Magma Products has launched a Shutdown Division to provide systemized approach to decommissioning, and appointed Stephen Potts as shutdown director.
The company plans to use its commissioning expertise to deliver a phased resumption of production, while still allowing for essential maintenance work to take place.
Furthermore, Stephen Potts who joined the company has more than 30 years’ experience and a 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 minimize risk and maximize production.
“Using our commissioning expertise, we are bringing a systemized 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 Potts added: “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.”