General Meeting: API 17TR8 - Second Verse, Same as the First…

Speaker: Brian Skeels, Emerging Technologies Director, FMC Technologies
Speaker Brian Skeels, Emerging Technologies Director, FMC Technologies
Brian Skeels has 36 years experience in subsea completion and pipeline design and installation. 5 Years with Exxon Production Research Company working on Exxon’s famous SPS and UMC subsea systems, and the rest with FMC Technologies and FTO Services.  As FMC’s Emerging Technology Director, he serves as a technical subsea ...

Brian Skeels has 36 years experience in subsea completion and pipeline design and installation. 5 Years with Exxon Production Research Company working on Exxon’s famous SPS and UMC subsea systems, and the rest with FMC Technologies and FTO Services.  As FMC’s Emerging Technology Director, he serves as a technical subsea advisor for HPHT and strategic planning specialist for frontier technologies and new business opportunities. At FTO, his efforts delve into riserless light well intervention, ROV and remote robotics technology, and hydrate remediation programs.


Mr. Skeels has been part of API’s Upstream Standards for 31 years and currently serves on the API Subcommittee 17 executive committee. He serves as task group chairman for 17G on subsea intervention systems, co-chair for 17D on subsea tree and wellhead equipment, and chairs 17TR8 for HPHT equipment design. Brian also on several Industry and professional society conference program boards.


Brian has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MS in Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.  He has won numerous professional awards and is an adjunct professor in subsea engineering at the University of Houston. 


 


 

Full Description

 

ABSTRACT of Presentation

This discussion will highlight some of the findings in the first edition of API standard 17TR8, recognize the work being done for the second edition, and touch on some of the work being done by other API subcommittees. 

17TR8 is an API technical report published in February, 2015 to establish design methods, material functional specifications, and design validation requirements for equipment operating above 15000 psi and 350 F, specifically for subsea equipment.

As the first design guideline, 17TR8 provides the industry a foothold in developing other HPHT standards for based on current high pressure design theory and fracture mechanics protocols developed since the late 1970's. It also worked hard to reconcile these more advanced design guidelines with grandfathered equipment, built without these advanced design tools/theories, but nevertheless qualified through rigorous material practices and exhaustive qualification tests and in service history.

Since its introduction, other Subcommittees within API's CSOEM are now using 17TR8 as a template in part or in total to develop their own HPHT guidelines.

The 2015 publishing date was a compromise by the task group to get most of the basic guidelines out to the industry in time to address pressing pending projects. But not all of the vexing issues could be brokered in time. So the task group has embarked on a second edition of 17TR8 to provide clarity of existing text and address outstanding issues not addressed in the first edition. The second edition is not intended to change scope or direction; merely to clarify and provide additional insight and guidance.

 

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The TOTAL Plaza building (1201 Louisiana Street across from the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel) is connected to the downtown Houston tunnel system.  Using the tunnel system, those working downtown can walk to our meeting in air-conditioned comfort.
 
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The image above shows how to access the valet parking area at the new location of the Petroleum Club. Enter from Milam Street and exit onto Louisiana Street.  Parking fee for this valet parking is $15.
 
Surface parking lots are available to the south of the TOTAL Plaza building (between this building and the former EXXON Building), including one surface lot adjacent to the TOTAL Plaza Building - pay at meter (cost ~ $9).  Other surface lots in the area cost $8 - $9 and they frequently are full by mid-morning.
 
Parking is also available in the Hyatt Regency Hotel parking garage across the street.  Prices vary depending on time in the garage.  Cost for 2 hours of parking is $9.  Parking is also available via valet at the Louisiana Street entrance of the hotel.  Cost is $10. 
 
 
 
Organizer Barry Faulkner

Email: barryfaulkner@earthlink.net
Phone: (281) 627-8790 

When?

Thu, Mar. 10, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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PETROLEUM CLUB (NEW LOCATION), 35th Floor, TOTAL Building
1201 LOUISIANA STREET, 35th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

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