ConocoPhillips Announces Winners of 2018 Supplier Recognition Award Program
Two Alaska companies listed among ten winners
HOUSTON, TX—ConocoPhillips announced the winners of its 2018 Supplier Recognition Award program. The ten recipient companies were honored for exhibiting exceptional leadership in observance of the company’s SPIRIT Values.
Awards were given in two areas: focus on execution and doing business better.
ConocoPhillips business units around the world generated nominations internally, with winners chosen by a cross-functional committee of senior managers.
“Over the last several years ConocoPhillips has reduced its cost of supply while continuing to achieve outstanding operational results, and our success would not be possible without the leadership and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our suppliers around the world,” said Matt Fox, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “This program is one way we celebrate the efforts of our suppliers and the important role they play in helping us deliver on our operational and safety goals.”
The 2018 award recipients are:
- Focus on Execution: Baker Hughes, a GE Company
- Focus on Execution: Clough Amec Pty Ltd.
- Focus on Execution: Noble Contracting II GMBH and Schlumberger Australia Pty Ltd.
- Focus on Execution: Process Equipment & Service Company, Inc. (PESCO)
- Focus on Execution: Sperry Drilling Services – Halliburton
- Doing Business Better: Enventure Global Technology
- Doing Business Better: Northern Solutions LLC
- Doing Business Better: TechnipFMC plc
- Doing Business Better: VE Brandl
Below are the descriptions of each company’s specific achievements:
- Baker Hughes, a GE Company utilized methodical planning, early engagement, collaboration and its new steerable drilling liner system prototype to improve drilling performance and help ConocoPhillips deliver first oil at the Greater Mooses Tooth 1 drilling project in Alaska two-and-a-half months ahead of schedule.
- Northern Solutions provided engineered, tested and manufactured tools to ConocoPhillips specifications, reducing time and risk in coiled tubing drilling rig operations and providing a safer exit technique. Northern thus contributed to reducing overall cost of supply for Alaska North Slope crude.
- Clough Amec Pty Ltd provided the resources and supervision to execute a complex offshore work scope on the Bayu-Undan platform, including maintenance, shutdown, infill drilling preparation and demobilization of the accommodation support vessel. Clough maintained a strong focus on HSE performance and completed work on or ahead of schedule and below budget, helping the Australia-West Business Unit achieve key operations goals.
- Noble Contracting II GMBH and Schlumberger Australia Pty Ltd. provided an integrated bundle of services for the Bayu-Undan infill well drilling campaign, helping complete the three-well, 227-day drilling campaign with zero downhole failures or lost time 28 days ahead of schedule, and under budget.
- VE Brandl leveraged its experience and technology to adapt to changing schedules and environmental conditions while performing grubbing and earthwork in the Montney appraisal project in Canada. Brandl’s results positively influenced the project’s schedule and its commercial and HSE performance.
- Enventure Global Technology Inc delivered expandable tubulars for Greater Ekofisk Area wells since 2015 with a 100 percent success rate by utilizing proactive collaboration, rigorous QA/QC and planning. Twenty installations with a total length of ~20,000 feet have been successfully expanded as drilling liners and as expandable patches with no HSE incidents, system failures or failures to expand.
- Sperry Drilling Services – Halliburton worked with ConocoPhillips Norway technical personnel to develop deep resistivity (DR) technology that helps reduce rig time and development costs and increases production through better well placement. The new technology enhanced market competition and thus reduced ConocoPhillips’ DR technology service costs.
- TechnipFMC plc worked collaboratively with ConocoPhillips and its contractors to perform joint estimating and joint risking of marginal field developments in the United Kingdom. This reduced the project’s cost of supply and shortened its schedule by 15 months.
U.S. Lower 48
- PESCO was instrumental in supporting the Gulf Coast Business Unit’s Eagle Ford development through its transition of skidded equipment by incorporating lean internal processes to allow flexible utilization of surplus equipment, reducing lead-time and cost. PESCO fabricated a significant quantity of skidded production equipment with excellent quality on schedule even when adding unanticipated quantities.
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