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
How do we realise the opportunity of a low-manned or even an unmanned FPSO?Following the oil price downturn, the resultant “lower for longer” oil price environment and the maturing of production basins have both renewed the focus on reducing OPEX. Reducing manning presents an opportunity to significantly decrease OPEX while reducing personnel exposure to risk. However, this reduction in manning cannot be realised through digitalisation alone without a fundamental change to design, operation and commercial models. Low-manning and unmanned solutions are the next exciting phase of development that is transforming the efficiency, productivity and technology of the FPSO industry. With a range of technology and equipment selection opportunities, it is challenging to identify the best initiatives that impact your manning. This interactive workshop will help participants understand the key areas for feasible impacts.
· Uncovering the road map to an unmanned FPSO
· Delivering a vision for low manning and unmanned facilities and navigating blockers to this vision
· Identifying philosophy and behavioural changes in FPSO projects
· Exploring opportunities for learning applications
Joel MaiseyPrincipal Electrical, Control & Instrumentation Engineer
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 JonesPrinciple Consultant (former HSE Manager Catcher Development, FPSO, Wells and Subsea at Premier Oil)
Management Frontiers Ltd