Oct. 23, 2013


Description

Great care is taken in developing an initial basis of design prior to the start of a FEED or detailed design.  Unfortunately this normally results in a set of design throughput rates, pressures and temperatures which may not take into account the practical aspects these parameters may have on equipment selection and sizing.  In addition, history has shown that as more information is obtained about the target reservoirs the anticipated demands on the production facility tend to change during the design, during the construction and even after the facility is installed. 

                                                                                                                                 

Optimizing facility design for the specific parameters in the basis of design is often counterproductive.  Facilities engineers need to understand the rationale behind the basis of design and question the assumptions in light of practical choices of equipment selection and system design.  To do this properly, the facilities engineer must use judgment in selecting equipment by understanding the accuracy of the data used to develop the BOD as well as understanding the effects on equipment performance of changes in flow parameters.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Ken Arnold
Speaker Ken Arnold
Kenneth E. Arnold has over forty-five years of industry experience with 16 years at Shell Oil Company.   He founded Paragon Engineering Services in 1980 which was voted one of the best places in Houston to work by the Houston Business Journal.  In 2005 Paragon was purchased by AMEC.  In September …

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Kenneth E. Arnold has over forty-five years of industry experience with 16 years at Shell Oil Company.   He founded Paragon Engineering Services in 1980 which was voted one of the best places in Houston to work by the Houston Business Journal.  In 2005 Paragon was purchased by AMEC.  In September 2007, Ken retired from AMEC and formed K Arnold Consulting, Inc (KACI).  In 2010 he joined WorleyParsons as a part-time Senior Technical Advisor while maintaining KACI for independent consulting work..


Ken is co-author of two textbooks and author of over 50 technical articles on project management and facilities design.  He has twice been chosen as an SPE distinguished lecturer.  He is the VP of Finance on the Board of SPE, Treasurer-Elect of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas and a former member of the Marine Board of the National Research Council.  He is currently Chair of the National Research Council Committee preparing a report for the Department of the Interior on Evaluating the Effectiveness of Safety and Environmental Management Systems for Offshore Operations.


Ken has taught facilities engineering at the University of Houston as well as for several oil companies.   He is a registered professional engineer and serves on the advisory board of the engineering schools of Tulane University and Cornell University


 


 

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Organizer

Brad Nelson - bnelson@maxoilsolutions.com / (M) 713-447-2222

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Date and Time

Wed, Oct. 23, 2013

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago

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Location

The Norris Conference Center

803 Town & Country Lane
Houston, TX 77024
USA



Group(s): SPE Newsletter