4:00 P.M. – 5: 30 P.M. SESSION 3 - PROJECTS / Moody Ballroom
Chair: John Smiley, Senior Hardware Engineer, Deepwater Projects; Shell International E&P, Inc.
Co-Chairs: Randy Seehausen, Subsea Engineering Manager; INTECSEA
Jay Hursh, Vice President Business Development & Key Account Management; Aker Solutions
King Yellow - Competitively Scoped Umbilical for Expedited First Oil
Andrew Messieha, Subsea Brownfield Project Lead; Shell
King Yellow is a single well tie-in to the King field tying back to the Mars A platform. The premise of the project entering the Select
Phase was to install a new standard sized static umbilical to meet a 2030 end of field life requirement. During the Select Phase, the
team explored the most competitive umbilical option to accelerate schedule, reduce cost, and meet functional requirements. As a
result, the existing King umbilical was utilized to facilitate an expedited first oil, and a competitively scoped umbilical was installed
about 1 year later to meet end of field life requirements.
Andrew Messieha is a Subsea Brownfield Project Lead at Shell, leading multi-disciplined project teams to develop single well
brownfield tie-ins to existing Shell subsea fields. He has worked on numerous subsea developments in brownfield and greenfield,
both in discipline delivery and project management capacities. Before joining Shell in 2012, he worked at Marathon Oil as a Project
Engineer in downstream and upstream. Andrew holds a B.S. from Michigan State University.
Guyana Liza Phase 1 – A Challenging Lazy Wave Riser Design in Frontier Waters
Tyler Visco, Riser & Flowline Engineer; ExxonMobil
The 1st Development phase of the Liza Field, discovered in 2015, is comprised of 17 subsea wells tied-back via 6 steel lazy-wave
risers and flowlines to a spread-moored, tandem-offloaded Floating Production, Storage & Offloading (FPSO) Vessel. In 2015, this fast
tracked project began with a wide variety of development ideas aimed at achieving the primary goal of safely and swiftly bringing first-ever oil to the country of Guyana. During the accelerated Select and Define Phase, the project team, facing limited & evolving field
definition, weighed the various options and ultimately selected a robust final concept that included, what will become, an industry-first
steel lazy wave riser using continuous, straked buoyancy.
Tyler Visco is a Riser & Flowline Engineer working on Liza Phase 1 currently as the External Interface and Hang-off System Lead
focusing on interface management and Riser Flexible Joint/Basket delivery. In his time at ExxonMobil, he has worked on several
deepwater SURF projects including Kizomba, Julia, & Hadrian. Prior to joining ExxonMobil in 2010, he attended Rice University where
he earned his B.S. in Civil -Structural Engineering and occasionally served as “Sammy – The Owl”, the university mascot.
South Santa Cruz & Barataria Subsea Development
Peter Worman, Development Manager; Deep Gulf Energy
The South Santa Cruz and Barataria Subsea Development is a 2-well tie back to a floating facility, the Chevron Blind Faith semisubmersible. There were challenges to navigate throughout the execution phase of the project, including the coordination with
multiple host groups, platform weight and space constraints, implementation of company standardization plans, and cost and schedule
requirements. This presentation will discuss the challenges as well as the navigation through to a successful project completion.
Peter Worman is the Development Manager for Deep Gulf Energy III, LLC located in Houston. He has been directly engaged with
the subsea discipline for over 20 years in roles such as engineering, engineering management, business development, and project
management. In these positions, Pete has been a part of numerous subsea developments globally with companies such as Halliburton,
Cameron, Chevron, Oceaneering, McDermott, and now with Deep Gulf Energy.
5: 15 P.M. - 6: 45 P.M. EXHIBIT HALL NETWORKING RECEPTION