Organization – Shell Exploration and Production Company
Issue – How to launch Ram Powell successfully, a deep-water offshore development (rig) on a very short time schedule and with 73% nonlocal hires (a first for Shell, who usually hires locally), no shared culture and communication issues. Additionally, how to launch URSA successfully, Shell’s biggest deep-water oil platform, plagued with multiple start up problems.
Outcome – Ram Powell broke all records for reliability and performance. It had the best first year performance of any other tension leg platform for up-time. Designed for 85% up-time, it had 97%. URSA broke records as well; its up-time was 99% and during it’s first year, URSA outperformed it’s forecast by more than 14 million barrels.
Consultant/Company – Ailish Schutz, Nan Wydler, Terry Gregory, Licensed Human Element Practitioners, Will Schutz Associates
Country – U.S.A.