Case Study - Sour Gas

Sourcing Sour Gas Specialists - Canada

Supporting our client with recruitment solutions for a gas complex that had been in operation for over 50 years.

Our client is the main operator on three sour gas complexes located in central and southern Alberta. Their Waterton gas complex has been in operation for over half a century which is more than double the original life expectancy of the plant. Our client was required to rationalise the efficiency and reduce costs of the plant to stay viable in the globally competitive market.

NES Fircroft was engaged as an exclusive staffing partner to supply a team of turnaround personnel with extensive expertise in a sour gas environment. The turnaround was a large project executed under strict time constraints designed to avoid severe financial impacts resulting from project delays. The effect of schedule delays in turnaround completions is two-fold; spiralling project costs and lost production.

It was of paramount concern to our client that the highest level of safety standards were implemented at all stages of the turnaround. Our client required the support of a recruitment partner with proven turnaround experience, and a track record of supporting oil and gas clients with local, specialized and experienced talent.

Our sour gas recruitment solution

Our discipline-specific consultants took time to understand the client’s project needs by visiting the gas complex in the months prior to the turnaround.

  • The dedicated team of consultants attended meetings to discuss workforce planning and explored the local area to gain an in-depth understanding of the available accommodation, enabling them to advise potential candidates with confidence.
  • Our in-house onboarding and payroll teams offered comprehensive assignment support including the timely mobilization and onboarding of all successful candidates, reducing the time-to-hire and any detrimental impact on the project timeframe.

The outcome of our support

As a result of the number of highly effective contract placements, NES Fircroft have become the exclusive staffing partner with this Operator.

We provided a full team of local specialists for roles within planning, scheduling, cost control, drafting, project execution, logistics, materials, quality control, welding, pipefitting and TA Engineering – on time and within budget.

Personnel supplied included:

  • C&A Support
  • Cost Control Analyst
  • Drafting Support
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Pipefitter
  • Project Leads
  • QA/QC
  • TA Planner / Engineer / Scheduler
  • TA Event Manager
  • Welder

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