Safan - Senior Hydrographic/Land Surveyor - Norway

Mohamed Safan



Over 21 Years experience in the Offshore and onshore survey industry, operating in the oil and gas. Planning and management of Hydrographic Surveying, Land surveying, Engineering construction surveying, GIS Surveying, Geodetic Surveying, Cadastral Surveying, Civil Engineering, Operations, Organizational Integration, Technology Management and Client Relations.

Projects involve with Consultant and Contractors : Dredging and land reclamation, Ports/Harbors, Boat landing, Breakwaters, Revetments, Quay Wall Construction. Land development, cut/fill site grading, Roads, Bridges, Airport, Hangars, Building construction, Oil/gas , Pipe line and utilities.

Current: (March-2011 to date) Senior Marine Surveyor(Offshore) at Adnoc/Cowi Gulf, Adnoc PMC team for The Offshore Project in Zakum oil field, construction of 4 artificial islands with Harbor and land reclamation works. My Responsibility is Check, verify and Coordinate all survey activities in development works (Port/Harbours , Revetments Sand Reclamation) and ensure its compliance with construction contract requirements,Review of shop, as built drawings and attend nspections.

Past: Senior Hydrographic Surveyor at WS Atkins in Oman for The Wave Project. Chief Land Surveyor for Water project at Towel Al Zawra Oman, Senior Surveyor based in Qatar Petroleum for GIS survey projects at Fugro Peninsula Doha Qatar, Senior Land Surveyor for Road and Site grading, Cut-Fill projects at Cansult Limited in UAE.


Senior Hydrographic/Land Surveyor


Senior Hydrographic/Land Surveyor,
Registered Licensed Surveyor(Sri-Lanka)

Marine/Civil engineering Construction Surveying, Hydrographic, Geophysical, Land surveying, Cadastral surveying, Geomatics and GIS

Work History

Senior Marine/Hydrographic Surveyor

Adnoc/Cowi Gulf

From March 2011

Project Management Consultancy(PMC) team, Abu Dhabi.

Project: Offshore project, Zakum Artificial Islands with Harbor - 4 No's.

Responsibilities: Supervising and managing all Marine Construction Survey works. Review of shop drawings, Method Statements QCPs and ITPs for surveying works as submitted by contractors and ensure its compliance with construction contract requirements, Closely monitor site activities to ensure quality of survey work done is in compliance with shop drawings, and report to Marine Construction Manager. Review and comment appropriately to ITR's as received from the contractor. Coordinates with other disciplines, Advise PMC Quality and Safety Engineers as well as Project Manager for noticed non compliance of surveying works during site visits. Attend survey inspection, Technical Meetings and prepare survey Reports. Review design brief for Rock Revetments, Quay Walls and Sand filling and ground improvement works, pile foundation, dewatering, shallow foundations, Chart Datum Establishment and other survey and Engineering related design. Progress monitoring and reporting.

Chief Hydrographic Surveyor

WS Atkins International & Co, Consulting Engineers,Sultanate of Oman

October 2007 - February 2011

.Project: The Wave Muscat, Marine and heavy civil engineering construction, 2km offshore reef breakwater ,1.6km Marina rock revetment, 2.3km Marina quay wall, 5km waterway, Dredging and reclamation(3 million m3).

My duties: To follow up and check all Land/ Marine Survey work , Ensure that the works are being constructed to the latest construction and shop drawings. Check control points , witness of seabed survey, pre/post dredging survey, Check slops, levels, alignment of rock surfaces, placing of quay wall blocks and core loc with design coordinates. Verify the accuracy of survey data, profiles and sections submitted by contractor. Calculate areas and volumes, prepare measurement sheets, survey plans and schedules. Review shop drawings, Survey method statements, and as-built drawings. Report to Marine Project Manager about site works and progress.

Chief Land Surveyor

Towell Al Zawra Engineering Services Co.L.L.C. Oman

October 2006 - September 2007

Project: The Water project - Ministry of housing, Transmission from Nizwa to Manah 20km pipe line, 10km distribution pipe line to Manah, Elevated service reservoir(ESR), Access road to ESR, and two pump stations.

Involve Topographical Survey and Setting out for pipe route , Access Road , ESR and pump stations. Prepare Longitudinal Section for shop drawing of transmission & Distribution line. Calculating the hill cut volume for ESR.

Senior Surveyor

Fugro Peninsular Doha, Qatar

June 2005 - September 2006

Project: GIS Survey at Qatar petroleum

Involve GIS Data collection Survey and topographic mapping for 50 Km Road, new utility's (gas, water, telecom and electricity) for Qatar Petroleum in Dukhan. Cable route survey, Settlement and control survey in NGL plant areas in Mesaieed.

Land Surveyor

Cansult Limited consultant Engineers and Project Managers, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E

August 2003 - May 2005

• Road Projects for Al Ain Municipality in Abu Dhabi.
• Levelling of sand dunes for the GIC - Al Ain Industrial city & Al Ain Municipality

Duties: Locate, extend and fix control points around the project limits jointly , Setting out electric cable, utility ducts and pipe lines. Control and Check Cross sections , profiles, alignment and grade of Road construction. Topographic survey for road design.
Follow up grading procedure respect to the design levels. Verify the accuracy of survey data submitted by Contractor. Prepare measurement sheets for all work items. Report to the RE about the progress of the site works on day to day basis.

Surveyor Engineer

Consulting Engineers

August 2002 - August 2003

, Muscat , Sultanate of Oman for the following projects
• New ROP (Royal Oman Police ) Facilities at Seeb Airport, Muscat
• Royal Flight Hangar at Seeb - Al Maymoon Project-Hangar Building and Airfield

Duties: Land & Air Side Topographic Survey. Road , Building , Runway and Taxiway Setting out. Precise Leveling for Apron & Hangar Pavement. Check the Longitudinal & Transverse slopes of Runway & Taxiway. Check levels for earth work and layers preparation of grade sheet, surface and subsurface drainage systems.

Senior Cadastral Surveyor

Survey Department of Sri-Lanka

October 1999 - August 2002

Project: projects Cadastral Survey ( GIS & LIS ) and Land for Landless

Duties and responsibilities: Managing the project, Train staff in data capture downloading and processing the data. Prepare and supervise preparation of all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and document related to surveys. Provide technical advice in GPS and survey work. Mapping , printing and plotting works. Safe keep of the survey equipments and peripherals.

Student- Bsc Surveying sciences

Institute of Surveying & Mapping (Survey Deparetment of Sri lanka)

B.Sc. in Surveying Sciences, Institute of Surveying & Mapping Diyatalawa(ISMD), Sri Lanka Survey Department(SLSD), 9/1997- 9/1999
Hydrography, Remote Sensing, GIS/LIS, Geodesy, Cadastre, Cartography and Mapping, Urban & Rural Planning, Photogrammetry, Land Surveying, Mathematics, Computer Science, Technical English Industrial Training and Professional Studies

Geodetic Surveyor

Survey Department of Sri-Lanka

August 1994 - September 1997

for the following Projects
Geodetic Control Network, GPS & EDM Traversing , Damp & Upper Water Management, Blocking out, stake out survey and Roads. My Duties: Observing Geodetic networks by total station and GPS, Detail Survey and plotting, Cadastral Survey & Mapping , Topographic Stake-Out, Establish Control Stations , Setting out Road and Drainage Structures. Existing Ground Level recording, Prepare grade Sheet , Cross Sections and Design works. Geodetic computations & Traverse Calculation, Engineering surveys specially Road , Canal Tracing, Contouring and Condominium Survey. Digitizing & Photogrammetric techniques for Automated Plotting.

Qualifications & Certifications

B.Sc. in Surveying Sciences

Institute of Surveying & Mapping Diyatalawa(ISMD), Sri Lanka Survey Department(SLSD

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