Alex Hewitt

Planning and Cost Control

Wafa desert plant, mellitah oil & gas

Wafa Desert Plant (left) is located in Western Libya and employs 400 personnel.

Production is currently:-

Natural Gas - 14.5 MCM/day and

Liquids (Stabilized Crude Oil and Condensate) -81,500 BBL/day

> Planning supervisor

> Responsible for three discipline schedulers

> CMMS (Maximo) implementation completion and upgrade proposal

> Coordination between Production department and Mechanical, Electrical and Instruments disciplines

> Turnaround (shutdown) planning

> Routine reporting

> Preparation of routine maintenance plans

May 2009 to February 2011

Employed by Uhde Services GmbH (part of the ThyssenKrupp Group) at Mellitah Oil and Gas (Eni North Africa BV) production facility.

The purpose of the position is to improve productivity through effective planning and scheduling of maintenance activities across the site using Maximo CMMS; coordination between production and maintenance activities; and to maintain appropriate records to allow meaningful analysis and reporting on completed work.  Development of the maintenance planning function and effective use of Maximo, including:-

coordination of multi-discipline maintenance activity; concurrent production operations and engineering construction activity on site;

identify opportunities to combine corrective and planned maintenance with (planned or unplanned) shutdowns, or stand-by operation;

using condition-based monitoring, failure analysis and history to rationalize maintenance interventions;

development of work order job packs;

location / task hazard identification, risk assessment, method statement and work permit management;

development of  labour, material and plant estimates; consumption monitoring/inventory management.


Most recently involved in planning and progress reporting for Shutdown 2010; a total of 42 vessels opened, cleaned and inspected, plus a number of significant valve and pipe work replacement jobs; all completed in 16 days, 7 days ahead of schedule.

Planning engineer / supervisor


2009 - 2011 Planning Engineer