Subsea Tieback Forum & Exhibition
The Deepest Show on Earth
February 28, 2007
The Subsea Tieback Forum opens today with a plenary session at 8 a.m. for all registrants. Keyhote for the opening is scheduled to be Ryan Lance of ConocoPhillips who will speak on "Subsea's Real Challenges." Following the opening, the individual sessions begin. They will cover such topics as hubs, long tiebacks, reliability, real problems and solutions, case studies, and subsea boosting.
Scheduled participation is coming from such operators as Anadarko, Shell, Total, BHP Billiton, ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, and Petrobras, plus subsea equipment and engineering suppliers such as Aker Kvaerner, Technip, Vetco, Intec, TDW Offshore, Oceaneering, and FMC. In addition, there is the individual contact between sessions and on the exhibit floor with other people involved in the same business.
In addition, there is the information to be gleaned from the 100 or so exhibits which will parallel the Forum. Representatives will range from small valve manufacturers to turnkey system suppliers.
ConocoPhillips is the show host and the Society for Underwater Technology is the supporting organization. Forum sponsors are Aker Kvaerner, Cameron, Cross Group, CorrOcean, FMC Technologies, Helix Energy Solutions, Oil States Industries, Technip, Vetco, and the UK Subsea pavilion. PennWell is the conference organizer, and the flagship media sponsors are Offshore, Oil & Gas Journal, and Oil, Gas & Petrochem Equipment.
For more information, up-to-the-minute schedules, speaker topic details, or for registration, look online at www.subseatiebackforum.com.
:: TODAY'S PROGRAM
Wednesday, Feb. 28
7 A.M. – 8 A.M. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8 A.M. – 9:15 A.M. OPENING PLENARY SESSION
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Eldon Ball – PennWell Corp.
CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS
Don Wells – ConocoPhillips
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION- SUBSEA’S REAL CHALLANGES
Ryan M. Lance – ConocoPhillips
SCENE SETTING PRESENTATION – A SUBSEA TECHNOLOGY IN MOTION FROM UGLY DUCKLING TO CRITICAL PATH
Dick Frisbie – Oceaneering
9:15 A.M. – 10 A.M. COFFEE BREAK
10 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. SESSION 1: BIG HUB
Co-Chair: Jim Macklin – Helix Energy Solutions Group
Co-Chair: Gene Raborn – Technip
Co-Chair: Tim Dean – Anadarko
10 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. INDEPENDENCE HUB
Mike McEvilly – Helix Energy Solutions Group
10:30 A.M. – 11 A.M. BONGA
Bob Writt – Shell
11 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. SUBSEA INTERFACES IMPACT ON HUB DESIGN
Majid Al-Sharif Agit – Energy Resources Technology
11:30 A.M. – 1 P.M. LUNCH
1 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. SESSION 2: LONG TIEBACKS
Co-Chair: Gary Shaw – Vetco
Co-Chair: Richard Case – Total E&P USA
Co-Chair: Tom Haley – Mentor Subsea
1 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. FLOATING CONTROL FACILITY – PROVEN CONCEPT
Nigel Davis – Intec Engineering
1:30 P.M. – 2 P.M. FIELD LIFE EXTENSION – CANYON EXPRESS
Aditya Singh – Total E&P
2 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. SIX YEARS OF DEEPWATER DEVELOPMENTS IN EGYPT
Jim Cattanach – Intec Engineering
2:30 P.M. – 3:15 P.M. COFFEE BREAK
3:15 P.M. – 5:15 P.M. SESSION 3: RELIABILITY/MAINTAINABILITY
Co-Chair: Bill Donlon – BHP Billiton
Co-Chair: David LaCaze – Shell International E&P Inc.
Co-Chair: Bob Carter – Antares Offshore
3:15 P.M. – 3:45 P.M. HYDRAULIC FLYING LEAD CHALLENGES
Chris Horan – ExxonMobil
3:45 P.M. – 4:15 P.M. DEEPWATER OPERATIONS WAR STORIES
Richard Weser – Chevron
4:15 P.M. – 4:45 P.M. BP RELIABILITY PROCESS APPLIED TO A HP/HT PROJECT IN THE NORTH SEA
Neil Robertson and Gordon Budge – BP
4:45 P.M. – 5:15 P.M. RISER AND SUBSEA WET INSULATIONS – LESSONS LEARNED
Jose D Baca Andrade – ExxonMobil
5:15 P.M. – 6:45 P.M. EXHIBIT HALL NETWORKING RECEPTION
Webcast at noon
A special feature today will be the Webcast from the exhibits floor at noon. "Future Subsea Trends, Challenges, and Technology Requirements" is the title of the presentation. The panel will be moderated by Eldon Ball, Editor-in-Chief of Offshore magazine, the leading global publication on offshore operations and technology.
The subsea E&P market will amount to US $68 billion in spending over the next five years, according to a recent report by Infield Systems. This is to be fuelled by the growth of a series of major West African floating production developments, particularly offshore Nigeria and Angola. Capital expenditure on the subsea market is set to reach record levels with the cumulative contribution of the Atlantic Margin of Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico and other West African projects, the report states.
Tomorrow's Program -- Thursday, March 1
7 A.M. – 8 A.M. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. SESSION 4: REAL PROBLEMS, REAL FIXES
Co-Chair: Randy Seehausen – TDW Offshore Services
Co-Chair: Chuck Horn – Technip
Co-Chair: Richard Cain – Anadarko
8 A.M. – 8:30 A.M. THE PEDELUM INSTALLATION METHOD
Orlando Ribeiro – Petrobras
8:30 A.M. – 9 A.M. ASGAARD FLOWLINES INTERNAL INSPECTION & MITIGATING MEASURES
Tormod Huseby and Idar O. Grytdal – Statoil
9 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. MARS PIPELINE REPAIR
Mike Coyne – Shell
9:30 A.M. – 10:15 A.M. COFFEE BREAK
10:15 A.M. – 11:45 A.M. SESSION 5: OPERATIONS/CASE STUDIES
Co-Chair: Jon Sonka – ExxonMobil
Co-Chair: Bruce Crager – Intec Engineering
Co-Chair: Clyde Hewlett – Oceaneering
10:15 A.M. – 10:45 A.M. BP SUBSEA WEST OF SHETLANDS: 10 YEARS, 78 WELLS & STILL LEARNING
Allan Cusack – BP
10:45 A.M. – 11:15 A.M. MENSA HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Don Aubin – Shell
11:15 A.M. – 11:45 A.M. 20 YEARS OF THE DEEPWATER TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM - PROCAP
Jacques Salies – Petrobras
11:45 A.M. – 1:15 P.M. LUNCH
1:15 P.M – 2:45 P.M. SESSION 6: SUBS A BOOSTING
Chair: Orlndo Ribeiro – Petrobras
Co-Chair: Mike Williams – FMC Technologies
Jean-François Saint-Marcoux – Acergy
1:15 P.M. – 1:45 P.M. LYELL FIELD MULTIPHASE PUMP PROJECT
Neil Holder – Aker Kvaerner
1:45 P.M. – 2:15 P.M. SEAFLOOR HORIZONTAL ESP
Marcello Augustus Ramos Roberto – Petrobras
2:15 P.M. – 2:45 P.M. TORDIS IOR - PROJECT UPDATE
Siv Skadsem – Statoil
2:45 P.M. – 3:30 P.M . COFFEE BREAK
3:30 P.M. – 4:45 P.M. WRAP-UP
Co-Chair: Mark Siegmund – BP
Co-Chair: Mark Carter – Cameron
Co-Chair: Paul Hansen – Chevron
Co-Chair: John Fitzgerald – Granherne
3:30 P.M. – 3:35 P.M. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
Don Wells – ConocoPhillips
3:35 P.M. – 4:35 P.M. PANEL DISCUSSION – IT’S YOUR FAULT!
Panel members will discuss the challenges that various
segments of the offshore E&P industry encounter in getting
jobs done on time and within budget. The goal is for each
sector of the industry to gain a better understanding of how
to benefit other members of the project and the project as a whole.
4:35 P.M. – 4:40 P.M. PRESENTATION OF RECOGNITION AWARDS
4:40 P.M. – 4:45 P.M. WRAP-UP
:: AT THE SHOW
Click on the headline "Exhibits Floorplan" above to see a copy of the Subsea Tieback Forum Exhibits layout. It is in a format that should allow you to increase the size of the schematic in order to find specific locations at the Show.
List of SSTB Sponsors
Helix Energy Solutions
Coffee Break Sponsor:
Society for Underwater Technology
Oil States Industries Inc.
Cross Group Inc.
Flagship Media Sponsors:
Oil & Gas Journal
Oil, Gas & Petrochem Equipment
List of SSTB Exhibitors
Company Name ... Booth #
2H Offshore ... 1021
3M Oil & Gas Business ... 1200
Acergy ... 713
Acteon ... 1021
AIMS International, Inc. ... 1108
Aker Kvaerner Subsea ... 301
Alderley Materials ... 810
Ametek Solartron ISA ... 1116
Antares Offshore, L.L.C. ... 722
Aquatic ... 1120
ASME - IPTI ... 512
Aspen Aerogels ... 101
ATP Subsea ... 1109
Baker Hughes Centrilift ... 723
Baker Petrolite ... 822
Band-It-Idex, Inc. ... 1003
Bayou Flow Technologies ... 1112
Bennex Subsea Houston, Inc. ... 1210
Bibby Offshore Ltd ... 112
BP Castrol Offshore ... 200
BPP Technical Services ... 222
Bredero Shaw ... 909
Brinker Technology Ltd ... 120
BSW “Ballgrab” Ltd ... 118
Cabot Aerogel ... 213
Cameron ... 801
Champion Technologies ... 223
Circle Technical Services ... 116
Cladtek International ... 712
ClampOn, Inc. ... 411
Cormon ... 1007
CorrOcean ... 806
CTC Marine Projects Ltd. ... 521
Deep Marine Technology, Inc. ... 318
Deepsea Engineering &
Management ... 321
DES Operations ... 119
Deutsch ... 1010
Det Norske Veritas ... 1106
Doris Engineering ... 516
Dril-Quip ... 315
Duco ... 809
Dunlaw Engineering Ltd ... 124
Eaton Synfl ex ... 217
EGC Enterprises ... 1105
Energy Equipment Corp. ... 1012
Fastorq Bolting Systems ... 1017
Fluor ... 1201
FMC Technologies ... 401
Framo Engineering Houston, Inc. ... 419
Fugro Chance Inc. ... 1000
GE Sensing ... 104
Geo Century Inc. ... 518
Geospace Offshore ... 517
GlennTech International Group LP ... 623
Global Industries ... 706
Halliburton ... 710
HCL Fasteners ... 1006
Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. ... 921
Houghton Offshore ... 312
Hydratight ... 601
ImpactWeather, Inc. ... 1107
Infield Systems Ltd. ... 201
Insensys ... 1016
Intec Engineering ... 913
Integra Technologies ... 620
InterMoor ... 1023
ITP Interpipe, Inc. ... 609
IWIS / SIIS ... 103
JDR Cable Systems ... 306
JP Kenny, Inc. ... 409
J&S Marine Ltd ... 108
Lankhorst-Flotec Offshore ... 1102
Lone Star Fasteners ... 611
Manatee, Inc. ... 720
Master Flo Valve (USA) Inc. ... 211
MCS ... 114
Menck ... 1022
Mentor Subsea ... 615
Mexssub International, Inc. ... 1110
Moody International- Amelia Division ... 202
Multiphase Solutions, Inc. ... 1001
National Coupling Company ... 714
Nautronix ... 224
Nexans / Nortech ... 508
Ocean Design, Inc. ... 300
Ocean Works International, Inc. ... 907
Oceaneering ... 901
ODS-Petrodata, Inc. ... 717
Oil States Industries, Inc. ... 501
OPE, Inc. ... 421
Parker Hannifi n Co. ... 415
PennWell Corporation ... 1121
Pegasus International ... 816
Phoenix International ... 812
Project Consulting Services ... 612
Prospect Flow Solutions, Inc. ... 1008
Quality Connectors ... 613
Rathgibson ... 711
Roblon A/S-Roblon Industrial Fiber ... 1115
Rotech Subsea USA LLC ... 110
Roxar ... 1005
RTI Energy Systems ... 917
Saipem America ... 513
Sandvik Materials Technology ... 1103
Scandpower Petroleum Technology ... 507
Seacon Brantner ... 207
Seal-Tite International ... 1013
SECC Oil & Gas ... 100
SkoFlo Industries ... 1100
Society for Underwater Technology ... 209
Spir Star ... 310
Starr Networks (Steel Pipe & Tube Consultants) ... 308
Stress Engineering Services ... 707
Subsea 7 ... 307
Subsea UK ... 113
TDW Offshore Services ... 614
Technip ... 809
Tenaris ... 1104
The Cortland Companies ... 523
The Cross Group ... 815
Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. ... 1101
Trelleborg CRP Inc. ... 1011
Tronic/Matre ... 322
Umbilicals International ... 607
Valley Forge & Bolt Manufacturing Co. ... 520
Veolia ES Special Services ... 221
Versabar, Inc. ... 107
Vetco ... 701
Weatherford Pipeline & Speciality Svcs. ... 621
Webco Industries, Inc. ... 823
WellDynamics ... 314
Whitefi eld Plastics ... 510
Z-Flange ... 915
:: SUBSEA TECHNOLOGY NEWS
Statoil contracts FMC for Alve subsea systems
Statoil has contracted FMC Technologies to supply subsea systems for the Alve project in the Norwegian Sea. The $55-million contract covers one four-slot template with manifold, one subsea production tree, related control systems, umbilicals, and a protection structure. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 3Q 2007 from Kongsberg, Norway.
Alve is a tieback to the Norne FPSO.
PTT awards Arthit development engineering contract
The Petroleum Authority of Thailand has awarded Technip a contract for basic and detailed engineering of four wellhead platforms with subsea pipelines and tie-ins for Arthit gas field in 80 m (262 ft) of water in the Gulf of Thailand. The new installation will be tied to existing wellhead platforms.
Technip is scheduled to deliver the engineering studies by May 2007 from its Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur operations and engineering centers.
Plan set for Wrigley subsea tieback
Nexen is proceeding with development of the Wrigley discovery in Mississippi Canyon block 506 in 1,119 m (3,670 ft) of water. The well was completed and tested at 62 MMcf/d of gas.
The plan is to tieback the subsea well via 43 km (27 mi) of 152-mm (6-in.) pipe to platform A in Mississippi Canyon block 194. First production is expected by the end of the first quarter.
Nexen has a 50% interest in Wrigley. Newfield is the operator and owns the remaining 50%.
:: MORE SUBSEA NEWS
Total contracts Intec for Gotcha subsea pre-FEED
Total E&P USA Inc. has awarded a contract to Intec Engineering for the subsea portion of the pre-FEED study on the Gotcha project. The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of April.
Intec's workscope includes flow assurance, subsea flowlines, and evaluation of subsea development options working in collaboration with separate engineering contractors studying host and riser options.
The Gotcha field is in Alaminos Canyon block 856 in 2,210 to 2,469 m (7,250 to 8,100 ft) of water, 225 km (140 mi) east of Port Isabel, Texas.
Total is the operator of Gotcha with a 70% interest; Nexen Petroleum USA Inc. holds the remaining 30%.
ATP planning more tiebacks to Gomez
ATP Oil & Gas Corp. plans to tieback recently acquired properties to its Gomez floating production unit in Mississippi Canyon block 711.
The company has acquired an interest in a package of properties including a 100% working interest in the Anduin discovery in Mississippi Canyon block 755, adjacent to Gomez. The MC 755 No. 2 discovery well was drilled in 2005.
ATP intends to establish production at Anduin later this year by side tracking, completing, and tying back the discovery well to Gomez.
Following completion of Anduin, the company will earn interests in two prospects; a 50% working interest in MC 754 and a 25% working interest in MC 800 (Gladden). Gladden is scheduled to spud later this year, followed by MC 754 in 2008.
The two prospects will be tied back to Gomez, pending drilling results.
"This acquisition was a home run for ATP since it included a material expansion of reserves in the Gomez area and underscores the value of our floating production facility," says Paul Bulmahn.
"This should further enable ATP to achieve projections of our production ramp-up for 2007 and beyond," he says. "The transaction also allows third-party access to the Gomez facility and thus our production facility should operate at close to maximum capacity for a substantially longer period of time than previously expected."
"The acquisition of additional working interests in these three blocks near Gomez significantly increases our presence in this region of the Gulf of Mexico," adds Gerald Schlief, ATP senior VP. "ATP continues to acquire interests in offshore blocks that are near our existing infrastructure."
Noble planning Raton subsea tieback
:: OFFSHORE SPONSORED EVENTS
Noble Energy is planning to develop its Raton (Mississippi Canyon block 248) natural gas discovery in the Gulf of Mexico as a subsea tieback. First production is expected in the first half of 2008.
The company has finished testing the section below the discovery in Mississippi Canyon block 295. The appraisal well, drilled to 6,374 m TMD (20,913 ft) in 1,036 m (3,400 ft) of water, encountered hydrocarbons in two sand intervals. The well has been temporarily abandoned for further technical evaluation.
Noble Energy operates Raton with a 50% working interest; Samson Offshore and Energy Partners Ltd. each hold a 25% interest.
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