International: Trendsetter: Global Subsea Well Intervention

Speaker Mario Lugo; CEO, Trendsetter Engineering
Founder, President and CEO of Trendsetter Engineering, Inc., Mario R. Lugo P.E. is known in the oil and gas industry as one of the premier experts whenever a subsea problem arises. In 2010, he was specifically selected by ExxonMobil to be the subsea lead expert for the BP Macondo Incident. ...

Founder, President and CEO of Trendsetter Engineering, Inc., Mario R. Lugo P.E. is known in the oil and gas industry as one of the premier experts whenever a subsea problem arises. In 2010, he was specifically selected by ExxonMobil to be the subsea lead expert for the BP Macondo Incident.


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Lugo’s first career exposure to the oil and gas industry began in the 1970s when he started in drilling technology. His initial experience was gained through BOP controls, an arena that allowed him the opportunity to develop state-of-the-art equipment that ultimately enabled the expansion of deepwater drilling. From drilling technology spawned his exposure to the realm of subsea production systems.


In 1983, Lugo and a partner founded Oil Industry Engineering, Inc. Among their designs are the Vertical Jumper Connection System and the Hydraulic Flying Lead Connection System—technology that afforded positive changes in the industry, perpetuating an evolution toward cluster developments and away from large templates. In 1996, after the sale of Oil Industry Engineering, Lugo created Trendsetter Engineering, Inc., his goal to provide services as an engineering and consultancy firm. In 2006, Trendsetter Engineering identified a niche in the industry and established a highly experienced engineering team while also teaming with a carefully selected supply chain. This group responds quickly and efficiently to any subsea issues that arise from the offshore operators.  Mario Lugo and his team of experts have evolved into a group of problem-solvers on which the offshore oil and gas industry depends.

Full Description

Post-Macondo, the deepsea oil industry was challenged to revitalize faith in equipment integrity and contingency response. Across the world, various consortiums of international oil companies aligned to design, build, distribute, and plan for future subsea well crisis.  The first of such collaborations was the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC), consisting of ten Gulf of Mexico companies involved in deep-water drilling.  MWCC awarded Trendsetter Engineering the contract to develop and manufacture a single ram capping stack, which was completed in an unprecedented 7 ½ weeks.  This was a critical element that allowed drilling to resume in the Gulf of Mexico, establishing Trendsetter as a global leader in providing fit-for-purpose capping stack technology.

Last year, Trendsetter was awarded a contract by Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) to design and construct four (4) capping stack toolboxes that will be made available for use should an offshore subsea well-control incident occur. OSRL is an industry owned cooperative and the largest global provider of oil spill response and preparedness services.

OSRL is collaborating with the Subsea Well Response Project (SWRP), formed by nine of the world’s leading oil and gas companies, to make a new integrated intervention system available to the global industry. Upon completion, OSRL will direct the movement of the equipment from Trendsetter’s facility in Houston, to four (4) strategic storage locations across the globe.  Participating with OSRL’s efforts allows Trendsetter to expand its reach worldwide.

Mario Lugo, founder and president of Trendsetter, will provide an overview of the design and technical basis for intervention and insight on dealing with consortiums of international oil companies across multiple regions and various national interests.   Business opportunities, challenges, and strategies providing for a successful execution will also be presented.

Organizer Michael Cherif

When?

Tue, Apr. 23, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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Where?

Petroleum Club
800 Bell Street, 43rd Floor
Houston, Texas
USA

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