PF&C Summer Lecture Series - Session I : "Floating Production System Host Selection"

Speaker Dr. Wei Ma, Chevron ETC - Global Responses and Concept Engineering Technical Team Leader
Dr. Wei Ma received his Ph.D. degree in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering from University of California at Berkeley in 1995. He started his professional career in the offshore industry at ABS and then Doris before joining Chevron in 2003.  Wei has been working on a wide range of offshore ...

Dr. Wei Ma received his Ph.D. degree in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering from University of California at Berkeley in 1995. He started his professional career in the offshore industry at ABS and then Doris before joining Chevron in 2003.  Wei has been working on a wide range of offshore projects and research problems.  He was responsible for the Chevron Blind Faith hull and mooring delivery and has been involved in several other projects including the Jack St. Malo hull concept selection.

Full Description

Session I of the Summer Series on “Floating Production Systems” is sponsored by GATE, Inc. and presents an operator’s view on key drivers for floating production systems concept selection.  Technical aspects of the concept selection will be discussed via a demonstration of sizing a wet tree semi-submersible for a deep water field in the GOM.

Deep water will require a large portfolio of projects to be developed with floating production systems.  While FPSO vessels are expected to dominate the concept selection primarily from lack of pipeline infrastructure, semi-submersibles, spars, and tension leg platforms are often candidates for fields where existing infrastructures are available.  Many operators have a large portfolio of floating systems and continuously explore development opportunities that may require floating production systems to develop.

These sessions are perfect opportunities for either an introduction to Floating Production Systems for the engineer just starting in the industry, a refresher for the more seasoned individual, or just a great networking opportunity for those involved in this arena.  Each session is scheduled as a one (1) hour presentation followed by a thirty (30) minute Q&A period.

To register for individual lectures, click on the links below:

Session II - Introduction to FPSOs - July 9

Session III - Design and Construction of Tension Leg Platforms - July 16

Session IV - Introduction to Spars - July 23

Session V - Semisubmersible FPS Design Considerations - July 30

Session VI - Buoyant Tower - August 6

Organizer Gary LeMaire

Email: garrett.lemaire@worleyparsons.com


Phone:  713-407-7648

When?

Wed, Jul. 2, 2014
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. US/Central

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Wood Group Mustang - Opus Building
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Houston, TX 77094
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