Service Specialists – Alan Edwards, Bibby Offshore, Operations Director
With a background in electronics engineering Alan joined the Offshore Oil and Gas industry in 1982 working in the fledgling field of remote /diverless inspection and intervention. He continued to work primarily in offshore roles until taking up a project management position with Rockwater in 1989. Career progression then involved various managerial positions at Subsea Offshore, Racal Survey, Sonsub-Saipem and Bibby Offshore. During this period he Project Managed and gained experience in major subsea construction and decommissioning activities both diver based and diverless.
Since joining Bibby Offshore in 2008 Alan has held the positions of Project Director and Operations Manager. In July 2013 Alan joined the Bibby Offshore Board as Operations Director.
During the seven years Alan has worked at Bibby Offshore the company has undertaken a significant number of decommissioning projects for various clients including: Exxon Mobil, Hess, Endeavour, ConocoPhillips and Tullow Oil.
These projects represent a significant portion of decommissioning work undertaken in the period resulting in the recovery of numerous subsea assets including; 44+ structures, 23,000m of flexibles and risers, 14,5OOm of flowlines, in excess of 17,000m of umbilicals and over 1,100 concrete mats. Many innovations, efficiencies and improved techniques were developed during the course of these works.
Alan has played a major role in managing / overseeing these projects and has put in place full-time personnel resources dedicated to decommissioning activities in order to secure and manage future works as well as developing further efficiencies, alliances, innovations and new techniques to further broaden Bibby's decommissioning offering. Alan is also a member of a steering group overseeing a recently formed Innovations community which has already established engagement with institutions and academia such as: RGU & Newcastle University, NSRI, OGIC and Scottish Enterprise.
Alan's experience as a manager and director is coupled with commitment and enthusiasm focused on achieving personal and company success.