Workshop Brochure - Society of Petroleum Engineers

Workshop Brochure - Society of Petroleum Engineers

Early Bird Registration Deadline:

26 September 2011

Society of Petroleum Engineers

19–21 October 2011 | Hyatt Regency Hotel | Mumbai, India

SPE Applied Technology Workshop

Deepwater: Going Deep to Get Ahead

Who Should Attend

• Completions Engineers

• Drilling Reservoir Engineers

• Facilities Engineers

• Asset Managers

• Front End Project Leaders

• Subsea Engineers

Committee Members


Sudhir Vasudeva



Sean Doran


Colin Andrew

Baker Hughes

P.K. Borthakur


Lawrence Budge

Subsea 7

Sunil Gulrajani


Gautam Hiranandani

Marine Consultants and Engineers

Sanjay Joshi

Aker Solutions

Mahesh Mahajan

BJ Services

George Mathew


Juju Mathew

Larsen & Toubro

George Michel


Jayant Malhotra


Rajiv Menon


Shreenaath Natarajan

2H Offshore

T.K. Sengupta


S.C. Soni


Amar Umap

Global Offshore

Sunil Upadhyay

BG India

Eric van Baars

Global Offshore

Neil Young

DPS Bristol

Workshop Abstract

The continued exploration licensing, drilling, and farm-in activity taking place in

deepwater India, demonstrates the investment and effort that national and private

Indian companies, as well as an increasing number of IOCs are making to bring

deepwater India to reality. With early discoveries, in water depths of 500 to 3000m,

showing the makings of a major new oil and gas region, there are opportunities here

which will bring development and production much like the Gulf of Mexico in the early

1960s, North Sea in the early 1970s and Campos basin, offshore Brazil, in the early


From 19 to 21 of October in Mumbai, SPE will hold the fourth annual applied

technology workshop (ATW) on deepwater technology. The workshop will expand

and update on the technology themes set-out in the previous workshops and explore

the positive way forward in the development of deepwater opportunities in Indian

waters and beyond. Entitled “Going Deep to Get Ahead”, the workshop will provide an

environment to meet, discuss, and gather lessons from existing developments around

the world, review emerging technologies, and look at deepwater HSSE management in

a post-Macondo world.

This ATW will review and discuss, in ten sessions over three days, deepwater case

histories, exploration/appraisal and development concepts, drilling and completion

technologies, subsea and surface facilities designs, production and surveillance

methods, and HSSE imperatives. It will conclude with a panel discussion on what

technologies are still needed to speed offshore deepwater development in India.


Deepwater: Going Deep to Get Ahead

Workshop Supporters

Supporting the Event

Supporting the event helps offset the

cost of producing them and allows

SPE to keep the attendance price

within reach of operations-level

individuals, those who benefit most

from these technical workshops.

Platinum Supporter

Silver Supporter

Bronze Supporter

Gala Dinner


Supporters benefit both directly and

indirectly by having their names

associated with a specific workshop.

20 October 2011

Luncheon Supporter

20 October 2011

Coffee Breaks Supporter

21 October 2011

Coffee Breaks Supporter

While SPE prohibits any type of

commercialism within the conference

hall itself, the society recognises that

sponsoring companies offer valuable

information to attendees outside the

technical sessions.

Supporter Categories

Supporters are offered on a first

come basis. Please contact SPE to

verify the availability of a particular

category. Existing supporters have

the opportunity to renew the same

level of support for annual workshops.

Supporter packages remaining are as


• Platinum Supporter

• Gold Supporter

• Silver Supporter

• Bronze Supporter

• Gala Dinner Entertainment


• Speaker Gifts Supporter

• Lanyards Supporter

• Coffee Breaks Supporter–Per Day

• Luncheons Supporter–Per Day

• Audio-Visual Equipment Supporter

Supporter Benefits

In addition to onsite recognition; SPE

will recognise supporters on the SPE

website and in all printed material for

the workshop. Based on the category

selected, supporting companies can

also receive a selected number of

complimentary local registrations.

For More Information

For a detailed list of available

categories, including benefits

and pricing, contact Loreen Nisha, at






Wednesday, 19 October 2011

1700–1730 hours Steering Committee Meeting

1730–1830 hours Session Chairmen/Speakers Meeting

1730–1830 hours SPE Registration and Badge Collection

1830–1930 hours Workshop Inauguration and Keynote Speech

2015–2230hours Gala Dinner

Thursday, 20 October 2011

0900–1030 hours Session 1: Case Histories

Deepwater oil and gas developments are being executed in increasingly demanding and high-cost, frontier

environments. To accomplish this feat, the operator’s project teams must work together with service companies

and technology vendors to deliver integrated, innovative, and flexible solutions. Existing developments provide

the opportunity to see how successful these partnerships are and what solutions and concepts have been

developed. This session will provide an insight into “Ideation to Production” of three assets and seek to gather

lessons of success from across the world.

1030–1045 hours Coffee Break

1045–1215 hours Session 2: Exploration and Appraisal

Successfully developing a deepwater prospect depends heavily upon the ability to understand and reduce

risks and manage costs. Gathering quality information during exploration and appraisal activities is critical so

that decisions can be made on sound footings. Yet, in the deepwater environment, the costs of exploration

and appraisal are steep and the activities need to be carefully considered and focused on gathering the right

information. This session will consider the technologies and methods, being applied within the industry, and

which assist in delivering sufficient sub-surface information to allow key development decisions to be made.

1215–1230 hours Refresher Break

1230–1400 hours Session 3: Drilling and Completions

The Macondo incident cost 11 precious lives and caused unprecedented environmental impact. It highlighted

how difficult it is to control a deepwater subsea blowout and was an eye opener into the difficulties and

uncertainties for deepwater subsea intervention. At a time when most of the deepwater zones are fast-tracking

provision of emergency response kits, it is apt to discuss the lessons learnt from the incident and the progress

the industry has made in building capping and oil spill response tools. With regulatory agencies becoming more

stringent on deepwater safety and environment issues, operators have the imperative to be fully prepared for the


Also, automated drilling systems are now common on most newly built rigs. With emphasis on efficiency and

safety, the human intervention with drilling tools is being brought to a minimum. The technology is now being

viewed as a necessity, instead of just as an option.

Design and subsequent management of the drilling riser system, to withstand the range of subsea loads, is

a critical function to avoid failure. This session will consider how advancements in technology for deepwater

drilling and production have to be matched by the ability to connect the surface equipment safely to the seabed.

The industry is attempting to move ahead from running numerous casing pipes to other solutions in deepwater

drilling; dual gradient drilling mud and managed pressure drilling (MPD) now find favour. While the use of

MPD in deepwater provides challenges, an increasing number of wells are being drilled with MPD to counter

simultaneous loss and kick situations.

1400–1445 hours Luncheon

1445–1615 hours Session 4: Surface Facilities

Development of oil and gas fields in a deepwater environment needs leading edge, technology based, design

for safe and effective surface facilities. A range of facilities are available, e.g. TLP, SPAR, or floating structures

like FPSO, FSU, semisubmersibles, FLNG, etc. With deeper fields, the challenges related to riser and mooring

engineering and flowline design and installation become more complex and need special engineering

consideration. This session will focus on the challenges and the cutting edge technologies required to conquer

the deepwater fields.

Register by 26 September 2011

This session will also address the significance of geotechnical, geophysical, and metocean data for proper

design of facilities for their station keeping.

1615–1630 hours Coffee Break

1630–1800 hours Session 5: Subsea Facilities

Getting hydrocarbon reserves from deepwater reservoirs has been a boundless challenge. Industry

has come up with robust solutions to meet the challenges as well–from state-of-the-art flow assurance

programmes to installing complex pipelines in challenging operating conditions and subsea processing

systems to ensure efficient evacuation of hydrocarbons to desired location. With increased activities

in deepwater and discovery of multiple fields with wide variance in reservoir properties in terms of

temperature, pressure, fluid properties, etc., the transportation of hydrocarbon through common pipeline

infrastructure becomes more challenging. Furthermore, the high pressure/high temperature (HPHT)

reservoirs will need insulated/heated pipelines to ensure safe evacuation of produced fluids to surface.

In addition the seabed bathymetry also poses its own challenges like steep slopes, sand liquefaction, low

temperatures, etc.

The subsea facilities session is dedicated to understand the latest developments in subsea facilities offered

by the industry including subsea processing (subsea separation, subsea boosting, etc.), HIPPS, insulation

methods (including PIP, DEH), pipeline stabilisation techniques in steep slopes, etc. along with references on

the application of such new technology in other parts of the world.

1830–1930 hours Networking Cocktail Hour and Posters

Friday, 21 October 2011

0900–1030 hours Session 6: Production Operations

With development going deeper, codes and integrity management systems have to continuously adapt to

the new environment. The latest evolutions will be presented here. In deepwater, subsea, and far from shore,

new projects face constraints in term of field maintenance. Difficultly of access to subsea facilities makes

every intervention activity costly. Solutions such as ROV friendly intervention, line recovery systems, and

new concepts for equipment maintainability will be required to reduce costs and improve reliability. The

maintenance philosophy of assets has become a key factor at design stage as the maintenance costs are

a key lifecycle cost driver. The session will present the latest findings within the industry. Operation and

maintenance of stability/buoyancy systems and floating facilities can be transported from one field to the

other to harvest smaller deepwater fields.

1030–1045 hours Coffee Break

1045–1215 hours Session 7: Well Re-Entry, Repairs, and Controls

This session will cover the important areas of well re-entry, repair, and control in a deepwater environment.

Relief well intervention has become a more viable option to be considered for well control intervention. New

technologies for design and implementation make the mechanics of relief well drilling easier and improve

the reliability of the well intercept.

Re-entry to any subsea, producing well is difficult. Intervention is especially challenging for deepwater

operations and may not always be possible given the restrictions of some existing systems and the lack of

availability of others. This session will address these challenges and the potential cost-effective solutions

that help extend the life of the well.

1215–1230 hours Refresher Break

1230–1400 hours Session 8: Emerging Technologies

In today’s context, the industry is looking for safer, better, cheaper, and faster methods by continuously

pushing the technical boundaries. As can be seen in the previous sessions, the technical challenges involved

in deepwater projects are numerous and require solutions that are innovative and deliver improved safety

and integrity. This session aims to discuss and share the advancement of research and developments in the

lifecycle of deepwater projects–deep sea drilling systems, subsea production systems, pipelines, FPSO’s,

and components involved in deep and deeper offshore fields.

1400–1445 hours Luncheon

1445–1615 hours Session 9: HSSE–Changes in Regulatory Framework–Post Macondo

The quest for hydrocarbons in deep and ultra-deep waters bears several HSE risks and challenges that

are unique and new to the general oil and gas industry. Undoubtedly the industry is excited about these

deepwater opportunities and at the same time conscious of the fact that these risks and challenges are

unprecedented. The Macondo incident was a stark reminder of the significant environmental, safety, and

financial risks that are involved in this enterprise. This session will cover topics related to various risk

mitigation measures the industry has been taking as a result of the lessons learnt from this incident. Also, it

will address the regulatory changes that are being proposed and the impact of these changes on the future

development of deepwater projects. These changes may completely shift the paradigm of risk mitigation and

the resulting economics.

1615–1630 hours Coffee Break

1630–1800 hours Session 10: Panel Session “Beyond 2015”

This high level panel session will conclude the workshop with presentations by eminent industry experts/

bureaucrats/policy makers. It will focus on deepwater developments beyond 2015 and the new technologies

to manage the risks and uncertainties.

This session will finish with workshop concluding remarks by the steering committee chairperson.

Workshop Venue

Hyatt Regency Mumbai

Sahar Airport Road

Mumbai, India 400 099

Tel: +91.22.6696.1234

Fax: +91.22.6696.1235


Workshop Guidelines


Two and half days of informal discussions

prompted by selected keynote presentations

and discussions. Workshops maximise

the exchange of ideas among attendees

and presenters through brief technical

presentations followed by extended Q&A

periods. Focused topics attract an informed

audience eager to discuss issues critical

to advancing both technology and best

practices. The majority of the presentations

are in the form of case studies, highlighting

engineering achievements, and lessons

learnt. In order to stimulate frank discussion,

no proceedings are published and the press

is not invited to attend.


• Proceedings will not be published;

therefore, formal papers, and handouts are

not expected from speakers.

• Work in progress, new ideas and

interesting projects are sought.

• Professionally-prepared visual aids are not

required; handwritten view graphs are

entirely acceptable.

• Note-taking by participants is encouraged.

Poster Session

The Steering Committee encourages

registrations from professionals who are able

to prepare and present a poster on a relevant

project. For further details kindly contact

Khushbu Rajwani, senior event assistant at


Registrations will be accepted on a first-come,

first-serve basis. The Steering Committee

encourages attendance from those who can

contribute to the workshop most effectively

either in discussions or with posters. A

mix of attendees in terms of geographic

origin, companies, and disciplines will be


Workshop Deliverables

• The Steering Committee will appoint a

“scribe” to record the discussions and to

produce the full workshop report for SPE.

• This report will be circulated to all

attendees as the workshop deliverable

within 4–6 weeks following the workshop.

The copyright of the report is with SPE.

• PowerPoint presentation materials will be

posted on a specific SPE URL address

after the workshop. Provision of the

materials by the speakers will signify their

permission for SPE to do so.


In keeping with ATW objectives and the

SPE mission, commercialism in posters or

presentations will not be permitted. Company

logos must be limited to the title slide and

used only to indicate the affiliation of the

presenter and others involved in the work.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance

certificate attesting to their participation in

the workshop. This certificate will be provided

in exchange for a completed Workshop


Continuing Education Units

Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE

Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate

of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.




Deepwater: Going Deep to Get Ahead

19–21 October 2011, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Mumbai, India

Important: Attendance is limited and is not guaranteed. Early registration is recommended. Please print or type in black ink.

Registration Fee MUST be paid in advance for attending the Applied Technology Workshop.

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Applied Technology Workshop Fees* includes: technical sessions, materials, coffee breaks, luncheons, welcome cocktail reception and dinner.


National (Indian Nationals based in India) (Registration by fax or email only)*

Before 26 September 2011 ❒ INR 28,000 for SPE Member ❒ INR 30,000 for Nonmembers

After 26 September 2011 ❒ INR 30,000 for SPE Member ❒ INR 32,000 for Nonmembers

International (Indian Nationals based outside India and Non-Indian Nationals based in or outside India)

Before 26 September 2011 ❒ USD 1,700 for SPE Member ❒ USD 1,800 for Nonmembers

After 26 September 2011 ❒ USD 1,850 for SPE Member ❒ USD 2,050 for Nonmembers

*All fees paid to SPE are net of taxes. The registration fees in this form do not include any local or withholding taxes. All such taxes will be added to

the above-mentioned registration fees in the invoice.

*Please note that the exchange rate used by SPE is fixed at 1 USD = 45 INR. Any extra bank charges will NOT be debited to SPE

Credit Card (Check One): ❒ American Express ❒ MasterCard ❒ Visa NO REFUNDS will be granted on cancellations on or after 12 October 2011.

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Payment by Bank Transfer: IMPORTANT–For reference: Please quote “11AMUM” and name of delegate

Make Payment to: HSBC Bank Middle East Ltd, Jebel Ali Branch, P.O. Box 66, Dubai, UAE

Account Name: SPE Middle East DMCC Account Number: 036-217131-100 Swift Code: BBMEAEAD

PAN Card Number: AAPCS2761N

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

• A processing fee of USD 100 will be charged for cancellations received before the registration deadline 26 September 2011.

• For cancellations received after the registration deadline, 26 September 2011, 25% refund will be made to the registrant.

• No refund on cancellations received within seven (7) days prior to the training course, i.e. on or after 12 October 2011.

• No refund will be issued if a registrant fails to attend the workshop.

Registration Policy:

• This is a non-residential workshop. Therefore, accommodation is not included in the registration fees.

• Full fixed fee is charged regardless of the length of time that the registrant attends the workshop. Attendees are expected to

attend all workshop sessions and are not permitted to attend on partial basis.

• Fixed fee cannot be prorated or reduced for anyone (workshop chairperson, co-chairpersons, committee members, speakers,

discussion leaders, students, or registrants)

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A portion of your dues is

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SPE Middle East, North Africa and India will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration

fees. Visa invitation letters take five days to issue from the date of request and it is the course attendee’s responsibility to obtain their own visa. SPE cannot issue the visa nor can we

guarantee it will be obtained.

For questions or additional information contact: Khushbu Rajwani at


To submit your registration online, please visit the event’s website at:

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