DOT announces award-winning papers

Awards for the best papers at DOT Houston were made on Thursday, Feb. 4, at the closing of the conference and exhibition.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Awards for the best papers at DOT Houston were made on Thursday, Feb. 4, at the closing of the conference and exhibition. This year, three authors were recognized in each of the three tracks. One award for best paper and two more for finalists in the category were recognized.

In Track 1: Floating Production Systems, Pipeline & Asset Management, the best paper award went to Dr. Anil Sablok of Technip USA for “Closed Centerwell Spar.” The two finalists were Dr. Alaa Mansour, INTECSEA, for “New Semisubmersible Design with Damper Chamber Columns – A Cost-Effective Solution for Dry and Wet Tree Applications” and Dr. Syed Jafri, JP Kenny Inc. for “Estimating Ovality of a Reeled Pipeline Using Local Finite Element Modeling.”

In Track 2: Subsea, Riser & Flow Assurance Technology, the best paper was “Why Shrink-Fit Steel Flanges to Titanium Pipe” by Karim Jan of Subsea Riser Products Inc. The finalists were “Qualification and Subsea Injection of a Gel to Restore Thermal Performance of the Subsea Wellhead on Dalia Field” by Dr. Jerome Soubiran of TOTAL, and “Novel Thermal Insulation Systems for Subsea Use” by Adam Jackson, Bredero Shaw.

In Track 3: Field Development, Construction, and Operation, the best paper was “Rigless Subsea Intervention: A Novel System Enabling Deepwater Coiled Tubing, Electric Line, and Slickline Operations” by Bill Siersdorfer, Schlumberger. Finalists were “Deepwater Decommissioning Challenges” by Richard Ward, TETRA Offshore Services, and “Advancing Deepwater Pipeline Design Using the Rational Model: Buckle Arrestor and Other Problems” by Dr. Andre Nogueira, INTECSEA.

02/08/2010

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