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Name: Susan M Stephens

Curriculum Vita for Susan STEPHENS

Mobile: 077 64 191 221 e-mail: [email protected]

Profile: I lead a safety and risk team providing HSE risk consultancy, primarily for the oil & gas industry. I have 11 years broad experience in facilities engineering followed by 18 years with specific safety engineering, consulting, project management and line management responsibilities. My background provides a practical appreciation of engineering requirements and risk control measures. I have managed QRA's, written safety cases, developed management system structures and requirements which focus on key issues, and have used qualitative risk assessment techniques (such as bow ties) to help individuals understand how they can improve safety. I have also applied some safety risk management techniques in industries other than oil & gas and to wider business management issues. Professional and Academic Qualifications

BSc Engineering in Aeronautics and Fluid Mechanics (Second Class Honours) University of Glasgow. Chartered Engineer Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (FIMechE). Member of the Safety and Reliability Society

Employment History:

August 2005 SMS Aberdeen Ltd Safety and Risk Team Leader Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants Ltd August 2004 SMS Aberdeen Ltd Independent Consultant 2001 to 2004 Acona Limited

Senior Partner and Managing Director

1994 to 2001 Det Norske Veritas Principal & Senior Principal Engineer in HSE technical consultancy 1980 to 1994 Shell Expro 1977 to 1980 British Aerospace

Safety/Project/Facilities Engineer in offshore oil and gas production. Stress Engineer in military aircraft design and manufacture

SMS Aberdeen Ltd, August 2004 - present

Talisman Energy Ltd, 2006 - 2009 Preparation, facilitation and follow-up of project risk sessions for the Burghley Project and support to associates' sessions for shutdown planning for the Bleo Holm FPSO and the project risk option comparison for the Cayley Project. Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants, August 2005 ­ present I took over the role of Team Leader for the Safety and Risk Team in Genesis Aberdeen to work as part of a multi-discipline team on a wider range of client work. Projects have included: · Providing support to SeaEnergy Renewables in their bid for Round 3 offshore windfarm acreage. Support included preparation of H&S Management Plans for all project phases and development of a hazard management procedure. Facilitation of sessions to identify and rank the project risks associates with Total's project to clean the FUKA pipeline. Technical safety input to and coordination of the reporting on a joint Genesis / Sigma3 study to develop a high level plan and cost estimate for the decommissioning of the Brent Delta topsides

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Management of, and technical safety input to, the multi-discipline study to prepare a high level definition of Brent Bravo and Alpha as NUI platforms to enable pigging of FLAGS after cessation of production. Technical safety support to BP's Option Selection for QUAD 204 including facilitation of sessions and contribution to the Inherent Safety Review and coordination of the report Preparation of a Safety Case addendum to cover the Beatrice Windfarm Demonstrator Project for Talisman Project safety support during FEED for the Shell EP Projects' Nigerian H-Block Project Marathon Alba Platform (Equatorial Guinea) safety system review

August 2004 ­ August 2005 I set up my own company in July'04 in order to focus on working with clients. I have led and recorded a string of HAZIDs and HAZOPs related to major modifications to an offshore facility, led and recorded several SIMOPs for new field developments off the Ivory Coast and in the UK sector, assisted a drilling contractor to streamline their Group Level Management System procedures and developed and run training courses in risk management. I have also worked in a team developing a process for quantifying occupational risk for the Dutch Civil Service and most recently in a team preparing a coherent list of justified modifications with cost estimates to improve the safety of a platform complex located offshore from Equatorial Guinea.

Acona Limited, November 2001 ­ July 2004

I joined Acona Limited as a Senior Partner to apply my practical experience in the assessment of HSE risk to a wider range of industries than the oil and gas industry and also to a wider range of business and project risk. Acona is a consultancy which applies an understanding of risk to work related to business, safety and project risk including sustainability. It works for a range of industries including energy, rail, aviation, retail and leisure. Acona Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Acona Group AS in Norway. My technical work for Acona, usually working as one of a small team, included: · developing QHSE "Expectations" and risk management procedures for a product line within a global drilling services company · rolling out the system and helping with its implementation in the company's largest region · developing the top level QHSE Management System document for the corporate worldwide system for the same company · using bow ties as a key component of operational and individual project risk management and as the starting point for prioritising allocation of resources · working with air traffic control personnel to help them comply with European regulations using my experience of risk assessment techniques and the development of performance standards · running a wide range of hazard identification sessions including HAZOPs and HAZIDs · developing and running training courses on risk management, risk assessment and HAZOP/HAZID techniques I was appointed as Managing Director of Acona Limited in January 2003. This followed a difficult period for Acona Group and a year when Acona Limited made significant losses. During 2003 I managed a process of redundancies and restructuring which enabled Acona Limited to make a profit while retaining all other members of staff and beginning some recruitment at the end of 2003 which continued into early 2004. During 2004 I, and several others in the UK team, left Acona to work for their own, or other, consultancies.

Det Norske Veritas, March 1994 ­ October 2001

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DNV Houston, Deepwater Technology, Senior Principal Engineer, Mar 2000 ­ Oct 2001 I spent 20 months in New Orleans managing a major project with a budget initially of $1.4million, finally $5million. The project was to assist Shell Exploration and Production Company to prepare HSE Cases and eventually it included all their onshore and offshore drilling and production operations, a total of 27 Cases several of which cover multiple facilities. The project team varied from 4 to 16 people. HSE Cases were an entirely new concept for the operators in the GoM and the main challenge was to work closely with the client to help them gain the benefits of the assessment work while fitting the concepts and techniques to the American culture. The Cases used qualitative hazard assessment techniques and focused on the activities required to continue safe operation. This work has since been further developed and is now being piloted in Europe as best practice within Shell E&P. DNV UK Technical Consultancy, Principal/Senior Principal Engineer, Apr 1994 ­ Feb 2000 Project Manager and Team Leader responsible for teams of 2 ­ 10 professional risk engineers. Acting Aberdeen Technical Consultancy Manager for final year. Main accomplishments were: · improving Technical Consultancy Unit results in a difficult year to bring unit into profit · Project Director covering the work for BP and initiating negotiations for managing their Southern North Sea Safety Cases which resulted in a major, 4 year contract in 2000. · working with DNV Houston on the proposal and presentation to Shell in New Orleans which won the project for the HSE Cases. Specific other tasks undertaken include: · Leading a wide range of HAZID and HAZOP sessions to identify the HSE issues to be addressed in hazard assessment work, facility design and activity planning for complex operations incl SIMOPs. · Leading teams carrying out hazard and risk ranking, QRA, hazard assessment and Safety Case work covering many project and operational phases of offshore platforms, FPSOs, drilling MODUs, well service vessels and onshore terminals. Working with clients to maximize the benefits of hazard assessment work in business decision making and verification scheme development. Participating in Incident Investigations Project Director for the first phase of a JIP with significant environmental implications.

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Shell UK Exploration & Production, March 1980 - March 1994

Safety Function, Aberdeen, Senior Safety Engineer, 1992 - 1994, · · · · Focal point QRA and Safety Cases for the Northern Field Unit. Undertook a comparison and review of the key rule sets and methodologies for QRA across Expro. Carried out the consequence analyses to support Shell's Bacton site CIMAH Safety Report. Led and recorded HAZOPs. Shell approved HAZOP leader.

Northern Field Unit, Aberdeen, Senior Project Engineer, 1990 - 1992 Responsible for North Cormorant QRA. Risk levels, in terms of Potential Loss of Life (PLL), reduced by around 50% and estimated costs for implementing upgrades reduced by approximately 30% to £16M by effective targeting of high risk areas. Assisted with the Cormorant A Voluntary Safety Case, in particular the planned improvements. Advised on fire and explosion modelling for all NFU QRAs. overpressures.

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Sole Pit Project, London, Senior Facilities/Project Engineer, 1986 - 1990 Project team member from conceptual design through to offshore commissioning. Sole Pit used Shell's first "EPIC" contract. The project was completed within budget. Led development of the in-house conceptual layout and facilities design for 4 platforms, including living quarters (LQ), equipment lists and essential piping detail. Deputy Resident Engineer in a site team of two overseeing all aspects of the detailed design, construction and onshore commissioning of the LQ module. Offshore based for 5 months during commissioning. months. Deputy RE and then RE for 3

Sean PK In-House Conceptual Design, London, Facilities Engineer, April 1986 - July 1986 Central Engineering, London, Facilities Engineer, September 1986 - March 1986 Modifications Design, Aberdeen, Facilities Engineer, March 1985 - August 1985 Internal Audit Department, Aberdeen, Auditor, February 1984 - February 1985 Modifications Design, Aberdeen, Facilities Engineer, January 1983 - January 1984 Flowline Design Group, Aberdeen, Team Leader, January 1981 - December 1982 Brent Modifications Design, Aberdeen, Facilities Engineer, March 1980 - December 1980

British Aerospace, Stress Engineer, October 1977 - February 1980

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