Exxon monitors LNG ops


PNG LNG operations are monitored in a centralised maintenance scheduling activity by ExxonMobil PNG workers.
LNG plant scheduler AnneMarie Norrie, Hides Gas conditioning plant scheduler Casper Kokoani and scheduler Serah Nikints carry out this important work.
A statement from ExxonMobil PNG said their roles used to be rotated between expatriates and locals.
Now the maintenance scheduling is managed through ExxonMobil Haus in Port Moresby.
“Having both long-term and short-term schedulers in one location improves the utilisation of our resources and people, optimises the efficiency of our equipment to minimise downtime and provides a central location for maintenance business support,” Norrie said.
“All this is achieved through information and knowledge-sharing among schedulers and adhering to our best practices.”
A scheduler leads onsite maintenance teams and guides their daily work, and plays a role as the “eyes and ears” of each site.
“Anything from a small maintenance issue through to full site shutdown can cascade between plants,” Nikints said.
“We’re able to see the full picture of what is happening, which enables us to not only communicate with each other, but prioritise what actions need to be taken and when.”
Having a centralised system not only benefits the team daily but is crucial in the unlikely event of an emergency.
The PNG LNG workforce of 3,200 people is 86 per cent Papua New Guinean.
Across the board, they are stepping up and demonstrating their growing knowledge and skills and contributing their voice in the future of the business.

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