PF&C: Decommissioning of Offshore Facilities in US Waters

Speaker Robert C. Byrd
Dr. Byrd is a Vice President at TSB Offshore, Inc. (formerly Proserv Offshore, Inc., and Twachtman, Snyder & Byrd, Inc.) of The Woodlands, Texas. He has over 30 years’ experience in the offshore oil & gas industry and since 1993 has focused on offshore oil and gas facility decommissioning. Prior ...



Dr. Byrd is a Vice President at TSB Offshore, Inc. (formerly Proserv Offshore, Inc., and Twachtman, Snyder & Byrd, Inc.) of The Woodlands, Texas. He has over 30 years’ experience in the offshore oil & gas industry and since 1993 has focused on offshore oil and gas facility decommissioning. Prior to that he was President of SBM IMODCO, Inc., and was an engineering 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 Structural 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 attracts much more attention in the oil and gas industry today than in the past. In 2009 and 2010 TSB Offshore (formerly Proserv Offshore) completed two studies for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (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 review these studies and other recent developments in offshore decommissioning as follows:

  • 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

  • Review and discuss recent changes in the regulatory environment and their likely impact. 

When?

Tue, Feb. 19, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

How Much?

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Where?

Norris Center City Center
801 Town & Country Blvd #210
Houston, TX 77024
USA

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