PF&C Summer Lecture Series - Session III : "Design and Construction of Tension Leg Platforms"

Speaker: Mr. Steve Leverette, SBM Offshore USA - Vice President Technology
Speaker Mr. Steve Leverette, SBM Offshore USA - Vice President Technology
Mr. Steve Leverette has over 37 years of experience in the offshore oil & gas industry.  He has been involved in many deepwater developments and specifically Tension Leg Platforms (TLPs) and, in fact, was on the design team for the world’s first TLP, the first Gulf of Mexico TLP, the ...

Mr. Steve Leverette has over 37 years of experience in the offshore oil & gas industry.  He has been involved in many deepwater developments and specifically Tension Leg Platforms (TLPs) and, in fact, was on the design team for the world’s first TLP, the first Gulf of Mexico TLP, the first mini-TLP, and the world’s first DeepDraft Semi.  Steve was in charge of the global sizing and analysis of the Hutton TLP project beginning in 1979, and has contributed significantly to the majority of the installed TLP designs since then.  He has had a major role in establishing the design codes used in TLP design through chairmanship of the API RP2T workgroup.   Steve’s career path has included 8 years with Gulf Oil Company, 10 years as head of a small deepwater engineering consulting firm, and 19 years with SBM Offshore.   Steve’s current position includes leading a group of Technology Champions who are mentoring the next generation of offshore designers and providing technical oversight on challenging projects.

Full Description

Session III of the Summer Series on “Floating Production Systems” presents an overview of TLP production systems, what drives their design, and a bit of TLP History.

The design of an offshore production platform requires consideration of many factors which influence the design, including payload and performance requirements, the met-ocean and geotechnical environments, construction methodology and available facilities, installation methodology and available equipment, and schedule requirements.  Steve will review the typical drivers in a TLP design, and discuss various design solutions.  Steve has collected photos of most of the existing TLP platforms, and uses these to demonstrate the evolution of TLP designs over the 26 installed platforms.

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 II - Introduction to FPSOs - July 9

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. 16, 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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