18 - 19 February, 2020

Pre-Congress Workshops (17 February 2020)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Workshop A | The Low-Manned Platform FPSO Guidebook – A One-Stop Platform to making FPSOs Self-Reliant

What happens when there are no hands on deck? Following the oil price downturn, manpower shortage is one of the major gripes of the FPSO industry. In the age of disruption, leveraging digitalised FPSO operations will not only account for manpower shortage but also double productivity. Self-sufficient solutions are the next exciting phase of development that is transforming the efficiency, productivity and technology of the FPSO industry. However, journeying toward low-manned operations is not the most straightforward as autonomy involves dealing with unexpected issues that require assistance only during the most critical situations. With a buffet of solutions available, which ones do you choose and how do you implement them?
  • Mapping out critical steps and elements involved in the design of low-manned FPSO operations
  • Designing unmanned platforms or low-manned platforms that fit HSE and safety requirements
  • Implementing robust back-up systems and timely response in the event of emergencies
  • No one size fits all – Choosing solutions and systems most suited for your FPSO operations
Joel Maisey, Principal Electrical, Control & Instrumentation Engineer at Crondall Energy

Joel Maisey

Principal Electrical, Control & Instrumentation Engineer
Crondall Energy

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Workshop B | Safety First: Upholding HSE Standards and Regulations for FPSO Projects in Europe

No FPSO project is plain sailing from the get-go, especially with unpredictable environmental conditions that can destabilise project operations. Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) considerations are thus of utmost importance when it comes to eliminating obstacles from throughout the project execution process. Identifying and eradicating structural complications during the design phase of project can save not only operational costs but also reduce real risks to personnel and assets. The key to safeguarding projects lies in upholding HSE standards for better project and financial security.
  • Driving HSE compliance for deep-water assets – Clarifying communications across stakeholders
  • Anticipating challenges to HSE through risk assessment and hydrocarbon release prevention
  • Designing your own FPSO project and identify vessel components for higher safety measures
  • Preparing FPSO projects for North European waters – safety factors to look out for when getting projects underway
Stuart Jones, Principle Consultant (former HSE Manager Catcher Development, FPSO, Wells and Subsea at Premier Oil) at Management Frontiers Ltd

Stuart Jones

Principle Consultant (former HSE Manager Catcher Development, FPSO, Wells and Subsea at Premier Oil)
Management Frontiers Ltd