7:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M. DELEGATE BREAKFAST – Floral Ballroom
8:00 A.M. – 9: 30 A.M. SESSION 4 - LIFE OF FIELD LESSONS LEARNED / Moody Ballroom
Chair: Eric Hevle, Development & Production Manger GoM; Ecopetrol America, Inc.
Co-Chairs: Mike Ellis, VP of Subsea Projects; Oceaneering International, Inc.
Bobby Voss, Chief Consulting Engineer, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Topacio Manifold Repair & Flowline Hydrate Remediation
Cory Edds, Subsea Engineer; ExxonMobil
Dissimilar metal welds on a manifold failed, were clamped, and flowline hydrate remediation efforts are ongoing to restore production
from the failed manifold. This presentation will discuss the remediation efforts.
Cory Edds is a Subsea Engineer working for Mobil Equatorial Guinea Inc. (MEGI). He is currently working to reinstate production to the
Topacio HOST (manifold).
Dealing with Late Life Operations
Akshay Mohikar, Flow Assurance Engineer; BP
As a growing number of mature oil and gas field facilities approach the end of their design life, late-life management is critical to
ensure their continued safe and profitable operation, particularly in low oil price, high-operating cost environments. Given the number
of years that this asset has been in production, managing late life challenges has been fundamental to achieve acceptable operational
performance, maximize the potential of the facility and extend the economic viability of the asset. This presentation will highlight the
main strategies and upgrades that have been implemented in recent years to manage operational issues associated with a mature oil
field, as well as some of the lessons learned while dealing with declining production rates and changing fluid conditions.
Akshay Mohikar currently works as Flow Assurance engineer for BP. He is part of the Flow Assurance team that supports GoM assets.
Leak Detection in GoM Deepwater Subsea Production Systems Using Conditional Rate of Change
Han Hsien Seah, Leak Detection Program Manager; Shell
Subsea leak detection in multiphase systems is challenging due to the complex PVT behavior, and very limited installed base of subsea
flowmeters at many legacy subsea fields. Conditional Rate of Change (C-RoC) was developed to enable rapid and reliable detection of
large leaks using existing pressure sensor data, in combination with smart logics. The leak signature is filtered from multiple pressure
data streams throughout the subsea field, and will raises an operator alarm and/or automatically initiate a field shutdown if warranted.
This presentation will discuss this simple and effective solution for enabling rapid and reliable rupture detection on most, if not all,
subsea production systems.
Han Hsien Seah is the Leak Detection Program Manager for Shell’s GoM Upstream Deepwater organization.
9: 30 A.M. – 10: 30 A.M. COFFEE BREAK – Exhibit Hall
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018