REPSEA picks ultra-deepwater proposals to pursue

The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (REPSEA) announces 11 proposals in the Ultra-Deepwater Program that are selected for contract negotiations.

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SUGAR LAND, Texas – The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (REPSEA) announces 11 proposals in the Ultra-Deepwater Program that are selected for contract negotiations.

Those projects and the participants in each are as follows:

Autonomous Inspection of Subsea Facilities
Project Leader: Lockheed Martin Corp.
Participants: Florida Atlantic University, Seanic Ocean Systems

High Resolution 3D Laser Imaging for Inspection, Maintenance, Repair and Operations
Project Leader: 3D at Depth, LLC
Participants: UTEC Survey Inc., CDL Inc.

Sensors and Processing for Pipe, Riser, Structure, and Equipment Inspection to Provide
Detailed Measurements, Corrosion Detection, Leak Detection and/or Detection of Heat Plumes from Degraded Pipeline Insulation
Project Leader: Blueview Technologies Inc.

Development of Carbon Nanotube Composite Cables for Ultra-Deepwater Oil and Gas Fields
Project Leader: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Participant: Chevron Energy Technology Co.

Intelligent Production System for Ultra-Deepwater with Short Hop Wireless Power and
Wireless Data Transfer for Lateral Production Control and Optimization
Project Leader: Tubel Technologies Inc.
Participant: University of Houston

Fatigue Testing Of Shrink-Fit Riser Connection for High Pressure Ultra-Deepwater Risers
Project Leader: Subsea Riser Products
Participants: BP America Inc.; Chevron Corp.

Deepwater Subsea Test Tree and Intervention Riser System
Project Leader: DTC International Inc.
Participants: Stress Engineering Services Inc., Titanium Co., Det Norske Veritas

UDW Seabed Discharge of Produced Water and/or Solids
Project Leader: Fluor Enterprises Inc.
Participants: The University of Tulsa, Colorado School of Mines, University of Houston, Rice University, Texas A&M University, Louisiana State University, Cameron, FMC Corporation, NATCO Group Inc., GE Oil & Gas, Schlumberger Ltd, Halliburton, Baker Petrolite, Coastal Chemical Co., Oceaneering International Inc., Subsea 7 Ltd, Framo Engineering, Roxar

Displacement & Mixing in Subsea Jumpers Experimental Data and CFD Simulations
Project Leader: The University of Tulsa
Participants: Anadarko Petroleum Corp., BG Group, BP America Inc., BHP Billiton, Calsep International Consultants, Champion Technologies Inc., Chevron Corp., Eni S.p.A., Statoil, ONDEO, Nalco Co., Marathon Oil Corp., Petrobras America Inc., TOTAL E&P USA Inc.

Gyroscope Guidance Sensor for Ultra-Deepwater Applications
Project Leader: Laserlith Corp.
Participants: Colorado School of Mines, MicroAssembly Technologies Inc., Ideal Aerosmith, LLC, X-FAB Silicon Foundries Group

A 1,000 Level Drill Pipe Deployed Fiber Optic 3C Receiver Array for Deep Boreholes
Project Leader: Paulsson Inc.
Participants: US Sensor Systems Inc., Premier Drill Pipe Ltd, Kemlon Products Inc., Optiphase Inc., NORSAR .

"The 2009 Ultra-Deepwater Program project selections add to the existing 30 projects to form the foundation of a strong, interconnected assembly of tools and processes that will ultimately close the technological gaps in this challenging, but needed environment," said RPSEA Vice President of Technical Programs James Pappas.


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