Friday, December 18, 2009

Sounds Like Aruba Needs To Hire Kevin Forbes

I got the most impressive look at Oil & Gas Safety man, Kevin Forbes. He's been in the business for a very long time, and has had lots of training. Here's a short list of his expertise:

  • Pipelines - On and Offshore
  • Drilling Rigs - On and Offshore
  • Production Platforms
  • FPSO's
  • Diving Vessels
  • Pipe Laying Vessel's
  • Construction and Upgrade works
  • Ship Yard
  • New Build Gas Plant
  • Onshore support overseeing high profile projects
  • Shut Downs
  • Civils Works
And here are the companies that he's worked for:
  • BP - Subsea pipeline project
  • SHELL - 2 separate occasions - New gas plant & Desert drilling operations
  • EXXON MOBIL - Offshore production platform
  • BLUEWATER - 2 separate occasions on FPSO's
  • WOODGROUP - 2 separate occasions - project Support then new build FPSO
  • KCA - 2 separate occasions - Drilling rig upgrade / shutdown work
  • SBM - Office Position
  • TOTAL - 2 separate occasions covering desert drilling operations
  • ALLSEAS - 2 Separate occasions Solitaire & Lorelay Pipelay Vessels
Quite an impressive resume, huh? I was thinking that Aruba should hire Kevin. They really need a professional to help them fix this sound problem of theirs.


TXsharon said...

Aruba needs to flush and start over. ;-)

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Wouldn't that just leave a nasty ring?

Jovan Gonzales said...

Aruba needs to just stop pumping gas and start installing mirrors and geothermal pipelines instead of gas. Just a thought. I like wind turbines as well.

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Geothermal, I've read a little about, how much you like it? Wind turbines are SO FREAKIN' awesome! Our county is gonna buy one to run the jail and the hospital...we're SOOOO Kewel!

Jovan Gonzales said...

Well, since they've already done the hard work of drilling, all they gotta do is put a pipe that runs water deep down to heat it up and use the resulting steam to run turbines. So it's not like they'd lose money doing it, AND they'd still be providing power. Seems like a win-win, but since it makes sense, they won't do it.

Ugh, I wish OUR county would do it. My mom did mention that she'd like to take the government up on solar power tax credits and put solar panels on our roof!!! My mom is the best! You should look into it as well! It pretty much pays for itself you know. Doesn't a $15 utility bill sound amazing?

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

I have looked into Solar Panels, but I must be looking in the wrong place, because the price quoted to me was about $40,000! That's more than I paid for more house! I do know that if my water heater goes out, I'm going to go with solar heater thingy...I read about it somewhere and I know want to do it. Some instances, they can use your existing water don't even have to buy a new one! If I get a teaching job in a real school (oh, one day...I hope to be a real boy) then I'm gonna start making some "green" conversions to the home.

Jovan Gonzales said...

Whaaaaat!? Maybe you were lookin at the high tech stuff? Psh, the max we were quoted (for the sun-tracking crazy ones) was $11K. Well. Maybe my mom just provides me false info, lol.

I LOVE the solar water heater idea!!! I wanna do that too! I saw it on discovery and went nutzo for it.

A real school, hahahahahaha. I went to a "real" school and it's prolly not any better, ha!

I wanna be rich so I can pretty much just go off the grid totally. Except for mail and such, haha.

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