Hosted by the Underwater Technology Foundation
GLOBAL SUBSEA CHALLENGES
– managing the old and the new
Bergen, Norway 19 – 20 June 2013 Main Sponsors:
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UTF welcomes you to the 19th Underwater Technology Conference The theme of this year’s conference ’Global Subsea Challenges – Managing the old and the new’ acknowledges that our industry faces challenges in future and takes us one step further towards the full subsea factory. Last year we discussed topics regarding the record high marked growth setting a strain on already stretched resources. As a result of this discussion the Underwater Technology Foundation, as organiser of the UTC, has commissioned a report to examine these issues to find out how stretched the industry are based on the industry need worldwide. We believe that this year’s conference is the best ever based on the record high abstracts received and the quality of the presentations. The Bergen region is at the forefront globally in terms of operation and development of subsea technology, and it is the operational centre for a large number of the world’s some 4500 subsea wells. The UTF is an independent entity aspiring to provide more insight into the subsea industry in our region. This is something the foundation will achieve through conferences such as UTC which features an exhibition open to everyone interested in learning more about subsea. In addition the foundation contributes to research and training at university level. Welcome to Bergen and welcome to UTC 2013! On behalf of UTF Jarle Daae Chairman of the board, UTF
Greetings from the Programme Committee For the third consecutive time it is my pleasure, as chair of the UTC 2013 programme committee, to wish you welcome to the oldest and best subsea conference in the world. As in previous years, the program committee has set a theme “Global subsea challenges – managing the old and the new”. It is a challenge for operators and suppliers in our industry to connect new and innovative solutions to ageing infrastructure and installations. The challenge is most likely to grow as even more subsea tiebacks are installed, equipment gets refurbished, control systems is modified and updated, and a new generation of people coming in to the industry shall relate to and understand technology developed before they were born. The UTC 2013 programme is designed to highlight some crucial industry challenges, and to provide some valid answers. Our two panel discussions will definitely be interesting. So will listening to the thoughts of Kristian Siem from Subsea 7 and Rod Christie of GE, kicking off the conference with keynote presentations. We have a treat for all participants. For instance, do you like the taste of something new? Getting to know OneSubsea should be something worth spending some time on. In addition, the Underwater Technology Foundation have funded a study on the (lack of) qualified people
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issue in our industry. This will be a global study documenting global status, as well as pointing to possible solutions and listing the most important training/education facilities for our branch. The complete report will be distributed to all conference participants. One of UTC’s characteristics has been the parallel sessions for technical presentations. The programme committee received a record number of papers for the conference. Thus, we have increased the number of parallel sessions from 3 to 4 and the number of presentations from 30 to 44. One of the things that make UTC special is all the social networking arenas. Again you will be able to attend a field trip or a golf tournament, icebreaker and the conference banquet. Meet your colleagues, discuss with your peers and socialize with subsea industry representatives in an environment unmatched by others. I welcome you all to UTC 2013 Trond Olsen Chair UTC 2013 Program Committee CEO NCE Subsea
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Conference information Dates 18 June: Field trip, UTC Invitational Golf Tournament and Icebreaker 19 June: Conference and Exhibition, Official Reception, Banquet Dinner 20 June: Conference and Exhibition
Conference fee NOK 9.450 ($1.660 - March 2013) + 25% VAT (by Norwegian regulations)
Included in the conference fee • Participation at the conference both days • Access to download the conference presentations after the conference – including the Global Subsea Market Outlook presentation • The Rystad Energy analysis on the people issue • Lunches and refreshments • Field trip to CCB or UTC Invitational Golf Tournament • Icebreaker event at Fløyen • Official Reception by the City of Bergen - in the exhibition hall • Conference Banquet (Specified registration is required for attendance at the social events)
Accommodation To ensure accommodation for our delegates and speakers we have pre-ordered a large number of rooms at hotels in walking distance from the conference venue. Please make hotel reservations when you register for the conference. After 1 May we cannot guarantee the availability of rooms. All prices are per room per night incl. breakfast and VAT. Please settle your bill at departure Clarion Hotel Admiral
Comfort Hotel Bergen
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Scandic Hotel Neptun
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Double rooms are available on request.
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Registration at www.utc.no Cancellations
Payment by invoice: Many companies require a purchase order and a specified invoice address to receive an invoice. If this is applicable for your company, please contact the organizer. You will receive a “prepaid reference number” needed for your registration.
Cancellations must be received in writing by 17 May 2013 and will be subject to a cancellation fee of NOK 1000,- unless a substitute delegate is offered. After this date, the full registration fee will apply; however, substitutions will be accepted.
25% VAT will be added to the invoice in accordance with Norwegian tax regulations
Substitution for registered delegates may be made at any time prior to the conference, but we would appreciate prior notification. All cancellations and substitutions must be in writing.
Airport and transportation
Bergen Airport Flesland There will be buses to the airport after the conference 20 June, free of charge to conference delegates.
Conference venue Grieghallen Edvard Griegsplass 1 NO-5015 Bergen, Norway
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Going places without leaving This is my story
Rolv Ravn Waldeland, Engineering Department Manager
After joining the company as a fresh engineer in 1989 my career has taken me places I could only dream of in a professional sense – without having to change employer! Now as Engineering Department Manager an important part of my role is to spot the talent in others and team them up with the right people, in order to solve our day-to-day challenges. That is of course what project organisations are all about. I think that if you enter the Subsea 7 “universe”, you’ll be overwhelmed by all your opportunities! That’s Being 7 Read more about available positions on: www.subsea7.com/careers Visit us at UTC, Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway. 19-20 June 2013, Stand 1.
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Bergen is not only a beautiful city and a gateway to some of the most impressive natural wonders of the world, the great fjords. It is also one of the major subsea cities in the world. A huge proportion of the world’s some 4500 subsea wells are operated by specialists based in Bergen. The region is at the forefront in areas such as operation, maintenance and modification as well as supply of innovative and technical advanced products. Strong contributor Statoil is one of the companies with a strong presence in this region. The company has clear targets for its underwater operations, and expects to realise its vision of subsea factories within 2020. Without strong contributions from companies in the Bergen region, such a bold vision would not be attainable. Moving boundaries For Norway the sector is of fundamental strategic significance. It represents one of the few industry clusters of global and world-leading standard. The industry will be one of the sectors propelling, not only Norway, but also rest of the world, into the future. Technological boundaries are being moved, and the new, innovative solutions can be used in a wide range of other sectors and areas. It comes without saying that the technological development in this sector is crucial.
WELCOME TO BERGEN Region of excellence Bergen, and Hordaland county as a whole, is a very significant energy region A region whose contributors have played a crucial role in the development of the history of the Norwegian oil and gas industry from the start. They will continue to build on this strong foundation with new developments and services for the industry both nationally and internationally.
Hans Jørgen Brun ©
Welcome to Bergen, the gateway to the fjords, and the subsea capital of the world
We notice that the oil companies work closely with exploration and research enterprises and, not least, with supplier companies.
This cooperation has resulted in technological innovations and advancements in relation to business, production, maintenance and modifications and, not least, in the marine technology field. This development has not only generated success and positive regional and national growth; it has also placed Norway on the international petroleum map to a large extent. Bergen, the city between the seven mountains, was founded by Olav Kyrre in 1070. Bergen, which has about 260,000 residents, is Norway’s second largest city. Bergen occupies a favourable position as a communication node, and its nickname, the Fjord Capital, indicates its significance as the gateway to the fjord districts. Bergen’s university, colleges and various sporting and cultural institutions contribute to its image as the educational and cultural heart of Western Norway. A number of attractions and events make the city a popular tourist destination. We invite all of our guests to take advantage of what the city has to offer in order to make their stay in Bergen inspirational and unforgettable. As mayor, I am pleased to wish UTC 2013 good luck with the event, and to express my gratitude that Bergen will host so many dedicated UTC delegates for the 19th time. Welcome to Bergen!
TRUDE DREVLAND MAYOR OF BERGEN
Welcome to the factory floor Subsea production and processing systems
You are looking at the ‘subsea factory’ – oil and gas production facilities located directly on the seabed. It’s an ingenious response to today’s challenges of declining reservoir pressures and longer step-outs, and the next frontier in offshore engineering. Operating 24/7, it’s a factory that runs continually throughout the life of the field, making long-term reliability and maintainability a critical part of every subsea component. Today only Aker Solutions offers the right subsea technology portfolio, multidisciplinary knowledge and large-scale project experience required to build, run and
maintain a production system on the seafloor. We are making the subsea factory vision a welcome reality. As a proud sponsor of the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) 2013, Aker Solutions will be showcasing their technologies throughout the event at stand 4. We look forward to seeing you there.
Longer, deeper, colder Through innovative thinking and collaboration with partners and suppliers, we aim to increase recovery from existing fields and develop the elements required for a subsea factory by 2020 to realise business opportunities. For 40 years, weâ€™ve developed pioneering technology that allows us to work safely and successfully further from shore, at even greater depths and in even harsher environments. As new energy reserves are discovered in the planetâ€™s most inaccessible regions, we dare to go longer, deeper, colder.
UTF - a promoter of knowledge The Underwater Technology Foundation (UTF) is a non-commercial entity with an overall objective to promote increased knowledge of the subsea sector. The UTF was established in 1982, two years after the first Underwater Technology Conference. At the time, the subsea industry was in its infancy, and the foundation was the first in the world to put on a conference with sole focus on this sector. Ever since the first UTC in 1980, the conference has been a regular event in Bergen. The conference attracts over 700 participants annually. New technology is presented, challenges are discussed and UTF is the host and organiser. The Bergen region is at the forefront globally in terms of operation and development of subsea technology, and it is the operational centre for a large number of the world’s some 4500 subsea wells. The UTF is an independent entity aspiring to provide more insight into the subsea industry in our region. This is something the foundation will achieve through conferences such as UTC which features an exhibition open to everyone interested in learning more about subsea. In addition the foundation contributes to research and training at university level. To fulfil the latter the foundation offers a grant available to applicants in need of financial support for a subsea related research or training project. The foundation would like to see more applicants for the grant, and encourages anyone with a relevant project to apply. Read more at: www.utf.no
Member organizations of the UTF are: Aker Solutions • Statoil • NUI • DNV CMR • Sparebanken Vest • Bergen kommune
Jarle Daae, Aker Solutions - Chairman Board UTF, Hans Erik Berge, DNV, Sonia Faaland, CMR, Tor Willgohs Knudsen, Statoil, Vidar Fondevik, NUI
PROGRAMME COMMITTEE Trond Olsen (Chair) Committee Chair and CEO Norwegian Center of Expertice Subsea Trond Olsen has a varied background from positions in public and private business sector. He spent 15 years in the Navy in operational and project administrative positions. In the private business sector he has been employed by small and medium sized enterprises, among them as Operations Manager for a subsea company, as well as being the manager and owner of his consultancy company. Trond is graduated from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, and holds a masters degree in Management from the Norwegian School of Management (BI). Since 2006 he has been the General Manager of one of twelve Norwegian Centers of Expertise (NCE) projects in Norway, NCE Subsea – the cluster facilitator for the subsea industry in the Bergen area.
Magne Husebø Technology Director, Christian Michelsen Research Magne Husebø has a background from various positions related to process diagnostics and industrial instrumentation technology, after completing an automation engineering Bachelor degree in 1988. From 2001 he was managing business development of subsea and topside instrumentation systems for UK-based Tracerco in Norway, from 2004 holding the General Manager position for Norway and North Europe at a later stage. From 2011 Magne Husebø was appointed Technology Director, CMR Instrumentation at Bergen-based technology institute Christian Michelsen Research AS. As part of this role, Magne has in 2011-12 been responsible for the establishment of UPTIME Centre of Competence, the Bergen region maritime and offshore operations and maintenance competence centre.
SJUR LOTHE Diving Manager, Technip Sjur has been a Navy Clearance Diver from 1971, and has been in offshore related work since 1975. He has been with Technip Norge AS since 2003, with responsibility for developing technology and procedures for diving in Norway. Prior to Technip, Sjur gained varied experience from different companies and regions, most recently the Middle East. He has also worked extensively in the Far East. He holds a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Oslo (awarded 1978). During his career in the offshore industry, he has covered positions as diver, supervisor and superintendent, operations manager and lead engineer in Hydro and Elf, in addition to working within HSEQ as QA auditor and HSEQ manager in various projects. He also has a background as project manager in various companies.
Tonje Dahl Marketing & Communications Manager, ClampOn Tonje has been with ClampOn since 1997 and has been a vital part of the company’s marketing strategies and activities. She graduated from the University of Stavanger with a bachelor degree in business administration, with a specialisation in export marketing. Tonje has been a volunteer on the Board of SPE Bergen Section for several years and in June 2012 was elected as Chairman of the SPE Bergen Section Board. Over the years, she has gained extensive knowledge of instrumentation, and subsea instrumentation in particular.
nils arne sølvik Sales Manager PSS, WH, Framo Engineering Nils Arne graduated with a Master of Science in Electrical Power Engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in 1991. He started his career as a consultant for Norwegian contractors in the area of large concrete platforms, such as Sleipner, Draugen, Troll A and Heidrun. In 1994, he joined ABB as a technical trainee and after several periods with different ABB companies, he joined ABB Corporate Research and became involved in subsea processing and power distribution development programs. In 1997, he joined ABB Offshore Technology AS as a project manager and later became department manager before, in 2001, going on to become Sales Manager, Subsea Processing for ABB Offshore Systems Inc. in Houston. He joined Framo Engineering AS in 2003, where he presently holds the position of sales manager, Pumps & Subsea Systems, Western Hemisphere.
Bård Espelid Head of Department, DNV Bård Espelid holds a M.Sc. in electrochemistry from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU). He has been working for DNV within materials technology and integrity management the last 32 years. Today he holds a position as business development leader within “Subsea and Wells”. In DNV he also execute the role as customer service manager for some prioritized customers. The last years Espelid has been especially involved in DNV services related to re-certification of well control equipment. Bård Espelid is an active member of different national and international corrosion societies.
Simon davies Project Manager, Technology, Statoil Simon Davies has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University. He has worked in the industry for 30 years, and has managed a range of research & development, technology & intellectual property management and technology strategy projects. He has worked on the development and design of systems for production separation, water management, gas processing and subsea processing. Since moving to Norway in 1993, Simon has held various management and staff positions in Kvaerner, Aker Kvaerner, Norsk Hydro, Norske Shell and, since 2009, Statoil.
Kennteh Olsvik Head of Subsea Products, Senior Vice President, Siemens Kenneth Olsvik has a varied background from different positions in the oil & Gas business. He has been working with Product development, Sales and Management. During this period of almost 25 years he have gained international experience from working and living both in the US and Asia. Before joining Siemens as Head of Subsea Products, he worked as Managing Director in Bennex. Before that he was Deputy Managing Director in Roxar, responsible for all subsea and topside Products. Kenneth graduated Master of Science in Petroleum Technology at Rogaland University, Stavanger Norway in 1987.
Terje clausen Business Development Director, Subsea 7 Terje holds a MSc in Marine Technology from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU), specializing in Marine Hydrodynamics and Marine Operations. He has over 20 years experience within the offshore industry, within marine operations, pipelines, mooring, deepwater risers systems and field development, The last 10 years he held several management roles in Subsea 7 within Technology & Business Development. He was previously employed by Aker, DNV, Global Maritime and Brown & Root.
marcus furuholmen Manager Applications Development, New Service Technologies, Aker Subsea Marcus holds a M.Sc from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in the field of Product Design Engineering and a Ph.D from the Univeristy of Oslo in the field of Machine Learning. He started his career in 2003, having various positions in product development consultancies in Norway and abroad. He has been with Aker Subsea since 2006 where he has been working with Concepts & Studies, Technology Strategy, and Business Development. Marcus currently works as a Manager for Applications Development in New Service Technologies at Aker Subsea.
torolf f. hæhre Subsea Team Lead, Shell Technology Norway Torolf graduated as a Master of Science in Civil & Structural Engineering (1974) from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He has extensive experience in offshore and subsea field developments since 1980. He joined Shell in 1989 and was leading the Draugen Subsea Facilities EPC contract from 1990 – 94.Therafter he worked as Operations Manager in Rockwater before he again joined Shell in 1996 as the Shell representative on the Technology Agreement between Kongsberg Offshore (now FMC), Statoil, Elf, Mobil and Shell. During 1998-2001 he was responsible for the deepwater manifold and tie-in systems on the Shell Philippines Malampaya development and he was working on the Sakhalin II development project from 20012003. Since 2003 he has been working with Shell Technology Norway.
ove jahnsen Manager Sales & Market Subsea Process ER , FMC Technology Ove Jahnsen graduated from technical University in Trondheim in 1981 with an MSc degree in hydrodynamics. More than twenty nine years of experience within the offshore industry including various large offshore projects, more than 10 years in subsea systems in addition to worldwide heavy lift operations, offshore operations, conversion of FPSO’s and Subsea Processing Projects. Currently working for FMC Technologies in Norway and holds the position of Manager Early Phase and Market within the Subsea Process Systems.
Tor Willgohs Knudsen Senior Advisor Subsea Technology, Statoil and member of the UTF board Tor Willgohs Knudsen graduated with a Master of Science in Mechanical and Petroleum Engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in 1981. He also holds a bachelor degree in Business Economics from The Norwegian Business School. He started his career as Petroleum Engineer for Statoil in 1981 and was Subsea Completion- and Production Operation Manager for Statoils first producers and injector during 1985-87. Tor has managed Subsea Pool and various subsea modification projects for more than 10 years and contributed to develop the Statoil operated Subsea Pool and subsea base operations & services in Norway. He has been on international assignments to Exxon for two years as Field Engineer in East Texas and two years in the BP/Statoil Alliance UK working with field developments in the Caspian area. During 1994-2000 he was Project Manager for the Gullfaks South and Rimfaks Satellite developments. During 2007-2012 Project Manager for the Gullfaks Subsea Compression Project. Tor presently holds a Sr. Advisor Position and Technical Manager Position in Statoil Technology and Projects.
Per Arild Nesje Business Area Director, Special Solutions, Kongsberg Nemo Per Arild currently works as Director for the Business Area Special Solutions at Kongsberg Nemo AS in Oslo, Norway. He was one of the founders of Nemo Engineering AS back in 1989. The company changed name to Kongsberg Nemo AS in January 2013. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England from 1982. His entire career has been devoted to pipeline and subsea design, and development and delivery of subsea equipment and tooling for temporary and permanent use. Today his field of responsibility within Nemo cover business development and special responsibilities for repair tools and systems; modifications to subsea pipelines and structures; intervention and handling systems; and development of special products to cover challenges and requirements subsea in a new and/or improved manner.
Tove ormevik Site Manager/OIM Skarv FPSO, BP Norway Tove graduated as a Master of Science in Marine Technology from NTNU in 1995. She started her carrier in Odfjell Drilling managing projects related to upgrading of drilling equipment on drilling rigs and fixed installations. In 1999 she joined Statoil at Kollsnes Gas Plant where she had various manager positions, both within project- and line management and finally as Technical Manager. From 2003 she got involved in subsea technology in Statoil as Sector Manager for Subsea Equipments and Service Contracts based at Ågotnes, a position she held for three years until she was appointed Platform Manager for the Åsgard field. She joined BP in 2010 as Offshore Installation Manager for the Skarv FPSO where she has followed up completion of the Skarv FPSO at the Samsung Yard in South Korea, tow to Norway and mooring and installation of the FPSO and the subsea plant. Tove has also been closely involved in the establishing of NCE Subsea, and is now chairman of the board.
gert juel rasmussen Commercial Manager, DOF Subsea Gert graduated from the University of Aarhus, Denmark in 1987 with a Master of Science in Geology and Geophysics. After three years work at the Geotechnical Institute (GEO) in Denmark, he started his offshore career as a geophysicist with Stolt-Nielsen Seaway in Haugesund, Norway. Gert was grounded to take on responsibility for various onshore positions as Reporting Manager, Survey R&D Coordinator, Project Manager and Marketing & Tendering Manager for the survey activities in Stolt Offshore/Acergy. Since 2011 he has been working for DOF Subsea as Commercial Manager with responsibility for sales in the Atlantic Region.
preben strøm Chairman, Space & Energy Preben graduated from the University in Stavanger in 1996 and got a Master of Management program from BI in Financial Strategy. He`s got extensive experience in business development and sales/ marketing from various industries. For the last 5 years he has been working with business development for Oceaneering Norway, a subsea technology company. He currently lives in London where he takes his Executive MBA degree at Imperial College London Business School. He is Chairman for Space & Energy, an international network for technology transfer and innovation.
hans kristian sundt Product Manager Subsea Boosting & Compression, GE Oil & Gas Hans Kristian graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2000 with a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering. He has more than 10 years of experience within technology development and sales in the oil and gas industry. He started his career as a topside process engineer and has since followed new products from the initial idea, through the development and finally to the market. In 2008 he left dry land and joined the subsea community. Hans Kristian currently works with GE Oil & Gas as Product Manager for Subsea Processing.
Odd tjelta Principal Engineer, Field Development, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) Odd Tjelta holds a bachelor degree (B.Sc) in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Stavanger/ Rogaland Regional College (1978 – 1981). He has close to 30 years experience in the oil industry. He started his career with Halliburton and has background from various management positions related to operations, technology, sales and marketing. His last position with Halliburton was Senior Global Account Manager within Business Development. From 2001 to 2008 he was Vice President, Global Sales with Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA ( EMGS) which is a market leader of a new service category within the exploration sector. He joined Norwegian Petroleum Directorate in 2008 where he presently holds the position as Principal Engineer within the area of Field Development.
Tobias voelkel Engineering Manager – Early Engineering, Cameron Tobias Voelkel holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany. Tobias is working on Subsea Production Systems since 2005 when he joined Cameron as product design engineer. Filling various positions within the subsea control products he held the position of Engineering Product Manager – Instrumentation from 2008 to 2011. He was responsible for the electrical and fibre optic scope of work in subsea controls ranging from electrical distribution over the subsea electronics within SCMs to the subsea sensors and instrumentation. Since 2011 Tobias has been working as Engineering Manager in Cameron’s Early Engineering and Engagement department in the Subsea Division being involved in pre-tender technical business development.
Discover the truth about the sector’s need for personnel at the UTC It is said that the subsea industry’s demand for qualified personnel is insatiable. But how great is this need, and is it the same the world over? At this year’s Underwater Technology Conference you will get the answer. -The desperate demand for qualified manpower in the subsea industry is on everyone’s lips, but we are yet to see this assertion properly documented. Is there really an insatiable demand for personnel? This is the question asked by Trond Olsen, head of the UTC Program Committee. If this claim has any merit, what type of personnel is required and with what type of background, where in the world are they needed and, last but not least, where can such qualified manpower be found? -These are question we do not have an answer to yet. The opinions are many, but facts are very few, says Olsen. Global report In other words, personnel and recruitment are areas raising a number of questions. As a result, the Underwater Technology Foundation, the organiser of the UTC, has commissioned a report to examine these issues. - Rystad Energy, a speaker at the conference for many years, is preparing a report featuring an analysis of personnel requirements and recruitment challenges in the various subsea clusters worldwide, says Olsen. Countries of focus are Norway, Brazil, Angola, Nigeria, USA, Great Britain, Malaysia, Australia, India, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Italy and France. The aim is to provide an overview of the number of people working in the various clusters, the global demand for qualified personnel and the type of personnel needed. - Finally, an attempt will be made to provide some answers to where available and qualified personnel can be found. This report will be presented, and also distributed, to participants at this year’s Underwater Technology Conference, and will be an important tool for companies in their recruitment process. The report is based on extensive research, and will be of great use to UTC participants and their companies, says Olsen.
Regional differences Rystad Energy is already well underway with this project. Nils-Henrik Bjurstrøm, Senior Project Manager, highlights the extensive work involved. - Large amounts of data have to be obtained. The whole point of the report is to provide conclusions based on facts, not opinions, says Bjurstrøm. Major efforts are being made to obtain the relevant information from all the various clusters. The data of most interest are the number of employees with subsea expertise and the profile of those working in the subsea sector, i.e. education, age, gender and nationality. This will then be compared with investment prognoses for the industry in order to get an idea of current and future demand. - The work is time-consuming and has, on occasion, proved challenging. Not everyone is interested in sharing this information with us, says Bjurstrøm. However, a difference between regions and clusters has already been established. - Some clusters seem to have taken the recruitment issue very seriously and have actively focused on finding local solutions, whereas in other clusters the challenges have not been addressed. Various global solutions have also been identified. All this will be discussed in the report handed out to anyone visiting the UTC, says Bjurstrøm.
Nils-Henrik Bjurstrøm, Rystad Energy
The most important meeting point in the subsea industry? Organisers will claim that the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) is among the key subsea events in the world. But how do participants view the conference? - For Statoil, being present at the UTC is crucial. The conference is a very important forum for the subsea industry, says Roald Sirevaag, Vice President Subsea Technology and Diving at Statoil. Hits the target Statoil is probably the world’s most advanced operating company in terms of using subsea technology for increased recovery at existing as well as new fields. One of the key reasons for us to be present at the UTC is the opportunity to communicate our expectations in such an excellent arena. As a major player in the subsea segment, we have a certain overview of movements in the industry and are, to an extent, able to predict the direction in which it is heading, says Sirevaag. In his opinion, the conference has been a great success in respect of programme as well as speakers - particularly over the last few years. - The focus on professional content is strong, which is good. We see delegates from Brazil, Australia and USA coming back. This is not only because the location is attractive - they are looking for something in return. When people like this visit year after year, we can assume that the conference hits the target and provides a forum the participants find useful, says Sirevaag. Success stories on display The subsea industry’s ambition is to go deeper, colder and longer, and Statoil aims to have the elements for a process facility on the seabed qualified within 2020. To achieve this, development of new technology is paramount, and for Statoil this is another important reason to be present at the UTC. -We encourage the development of new technology, and we know that this is crucial in order to realise our ambitions. Consequently, we do our best to support companies with success in this field. These are often smaller enterprises where good ideas have been further developed and commercialised in collaboration with us. It is important to put success stories like these on display to show all those with innovative new concepts that it is possible to succeed, says Sirevaag.
Current and important topics An example of this development process is Framo Engineering. Over the years, the company has become one of the leading players in the field of subsea processing. Today, it forms part of OneSubsea (Cameron and Schlumberger), which is set to become one of the world’s major suppliers to the subsea industry. Jon Arve Sværen, Sales Director at Framo Engineering, has been coming to the UTC for the past three decades. - My first visit was in the 80s. Since then, both Framo Engineering and I have been represented at every single conference, says Sværen. According to him, the reason is simple - the UTC has become one of the most important meeting points for the subsea industry. - Conference organisers have taken care to put important and topical issues on the agenda. Hence, the conference is of current interest - every year. As an example, subsea processing was presented as an important topic very early on. This turned out to be correct, and today it is an area that concerns the oil and gas industry as a whole, says Sværen. Positive all-round In his opinion, the conference does not only provide a useful forum. It also represents Norway in the global subsea market. - Over the past few years, there has been a gradual increase in the number of international participants and speakers. This is important. Few sectors are as international as the subsea industry, and the UTC is in many respects Norway’s face to the world, says Sværen, and adds that the development is very positive and that his company will continue to be represented. Framo Engineering is part of Schlumberger and plays a key role in the new collaboration between the two subsea giants Cameron and Schlumberger. - To us at Framo Engineering, this is positive all-round. Our international presence is considerably strengthened, and this will help create further operational growth, says Sværen.
Roald Sirevaag, Statoil
Jon Arve Sværen, Framo Engineering
- Exhibiting at the UTC has been of great benefit © Naxys – A GE company / NCE Subsea
The technology company Naxys, which recently was acquired by GE Measurement & Control, has attended the UTC as an exhibitor three times. The exhibition at the UTC focuses solely on subsea-related areas. Companies visiting the conference are either involved in underwater technology, or act as suppliers to this sector. Hence, the exhibition is a very important aspect of the strong subsea theme on which the conference is centred. The conference has been an important instrument in raising awareness of our technology, says Stian Bentsen, Business Development Manager at Naxys. It enables us to meet with key players in the subsea industry. Of all the events during UTC, the exhibition is without question the most important meeting point. This is where new business relations are established. Furthermore, many use the UTC as an opportunity to showcase their products and profile their companies. - We have been able to discuss our solutions and present our technology to some of the largest oil companies in the world. In the early years of Naxys, getting in contact with these players would have been difficult. The UTC is a conference aimed at the subsea industry. This gathering of the sector’s best operators worldwide has been valuable to us, says Bentsen.
Subsea Leak detection Naxys is a technology company specialising in remote subsea monitoring. One of its key product offerings is leak detection. Naxys has developed a sensing technology through which it is possible to detect leaks from the subsea installation and nearby equipment. - The system recognises the sound generated by a leak, and ensures immediate awareness of the situation. In the end, the Naxys Leak Detectors provide data essential for optimizing risk prevention in a subsea environment, says Bentsen. The company has supplied and installed a number of leak detectors on the Norwegian Continental Shelf as well as internationally. Subsea Condition Monitoring A growing application for Naxys is subsea condition monitoring, which uses similar detection principles as leak detection. An acoustic & electric sensing station is positioned on the subsea installation. This allows monitoring of critical subsea equipment, such as sound valves, pumps, compressors, etc, identifying abnormalities in operation via detection of the equipment’s acoustic and electric stray fields. - If the acoustic or electric field changes from normal operational signature, the Operator will be notified with the data necessary to investigate and take appropriate action to avoid costly downtime, says Bentsen. The equipment’s
© Naxys – A GE company / NCE Subsea
normal behaviour is acquired through self-learning normal behaviour algorithms. - Based on years of research development and qualification, the subsea sensors are specifically designed for subsea conditions, and are qualified to a 25 year or longer life span. This monitoring technology provide valuable information on the condition of subsea machinery, and will, as an example, allow for accurate measurement of the effectiveness of a subsea pump, says Bentsen. - A winning combination Naxys was established in 1999, and has worked to develop and optimise the technology ever since. On September 12th 2012, GE announced its acquisition of Naxys, which is the beginning of a new era for this Bergenbased company. - Naxys was of interest to GE because of its unique technology and the expanding segment in which the company operates. Norway is at the forefront globally in the fields of environmental monitoring and development of future subsea factories, and Naxys places GE in a unique position in terms of leak detection and condition monitoring of subsea installations, says Fabian Dawson, Vertical Sales Leader at GE Measurement & Control. The acquisition provides Naxys with access to an extensive customer portfolio and a wide range of complementary GE technologies that may
contribute to the further development of the company’s solutions. - To us, this is an opportunity beyond compare, says Bentsen.
Fabian Dawson, GE Measurment & Control and Stian Bentsen, Naxys
Moderator comments The oil and gas industry has a voracious appetite for technology, driven by the increasing challenges of finding and accessing the world’s remaining hydrocarbon resources. I have experienced widespread growth in subsea technology over the past four decades and our industry is now of age and seen as a key enabler for the economic development of smaller, deeper, or more remote reserves, as well as being an important route to maximising production from mature fields in both deep and shallow water. Nevertheless, as well as the ageing physical infrastructure around the world, there is a definite maturing of the human assets; I know I am part of it! This has resulted in the well documented shortage of skills needed to sustain the growth of the subsea industry. The global subsea market is set to double over the next five years. The only way we can meet this opportunity means bringing on new resources, especially people. This brings with it new challenges; by being reliant on existing workforce, many companies have few options but to poach talent, leading to escalating remuneration, costly delays, and a scarcity of skilled employees.
Biography – David Liddle
David Liddle is a graduate of Imperial College of Science and Technology, London. He gained his first degree in Aeronautical Engineering and immediately went into a different medium – underwater! David has been involved in the design, manufacture, development, and commercialisation of high technology products in the offshore oil and gas industry for almost 40 years. He spent the first half of his career in the design and manufacture of underwater vehicles, both manned and unmanned. David gained his MBA with Aberdeen University and has provided support to companies in developing and commercialising their own products and services. David’s recent role includes responsibility for identifying and delivering technology solutions for end users within the oil and gas industry. David is now an independent consultant, a non-executive director, and works with the Society for Underwater Technology as a business development executive.
Undoubtedly there are short term solutions that involve the transfer of skills form other professional industry sectors. We should also seek to engage better with our academic partners to develop sector specific courses and invest in new apprenticeships. Equally important we need to encourage the young generation to enter the sector by showing them the excitement and opportunity that exists. Whilst we must address this critical skills shortage it is vital we manage it correctly to generate the competent talent needed by the sector in order to sustain ourselves. I look forward to taking part in UTC and seeing the exciting new technologies but also hearing from experienced and young alike to see how we can rise to meet our challenges ahead.
Business Development Executive Society for Underwater Technology
Golf Tournament - 18 June UTC Invitational Welcome to the UTC Invitational Golf Tournament hosted by NCE Subsea, UTF and SUT Norway Branch and the UTC sponsors. UTC Invitational is an 18-hole shotgun start, Texas scramble tournament with mixed teams and played with ¾ handicap (mixed handicap fourball). Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Invited to UTC Invitational are UTC participants and exhibitors, members and partners of NCE Subsea, UTF and SUT and our sponsors’ employees and business partners. Upon arrival you will receive a complimentary sleeve of golf balls, bottle of water and sandwich. After the round, we will serve lunch in the Albatross restaurant at Fana Golf Club. Venue: Fana Golf Club, Bergen (address: Vestre Rå 82, NO-5329 Rådal)
Please sign up for the Golf Tournament or the Field trip when you register for the conference.
When: 18 June, 9:00 – 15:00
Field trip - 18 June
FIELD TRIP TO COAST CENTER BASE AT ÅGOTNES The Ågotnes area hosts the largest subsea community in the North Sea basin. The industry’s major equipment manufacturers and service companies are located here. At the UTC 2013 field trip we will have a guided tour of some of the facilities. The visit is organized together with CCB, Aker Solutions, FMC Technologies, Statoil and NCE Subsea. Aker Solutions’ Subsea Lifecycle Services (SLS) base at Ågotnes, supports projects worldwide and offers life of field support for subsea equipment, including offshore installation and intervention support, onshore maintenance, refurbishment and upgrades of subsea trees, control systems and work-over systems, besides maintenance, repairs and recertification of tools. This site was established in 1994, and has installed more than 200 subsea trees on the Norwegian continental shelf.
FMC Technologies’ Subsea Service headquarter at Ågotnes is the single point of contact for all the expertise, personnel, systems and tools needed for installation and field service management and support. From Ågotnes we support approx 400 wells in operation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, as well as numerous installations in Europe and Africa. “Seven Viking” - the next generation IMR vessel The new Subsea 7 vessel “Seven Viking”, operating on a long term contract with Statoil, have regular calls to CCB. The IMR vessel is working the areas from Sleipner in the North Sea to Snøhvit up in the Barents Sea, on duty 365 days a year. Hopefully we will be able to visit the vessel (not yet confirmed). We invite you to a pleasant boat trip from the city centre to Ågotnes. A light meal will be served. Meeting point: Grieghallen Square, with joint transport to the boat at Bergen harbour When: 18 June, 12:00 - 17:00
Icebreaker - 18 June
ICEBREAKER WITH A VIEW OF BERGEN
We invite you to the traditional UTC Icebreaker event at the Fløien Restaurant. The old Fløibanen funicular is an unique attraction. The trip starts in the city centre, just 150 metres from the Fish Market and Bryggen. From Mount Fløyen, 320 metres above sea level, you can enjoy the beautiful view of Bergen and the fjords surrounding the city. The Icebreaker is a great networking arena for meeting old colleagues and for making new acquaintances. Beverages and a tapas buffet will be served. You will receive tickets for the funicular from UTC staff at the lower station from 18:30 onwards. Venue: Fløien When: 18 June, 19:00 – 23:00
Please sign up for the Icebreaker when you register for the conference.
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Official reception - 19 June Official reception hosted by the City of Bergen - in the exhibition hall The City of Bergen will hold a reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks for the UTC delegates in the exhibition hall prior to the banquet dinner. Venue: Exhibition hall When: Wednesday 19 June, 18:00 – 19:30
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Banquet Dinner - 19 June
Bergen tekniske fagskole
As the perfect ending to the first day of the conference, you are invited to a banquet dinner in “Spissen”. You will experience great entertainment, a 3 course meal and awards for “Subsea Upcoming Company of the Year” and “Student of the Year”. After dinner we will move back to the exhibition hall for an after party with avec and drinks. The evening will provide an excellent setting for discussions and networking for both delegates and speakers. Venue: Foyer Spissen, Grieghallen When: 19 June, 19:30 - 01:00
Please sign up for the Banquet when you register for the conference.
Bergen area organising partners for UTC 2013
SUBSEA SOLUTIONS MADE IN NORWAY NCE Subsea is an initiative by the subsea industry for the strengthening and internationalization of business, R&D and education. We bring together and promote the Norwegian subsea industry, which constitutes a world leading environment for subsea solutions. Organizations established in Norway that provide products or services in or to the subsea industry, or aim to do so, can be a member in NCE Subsea. Partnership is awarded R&D and educational institutions, authorities and companies considered particularly important for the development of the subsea industry. NCE Subsea contributes to research, innovation, competence building and international business development. Our focus is on stimulating increased collaboration and experience sharing between our partners and members and with national and international collaborators. We initiate and organise joint industry projects for our partners and members, as well as with other national and international actors. One of our objectives is to strengthen the Norwegian supply chain for subsea solutions through close collaboration between companies and R&D institutions. By 2013, activities supported by NCE Subsea
have received more than 500 million Norwegian kroner in project funding. SUBSEA INDEX We own and operate Subsea Index, a bi-lingual matchmaking tool in English and Portuguese. The intent of the database is to create business opportunities by providing accessible and searchable high quality, business relevant data about companies and organizations related to the subsea industry. Subsea Index is open for registration of all companies and organizations delivering products and services in the world wide subsea industry. Use the database to find your partner in business, R&D, education and training www.subseaindex.no. NORWEGIAN CENTRE OF EXPERTISE NCE Subsea is one of twelve national centres of expertise. The Norwegian subsea industryâ€™s world leading position and the established interaction between industry actors formed the basis for the Norwegian governmentâ€™s appointing of a Norwegian Centre of Expertise (NCE) for subsea technology in 2006. NCE is a national program supported by Innovation Norway, the Industrial Development Corporation of Norway and the Research Council of Norway. www.ncesubsea.no
Society for Underwater Technology SUT is a worldwide, multi-disciplinary, learned society that brings together organisations and individuals with a common interest in underwater technology, ocean science and offshore engineering. SUT was founded in 1966 and has members from more than 40 countries, including engineers, scientists, other professionals and students working in these areas. The organisation has comprehensive expertise within its area of activity, whereby it influences the development of new techniques to further explore and exploit the worldâ€™s oceanic resources, such as through annual prize-giving ceremonies. Today the association is established in London with branches in Bergen, Aberdeen, Houston, Rio de Janeiro, Perth, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur and Lagos, where they carry out learned courses and programmes for members and others who are interested in subsea technology and their wide range of other ocean-related activities. The latest branch, SUT Norway (Bergen) was established in 2009. SUT Norway is a non-profit organisation, to be developed through networking and interaction between individuals and companies working professionally with underwater technology. Its objective is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and information, e.g. by arranging courses and seminars with agendas relevant to subsea activities. www.sut.org.uk
SPE Bergen Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a professional association whoseÂ 100,000plus members worldwide are engaged in energy resources development and production. Local sections of the SPE are established around E&P communities all over the world. SPE BergenÂ Section is one ofÂ five sections in Norway. We host a variety of activities and events, focusing on networking and knowledge. SPE Bergen hostsÂ regular member meetings,Â the annual SPE Sailing with the Statsraad Lehmkuhl in late spring, SPEÂ Bergen LutefiskÂ in early winter and the SPE Bergen YP.lnk hosted by our YP program. Our largest event during the year is the annual SPEÂ Bergen One Day Seminar in April. This international E&P conference and exhibition attracts some 500 participants andÂ approximately 45 exhibitingÂ E&P companies. SPE recognizes the importance of those who one day will be leaders of the E&P industry. Along with many SPE sections, the SPE Bergen Section has developed a Young Professionals (YP) programme, to support and assist those in the industry with fewer than ten years of experience. SPE also offers student memberships. The SPE Bergen Student Chapter counts several hundred members and is the most important link between students and the petroleum industry in the Bergen area. The SPE Bergen Section is proud to support and sponsor one of the worldâ€™s largest and most vibrantÂ SPE student chapters. The chapter hostsÂ its own events, and students also participate on regular section events.Â bergen.spe.no
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Programme Day 1 @Griegsalen 08:30 – 09:30
Registration and coffee in exhibition
09:30 – 09:35
Welcome by Chairman of the UTC Programme Committee, Trond Olsen
Conference Moderator David Liddle, Business Development Executive, SUT 09:35 – 09:45 09:45 – 10:10
Opening speech Damien Miller, Australia’s Ambassador to Norway Global subsea challenges Kristian Siem, Chairman, Subsea 7
10:10 – 10:35
Global subsea challenges. Past and future subsea developments – implementing solutions from other industries Rod Christie, Vice President and CEO of Subsea Systems, GE Oil & Gas
10:35 – 11:00
Subsea competence analysis and projection Jarand Rystad, Managing Partner, Rystad Energy
11:00 – 11:30
Coffee break and exhibition
11:30 – 12:30
Panel discussion: Global subsea challenges – managing the old and the new.
Outline panel discussion UTC 2013
Looking at the past there is history to learn from. Looking ahead the upward market projections for global activity creates opportunities and challenges. The panel discussion will address some of these challenges and opportunities and ask: Does this growth increase the lifting cost of hydrocarbons beyond normal price growth? Is the young subsea industry able to seamlessly connect the past with the future? What is the risk in mixing 20 year old and new technology? What are the main concerns in bringing in new, inexperienced personnel to the industry; costs, quality, safety? Are we able to industrialize (parts) of the industry? Do regional differences develop or limit our industry? Are we doing the right things, or things right?
Quality, Health, Safety, Environment
Standard-‐ isa;on Contrac;ng/ Procurement Strategies
Introduction by moderator David Liddle • Arne Lilleeng, Senior Vice President, Global Subsea Lifecycle Services, Aker Solutions • Remi Eriksen, CEO, DNV Maritime and Oil & Gas • Patrick O’Brien, CEO Designate, Industry Technology Facilitator • Bente Nyland, Director General, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate • Jarand Rystad, Managing Partner, Rystad Energy • Elmer Schaap, Graduate Recruitment Manager Europe, Central HR - Shell International • Jannicke Nilsson, Senior Vice President for Technology Excellence, Statoil 12:30 – 14:00
Lunch and exhibition
14:00 – 15:30
Parallell sessions, track 1 - 4 – see detailed programme, page 26-27
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break and exhibition
16:00 – 17:30
Parallell sessions, track 1 - 4 – see detailed programme, page 26-27
18:00 – 19:30
Official reception in the exhibition area
19:30 – 01:00
Programme Day 2 @Griegsalen 08:30 – 09:00
Morning coffee in exhibition
09:00 – 09:10
Welcome to Day 2 David Liddle, Conference Moderator
09:10 – 09:40
Global subsea challenges – Our way forward Werner Menz, Vice President Technology Subsea Systems, Cameron
09:40 – 10:10
Global Subsea Market Outlook Erik Simonsen, Senior Principal Consultant, IHS CERA
10:10 – 10:40
Coffee break and exhibition
10:40 – 12:10
Parallell sessions, track 1 - 4 – see detailed programme, page 26-27
12:10 – 13:30
Lunch and exhibition
13:30 – 14:30
Parallell sessions, track 1 - 4 – see detailed programme, page 26-27
14:30 – 14:45
Coffee break and exhibition
14:45 – 15:45
Panel discussion: Subsea Chief Engineer Challenges for Operators and Suppliers
Plenary session @Peer Gynt As a response to the discussion raised by key industry managers on Day 1 of UTC, the final event on Day 2 will be a panel discussion by chief engineers and other technical representatives from operators and suppliers. We see a present and a future with very high activity levels and challenges in terms of our ability to deliver on commitments and expectations. Is there sufficient awareness of the industry challenges ahead? Are our technical requirements and technical communities aligned and able to manage the old and the new technologies at the same time? Are we prepared for growth? The panel discussion will focus on the following four issues: • Delivery on commitments. What is wrong in our current approach (operators and contractors) as we currently see a very negative trend where most contracts suffer significant delays and delivery problems? • Standardization. Is there “low hanging fruit” that the industry should go for and how do we get there?. • What can we do to mitigate the cost/price increases in the industry – the price levels are today perceived to be prohibitive for some subsea developments and “new technologies”? Can new technology be used to realize marginal developments at today’s cost levels? • Quality. What can we do as an industry to improve quality in deliverables – what are the main challenges and possible mitigations? Introduction by moderators Eva Christensen, GE Oil & Gas & Simon Davies, Statoil • Jan-Kristian Haukeland, Executive Vice President, DOF Subsea Atlantic • Dave R. Wilkinson, Senior Subsea Systems Consultant, Exxon Mobil • Christina M Johansen, Technology Director Eastern Region, FMC Technologies • Pål Helsing, President and EVP, Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS • Mads Hjelmeland, Subsea Projects Manager Deepwater Developments, Murphy Sabah Oil • Rune Mode Ramberg, Chief Engineer Subsea Technology & Operations, Statoil • Tim Crome, Sales and Business Development Manager, Technip • Per Arne Nilsen, Head of Subsea Technology Department, Total S.A France • Nino Fogliani, Subsea & Pipelines Technology Manager, Woodside Energy Ltd
15:45 – 16:00
Summary and closing by David Liddle, Conference Moderator
Parallell sessions Day 1
Track 1 @ Peer Gynt Field Operations
Track 2 @ Spissen New Technology
Session moderators Terje Clausen, Subsea 7 and Tove Ormevik, BP
Session moderators Per Arne Nesje, Kongsberg Nemo and Tonje Dahl, ClampOn
14:00 – 14:30
New service for subsea process intervention
Double or Nothing: How Technology is Able to Provide a “Second” Draugen Field
14:30 – 15:00
Subsea Power Grid - the complete power solution from onshore to subsea factory
Statoil-Tracerco cooperation brings cutting edge technology for hydrate plug detection
Bjørn Rasch, Head of Subsea Power, Siemens
Lee Robins, Head of Subsea, Tracerco
15:00 – 15:30
A Low Tech, Low Risk System for the Installation of Large Subsea Structures in Deep Water
High Power Actuation Technology For Pumps
Raimund Bjordal, Lead Engineer - Subsea Processing Intervention, Statoil
Arnbjorn Joensen, Operations Manager, Subsea Deployment Systems
15:30 – 16:00
16:00 – 16:30
16:30 – 17:00
17:00 – 17:30
Riad El-Wardani, Subsea System Engineer, Shell Norway
Ola Strand, Project Leader, Techni
Coffee break and exhibition Track 1 @ Peer Gynt Field Operations
Track 2 @ Spissen New Technology
Session moderators Ove Jahnsen, FMC Technologies and Terje Clausen, Subsea 7
Session moderators Kenneth Olsvik, Siemens and Tor Willgohs Knudsen, Statoil
Experience from subsea life extension projects Bjørn Søgård, Business Development Leader, DNV
Worlds first Remotely Welded Hot tap - Connecting to the future,
Gullfaks C Subsea Compression Project: Integrated Reservoir and Subsea Network Modelling
The Role of Oil in Water Monitoring in Subsea Processing
Hallstein M. Ånes, Specialist, Reservoir Technology, Statoil
Eivind Gransaether, CEO, Mirmorax
Advantages of the Spar Concept in Northern Areas
Electric Actuators for permanent flow control: Past, Present and Future
Kjell Edvard Apeland, Project Leader, Statoil
Harald Vandbakk, Project Manager, Technip
Volker Phielipeit-Spiess, R&D Manager, Cameron
Parallell sessions Day 2
10:40 – 11:10
Track 1 @ Peer Gynt Subsea Field of the Future
Track 2 @ Spissen New Technology
Session moderators Tobias Voelkel, Cameron and Hans Kristian Sundt, GE Oil & Gas
Session moderators Tor Willgohs Knudsen, Statoil and Tonje Dahl, ClampOn
Towards the subsea factory: opportunities and challenges
Kongsberg Subsea Storage Unit Astrid Kristoffersen, Product & Technology Manager, Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies
Rune Mode Ramberg, Chief Engineer Subsea Technology & Operations, Statoil
11:10 – 11:40
11:40 – 12:10
Compact and High Efficiency Separation Systems Alexandre Braga, Engineering Manager, Power & Process, Aker Solutions
Flexible subsea communications networks: providing bandwidth for a variety of field topologies Stuart G Holley, Systems Engineering Manager, GE Oil & Gas
12:10 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:00
14:00 – 14:30
Hydrate Removal on E-Line from RLWI Vessel: A Case Study Ole Eddie Karlsen, VP Subsea, Welltec
Verification of High Voltage Subsea Power Equipment Kristin Moe Elgsaas, Subsea Product Manager, GE Oil & Gas
Lunch and exhibition Track 1 @ Peer Gynt Subsea Field of the Future
Track 2 @ Spissen New Technology
Session moderators Hans Kristian Sundt, GE Oil & Gas and Torolf Hæhre, Shell
Session moderators Kenneth Olsvik, Siemens and Per Arne Nesje, Kongsberg Nemo
Lower Cost gas development concepts using advanced subsea processing with accurate temperature controlled, subsea cooling
Development and qualification of a high flow meg chemical injection metering valve for gas projects in the North Sea, South China Sea and Western Australia
Richard Moore, Front End Business Study Manager, Fluor E&C Perth Australia
David R Simpson, Subsea Product Manager, Cameron
Enabling technologies for the vision of the subsea production plant
Pipeline Lifting and Support Piles
Nils Arne Sølvik, Sales Manager, Framo Engineering
Nikunj Patel, Engineering Manager, Oceaneering
Parallell sessions Day 1
Track 3 @ Klokkeklang Subsea Field of the Future
Track 4 @ Troldtog Real Time Risk Management
Session moderators Torolf Hæhre, Shell and Tobias Voelkel, Cameron
Session moderators Mangne Husebø, CMR and Nils Arne Sølvik, Framo Engineering
Simulation and optimization of field solutions for increased recovery
Ormen Lange Flow Assurance System (FAS) - online flow assurance monitoring and advice
Daniel Gilje Fonnes, Senior Engineer, Production Performance Services, FMC Technologies
Pabs Angelo, Senior Flow Assurance Engineer, Shell Norway
14:30 – 15:00
Developing and qualifying the Åsgard Inlet Cooler Henrik Alfredsson, CFD Lead Engineer, Aker Solutions
Use of Real-Time Integrity Monitoring On Valemon Jacket During Drilling Operations
15:00 – 15:30
Use of Compact Separation Technologies to enable Single-Phase Boosting and Improved Flow Assurance
Integration of subsea building blocks by intelligent design
Mika Tienhaara, Managing Director, Advanced Separation Company
Matthew Franchek, Professor and Funding Director Subsea Engineering, University of Houston
14:00 – 14:30
15:30 – 16:00
16:00 – 16:30
Alexander Rimmer, Director, 2H Offshore Engineering
Coffee break and exhibition Track 3 @ Klokkeklang Safeguarding the Environment
Track 4 @ Troldtog Real Time Risk Management
Session moderators Gert Rasmussen, Dof Subsea and Sjur Lothe, Technip
Session moderators Nils Arne Sølvik, Framo Engineering and Marcus Furuholmen, Aker Solutions
Instantaneous probability of uncontrolled external leakage during the production phase of a subsea well
Real Time Risk Management (RTRM)
Andre Luiz Rocha Alves, Subsea Equipments Engineer, Petrobras
16:30 – 17:00
17:00 – 17:30
Environmental Condition Observatory (ECO) Platform Dr Phil Bagley, Programme Leader, Aker Solutions
Eirik Fjeldstad, Project Director, Christian Michelsen Research
Technological Advancements in Subsea Electrical Integrity Management Neil Douglas, Managing Director, Viper Subsea
Proactive and integrated environmental monitoring Kaare Finbak, Vice President, Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies
Evaluation of Sand and Erosion Monitoring Hardware for a Subsea Gas Field Project, David Ifezue, Senior Corrosion Engineer, Wood Group Integrity Management
Parallell sessions Day 2
10:40 – 11:10
Track 3 @ Klokkeklang Field Operations
Track 4 @ Troldtog Application of Material Technonogy
Session moderators Tove Ormevik, BP and Ove Jahnsen, FMC Technologies
Session moderators Bård Espelid, DNV and Odd Tjelta, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
An exciting and challenging task - subsea projects from the old, through standardisation to new complex technology
Titanium Modular Stress Joint Development
Kjetel Digre, SVP, Projects Fast Track and Subsea, Statoil
11:10 – 11:40
SPS Equipment Installation by HMC, past, present and future
Thomas Sola Larsen, Country Manager / Subsea Engineer, Titanium Engineers
Development of Offshore Purge Dams
Graeme Barrite, Technology Manager, Subsea 7
A.D. Mus, Project Engineer, Heerema Marine Contractors
11:40 – 12:10
Skuld a real fast SURF
12:10 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:00
High Strength Mechanically Lined and Carbon Steel Pipe for Reel-Lay
Stian Sande, Project Manager, Subsea 7
Grégory Toguyeni, Senior Welding & Materials Engineer, Subsea 7
Lunch and exhibition Track 3 @ Klokkeklang Real Time Risk Management
Track 4 @ Troldtog Application of Material Technonogy
Session moderators Marcus Furuholmen, Aker Solutions and Magne Husebø, CMR
Session moderators Bård Espelid, DNV and Odd Tjelta, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
Experience from the Gjøa field with Condition Performance Monitoring for Subsea
Learnings from soft seals in service
Per Kristian Roald, Senior Subsea Engineer, GDF Suez skal erstatte Jean Yves Bressand, FMC Technologies
14:00 – 14:30
Reduce the over-heating risk of subsea cables and umbilicals Gary Parker, Product Champion, Schlumberger
Jon Huse, Principal Engineer - Polymers, DNV
The mechanical connection of steel catenary risers Toby Bailey, European Sales and Marketing, GMC Limited
Please see abstracts of each technical presentation in the following pages – sorted by topic
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Application of Material Technology 20 June, 1040-1110, Track 4 @ Troldtog Titanium Modular Stress Joint Development
Thomas Sola Larsen, Country Manager / Subsea Engineer, Titanium Engineers - Provide insight into the development of the Titanium Modular Stress Joint for Subsea Intervention Wellhead fatigue is a concern among many operators, especially when using modern rigs and vessels for subsea intervention on older wells. Subsea well intervention procedures often apply the use of stress joints in the riser string to manage the stresses generated on the wellhead. Typically, engineered forged steel stress joints are used for this application. Titanium can significantly improve stress joint performance due to its lower modulus, high strength, and excellent sea water fatigue resistance in comparison to steel alloys. Titanium Engineers analyzed various Titanium Stress Joint configurations to develop an effective solution which would provide superior stress management at the wellhead. The result of our studies developed the concept of the Titanium Modular Stress Joint (MSJ) - patent pending. The modular nature of the design was enabled by creating a pin/box connection system which takes advantage of the unique sealing properties of materials with different modulus of elasticity. The use of a MSJ has the potential of lowering the bending moment on a subsea wellhead by 10% to 15% through optimization of the modular configuration. In partnership with Subsea Technologies Ltd, Titanium Engineers built a 1/3rd scale model stress joint to prove that, despite containing joints, a titanium stress joint can demonstrate the same distribution of stress as a steel stress joint. Titanium Engineers will be presenting technical findings on the development of the MSJ based on a subsea engineering study at the University of Stavanger. This includes theory, design and prototype testing with both FEA and Orcaflex models.
20 June, 1110-1140, Track 4 @ Troldtog Development of Offshore Purge Dams
Graeme Barrite, Technology Manager, Subsea 7 - Paper addresses a multi disciplined project crossing several areas of Subsea 7 traditional responsibilities. Offshore Tie-in welds for CRA line pipe is one of the most critical in pipe line fabrication. The weld is traditionally carried out manually, as poor fit up has to be overcome and carried out in adverse conditions where the welding environment is not ideal. The central problem arises due to air movement in the pipe during welding - in the industry - termed “SUCK & BLOW”. To overcome the air movement Subsea 7 commissioned Aquasol Corporation to jointly develop a water soluble BY PASS purge dam. This concept established a controlled environment for purging by use of an innovative breather tube, which allows passage of air away from the weld zone. Detailed Oxygen measuring techniques were developed to monitor the purge during welding, with subsequent qualification being carried out to a range of controlled Oxygen levels. The dams and techniques were successfully deployed on 3 offshore campaigns in the North Sea. Co – authors: Mike Hacikyan, Richard Jones, John Mair
20 June, 1140-1210, Track 4 @ Troldtog High Strength Mechanically Lined and Carbon Steel Pipe for Reel-Lay
Grégory Toguyeni, Senior Welding & Materials Engineer, Subsea 7 - Reel-Lay, X80 pipe, mechanically lined pipe, girth welding, qualification testing There is increasing demand for pipeline installation, including SCRs, in deeper water, coupled with a requirement for higher operating pressures and temperatures and the need to transport corrosive constituents. For such applications, the use of high strength steel, Grade X80, offers significant benefits including a reduction in pipeline weight and savings in material and fabrication costs. Furthermore the reduction in linepipe weight reduces buoyancy module requirements and facilitates installation by existing pipelay vessels which would otherwise require increased top tension capability if lower strength pipe were used. Reel-Lay offers a cost effective installation method for high strength steel pipe. Subsea 7, in collaboration with V&M has performed a qualification programme for reelable X80 linepipe. Subsea 7 developed and qualified a mechanised and a manual girth weld procedure. Qualification was successfully performed, including mechanical, fracture toughness and sour service testing. In order to address the need to transport more corrosive constituents, Butting manufactured Alloy 625 and 316L stainless steel mechanically lined pipe or BuBi® pipe using the X80 pipe supplied by V&M. Subsea 7 developed a novel girth welding procedure utilising internal welding of the CRA lining and external welding using conventional C-Mn filler wire. The latter facilitated the achievement of overmatching weld metal strength. Girth weld procedure qualification was successfully performed in accordance with DNV OS-F101 including full scale bending trial. The development of linepipe material and welding solutions for reelable high strength carbon steel and mechanically lined pipe are considered to be key enabling technologies for the exploitation of deep water oil and gas reserves in the future.
20 June, 1330-1400, Track 4 @ Troldtog Learnings from soft seals in service
Jon Huse, Principal Engineer - Polymers, Det Norske Veritas - How soft seals from service can be tested, how they perform and how we can learn from it to reduce downtime and improve safety. Most seal qualification testing is done as laboratory testing, per specific conditions to try to simulate actual service conditions. A substantial amount of test data is generated, but it is always related to laboratory conditions, not service conditions. The validity of these tests is thus questioned. The choice of sealing system for different applications would strongly benefit from having an improved documentation of in service performance and the state of the seals after years in actual service conditions. This is known as documented field experience. The amount of equipment that has functioned without leaks or other problems for many years subsea is increasing, thus providing a great opportunity for learning from field experience. Inspecting seals during refurbishment of equipment is effort well spent to increase knowledge of seal status and performance after service. However, in reality the seals are almost always replaced without any form of inspection or testing. Knowledge of any damages - or seals with excellent properties - is not reported back to product owners or product designers. This means that no documented field experience is generated. DNV are, together with industry players, working out a recommended practice on how to do performance assessment of soft seals from subsea service. This presentation covers the methodology on how to do the assessment, including testing and collection of service data. It will give a glimpse into how some seals have performed, the correlation with qualification results, and give recommendations for the industry on how to proceed.
20 June, 1400-1430, Track 4 @ Troldtog The mechanical connection of steel catenary risers
Toby Bailey, European Sales and Marketing, GMC Limited - Understanding of new enabling technology. Effective riser solutions are critical to the viability and success of offshore projects, and the challenges of riser design and installation multiply as projects move to deeper water and more remote locations. This paper reviews current welded riser solutions and describes the development of a pin and box mechanical connector and its application to deliver lightweight, fatigue resistant, non welded risers. It details the test programme completed to qualify the connector against the ISO21329:2004 standard and describes the production and installation process for a connected riser.
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Field Operations Connecting the Old and the New 19 June, 1400-1430, Track 1 @ Peer Gynt New service for subsea process intervention
Raimund Bjordal, Lead Engineer - Subsea Processing Intervention, Statoil - Improved understanding of which intervention services that needs to be in place to enable subsea intervention for subsea compressor stations and future subsea factories. In the early phases of the Åsgard Subsea Compression project (ÅSC) it was assumed that all intervention work should be performed with vessels from the existing fleet in operation by Statoil. As the project progressed towards DG2 and DG3 it became clear that a more sophisticated service was needed. Due to the current weight of the modules to be handled and the strict weather restrictions, a larger and specialized vessel is required. In 2012 an execution plan for Statoil’s business critical technology area “subsea production and processing” was generated, in response to the new corporate technology strategy. This includes the targets of implementing subsea compression in 2015 and having a full subsea factory ready for implementation in 2020. This will require an intervention service as described in the SPIC (Subsea Process Intervention and Construction ) project, where having a readily available SPIC vessel is considered to be a key enabler for realising these aims of the technology strategy. The presentation will describe the ÅSC’s intervention needs, interim solution for handling ÅSC module installation and intervention operations, together with outline functional requirements for the future services including possible vessel concepts.
19 June, 1430-1500, Track 1 @ Peer Gynt Subsea Power Grid - the complete power solution from onshore to subsea factory
Bjørn Rasch, Head of Subsea Power, Siemens Oil & Gas - Subsea Systems - The subsea power grid must be flexible to meet project requirement but always keep track on reuse of qualified and proven technology. Siemens develops and qualifies the main building blocks in a complete power solution for large scale subsea processing at deep water and long step outs. A subsea factory has high diversity on power consumers and configurations. Key word for a successful subsea factory is standardization and modular units. The subsea power grid solution is a perfect interaction between onshore grid connection and subsea consumers. The Subsea power grid solution offers a complete infrastructure for main power, auxillary power and communications. The system availability is set in focus for the subsea power grid solution. This is achived through the holistic view of the total solution and with a comprehensive condition monitoring system which can predict failures, clear fault situations and start backup systems with minimum influence on total system.
19 June, 1500-1530, Track 1 @ Peer Gynt A Low Tech, Low Risk System for the Installation of Large Subsea Structures in Deep Water
Arnbjorn Joensen, Operations Manager, Subsea Deployment Systems - Demonstration of an installation method that avoids the need for a heavy lift vessel. The Subsea Deployment System (SDS) is an alternative to a conventional lifted installation and enables even the smallest crane vessel or Anchor Handling Tug (AHT) to transport and install or recover subsea structures in hostile environments. It has capacity of up to several thousand tons in water depths from 80m to 3000m. The subsea industry is increasingly developing more complex fields in deeper water. Typically these involve deploying large structures in hostile environments which challenge the capabilities of most existing installation vessels. The limited availability of suitable vessels and the restricted operating windows in harsh environments can place significant constraints on the project schedule. The SDS is an effective alternative to a conventionally lifted installation that meets or exceeds the weight and depth capacities of existing vessels. The maintenance requirements for subsea separation, gas compression or pumping may require individual modules to be recovered and replaced at short notice. This may be problematic for conventional lifted operations in harsh environments due to weather restrictions and limited vessel availability. However, the SDS operation is largely independent of weather, and could allow year round installation or retrieval by virtually any AHT. The presentation will contain an outline of the SDS installation method and the benefits it brings, a description of the deployment vessel, dynamic analysis results, and a tank tests video.
19 June, 1600-1630, Track 1 @ Peer Gynt Experience from subsea life extension projects
Bjørn Søgård, Business Development Leader, Det Norske Veritas - Subsea life extension analysis experience. Changes in reservoir, new knowledge, well technology, and tie-ins from other areas often lead to a need in extending the life beyond the original design life. The decision to extend service life should be based on a detail life extension analysis. For the subsea systems installed on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), the life extension work generally follows the principles set out in the NORSOK standard U-009 Life Extension of Subsea Systems. This paper will summarize the experience gained from subsea life extension projects which can be used for future improvement on life extension work or updated standard.
19 June, 1630-1700, Track 1 @ Peer Gynt Gullfaks C Subsea Compression Project - Integrated Reservoir and Subsea Network Modelling
Hallstein M. Ånes, Specialist, Reservoir Technology, Statoil - Integrated, dynamic reservoir-network modelling was vital in evaluating the prec-compression concepts. The Gullfaks South Brent reservoir delivers gas via Gullfaks C to Kårstø. The production from the L and M subsea templates started in 2001, and the reservoir has been depleted 250 bar (Nov.2013). Several pre-compression solutions have been studied. Concept Selection (Subsea Compression) was passed in April 2011, and Final Investment Decision in May 2012. Production start is planned for October 2015. The “system modelling” task for the subsurface (petec) discipline was challenging, with 4 reservoirs (incl. oil and condensate wells ) and 13 wells producing into a subsea production system with several manifolds and 3 flowlines to Gullfaks C. It was chosen a solution with a coupled dynamic reservoir-and well/network model, including compressors, for an efficient and consistent modelling of the compression concepts to be evaluated. A real field flow test was performed to prove the most suitable multiphase flow correlation, which was important for tuning of the total network model. The simulation model was of vital importance to demonstrate the optimal concept selection with either topside or subsea boosting. The presentation will highlight - concepts evaluated, overview - modelling approach - key learnings form the “subsea modelling” work
19 June, 1700-1730, Track 1 @ Peer Gynt Advantages of the Spar Concept in Northern Areas
Harald Vandbakk, Project Manager, Technip Norge - Innovative solutions for deepwater development. Statoil have awarded an Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract to a consortium between Technip and Huyndai Heavy Industries to deliver the world’s largest Spar for the Aasta Hansteen field, located in the Norwegian Sea 300 km offshore Bodø at 1300 m water depth. This is the first international class deep water field in Norway. The Spar concept was selected due to the suitability for such deep water with good motion characteristics and stability. An important issue for deep water platforms is the riser concept and a Spar has relatively small motions at the keel level where the risers are connected which is important for riser fatigue life. Technip also has the responsibility to design the steel catenary risers. The Spar will be fabricated in Korea and transported to the Norwegian west coast summer 2015 by a Heavy Transport Vessel. The platform will then be upended and temporarily moored in a fjord and prepared for mating. After mating the platform will be completed before towing to the field in spring 2016. The 17 line mooring system is a combination of anchor chain and polyester ropes and will be installed when the platform arrives the permanent location. The risers will be installed when the platform is moored. They will be pulled in through pre installed guide tubes on the platform and made ready to receive gas from the satellite fields in October 2016. The paper highlights the interface between the Subsea structures and the platform, the challenges of the Spar concept in Northern Areas, and innovations to the concept as used at Aasta Hansteen.
20 June, 1040-1110, Track 3 @ Klokkeklang An exciting and challenging task - subsea projects from the old, through standardisation to new complex technology
Kjetel Digre, SVP, Projects Fast Track and Subsea, Statoil - Improved understanding of the complexity Statoil and other oil companies face every day with regards to subsea production, both in maintaining existing fields and bringing new fields on stream. The Project Fast Track and Subsea portfolio leads up projects from early business planning all the way through to handover to operations. Every day our portfolio is faced with small and big issues in order to achieve Statoil’s goal of 2.5 million barrels of oil equivalent by 2020. The challenges varies from installing new control modules at the Tordis and Vigdis field and replacing risers at our installations (old), through standardisation and managing the Fast Track initiative, going from discovery to production in 2.5 years. Last but definitely not least we develop and build the technology for tomorrow with Gullfaks- and Åsgard- subsea compression which are global record-breaking projects (new). In this session we would like to give you as audience a view into the nature of a portfolio this complex and broad and what it takes to deliver on our expectations both in the short term with existing production and towards the goal of 2020.
20 June, 1110-1140, Track 3 @ Klokkeklang SPS Equipment Installation by HMC, past, present and future
A.D. Mus, Project Engineer, Heerema Marine Contractors - Offshore Decision Making, optimizing weather independency. Heerema Marine Contractors has been installing offshore oil and gas platforms for more than 50 years now. The recent decennium took a big leap for the subsea installation market. SPS equipment is installed with higher frequency and in ever deeper water. The subsea templates installed over the last years showed a wide range in weights, dimensions, water depth and installation sites where scattered all over the world. The most recent SPS equipment installation was performed in 610 m water depth in the North Sea, west of the Shetland Islands, for the Total E&P UK Ltd. Laggan and Tormore Development project. HMC installed two 6 slot Integrated Template Structures (ITS) with manifolds and one Satellite Well Protection Structure (SWPS). Each of the ITS structures weighed 800mT
and the SWPS structure weighed 140mT. The challenges faced during this installation were the combination of the harsh environment and the installation limits, imposed by the template design, rigging and crane vessel capacity. The installation tolerance for the SWPS structure was 0.5m. During the engineering preparations phase of the project, a lot of attention was paid to the dynamic loads during each phase of the installation and improving the workability, with the purpose of being less dependent of the weather west of the Shetlands. Structures were installed from the installation vessel deck and the splash zone loads were minimized by installing the structures over the lee side of the vessel. For the set down of the structure on the seabed, a frequency domain analysis was performed to obtain the dynamic forces. All preparations lead to an offshore decision tool, presenting the installation windows based on predicted and measured waves. This paper presents the track record of HMC SPS equipment installations. For the Laggan and Tormore project, in depth project specific issues with respect to splash zone loads, shielding analysis, near bottom dynamics and positioning tolerances are presented. HMC currently operates 3 Semi-submersibles crane vessels and 1 new mono-hull serving the deep water Construction & Heavy Lift market. The current equipment has sufficient capability and capacity to serve the market for the years to come, but HMC is looking into equipment modifications to increase the deep water lowering capacity, should the market demand for such. Paper authors: Danny Mus(HMC), Radboud van Dijk (HMC), Rolf Vlaskamp (HMC)
20 June, 1140-1210, Track 3 @ Klokkeklang Skuld a real fast SURF
Arne Skeie, Principal Engineer, Subsea 7 - This paper presents the experience and the many lessons learned from this challenging fast track SURF project. Skuld is the largest project in Statoil’s fast track portfolio. The field is located 25 km north of Norne with water depth ranging from 340-390m. Recoverable reserves are 90 MBOE. The Skuld Project comprises two separate fields, Fossekall located approximately 15 km north east of Norne FPSO and Dompap approximately 10 km further north east of Fossekall. The fields Fossekall and Dompap are developed as satellite tieback to the Norne FPSO. The two reservoirs will be drained by pressure depletion with water injection to maintain the pressure. All production wells have gas lift to maintain sufficient wellhead pressure. Fossekall is developed by one production and one combined production/water injection template (Template P and Template R respectively), while Dompap is developed by one combined production/water injection template (Template S). All templates facilitate 4 well slots. Statoil’s total investment on Skuld is 9.8 Billion NOK. Dompap was discovered in 2008 and Fossekall in 2010. PDO was submitted 26.06.2011 and approved 20.01.2012. Production start is planned for Q4 2012. Contract was awarded to Subsea7 in May 2011 and first marine operations was in January 2012. Overall Subsea 7 scope of work consists of the following: • Detail design engineering • Installation engineering • Interface engineering • Receipt and transport of CPI • Procurement • Linepipe factory coating • Pipeline fabrication incl. FJC • Structures fabrication • Marine operations • Pipeline installation • Pre-commissioning This paper presents the experience and the many lessons learned from this challenging fast track project.
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New Technology 19 June, 1400-1430, Track 2 @ Spissen Double or Nothing: How Technology is Able to Provide a “Second” Draugen Field
Riad El-Wardani, Subsea System Engineer, Shell Norway - How cutting edge seabed boosting technology can revive a decaying field and double forecast production volumes. The Norwegian oil and gas industry has been dismissed for being “the sunset industry” for several years now. Along with increased exploration to rejuvenate reserves, improved and enhanced oil recovery methods (IOR and EOR) have received increasing attention. The aim is to take the general 20- 30% recovery factors to new levels of up to 70-80%. One such field, which is able to double its total production volumes through one of the latest EOR technologies, is Draugen, in the heart of the Norwegian Sea. Through the implementation of cutting edge seabed boosting technology, Draugen is able to double production volumes and stretch conventional recovery factors associated with subsea systems. By drilling four strategically positioned production wells coupled with a subsea boosting station comprising two multiphase pumps, multiphase flow meters for well monitoring as well as subsea controls tied into an integrated manifold design, the future of subsea processing is being rewritten right here in Norway. The experience gained in Norway and the expertise developed, are going to be crucial in future development of subsea processing technology throughout the world. This paper discusses the challenges associated with developing a fully integrated subsea boosting system including technology qualification and project integration into an existing and complicated field infrastructure.
19 June, 1430-1500, Track 2 @ Spissen Statoil-Tracerco cooperation brings cutting edge technology for hydrate plug detection
Kjetil Kvamme, Project Manager, Tracerco Norge - Introduction to new technology for pipeline inspection and plug characterisation. Gas hydrates pose a large challenge for the oil and gas industry as they can form restrictions that can result in costly shutdowns and serious safety threats. It is therefore important to be able to locate such restrictions subsea with high accuracy to allow safe and efficient remediation operations. Tracerco has in cooperation with Statoil over several years worked extensively to develop a new technology for subsea applications. The development work started a decade ago using the existing Tracerco technology developed for topside usage. This “tomography” scanning equipment was successfully applied to locate restrictions on a couple of Statoil operated platforms. Some initial tests were performed at Statoil’s K-Lab using the flow assurance test flowline, which provided excellent results and paved the way for a new development. Due to increased needs at Statoil to have a fully operational tool available for locating hydrate restrictions the cooperation was accelerated to a new level with highly ambitious objectives. A development project for a new tool producing extremely high-resolution pipeline tomography scans, using a large number of gamma detectors, was therefore launched in 2012. This highly innovative project has now produced the tool that will be ready for large scale testing in 2013 and subsequent quick commercial applications. The presentation will cover the background of the development work and give a thorough description of the Tracerco’s cutting edge technology that finally fulfills the long waited dream of having technology to help solve some of the most intriguing flow assurance challenges.
19 June, 1500-1530, Track 2 @ Spissen High Power Actuation Technology For Pumps
Ola Strand, Project Leader, Techni - How new actuation technology opens the possibility for subsea usage of land proven pump solutions also for difficult fluids. Based on the OTC innovation award winner in 2011, this presentation is based on the test results of the pump system, in addition to a foreseen extension of the new possibilities this actuation technology might have, when transferred to other similar uses in deep sea processes. The presentation starts with an introduction to the actuation system used for the driving and controlling of the 2011 OTC innovation award winning pump. It includes a summary of different tests carried out since the start of the project. It continues with how this driving system can be utilized in other different but similar processes. Especially deep sea well applications, during both drilling and production phases, and are not limited to the pumping setup as already presented. The presentation indicates possible solutions for other types of challenges in the industry, based upon the nature of the unique driving system used by the 2011 innovation award winner pump system. The system extends the possibilities for solving deep sea drilling and well management challenges. The results from the tests are concluding on a proof of concept and the suitability of the driving arrangement for the pumping system. The different observations and gathered know how has been transferred to additional proposed applications. The conclusions are that the driving arrangement is operating as planned for the pumping system and thereby it is highly likely to be of importance for the solving of the newer and deeper sub sea challenges waiting ahead in the future.
19 June, 1600-1630, Track 2 @ Spissen Worlds first Remotely Welded Hot tap - Connecting to the future
Kjell Edvard Apeland, Project Leader, Statoil - Understanding of design, main principles, qualification status and the potential for application of this new remotely welded retrofit hot tap tee technology. Statoil has since 1999 worked systematically with development of new remote operated hot tap technology for offshore pipelines. A cost effective hot tap tie-in method for new branch pipelines is an important step towards more efficient utilization of existing transportation infrastructure and development of hydrocarbon resources. The results from the first phase of this technology program was presented at UTC in 2010, describing how a new remote hot-tap cutter system was developed and used offshore on a pre-installed Tee at the Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea. The second phase of this technology program has developed and qualified a new retrofit hot tap tee system which opens the possibility for diverless retrofit hot-tap connections in water depths down to 1000 meter. Remote controlled hyperbaric welding is combined with an innovative reinforcement clamp structure and a branch pipe design allowing an internally welded pressure barrier. The new concept is avoiding use of seals and thereby represents a much higher robustness and reliability throughout the entire design life of the pipeline, up to 50 years. The new retrofit hot tap tee technology is a continuation of the first phase of the project where a remote hot tap cutting machine was developed and qualified. The hot tap cutter has now performed four offshore hot-tap operations and is proven at water depths down to 900 meters. This paper outlines the design and principles of the new retrofit hot tap tee technology and the technology qualification process leading up to world’s first entirely remote operated, welded retrofit hot-tap tee connection. This world record breaking operation was successfully performed in 265 meter water depth at the Åsgard field in North Sea, August 2012. Authors: Kjell Edvard Apeland, Richard Verley, Jan Olav Berge, Statoil • Neil Woodward, Mike Armstrong, Isotek Oil and Gas Odd Einar Lindøe, Imenco
19 June, 1630-1700, Track 2 @ Spissen The Role of Oil in Water Monitoring in Subsea Processing
Eivind Gransaether, CEO, Mirmorax - Technology developments in oil in water monitoring are becoming a vital tool in subsea processing. The accurate measurement of oil in water has become a vital component in subsea processing today. The lack of accurate oil in water measurements, for example, can lead to the clogging up of oil in injection wells; the plugging of lines, pumps and valves; and corrosion due to the electrochemical reactions of the water with piping walls. Challenges remain, however, in developing effective oil in water monitoring for operators. This includes lack of access to instrumentation for maintenance purpose and the fluctuating data ranges between topside and subsea monitoring. Oil in water monitoring today is also not viewed as simply a pollution-tackling instrument but a crucial component of optimising production. Information on sand and oil size distributions and concentration will help the operator optimise the separation process; ensure that all separation equipment is designed to work within its operating range with respect to particle size; and will help the operator to monitor separators, hydro cyclones and chemical injection. Against this backdrop, this paper will look at the latest developments in oil in water monitoring based on ultrasonic pulse-echo technology and how these challenges are being addressed through a Joint Industry Partnership involving a number of leading operators. The paper will reveal recent test results carried out in Scotland and will demonstrate how effective oil in water monitoring subsea can result in earlier water characterisation and become a vital tool in subsea processing.
19 June, 1700-1730, Track 2 @ Spissen Electric Actuators for permanent flow control: Past, Present and Future
Volker Phielipeit-Spiess, R&D Manager, Cameron GmbH Celle - Electric actuators key facts, capabilities, limits. More and more subsea applications require fast control, quicker response times and shall be operated in a continuous operation mode. Typically traditional hydraulic fluid operated valves do not have those capabilities. Electric actuators are the alternative to overcome this gap. Based on the technology of Cameron’s 1st gen. electric actuators, the latest operational requirements for fast flow control and the feedback gained from the field, Cameron has developed two new electric actuators. The ¼ Turn Ball Valve actuator and a Fast Acting Choke. Each type can be either used on trees, manifolds or for subsea processing equipment as control or isolation valve. The presentation will address the following topics: design features/limits, general functionality of each actuator type, major components as well as the electrical and mechanical interface. In addition key performance data like open-close time, high accuracy, condition monitoring capabilities, continuous position indication will be outlined. Moreover the qualification program and experiences gained during testing will be presented. Finally an outlook for future needs will be drafted.
20 June, 1040-1110, Track 2 @ Spissen Kongsberg Subsea Storage Unit
Astrid Kristoffersen, Product & Technology Manager, Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies - We will describe the Kongsberg patented Subsea Storage Unit (SSU) technology, the Qualification plan and preliminary Qualification results. The SSU is characterized by using a flexible bag as oil/fluid storage. It’s a gravity based storage unit that differ from conventional gravity storage systems by the flexible bag, which eliminates contact between sea-water and the stored fluid, thus eliminating the problems with emulsion layer and risk of bacteria growth. The bag is covered by a protection structure, which can
accommodate the whole volume of the stored fluid should the bag rupture. There is free flow of sea-water into the protection structure so that it is not necessary to design against the water pressure on the seabed. The bag/tank is to be filled with oil/fluid from a pipeline and emptied by using a riser system from the tank and up to a nearby shuttle tanker via a submerged loading system. On top of each subsea storage tank there is a removable circular hatch. The bag is connected to the hatch. Thus by removing the hatch, the bag may be retracted from the storage tank if necessary for repair or replacement. In addition to storing stabilized crude oil at the seabed, we will present other applications where KONGSBERG Subsea Storage Unit technology can be used. The SSU is an enhancer for subsea processing and production in arctic areas as it facilitates crude oil storage. In addition, the SSU is a preferable alternative to production platforms with subsea storage cells or Semis-, FPSO, FSU and pipe lines. It will be a cheap storage alternative to existing storage facilities and will commercialise development of marginal oil field or tail production. The SSU can be designed as a mobile unit for storage of produced oil during extended well testing (EWT), which represents an economical beneficial and far more environmental friendly solution than todays “burn-off” strategy. Kongsberg is currently working to qualify the Subsea Storage Unit for offshore installation. We will present the preliminary results of the program.
20 June, 1110-1140, Track 2 @ Spissen Hydrate Removal on E-Line from RLWI Vessel: A Case Study
Ole Eddie Karlsen, VP Subsea, Welltec - World’s first, hydrate removal on electric line from RLWI vessel. The applications for electric line technologies are rapidly increasing and only recently it has been demonstrated that hydrate milling is also possible to achieve using electric line. A world’s first operation was carried out from a RLWI vessel in the North Sea which has widespread application for operators around the world as a remedial approach for this complex problem. The well in question was undergoing a start-up procedure when a build-up in wellhead cavity was observed indicating a possible blockage by a hydrate plug. Methanol had been pumped through the injection master valve which had cleared the hydrate between the flow valve and the wing valve, but the amount below the subsea tree was unknown. The contingency solution was to apply an electric line cleaner with a 3.8 reverse circulating bit, which was preferred over any induced heat solution as it was thought to be less likely to generate rapid gas release from the hydrate allowing for a more controlled environment. The hydrate was tagged at 553 m where the electric line cleaner was activated and managed to remove the hydrate down to a depth of 608 m in 20 hours of actual milling time. This allowed the operator to re-establish functionality to the downhole safety valve. This presentation will discuss the key lessons learnt from this world’s first operation as well as the implications for subsea interventions in the future.
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20 June, 1140-1210, Track 2 @ Spissen Verification of High Voltage Subsea Power Equipment
Kristin Moe Elgsaas, Product Manager Subsea Power, GE Oil & Gas - Insight into strategies to address the challenges of verifying high voltage subsea power equipment for first-user applications. Subsea power is an important building block towards any type of subsea processing, and can be a key contributor to enabling longer step-outs and arctic operation. The presentation looks at the unique challenges of verifying high voltage subsea power equipment for first-user applications. This is done through specific examples of product development from material compatibility verification through testing on simplified geometries and verification of basic functionality and long term operability and availability on prototypes exemplified by both AC and DC high voltage connectors. The presentation also addresses the challenges of verifying larger subsea power equipment and how this can be addressed through incremental verification of critical components, sub-assemblies and shallow water testing. Finally it displays the challenges of verifying operability and availability of complete subsea power systems. This will be exemplified through the use of extensive system analyses linked to small scale lab demonstrations. The paper also addresses challenges related to lack of industry specifications and established testing regimes and criteria.
20 June, 1330-1400, Track 2 @ Spissen Development and qualification of a high flow meg chemical injection metering valve for gas projects in the North Sea, South China Sea and Western Australia
David R Simpson CEng, Subsea Product Manager, Cameron - (1)Successful New Product Development linked to evolving industry demand, (2)Voice of Customer (VOC) is essential in developing new technologies, (3)The importance & value of extensive system level qualification including full deep water simulations. Deepwater chemical injection of large volumes of Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) or Methanol for hydrate inhibition will be a significant challenge for some of the large bore gas wells currently under development or being planned around the world. Reliable delivery of accurate quantities of hydrate suppression chemicals to the well can be critical to production optimisation. The necessity to closely manage this high flow chemical injection has called for the continuous development of innovative technologies. With an ever increasing demand for reliable gas supply, subsea system reliability is of equal importance. This paper explores the development and qualification of Cameronâ€™s HIGH FLOW Chemical Injection Metering Valve (CIMV) for large bore gas projects. Through its focus on New Product Development (NPD) and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Cameron has successfully reacted to a demand in the industry and brought a qualified new technology to the market. Thorough an extensive system level qualification program, including full deepwater simulation with regenerated MEG, Cameron has demonstrated to operators the improved performance and reliability of the patented non-intrusive ultrasonic flow measurement that is at the heart of this closed-loop control device. Independent of fluid composition, the device provides infinite flow rate regulation, up to 26,500 l/h+, with high native flow rate measurement accuracy in an extremely low pressure drop device, all helping operators better manage their MEG budget on large projects. This technology is currently being deployed on a number of gas projects in the North Sea, South China Sea and Western Australia.
20 June, 1400-1430, Track 2 @ Spissen Pipeline Lifting and Support Piles
Nikunj Patel, Engineering Manager, Oceaneering The Span Support Piles are gravity driven, pile based devices for pipeline lifting and supporting to remediate spans in place, reduce static stresses/strains as a result of spans, and suppress VIV (based upon spacing of multiple units), which can be used The Pipeline Lifting Piles simplify the span remediation & pipeline supporting/lifting process. They can be installed post pipeline installation & pre-commissioning next to the pipelines without contacting the pipe, whereby the pipeline could then be lifted and supported over this entire span, such that VIV would be suppressed, eliminating the need for additional VIV suppression devices such as strakes or fairings. Additionally, given a case where bathymetry or other conditions change, these piles can be installed and/or adjusted to accommodate these changes, whether they be future escarpment growth, subsidence, etc - which can all be reasonably accommodated within the limitations of the original pile dimensions. These structures are field proven, having been installed and utilized in the Gulf of Mexico on an existing oil export pipeline. The Span Support Piles are a more effective, safer, quicker, and more cost-effective solution for span supports due to the fact that they are: Fully adjustable post installation Installation does not require contact with the pipeline and does not pose excess risk to the pipeline by straddling Design is less susceptible to subsidence over time like mud mat based designs Designed to be gravity driven - less installation time associated with suction pile design Allows for free axial expansion/contraction of the pipeline with roller box design while fixing the pipeline laterally to prevent VIV No special tooling required to operate: standard hydraulic hot stabs & torque tools
Real Time Risk Management and Integrity Management 19 June, 1400-1430, Track 4 @ Troldtog Ormen Lange Flow Assurance System (FAS) - online flow assurance monitoring and advice
Pabs Angelo, Senior Flow Assurance Engineer, Norske Shell A Flow Assurance System (FAS) is installed on Ormen Lange in order to give information about the multiphase flow through the entire subsea production and pipeline system and onshore slug catchers to support the operation of the field. The FAS includes the following modules: - Virtual Flow Metering System (VFMS): Model generated values of flow rates (gas, condensate and water) as backup to physical multiphase meters. - Pipeline Monitoring System (PMS): Model generated values of pipeline flowing conditions and onshore receiving facilities. - Leakage and Blockage Detection (LDS): Combining information from measurements and model generated values of pressures and flow rates along with statistical process control methods. In 2011 the Ormen Lange FAS was upgraded with new PMS and LDS modules based on the new transient multiphase flow simulator FlowManager Dynamic, replacing the previous transient simulator. The new simulator has proven to give accurate predictions of pressure, temperature and flow rates of gas, condensate and water/MEG in the wells, templates, flowlines and slug catchers. The flow assurance challenges of the Ormen Lange field are significant. Due to sub-zero temperatures at the sea bed, there is a risk of hydrate and ice formation. However, the FAS reduces the risk of hydrate and ice formation. The PMS module calculates pressure, temperature, water content and MEG concentration through the entire subsea system, giving the margin to the hydrate formation curve for actual operation conditions. Another flow assurance challenge is liquid surges. The long transport (120 km) of unprocessed fluids in a hilly seabed terrain induces liquid surges in the pipelines due to liquid accumulation at low rates. In the worst case, the result can be flooding of slug catchers. In this paper it is shown that the upgraded PMS module is able to accurately predict the liquid surges in the pipelines, liquid surge arrival in the slug catcher and the liquid level in the slug catchers. Thus, the operators and flow assurance engineers have a tool to optimize the ramp-up speed avoiding flooding of the slug catchers. The PMS module gives full overview of current operation conditions and predicted changes in the subsea system and slug catchers the next hours. All operations (e.g. shut-in, restart or ramp-up) can be simulated in advance. This ensures safe and optimized operation of the complex Ormen Lange production systems.
19 June, 1430-1500, Track 4 @ Troldtog Use of Real-Time Integrity Monitoring On Valemon Jacket During Drilling Operations
Alexander Rimmer, Director, 2H Offshore Engineering Ltd The West Elara CJ70 jackup rig is currently performing pre-drilling operations on Statoilâ€™s HPHT Valemon jacket platform prior to arrival of the platform topsides. Using a jackup rig to drill the Valemon platform wells has presented a new challenge, primarily due to the larger 134m water depth at the Valemon location and high weight of HP riser and BOP system compared with previous jackup-drilled platform developments in the harsh North Sea environment. As a result of high predicted motions of the jackup rig in this water depth, there are integrity concerns for the HP drilling riser, wellhead and conductor system during the current pre-drilling operations and subsequently for future drilling operations after topside installation. To address the integrity concerns and ensure safe offshore operations, a real-time integrity monitoring system has been designed and installed. This incorporates a number of motion and curvature sensors installed to the West Elara jackup and HP drilling riser system and Valemon jacket, wellhead and well conductor system. The data is collected, processed and compared with key performance indicator thresholds in real-time to confirm drilling operations can continue safely. Back analysis is conducted to calibrate motion models of the West Elara to verify that future operations after topside installation can be completed safely. This paper describes the integrity monitoring system deployed and the use of the data collected to support the ongoing predrilling operations and future drilling operations after topside installation, both through real-time measured response information and the calibration of the West Elara jackup model. Authors: Henric Moberg - Completion Engineer (Statoil) Ivar Traen - Senior Subsea/Well Engineer West Elara/ Valemon (Statoil) Edward Elleston (Pulse Structural Monitoring)
19 June, 1500-1530, Track 4 @ Troldtog Integration of subsea building blocks by intelligent design
Matthew Franchek, Professor and Funding Director Subsea Engineering, University of Houston - The importance of designing robust controllers for pressure and flow using state of the art prediction tools. The exploration, drilling and production of energy in ultra-deep water conditions could possibly create the largest growing market for engineers and technology. The technical challenges in designing reliable oil producing systems in this environment manifest themselves as (i) heat transfer of multi-phase flow within pipes, (ii) fluid-solid interactions of flexible structures (risers and pipelines), (iii) materials reliability in the presence of corrosion (due to sea water) and (iv) integration and control of the complete subsea system. A graduate subsea engineering program has been established through a close partnership between academia and industry.
The program formalizes an engineering science-based education in subsea engineering. Beyond the classroom experiences, there is a targeted research focusing on 1. Intelligent Subsea Systems (Controls, Systems Integration and Diagnostics) 2. Subsea Electrification (Power distribution and electro-mechanical systems) 3. Materials and Corrosion 4. Subsea Processing and Artificial Lift A partnership between the University of Houston and Bergen University College seeks to grow the subsea engineering education and research programs to an international program. This paper is a concrete result of our drive to educate and do research in subsea engineering with a focus on industry needs, as well as harmonization of the curriculum. With this paper we will present the status on our research on integration of subsea systems. Particular emphasis will be made on models for pipelines, pumps, valves and electric motors. Dynamic analysis of these integrated systems will be covered. The paper will summarize with a review of system identification techniques used to calibrate models from in-field data.
19 June, 1600-1630, Track 4 @ Troldtog Real Time Risk Management (RTRM)
Eirik Fjeldstad, Project Director, Christian Michelsen Research - Understanding Real Time Risk Magagement and how this will reduce cost and control risk. Subsea production regularity is a high priority subject. Risk of failure increases with life time and methods will be required for optimum overview of technical integrity and risk level. Measurement, monitoring and diagnostic analysis of equipment and structures will give new opportunities to give better decision support within operation and maintenance. The concept of Real Time Risk Management will give a revolution in how we analyse, decide, plan and do maintenance work within Oil & Gas. We expect substantial reduction in maintenance cost and at the same time achieve better risk control through intuitive visualization methods. Equipment for subsea production needs to have built in measurement of integrity such that integrity and risk management could be done onshore control centers. Technology development will be the enabling factor that meets these requirements. As we start the process on existing infrastructure we expect the technology gap will closed as this is now highly incentivized by high return on investment in todayâ€™s Oil & Gas market. CMR works closely with industry partners in the area of condition monitoring and predictive maintenance will be the next generation of subsea maintenance methods. CMR see all this as part of the more general and broader concept of Real Time Risk Maintenance. Real Time Risk Management looks at the whole information chain from measurement to visualisation. This means how new sensor technology can give valuable information of the technical integrity, aggregation of historic data, multidimensional time series analysis and new ways of intuitive visualization methods. We also look at how this could change the way we plan the maintenance process and how the availability of key risk indicators (KRI) could be used in evolving risk based business management. We look at how business management has changed to a more risk based organization after major incidents as Deepwater Horizon. The full paper will cover the general concept of Real Time Risk Management and how this could be implemented exemplified with real information flow from installations in the North Sea.
19 June, 1630-1700, Track 4 @ Troldtog Technological Advancements in Subsea Electrical Integrity Management
Neil Douglas, Managing Director, Viper Subsea - Systems can tolerate very low Insulation Resistance levels, but there is a cliff edge between successful operation and shut down which could be crossed with little warning. Subsea electrical faults are not specific to a certain region or age of production system - they occur globally and in all water depths and as such pose a real problem to operators, who have little understanding of when, where or why these failures are occurring. As a result of these faults, system availability is significantly reduced and high remediation costs are incurred in order to restore the system to full working order. At present, the approach to the maintenance of subsea control systems is generally reactive, whereby component failures are dealt with on an ad hoc basis by process of elimination. Major players in the industry have come to realise that this â€œdo nothingâ€? approach is not only costly and inefficient but is no longer acceptable in light of ongoing changes to the legislative and technical environment affecting the subsea controls industry, not to mention the fact that the diagnostic intervention required further to a failure can itself cause damage to non-recoverable parts of the system. This paper will present some case histories and provide detail of root causes of subsea electrical failures; it will also introduce a unique new EAIM (electrical asset integrity management) offering, V-NET, which has the power to transform the industry by taking a proactive approach to the management of control system integrity. By combining expert knowledge and analysis with accurate data capture and processing V-NET will enable operators to plan for maximum possible system availability and help mitigate unplanned downtime caused by costly component failures.
19 June, 1700-1730, Track 4 @ Troldtog Evaluation of Sand and Erosion Monitoring Hardware for a Subsea Gas Field Project
David Ifezue, Senior Corrosion Engineer, Wood Group Integrity Management - A hybrid instrument permits a CAPEX reduction in the overall number of sand detection instruments required and also permits a quick response by the operator to a sand influx event. Based on experience of similar wells in the region, significant sand influx is expected for a proposed subsea gas field development. Therefore a FEED study is required to specify appropriate hardware for rapid detection of sand production, identification of completions failure and measurement of erosion damage. This paper evaluates the range of commercially available hardware and specifies the most appropriate instruments for
downhole and surface monitoring/inspection of sand levels and erosion damage. A hybrid instrument that combines metal loss measurement and acoustic sand detection is recommended for the CAPEX savings to be achieved by the reduction in the overall number of instruments required. It also enables the operator to detect and confirm from the same instrument, the severity of a sand event and hence respond appropriately and quickly by correlation of the ASD data with the metal loss data. Strategies for optimal placement and utilisation of these hardware at critical locations in the infield production system are presented. It is proposed to install one sand and erosion sensor per well head. In addition, a hybrid sand/erosion probe is recommended for the manifold header and the cooling spool in order to monitor potential high wastage rates at these susceptible geometries.
20 June, 1330-1400, Track 3 @ Klokkeklang Experience from the GjĂ¸a field with Condition Performance Monitoring for Subsea
Jean-Yves Bressand, Global Sales Manager, FMC Technologies - Proactive maintenance for subsea equipment leading to higher production uptime. Condition and Performance Monitoring (CPM) is a new surveillance system designed to maximize asset availability. Having qualified and continuous updated knowledge about the integrity of the subsea asset is of utmost importance for making the right decisions at the right time in terms of maximizing profitability of the reservoir development. Experience of the first installed CPM, running since June 2012 GDF Suez will explain the positive impact and their experience of using the CPM on the daily operations of the GjĂ¸a field in the North Sea in terms of costs, technology understanding and productivity. Concrete operational examples will be shared where the CPM played a key role.
20 June, 1400-1430, Track 3 @ Klokkeklang Reduce the over-heating risk of subsea cables and umbilicals
Gary Parker, Product Champion, Schlumberger - Participants will become aware of the growing need to monitor the temperature of cables which supply subsea processing equipment. Large subsea cable installations, such as the country to country interconnectors and the cables used to power subsea oil fields, are high value assets costing hundreds of millions of dollars. If these assets fail due to overheating, then besides the downtime and loss of production, the results can be catastrophic. Cables are designed to be operated at a defined power rating. However the cableâ€™s external environment is dynamic and may be different from what was expected. The dynamic environment changes the cables thermal characteristics. Monitoring the cable temperature allows the operator to make sure that the temperature rating is not exceeded, which maximizes the life of the cable insulation and therefore the life of the cable. Sensa (a Schlumberger/Framo company) was asked by ABB Sweden to provide a distributed temperature monitoring solution to monitor the temperature at the critical points of the 278km, 400kV, 500MW power cable between Ireland and Wales. The Sensa Prime system was commissioned in October 2012 and includes a patented optical amplifier which allows ABB to monitor the cable temperature 25km subsea. Compared to classic temperature probes, the Sensa Prime uses a single piece of fiber optic to provide a reading at every 2 meters all along the cable. Furthermore, if the cable temperature rises above a safe level, an SMS message will be sent to the maintenance department which will alert them to investigate. In the future, the same system could also be modified to measure strain on the cable.
Safeguarding the Environment 19 June, 1600-1630, Track 3 @ Klokkeklang Instantaneous probability of uncontrolled external leakage during the production phase of a subsea well
Andre Luiz Rocha Alves, Subsea Equipments Engineer, Petrobras - Subsea Well Integrity Management. This work develops a methodology for evaluating the uncontrolled external leakage probability of a subsea well during the production phase. Based on a barrier diagram, an algorithm for possible leak path identification is proposed, considering different operation modes: gas lift operation, free flowing or well closed at the subsea christmas tree. Considering the equivalency between these paths and the minimum cut sets from a fault tree modeling, the uncontrolled external leakage probability is calculated using the upper bound approximation. The effect of common cause failures is considered for the failure mode fail-to-close-valve. The instantaneous availability function of each component is modeled to represent the maintenance strategy applied. Non repairable, repairable and periodically tested items are used. For the latter, a nomenclature to distinguish two subtypes is introduced: the PT-R and PT-NR models, respectively Periodically Tested Repairable, and Periodically Tested Non Repairable. In order to adjust probability distributions to the random variable time-to- failure, valve failure data from a subsea christmas tree sample operating at Campos Basin, Brazil, from 1993 to 2010 are studied. The failure rate functions determined are used as input for the proposed model, regarding the following failure modes: fail-to-close, external-leakage, and internal-leakage at the closed position. The objective of this section is to eliminate the usual assumption of constant failure rate and account for eventual wear-out effects. Finally, instantaneous probability results and sensitivity analysis are demonstrated for a base case study. Parameters like time between tests, inspections, and component reliability are varied in order to identify the impact on the uncontrolled external leakage probability. Therefore, the main objective is to support decision making on the well integrity management system during the production phase of a subsea well.
19 June, 1630-1700, Track 3 @ Klokkeklang Environmental Condition Observatory (ECO) Platform
Dr Phil Bagley, Programme Leader, Aker Solutions - Pilot study to investigate feasibility of seafloor environmental monitoring. Sensitive environments such as the artic and deep ocean into which the industry are extending is generally poorly understood with surveys regularly discovering new habitats and communities of animals previously unknown to science. There is inevitably a lack of historical data which can be used as basis for baseline knowledge and prediction. It is however apparent that all deep-sea environments support a wide range of animals that contribute significantly to global biodiversity and ecosystem function. Hitherto only a limited number of deep-ocean sites have been monitored for periods exceeding 5 years. At these sites important annual cycles have been observed with considerable variability from year to year and changes in dominant fauna over decadal time scales. In the Pacific there is evidence of a linkage between the surface climate and the deep sea, and major climatic events such as El Ni単o Southern Oscillation have influenced the deep sea floor community. Similar relationships between climate and deep-sea communities have been observed in the Atlantic. For the industry to measure its impact these naturally occurring and spontaneous changes in sea floor fauna need to be distinguished from any industry influences. The ECO platforms consists of a suite of sensors including a camera, oxygen, turbidity, and a set of oceanographic sensors that over the long-term will monitor the sea-floor environment and help the industry to assess their impact. Initial results from an ECO platform pilot operated in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen at a site of special scientific interest will be presented. Authors: Phil Bagley, Kevin Grant, Dafydd Neale, Aker Solutions
19 June, 1700-1730, Track 3 @ Klokkeklang Proactive and integrated environmental monitoring
Kaare Finbak, Vice President, Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies - New technologies and processes for reduction of the impact of oil and gas operations on the environment. The oil and gas industry over the years has managed to reduce emissions to air and discharges to sea significantly. Decreasing public tolerance, even tougher environmental regulations and exploration for oil & gas in even more sensitive areas like the Arctic, pose however the industry with new challenges. Additional reduction of the environmental footprint of the oil & gas industry is possible through deployment of solutions for Integrated Environmental Monitoring (IEM) or real-time monitoring of the environment. Kongsberg currently is developing IEM solutions that will enable the industry to monitor the effect of seismic acquisitions, drilling operations and production on the environment in real time, to decide how to handle incidents identified there and then, and to document the effects - or lack of effects - on the environment continuously. Mobile and stationary subsea units equipped with sensors monitor key environmental parameters, and acoustic and cabled networks transfer the data from the subsea units to software solutions for visualization of the data and detection and handling of incidents. Kongsberg is developing and demonstrating the solutions with Statoil and partners IBM and DNV in the Integrated Environmental Monitoring project. Version one of the first solution was demonstrated late 2012. It allows the industry to monitor the effect of drill cuttings on vulnerable species such as corals. Over the next two years solutions for detection of production leakages, effects of seismic acquisition on the life in the sea, and long-term environmental monitoring of an area, will be demonstrated. The business benefits are significant.
Subsea Field of the Future 19 June, 1400-1430, Track 3 @ Klokkeklang Simulation and optimization of field solutions for increased recovery
Daniel Gilje Fonnes, Senior Engineer, Production Performance Services, FMC Technologies The introduction of subsea processing systems in networks of wells and flowlines has increased the number of designs parameters in field developments, each with their individual impact on the total production system. In the quest to identify the optimal field solution, equipment selection and operability, it is essential to address the production system as a whole. All design parameters that influence the upstream or downstream conditions should be included to identify: - Governing bottlenecks - Production potentials - Pressure, temperature and velocities against Flow Assurance issues like: hydrate formation, wax deposition, flow regimes, erosion, corrosion and vibrations. In order to define a model that is flexible and predictive, it is crucial that realistic and independent boundary conditions are used. In practice this often suggests that reservoir- and receiving facility conditions are used as model boundaries. A simulator that enables modelling of the full production system from reservoir to receiving facilities provides a powerful tool to screen design alternatives to identify the optimal field solution. A full field model of the production system will be of great value throughout life of field, offering services like virtual metering/allocation, production optimization and monitoring of equipment integrity. Some examples of projects where this tool has been utilized with great success are: - Optimization of subsea compression system - Design of subsea processing station and downstream flowline sizing - Identification of boosting requirements and subsea processing potential
19 June, 1430-1500, Track 3 @ Klokkeklang Developing and qualifying the Åsgard Inlet Cooler
Henrik Alfredsson, CFD Lead Engineer, Aker Solutions - Design, Qualification, Testing and Manufacturing of a multiphase subsea cooler. Reduced wellhead pressure and increased liquid slugging are well known min flow challenges encountered in late life operation of subsea gas/condensate wells. Through the Åsgard Subsea Compression project Statoil and Aker Solutions address this problem and the output from the Åsgard and Mikkel fields is increased by a formidable 278 million barrels of oil equivalent. As a vital part of the process the Åsgard SCSt incorporates a versatile passive inlet cooler highlighted as an important building block in the Subsea Factory 2020 Vision. The Inlet Cooler acts both as an anti-surge cooler as well as a generic process cooler increasing overall efficiency of the compression station. During the majority of its design life the Inlet Cooler will however be cooling the multiphase stream below the hydrate formation temperature stipulating a significant Flow Assurance challenge in avoiding hydrate formation. Providing sufficient and robust distribution of inhibiting fluid to all cooling pipes has hence been highlighted as a key feature to avoid hydrate clogging during operation. This paper presents the design principle, functionality and qualification of the Åsgard Inlet Cooler. It demonstrates the project execution success for new improved multiphase cooling design. Key design challenges and solutions will be presented along with multiphase CFD simulation results of liquid distribution. In order to ascertain theoretical consistency and prove proper liquid distribution an extensive test program was undertaken. Results from multiphase testing will be presented along with comparisons to theoretical models proving the principle, functionality and robustness of the Åsgard Inlet Cooler.
19 June, 1500-1530, Track 3 @ Klokkeklang Use of Compact Separation Technologies to enable Single-Phase Boosting and Improved Flow Assurance
Mika Tienhaara, Managing Director, Advanced Separation Company - Benefits of an approach with high performance subsea separation technologies required to allow for single-phase boosting and overall simplification of the total facilities (SURF and topsides) and thereby allowing for reduced project capital costs and operational costs with increased recovery rates generating higher revenues. ASCOM has developed high performance compact separation technologies for gas, oil, water and sand, all tested and verified for subsea processing conditions and used in concepts by various oil & gas companies. The separation of the well-stream phases has a huge impact on the type of boosting, riser system, flow assurance as well as topsides design. Looking at subsea applications, there has been an emphasis on multi-phase pumping rather than deploying robust single-phase or hybrid pumping solutions which would require robust and reliable separation technology. This can be achieved by applying technologies that have been verified under realistic conditions allowing for design data and correlations with high accuracy. The different concepts of separation are discussed, with separation system ranging from fairly simple gas/liquid separation to oil/ water separation and produced water treatment, requiring more knowledge and experience. Varying concepts from conventional over advanced to compact are discussed. Design considerations and feasible separation systems for deepwater deployment (1500-3000 meter water depth) are included. In this type of development, traditional cylindrical separators will not be feasible due to mechanical constraints and other concepts need to be considered to achieve the required separation efficiency, such as using compact in-line technology, but also novel concepts such as the patent-pending spherical subsea separator with tailormade internals. In order to enhance the robustness of subsea factories, the use of robust compact separation solutions in combination with boosting systems (single-phase/hybrid/multi-phase) will allow for reduced project risks and this paper shows a system solution with linked advantages.
20 June, 1040-1110, Track 1 @ Peer Gynt Towards the subsea factory: opportunities and challenges
Rune Mode Ramberg, Subsea Chief Engineer, Statoil - Improved understanding of the technology elements comprising the subsea factory, and what needs to be done to realise factories in 2020 and beyond. In 2012 Statoil launched the concept of a subsea factory as part of its revised technology strategy. The strategy identifies subsea production and processing as one of four business critical technologies that will help realise the ambition to produce 2.5 million barrels of oil equivalent by 2020. As well as realising subsea compression in 2015, another important strategy sub-goal is to have the required elements for the subsea factory ready by 2020. What is a subsea factory? This presentation will provide an overview of the main technology elements that can be combined and integrated in the Statoil Subsea Factory concept in order to provide processing of wellstream fluids to the necessary transport quality, and which can be a part of a “subsea hub” in a subsea field of the future. The presentation will also explain the stepwise approach taken to realise a subsea factory and will discuss how to provide and distribute power and control systems to the factory, and how to install, monitor, maintain and operate complex subsea facilities over field lifetime. In conclusion, the challenges and opportunities of further developing new generations of subsea factories beyond 2020 will be summarised.
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20 June, 1110-1140, Track 1 @ Peer Gynt Compact and High Efficiency Separation Systems
Alexandre Braga, Engineering Manager, Power & Process, Aker Solutions - Implement new technology both for new and old field developments. The product extracted from the reservoirs is a multiphase fluid consisting mostly of oil, gas and water. Oil and gas have economic interests for the industry, but the water does not add value to the final product and requires a lot of investments in order to be discharged back in reservoir. In addition, the older is the well, the higher is the water production and consequently a substantial part of the topside process plant has to be dedicated for separation and water treatment prior to its discharge. By moving the water separation, treatment and injection plant to a subsea station on the sea bed, the topside facilities could be optimized to process only the products of relevant industrial economic interest. Deep fields, high gas and oil rates require compact and high efficiency systems in order to be a feasible solution when it comes to installation and intervention. This paper will present on a concept level a case study of a new improved design for a compact and high efficiency systems, with the focus on water polishing for injection, oil quality and gal/liquid separation, for greenfields and brownfields applications. The paper will also describe a typical high speed control system for such a compact subsea separation plant, including sensors for oil and water quality, control valves, actuators, control electronics and control algorithms. It will also present a simulation of the system for oil and water separation, water treatment and injection based on production profile and typical functional requirements.
20 June, 1140-1210, Track 1 @ Peer Gynt Flexible subsea communications networks: providing bandwidth for a variety of field topologies
Stuart G Holley, Systems Engineering Manager, GE Oil & Gas - Robust, secure and practical networks can be implemented, using IP protocols provided that a toolbox of Ethernet based subsea modems is available at the subsea electronics module network nodes, and there is a full understanding of managing and allocating. As subsea field development plans mature, during project definition, field construction and life-of-field growth, the advantages of flexible subsea data communications networks become apparent. Such flexibility is often described as “open architecture” or “plug & play” as we conceive that it is increasingly practical to replicate the familiar Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) in the subsea environment. Experiences with the successes and limitations of a former generation of synchronous (command/response) network protocols have provided valuable learning for successful implementation of “subsea Ethernet” having these “plug & play” characteristics. Similarly the experience of the subsea community in equipping long offset projects, has shown the advantages of mixed network “media” using both fibre optic and electrical (copper) connections. Some limitations for subsea application are that “point-to-point” topologies are not suitable for all subsea field scenarios and that the electrical Ethernet connection distance is limited to 100metres. This paper will illustrate through case studies how robust, secure and practical networks can be implemented, using IP protocols provided that a toolbox of Ethernet based subsea modems is available at the subsea electronics module network nodes, and there is a full understanding of managing and allocating network capacity. Increasingly the control systems for individual well controls are becoming the ISP for subsea facilities such as the subsea factory.
20 June, 1330-1400, Track 1 @ Peer Gynt Lower Cost gas development concepts using advanced subsea processing with accurate temperature controlled, subsea cooling
Richard Moore, Front End Business Study Manager, Fluor E&C, Perth Australia - New Lower Cost Gas Development Concepts, Advanced Subsea Processing Options. Despite being immersed in cool seawater, accurate control of hydrocarbon temperature subsea is not currently attempted. The dangers from excessive cooling, leading to wax and hydrate formation, mean that cooling to the ideal & optimal processing temperature has not been seriously considered to date. As a result, many highly preferred processing options, which would be available on topside facilities, remain unavailable subsea. Introducing accurate temperature controlled subsea cooling opens up an entire new category of flow assurance solutions and subsea processing opportunities, with enormous potential benefits. These benefits include: - Corrosion prevention and avoidance of CRA pipe requirement - Pipeline upheaval buckling prevention - Separation of 80 - 90% of water with a corresponding dramatic reduction in MEG system requirements - Reduced liquids pressure drop - Eliminated or reduced slugging at the receiving facility New, highly attractive, development concepts for deepwater gas fields, based around this new CMDC subsea cooling technology are discussed in the presentation.
20 June, 1400-1430, Track 1 @ Peer Gynt Enabling technologies for the vision of the subsea production plant
Nils Arne Sølvik, Sales Manager, Framo Engineering - This paper will provide a presentation of the enabling technologies for bringing the subsea industry towards and fulfilling the vision of the total subsea production plant. The paper will focus on how down hole/reservoir technology and competence, combined with seabed factory systems will enable solutions where the recoverable reserves are increased, the hydrocarbons can be transported to the destination of choice with minimum risk and the byproducts of subsea oil & gas processing can be managed in a sustainable manner. The main target is to provide integrated subsea systems that will enable realization of subsea field developments of increasing complexity and challenging environmental parameters.
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With 55 companies the UTC Exhibition will be a vibrant and important arena for subsea updates and information. At UTC you will meet executives, managers, engineers and other strategic and planning personnel related to the subsea field of the petroleum industry. The exhibition hall will accommodate lunches and refreshments buffets.
The Underwater Technology Foundation welcomes students to UTC. Students can apply to get free attendance for the conference proceedings and lunches.
The exhibition will be open for other professionals, not participating at the conference, at these hours: Wednesday 19 June: Thursday 20 June:
UTC is an international meeting point for the world’s leading subsea technology companies. New technology is presented, challenges are discussed and students will be able to meet the companies face to face in the exhibition hall. Please send an e-mail to email@example.com with information on where you study (department/faculty and school).
10:30 – 16:00 09:00 – 14:30
Guests have to register at the entrance, no entrance fee will apply. Guests will be given the opportunity to buy lunch tickets at registration.
The student admission does not give access to social events. The Underwater Technology Foundation does not cover travel expenses.
We encourage all exhibitors to invite their business partners to visit the UTC Exhibition.
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