Oct. 16, 2007


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Topic:        Helix Energy Solutions Group (Helix) is developing a disconnectable, dynamically-positioned (DP) ship-shaped floating production unit called “Helix Producer I” for use on the ERT-Helix Phoenix development in the Gulf of Mexico in the second half of 2008. The Phoenix development is the new name of the prior Typhoon development at GC 237 which ERT-Helix acquired in August 2006. Helix brings a unique perspective to this type of development with its involvement in multiple deepwater floating offshore production units, its position as a GOM operator (through subsidiary ERT), and its extensive background in ships with both the Cal Dive and deepwater Helix contracting fleet.

 

The Phoenix development will incorporate a disconnectable riser system which when combined with the DP ship-shaped floating production unit, allows the production system to move off the location under its own power. This relocation ability has two primary advantages which Helix is exploiting. First, is the ability to leave the location when a tropical storm approaches the site, thus allowing Helix to avoid the damage potential exemplified by the late Typhoon TLP.   The second advantage is the opportunity to relocate the vessel easily on a future development when the Phoenix field is depleted, providing a level of flexibility to deepwater floating production units not yet seen in the Gulf of Mexico.


Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for this event.  Walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  All walk-ins will be charged $40 at the door

Featured Speakers

Speaker Cory Weinbel
Director Helix Energy Solutions Group Cory Weinbel currently manages Helix’s Production Facilities Business Unit which is focused on offering innovative offshore infrastructure solutions to oil & gas production companies. This Business Unit currently oversees the Helix partial ownership of the Marco Polo TLP, the Independence Hub Semi-submersible floating production unit, and …

Director
Helix Energy Solutions Group
Cory Weinbel currently manages Helix’s Production Facilities Business Unit which is focused on offering innovative offshore infrastructure solutions to oil & gas production companies. This Business Unit currently oversees the Helix partial ownership of the Marco Polo TLP, the Independence Hub Semi-submersible floating production unit, and the Shiraz FPSO, and the Helix Producer I ship-shaped, disconnectable floating production unit which is 100% owned by Helix. These floating production units are offered to Producers on a leased basis to help improve project development economics, timing, or logistics. Cory has been employed with Helix since year 2000 and was previously the Helix project manager for the deepwater Gunnison Spar development and participated with Kerr-McGee on the Gunnison Integrated Project Team.  Prior to joining Helix, Cory worked for 16 years in various positions from Project Engineer to Deepwater Project Manager for Kerr-McGee Corporation and Kvaerner Oil & Gas. Cory has a BS degree in Materials Science and MS degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Columbia University and has served on several industry panels and been a presenter at various industry conferences and monthly technical society meetings.

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Organizer

Bruce LeGros


Date and Time

Tue, Oct. 16, 2007

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Wyndham Greenspoint

12400 Greenspoint Drive
Houston, TX 77060
USA