The New Frontiers–the Ultra-deep and the Arctic–present complex exploration and developmental challenges for engineers.
There are Ultra-deepwater wells and there are Arctic wells. But there
are only 22 Ultra-deepwater wells above the Arctic Circle–all DSDP and ODP stratigraphic tests drilled between 1974 and 1995. Now there’s a doubly challenging environment!
—Leta K. Smith, Ph.D., IHS
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Global Exploration Trends and Future Outlook for the New Frontiers
Leta K. Smith, Ph.D., Principal Consultant, IHS
Design Considerations for Deepwater Floaters in Clear Water and Arctic Conditions
Dr. John Murray, Director of Technology Development, FloaTEC
Subsea Processing Technology, Systems
Dr. John Byeseda, Senior Principal Engineer, Subsea Processing, Cameron
The FDPSO Concept for the Ultra-deep
Jean Pepin Lehalleur, COO, Doris Engineering
Is there an Impending Oil Shortage?
Dr. Michael Economides, Professor, Cullen
College of Engineering, University of Houston
Subsea Processing in Ultra-deep Waters
Ronald Dee, Subsea Technology Development Steward, Shell International Exploration and Production
Arctic Offshore Development
Allan Reece, Shell Program Manager for Arctic
R & D, Shell Development Company
Sakhalin Project Overview
Roger Leick, Marine & Arctic Engineering Manager, ExxonMobil Development Company
Spar Design for Arctic Environments
Shyam Kumar , Chief Technical Advisor, Technip USA, Inc.
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