his two day event with 31 speakers - operators, regulators, contractors and consultants - met to address FPSO issues on the "state of the industry" and "what's next", prompted by the US regulators' approval of FPSOs for GOM several months earlier.
Sponsored by seven (7) industry organizations and held before an audience of 186, multiple discussion panels and debates with the audience explored paths ahead in GOM and worldwide. Presentations were available online via SPE for several months only and have been re-assembled here with the authors' consent.
|Day One - Tuesday 24 September 2002|
|7:30||Register, Gather, Continental Breakfast|
|8:30||Welcome, Introduction to Workshop - Peter Lovie|
|Why are we here? Objectives, the seven (7) Participating Organizations
|9:20||Update, Relationship to Other Regulatory Processes - Jim Grant MMS
Update, Relationship to Other Regulatory Processes - Mark Prescott, USCG
|Typical FPSO Operators' Requirements OUTSIDE GOM
[Moderator: Steve Balint, FPSO Research Forum]
|10:25||Oil Co. Owner & User of FPSOs - Round Table Discussion:
Dave Edwards, Shell; Marco Maddelena, Petrobras; Mark Buetzow, ChevronTexaco; Mitch Winkler, Shell; Ben Thurmond, BP
Contractor Owner of FPSOs - Round Table Discussion:
John Lane, Modec; John Spittal, PGS; Allan Millmaker, Bluewater; Rob Mountjoy, BMImodco
World's Top Three Priorities for Best Practices in FPSO Design, Operation, Safety and Regulatory Approval - FPSO Research Forum Johan Wichers, Marin; Steve Balint, Shell
|Typical Operators´ Requirements for FPSOs for GoM
[Moderator: Allen Verret, Offshore Operators´ Committee]
|1:55||Economics Issues for FPSOs in GoM: What´s Different?
Rick Meyer & Mitch Winkler,
Shell Exploration & Production Company
Typical Performance Expectations - Carl-Arne Carlsen,
Det Norske Veritas
Typical Operating & Safety Needs - Wanda Parker, Deepstar 6100
|4:15||Expected Operating Procedures for FPSO / Shuttle Vessel Operations
Tricia Clark, API Shuttle Vessel Task Force
GoM´s Top Three Priorities for Best Practices in FPSO Design,
Operation, Safety and Regulatory Approval
Bill Sember, American Bureau of Shipping
|Closing Statement – Issues to Ponder for Tomorrow|
|5.35||Steve Balint & Allen Verret|
|5.50||Workshop Close – Day One - Peter Lovie|
Day Two - Wednesday 25 September 2002
|8:30||Recap on Day One, Objectives in Day Two - Peter Lovie|
|Town Hall Meeting: Brief Presentations on Future Needs by Attendees
[Moderators: Peter Lovie, S P E; Adrian Macmillan & Johan Wichers, FPSO Research Forum]
|8:40||Generally 5 minutes talk perhaps with 1-3 slides, 5 minutes discussion,
from each of five (5) attendees pre-selected from their questions asked
on the sign up form.
Input is solicited from attendees in advance of workshop via completion of a website form asking for outlines of issues believed 3 most important. Idea is that unknown concerns in the FPSO community are brought into the open, whether they can be dismissed easily, or may need more study. Becomes an opportunity for individuals and companies to express views and debate them with the attendees. Contributors included: Bill Daughdrill, Arun Duggal, Ian Whitby.
|Where do the shuttle vessels come from? What requirements apply?
How can they compete with established pipeline networks?
[Moderator: Mark Buetzow, API Shuttle Vessel Task Force]
|9:35||Established GoM Environmental & Reliability Performance v. Shuttle
Skip Ward, Offshore Technology Research Center
Pipeline Infrastructure, Economics, Risks for GoM v. Shuttle Tankers
Terry Stock, Callon Petroleum Company
|10:35||Adaptation of Existing North Sea Shuttle Tankers & Practices to GoM
Stein Rynning, Navion ASA
Commonality of GoM Lightering
John Ellis, Skaugen PetroTrans Inc.
A New Venture in the U.S. Market
Chuck Steube, Seahorse Shuttling & Technology LLC
|Time for the Practical Stuff: How do we now obtain one of these FPSOs for GoM?
[Moderator: Peter Lovie, Society of Petroleum Engineers]
|1:30||What does it take to get started? How long? GoM challenges in the
regulatory approval process? Then the bidding process? Getting the
design and execution plan right?
Discussion Panel: Jim Grant, Mark Prescott, Allen Verret, David Saylor, George Rodenbusch, Shell
An oil company´s viewpoint on the process of acquiring an FPSO
Marco Maddalena, Petrobras
The Commercial Side - lease or buy an FPSO? Existing or Newbuild?
Per Bergstol, Fearnley Offshore (now at BOA Offshore)
|3:50||The FPSO Contractor Solution - Rob Mountjoy, SBMImodco
The Engineering & Construction Contractor Solution
Jan Wagner, Fluor Corporation
|Where Now? Conclusions from Industry Leaders in Sponsoring Organizations:|
|5:00||Deepstar - David Saylor, Unocal
FPSO Research Forum - Steve Balint, Shell
Minerals Management Service - Jim Grant, M M S
Offshore Operators Committee - Allen Verret, Murphy O&G
API Shuttle Vessel Task Force - Tricia Clark, Skaugen PetroTrans
Society of Petroleum Engineers - Peter Lovie, American Shuttle Tankers
U.S. Coast Guard - Mark Prescott, U S C G
|5:30||Workshop Close - Peter Lovie|
Workshop Steering Committee
|Steve Balint||Shell Intl. Exp. & Prod.
|FPSO Research Forum||Chair of F R F / Content|
|Tricia Clark||Skaugen PetroTrans, Inc
|API Shuttle Vessel Task Force||Content/Shuttle Vessel Segment|
|Jim Grant||Minerals Management Service,
|Minerals Mgmt. Service||Regulators´ Perspective|
|Hugh Kirkpatrick||Kirkpatrick Consulting
|Society of Petrol. Engineers||Treasurer / Arrangements|
|Peter Lovie||American Shuttle Tankers
|Society of Petrol. Engineers||Chair/Organizer Content Lead|
|Adrian MacMillan||Det Norske Veritas
|FPSO Research Forum||F R F Content|
|Rick Meyer||Shell Expl. & Prod. Co.
|API Shuttle Vessel Task Force||Shuttle Vessel related content|
|Mark Prescott||U.S. Coast Guard
|U.S. Coast Guard||Regulators´ Perspective|
|David Saylor||Unocal Deepwater USA
|Deepstar 6100 Committee||FPSOs/Technical Content|
|Allen Verret||Murphy Expl. & Prod.
|Offshore Operators Committee||Exec. Dir, OOC Regulatory|
|Bill Westcott||Subsea 7 / Halliburton
|Society of Petrol. Engineers||Marketing Lead|
|Johan Wichers||Marin USA Inc.
|FPSO Research Forum||F R F Content|