March 13, 2007


Description

  Are you concerned that the current FPSO wave will pass you up? When FPSOs arrive in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, will you be prepared? …or will you miss the boat?

The Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) business has made a significant contribution to oil production worldwide for several decades. As a result of that heritage, several facets of the industry have evolved. From Aframax conversions to giant new-builds; from black oil production to floating LPG, the FPSO industry continues to spawn unique designs to solve unique problems. Another new era may soon emerge.
 
On January 2, 2002, the U. S. Department of Interior’s Mineral Management Service approved the concept of utilizing FPSOs in U. S. Gulf of Mexico waters. Prior to that date, they were prohibited. But when will they be here? And will you be prepared to be a part of the action? 
 
This lecture will introduce you to key technical areas and features of typical FPSO facilities including hulls, topsides, risers, and mooring systems. It will also identify some of the standard features expected to be the norm for Gulf of Mexico FPSOs.

Featured Speakers

Speaker Wayne Mueller
Senior Project Manager Alliance Wood Group Engineering   Wayne Mueller is a Senior Project Manager at Alliance Wood Group Engineering and is currently involved in several developing FPSO projects. In addition, he leads Alliance’s FPSO topsides standardization initiative, the FPSO Topsides Design Kit. Mueller has a B.S. degree in Mechanical ...

Senior Project Manager
Alliance Wood Group Engineering
 

Wayne Mueller is a Senior Project Manager at Alliance Wood Group Engineering and is currently involved in several developing FPSO projects. In addition, he leads Alliance’s FPSO topsides standardization initiative, the FPSO Topsides Design Kit. Mueller has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas and an M.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Houston. He has fifteen years of experience in the E&C business with project management and design experience with facilities such as fixed and floating platforms, mid-stream and onshore gas gathering facilities, and FPSOs. Prior to joining Alliance, Mueller was the manager of the Mechanical Engineering Department at ABB Floating Production Systems. Finally, he has been a member of SPE for over ten years and a member of ASME for over fifteen.


 

Full Description



Organizer

Henry Eloke Nwabuzor


Date and Time

Tue, March 13, 2007

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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If you do not have a full-time job in the oil and gas industry, are a full-time student or Member in Transition (MiT) member, and you do not see a discounted registration fee for students/MiT regarding this event, please contact the GCS manager at spe-gcs@spe.org.


Location

Crowne Plaza

1700 Smith St.
Houston, TX 77002