Spotlight Interview: Rob Davies, MEng, MA (Hons) from Jee


Rob Davies is a Subsea Engineer with specific expertise in installation analysis. Rob has in-depth knowledge of installation analysis of subsea power cables, flexible risers, umbilicals and pipelines as a result of working on a wide range of projects, including three wind farm projects around the UKCS. 

1. Why did you decide to do a webinRob Daviesar with Business Review Webinars?
Jee is a leading multi-discipline engineering and training firm, delivering integrated subsea services to the oil, gas and renewables industry. We believe in contributing to the evolution of the industry and current best practice, and a webinar is an excellent way of sharing our 26 years’ of experience and knowledge.

2. What are you looking forward to explaining to the audience
During the webinar, we will provide attendees with an insight into installation analysis tools such as OrcaFlex, advise on some optimisation methods and common pitfalls, and provide an overview of the installation of subsea power cables, structures and flowlines. I am particularly looking forward to discussing the mind-set that should be adopted when approaching installation analysis.

3. What is the ideal outcome you would like from doing the webinar?
We would like to share our expertise and in-depth knowledge of installation analysis with our clients and colleagues in the industry, helping them to develop an understanding of the key points to consider and address during installation analysis.

4. What is the most interesting thing you’ve done within your current role?
The most interesting project I have been involved in was the installation analysis for four flexible risers and a control umbilical to a new FPSO, including the 1st and 2nd end connections, hook-up to subsea structures and abandonment and recovery plans. It was interesting because we were involved in the installation planning to such a large extent and had really good interaction with the offshore crew and discussed issues that were important for them.

5. What motivates you?
I am particularly motivated when tasked with developing an innovative solution to a difficult or unusual issue. A recent example was a riser re-use analysis which required careful consideration of the condition of the riser in a probabilistic manner. Jee’s reputation is built on our technical expertise and high standards, so we do receive a wide range of requests for solutions to unusual problems. It makes working at Jee interesting because the type of work can be so varied.

Rob Davies will be presenting the Jee webinar ‘Optimising Installation Analysis-A Pragmatic Approach’ on the 11th September.

If you would like to attend the webinar please register here.

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