Thursday, February 7, 2013
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Session 4 - Regulatory & HSE
Chair: Eric Wensel, Mustang Engineering
Co-Chair: Jose Vazquez, Bennett & Associates
API RP 14C Revisions
Joe Pittman, Chevron
This presentation will provide and update on major changes to API RP 14C.
Joe is Team Supervisor for Chevron’s Safety Instrumented Systems Team. In this role he manages a team of Safety Instrumented Systems Engineers which provide support to Chevron’s upstream, mid-stream and downstream business units on a global basis. Joe has 38 years of control and safety systems experience in the petrochemical and oil & gas industry. He is the Chairman of the API RP 14C Committee and Chairman of the ISA Safety & Security Offshore Committee.
Deepwater Spill Containment
Roger Scheuermann, Helix Well Containment Group
Presentation will focus on personnel and assets to respond to a blowout or other loss of well control. The evaluation process will include: subsea containment and capture, capping stacks, hydrate control, dispersant, injection equipment, riser systems, ROV’s, capture vessels, support vessels, storage and maintenance of assets and storage facilities.
For the past 2 years, Roger has worked as Commercial Director for Helix Well Containment Group (HWCG) which is a consortium of 24 deepwater operators in the Gulf of Mexico who have come together with the common goal of quickly and comprehensively responding to a well control incident to protect people, property and the environment. Roger has assisted in obtaining additional members and development of HWCG to become the premier well containment solution in the Gulf of Mexico. Roger has over 20 years’ experience in coordinating and conducted well containment and oil spill drills, equipment deployments and other emergency notifications processes.
Assuring an Adequate Safety Culture
Kenneth Arnold, WorleyParsons
We all agree it is necessary to have an adequate safety culture to minimize the possibility of major accidents. This presentation explains what is meant by a “safety culture”, and what is required to develop an adequate culture of safety and assure it actually exists in practice.
Kenneth E. Arnold has over forty-five years of industry experience with 16 years at Shell Oil Company. He founded Paragon Engineering Services in 1980 and in 2005 Paragon was purchased by AMEC. In September 2007, Ken retired from AMEC and formed K Arnold Consulting, Inc. (KACI). In 2010 he joined WorleyParsons as a part-time Senior Technical Advisor while maintaining KACI for independent consulting work. Ken is co-author of two textbooks and author of over 50 technical articles on safety management, project management and facilities design. He was Chair of the National Research Council Committee which prepared a report for the Department of the Interior on “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Safety and Environmental Management Systems for Offshore Operations”.
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m – 12:00 Noon
Track 1: Project Review/Detail Design
Chair: James Deaver, BHP Billiton
Co-Chair: Randy Bush, Woodside Energy
World’s First Floating LNG Liquefaction Unit
Tor-Ivar Guttulsrod, Wison Offshore and Marine
The presentation will cover Wison and Exmar’s EPCIC delivering the world’s first Floating LNG Liquefaction, Regasification and Storage Unit (FLRSU) to Pacific Rubiales Energy Corporation, which will be operating on the Caribbean coast offshore Colombia with start-up in late 2014. The FLRSU consists of a non-propelled barge equipped to liquefy 69.5 MMSCFD of natural gas into LNG for onboard storage (14,000m3) and subsequently offloaded either to a permanently-moored floating storage unit or shuttle tankers. The facility will be moored to a jetty and supplied with gas by pipeline from the onshore La Creciente field, located in the Lower Magdalena Valley Basin.
Tor-Ivar Guttulsrod is Wison Offshore and Marine's Vice President of Sales for LNG. He has almost 25 years experience in the upstream oil and gas and LNG business. Mr Guttulsrod has worked for engineering, EPC, shipping and leased production companies. He has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and an MBA, both from Rice University in Houston.
Classic Lessons Learned from a Brownfield Project
Fraser Senciall, Hess Corporation
The E&P industry places a great deal of emphasis on project management as applied to the execution of large, costly, greenfield developments. Once installed, however, Operators should place similar emphasis on the planning and execution of subsequent brownfield projects. The ongoing conversion of a ship’s steam driven cargo offloading pump to an electric driver onboard the FPSO Sendje Ceiba offshore Equatorial Guinea offers several valuable Lessons Learned and reminders applicable to all brownfield projects. This presentation will focus particularly on Front End Loading; operational conflicts and considerations; and management of expectations around brownfield project execution.
Fraser Senciall, PMP - Fraser is a Senior Facilities Engineer with Hess Corporation in Houston. He graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked in Brownfield Project Management in the frigid waters of the Jeanne D’Arc Basin off the coast of Newfoundland, the freezing winters of Northern Alberta, the humid Gulf of Mexico and the rainy Gulf of Guinea. For the past two years he has been managing brownfield projects for the FPSO Sendje Ceiba, off the coast of Equatorial Guinea.
Systems Completion, Commissioning and Start-Up
Ray Noble, Chevron
The Systems Completion process outlines a disciplined, systematic and efficient methodology of organizing, planning and executing all testing and certification associated with a newly constructed facility into a fully integrated and Operational unit. The main objective is to assure that the Equipment, Systems and overall producing Asset will fulfill the Project Safety and performance objectives, through a series of checks and verifications immediately when delivered. This process assures technical integrity of the finished Facility and provides clarity of work planning, tracking, completion and Handover to the Company Operations.
Ray Noble, Chevron, Systems Completion Manager has over 30 years experience in design, Construction, Commissioning, Start-Up and Operational support. For the last 20 years, Ray has been dedicated to Systems Completion, Commissioning and Start-Up of major refinery plants and Offshore facilities, having worked as Contractor and Client roles in the UK North Sea, Middle East, Venezuela and for the last 7 years has been with Chevron in the Gulf Of Mexico on the Tahiti Spar Project and is presently engaged as the Chevron Systems Completion Manager on the Jack and St. Malo Facility. Ray brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience associated with early Planning and execution of Commissioning, Start-Up and Handover of major facilities.
10:30 a.m – 12:00 Noon
Track 2: Renewable Energy
Chair: Riley Goldsmith, Goldsmith Engineering
Co-Chair: Murray Burns, Technip
Block Island Wind Farm Overview
Robert Billington, Deepwater Wind
The Block Island Wind Farm, on track to be the nation’s first offshore wind farm, is a 30 megawatt demonstration-scale offshore wind farm approximately three miles southeast of Block Island consisting of 5 turbines. The wind farm is located entirely in Rhode Island state waters at depths from 80-95’. The wind farm’s substation will be located onshore Block Island and connected to the mainland by transmission cable to tie into ISO NE. DWW anticipates receiving all permits and starting construction in 2013.
Robert J Billington is Deepwater Wind’s project director for the BIWF with over 35 years of project management experience, mostly in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Billington has worked both offshore and onshore, domestically and internationally on various projects in all phases of project development.
The Atlantic Wind Connection
Bill Wall, The Atlantic Wind Connection
The Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) Project is an offshore backbone electrical transmission system proposed off the Mid-Atlantic coast between Northern NJ and Virginia. The system will consist of an HVDC submarine cable system interconnecting a series of offshore “Hubs”. Each hub will consist of an offshore foundation housing an HVDC converter station on its deck. The AWC Project will allow up to 7,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind turbine capacity to connect to the regional high-voltage terrestrial grid.
Bill Wall has spent nearly 40 years in the submarine cable industry. Starting at British Telecom (then GPO) Wall then spent 12 years with Cable & Wireless Marine Staff (now GMSL) where he was very active in the development of cable burial ROV systems. He was a member of the original Scarab 1 operations team. Wall then spent 18 years at Margus Co where he was VP Operations. His next assignment was Business Development Manager at Caldwell Marine International. He then joined the offshore wind industry as VP of Marine Operations at Deepwater Wind based in Hoboken NJ. He has a broad background in in sub-sea technical operations and submarine cable project management including Shore Ends, HDD, ROV operations, Plowing, Survey operations, cable repair etc. He is currently Director, Marine Operations at The Atlantic Wind Connection based in Chevy Chase MD just outside Washington DC.
Ocean Thermal Energy: Innovative and Competitive Renewable Power Opportunity
Barry Cole and Jonathan Ross, OTEC International
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion extracts solar energy from the ocean using enormous quantities of warm surface water and cold deep water to turn a working fluid (ammonia) from liquid into vapor and back again. OTEC International LLC has engineered, designed and begun scale model tests of a unique spar platform that works with nature to minimize parasitic loads and environmental impact, and is survivable to remain on station, producing power for 25 years or more. The design has been granted ABS.
Mr. Barry Cole is Executive Vice President, Director- Technology Development for OTEC International LLC, and leads a world-class team of contractors from diverse fields of expertise and manages all aspects of cost, schedule and technical performance of a multi-billion dollar technology commercialization program for renewable energy. Mr. Cole has over 37 years of engineering, manufacturing, production and operations, research and development, quality and program management experience-over 27 years at a senior and executive level, including Program Manager/Owner’s Rep for OTEC International LLC; Deputy (Follow Yard) Production Manager for US Navy’s DDG 51 Acquisition and Shipbuilding Program; R&D manager for US Navy’s PMS 400D/PEO Theater Surface Combatants; and Superintendent of Welding at General Dynamics/Quincy Shipbuilding. He holds several US and International OTEC-related patents and patents pending.
Jonathan Ross is the Chief Engineer/Naval Architect for the OTEC International LLC OTEC Program, where he leads the design and development of commercial floating OTEC platforms, cold water pipes and moorings. He has participated in OTEC development since the 1980s in commercial, research and government positions. He has authored a paper on OTEC, written numerous in-house OTEC reports and holds several US and international OTEC patents pending.
Session 5 Alternate: Offshore Power Generation - The US Offshore Wind Turbine Market
Paal Johansen, DNV KEMA
This presentation will discuss the current world wide offshore wind turbine development. What is happening in the US in this sector — and what can we expect in the future are some of the challenges for developers.
Paal Johansen has been employed by DNV for 30 years. He is currently Business Director for the Renewable Energy unit in DNV KEMA, based in Houston. He has a Master Degree in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture, and has worked in the Maritime, Oil and Gas space. He joined DNV KEMA in Houston June 2012 after having spent 4 years as Director of Operations in Region Korea & Japan. During his 4 year tenure in South Korea, he started up the wind turbine certification business for DNV in Korea, where the world largest ship and offshore unit builders were the clients. In his current position, he has the total oversight and management of the DNV KEMA’s Renewable Energy group.
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Fabrication & Transportation
Chair: Bruce LeGros, McDermott
Co-Chair: Tad Mulder, Cameron
Global Construction and Fabrication Capacities: Quo Vadis?
JP Chevriere, Transmar Consultants
This talk will involve discussing the global construction and fabrication demand and supply situation.
Mr. J.P. Chevriere is an honors graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor of Science engineering degree, and a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received his doctorate degree from the University of Paris. Mr. Chevriere has spent the majority of his career working in the hydrocarbon industry for many of the leading energy firms. In 1983 Mr. Chevriere and several partners founded Transmar Consult, Inc. a leading advisory to the oil, gas and engineering industries. Transmar has had as clients many of the leading petroleum and technical services companies. He is also Chairman of the Rice University Global Forum-International.
Transportation of Integrated Floating Facilities Using a Heavy Transport Vessel
Michel Seij, Dockwise
The large distance between offshore production locations, like West Africa, Brazil and Gulf of Mexico and the world’s largest construction facilities, being located mainly in the Far East, has triggered the need for ocean going transport of large offshore structures. Recent developments with respect to size of the floating production have led to the introduction of the Dockwise Vanguard, a novel transport concept. The paper presents opportunities for sizing, integrated construction strategies, design environment, schedule impact, risk avoidance and reduction of environmental footprint. Attention will also be paid to aspects of the floating structure design when it comes to transportability.
Michel Seij trained as a Naval Architect from Delft University of Technology. He joined Dockwise in 2001. After working in various technical and operational positions, he is now managing Dockwise’s engineering team. Since 2010 he has been heavily involved in developing a new vessel concept which will enter into service in 2012.
Latest Techniques and Equipment Available for the Lifting and Installation of Topsides and Modules
Ronald Hoefmans, ALE
The presentation will outline the latest technologies available for the land based installation of modules on to ship shaped FPSOs. The presentation will also show new methods to elevate complete topsides for offshore float-over or dry mating of conventional FPSOs.
Ronald Hoefmans is Global Technical Director of the UK based ALE Group of companies. Holding a Master Degree in steel design, he has managed a variety of complex lifting projects and has been responsible for the construction of bridges and drilling facilities. More recently he has headed the ALE R&D team in the Netherlands responsible for the design and manufacturing of ALE’s 5,000te capacity SK series of cranes and the 60,000te capacity Mega Jack System.
Session 6 Alternate: Aluminum Constructions - Different in Design
Dick de Kluijver, Bayards Aluminum Constructions
As weight issues become increasingly apparent within the offshore construction industry, so is Aluminum. By constructing big offshore platform/vessel parts in Aluminum, one can save a significant amount of weight. Up to 60% compared to steel. The complexity is though that we can't just replace the steel constructions by constructions in aluminum. Constructing in aluminum asks for a different take on and starts, when one is smart and efficient, in the earliest phases of the study. Only then, with a different design eye, we can benefit most from significant weight gain. Besides this, aluminum has more valuable benefits such as its behaviors in seawater environment; aluminum doesn't need any maintenance, which turns into a very low cost of ownership. Hand in hand with this comes its durability, in general, an aluminum construction always outlives the platform. Despite all those great benefits, there are quite a number of presumptions around this construction material; such as its behavior in fire, the complexity of welding and its price. In this presentation, we will go over those assumptions and explain why those assumptions are false.
Ing. Dick de Kluijver has been working within the Aluminum Construction industry for more than 25 years. Ing. Dick the Kluijver is the commercial director of Bayards Aluminum Constructions and a regular lecturer at the technical universities as well as the worldwide aluminum construction association.
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.
PRESENTATION OF AWARDS
CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS
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