Free Deepwater Operations Pass

Free Deepwater Operations Pass

The Deepwater Operations Conference and Exhibition is celebrating its 14th anniversary. This growing event continues the tradition of excellence in addressing operational challenges in developing deepwater resources. Coming off of record-breaking attendance of more than 1,400, the event returns to the Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center on November 8-10, 2016 in Galveston, Texas.

Deepwater Operations Conference Nov 3-5, 2015

The Deepwater Operations Conference and Exhibition is celebrating its 13th anniversary. This growing event continues the tradition of excellence in addressing operational challenges in developing deepwater resources. Coming off of record-breaking attendance of more than 1,400, the event returns to the Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center on November 3–5, 2015 in Galveston, Texas.

Managing Project Complexity: SPE Study Group Presentation & Webinar

Our projects still accomplish what they always have - produce and separate oil, gas and water.  However, the "world class" projects of today are much more complex.  They are larger, more technically sophisticated, in more remote and difficult places, face a more demanding public, must adhere to more onerous and comprehensive regulations, and are designed and built by teams spread across the globe. 

SPE Summer Series Session 1

GATE is a proud sponsor for the SPE Summer Series Session 1 on Floating Production Systems. The summer series will offer one presentation each week for the next six weeks. For more information on the individual presetations, please click here: http://www.spegcs.org/events/2615/

PF&C Summer Lecture Series - Session 1: "Floating Production System Host Selection"

Speaker Dr. Wei Ma, Chevron ETC - Global Responses and Concept Engineering Technical Team Leader

Dr. Wei Ma received his Ph.D. degree in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering from University of California at Berkeley in 1995.

Session I of the Summer Series on “Floating Production Systems” presents an operator’s view on key drivers for floating production systems concept selection.  Technical aspects of the concept selection will be discussed via a demonstration of sizing a wet tree semi-submersible for a deep water field in the GOM.

Deep water will require a large portfolio of projects to be developed with floating production systems.  While FPSO vessels are expected to dominate the concept selection primarily from lack of pipeline infrastructure, semi-submersibles, spars, and tension leg platforms are often candidates for fields where existing infrastructures are available.  Many operators have a large portfolio of floating systems and continuously explore development opportunities that may require floating production systems to develop.

These sessions are perfect opportunities for either an introduction to Floating Production Systems for the engineer just starting in the industry, a refresher for the more seasoned individual, or just a great networking opportunity for those involved in this arena.  Each session is scheduled as a one (1) hour presentation followed by a thirty (30) minute Q&A period.

To register for individual lectures, click on the links below:

Session II - Introduction to FPSOs - July 9

Session III - Design and Construction of Tension Leg Platforms - July 16

Session IV - Introduction to Spars - July 23

Session V - Semisubmersible FPS Design Considerations - July 30

Session VI - Buoyant Tower - August 6

Note: Attendees will also be able to register for the sessions at the door. Member, non-member, and student prices for registration can be found using the above links.