March 18, 2008


Description

Currently, there is high demand for new integration methods for topsides both onto jackets and floating structures.  Oil companies like to minimize risk and costs in offshore installation methods and as such float over operations become more and more attractive to them.

The float over installation method has been used in inshore water utilizing cargo barges since a long time already, but since a few years self propelled heavy transport vessels (HTV’s) are more and more used to perform these operations offshore as well.  Main advantage in using these self propelled HTV’s is the fact that the transportation asset is used for installation also.  There is no longer a need for crane vessels which has not only a cost and scheduling benefit, but also a benefit from risk perspective, as float over mating operations are more controlled and safer than lift operations.

In this presentation, the float over installation method will be discussed whereby an overview will be given of the technical challenges that play a role in these operations.

Dockwise has established a leading position in the market as a Transportation and Installation (T&I) contractor.  In July 2007, Offshore Kinematics Inc. (OKI) and Ocean Dynamics LLC (ODL) were added to the Dockwise group of companies, making the company an even more experienced and diversified player.



Featured Speakers

Speaker Jan Wolter Oosterhuis, Manager of Business Development, Dockwise and Steven Byle, Chief Technology O
Jan Wolter Oosterhuis Jan Wolter Oosterhuis got his Masters Degree in Naval Architecture at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands in 2001, after which he started to work as a hydrodynamics engineer for Gusto Engineering.  In 2002 he moved on to Dockwise Shipping to work as a Project Engineer. …

Jan Wolter Oosterhuis



Jan Wolter Oosterhuis got his Masters Degree in Naval Architecture at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands in 2001, after which he started to work as a hydrodynamics engineer for Gusto Engineering.  In 2002 he moved on to Dockwise Shipping to work as a Project Engineer.  In 2005 he moved to Houston and is currently Manager of the Business Development department.  Next to his job he is currently pursuing a Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Texas in Austin.


Steven Byle


Steven Byle (born 1968),  joined Dockwise in 2007 as Chief Technology Officer after acting as CEO of Offshore Kinematics Inc. since 2001. Mr. Byle began his career as an engineer in shipbuilding with National Steel & Shipbuilding and the U.S. Department of Transportation.  He later worked as a consulting engineer for J. Ray McDermott in offshore transport, installation and floating structure design. Mr. Byle then practiced intellectual property and patent law in silicon valley before focusing on technology development in the offshore oil industry with Novellent Technologies LLC and then Offshore Kinematics Inc.  He holds a B.S.E. in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering with Highest Honors from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. with Honors from the University of Texas School of Law.


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Organizer

Maria Cabello


Date and Time

Tue, March 18, 2008

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Omni Houston Westside Hotel

13210 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079