PFC: Decommissioning of Offshore Facilities in US Waters

Speaker Robert C. Byrd, Ph.D., P.E.
Sr. Vice President Proserv Offshore, Inc Dr. Byrd is a Sr. Vice President at Proserv Offshore, Inc. (formerly Twachtman, Snyder & Byrd, Inc.) of Houston, Texas.  He has over 30 years experience in the offshore oil & gas industry and for the past 15 years has focused on offshore oil ...

Sr. Vice President
Proserv Offshore, Inc



Dr. Byrd is a Sr. Vice President at Proserv Offshore, Inc. (formerly Twachtman, Snyder & Byrd, Inc.) of Houston, Texas.  He has over 30 years experience in the offshore oil & gas industry and for the past 15 years has focused on offshore oil and gas facility decommissioning.  Prior to that he was a Salvage Diving Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.  Dr. Byrd  received his B.Sc. in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, M.Sc. in Ocean Engineering from the University of Alaska, and Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.  He is a registered Professional Engineer and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), and the Marine Technology Society (MTS).


Full Description

Offshore facility decommissioning has recently begun to attract much more attention in the oil and gas industry than in the past.  Proserv Offshore has recently completed two studies for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Offshore Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (formerly the Minerals Management Service) updating the decommissioning costs for the Pacific OCS platforms and taking a first-look at decommissioning costs and issues in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.  This presentation will summarize these studies and:

  • Review the decommissioning process in general,
  • Review the procedures, requirements, challenges  and options available for facility decommissioning, including well P&A ,
  • Discuss the costs and the major factors which influence them, and
  • Discuss recent changes in the regulatory environment and their likely impact.
Organizer Mike Bateman

When?

Tue, Jan. 18, 2011
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Where?

Norris Center
803 Town And Country Ln, #210
Houston, Texas 77024
USA

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