Over the years, they have used decades of knowledge gained in operating offshore to grow and improve Shell’s deep-water business. Along the way they’ve achieved technology milestones in the design, construction, installation and operation of world-class deep-water and ultra deep-water oil and gas production platforms.
For seasoned professionals like Mars B Project Manager Mark Lindsay, deep water defines their careers. “It does become part of your DNA,” says Lindsay, who has spent 26 of his 36-year career on Shell deep-water projects.
Things have changed significantly since Lindsay executed the world’s first tension leg floating platform, Auger, in 1994. “Then, we were executing the first TLP without any guidance. Today, Olympus represents full collaboration between construction, commissioning and operations teams,” he says.