SBM Digital Factory Manager
Jean-Damien Rollier graduated in 2011 from a higher education institution specialized in mechanical and manufacturing engineering. During his final year, he focused in the energy sector and carried out in parallel a master in energy conversion with Paris VI University. His first engineer job was at the SINTEF Energy Research Center in Trondheim (Norway). As a research Engineer, he studied risers’ multiphasic flow for STATOIL. Then he went back to France to start a PHD for Renault at the Center for Energy and Processes of Paris Mines (ENSMP) in Sophia Antipolis. During his four years as a research engineer, he worked on “Hydrogen synthesis by gasoline plasma reforming”. Next, he worked as a process engineer at the French Petroleum Institute “IFP” close to Lyon, where he was modelling Natural Gas Steam reforming for a European project dealing with hydrogen generation system with CO2 sequestration. Although it was a nice experience, the energy sector was not ready yet to use hydrogen as energy vector and to sequestrate carbon dioxide. Thus, he moved to the oil and gas industry and joined SBM Offshore in 2007 as research and development engineer. For 4 years, he worked on the LNG Offshore Offloading technologies (COOL hose) development and qualification. Then, he decided to start a distance learning MBA with the Aberdeen Business School. He moved to SBM operations closer to SBM FPSOs Operations business. Initially supporting the Brazilian fleet as FPSO engineer, Jean-Damien quickly moved to Santos (BRASIL) with his wife as operations engineers for FPSO PARATY, then as technical superintendent for FPSO ILHABELA. After three years in Brazil and a graduate with an MBA, he returned to the Monaco office as project manager, to lead the digitalization of the current fleet under the asset integrity department. Since 2021, he has been in charge of the Operational Improvement Performance and Optimization center with a team to support digital initiative business justification and adoption. Assessing operational pain points and potential improvement from initial idea to final adoption is part of his responsibilities. Jean-Damien recently took the position of company Digital Factory Manager.