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Deep Dive - Tiebacks with Seafloor Pumping

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About the Event

Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Total Office in Paris, France

Attendance to Deep Dive Tiebacks with Seafloor Pumping will teach you everything you need to know before attending MPUR Europe September 6th, 2018.

"The Shift to Tiebacks and Seafloor Pumping for Deepwater Developments”  by Stuart L Scott

Reduced commodity prices are dramatically transforming development strategies for deepwater fields.  Over the past two years, project teams have seen many options to improve project economics eliminated.  The focus on value has pushed tieback and seafloor boosting to the forefront as the most effective means to achieve and sustain economic flow rates from new discoveries.  This workshop maps out the case for seafloor boosting as an enabling technology for tieback developments.  Tiebacks require different considerations than the hub-based seafloor boosting systems recently installed in the USA Gulf of Mexico and for mega project West Africa.  Current and emerging seafloor boosting products are detailed along with advantages offered by difference approaches to tieback seafloor multiphase boosting.   

This one-day workshop will focus on the various elements of subsea tieback architecture with an emphasis on clearing the Final Investment Decision. Attendees will learn about various subsea production schemes that meet near-term financial/production targets without sacrificing long-term viability.

While the long-term value of deepwater fields is well established, sanctioning of these projects in the current low-price environment is a challenge. Seabed boosting is emerging as an enabling technology; one that has matured to the point of being both affordable and reliable. When integrated with a subsea tieback completion, this system can liberate stranded fields by eliminating surface piercing structures and dramatically improving the economics of a project.

In some applications, this technology, introduced as part of an integrated system, can not only eliminate the need for a surface facility, but reduce the number of production wells being drilled. With the proper boosting system, early production can be regulated to ensure Capex recovery without risk to the formation or overall life of the field.

This Deep Dive Course will explore the various components of such a system and how they work together to improve overall recovery and reduce costs. Beyond the hardware and technology, this workshop will examine various development scenarios where a seabed booster system would impact the economics of a greenfield or redevelopment project.

Why Should I Attend?

Why leave deepwater discoveries untapped? This workshop presents an affordable option to bring stranded fields online now.

Taught by subject matter experts from both operator and supplier companies, this course will be presented with the aid of real-world examples. Learn how to extend the reach of subsea tiebacks and eliminate the need for additional HUB facilities without flow assurance issues, slugging or unscheduled shut-ins.

Subsea booster pumps are just one aspect of a complex subsea tieback design. Attendees will become familiar with the various components of such a system and how these components can be mixed and matched to address specific challenges. These challenges include lack of existing infrastructure, seabed terrain, flow composition and the possible need for intervention.

These various technical sessions will be grounded in case study presentations of high-profile multi-phase seabed boosting systems, demonstrating the evolution of this technology and its various applications.

Session topics include:

•Multiphase Flow/Pumping - grounding session on multiphase flow/slugging; contrasting available seafloor pumping technologies. Impact on well performance and EUR.
•Topside-less Options - overview of current and emerging options including ESPs, canned motors, subsea speed control and alternative barrier fluids
•Subsea System Decision Considerations - a systemic view of characteristics identification and attribute processing to build creative alternatives
•Development Parameters - seabed landscape, facilities alternatives and life cycle factors to optimize upon a solution selection; will cover geography, architecture and operations and surveillance.

Register to attend the workshop. Attendees will learn about various subsea production schemes that meet near-term financial/production targets without sacrificing long-term viability. High-pressure and high-temperature subsea boosting workshop. Enhance Ultimate Recovery from Reservoir with Lessons Learned and Emerging Technology shared by engineers in subsea pumping disciplinary teams.

Our Speakers

Dr. Stuart L. Scott - PetroleumETC
Dr. Scott is a well-known technical authority in the areas of artificial lift, multiphase pumping, and production engineering/operations. From 2008-2016, he managed the Shell Deepwater Artificial Lift Technology Program and served as the Artificial Lift / Pumping Principal Technical Expert (PTE) for Shell globally. Before coming to Shell, Scott held the Bethancourt Professorship of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, was a faculty member at Louisiana State University (LSU) and worked for Phillips Petroleum Company in a variety of roles. He holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering and a M.S. degree in Computer Science all from The University of Tulsa. Scott is a Distinguished Member of the SPE and an ASME Fellow. He also holds the ASME Worthington Medal for "eminent achievement in the evolving field of multiphase pumping.”

Arne B. Olsen – Global Account Manager, OneSubsea
Mechanical Engineer (MSC) degree from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology 1983. First working experience with Pusnes Marine & Offshore Services in Arendal Norway 1984 till 1985 Engaged by Framo Engineering in 1985 as subsea engineer, later as project manager and department manager for the subsea team. Joined sales in 2000 and has been engaged in roles as manager for different regions, like Europe & Middle East and later Eastern hemisphere. In OneSubsea I have been Global Sales Director for the Processing segment, Sales Director for ECR region for all OneSubsea products and now as Global Account Manager for Equinor & Total, still based in Bergen Norway.

Pierre-Jean Bibet -  Sr. Rotating Equipment engineer, Total E&P France (HOST & Chairman of MPUR Paris 2019)
Pierre-Jean is a senior rotating equipment Engineer at Total E&P in Paris, France, who has been working in the Rotating Machinery Department of the Technology Division since 2003. His work concentrates on all subsea boosting projects, following 22 years of professional experience with pumps, and he has specific expertise in multiphase Pumps (MPP).

Thomas Tauber - Product Manager, Voith
Over the past 10 years working for Voith Turbo in Crailsheim, Dr.-Ing. Thomas A. Täuber became a specialist for Power Transmission Systems based on the hydrodynamic principle in various applications. Today, he is the Product Manager for all industrial hydrodynamic torque converters, leading the development of the novel Subsea Torque Converter for seafloor pump drives. Thomas holds a Dipl.-Ing. in mechanical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Bochum and a Dr.-Ing. in automotive engineering from the University of Technology in Ilmenau.

Sven Olson - Former CEO of Leistritz Advanced Technologies corp.
Sven Olson is engaged as a Senior Consultant with Leistritz Advanced Technologies Corp., based in Allendale, NJ, in which company he previously served as the CEO. Before joining Leistritz in 1986, Olson spent most of his career in various positions within the Alfa Laval Group focusing on the IMO screw pump product line.

He was involved in the first introduction of Multiphase Pumps and other screw pump applications for the O&G industry. He is actively participating in applying and promoting multiphase pumping technology through organizations like SPE, MPUR and Hydraulic Institute and author of articles on multiphase pumping in several industry publications.

Olson holds a degree in process engineering and an MBA from the University of Lund in Sweden.

Marco Gabelloni - Aker Solutions
Marco Gabelloni is responsible for the Subsea Pump department in Aker Solutions, a top-tier supplier of products and services for the oil & gas industry. He is focused on providing high technology subsea processing solutions aiming at simplifying field developments, boosting outputs and increasing recovery rates.
Mr Gabelloni holds an Executive MBA from London Business School and a BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering from Pisa University, Italy. He has 12 years of experience in the oil & gas industry, mainly in product management, business development and technology development. Before joining Aker Solutions, Marco worked 5 years at GE Oil & Gas in the turbo machinery department.

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