Technical Program

Wednesday, 7 May



Funding New E&P Technologies

At the end of the day, new technology is only valuable if it can be successfully deployed, and this of course requires operator up-take or “pull.” While established service and manufacturing companies supply the bulk of new E&P technology, a number of different organizations provide alternative funding mechanisms. This panel session will examine six existing organizations. The presentations and following moderated discussion will cover: • Present current funding solicitation and evaluation process • Future technology needs expect to fund over the next 3 years, with funding levels. • How these have changed from the past • The good, bad, and ugly of past solicitations—what do prospective awardees need to do well in the solicitation process to be in the best position to secure funding. • Lessons learned from previously funded and executed R&D projects—with examples of projects or seed funding that resulted in commercial success and failure.

Session Moderators:

Art J. Schroeder, Energy Valley Inc.; Brad Burke, Rice University


Greg Kusinski Greg Kusinski
Patrick O'Brien Patrick O'Brien
ITF Energy Partners LLC
James Pappas James Pappas
Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America
Jim Sledzik Jim Sledzik
Energy Ventures Inc.
Richard G. Erskine Richard G. Erskine
Statoil ASA
Glenn Janes Glenn Janes
RDC (Canada)
Art J. Schroeder Art J. Schroeder
Energy Valley Inc.
Wednesday, 7 May



20K Subsea Equipment – Industry Needs Development Challenges

Session Chairpersons:

Jose C. Cunha, Ecopetrol America Inc; Alvaro Felippe Negrao, Chevron USA

Oil and gas operations in deepwater environments have been increasingly facing high-pressure and eventually high-temperature conditions, which impact all aspects of the drilling and production process. This reality has brought to the industry one of the biggest technological challenges of the last decades. This session will show combined efforts from operators and equipment/service companies alike to develop materials, equipment, and standards to face the challenges of developing oil and gas resources under these extreme conditions.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1422 25270 icon:DC Optimized Riser Architectures for 20 ksi Drilling Operations
N. Saeedi, E.L. Persent, D.C. Averbuch, J.M. Guesnon, IFP Energies nouvelles
1422-1444 25190 icon:DC Wellhead Pressure Interlock Protection
R. Carlson, SOR Inc.; L. Wright, Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company
1444-1506 25163 icon:DC Subsea Wellhead System Verification Analysis and Validation Testing
J.T. Kaculi, B.J. Witwer, Dril-Quip, Inc.
1506-1528 25410 icon:DC API 11D1/ISO 14310 Grade V0 Qualified Ultra-HPHT Permanent Production Packer
J. Doane, Baker Hughes Incorporated; G. Deng, S.D. Collins, Baker Hughes Inc; R. Taylor, G. Anderson, T. Ansohn, Baker Hughes Incorporated
1528-1550 25212 icon:PFC Improved Temperature Performance PolyArylEtherKetone Polymers for use in HPHT Conditions
A. Chaplin, Victrex plc; P. Clemensen, Victrex USA; K. Warmington, C. Duckworth, Victrex Polymer Solutions
1550-1612 25392 icon:RDD Efficient Drilling of Ultra-HPHT Wells in the Gulf of Thailand
J. Araujo, Schlumberger; K. Kaotun, PTT Explor and Prod PLC; P. Dumrongthai, A. A, Schlumberger
Wednesday, 7 May



Metocean - New Developments and Perspectives

Session Chairpersons:

Gene Berek, Exxon Mobil Corporation; Valerie Quiniou Ramus, Total S.A.

Metocean Design Criteria impacts every aspect of the design and operation of offshore facilities. This session captures the latest research and datasets that will quickly impact environmental forecasts.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1422 Invited Presenter - Opening Keynote: Cortis Cooper
C. Cooper, Chevron Energy Technology Corp.
1422-1444 25244 icon:HSE Analysis of Hurricane Winds
P. Vickery, Applied Research Associates
1444-1506 25357 icon:HSE Squall Characterization in the Gulf of Mexico
G. Jeans, Oceanalysis Ltd; C. Cooper, Chevron Energy Technology Company; C. Yetsko, ConocoPhillips; G. Bryan, National Center for Atmospheric Research
1506-1528 25249 icon:HSE Squall Wind Elevation/Gust Factors and Squall Coherence
M. Santala, Chevron Energy Technology Company; M. Calverley, Fugro GEOS; S. Taws, Fugro GOES Ltd.; H. Grant, Fugro GEOS Ltd.; A. Watson, MetOceanWorks Ltd.; G. Jeans, Oceanalysis Ltd
1528-1550 25369 icon:HSE A Database of Oil Industry Deepwater Current Measurements
B. Magnell, L. Ivanov, D. Szabo, J.B. Andrews, A.T. Morrison, Woods Hole Group
1550-1612 25421 icon:HSE Signatures of Mid-Water ‘Jets’ in the Gulf Of Mexico BOEM NTL Dataset
B. Magnell, L. Ivanov, Woods Hole Group
1612-1630 25204 icon:PO An Integrated Approach for Numerical Simulation of Earthquake Generated Tsunamis: Modeling Tsunami Generation, Propagation, Inundation and Fragility Analysis of Coastal Structures
D. Basu, Southwest Research Institute; R. Sewell, R.T. Sewell Associates; K. Das, R. Janetzke, B. Dasgupta, J. Stamatakos, D. Waiting, Southwest Research Institute
Wednesday, 7 May



API Subsea Standards for Deepwater

Session Chairpersons:

Thomas P. Kelly, FMC Technologies Inc; Eric Ney Smith, Tulane University

The use of subsea production system technologies to produce hydrocarbons from deepwater environments worldwide continues to grow dramatically. Accordingly, industry’s ability to do so using standardized equipment designs and procedures can enhance the ability to perform this function in a safe, cost-effective, and reliable manner. API Subcommittee 17 “Subsea Production Equipment” (SC17) has maintained an evergreen effort to develop and maintain a suite of standards relating to subsea production since the early 70s. This API SC17 session will provide an overview of the suite of documents that reside within the SC17 portfolio of standards, with special emphasis on those documents that are evolving and/or being developed to meet the industry’s advancing technology needs.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1422 25387 icon:PFC API Subcommittee 17 "Subsea Production Equipment" - Development of Industry Standards for Subsea Systems
J. Bednar, BP
1422-1444 25402 icon:PFC API 17G Specification for Subsea Well Intervention Equipment
R. Stawaisz, Chevron Corporation; D.A. Muff, FMC Technologies; H.B. Skeels, FMC Technologies Inc
1444-1506 25415 icon:DC API RP17W Subsea Capping Stacks
D. Sadenwater, Chevron
1506-1528 25366 icon:PFC Safety Systems for Subsea Applications
E.L. Baniak, API; C.J. Curran, BP
1528-1550 25376 icon:PFC API 17TR8 - HPHT Design Guideline for Subsea Equipment
H.B. Skeels, FMC Technologies Inc
1550-1612 25416 icon:DC API 17TR12 - Consideration of External Pressure in the Design of Deepwater Subsea Equipment
M.R. Williams, FMC Technologies Inc; M. Pham, BP America Production Co.
1612-1630 25412 icon:PFC API 17N - Recommended Practise for Subsea Production System Reliability, Technical Risk and Integrity Management
J.E. Strutt, Astrimar Consultants LLC; D.D. Wells, Hess Corp.
Wednesday, 7 May




Session Chairpersons:

Svein Borge Hellesmark, 7 Seas Oil & Gas Group LLC; John Jeffrey Buckles, Chevron ETC

The background for this session is that a number of offshore FLNG projects are currently planned world-wide. These FLNG projects involve the development of challenging new technology and systems to obtain reliable and safe operation. This session will address how the industry has developed some of the key FLNG technology and systems over the past 10-years. The session will start with a presentation by Noble Energy of the LNG evolution from Mini to Mega LNG: An Independent's Perspective. This will be followed by a presentation by Pangea LNG B.V. The Past and Future of LNG. Technip will address Challenges in a Multi-Disciplinary Approach for Explosion Design of FLNG, followed by a paper from TOTAL addressing How Waves Can Significantly Impact Performance of Amine Unit Installed on A FLNG. Development of a safe and reliable Tandem Offloaing System has been seen as the “missing link” for offshore FLNG projects for many years. The last three presentations will address this key subject. Marin will present their view on Tandem versus Side to Side Offloading, based on experience from a number of model tests and simulations carried out during the past 10 years. This will be followed by a presentation from Saipem/Trelleborg summarizing the development and qualification process for a Tandem Offloading System using a floating cryogenic hose. OneSubsea will conclude the session with a presentation of the work carried out during several JIP projects over the past 10 years to develop a Tandem Offloading System using an aerial hose.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1422 25127 icon:MI Mini to Mega LNG: An Independent’s Perspective
S. Khurana, Granherne, Inc. - A KBR Company; S. Gallon, Noble Energy
1422-1444 25131 icon:PFC The Past and Future of Floating LNG
K. Eisbrenner, V. Srinivasan, S. Davison, R. van Vliet, R. Eisbrenner, A. Puga, NextDecade, LLC
1444-1506 25230 icon:HSE Challenges in a Multi-Disciplinary Approach for Explosion Design of FLNG
L. Paris, M. Cahay, Technip
1506-1528 25191 icon:PFC How Waves Can Significantly Impact Performance of Amine Unit Installed on a FLNG ?
C. Weiss, E. Huguet, Total Exploration & Production; J. Magné-Drisch, P. Alix, IFP Energies nouvelles; G. Perdu, C. Salais, Prosernat; G. White, Heriot-Watt University
1528-1550 25383 icon:PFC Integrating Hydrodynamic and Nautical Studies for Offshore LNG Operations
A.J. Voogt, J. Dekker, J. deWilde, MARIN
1550-1612 25342 icon:PFC Development of an LNG Tandem Offloading System Using Floating Cryogenic Hoses - Breaking the Boundaries of LNG Transfer in Open Seas
F. Benoit, B. Mauriès, F. Lirola, Saipem; V. Lagarrigue, Trelleborg
1612-1630 25238 icon:PFC Offshore Tandem Loading of LNG - from Idea to System Approval
J. Eide, OneSubsea; R. Haakonsen, Kongsberg Oil & Gas; T.V. Oya, Aker Solutions; C. Frohne, Nexans
Wednesday, 7 May



Petrotechnical Data Donation to Universities - Symposium on Results

Session Chairpersons:

James A. Thomson, BP plc; Dan McConnell, Fugro GeoConsulting Ltd

Petrotechnical Data Donation to Universities contains presentations highlighting the mutual benefits to universities and operating companies as a result of the donation of petrotechnical data to universities for teaching and research purposes. Authors from operating companies, academia, and industry contractors will present topics covering geoscience and engineering interest areas, with a focus on shallow hazards and seabed considerations for exploration and development projects. The presentations feature case studies from various basins globally in which donated data have played a key role in university research projects for thesis and dissertation work, or used as classroom training material. Common themes for the session presentations include incorporating high-resolution data into the university research workflow, examples of scientific insights from research projects enabled by the donated datasets, benefits enjoyed by the operating companies who choose to make data donations, and training of a cadre of university graduates in the manipulation and interpretation of high-quality datasets in preparation for advancing their academic career or for entering the ocean development industry.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1422 Invited Presenter - Opening Keynote: Lesli Wood
L. Wood, Bureau of Economic Geology
1422-1444 25098 icon:MI University and Corporate collaborations: Great Data, Good Science and a Strong Geoscience Workforce for the Future
L. Wood, Bureau of Economic Geology
1444-1506 25168 icon:RDD Inferred Depositional History of Middle-Late Quaternary Depositional Systems using Seismic Facies Analysis and Age Dating
O.A. Oyedele, Geoscience Earth & Marine Svc; W.R. Dupre', Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Houston
1506-1528 25210 icon:RDD Investigating Modern Ultra Deepwater Sedimentary Processes in the Central Gulf of Mexico Using High Resolution Geophysical Data
M.I. Prieto, The University of Texas at Austin; L. Moscardelli, Statoil; L. Wood, Bureau of Economic Geology
1528-1550 25198 icon:RDD Geohazards And Fluid Seepage Assessment On The Mad Dog Field Using Bathymetry, Ultra-high-resolution Seismic And Satellite Seepage Slick Data
N. Cope, M. Huuse, University of Manchester
1550-1612 25189 icon:RDD How to Execute a Successful Petrotechnical Data Donation Project
J.A. Thomson, BP plc; B. Thorn, J. Tucker, BP America
1612-1630 25337 icon:PFC Failure Mechanism of Cutting Submerged Frozen Clay in an Arctic Trenching Process
D. Liefferink, IHC Merwede & Delft University of Technology; M. Alvarez Grima, IHC Merwede; S. Miedema, Delft University of Technology; R. Plat, IHC Merwede; C. van Rhee, Delft University of Technology
Wednesday, 7 May



Methane Hydrate Case Studies

Session Chairpersons:

Seung-Ho Kim, Korean Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources; Hieu Tran, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

This session will look at the development and testing of hydrate resources. Hydrates have been tested in the Arctic, the Gulf of Mexico, Offshore Korea, Japan, and India as well as other areas in the last couple of years.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1422 25384 icon:RDD System Response During Short- and Long-Term Gas Production from a Gas Hydrate Deposit at the Site of a Planned Field Test in the Ulleung Basin of the Korean East Sea
G.J. Moridis, J. Kim, M.T. Reagan, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory; S. Kim, Korea Inst of Geosci & Min Res
1422-1444 25399 icon:RDD Core scale Evaluation Of Geomechanical Property Related To Gas Production From Gas Hydrate Deposits In The Ulleng Basin, East Sea, Korea
J. Lee, KIGAM; J. Lee, S. Kim, Korea Inst of Geosci & Min Res; T. Ahn, KIGAM
1444-1506 25308 icon:RDD Settlement Prediction In The Ulleung Basin Due To Gas Hydrate Production
A. Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; G. Cho, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST); K. Song, Inha University; S. Kim, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
1506-1528 25137 icon:RDD Gas Hydrate Deposits of Krishna Godavari Basin, India: Issues and Potentiality in Exploration and Commercial Production
V.K. Sahay, MEPL; A. Johnson, Hydrate Energy International
1528-1550 25374 icon:RDD Guest Molecule Exchange Kinetics for the 2012 Ignik Sikumi Gas Hydrate Field Trial
M. White, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; W. Lee, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
1550-1612 25305 icon:RDD A Pressure Coring Operation and On-board Analyses of Methane Hydrate-bearing Samples
K. Yamamoto, Japan Oil Gas & Metals Natl Corp.; T. Fujii, K. Suzuki, S. Kubo, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation; N. Inada, Japan Oil Gas & Metals Natl Corp; Y. Nakatsuka, Japan Oil, Gas & Metals Natl. Corp.; Y. Konno, J. Yoneda, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology; Y. Mizuguchi, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
1612-1630 25326 icon:DC Numerical Simulation on the Impact of Temperature Behavior for Cement Hydration for the World’s First Offshore Methane Hydrate Production Test
X. Wang, M. Takekoshi, T. Kanno, V. Shako, V. Pimenov, A. Parshin, Schlumberger; K. Yamamoto, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation

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