Abuhasan Sahibjan is the VP Asset Integrity at BW Offshore, a leading provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry. The company also participates in developing proven offshore hydrocarbon reservoirs. BW Offshore is represented in all major oil and gas regions world-wide with a fleet of 15 owned FPSOs. The company has more than 35 years of production track record, having executed 40 FPSO and FSO projects.
Abuhasan holds an MBA in Oil and Gas Management from Robert Gordon University and has more than 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, within Floating Production facilities, Well head Platforms, Refinery, LPG recovery plants, Onshore and Offshore crude oil and gas processing facilities. In BW Offshore, he has held various roles both offshore and onshore, supporting the fleet in technical and management capacities related to Asset Integrity, Technical Support, Maintenance Management, and Document Control, amongst others.
An advocate for digital adoption and change, in addition to his role as VP for Asset Integrity, Abuhasan is currently leading the Digitalisation journey BW Offshore has embarked on, aiming to enable a real transformation of business, better positioning for growth and to deliver Leading-Edge Offshore Operations.
By harnessing available technology in innovative ways, BW Offshore is tapping into the growing fields of digitalisation, and the Company continues to evolve with several initiatives being implemented. Abuhasan’s experience in overall operations for floating units include technical and financial operation, management of operational aspects in upgrade projects, implementation and adherence of budget, contracts, company standards and regulatory requirements, optimization of resources including manning, procurement and logistics, follow up on competency evaluation and training requirements.
His experience in Technical Management includes managing a global technical team consisting of various subject matter experts providing 24X7 support to operating assets and ensuring optimum utilization of resources to achieve organizational goals and industry best practices. He also fostered a Roving team (Riding crew) that provided support in terms of major and specialized maintenance for the company’s offshore assets. As part of BW Offshores Asset Integrity Management, Abuhasan has developed and implemented processes and procedures related to Safety and Environment critical maintenance, including critical function testing, integrity inspection programs, and audit programs.
In addition, he was responsible for Change Management within BW Offshore, and developed and implemented the computerised maintenance management system, ensuring all facilities are maintained according to company Maintenance Philosophy, Regulatory Compliance with respect to Class, Flag state and National regulatory. Abuhasan ensures that best practices, technology, techniques and innovation are developed and implemented across the company’s assets, and leads his team by adhering to the ILEAD principles: Integrity, Leverage the team, Excellence, Accountability and Disciplined delivery, that together promote healthy collaboration and the positive development of the Company’s capabilities while operating with multinational teams on all of BW Offshores offshore units and in all onshore locations.
DATA-DRIVEN FPSOS: DRIVING NEW FPSO INNOVATIONS & BREAKTHROUGHS WITH DIGITALISATION
The ongoing drive for FPSO digitalisation and stakeholders are looking to learn how to effectively harness digital solutions such IoT, digital twins, analytics in FPSO operations and maintenance