1: 30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. SESSION 6 - PROJECT EXECUTION / Moody Ballroom
Chair: Mark Zitterich, Chief Facilities Engineer & Director, Global Subsea Developments; Hess Corporation
Co-Chairs: Chris Egan, Program Technical Manager; TechnipFMC
Bruce Crager, Executive VP; Endeavor Management
Stampede - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Mark Tilley, Subsea Project Manager; Hess
This presentation will give an overview of the Stampede field development, some history, and timeline to get to first oil. It will then
focus on some lessons learnt on what went well and some of the challenges we faced during the execution.
Mark Tilley is a graduate from Brunel University in London; he began his career at JP Kenny, London in the early eighties and has since
gained over 35 years of experience in subsea pipelines and subsea facilities. Mark has managed SURF projects for numerous operators
including ConocoPhillips, Nexen, and most recently Hess. His career has taken him around the world and he’s worked all over Europe,
Egypt, and Australia before moving to Houston in 2013 where he became the Subsea Manager on the Stampede Development in the
Gulf of Mexico.
Subsea Solutions for Brownfield Tiebacks
Joseph Lewis, Subsea Engineer; Shell
In the current capex constrained environment, it has become increasingly important for operators to maximize the return on
investment from their existing assets. This presentation will take a closer look at recent work executed on the Perdido control system
and hydraulic distribution system where in challenging assumptions with our vendors the project was able to deliver fit-for-purpose
Joseph Lewis has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, and has worked with Shell for 4 years in the
Deepwater Brownfield Organization. Additionally, he has a previous background in entrepreneurial design work and small businesses
– bringing outside of the box thinking and cost challenging to his problem-solving approach. The projects he works with have funding
to installation timelines averages about 12 months, and he works with subsea systems spanning 20 years of Shell designs. All projects
revolve around small tie backs to planned and un-planned wells, and increasingly, system expansion beyond original design capacity.
Notable challenges have been cost awareness/reduction, challenging original design requirements, and accelerated procurement
Tamar Brownfield Expansion
Matthew Doan, Subsea Systems Engineer; Deep Trend, Inc.
In 2016, Noble Energy made the decision to expand the Tamar asset with the addition of the #8 well. Given the unique project
circumstances and the current market conditions, Noble proceeded with an atypical strategy for the Tamar #8 subsea infrastructure
design, construction, and commissioning. All scopes of the project were internally managed, but more uniquely were internally
executed. This presentation will discuss the project execution strategy.
Matt Doan has spent his 24-year career working on subsea hardware for deepwater systems. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University
with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. Matt began his career working for H.O. Mohr Research & Engineering. At MOHR,
he worked on deepwater field studies and subsea equipment qualification testing programs. It was at MOHR where he decided he
wanted to work more closely with the actual subsea hardware. Matt then joined Dril-Quip where he worked in Houston, Aberdeen, and
Singapore. At Dril-Quip, he worked on designs for subsea trees, subsea wellheads, premium casing connectors, mudline suspension
systems, and TLP & SPAR production and drilling riser systems. Matt was then hired as a subsea consultant by Mariner Energy to
assist with subsea hardware design and installation for Mariner Energy’s deepwater projects. In 2002, he started his own deepwater
engineering company called Deep Trend.