12:00 P.M. – 1: 30 P.M . LUNCH – Floral Ballroom
1: 30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. SESSION 2 - SUBSEA CONCEPT SELECTION / Moody Ballroom
Chair: John Fitzgerald, Director of Sales & Marketing; Universal Subsea
Co-Chairs: Eric Stutes, Sr. Staff Facilities Engineer; Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
Mark Carter, Vice President, Integrated Solutions; OneSubsea
Competitively Scoping the Kaikias Project
Russell Hamerski, Subsea Engineer; Shell
This presentation will provide an overview of how the competitive scoping process was applied to the Kaikias project, enabling the
project team to transform the subsea scope and reduce the associated subsea capex by over 40%. Kaikias is a Shell subsea tieback in
the Gulf of Mexico, currently in the execution phase with first oil targeted for 2018.
Russell Hamerski is a Subsea Engineer who has been working for Shell since 2015 after graduating from Florida State University with a
degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is the Subsea Hardware Lead for the Kaikias project.
Subsea Concept Development for the Sea Lion Phase 1 Development Project
David Hartell, Sr. Development Manager; Premier Oil
This project is in the Define Phase and has involved successful collaboration between multiple contractors and suppliers in order to
reduce break even life cycle costs. From the end of Concept Select up through Define project phases, the business case for the project
has been improved by a collaborative focus on value opportunities and risk mitigations. A key aspect of subsea project cost reduction
has been how the subsea details and architecture were developed to facilitate installability. For this project in a very remote location,
transporting and installing the subsea facilities is a significant challenge considering the logistical constraints along with simultaneous
David Hartell has extensive onshore and offshore oil and gas developments experience including facilities engineering, construction,
installation, project management, and production operations. His developments experience ranged from onshore remote locations
to offshore deepwater locations. He has been responsible for managing subsurface asset, drilling and completion, and production
operations teams. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Neptun Deep Concept Select
Ruth Vargo, Technical Manager, Neptun Deep Project; ExxonMobil
The Neptun Deep (ND) project is an ExxonMobil offshore development in the Black Sea, Romania, and is currently in the define phase.
The presentation will give an overview of how the concept select process was applied to ND enabling application of new technology,
significant cost savings, and ultimately an economic project.
Ruth Vargo is the Technical Manager for ExxonMobil’s Neptun Deep project in Romania. She received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from
the United States Military Academy at West Point and has 14 years of project management experience. Her specific areas of expertise
are operations integrity and project execution. Ruth has had a variety of international project experience including locations such as
Germany, Iraq, Pakistan, Russia, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, and Romania. In her current role, she manages the concept selection process for
the project, interface management, partner relations, and local content strategy.
3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. COFFEE BREAK – Exhibit Hall