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OTC 2019

OTC 2019


Event Dates:
06 May 2019 — 09 May 2019

Event Location:
Houston, Texas, USA

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. Celebrating 50 years since 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually at NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park) in Houston. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brazil and OTC Asia. OTC is sponsored by 13 industry organizations and societies, who work cooperatively to develop the technical program. OTC also has endorsing and supporting organizations.

 

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Sponsorship & Papers

 

Website

2019.otcnet.org

 

Schedule


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Advancement in Subsea, Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines
Technical Session
9:30 AM – Noon
Room 312

Digitalization has emerged as a dominant theme in the energy sector since the 2014 downturn as a means to offset the rising costs and inefficiencies related to offshore field developments. Innovations in artificial intelligence, augmented reality and automation have already begun to fundamentally transform how we approach the exhaustive lifecycle process from the early design phase to late-stage integrity management. This session's energy industry speakers will present a symposium on practical digital technologies that address specific elements along the value chain including flexible riser fatigue, offshore operations, HSEQ and life-of-field.

 

Technical Advances for Cost Reduction of Offshore Wind Energy
Technical Session
9:30 AM – Noon
Room 610

This session will cover the latest advances in the design and installation of offshore wind turbine support structures. Presentations will address both the fixed-bottom and floating platforms. Learnings from recently completed commercial and full-scale demonstration projects will also be presented.

 

Beneficial Wave Motion Response for Wind Turbine Support TLPs with Synthetic Rope Tendons
W. Hsu, R. Litton, Energo Engineering Inc; D. Andersen, Granherne Inc.; R.E. Sheppard, H. Vasala, Energo Engineering Inc
9:52 AM – 10:14 AM

 

SCR with FPSO Design Challenges Subject to Complex Bi-modal, Bi-directional Environment in Ultra-deep Water
V. Shah, R.P. Fales, Granherne – KBR
11:20 AM – 11:42 AM

 

Integrity Management Process of Tension Leg Platforms
R.E. Sheppard, Energo Engineering; R. Spong, Spire Engineers; M. Sauls, P. Hosch, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement; M.A. Danaczko, Independent Consultant; F. Puskar, Energo Engineering; S.J. Leverette, Independent Consultant
12:58 PM – 3:50 PM

 

Offshore Decommissioning or Life Extension
Technical Session
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Room 312
Session Chairperson, Matt Ferrell – KBR

The objective in this session is to present new techniques for an offshore field decommissioning and the alternative of field life extension. It is a decision that the operator will face when the operational lifetime expires.

 

Supplier Diversity: Bold Intentional Growth for Offshore Technology
Networking Event — SPONSORED BY KBR
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Room 202

How important is supplier diversity for profitability in the offshore industry? Come join us for a panel discussion focused on supplier diversity and the impact on the business bottom line. Then, stay and network with our panelists and other key industry guests and representatives.

 


Wednesday, May 8

Coming to Americas
Panel
9:30 AM – Noon
Room 306
Session Moderator, Sandeep Khurana, Senior Manager, Granherne Inc.

The deepwater basins of the Americas have been among the most active and successful with discovered resources to date over 100 billion boe. Considerable undiscovered potential remains. This panel will focus on deepwater hot spots in East Coast Canada, USA & Mexico Gulf of Mexico, the Equatorial & Atlantic Margins, and Colombia. The panelists will discuss the factors that have contributed to building a successful deepwater sector — from access to exploration, development and production. They will highlight some of the common challenges operators face across the region, as well as best practices by governments and the industry in handling these issues for sustainability in a highly cyclical oil and gas business.

 

FLNG Technology and Offshore Gas Monetization
Technical Session
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Room 604
Session Chairperson: Marlowe Bentley, Program Director, KBR

This technical session focuses on Floating LNG (FLNG) Technology and Offshore Gas Monetization. Topics covered will include advancements in FLNG technology and execution solutions, and lessons learned from industry.

 

Application of Coupled Simulation Optimization Methodology to Study Dual Nitrogen Expander Liquefaction Response to Feed Gas Variations from an Optimized Design
3:28 PM – 3:50 PM
S. Tierling, D. Attaway, KBR

 

Young Professionals: The Tech Young Professionals Need to Know About
Networking Event — SPONSORED BY KBR
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Room 202

This young professional event is inclusive, information-rich and inspirational. The event consists of a panel discussion where you have the opportunity to learn from successful industry leaders about the future of oil and gas technology and networking where you can enjoy a game of networking Bingo and find your future business partner, new best friend or both.

 


Thursday, May 9

Big Data Successful Applications of Digital Transformation and Future Advances
Panel 
9:30 AM – Noon
Room 306
Greg Conlon, Executive Vice President Chief Development & Digital Officer, KBR

Building on prior successful panel sessions in 2017 and 2018, which set the stage of the world of big data and its potential to revolutionize the offshore industry, OTC 2019 will showcase specific solutions for value add from digital technologies. Thus, this year’s theme is “Big Data Successful Applications of Digital Transformation and Future Advances.” Digital data collected by the energy industry supports many, if not, all of its activities. Data integrity, security, mining, analysis and transfer are critical to the industry to gleam valuable insights and knowledge. This aspiration has accelerated the acceptance of big data, analytics and its digital technologies leading to “digital transformation”, but success stories have been limited. Hence, this year’s panel will be the culmination of an effort, which started in 2015, aimed at promoting a cohesive approach to digital transformation within our industry. This years’ goal is to demonstrate the industry’s acceptance of digital transformation, strong evidence of insights and knowledge gained, specific value-add realized, and future trends. The benefits and experiences accumulated in other industries, and highly flaunted, can be equally exhibited in the energy industry. It is now time to highlight these accomplishments from both an industry and academic perspective.

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