Technical Program

Thursday, 8 May

0930-1200

306

Is Dual Gradient Ready for Prime Time?

Dual gradient drilling has long been recognized as the panacea for many, if not most of the challenges encountered when drilling wells in deep water. Consequently, the industry had embarked on several major JIPs, some of them leading to field trials, of various systems all designed to follow the natural pressure regime in the water column and in the formation below more closely. Due to technology maturity issues and cost, these JIPs remained without commercial projects following suite. However, recently, the technology has received renewed interest as deepwater exploration moves more into areas not accessible with conventional drilling and rig technology. We now have several operators that invest significant resources to have field-ready dual gradient drilling systems in their portfolio. This panel will unite the major current players, a mix of operators, drilling contractors and a service provider, as well as a representative from academia to analyze if it is the breakthrough in deepwater drilling, or just a niche technology for special applications like depleted reservoirs and sub-salt.

Session Moderators:

Robert F. Ziegler, Petronas; Gregory J. Carter, Nautilus Offshore Co. Inc.

Panelists:

Roger Stave Roger Stave
AGR Services A/S
Ken L. Smith Ken L. Smith
Chevron Corporation
John Richard Kozicz John Richard Kozicz
Transocean
Paolo Allara Paolo Allara
Saipem
Frederic Pascal Jacquemin Frederic Pascal Jacquemin
Pacific Drilling
John-Morten Godhavn John-Morten Godhavn
Statoil North America Inc
Lance Christian Labiche Lance Christian Labiche
BSEE
Francisco Chavez V. Francisco Chavez V.
DNV GL Group
Thursday, 8 May

0930-1200

604

Local and Global Solutions for Improving Safety Management Systems

Hosted by the Center for Offshore Safety and OTC, this event will provide two dynamic panel discussions focused on local and global solutions for improving safety management systems: • Panel 1: Safety Management Systems and Regulations around the Globe • Panel 2: Building on Safety Management Systems to Enhance Safety Culture As the global offshore energy industry continues to pursue improvements in safety management systems and safety culture, the industry has increased efforts to harmonize good safety management practices from around the globe. Members of the offshore energy industry and key stakeholders are working within their own organizations and together to promote operational excellence through improved safety management systems and safety culture. These panels, composed of global industry leaders, will discuss their experiences and strategies in advancing safety culture and harmonizing safety management systems to pursue operational excellence offshore.

Session Moderators:

Charles R. Williams, Center For Offshore Safety; James W. Seale, Exxon Mobil Corporation; Dwight Johnston, Shell

Panelists:

Charles R. Williams Charles R. Williams
Center For Offshore Safety
Kathy Ann Kanocz Kathy Ann Kanocz
Statoil Gulf Services LLC
Taf Powell Taf Powell
IADC
Patrick Toutain Patrick Toutain
OGP
Dwight Johnston Dwight Johnston
Shell
James W. Seale James W. Seale
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Stephen P. Thurston Stephen P. Thurston
Chevron Corporation
Thursday, 8 May

0930-1200

602

Development in Geotechnical Engineering

Session Chairpersons:

Daniel Robert Spikula, Geoscience Earth & Marine Svc; Zenon Medina-Cetina, Texas A&M University

Time Paper # Presentation
0930-0952 25197 icon:PFC Significant Ageing Effects for Axially Loaded Piles in Sand and Clay Verified by New Field Load Tests
K. Karlsrud, Norwegian Geotechnical Inst.; T.G. Jensen, E.K. Wensaas Lied, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute; F. Nowacki, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI); A.S. Simonsen, Multiconsult AS
0952-1014 25160 icon:MI Estimation of Temporal Probability in Offshore Geohazards Assessment
F. Nadim, Norwegian Geotechnical Inst.; Y. Choi, NGI Inc.; C. Hadley, Shell Global Solutions US Inc.
1014-1036 25286 icon:PFC Pipeline Lateral Buckling: Realistic Modelling of Geotechnical Variability and Uncertainty
D. White, University of Western Australia; Z. Westgate, Advanced Geomechanics; Y. Tian, University of Western Australia
1036-1058 25196 icon:RDD Characterization of the Slope-destabilizing Effects of Gas-charged Sediment via Seismic Surveys
E. Morgan, Duke University; M. Vanneste, Norwegian Geotechnical Inst.; M. Vardy, School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton
1058-1120 25378 icon:PFC Case Study of Geotechnical Site Investigation using a Seafloor Drilling Unit, Large-diameter Cores, and Coring-vessel-deployed Cone Penetration Tests in the Gulf of Mexico
C. Caruthers, R. Hartsfield, A.G. Young, D. Spikula, J. Dobias, Forum Energy Technologies; M. Fitzpatrick, Hess Corporation; B. Remmes, INTECSEA
1120-1142 25206 icon:PFC Centrifuge Study of Offshore Platform Response to Earthquake Excitations
R.W. Litton, Energo Engineering; M.E. Stringer, University of California, Davis; E.C. Clukey, BP Exploration; J. Chen, Energo Engineering; B.L. Kutter, University of California, Davis; D.W. Wilson, B. Zheng, University of California Davis; Y. Zhou, Zhejiang University
1142-1200 25272 icon:MI Overview and Assessment of Vertical Transport Systems
W. Boomsma, IHC Mining; A. Blanken, MTI Holland
Thursday, 8 May

0930-1200

312

Qualification of New Technologies - Managing the Risk of the Unknowns

Session Chairpersons:

Martha Viteri, DNV; Luis Hernan Tapia, Statoil ASA

Developing new technologies is vital for the oil and gas industry to meet increasing challenges of natural and social environments. Bringing these technologies to the market in a safe, reliable, and cost effective way relies on technology qualification. For decades, new technologies keep emerging to enable operators to use floating installations and subsea facilities to produce in deeper waters and harsher environments. Prescriptive codes and standards are published and closely followed for so-called proven equipment. The question remains as to what happens when new solutions push beyond the known codes and standards and how to evaluate the potential risks and determine acceptance criteria to an unknown performance of a new solution/technology. This session intends to discuss due diligence, systematic qualification process, and introduce success stories.

Time Paper # Presentation
0930-0952 25419 icon:MI Using Technology Classification and Qualification Status as a Tool for Strategic Technology Screening and Selection
L. Huyse, Chevron; A. Wagener, Chevron North America Exploration & Production
0952-1014 25409 icon:PFC Managing the Risk of the Unknowns: Åsgard Subsea Compression Qualification Program
P.E. Hedne, Statoil ASA
1014-1036 25170 icon:PO Obsolescence Management Through Technology Qualification Processes
J.M. Strouse, J. Sutherland, A. Botto, Wood Group Integrity Management
1036-1058 25413 icon:PFC Qualification Of A Cryogenic Floating Flexible Hose Enabling Safe And Reliable Offshore LNG Transfer For Tandem FLNG Offloading Systems
V. Lagarrigue, J. Hermary, Trelleborg; B. Mauries, Saipem
1058-1120 25422 icon:PFC Qualification of UOE Linepipes with Enhanced Collapse Resistance
F. Arroyo Moreira, R.C. Silva, L.O. Mantovano, Tenaris; R.F. Solano, F.B. Azevedo, Petrobras; H. Alves, DNV
1120-1142 25154 icon:PFC Weldless Permanent Mechanically Attached Fittings for Subsea Hydraulic Piping
T.T. Amling, Parker Hannifin Corp. Tube Fittings Div.; A. Palanci, Parker Hannifin Corp.; W. Kovacs, Det Norske Veritas (U.S.A.), inc
1142-1200 25159 icon:DC Development and Qualification of a High-Pressure, High-Temperature Chemical Injection Valve
Z.Y. He, K. Yuan, Baker Hughes Inc; R. Rees, Co-Author
Thursday, 8 May

0930-1200

610

Mooring System Performance and Integrity Management

Session Chairpersons:

Marcus Hendrik Krekel, Exmar; Subir Bhattacharjee, ExxonMobil Production Co.

Mooring system performance and integrity management are topics that operators of floating production units can't ignore. The papers in this session report on practical developments in the subject area, including results of field-recovered mooring equipment.

Time Paper # Presentation
0930-0952 Invited Presenter - Opening Keynote: Joel Witz
J. Witz, Hess Corporation
0952-1014 25273 icon:PFC Industry Survey of Past Failures, Pre-emptive Replacements and Reported Degradations for Mooring Systems of Floating Production Units
E. Fontaine, AMOG Consulting, Melbourne; A. Kilner, AMOG Consulting; C. Carra, AMOG Consulting, Melbourne; D. Washington, AMOG Consulting; K. Ma, Chevron Corporation; A. Phadke, ConocoPhilips; D. Laskowski, ConocoPhillips; G. Kusinski, Chevron
1014-1036 25375 icon:PFC Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in Mooring Systems - Field Experience
T. de Gier, Welaptega Marine Ltd.; A.D. Hall, Welaptega Marine Ltd; S. Allan, Welaptega Marine Ltd.
1036-1058 25234 icon:PFC SCORCH JIP - Feedback on MIC and Pitting Corrosion from Field Recovered Mooring Chain Links
E. Fontaine, AMOG Consulting, Melbourne; J. Rosen, A. Potts, AMOG Consulting; K. Ma, Chevron Corporation; R.E. Melchers, University of Newcastle In Australia
1058-1120 25282 icon:PFC SCORCH JIP - Feedback from Field Recovered Mooring Wire Ropes
J. Rosen, A.E. Potts, E. Fontaine, AMOG Consulting, Melbourne; K. Ma, Chevron Corporation; C.R. Chaplin, University of Reading; W. Storesund, DNV GL
1120-1142 25134 icon:PFC Mooring Integrity Management: A State-of-the-Art Review
R.B. Gordon, M.G. Brown, E.M. Allen, DNV GL
1142-1200 25219 icon:PFC A Model Test Ice Resistant Study of FPSO And Yoke Mooring System In Ice Influenced Areas of Bohai Bay
T. Li, J. Li, CNOOC
Thursday, 8 May

0930-1200

606

Global Review and Exploration for Methane Hydrates

Session Chairpersons:

Timothy Scott Collett, U.S. Geological Survey; Thomas Reichel, Statoil ASA, Norway

When methane hydrates are developed they will be a natural gas source of immense size and potential in comparison with conventional resources. Their major commercial development appears to be less than a decade away.

Time Paper # Presentation
0930-0952 25192 icon:RDD Developments in Marine Gas Hydrate Exploration
R. Boswell, U.S. Dept. of Energy
0952-1014 25144 icon:MI Global Screening of Gas Hydrates
T. Reichel, Statoil ASA, Norway; J.W. Gallagher, Statoil ASA
1014-1036 25242 icon:RDD Reservoir Controls on the Occurrence and Production of Gas Hydrates in Nature
T.S. Collett, U.S. Geological Survey
1036-1058 25318 icon:RDD Seismic Investigation of Gas Hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico: 2013 Multicomponent and High-Resolution 2D Acquisition at GC955 and WR313
S.S. Haines, P. Hart, USGS; W.W. Shedd, Bureau of Ocean Energy Mgmt Regulation&Enforcement; M. Frye, Bureau of Ocean Energy Mgmt
1058-1120 25139 icon:RDD Thermodynamic State of Gas Hydrate in the Krishna-Godavari Basin Inferred From Well Log Analysis
D.W. Meyer, P.B. Flemings, University of Texas At Austin
1120-1142 25252 icon:RDD Determining Methane Hydrate Equilibrium Conditions in Sediments from the Nankai Trough
M.A. Nole, H. Daigle, University of Texas At Austin
1142-1200 25328 icon:PO A Deepwater Sandface Monitoring System for Offshore Gas Hydrate Production
S. Chee, T. Leokprasirtkul, T. Kanno, O. Osawa, Y. Sudo, M. Takekoshi, H. Yu, Schlumberger Kabushiki Kaisha (SKK); K. Yamamoto, Japan Oil, Gas & Metals Natl. Corp.
Thursday, 8 May

0930-1200

600

Advances in Subsea Umbilicals

Session Chairpersons:

Lisa Medeiros, OYO Geospace Corporation; Mark Douglas Kalman, DeepFlex Inc

Several advances in umbilical technology have resulted in reduction of costs, increased water depths, new materials, and standardization of the umbilical and cable industry.

Time Paper # Presentation
0930-0952 25340 icon:PFC Ultra-High Conductivity Umbilicals: Polymer Nanotube Umbilicals
C. Dyke, NanoRidge Materials, Inc.; E. Barrera, Rice University; D. Madden, DUCO Inc.
0952-1014 25333 icon:PO Developments in Computational Methods for Assessing Fatigue Life of Flexibles and Umbilicals
M. Dhaigude, P.P. Sharma, Det Norske Veritas (USA) Inc.
1014-1036 25291 icon:PFC Installability of Umbilicals
M. Pereira, P. Ramar, M.A. Dixon, McDermott Subsea
1036-1058 25181 icon:PFC An Innovating Premium Tubular Solution For Umbilical’s Applications
O. Wagner, Vallourec; J. Roques, H. Romazzotti, TOTAL; H. Evin, J. Peultier, Vallourec
1058-1120 25370 icon:PFC Carbon Nanotube Composite Cables For Ultra-deepwater Oil And Gas Fields
T.G. Holesinger, Los Alamos National Laboratory
1120-1142 25323 icon:PFC Direct bonding, adhesive-free Multilayer Thermoplastic Systems for Oil & Gas Pipelines, Risers and Umbilicals
J. Berger, J. Franosch, A. Dowe, Evonik Industries AG
1142-1200 25431 icon:PO Challenges Associated with Electrical and Optical Cable Terminations and Connector Systems for the Drilling Industry
G. Brown, K. Lewis, SEACON Advanced Products, LLC

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