Salos Sunesis worked closely with our team to assist us in delivering a significant increase in our drilling performance. Using their performance tools and techniques they were able to transform the mind-set of the teams, which energized them to learn and then perform well beyond all our expectations. Their performance improvement roadmap resulted in a 300%+ improvement in performance. In simple terms Salos Sunesis left us with a legacy of people who perform better."
Due to the demanding nature and challenges thrown at you during HPHT operations, it is imperative that the rig and crew are best-placed to deal with the unexpected and deal with it correctly and not make things worse. The onshore HPHT training is an important element, but where we have seen huge value being added is at the well site during initial audits and verification work of equipment, then hands-on training with the crews using the actual systems on the rig. This when coupled with an offshore expert to coach and mentor real-time during unplanned events makes for a very robust way of working. The key to success here is the competence and coaching ability of the HPHT trainer/coach to engage with the whole team and not just the supervisors and onshore experts. SSL brings that to any project."
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Salos Sunesis for your support, help and guidance through the planning and execution of the Viola HPHT well. The training onshore and coaching offshore provided by your organisation was extremely effective. All of this training came good when we actually had to strip in the hole some 10,000 ft. Thank you for your support and I look forward to using your services for HPHT wells in the future."
Obviously we were very pleased with your performance on the HPHT well, Selkirk, particularly during the training and execution phase when things took a turn for the worse due to the influx during TD logging. It was good to have SSL as part of the team and we appreciate very much SSL’s contribution to successfully drilling the HPHT well and in regaining well control after the influx had occurred with stripping required. Thanks for your assistance and dedication to delivering a successful end result."
SSL provided excellent service, ensuring that our HPHT procedures were based upon industry best practice and built upon previous experience. The training plan developed for the project covering, onshore, offshore and the JOM document, ensured that all team members received the training they required and this could be verified by the coaches remaining on the rig during the operation. The approach taken on Selkirk to HPHT training and JOM implementation is considered best practice within our organisation.”
SSL drilled the team on our Kessog HPHT well until a HPHT team was moulded into shape prior to entering the HPHT phase. SSL were the glue that held this team together. SSL also co-ordinated the onshore training through a one-day HPHT course specialising on the theory and practices of HPHT well control. Kessog was a very difficult well to drill (BP farm out) and it was drilled safely, on time and on budget, which is no mean feat for an HPHT well these days – SSL had a significant part to play in this success.”
What we do
SSL has over 20 years of experience in the HPHT drilling arena and have assisted in the safe delivery of 70+ wells.
Our well site HPHT coaching, training, consultancy and auditing services assist the crews to stay within the safe well boundaries whilst we:-
Increase safety and
Improve performance and save rig time
Enhance communication and engagement
Ensure operational readiness
Reinforce and embed good working practice.
Continual performance improvement is essential in a low price oil environment. SSL have a track record of delivering performance improvements for our clients. On one of our most recent engagements our approach and systems identified over $1m of savings.
We use our unique LEAD OpExcellence performance improvement method and a number of complementary performance tools. We have developed a variety of service levels which are tiered to meet each client’s specific needs.
We provide a wide range of consultancy and training services:
Well Control Readiness Audits
COMP-Crew™ - a “traffic light” performance measurement tool.
Technical Authoring - creating, editing or auditing manuals/procedures/policies
Training Courses – such as: HPHT, Stuck Pipe Prevention, Performance Improvement
Leadership Programmes – these management courses cover topics such as: Leading through change and Enhancing team performance.
Who we are
Salos Sunesis has been providing performance and technical services to the global oil and gas industry since 1996. Our select teams of well site coaches are recognised industry specialists and trained in master coaching techniques. The well site coaches are supported remotely by our industry experts and this approach allows our organisation to apply our vast experience and performance systems in a highly effective manner, to the benefit of our clients.
Our name, meaning ‘wave of knowledge’ in Greek, reflects our approach.
Salos Sunesis are delighted to welcome Bob Dickson to our team as Operations Manager. Bob has over 35 years’ experience working in the drilling industry covering many aspects of drilling engineering and management. Bob’s previous positions include: Wells Team Leader, Drilling Superintendent, Drilling Supervisor and Drilling Engineer for a number of operators including Amoco, Aramco, Engie, Hess and Talisman. He has extensive experience with jack-ups, semi submersibles, drillships and landrigs and has worked in North Sea, Middle East, Russia, Norway, North Africa and has also peer reviewed wells in Asia. Bob is now responsible for overseeing our day to day operations.
Fit 4 $50 Event
SSL are hosting a “Fit for $50” presentation on Wednesday 18 November 2015 from 1800-1930 at Aberdeen Business School.
This Industry based discussion covers the insights of a recent joint study by RGU and SSL on the operational performance management and leadership challenges of the $50 barrel world. (Please click the "download" button to read the invitation)
If you are interested and would like to attend please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know as there are a limited number of spaces.
Maintaining sustained business success: SSL commission study into sustainability in $50 dollar/barrel world.
Salos Sunesis have recently engaged with Aberdeen Business School to conduct a study into sustaining operational high performance and business success in a $50 dollar/barrel world. Salos Sunesis MD, Grant Wallace, commented “This study is extremely important for us, as it relates entirely to our company mission and how we move forward as an industry, perhaps even indefinitely, in a low oil price environment”. The study will be led by an MBA Oil and Gas student from Aberdeen Business School.
Salos Sunesis sponsor and host LeaderCast 2015 Aberdeen event
This year Salos Sunesis sponsored and provided the event Host for the 8th May 2015 LeaderCast 2015 at the Village Urban Resort, Kingswells, Aberdeen. SSL’s Performance Director provided the local Aberdeen host for what was a live interactive web-broadcasted event, discussing leadership perspectives with Seth Godin, Rudy Giuliani, Ed Catmull and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai. Edosa Akioya, from the LeaderCast’s local UK event partners, Total Perspectives, said SSL’s support was “invaluable in making it a huge success”. Indeed, the event was a resounding success and the SSL team look forward to supporting Total Perspectives and LeaderCast again next year in 2016.