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SMi’s Offshore Production Technology conference, marks the return of SMi in providing leading forums for the discussion and examination of oil and gas technology. This unique conference will explore strategic, economic and implementation issues surrounding the latest offshore technologies.

As I am sure you are aware, the offshore environment is a major driver in the innovation of E and P technology and often serves as the catalyst and test arena for the very latest technology. Technology that is later rolled out across the oil and gas industry. This conference will provide an informative, stimulating and focused forum.

Offshore Production Technology is organised and produced by SMi: we specialise in providing senior executives with timely, strategic and focused up to date information. SMi conferences are leading-edge business events offering delegates the opportunity to meet senior industry and government figures and seek their advice and opinions.

Please register now to guarantee your place at this important conference.

Conference programme

9:00 Registration & Coffee

9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Peter Ellis Jones

Peter Ellis Jones, Director, Tawe Oil Management

9:40 WORLD-WIDE OFFSHORE AND DEEPWATER ACTIVITY

Jan Roelofsen

Jan Roelofsen, Vice President of Data and Application Support, IHS Energy Group

  • Review of world-wide offshore exploration activity
  • Deepwater drilling success
  • Global comparison of recent discoveries and field sizes
  • Transport and refining capacity for future finds
  • Future offshore and deepwater activity trends
  • 10:20 THE FOINAVEN FIELD

    Gunther Newcombe

    Gunther Newcombe, Delivery Manager - Foinaven, BP Amoco Exploration

  • Field history
  • 2001 challenges
  • Developing technologies
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 MODULAR SUB SEA PROCESSING

    Geoff High

    Geoff High, Group Technology Manager, Kvaerner Subsea Solutions

  • Potential for incorporating compact and modular process technologies into sub sea processing systems
  • How best to use these new and technologies and associated benefits
  • Integration of technologies
  • Maintenance and operating lifetimes
  • 12:00 THE FPSO MARKET

    Ruut Zoon

    Ruut Zoon, Subsea Floatation Manager, Bluewater Offshore Production Systems

  • Floating production systems and the challenges they bring
  • Deepwater field development and FPSO’s
  • Cost-effectiveness and the development of F.P.S.O.’s
  • TLP performance and environmental constraints
  • The changing facing of the FPSO and the role it is playing
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 OFFSHORE RIG MARKETS

    Richard Shepherd

    Richard Shepherd, Managing Director, Marketing Manager, Petrodata

  • How the offshore and deepwater boom started
  • Future of offshore operations, to 2010
  • Impact of volatile oil prices on offshore and deepwater markets
  • Deepwater and offshore rig fleets, evolution of a species
  • The deepwater marine markets
  • Regional profiles of offshore areas
  • 14:40 DRILLING TO PRODUCE IN DEEP WATER ENVIRONMENTS

    Peter Aird

    Peter Aird, General Manager, Kingdom Drilling

  • Fundamentals of deepwater exploration and developmental drilling
  • Deepwater drilling hazards and risks
  • Technological application and lessons learned
  • Developmental drilling in deepwater
  • Improving the technology process
  • Emerging deepwater technology needs and requirements
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 INCREASING DEMANDS ON MOORING

    Martin Kobiela

    Martin Kobiela, Technical Director, Trident Offshore

  • Demands being placed on mooring systems
  • The need for precision control in hostile environments
  • Anchors and mooring challenges of deepwater
  • Analysis techniques for mooring integrity
  • Future of mooring success for offshore markets
  • 16:20 DEEP WATER RISER APPLICATIONS

    Prof Minoo Patel

    Prof Minoo Patel, Head, Santa Fe Laboratory, University College London

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Networking drinks reception

    9:00 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:10 ALPHA PRIME - THE MODULAR ANSWER

    David Appleford

    David Appleford, Managing Director, Alpha Thames Engineering

  • Introducing the Alpha Prime project
  • Why the need for a modular system
  • What were the parameters for the project
  • Powering the system in deepwater
  • Future of sub sea production systems
  • 9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Peter Ellis Jones

    Peter Ellis Jones, Director, Tawe Oil Management

    9:40 EFFECTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR SUBSEA DEVELOPMENTS

    Dave McKay

    Dave McKay, Engineering Manager, Expro Group

  • Ensuring operating liability
  • Maximising sensor and reaction times
  • Installation and implementation
  • Maintenance of subsea control systems
  • Future developments
  • 10:20 REVIEW OF STUDY INVESTIGATING HYDRATES FORMATION

    Richard Szczepanski

    Richard Szczepanski, Technical Director, InfoChem Computer Services

  • Challenge of hydrocarbon flow through sub-sea layers
  • Hydrate formation in deepwater development
  • The contribution of modelling
  • Review of hazards and technological solutions
  • Implications for Atlantic Margin
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 DEVELOPMENTS IN ARTIFICAL LIFT

    Cameron Laing

    Cameron Laing, Senior Engineer, Allomax Engineering

  • Overview of the developments in Artificial Lift
  • How to optimise the use of artificial wells
  • Achieving optimisation gains
  • Capital investment needed to achieve these
  • Impact of the development of modelling software
  • Smartwell technology to aid future developments
  • 12:00 MARGINAL DEVELOPMENTS

    Dr Bob Robinson

    Dr Bob Robinson, Consultant, Granherne

  • Characteristics required to exploit a marginal development
  • Implementation of the selected technology
  • Achieving high flow rates
  • Focussing time and effort on the front or conceptual end
  • Selecting the right toolbox
  • Combining improvements and transferring technology
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 SUB SEA PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT

    Brian Jones

    Brian Jones, Technical Director, Zentech International

  • Overview of development options in operation
  • Meto-ocean conditions facing deepwater SUB SEA production facilities
  • Technological developments in SUB SEA production
  • Installation and operational aspects
  • The reduction of operating costs through the development of SUB SEA technology
  • Future technological developments and their impact on deepwater exploration and viability
  • 14:40 SUBSEA RAWWATER TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS

    Dr Bob Eden

    Dr Bob Eden, Consultant, CAPCIS

  • Overview of current rawwater technology
  • Comparison of a conventional water injection system with a subsea system
  • Elimination of unnecessary components
  • Remaining requirements needed
  • Component assembly for a different purpose and in a new way
  • Cost benefits and future benefits
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 SUBSEA ESPs AND DOWNHOLE SEPARATION TECHNOLOGY

    Chris Shaw

    Chris Shaw, Director, Centrilift

  • Why use an ESP in a subsea well?
  • What are the issues and what developments are underway to meet these?
  • Why consider DOWS in a subsea well?
  • What are the issues and the way forward?
  • Case Study of recent DOWS install
  • Conclusions
  • 16:20 Speaker Panel

    17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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