RPSEA's Ultra-Deepwater Technical Advisory Committees (TAC) focus on a particular ultra-deepwater technology area. The role of the TACs, with representation from subject matter experts who study and apply ultra-deepwater technologies in real field situations, is to identify current technology gaps and define the specific R&D efforts needed to address these gaps. As such, the TACs provide a bottom-up, end-user-driven program.
There are a total of six UDW TACs.
The UDW TACs are open to the public.
The FLF/SEN TAC’s goals are to further technology and fill gaps related to deepwater floating systems and their associated moorings and risers and to analyze existing and/or potential technology gaps in systems and other cross-functional designs and processes.
The focus is on improved design and analysis methods, mooring and riser integrity management, field development concepts optimization for improved economics, impact of proposed technologies on field development and grand challenge – cross-cutting projects.
The goals include improving safety and environmental compliance in all E&P technical areas, securing regulatory compliance as needed for technical advances, and improving knowledge and modeling capabilities of the GOM circulation for more accurate facility design criteria and reduced downtime during deepwater drilling operations.