Our experience

A record of success

The leadership team and the consultants at EPCi Consultants has gained substantial direct hands-on experience over numerous projects accross the world including:

  • ARMADA KRAKEN FPSO - US$1.3 Billion Project (North Sea, UK)
  • HUSKEY MADHURA FPSO - (Indonesia)
  • C7 FPSO - (Offshore Mumbai, India)
  • OCTP FPSO-FEED, EPCIO Bid and Contract Negotiation - (Offshore Ghana)
  • ARMADA OLEMBENDO FPSO - US$2.4 Billion Project (Offshore Angola).
  • LION GAS LNG REGAS TERMINAL+LNG STORAGE TANKS - (Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands)
  • MASHAL LNG TERMINAL with FSU+RU - (Port of Karachi, Pakistan)
  • ROSEBANK PROJECT, FPSO+Subsea Production Field Development - US$10 Billion Future Project - (West of Shetland, UK)
  • SEPIA FPSO - US$2.4 Billion Future Project - (Offshore Brazil)
  • Numerous FLNG Concepts - US$1.2 toUS$2.4B
  • CRD FPSO, FEED & EPC Bid (US$400 Million)
  • FSU+RU Pre-FEED & FEED - (Indonesia)


Our experience allows us to support all forms and sizes of projects. Our understanding of the full Project Life Cycle and Supply Chain gives us the ability to ensure Project Completion, Start Up and reliable Operation throughout project life. We are uniqely qualified to identify and resolve issues quickly to bring a projects back on track and stay on track.

The following project summaries demonstrate our significant achievements and abilities to successfully manage the execution of some of the most challenging projects in the industry.

Get in touch today to see how we can use this experience to help you succeed in your EPCi project.

Kraken - Converted FPSO for UK North Sea


Turn-Around & substantial completion of a Major Conversion FPSO


Kraken FPSO is designed and built for the demanding environment and Regulatory requirements of UK North Sea.


Took over as Project Manager on this substantially delayed US$1.3 Billion FPSO project.


Under Gurin's leadership, substantial steps were taken to get the project back on a path to successful completion. The main achievements on Kraken by Gurin and his team were:


  • Formed and maintained excellent relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Rescheduled project based on real project status.
  • Reorganized PMT to be delivery focused.
  • Expedited completion & delivery of APL buoy for offshore installation
  • Implemented & enforced strong Management of Change (MoC) process.
  • Expedited deliveries of all equipment & materials to meet completion targets.
  • Implemented a consistent reporting system across the project.
  • Expedited substantial completion and lifting onboard all major topsides modules
  • Managed onboard module completion & integration works.
  • Implementation of flange management across project
  • Implementation of hydro-testing & leak testing.
  • Expedited pre-commissioning & commissioning works
  • Expedited the bidding, selection & award of all critical contracts.
  • Directly managed all teams associated with commercial, contractual, project cash flow, financing and reporting.
  • Directly managed all key meetings with stakeholders.

The above is only a summary of key achievements. To find out how your project can benefit from this recent experience please contact us.

Rosebank - Major FPSO & SubseaField Development for UK North Sea


Execution of fast-track Pre-FEED & FEED of a major offshore field development West of Shetland, UK


The Rosebank field was discovered in 2004 & is located 130km north-west of Shetland Islands in water depth of 1,100m. The Rosebank project is considered to be one of thelargest undeveloped fields offshore UK. The project production was 100,000 bopd and produce 80 mmscfd of gas.

Gurin was Project Director for all Pre-FEED & FEED phases.

Major achievements by Gurin and the Rosebank team are summarized below:


  • Developed & maintained excellent relationships with stakeholders.
  • Successfully executed technical, schedule & cost estimate at all stages of Pre-FEED.
  • Successfully executed this major detailed level FEED in a record setting 12 months
  • Successfully managed a 400personnel FEED team alignment with "One Team approach.
  • Jointly chaired all PMT status meetings & attended Co-Venturerer meetings
  • Ensured the completion & delivery of high quality FEED Plus deliverables
  • Managed the completion & delivery of detailed EPC schedule & FID cost estimate in line with Chevron requirements.
  • Assisted Chevron in award of major contracts for EPC execution phase.
  • Rosebank Project FEED was ranked top three FEED executions in the Chevron portfolio.

Curlew - First UK Safety Case FPSO & Subsea Development in UK


Curlew Field Development - A Record Setting FPSO Execution


The Curlew Field Development is based on a converted FPSO and subsea production system. It is located in Block 29/7 in the central North Sea, 210km from Aberdeen, Scotland. The Curlew FPSO was designed for offshore UK with production capacities of 45,000 bopd, gas export of 110 mmscfd and storage capacity of 560,000 bbl. It was moored on location via an internal turret supplied by SBM. The EPC scope included not only the FPSO but also the subsea system, flow line and gas export line. The scope include offshore installation, HUC and ongoing Operation & Maintenance for life of field.

Gurin had multiple leadership roles on Curlew from FEED Competition, EPCIO Bidding and throughout EPC Execution. He was responsible for many of the initiative implemented on Curlew by the execution team. The key initiatives achievements on Curlew were and are record setting in the industry and are summarized below:

  • Formulated & implemented the MAS Alliance (Maersk, AMEC, SBM) to bid, win, execute and operate the FPSO. This was the first Alliance of its kind in the UK.
  • Curlew "win strategy" was developed to win against strong competition against highly experienced and strong competitor groups.
  • Curlew was the first Safety Case project in UK history. The safety case was developed and accepted by the HSE in record time.
  • Curlew was the first leased FPSO field development awarded by Shell Expro.
  • Curlew was the first FPSO where topsides fabrication, vessel conversion, integration, installation & commissioning were executed entirely in the UK.
  • Curlew was the first project to award major modules/packages to suppliers on a EPC/Turnkey basis.
  • Curlew was the first FPSO in the UK to modularize and sub-contract the piperack on an EPC basis.


There were many more firsts on Curlew but the most important achievement were:


  1. The project was completed from Project Award to First Oil in 18 months from . Including FEED, Detail Design, Procurement, Construction, Installation, Commissioning & Start Up. A record not achieved before or since.
  2. Curlew execution success was achieved through:
  • Having a strong & enlightened leadership team.
  • Efficient management of engineering & procurement
  • Efficient Integration Management
  • Timely decision making
  • Innovative construction strategy.
  • Innovative contractual strategies.
  • Clear organizational roles and responsibilities


  1. Originally installed in 1997 and is still operating on location under Shell ownership.

Find out more about the original Curlew here.


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