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Grant Adam, Principal Engineer BSc, PgDip, CEng, CmarEng, MIMarEst from Jee

Grant AdamGrant is an experienced chartered engineer who has been working in the oil and gas industry since 1994. He is the head of Jee’s integrity management discipline and has an in-depth knowledge of the field and its associated areas, including internal and external inspection. Working closely with a number of major operators, Grant provides technical support and pipeline technical authority services, advising on all aspects of design, construction, integrity, repair and the operation of pipeline systems.

Grant has completed a number of integrity management related projects, including creating riser inspection strategies, inspection tool and stuck pig contingency plans, corrosion management strategies and pipeline lifetime extension studies.

With his vast technical understanding and dynamic presentation skills, Grant also presents Jee’s ‘Failure of deep-water pipelines and risers’ course around the world, successfully developing delegates’ competencies. 

1. What are you looking forward to explaining to the audience?

The webinar will discuss the consequences of ineffective subsea pipeline integrity management and why it is so important. I am looking forward to sharing my experience with the audience and hope the lessons learnt will prove to be a useful insight for oil and gas operators and service providers.

2. What is the most interesting thing you’ve done within your current role? 

As part of my role, I also present Jee’s ‘Failure of deepwater pipelines and risers’ technical training course around the world. Utilising case studies of real pipeline failures, this course looks at integrity management issues affecting deepwater risers and flowlines. Teaching provides a fantastic opportunity to travel, but more importantly a chance to give back to the industry and pass on lessons learned, improving industry standards and best practice.

3. What is the ideal outcome you would like from doing the webinar? 

We aim to provide attendees with an overview of subsea pipelines integrity management best practice in addition to examining the primary threats and lessons learnt. The webinar will also discuss how lifetime extension can maximise the profitability of mature assets and how integrity management is applied to decommissioned pipelines. I hope that all attendees go away with a better understanding of pipeline integrity management which will help them in their roles going forwards.

 4. Where is your favourite place in the world and why?

My favourite place in the whole world is my home. No matter where in the world you travel to and the experiences gained during these travels, it’s always nice to get home!

Grant Adam will be presenting the Jee webinar ‘Lessons Learned in Subsea Pipeline Integrity Management’ on the 24th February at 3PM London / 10AM New York. Register here.


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.