Tuesday, February 5, 2013
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Opening Night Exhibit Hall Networking Reception
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Opening Plenary Session - OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ATTENDEES!
Welcome & Introduction
Mark Peters, PennWell
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
George Gu, ConocoPhillips
Glenn Schaaf, ConocoPhillips
9:45 – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Session 1 - New Projects
Chair: Murray Burns, Technip
Co-Chair: Mike McEvilly, Hess Corporation
Harry Leonard, Petrobras America
This presentation will cover challenges related to the introduction and operation of the first FPSO (floating, production, storage and offloading vessel) into the US Gulf of Mexico. The presenter will discuss how Petrobras adapted internationally accepted FPSO design and operations systems to the new regulatory environment by working with BSEE and USCG officials. He also discusses how Petrobras planned and executed marine and helicopter transportation services to the FPSO; how it performed oil off loading onto shuttle tankers; and how it successfully deployed a crew of foreign nationals and local staffers to the new FPSO in the Gulf of Mexico.
Harry Leonard Petrobras America, FPSO Operations Manager. Harry held this position through contracting, conversion, commissioning, start up and now ongoing operations.
Tubular Bells Deepwater Development
Mike McEvilly, Hess Corporation
The Tubular Bells Deepwater Development is the first floating production platform operated by Hess Corporation in the Gulf of Mexico. Hess Corporation assumed operatorship from BP in 2010 and is jointly developing and executing this project with the Williams Corporation.
Mike McEvilly graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla with a BS in Civil Engineering, and a MS in Engineering Management. Mr. McEvilly is the Topsides and Interface Manager for Hess Corporation on the Tubular Bells development project. He had previously worked for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and was responsible for the Marco Polo TLP and the Independence Hub Semi-Submersible. The Tubular Bells development project is a deepwater SPAR to be installed in 4,500’ w.d.
Tamar Jacket Design and Installation, Offshore Israel
Gary Epperson, OFD Engineering
OFD Engineering designed the Tamar jacket for Noble Energy. The project presented some unique challenges with a very fast track schedule. The jacket sits in 779 feet of water offshore Israel and was
designed for a large topside payload and seismic conditions.
Gary Epperson works for Oil Field Development Engineering, LLC in Houston. He has 23 years of experience in the structural design of offshore platforms. He earned his B.S. degree from Texas A&M University and his M.S. degree from the University of Illinois. He served as the Project Manager of Jacket Engineering for the Tamar project.
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Session 2: Integrity Management
Track 1: Topsides
Chair: David Brubaker, Shell
Co-Chair: James Voskamp, WorleyParsons
Repair of Boarding Valve Without Upstream Isolation
Scott Hyder, Shell
GOM operators install automated shutdown valves on incoming and outgoing oil and gas flow/pipelines. These valves are critical barriers in preventing event escalation and protect personnel exposure to large volumes of hydrocarbons. But how does one repair/replace a shutdown valve if positive isolation cannot be achieved? This presentation will focus on one example in which Shell was faced with this situation, will walk through the innovative solutions that were identified, and how Shell ultimately repaired a the valve without a standard means for upstream isolation.
Scott Hyder (Shell, Deepwater GOM) is the Facilities Focal Point for the Mars TLP and served as the project lead for this repair.
Integrity Management of Topsides Structures
Frank Puskar, Energo Engineering
Integrity Management (IM) of topsides structures is becoming increasingly important as owners strive to limit unplanned shutdowns as well as operate platforms beyond their original design life. Platforms with a 20 year life are now being asked to operate 50 years or more. Degradation mechanisms like corrosion and fatigue can take a toll offshore, but properly inspected and maintained topsides as part of an IM program will minimize safety issues and reduce operation interruptions. The key features and elements of a modern topsides IM program will be discussed including several examples of real-world integrity problems and how they were resolved.
Frank Puskar is the Managing Director of Energo Engineering, a KBR Company located in Houston, Texas. Energo specializes in structural engineering of fixed and floating platforms with a focus on Integrity Management. Frank has worked in the offshore structures field for over 30 years. He has a Masters Degree in Ocean Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and is a registered Professional Engineer.
Maintaining Maturing Spar Assets
Jenifer Tule, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
This presentation will discuss the challenges associated with the maintenance and upkeep of painting and grating systems on Anadarko’s deep water floating production facilities. I will present the lessons learned from over 15-years of operations experience of these facilities in the GOM environment and the difficulties in maintaining maturing assets.
Jenifer Tule is a Project Manager for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation who is currently serving as the Lucius Spar Hull and Mooring Delivery Manager. Ms. Tule has 15 years of worldwide experience associated with the design and installation of mooring systems for both temporary and permanently moored structures. She also has served as the hull and mooring engineer for the design, construction, and installation of several of Anadarko’s deepwater production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. Ms. Tule holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University.
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Session 2: Integrity Management
Track 2: Platforms & Hulls
Chair: Jim Britch, Hess Corporation
Co-Chair: Jonathan Brewer, Stress Engineering
Hull and Topsides Structural Integrity Management for Floating Systems
Vincent Bonniol, Burea Veritas
Industry has experienced a significant increasing in the number of floating offshore installations. At some point in their lives, these facilities will present ageing signs such as corrosion, buckling and fatigue. The presentation provides feedback from experience on structural integrity management and analyzes techniques to assess structural integrity, including remediation to address anomalies and defects, inspection planning and execution. The overall integrity management process is also reviewed, thought that there might not be a single right way or process to ensure structural integrity, a successful program will rely on operators understanding of risks and potential consequences.
A Case Study on the Challenges of Maintaining FPSO Integrity
Scott Hagood, Hess Corporation
This presentation will focus on the challenges and Lessons Learned resulting from the implementation of a Hull Integrity Program for the Sendje Ceiba FPSO offshore Equatorial Guinea. This 1975 era VLCC was converted for FPSO service in 2002; subsequently purchased by Hess; and is now undergoing a life extension project to enable the achievement of the remaining service life without a return to dry dock. Subject areas to be discussed include the initial procurement and project strategy issues; Class rules versus RBI; project execution issues including simultaneous operations, productivity, estimating, POB and bulkhead hotwork; and EHS.
Scott Hagood is the Facility Engineering Team Lead for Hess Corporation’s Offshore Americas and West Africa business unit. In this capacity he serves as the overall Integrity Manager for the assets in Equatorial Guinea and the Gulf of Mexico. For the past 5+ years, he has had both hands on and managerial responsibility for the development and execution of the integrity program for the Sendje Ceiba FPSO in Equatorial Guinea.
Auger TLP Lateral Mooring System Replacement
Andre Barrios, Shell Exploration & Production Company
Shell’s Auger Tension Leg Platform has a lateral mooring system consisting of 8 mooring lines. Due to material constraints when installed, the design life of the upper portion of the lines was 15 years. These 5 inch diameter wires had to be replaced in 2011 when the platform reached its 15th year. With the unique design of the system, there were many challenges to be overcome in order to execute the wire replacement while maintaining full operations on the TLP. Additionally, numerous topsides modifications posed challenges to this wire replacement that were not encountered during installation. Working with a diverse team of individuals from many backgrounds, the project was executed safely, on schedule and within budget.
Andre C Barrios P.E. is a Civil Engineer and Project Manager with Shell Exploration and Production Company in New Orleans, LA. He has a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of New Orleans. Within Shell he has worked on numerous civil engineering projects on fixed and floating structures in the Gulf of Mexico. His experiences with construction projects in the Gulf of Mexico and on the Auger Tension Leg Platform proved to be invaluable in the successful execution of this mooring line replacement.
Session 2 Alternate: Key Enablers to Implementing a new Turnaround Management Process and Result ing Asset Integrity Benefits
Ken Roberts, Shell Exploration & Production
Shell Upstream Americas Deepwater has implemented refinery-style turnaround planning principles and practices over the past few years. Primarily this change in turnaround management philosophy is meant to help ensure successful maintenance and project based turnarounds for Gulf of Mexico assets. This presentation will share some of the key concepts that facilitated a successful transition and the positive impact of improved turnaround planning on Integrity Management.
Ken is the Turnaround Management Team Lead for Shell Upstream Americas Deepwater operations based in New Orleans Louisiana. He is responsible for managing a team of 6 Turnaround Project Engineers that cover 10 Gulf of Mexico assets. Additional responsibilities include direct coordination of offshore turnaround events, development and maintenance of the core Turnaround Management work process and participation on a global team of subject matter experts for Shell Upstream operating units.
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Session 3: Design Concepts
Track 1: Topsides
Chair: James Britch, Hess Corporation
Co-Chair: Maarten van Strien, Eni Petroleum
Safety in Topsides Design
David Worthington, Hess Corporation
Recent events in the offshore industry has caused companies to take a closer look at design safety expectations particularly involving deep water platforms throughout the world. This presentation will touch upon several of the key techniques that have been incorporated by Hess, why they were chosen and how and when they are most effectively applied. Examples include escape route determination, deck arrangements, fire and explosion overpressure calculations for equipment and occupied buildings, quantitative risk assessments exhaust dispersion analysis, dropped object and material handling studies and others.
David Worthington Hess Corporation Sr. EHS Advisor Thirty seven years in the petroleum industry serving in a variety of people and process safety roles. Currently providing process safety and technical support for a variety of Hess operations and projects including a deepwater platform to be operated in the Gulf of Mexico.
Discussing Latest Innovations in Gas Pre‑treatment for Floating LNG
Ankur Jariwala, Cameron Inc.
As floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) production market is developing, energy efficiency and compact
production equipments in producing LNG offshore are key issues in topside processing. Cameron’s FLNG pretreatment solution offers topside gas pre treatment solution which is compact and can potentially reduces the required refrigeration power for liquefaction by 5-15%. This presentation will be discussing those compact pre treatment technologies, mainly mercury removal, Cynara CO2 membranes, compact phase separation, amine and mol sieve packages, which are designed with optimized modular approach.
Mr. Jariwala is in the natural gas industry for more than 13 years. He received bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from University of Mumbai and Masters in Natural gas processing from Texas A&M University. Mr. Jariwala started his career with Membrane Technology & Research, California and held several roles including Product Development, Technical Sales and Engineering. He is co author of 12 publications and 3 US patents. Currently, he is a Senior Product Manager for Gas Technologies at Cameron’s Process Systems.
Rig-less Offshore Installation
Robert Roest, Mammoet
This presentation will cover the installation of Topsides using alternatives to Derrick Barges.
Robert has a Master of Science degree with a major in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University Delft in the Netherlands. He has worked for Mammoet since 1995. He worked all over the world and has been based out of Rosharon, TX since 1997. Robert has worked as a Project Manager, Operations Manager, Account Manager & Branch Manager and currently is in Sales specializing in Offshore / Special Projects.
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Session 3: Design Concepts
Track 2: Platforms & Hulls
Chair: Renard Falcon, Chevron
Co-Chair: Stafford Menard, Williams Midstream
Conical Piled Monopod Platform Concept for Multi-Year Ice Environment
Ravi Aurora, ConocoPhillips
This presentation pertains to examining the feasibility of a pile supported offshore platform in Multi Year Ice environment. The study assumed a water depth of 30 meters in Canadian Beaufort Sea. The study concludes that the concept is feasible and competitive with the commonly accepted concept of Gravity Based Platforms.
Ravi Aurora is Principal Engineer at ConocoPhillips. He has been at ConocoPhillips since 2001 and at Marathon Oil Company for 23 years prior to 2001. His Arctic Projects experience includes 4 years at Varandey Terminal Project, Barents Sea, Russia and about 6 years at Marathon Oil Company as Engineering and Approvals Manager for Sakhalin II project. He has several years of experience in Research and Development studies for Arctic and Non-Arctic offshore applications at both ConocoPhillips and Marathon oil Company.
Jack & St Malo Mooring Design and Challenges
Leong Wong, Chevron Energy Technology Company
Jack & St Malo (JSM) Floating Production Unit is currently the largest deep-draft semi in construction. Operating 280 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, JSM will be operating in one of the deepest, 7000 foot water depth, and more severe GoM environments. Given the size of the unit, water depth, and environmental conditions, design of the permanent station keeping was a significant challenge for the project. JSM’s polyester rope mooring system will be the largest installed to date. This presentation will address the design, manufacturing and installation considerations and challenges that went into developing the JSM mooring system.
Leong Wong of Chevron Engineering Technology Company started his career in Shell where he worked on various deepwater projects including Nakika Semi, where he was a mooring engineer. Following Nakika, Leong became the Marine-Mechanical-Outfitting Engineer and later the Deputy Construction Coordinator for the Sakhalin II Phase II concrete gravity based structures. After the successful completion of the Sakhalin GBS project, Leong joined Chevron and worked on numerous projects in Nigeria, GoM, and Australia before becoming a Mooring Engineer again on the Tahiti project. Currently, Leong is Hull Project Engineer and Mooring Lead on the Jack and St Malo Project.
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Session 3: Design Concepts
First Permanent GoM Polyester Prelay on the Seabed
Todd Veselis, InterMoor
The presentation will provide a overview of the testing and approval process for the first polyester mooring to be prelaid on the seabed in the GoM. The rational for seeking this approval along with the advantages of prelaying polyester on the seabed will also be discussed.
Todd Veselis, PE is a graduate of Texas A&M University and has over 14 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas industry in the area of mooring and foundation design and installation. Todd is currently the Manager of Projects for InterMoor, Inc in Houston, Texas. Todd been involved with polyester moorings for over a decade and has been involved with design, procurement, testing installation and maintenance of several temporary and permanent polyester mooring projects. He has also had involvement in several industry committees and JIPs involving polyester. Todd served as the Project Manager for InterMoor on ATP’s Mirage project which was the first project in the GoM to pre-lay polyester on the seabed.
Session 3 Alternate: Year-round Deepwater Drilling Platform for the Arctic Environment
Amal Phadke, ConocoPhillips
Presence of level ice, ridges, and icebergs pose a significant challenge to year-round drilling in the Arctic environment. Existing arctic drilling platforms such as Kulluk can operate only in relatively mild ice environment (late spring or early winter) and no solution is available for year-round drilling in deepwater Arctic environment. A conceptual design of an arctic drilling platform for all-year drilling is illustrated in this presentation. The platform is designed to drill in any type of first-year ice, maintain station but with drilling suspended in presence of first-year ridges and multi-year ice, and features disconnectable upper body to get out of the way of approaching icebergs.
Amal Phadke is a Staff Naval Architect in the Global Marine organization of ConocoPhillips in Houston. He was part of the team at ConocoPhillips that developed the conceptual design of the disconnectable arctic drilling platform.
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
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