The exploitation of deepwater offshore reserves has made extensive use of floating systems. FPSOs, production barges and column structures, and their related mooring and riser systems are being deployed in ever increasing water depths. Whilst there are many similarities in the risks to which personnel and equipment on all types of installation are exposed, there are some significant differences in the risk profile associated with deepwater developments.
The aims of this workshop were to:
- Engage the industry in recognizing the different risk profile associated with floating production systems, especially in deepwater developments.
- Identify FPS, marine-related risks throughout the life-cycle of an installation and the options for mitigating these risks.
- Obtain an industry consensus from senior industry practitioners on the key risk areas which need to be addressed.
- Identify where risks can be primarily addressed through improved operational procedures and those risks which require further technological development.
It includes the following presentations
Title pages and Presention 1: Welcome & Opening remarks – Richard Snell, BP
Presentation 2: Deepwater systems & functional requirements – Mike Efthymiou, Shell
Presentation 3: Metocean FS technology review – Chris Shaw, Shell
Presentation 4: FPSO design & conversion practice – Taco Terpstra, Gusto Engineering
Presentation 5: Column structure design – Magne Nygård, Aker Kværner
Presentation 6: Riser design – Hugh Howells, 2H Engineering Ltd
Presentation 7: Mooring design issues – Bob Standing, BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd
Presentation 8: Model testing – Carl Trygve Stansberg, Marintek
Presentation 9: Tanker conversions to FPSOs – Rob Potthurst, Lloyd’s Register
Presentation 10: Wet tows – Capt. PJ Donaldson, Noble Denton
Presentation 11: Dry transportation – Capt. John Lloyd, Noble Denton
Presentation 12: Installation – Rob Hovinga, Heerema Marine Contractors
Presentation 13: FPSO operational problems – Don Smith, OGP