Topic: Low Cost Deepwater
Technology continues to play a critical key in reducing the breakeven oil price. There needs to be concerted effort to drive a structural reduction in upstream project costs with a focus on industry-wide, non-competitive collaboration and standardization. For instance, collaboration by completing standardized equipment specifications should result in, potential cost reductions of 10-20% of capital expenditures on equipment, up to 40% schedule compression for standardized asset classes, and improved equipment quality, reliability and safety, thereby lowering lifecycle costs.The keynote will discuss the expected cost reduction through standardization and collaboration among service providers and operators. It will emphasize how technical, commercial, and financial aspects should be aligned in early (appraise/select) project phases and provide operators with the information required to execute economic deepwater projects.
Mr. Khurana has two and one-half decades of asset and project management experience in the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry globally with a proven track record of success in leading programs from inception through design, execution and operations resulting in highly efficient production and maximized corporate earnings.He earned his masters degree in 1990 from Rice University, Houston, Texas. He is a registered Project Management Professional (PMP) and Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas
Topic: cMIST Gas Contactor/Dehydrator
cMIST™ relies on state-of-the-art technological advances in contacting and inline separation to achieve pipeline specification dry gas and/or prevent hydrate formation with compact equipment. The technology is highly modular to allow for simple transportation into remote, challenged, or offshore environments and provide installation configuration flexibility. During ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company’s (EMURC) field demonstration and qualification program, cMIST™ achieved pipeline specification over a range of process conditions and during sustained operation. cMIST™ was demonstrated to have a broad application in gas dehydration.
I am in the Fractionation and Separations Team in the Production Technology Function at ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company. During the past 7 years at ExxonMobil, I have been involved in the development of novel technologies for gas separations and treating and am currently leading the development and commercialization of the cMIST technology for dehydration and acid gas removal.
Topic: VIEC Technology
The separation of produced water from oil in the production of Deepwater reservoirs is an important processing step. The use of gravity to do this separation necessitates large and heavy vessels. A new method that enhances the speed of separation and allows higher throughput through an existing vessel is the Vessel Internal Electrostatic Coalescing or VIEC technologyTM. Shell has recently installed and operated this technology in an oil-water separator on the Auger TLP in the Gulf of Mexico. It was used to de-bottleneck a legacy separator that was required to process fluids from Cardamom, a newly developed subsea tieback. During the presentation the engineering details of the technology will be described, the mechanism of separation enhancement, the performance on the Auger platform and the future plan to implement in other fields.
Andreas Matzakos has extensive Concept, Process, Reactor and Research Engineering experience spanning a 25-year career at Shell, both in Upstream and Downstream. During this time he has worked on Deepwater Front End Engineering, Enhanced Oil Recovery, CO2 capture, membrane technology, water treatment, subsea processing, process safety, process and catalyst development and coal gasification.
Andreas is currently Principal Concept Engineer at Development Engineering and Deepwater in Houston, Texas. He leads the Surface Engineering maturation of complex Deepwater projects in the Americas region. Andreas obtained a Diploma of Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1987 and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University, Houston, Texas in 1991. He is married and he has two children. He enjoys travelling, bicycling, and swimming.
Topic: Translating new technology developments in UDW, HPHT, and Flow Assurance into economic benefits.
TechnipFMC presentation will focus on how new technology developments can translate into economic benefits and project feasibility for operators. Specific areas in which new technologies can pave the way to new territories in field developments such as Ultra-Deep Water, High-Pressure/High Temperature and Flow Assurance will be discussed.
After obtaining his Master’s degrees in both Mechanical and Ocean Engineering between French and US universities, Vincent Lambert joined Technip USA, Inc – now TechnipFMC – as a flexible pipe engineer. After his experience in the Flexible Pipe Center of Excellence in France working on the development of an HP/HT program, Vincent came back to Houston and joined the Installation Analysis team from which he acquired experience in offshore operations, rigid pipe and structure installation. After leading several scopes, Vincent took the role of Flexible Pipe Engineering Supervisor overseeing the completion of all flexible pipe delivery projects while strengthening and developing the technology’s knowledge across various stakeholders in the GoM.
Topic: Practical Steps towards FPSO Cost Reduction
The FPSO market has been hit hard after the sharp drop in the oil price in 2014. Deflation has resulted in lower project cost, but that alone is not enough to make projects economical. To add to this, projects are getting more and more challenging, with deeper water, harsher environment, higher pressure wells, etc. This presentation proposes a number of measures that can fix the current model, including use of functional specifications, standardization, compact technology and cooperation and integration between contractors and clients.
Eric van Dijk is VP of Business Development for SBM Offshore in Houston. He has worked more than 19 years in the FPSO industry, starting his career as a Process Engineer on the Girassol FPSO bid for Elf. He was the Process, Marine and Loss Prevention Department Manager in SBM’s Houston office before transferring into Engineering Project Management in 2006. Eric led the design of the Frade FPSO for Chevron, spent two years in Malaysia to design the Aseng FPSO for Noble Energy and completed the Stones FPSO project for Shell in 2015. He also worked on several brownfield jobs, in particular for the Kuito FPSO. A native of the Netherlands, Eric graduated with a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Twente and completed his MBA program at Rice University’s Jones School of Business in 2015.
Topic: Subsea Pumping/Dalmation
The Murphy operated Dalmatian oil development currently comprises two fields DC4 and DC134 developed through a 53km subsea tieback to Chevron’s Petronius platform. To increase recovery from the existing fields and to enable potential future expansion, a subsea boosting system will be installed within the pipeline network 35km from the Host Platform. Given the challenging industry conditions, this paper will address the fit for purpose design and innovative contracting strategies being implemented for this record step-out distance for multiphase boosting
Mike Clarke is a Project Manager with Murphy E&P currently looking after Gulf of Mexico Developments. He has over 17 years experience in the industry and has primarily been involved with Facility developments from initial planning through to handover to Operations. He spent 10 years working for Murphy in their Malaysian offices, begore being transferred to the GOM in 2014
Topic: Rigless Intervention
Neil Crawford is Vice President of OceanNext for Oceaneering International in Houston.
OceanNext is focused on growth with new, complex, and innovative customer solutions that require an integrated solution approach and require driving combined business unit operational excellence. Mr. Crawford was previously President and founder of Blue Ocean Technologies, a riserless subsea intervention company, that Oceaneering acquired in 2016. Prior to Blue Ocean he worked for Tetra Technologies, FMC, Xerox and Halliburton in various roles. He has degrees from the University of Strathclyde, BSc Petroleum Engineering & MSc Mechanical Engineering.
Riserless Well Intervention
Discuss a new Open Water Coiled Tubing (OWCT) system development and understand the application for mature wells • Analyze a new predictive CT management software developed specifically for riserless OWCT subsea intervention and understand how it identifies and evaluates risks associated with OWCT operations • Discuss OWCT's unique capabilities and how it can be deployed from a variety of vessels with other equipment from a riserless intervention toolbox to greatly reduce the cost of well intervention.
Topic: Subsea Pig Launcher enabling Single Flowline Architecture
NOV’s delivery of pig launchers ranges from commissioning pig launchers through subsea launching of inspection pigs to the subsea automated pig launcher (SAPL). SAPL is designed to launch pigs remotely from subsea to the mother platform or the to the onshore facility. It reduces the need for dual pipelines with pigging loops as it allows production with arrival temperatures in the wax formation range.The Subsea Automated Pig Launcher (SAPL) is mainly an operational pigging system designed for individual subsea launching of pigs, from a barrel/cassette containing several pigs to a pig receiver. The process is controlled from a remote control center, typically a platform. Lower CAPEX by using single flowlines. No round pigging. Lower OPEX by minimise use of vessel with ROV. The high OPEX associated with pigging operations often deter operators from using the technology leading to failures, production losses, and expensive repair operations.
Mayela Rivero is Deep Offshore Technologies Manager for Total E&P Research and Technology USA LLC. Mayela is a Chemical Engineer graduated from the University de los Andes, Venezuela and PhD in Fluid Mechanics from the IMFT, France and has over 25 year experience in the O&G industry. In 2007, she joined TOTAL France as Project Development Manager looking for production improvements using EOR technologies, particularly offshore in Africa, North Sea and Middle East. Marius Bjørn is Department Manager, Process & Controls for NOV Completion & Production Solutions, part of NOV Subsea Products.
Topic: A Contrarian View; Have We Become Too Smart To Succeed?
What is the proper balance of Standardization, Simplification, Optimization, and Big Data? They are all touted as the industry’s salvation, yet they are fundamentally opposed. Project performance is getting worse, yet we have much better tools in every aspect. Simulation, modeling, design, scheduling, and document management are just a sampling of the tools we have at our disposal. Engineering projects in Oil and Gas Facilities are becoming increasingly complicated with mores pecialized discipline silos. While many of the business and project management evaluationssay that all designs should be holistic, most are in fact optimized to a discipline or even component basis. Can we get back to a design that ‘solves the problem’ of being safe, operable, and profitable?
James R. Deaver, P.E. is an Engineering Advisor at Oil Field Development Engineering, LLC with more than 30 years industry experience. He has worked for both operators and engineering contractors in discipline engineering, engineering management, and project management roles. Project experiences include onshore, shallow and deep water offshore, domestic and international. He has a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A & M.