Scapa Energy is very pleased to continue our organic growth over the last year with existing and new clients. This provides a clear indicator there is a continued demand for independent assurance across all aspects of oil and gas, and other high hazard industries.

We strongly believe in taking a different approach to what we do. We embrace complexity in the various domains we operate in, recognising that by taking a systems approach, key insights and barriers to effective performance become clear, whether it is people, culture, ways of working, or technology. This in turn instils deep organisational learning.

The positive feedback from our clients reinforces the value this approach can provide.

 

New Clients, New Work

We started working closely with Spirit Energy throughout 2018 after carrying out an initial small assignment. Following a detailed gap analysis, Spirit has now adopted a similar major accident hazard assurance framework to that already adopted by other clients. This comprises a range of focussed audits covering major accident hazard topics and includes a high degree of engagement with site-based personnel as well as key decision-makers. Our analysis is strongly based on actual practices, and recommendations are targeted towards realistic interventions that influence front line performance and assure regulatory compliance.

As part of this framework, we have also completed detailed ‘Regulation 5’ audits for our clients. This is a key UK regulatory requirement which places a duty on field operators, and other equity partners, to ensure that outsourced duty holder contractors are effectively meeting their obligations as an installation operator under the Safety Case Regulations.

Scapa Energy has also recently started working with Apache North Sea. They are planning the implementation of a new Control of Work software application. Apache wanted to gain a deep understanding of front-line practices to ensure that any organisational issues did not impact the successful roll out before committing to the technical implementation of the new software. We worked closely with Apache to develop the scope and completed a series of site visits to build a picture of common themes and issues. These findings were incorporated into tangible improvement actions, fully aligned with the software implementation programme.

 

New Areas of Assurance

Assurance is essential not only for ongoing operations, but for major investments such annual shutdown/ turnaround programmes or major projects. We believe the same principles of systems methods, front-line engagement and leadership participation provides a powerful combination.

Adopting our core principles, we are now providing a range of project and shutdown management assurance services, including Shutdown Lessons Learned Reviews, Shutdown Risk Management services and Critical Path Scenario Planning for a major subsea project. This work has significantly contributed to de-risking these projects.

New Office, New Consultants, New Website

To continue our growth plans, we have acquired new office space in the centre of Aberdeen. This will allow us to work more closely with our client base and provides a central space for our team of consultants to meet and collaborate, as well as an alternative venue for client engagement.  The office is located at 7 Victoria Street.

To support the increased level of work, we have increased the size of our team. These new consultants bring with them a diverse range of operational, regulatory and management experience. What brings us together is our shared passion for reducing risk, improving performance and bringing tangible value to each of our clients.

Finally, we also have completed a major website refresh. Have a look to find out more about what we do and who we work with. You can find us at www.scapaenergy.uk.

If you are interested in discussing in more detail what we do, how we can help you, or if you are interested in working with us, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact graham@scapaenergy.uk, or stephanie@scapaenergy.uk.

 

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