THE WOODLANDS, Texas – The 2013 Deep Offshore Technology International conference and exhibition has closed with the recognition of those authors who presented exceptional presentations.
The winners are as follow:
Track 1:Field Architecture & Development Concepts, Floating Production Systems, Technology Development Initiatives, Advanced Materials, Deepwater Trends & Challenges, Construction & Installation.
Best Paper: Vortex induced Motions of a Column Stabilized Floater by Dr. Wei Ma of Chevron
Highly Commended: Lessons Learned From Template Installation in Harsh Environments by Tore Jacobsen of Subsea 7;
Combining High Fidelity Nonlinear Simulations with DNV Methodologies for Enhanced Dropped Objects Risk Assessment by Dr. Arya Majed of INTECSEA.
Track 2:Flowlines & Pipelines, Risers & Riser Technology, Subsea Technology, Subsea Boosting & Processing, Flow Assurance
Best Paper: Emulsion/Sludge-Induced Slugging in Subsea Tieback by Dr. Luo Wang of Shell Oil Co.
Highly Commended:Power Delivery and Umbilical Cable Optimisation for Long Offset Tie-Backs by Neil Douglas of Viper Subsea;
Deepwater Field Development: a New Generation of Riser Concepts to Overcome New Market Challenges by François Lirola of SAIPEM
Track 3: Well Construction & Drilling Operations, Asset Integrity, Mooring 7 Station-Keeping, Risk & Reliability, Safety & Environmental Management Systems.
Best Paper:Integrity Management for Low-Toughness Forged Mooring Components for Floating Structures, Dr. Albert Ku, Energo Engineering
Highly Commended:Exploration and Production Community Governance and Knowledge Growth within a Culture by Donald Forgie of Anadarko Petroleum;
Global Field Development Feasibility and Optimization Using Large Capacity Disconnectable Turrets by Engr. Guillaume Bonnaffoux of SBM Offshore.