SPE Offshore Europe Conference and Exhibition
03 November, 2013
Offshore Europe 2013 – Deep Water Zone
3-5 September 2013 Aberdeen, UK
Chairman: Dr Bob Allwood – Chief Executive, Society for Underwater Technology
Session 1: Emerging Technologies in the Subsea Sector
With the demand for oil and gas set to steadily increase, the ability to produce safely, efficiently and economically in increasingly deeper water depths and hostile geographical locations will depend on the development and utilisation of new technologies. However, it is well known that this industry (rightly) adopts a very conservative approach to new ideas.
This session identified the potential subsea prospects in the coming years, examining some of the new technologies close to being adopted and looked at the processes that need to be followed if these aims of safe, efficient and economic production are to be met.
Introduction to The Society for Underwater Technology – Support of students through its Educational Support Fund (ESF)
David Liddle, SUT Business Development Executive.
Global Subsea Prospects
Rod Westwood, Douglas-Westwood.
Qualification of Technology for Deepwater Application
Dr Caroline Roberts-Haritonov, Astrimar.
Pipe in Pipe and Key Subsea Technology
Mark Dixon, Director, Global Subsea Engineering, McDermott.
Enhanced Recovery and Optimisation offer Field Flexibility through Boosting and Processing
Tony Laing, One Subsea Processing Regional Manager.
Electrical Power Distribution and Control for Subsea Applications
Terence Hazel, Schneider Electric.
Session 2: West African Developments
West Africa has rapidly become one of the world’s most important regions for the production of oil and gas. It is estimated that it holds around 8% of the world’s reserves. With political turmoil in some of the recognised major producing areas of the world in recent years, it is not surprising that major importing countries have focused their attention on West Africa. With the participation of multinational companies being encouraged, the general high quality (high API) of oil in place and relatively low commercial costs, it is not surprising that this region is very attractive to foreign investment that has resulted in the rapid increases in productivity seen in recent years. This session provided an update of activity in this region.
Introduction to The Society for Underwater Technology
Support of students through its Educational Support Fund (ESF) – David Liddle, SUT Business Development Executive.
Total deep water adventure in West Africa: achievements and prospects
Fabrice Arnaud, TOTAL E&P.
Deepwater FPSO /Subsea Projects in Angola
David Brookes, Senior Consultant, BP UEC.
Jetting Conductor Pipe in Deepwater Ghana
Fraser Lawson, Tullow Ghana Ltd.
Boosting and Processing Systems applied in West Africa
Creating Value through Enhanced Recovery – Arne Olsen, OneSubsea Processing Sales Director.