Wednesday Conference Program Detail

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Opening Night Exhibit Hall Networking Reception
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast

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8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Conference Management
Robin Dupre, Conference Director, Offshore

Renard Falcon, Floating Production Unit Manager, Chevron

Joe Gregory, President, Chevron Corp. Project Resources Company

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Session 1
TRACK 1: Regulatory

Chair: Ken Caldwell, Executive VP/Chief Marketing Officer, Dynamic Construction Services
Co-Chair: Jeff Dice, Lead Structural Engineer, BP

Update on the 8th Edition of API RP 14C
Joe Pittman, Safety Systems Lead, Chevron
This presentation provides a summary of proposed changes to the 7th Edition of API RP 14C.

Joe Pittman is Chevron’s Safety Systems Team Lead. In that role he manages Safety Systems within Chevron for both onshore and offshore facilities. He is the Chairman of the API RP 14C Committee.

Strategy for Standards for Topsides
Andrea Mangiavacchi, President, EXPERIA LLC

Dr. Andrea Mangiavacchi will review recent publications, approval, and developments of ISO and API documents and how it affects the offshore industry; and will also discuss strategy, planned developments, and key issues.

Andrea Mangiavacchi, President and CEO of EXPERIA LLC, has been actively involved in the definition of strategy and in the development of various offshore structure standards. Andrea has been a member of the US delegation to ISO TC67/SC7 for many years, he is a member of API SC2, and he is the Coordinator of the SC2 Strategy Committee, responsible for defining the strategy for current and future documents.

Hurricane Design Criteria for Jack/St. Malo
Wei Ma, Facilities Engineer, and James Stear, Facilities Engineer, Chevron Energy Technology Company

The design of the Jack/St. Malo semisubmersible platform adopted hurricane criteria targets above the minimums commonly used by the industry today, to address hurricane uncertainty, and long service life of the platform. This presentation will review the philosophy behind using more stringent criteria, the tradeoffs considered by the project, and the influence on the final JSM hull configuration.

Wei Ma received his Ph.D. degree in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering from University of California, at Berkeley in 1995. He started his professional career in the offshore industry at ABS, and then Doris, before joining Chevron in 2003. Wei has been working on a wide range of offshore projects and research problems. He was responsible for the Chevron Blind Faith hull and mooring delivery, and has been involved in several other projects including the Jack/St. Malo hull concept selection. His current role is technical team leader of the Global Responses and Concept Engineering team within Chevron Energy Technology Company in Houston.

Jim Stear holds degrees from U.C. Berkeley, in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering (BSc, MSc) and Civil and Environmental Engineering (PhD). He joined Chevron in San Ramon in 1998, and since that time has worked on a wide range of projects worldwide, providing metocean, structural and offshore availability analysis consultation and support. Following the 2004-2005 Gulf of Mexico hurricane seasons, Jim led API efforts to revise industry design criteria, chairing the development of RP 2MET; in 2008 he received a Minerals Management Corporate Leadership Award in recognition of his efforts. He continues to lead efforts on hurricane criteria and risk within the industry, championing research projects in API, CASE-EJIP, DeepStar and RPSEA. Since 2012 he has served as team leader of the Metocean and Offshore Special Projects Team within Chevron Energy Technology Company in Houston.

TRACK 2: Technology
Chair: Stafford Menard, Manager, Gulfstar Development, Williams Midstream
Co-Chair: Tad Mulder, VP and GM Custom Engineered Systems, Cameron

SeaWater Injection
Marcus Sprenkel, Manager – Early Engineering, Cameron

Why do we inject seawater into a reservoir? What equipment is required? What generic lessons can the industry learn from previous projects? This presentation will answer these questions from lessons learned.

Marcus Sprenkel is the Manager for Early Engineering Engagement for Cameron Process systems. Marcus has 25 years of industry experience in oilfield processing, with over 20 years tackling Seawater treatment and Injection systems in particular. From initial conceptual design to full system engineering and commissioning, Marcus has been involved with technical and commercial aspects of water injection projects throughout the world, working with small independents to the large multi-nationals. 

Consideration of the Impact of Contaminants on Monoethylene Glycol Recovery Unit (MRU) Performance
Tom Latta, Principal Process Engineer, WorleyParsons Canada

This presentation is applicable to subsea gas wells using monoethylene glycol (MEG) for hydrate inhibition. During the life of the gas reservoir, both short-term events (e.g., well head start up, completion fluids) and long-term events (e.g., hydrocarbons, silt, corrosion control, hydrate inhibition, scale inhibitors, demulsifiers, and formation water flow) will generate contaminants that need to be considered in terms of how they affect the MRU. An overview of the impact of various contaminants on MRU operation and how to deal with them will be discussed.

Tom Latta is a Principal Process Engineer for WorleyParsons Canada with more than 30 years of experience which includes MEG Recovery Unit (MRU) design, chemistry, and petroleum refinery operational experience. He has worked on MRU projects such as Gorgon/Jansz, Sakhalin Island, Shtokman-Gazprom, as well as debottlenecking for Shell Mensa and BP Na Kika, plus various studies. Tom participates as a member of the IFE Consortium (Institute for Energy Technology – in Norway). He has also presented an extensive paper at the May 2013 OTC conference in Houston regarding taking a holistic approach to MRU design.

KBB TAD Mooring System
Derrick Laskowski, Senior Ocean Engineer, ConocoPhillips

This presentation will cover the design and field installation challenges as well as lessons learned for mooring a TAD in close proximity to a fixed jacket.

Derrick Laskowski is a Senior Ocean Engineer for ConocoPhillips. As Senior Ocean Engineer, Derrick specializes in offshore mooring systems as the company subject matter expert. Derrick has 8 years of industry experience designing, analyzing, and installing both shallow and deepwater mooring systems world-wide

Topsides Analysis for Damage Assessment and Repair

George Ross, Principal, Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

During Hurricane Ike, the drilling rig on the Mad Dog Spar was lost. When the rig was lost, the rig exited the platform to the west, damaging the west crane and the topsides primary steel. BP contracted Stress Engineering Services Inc. (SES) to contribute to the activities associated with the damage assessment and remediation planning. The design of repairs to existing structures requires analysis techniques that differ from those used for original design. This presentation will provide an overview of the analysis methodologies used to maintain the safe operation of the platform prior to, during, and after repairs, and design repairs used to restore the platform to a condition comparable to that before the damage occurred.

George Ross is a principal at Stress Engineering Services. His primary work areas include stress analysis, and full-scale testing. Since 2004, Dr. Ross has been one of the leaders in the upstream group concentrating on the structural analysis and assessment of offshore platforms.

11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
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1:00 – 2:30 P.M.
Session 2
TRACK 1: Offshore Construction

Chair: James Deaver, Engineering Advisor, Oil Field Development Engineering, LLC
Co-Chair: Ross Hancock, Topsides Facilities Engineer, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Construction Completion Management Systems

Quint Hebert, Sr. Commissioning & Handover, ConocoPhillips

The presenter will provide an overview of construction completion management systems & handover philosophy, and how these add value to project completions/operations. Quint Hebert, Sr., Commissioning and Handover (C&H) representative for ConocoPhillips, has more than 20 years of construction and commissioning experience in multiple industries, with majority of that time in deepwater oil and gas. He has led commissioning teams on many deepwater projects since 2001, and currently provides assurance to COP projects globally. He stewards the C&H standards and procedures within the Capital Project Management System, and also leads the C&H Network of Excellence.

Red Hawk Spar Decommissioning
Ryan Kavanagh, Facilities Engineer, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

The Red Hawk platform, known as the world’s first cell spar, also became the first producing spar decommissioned when operations were completed in September 2014. The topsides were removed in a single lift, and the hull was then un-moored, towed into shallower waters, and reefed as part of the Rigsto-Reefs program. This presentation provides an overview of the regulatory, technical, and operational challenges and milestones associated with the project.

Ryan Kavanagh is a facilities engineer and project manager working in Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s Deepwater Facilities group. His primary responsibilities consist of brownfield construction and deepwater decommissioning projects, including the decommissioning of risers, umbilicals, jumpers, mooring systems, and floating facilities. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The University of Notre Dame.

The Latest Mega Brownfield Project For Chevron Angola - Nemba/Congo River Crossing
Donnie Sinitiere, Chief Operating Officer, Dynamic Industries

Dynamic has successfully executed two world class brownfield projects in succession for Chevron (CABGOC) offshore Angola. On the most recent project, SNXB on South Nemba “A”, the construction team worked over 600 consecutive days and liquidated over 2,500,000 million man hours in simultaneous operations without an LTA. The planning, equipment, logistics, and project management necessary to execute a major brownfield project and achieve a world class safety performance will be presented.

Donnie Sinitiere is Chief Operating Officer of Dynamic Industries International (DII). DII is headquartered in Houston with Operation/Project offices located in Angola and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Prior to being named COO, Donnie was Project Director for the CABGOC HPCI Stage I Project on South Nemba “A” Platform for Chevron Major Capital Projects. His group is currently executing the SNXB Project, another world class brownfield project for Chevron. Donnie joined Dynamic in 2004 when he sold his company, Advanced Offshore Services, to Dynamic. He has over 35 years of offshore fabrication and construction experience.

Raising of Offshore Platforms
John Greeves, Technical Director, Versabar, Inc.

A case study of the synchronized raising of a platform complex to increase the air gap will be presented.

John Greeves is the Technical Director and a shareholder of the Versabar Group of Companies. He holds a PhD in Civil/Structural engineering and is a UK registered Chartered Engineer. He has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 20 years including 10 years for Shell International in a variety of positions from design engineer to project manager on projects around the world. As Technical Director at Versabar, he currently provides oversight and business guidance in conjunction with the company’s model of seeking innovative solutions and technical innovations for energy sector challenges both domestically and internationally.

TRACK 2: Design Concepts
Chair: William “Butch” Taggart, Manager – Field Development, Murphy E&P
Co-Chair: Kevin Raatz, Offshore Business Development Manager, Technip

Comparison of a Semi-Submersible Deck Alternatives, Integrated Deck Box and Truss Deck
Tobias Kärrsten, Market Manager, GVA

Both stiffened plate (deck box) and tubular/beam (truss deck) construction of topside decks is used for semisubmersible production platforms. Each design has its technical, operation, safety and fabrication benefits, and issues. These benefits and issues for each design have been compared and evaluated in this presentation in addition to today’s fabrication and dry-transport capability to build the topside integrated with the hull in a far-east fabrication yard.

Tobias holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Chalmers, Gothenburg Sweden. He has more than 15 years experience from analysis and design in concept, pre-feed and feed phases of floating production, drilling and accommodation units. Tobias also has experience with ship yard supervision, marine operations, mooring system installation, and commissioning of offshore platforms.

FLNG Processing
George Hu, Senior Manager - LNG, Technip

This presentation will introduce the design concept and fundamentals of LNG/FLNG process. George Hu has more than 20 years of industry experience. He is currently working for Technip USA as a Senior Manager of LNG and Gas Processing Product Line. His previous working experience includes five years with URS Corp. as Technology Manager of LNG and 10 years with KBR as a Technical Advisor.

Liquefaction Technology Selection for FLNG
Andy Loose, Program Director, KBR

Andy will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the DMR, SMR and N2 expander cycles for LNG liquefaction on FLNG and the key points to consider when evaluating the different options for your project.

Andy Loose, Program Director, KBR.  Andy has 26 years of experience in cryogenic engineering, executing projects in the LNG, Air Separation and Energy industries. With a background in process engineering he has undertaken a variety of technical and project management roles in his career. He is currently Technical Assurance Director for Eni’s Coral South FLNG project and previously led the engineering work at KBR on FLNG projects for GDF Suez and Hoegh LNG. Prior to his FLNG work, he was Technical Director for KBR on Gorgon LNG.

2:30 – 3:15 P.M.
Coffee Break

3:15 – 4:45 P.M.
Session 3

Chair: Murray Burns, Consultant
Co-Chair: Eric Wensel, Offshore US Vice President, Wood Group Mustang

Jack/St. Malo Project Overview
David Knight, Facilities Project Manager, Chevron

This presentation will provide an overview of the Jack and St. Malo project, key drivers for concept selection, and successes, and challenges during engineering, construction, installation, commissioning, and start-up.

David Knight is the Jack/St. Malo Facilities Project Manager covering the hull, topsides, subsea, and export scope.

Olympus Integrated Operations Center
Alexis Tucker, Integrated Activity Lead, Shell Oil Company

With their newest TLP, Shell is leveraging fiber optic connectivity and remote control technology to create a collaborative environment between their onshore and offshore work sites. This new integrated operations center improves reliability, and reduces HSE exposure through quicker resolution of issues and increased knowledge sharing.

Alexis Tucker graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering in 2005, and started working for Shell Oil Company in 2006. She worked in various roles supporting oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico, and in 2011 obtained her Professional Engineering License in the State of Louisiana. In 2012, Alexis joined the Olympus TLP, Shell’s largest floating deepwater platform in the Gulf of Mexico, as the Integrated Activity Lead. As part of that role, she was named Olympus Operations focal point to the Mars Area IOC project starting in September of 2012.

LLOG Delta House Installation
Mark Farrow, Construction Manager, LLOG Exploration

An overview of the installation of a moored semi-submersible platform will be presented by an independent operator.

Mark Farrow has 25 years experience engineering and installing oil and gas facility projects and has spent his last 15 years working deepwater projects. Prior to joining LLOG Exploration, Mark worked for Hess Corporation and Shell Exploration and Production. In addition to his experience in the Gulf of Mexico, Mark has worked in the North Sea and Western Australia. Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.

4:45 – 6:00 P.M.
Networking Reception
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