Reg Powell was trained as an Electrical Technician in Industrial Engineering prior to commencing work in the oil industry. Having worked for Transocean (Legacy Santa Fe & Global Santa Fe) for more than 32 years with 17 years Offshore as an Electrical Engineer, and he then moved into new build projects and upgrade projects as a senior electrical engineer.
Several years ago, Reg setup and organised the Vendor Surveillance Group at Global Santa Fe in the Newbuild Group working out of the corporate office. Once the new build program was completed, which included 10 Newbuild Rigs for Global Santa Fe and Transocean. He went into the Transocean Supply Chain Group as a Quality Manager some 3 years ago, he assisted in putting a quality organization group together for Transocean. A Quality Assurance group was formed to oversee a incident reporting system recording CAR’s on defective equipment that arrived onto the Rigs, the assurance group report back to the rigs with root cause and corrective action for the defects experienced. The Quality Assurance group also carried out API Q1/ISO 9001:2008 Audits at Transocean OEM Vendors, which Reg assisted from a technical aspect.
Having managed the Quality Control Group by forming the Vendor Surveillance Group, which at its peak had 3 quality managers in strategic locations (Aberdeen, Houston and Singapore) around the world and more than 40 full-time inspectors monitoring the quality in the OEM well control facilities.