DOT heads to New Orleans

For 30 years, Deep Offshore Technology International has been showcasing pioneering technology that has been shaping the future of the deep and ultra deepwater industry.

New this year is an Offshore Risk Management Forum

For 30 years, Deep Offshore Technology International has been showcasing pioneering technology that has been shaping the future of the deep and ultra deepwater industry.

This year's DOT Conference and Exhibition will run Oct. 11-13, at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans. Hess Corp. is the official conference host.

According to David Paganie, conference director and chief editor ofOffshore magazine, DOT enables operators, contractors, suppliers, and service companies to introduce deepwater solutions and to share real-life experiences.

The conference and exhibition officially opens on Tuesday, Oct. 11, with a keynote address by Stan Bond, VP Development–Offshore Americas and West Africa, Hess Corp.

The plenary sessionDeepwater Projects: From Concept Selection to Lessons Learned includes senior-level managers from Petrobras America, LLOG Exploration, Shell International Exploration and Production, and Kosmos Energy discussing Cascade and Chinook, Who Dat, Perdido, and Jubilee.

Tuesday sessions

The DOT conference will operate on three tracks. The Tuesday schedule forTrack 1 begins with a session on floating production facilities. Matt Lamey, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.; and Eddie Stuart, Woodside Energy Ltd. will chair the session.

Scheduled presentations include:

• Dry Tree Alternatives for Drilling and Production in Ultra-Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Dr. Ming-Yao Lee, Chevron

• Optimized Design Methodology for Deepwater Production Semisubmersibles, Dr. Neil Williams, Wison Floating Systems.

Track 2, Subsea Technology 1, will be chaired by David Morgan, Cameron; and Philippe Perreau, GEP.

Presentations include:

• Controlling Tomorrow's Subsea Technology, Rory Mackenzie, TOTAL S.A.

• Development of the Spoolsep, a Novel Subsea Liquid/Liquid Separator for Deepwater/High Pressure Applications, Sadia Shaiek, Saipem.

Track 3, Well Construction & Drilling Operations, will be chaired by Mike McEvilly, Spitzer Industries; and David Walters, 2H Offshore.

Presentations include:

• Optimization of Drilling Riser and Wellhead Fatigue Life Calculations, Dara Williams, MCS Kenny

• Drilling in the New Millennium: More Power and More Load, Geoffrey Pickett, NOV.

Dr. Fred Wasden, general manager – Upstream Development Americas, Shell International Exploration and Production Inc., will moderate a discussion on Asset Integrity. Panelists include David Miller, Asset Integrity manager, SBM Production Contractors; Vincent Alliott, SURF domain champion, Schlumberger; Christian Bucherie, Technical manager, Oil & Gas, Bureau Veritas Industry Business Line, Bureau Veritas; and Dwight D. Johnston, Shell Upstream Global Process Safety manager, Shell International Exploration and Production Inc.

Wednesday sessions

Session 2 begins at 8:30 a.m.

Track 1, Mooring & Station Keeping 1, will be chaired by James Britch, Hess Corp.; and David Brookes, BP.

Presentations include:

• Evaluation of Advanced Fibers for Deepwater Synthetic Fiber Mooring Systems, Ray Ayers, Stress Engineering Services

• Recent Developments in the Design and Analysis of Deepwater Mooring Systems, Dr. R.V. Ahilan, GL Noble Denton

• Deepwater Mooring—An Examination of Cost and Technical Options in Light of Recent Experiences and Legislative Changes, David Cobb, InterMoor Inc.

Track 2, Flow Assurance, will be chaired by Frederic Garnaud, TOTAL; and David Macfarlane, FMC Technologies.

Presentations include:

• Flow Assurance Challenges the Development of the Deepwater Gas Field, Dr. Qingping Li, CNOOC Research Institute

• Methodology for Slug Flow Instability and Fatigue Assessment for Deepwater Fields, Engr. Thomas Fontfreyde, Subsea 7

• Efficient and Effective Solutions for Flow Assurance: Prevention and Remediation Through the Application of Heat Utilizing Unique Thermal Fluid Equipment, Todd Eberhardt, Superior Energy Services.

Session 3 begins at 11 a.m.

Track 1, Marginal Field Development, will be chaired by Bob Lewis, Noble Energy; and Dr. Fred Wasden, Shell International Exploration and Production Inc.

Presentations include:

• Evaluation of Alternatives for Disposal and Monetization of Associated Natural Gas Offshore Deepwater Brazil, Daniel Nunez, Shell International E&P Inc.

• Marginal Deepwater Developments: Innovative Engineering Approach Makes it Possible, Engr. Stefano Magi, Eni E&P.

Track 2, Flowlines & Pipelines, will be chaired by Jim Osborne, Global Industries, Ltd.; and Loïc des Déserts, Doris Engineering.

Presentations include:

• Development of an Analytical Tool to Deal with Lateral Buckling of Flowline, Alexandre Cinello, Doris Engineering

• Heavy vs. Light Pipe – An Investigation into the Lateral Response, Dr. Ayman Eltaher, MCS Kenny.

Session 4 begins at 1:30 p.m.

Track 1, Floating Production Facilities 2, will be chaired by Francesco Paone, ENI Indonesia; and Claude Valenchon, Saipem s.a.

Presentations include:

• Comparative Analysis of Truncated and Full-Depth Models for an Ultra-Deepwater Mooring System, Dr. Wei Ma, Chevron

• Deepwater Mooring and Riser Solutions for Disconnectable FPSOs, Philippe Lavagna, SBM Offshore.

Track 2, Subsea Monitoring, will be chaired by Josh Billings, Repsol E&P USA; and Dr. Arnt Olufsen, Statoil.

Presentations include:

• Large Scale Condition Monitoring for a Subsea Gas Compression System Pilot, Klas Eriksson, Aker Solutions.

• Sensing and Monitoring Technology for Subsea Umbilicals, David Fogg, DUCO Ltd. (Technip).

Session 5 begins at 3:30 p.m.

Track 1, Production Optimization, will be chaired by John Murray, FloaTEC LLC; and Bob Lewis, Noble Energy.

Presentations include:

• Exceptional Surveillance Key to Deepwater Success, Greg Andrews, Shell Upstream Americas

• Innovative Well Test System for GoM Deepwater Fields, Michael Choi, ConocoPhillips

• Flow Assurance Application in Deepwater Gas Well Testing, Hongkun Dong, Schlumberger.

Track 2, Subsea Technology 2, will be chaired by Christian Geertsen, ITP InTerPipe; and Robby O'Sullivan, Technip.

Presentations include:

• Electrical Transmission and Distribution for Subsea Compression and Subsea Pumping, Edouard Thibaut, Total

• Qualification of a Subsea Gas/Liquid Separator for Deepwater Developments, Stephanie Abrand, Saipem

• Emerging Subsea Technologies and System De-risking, Dr. Jane Zhang, Shell International E&P.

Offshore Risk Management Forum

The oil and gas industry's foremost experts will gather Wednesday, Oct. 12, for a one-day series of panel discussions covering the changing landscape of regulatory and political risk, operational risk, contract risk, and other forms of risk specific to the offshore industry.

Political & Regulatory Issues & Challenges, starts at 8 a.m. and will be moderated by Allen Verret, executive director, Offshore Operators Committee. Panelists include L. Poe Leggette, partner-in-charge, Fulbright & Jaworski; Jodie Connor, president, J. Connor Consulting; and James Noe, senior VP, general counsel and chief compliance officer, Hercules Offshore.

Drilling Safely: What are the New Requirements? starts at 10:30 a.m. and will be moderated by Tim Chetwynd, Global Industries. Panelists include Jeff McPhate, Technical Safety manager Upstream Americas, Shell; John Rynd, CEO and president, Hercules Offshore; John Walters, Safeguard Projects Operations manager, Boots & Coots; and David Corbett, VP Drilling Facility Engineering, Seawell Americas Inc.

Contract Risk & Insurance Issues, starts at 1:30 p.m. and will be moderated by Don Shafer, chief technology & safety officer, The Athens Group. Panelists include Ernest Martin Jr., partner, Haynes and Boone LLP; John Keely, managing director, Aon; Regina Mayor, National Oil and Gas advisory leader, KPMG; Geoffrey Bracken, partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP; and Peter Koopmans, Global Quality supervisor, Drilling & Completions, Hess.

Terry Hemeyer, Pierpont Communications, Rice University and the University of Texas, will present Effective Crisis Management: The Good, Bad and Ugly, at 3:30 p.m. followed by the final discussionThe Path Forward. Panelists include David Johnson, managing director – Global Energy & Utility Industry Practice leader, Protiviti; Mike Haney, CEO, The Athens Group; and Tim Duncan, SVP Business Development, Phoenix Exploration Co.

Thursday sessions

Thursday's sessions begin at 9 a.m.

Track 1, Safety, Risk & Reliability, will be chaired by Derek Disney, KBR; and Richard D'Souza, KBR/Granherne Americas.

Presentations include:

• Shared Database of Accident Sequence Precursors in Light ofDeepwater Horizon Disaster, Engr. Ionut Dragos Neagu, GL Noble Denton

• Maintaining System Reliability Despite Continually Extending Demands: DFSS Implementation in the "Oilpatch," Steve Fenton, GE Oil & Gas

• Proven Approaches for Catastrophic Risk Management, Neal Walters, A.T. Kearney.

Track 2, Riser Technology, will be chaired by Loïc des Deserts, Doris Engineering; and Kieran Kavanagh, Wood Group Kenny.

Presentations include:

• Development of a Novel Offshore Constructed Riser Bundle for Deepwater Floaters, Dr. Frank Lange, Heerema Marine Contractors BV

• New Un-coupled Deepwater Riser Concept for Harsh Environment - Catenary Offset Buoyant Riser Assembly (COBRA), Dr. Daniel Karunakaran, Subsea 7

• Steel Catenary Risers for High-Pressure/High-Temperature Development, Dr. Rupak Ghosh, EMDC.

Track 3, Technology Development Initiatives, will be chaired by Dr. Ian Frazer, GL Noble Denton; and Mike Smith, Baker Hughes.

Presentations include:

• The Subsea/Deepwater AUV-HPU- A Solution to BOP Limitations, John Donaldson, Inprod Pty. Ltd.

• Improved Efficiencies in Drilling Operations on the Radial Wellbay Spar, Dr. John Murray, FloaTEC LLC

• Challenges for Jackups in Seasonal Arctic Drilling Operations, Dr. Han Yu, ABS.

Session 7 begins at 11:30 a.m.

Track 1, Mooring & Station Keeping 2, will be chaired by Artie Ruderman, Bennett & Associates; and Dr. Andrew Newport, SBM Offshore.

Presentations include:

• Deepwater Buoy Moorings: A Case Study Approach, Jubilee and Cascade-Chinook, Brian Green, First Subsea Ltd.

• Feasibility of Caisson Foundations for TLPs in Carbonate Soils, Dr. George Li, SBM Atlantia.

Track 2, Integrity Management, will be chaired by Matt Lamey, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.; and Jen-hwa Chen, Chevron.

Presentations include:

• Maintaining a Maturing Asset: Anadarko's Neptune Spar, Jenifer Tule, Anadarko Petroleum

• Instrumentation and Analytical Assessment of Neptune Riser Guide Fatigue Cracking, James Maher, Horton Wison Deepwater, Inc.

Track 3, Construction & Installation, will be chaired by Dr. Jean François Saint-Marcoux, Subsea 7; and Rogier Koene, Heerema Marine Contractors.

Presentations include:

• Comparison of Full Scale Measurements and Time-domain Analyses for Lifting Operations, Tore Jacobsen, Subsea 7

• First Deepwater Driving of 5m OD Piles Offshore Nigeria: An Alternative to Suction Installation for Sites with Difficult Geotechnical Conditions, Engr. Mauro Begnini, Saipem.

Concluding program

The conference program concludes at 1 p.m. on Thursday with the Conference Chairman's Closing Remarks presented by James Britch, senior facilities engineering advisor, Hess Corp. Followed by the Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks, presented by David Paganie, conference director, PennWell Corp.


Expected exhibitors include: Alliance Wood Group Engineering, BEL Values, BMT Scientific Marine Services Inc., Cameron, CDR Strainers & Filters, ClampOn, Deep CasingTools, Exmar Offshore Co., Expro, Galvotec Alloys, Gate, GaUS Anodes, Global Industries, Hawke Transit, Hutchinson Offshore, INTECSEA, Knighthawk Engineering, Matrix Composites & Engineering Ltd., Modec Inc., Moorlink AB, Oil States Industries, Parker Hannifin, Saipem, SBM Offshore, Serimax, Shanghai Waigaiqiao Shipbuilding, Sodexo, Sonomatic, SPT Group, Surf Subsea, Wachs Subsea, Worldwide Oilfield Machine, Wright's Well Control Services, and Yokogawa Corp. of America.

Deep Offshore Technology is owned and produced by PennWell. The conference is sponsored by Cameron, INTECSEA, Oil States International, ABS, and Global Industries.

Flagship media sponsors include:Offshore, Oil & Gas Journal, Oil & Gas Financial Journal, Oil, Gas & Petrochem Equipment, and PennEnergy.

For additional information or to register for the conference, please visit the website at Stay tuned to during the event for complete coverage.

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