PFC: Verifying Performance and Capability of New Technology for Surface and Subsurface Facilities


As seen in the United States shale oil revolution, the development of new technology is an enabler in reducing capital costs, simplifying production, increasing the capacity of facilities, and, in some cases, making marginal projects profitable. While dealing with significant risk, the challenge of progressing technology can be overcome through technology qualification. A technology qualification program (TQP) provides a means of identifying risks and taking the correct steps to mitigate rather than avoid them.

This lecture summarizes the required steps in qualifying technology and how to keep track of technology development through the technology readiness level (TRL) ranking system. Some pitfalls of TQP execution are discussed, and examples are given of the dangers of taking shortcuts. Data from a recent subsea separation qualification program are presented. The TRL has evolved more quickly and gained more industry acceptance than the TQP. Nonetheless, continued standardization of both the TQL and TRL are needed to reduce the cost of developing technology and allow faster implementation.

Special note for this event

Preregistration and prepayment is mandatory (no exceptions)

NO WALK INS will be allowed

Registration will be closed at least two (2) days prior to the event so that ExxonMobil will be able to email each attendee a bar-coded pass for access to the facility

The event is scheduled as follows:

11:00am to 11:30am – Sign in and Networking

11:30am to 1:00pm – Lunch and Presentation

1:00pm to 1:30pm – Networking and Close

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Location: ExxonMobil Campus – Town Hall-A
22777 Springwoods Village Pkwy
Spring , TX 77389

Date: Sept. 14, 2016, 11 a.m. - Sept. 14, 2016, 1:30 p.m.