Mr Curtis Lohr

Former Project Director - Stones Shell

Curtis Lohr retired from Shell in May 2017 after serving as Project Director for the ultra-deepwater Stones FPSO development in the Gulf of Mexico.  Stones achieved world-class safety performance during project execution, starting production in September 2016, and is the world’s deepest floating production system (9500 ft water depth).  He was employed by Shell for over 34 years beginning his career in deepwater pipeline research, mooring system design, and field development planning.  He held leading project management roles on several key frontier deepwater projects including the Auger TLP, Bonga FPSO and Perdido Spar.  As an experienced project manager, his strengths include team building and safety leadership.  Curtis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Houston.

Congress Day 1 - Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

9:10 AM POWER PANEL DISCUSSION: Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 on the Global FPSO Market, $30 Billion of E&P Investments and Its Project Deliverable

Out of a global total of 28 floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels that are under construction, 22 are being built at shipyards in China, South Korea and Singapore that are heavily affected by COVID-19. If the epidemic escalates, the delays could increase to nine or even 12 months, especially taking into account the restricted time windows for heavy transport, installation and hook-up. The average development time for an FPSO is 36 months, meaning that companies could face a 30% delay.

  • Overcoming up to 30% delays in project deliveries due to extensive staffing and supply shortages in COVID-19 affected countries
  • Managing project management issues such travel bans restrict contractors, engineering firms, certification companies and E&P officials from accessing shipyards
  • Discussing fast-tracking developments strategies and effective business contingency plans to reduce project delays  

2:00 PM PANEL Synchronising Engineering, Procurement and Construction to Fast-Forward FPSO Project Exectuion

  • Structuring an effective flow chart for material management process to handle resource constraints and project uncertainties
  • Developing commercially competitive sourcing strategies to meet project demands
  • Aligning engineering requirements with feasible construction and procurement strategies to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery

Congress Day 2 - Thursday, 3rd September 2020

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

2:10 PM PANEL: Elevating FPSO Operational Readiness, Performance and Safety

  • FPSO facilities then and now: Reviewing opportunities for increasing FPSO production and operational capacities
  • Discussing areas of opportunities for new technology integration to improve OPEX and ROI
  • Upgrading and replacing underperforming, high-maintenance equipment to iincrease FPSO reliability, availability and maintainability (RAM)

Pre-Congress Workshops - Tuesday, 1st September 2020

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

1:00 PM WORKSHOP B: Forging Closer Relationship With Oil & FPSO Companies For Effective Collaboration & Cooperation Across The Entire Value Chain

When it comes to project execution, oil companies and FPSO contractors can sometimes approach it quite differently. With the many projects coming online, it is crucial that both parties find common ground with each other and also work with every vendor across the supply chain.

Key Learning Objectives include:

  • Explore how oil companies and FPSO contractors can work on early alignment
  • Understanding the critical decisions made by both oil companies and FPSO contractors for a win-win project execution strategy that is both sustainable and efficient
  • Understanding the dynamic working relationship between FPSO contractors and companies
  • Assessing potential areas for collaboration and partnerships to improve project execution strategy 

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Curtis.

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