May 18, 2010


Description

 

The April feature with this title in SPE’s Journal of Petroleum Technology is discussed by its author, exploring the insights to be gained from key managers in GoM operators, the regulatory collaboration, multiple considerations of FPSOs for earlier developments in the US GoM, the effects of different operator philosophies in GoM deepwater concept selection, the circumstances that led to the first FPSO in US GoM and what may be ahead.  First oil from the BW Pioneer FPSO at the Petrobras operated Cascade/Chinook development is due about a month after this presentation. The discussion draws on information presented at the 24th Annual FPSO conference in London in December and at the 10th Annual FPSO Congress in Singapore in September.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Peter Lovie
Speaker Peter Lovie
During the fourteen year journey Peter Lovie advocated use of the FPSO and shuttle tanker solutions in the US GoM as part of his work for an FPSO contractor (Bluewater, for seven years), then with a shuttle tanker company (five years with American Shuttle Tankers, later merged into Teekay), and ...

During the fourteen year journey Peter Lovie advocated use of the FPSO and shuttle tanker solutions in the US GoM as part of his work for an FPSO contractor (Bluewater, for seven years), then with a shuttle tanker company (five years with American Shuttle Tankers, later merged into Teekay), and for the last three years with Devon Energy Corporation (50:50 partner in Cascade with Petrobras) where the first FPSO and shuttle tankers were specified, negotiated and contracted.  On Devon’s sale of its US GoM deepwater properties - and ultimately exiting the offshore business towards the end of 2009 - he was laid off and became an independent consultant on FPS commercial and technical business.  For more, visit http://www.lovie.org/">www.lovie.org.  Peter Lovie is a registered professional engineer in Texas (PE), a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (FRINA) in London.  His MS in applied mechanics is from University of Virginia where he was a Fulbright Scholar.  He earned his BSc in civil engineering from University of Glasgow in Scotland.  All his professional career has been in the offshore world and in Houston.  He served on the committee of SPE’s Facilities group and chaired it during 1999-2002. 

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Organizer

Bob Chin


Date and Time

Tue, May 18, 2010

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

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Location

Houston Racquet Club

10709 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024
US