Vice President - Operations
The man for unique projects
Mark has a reputation for dealing with unique and complex projects. Since joining the company more than a decade ago, he managed an oil field redevelopment project in Abu Dhabi, ran an offshore marginal gas field development in Malaysia, oversaw upgrading of a semi-submersible floating production rig in Gdansk, Poland, and worked as Deputy Project Director at Al Taweelah, the first alumina refinery in the UAE.
Mark, what has been your greatest achievement in your time at Petrofac?
The project I am proudest of is the Berantai Marginal Gas Field Development project in Malaysia. We delivered an FPSO, wellhead platform, and subsea infrastructure for the Berantai field off the East Coast of Malaysia in a world class benchmark schedule.
Engineering was performed in the Woking (UK) office, procurement in Sharjah (UAE), fabrication of the wellhead platform in Malaysia, and FPSO conversion in Singapore. I was fortunate to have three high performing teams who worked tirelessly to deliver the project to such a short schedule.
This project won the ‘Driven to Deliver’ Petrofac EVE Award in 2013 as well as Oil & Gas Year Malaysia Marginal Field Development 2013.
What is your highlight moment?
The day the Berantai FPSO sailed away from Singapore is perhaps my best memory. It marked the end of an intense period in my career and a great achievement.
Al Taweelah Alumina Refinery is also one of the memorable and challenging projects I have been on and achievement of first Alumina in March 2019 was the culmination of more than five years of effort by the Bechtel Petrofac joint venture, a unique pairing and arrangement that I am also tremendously proud of.
I have fond memories of so many amazing people that I have worked with and I try to stay in touch with many of them.