PF&C Summer Lecture Series - Session II : "Introduction to FPSOs"

Speaker: Mr. William (Bill) Kinney, Wood Group Kenny - Vice President Floating Systems, Drilling & Wells
Speaker Mr. William (Bill) Kinney, Wood Group Kenny - Vice President Floating Systems, Drilling & Wells
Mr. Bill Kinney has over 35 years of experience in offshore oil and gas development projects. Bill has been involved with all aspects of oil and gas production from the downhole completions through the production facilities, export pipelines and terminals.  Bill has also been involved with construction and installation of ...

Mr. Bill Kinney has over 35 years of experience in offshore oil and gas development projects. Bill has been involved with all aspects of oil and gas production from the downhole completions through the production facilities, export pipelines and terminals.  Bill has also been involved with construction and installation of fixed platforms and floating systems. His experience includes end of field life projects involving well plug and abandonment and platform removal planning. He has lead projects in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, S.E. Asia, Alaska, West Africa and South America. Bill has been involved with several significant industry projects including the Kakap Field Development (first FPSO in Indonesia), Troika (long distance oil tie back), Canyon Express (record water depth gas development).


Bill earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University. Bill continues to be involved with the university as a Member of the Civil Engineering Advisory Committee at Texas A&M University and is the Chairman of the Ocean Engineering Advisory Board at Texas A&M University. Bill also occasionally presents lectures at Texas A&M.


Bill is the current past chairman of the Projects, Facilities and Construction Study Group for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Gulf Coast Section.  Bill is also a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS).


Bill has been recognized as a Distinguished Graduate by the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is also recognized as a Diplomate of Ocean Engineering by the ASCE - Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Ports and Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE).

Full Description

Session II of the Summer Series on “Floating Production Systems” presents an overview of the development of FPSOs as floating production system option and global distribution of FPSOs.  The discussion will cover the drivers for selecting a FPSO, key components of the system, storage volume considerations, cargo offloading and metering, hull shapes, turret overview, mechanical handling and topsides layout considerations. New build versus conversion of an existing hull will be discussed.  FLNG will be briefly discussed as well.

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 I - Floating Production System Selection - July 2

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. 9, 2014
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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Where?

Wood Group Mustang - Opus Building
17420 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094
United States

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