operability
and Class requirements
Ensures that all commissioning activities are performed in compliance with agreed plans and that, for each system, the
appropriate acceptance documents (e.g. completion check lists, test reports, start-up reports and hand-over protocols) are
signed off by authorized personnel
Prepares and follow-up on punch list items to ensure work is satisfactorily completed to the required standard
Assists the Chief Engineer (Maintenance Superintendent) in the entry of data into the Planned Maintenance Database
Participates to / Review the SMS Operating Manuals (Production Operating Manual)
Management and Reporting
At the Engineering Offices (Phase A)
Managed by the Site Operations Manager he is coordinated by the Engineering Project Manager or his deputy as part of the
engineering group. Work location is in various engineering offices as decided by the Project Manager
Reports to the Site Operations Manager and functionally to the EPM or his deputy for the day-to-day work and for any findings
on a weekly basis
Reports through a weekly punch list any uncorrected findings to the Site Operations Manager for further action
At the Shipyard (Phase B)
Managed by the OIM and Site Operations Manager. His workload is decided by the OIM and Site Operations Manager in liaison
with the Construction Site Manager
Report any deficiencies in the refurbishment to the Construction Site Manager
Report through a weekly punch list any uncorrected deficiency to the Site Operations Manager for further action
Report any unsafe practices to the Yard Safety Supervisor
Submit a weekly report to the Site Operations Manager detailing the activities, the progress of the construction of the Process
Equipment both in the various sites and on the Unit
At the Commissioning Phase (Phase C)
Managed by the OIM as part of the Unit Crew
Reports any non-conformity in the commissioning to the OIM and Site Operations Manager
Reports through a weekly punch list any uncorrected deficiency to the OIM and Site Operations Manager for further action
Submits a weekly report to the OIM and Site Operations Manager detailing the activities and progress of commissioning in the
areas under his control
Familiarises the Unit Production Team with the operability of the System
He is the person in charge who has complete and ultimate command of the unit and to whom all personnel
onboard are responsible
He is the Operating Company Representative offshore
Manages the contract onboard, ensuring the maximum vessel operational performance in compliance with the
contractual and legal requirements, laws, rules and regulations and Company Policies
The OIM is supported by the Master /Cargo Superintendent for all Maritime, Maintenance and Safety aspects.
Cooperates with the Master in case of vessel emergency as per HSE & Emergency Preparedness Procedures.
Cooperates for the periodical review and maintenance of the Safety Management System and other vessel
He is the link between the Vessel Organisation and the Client Representative onboard.
Reports to the Site Operations Manager daily on all relevant matters.
Manages the operation of the FPSO and related activities with the support all Heads of Department on board.
Has the responsibilities for co-ordinating and guaranteeing the information flow between the vessel and Saipem
Local Ops Office.
Gives support and information to the Saipem Local Ops Office during management of contract and Client’s
Monitors the levels of competency on board and ensure that corrective action takes place.
Monitors the annual assessments of personnel, ensuring fairness and accuracy.
Ensures that probationary assessments are carried out before the probationary period elapses.
Manages the day-to-day disciplinary and performance issues on board with appropriate reference to the Site
Co-ordinates Production and Marine Areas.
Properly coordinates with the Master for all the Marine related issues.
Establishes effective relationship between the organisation on board and the Client Representative.
Coordinates the training request from Heads of Department for personnel and the transmittal to the competent
offices of Saipem.
Assists the Saipem Department or Third Parties during audits on board in co-operation with Heads of
Monitors the implementation of remedial and corrective actions for internal and Customer issues and preventing
that the activities that must be taken expire.
Guarantees that all rules and regulations, with special regards to those referred to safety on job site, are
implemented (if necessary co-operating with Heads of Department).
Ensures that all personnel on board is in possession of proper certification and qualification to work in the
Coordinates the Purser for all Logistic aspects of the vessel.
Participates and promotes the safety meetings and safety drills held onboard.
Familiarises himself with reporting routines regarding the AMOSW based maintenance system on board.
Promptly reports all accidents, near-miss accidents and non-conformance through the proper channels.
Is familiar with all relevant work and safety procedures issued by Saipem and the Operator, and promote the
implementation of same.
During Pre-operation phase (Engineering, Shipyard and Voyage):
Assists and supports the role of the Site Operations Manager.
Responsible of the Site Operations Manager duties when he is out of the shipyard.
Prepares the FPSO for the voyage to the Country of Operations ensuring that she is in compliance with all flag
and international applicable rules and regulations.
Ensures in liaison with the Master/Cargo Superintendent that all flag, class and other statutory documentation.
Is received, registered and stored on board with copies sent to the shore base and BU Operations Office.
Ensures that all surveys are completed prior to acceptance of the FPSO and departure from the shipyard.
Ensures that officers and crew are properly trained and familiarised with the operation of the FPSO and its
equipment. Implements on-site training as directed by the Site Operations Manager and Asset Surveyor.
Responsible for the management and supervision of the production and marine crew during conversion and
commissioning at the Shipyard.
Responsible, with the support of the HR and Asset Dept’s, of the plan, travel, accommodation arrangements.
Ensures that all personnel under his control comply with applicable safety rules and regulations.
Organises watch keeping and security duties for machinery operation being tested and started by the Marine
crew or systems handed over by the Project team.
Coordinates with the Materials Supervisor to ensure that adequate stocks of spare parts and consumables are
identified, loaded onboard and properly entered into the computerised database prior to departure.
Ensures that all safety equipment is on board and properly registered and maintained.
Ensures with the support of the Master/Cargo Superintendent that all planned maintenance data is collected
and entered into the computerised system.
Prepares and follows up on punch list items to ensure work is satisfactorily completed to the required standard.
Collates all information from Department Heads and provide a weekly update to the Conversion Manager / Site
Operations Manager and Asset Surveyor.
Organises regular reporting of the activities in the shipyard.
Reviews in liaison with Master/Cargo Superintendent the SMS Marine manuals (SOLAS, Emergency plans,
Shipboard, Contingency plans) and ensures that SMS policy is effective within the crew.
Has overall responsibility and accountability for the efficient operation of the FPSO.
During Operation Phase
The Operations Manager has overall responsibility and accountability for the Safe and efficient operation of the
Responsible for and maintaining effective Client liaison Locally.
Responsible for implementing and maintaining an effective Safety Management System, a Planned Maintenance
Systems on the FPSO and in accordance with the Company’s Safety Management Systems.
Arranges through the Company for periodic SMS audits by both internal and external auditors as required.
Responsible for ensuring classification and statutory surveys are planned and conducted in a timely manner.
?Consults with and advise Client on operating costs. Responsible for operating costs recovery.
?Prepares and obtains annual approval for local operating budgets. Review monthly financial forecasts, local
expenses and take corrective action when potential budget overruns are identified. When unavoidable overruns
arise, responsible for ensuring that negative budget variances (NVB’s) are processed according to the company’s
rules. Maintains with the relevant onshore staff and the Unit Superintendents/ OIM’s, a continuous review of the
performance of the FPSO and take the corrective action where performance falls below required or agreed
Responsible for periodic review and appraisal of onshore and offshore staff performance
?Obtains all necessary technical and professional support for the Operations in liaison with the BU Operations Office,
Operating Company, Local technical support, Consultants, Manufacturers, Vendors and Contractors as required.
?Supervises the performance of all Local subcontractors and Local agents.
?Supervises all materials and personnel logistics related to the operations of the FPSO.
Periodically reviews local sub-contracts and suppliers/ sub-contractor performance to ensure best value for money
is being obtained for the Company.
Manages and approves the subcontracting of local staff in accordance with the approved complement and
In liaison with the Operations Manager, participate in the definition and approval of manning policy for both the Unit
and the Operations Office, including total complements, qualifications and experience requirements and rotations.
Reviews and recommends changes to the manning policy as proved necessary on the basis of operational
During Pre-Operation Phase
Assists and supports the Operations Manager FPSO.
Ensures that FPSO is suitable for practical and safe operation, maintenance and repair in line with SAIPEM Codes
of Practices and Philosophies.
Liaises with the HR Dpt for the appropriate execution of the crew phase-in and crew training
Makes regular trips to Shipyard and be permanent there when necessary
Liaises with Maintenance Dpt for the Spare Parts and Consumables requirements to ensure that all necessary
materials for the safe and efficient operation of the unit are on board and in good order prior to commissioning and
monitor the setting up of planned maintenance
Supervises preparation of all material pre-operations inventory budgets for materials and consumable spare parts
and issue periodic forecasts
Liaises on a daily basis with the FPSO on purchasing issues
Produces and distributes daily, weekly and/or monthly reports as relevant
Reviews in liaison with other Saipem Functions all operational and safety procedures and manuals on a timely basis
Cooperates with the HSE and Asset Functions in all aspects relating to the operating and SMS manuals
Organizes operational meetings at the Shipyard
Establishes the minimum requirements for the Local Operation Office and Local Base in the Country of Operations,
verifying with the Asset group that the system is set up in order to suit the Operations need in due time.
Makes regular trips to the Local Operations office to assist the importation of the FPSO and all relevant ancillaries,
in liaison with the Local Company support.