Case Study - Energy

Supporting a client's diversification journey

The NES Fircroft group of companies has been supporting our energy client since the late 1980s when RC Consultants - a later acquisition of NES Fircroft’s - was first approached to support the client in Norway.

Our client’s business sectors have diversified from solely traditional oil and gas to incorporate a shift towards renewable energy, namely wind and solar.

Our capacity to staff the entire energy mix has led to our becoming one of the client’s biggest workforce suppliers and a firm member of their PSL. Through the natural peaks and troughs of the energy market, and through a complete company re-brand, we have stood by our client and continued to supply a stream of highly skilled contractors to drive their business forward.

Project experience

We primarily supply contract and contingent staffing to our client to enhance the full project life-cycle and ensure crucial support at every stage. Our support to the client has encompassed all 4 corners of the globe; through our global network of 80+ offices we can co-ordinate recruitment drives through a number of locations at any given time

Norway’s deepest offshore well - the floating platform is higher than the Eiffel tower, and the installation supplies oil to both the continent and the UK.

New project on the way – the client has awarded a turnkey contract to a Singapore EPC, with further sub-contractor yards in Thailand and China.

Previously Dagny, this was the client’s first major project and we have supported this development from the beginning. Initially a fairly minor discovery, the field has been put forward for development on a number of occasions and thanks to further oil discoveries is now a global project. The Fabrication and Commissioning took place in South Korea; we have supplied project staff in both countries.

Formerly Skrugard, The Johan Castberg field development project’s resource base consists of the three oil discoveries Skrugard, Havis and Drivis. The field will be developed with an FPSO+ production vessel with additional subsea solutions. We supported the project’s fabrication and construction site in Singapore.

One of the largest findings in the Norwegian Shelf. Our Oslo office supported the Phase 1 fabrication and commissioning in Korea (including supplying staff for the construction of the production and riser platforms), and the local installation. The local living quarters for the project were in Sweden; we supported all contractors in their mobilisation. Project is now on Phase 2, this time the fabrication is in Thailand.

The client’s first operated development in the North Sea. One of the largest industrial projects in recent years, the field is expected to produce more than 300 million barrels of oil over the next 30 years. We supported the pre-construction and construction phases.

Previously (“Hild”), the field is located in the North Sea and was discovered in 1978. located 42 kilometres west of Oseberg, in 115 metres of water, our client became the operator in March, 2018. Co-ordinated operations to support this project have taken place in Stavanger and the Rosenberg Worley Yard; NESF supported the initiative in both locations

Our client’s largest international operation – Phase 2 involves the addition of a third fixed wellhead platform to the field, extending its main productive life and adding 273 million in recoverable reserves. Most engineering and construction took place in Houston, which we supported from our local Houston office.

Our Houston Office

To date, our recruiters are proud to have placed 300+ contractors onto the client’s projects worldwide

Through working with NESF, the client has access to our value added assignment support services which orchestrate all logistical contractor requirements and alleviate this burden for the client.

Our support services include:

  • Visa and Work Permit Support
  • Accredited Payroll Services
  • Travel Services (Transport, Accommodation)
  • Insurance Provision (Comprehensive medical and security plans)
  • Emergency Response
  • In-country Orientation
  • Relocation Services

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