Cris Fells M.Eng.
Crispin was educated at Leeds University where he
gained a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has nineteen
years experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries
working on integrated Process, Plant and Business, modelling and
optimisation. He has extensive experience in applying
statistical analysis techniques performing RAM (Reliability
Availability & Maintenance) studies for Oil & Gas
Exploration and Production Operations worldwide.
Studies performed include Tank Farm optimisation,
Oil and Gas tanker logistics, sizing scheduling and
optimisation. Recent work includes "Life Of Field" year on
year predictions of Operating Efficiency for operations in the
Middle east, West of Africa and Alaska with emphasis on 1st Year
Typically the models used include all production
critical processing equipment e.g. valves, vessels, pumps motors,
compressors, Gas Turbines etc used on an FPSO (Floating Production,
Storage, & Offtake) or fixed structure. Production
profiles on a well by well basis are fed through the model which
superimposes the impact of equipment failures, repair times,
resources availability, project schedules to predict the likely
production delivery from wells to market.
The techniques used include "Monte Carlo
Analysis", Systems Thinking, and bespoke computer
The tools used include Witness, Simul8, iThink,
Powersim, Visual Basic, "C".
Other models have been applied to
"Holistic" analysis of Combined Heat and Power designs for housing
"Pre-Floatation on AIM (Alternative Investment Market)" technology
evaluation of Novel Wave power device.
on other renewable energy extraction designs.
Coatings and their friction factor reducing effects on CAPEX
analysis tool development.
Overseeing / quality assurance of RAM work on behalf of Oil
analysis software specification and design for Oil & Gas Major
in-house tool set.
CAPEX OPEX Operating Efficiency Production
Efficiency RAM Analysis Monte-Carlo System Dynamics Scheduling
Optimisation MTBF MTTR OREDA Reliability Data Risk Simulation Model
Engineering Reliability Specialist Choke Model North Sea