Derek Smith, chief executive at Optimus Seventh Generation (photo: Optimus Seventh Generation)
Optimus Seventh Generation, an Aberdeen-headquartered behavioural change consultancy, has successfully completed the first phase of a yearlong project with BP to induct all crew and contractors into its Life Extension Project on the Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) in the Central North Sea.
ETAP is one of the largest and most complex developments in the North Sea, comprising nine oil and gas reservoirs, six of which are operated by BP. The ETAP Life Extension Project (ELXP) will help secure the future of the fields until 2030 and beyond.
The initial phase of the project, which commenced in Q3 2015 and was completed in Q4, involved crew members attending Optimus Seventh Generation’s Induction Plus™ workshop before mobilising on ETAP.
The four hour induction was in collaboration with BP to include its values and project specific information, and was blended with Optimus Seventh Generation’s behavioural and motivational concepts and a commitment from delegates to demonstrate behaviours to deliver safe performance.
The second phase of the project, which commenced in October 2015 and is due for completion in August 2016, involves Optimus Seventh Generation’s behavioural coaches working alongside HSE to deliver Supervising Safety modules to the 148 personnel crossing from the flotel to the asset daily.
Derek Smith, chief executive at Optimus Seventh Generation, says, “The recent contract win strengthens our relationship with BP and we are delighted to be working with the team as they continue to invest in the North Sea with the rejuvenation of ETAP. Our Induction Plus™ workshop was delivered at the initial stages of the project and has continued throughout to satisfy the introduction of multiple contractors at different stages – to date this has totalled 1,110 delegates. Following this, our behavioural coaches were deployed and the contract was extended based on the coaches support and performance.”
“In the current climate it is increasingly important that expenditure on training is focused on vital areas. At Optimus we develop bespoke programmes and adapt our focus to ensure our approach is project specific, helping to guarantee optimum outcomes and success. Our experienced team is well equipped to deliver on the ground support for industry service companies and operators, and we are committed to ensuring safety is at the forefront of everyone’s mind in this challenging market,” concludes Smith.