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March 14th, 2019

This decision was made following an increasing number of requests from clients. We will use our commissioning expertise to deliver a phased resumption of production, while still allowing for essential maintenance work to take place.

Stephen has more than 30 years’ experience and an industry-wide reputation for the delivery of successful shutdown programmes. He led an onshore team to develop strategies for shutdowns as part of the redevelopment of the Montrose and Arbroath platforms in the UK North Sea, and has held a number of roles for operators including shutdown manager, offshore delivery manager, flotel campaign manager and OIM (offshore installation manager).

Philip Tweedy, managing director at Magma Products, said: “The appointment of Stephen demonstrates from the very beginning the level of expertise and capability we plan to bring to turnaround strategies. Stephen has a track record of delivering projects that minimise risk and maximise production. “Using our commissioning expertise, we are bringing a systemised approach to shutdown projects with work being carried out in stages. This option has the scope for the asset to be producing rather than not producing at all. We are confident this will be a successful addition to the engineering solutions we offer the market.” Stephen said: “I’m excited about this role as it enables me to pass on my expertise and lessons learned to a broad range of companies and projects. Shutdown teams require a high level of experience. Magma is able to fill any knowledge gaps and deliver a road map that keeps projects on schedule and on budget through a phased and structured approach.” Identifying the capability of the project team and shaping a clear plan, says Stephen, are key steps to saving millions of pounds on shutdown projects, with reducing downtime the prime consideration.