Subsea Well Intervention Capabilities and Experience

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Technical lecture
28 February 2019 17:30 - 18:30
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Abstract: There have been a number of high profile subsea oil and gas well leaks in the last decade inc Montora in the Timor Sea and Macondo in the GOM. The presentation will outline the challenges faced when controlling and stopping such leaks using the experience sealing the Macondo well as an example and how this led the formation of an industry based solution based around the IOGP Subsea Well Response Project and the system delivered and operated by OSRL a Joint Industry Response Organisation based in the UK. The presentation will cover an overview of OSRL and their Subsea Well Intervention Service ( SWIS), the equipment inc capping stacks and toolkits, containment equipment and the unique offset Installation equipment system. SWIS service also has extensive industry guidance on the equipment use with strategic alliance partners and mutual aid agreements with the many Operators that use the service, these will be described in the presentation.

About the presenters: Andy has over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry predominantly on Capital Projects with a subsea focus. Andy has worked for detailed design houses, consultancy companies, installation contractors and most recently for 9 years at ConocoPhillips being responsible for the Jasmine HP/HT and the latest phase of the Brit Satellites subsea project deliveries. Andy joined the Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) Subsea Well Intervention Service (SWIS) organisation full-time early 2018 in a global role as the SWIS Engineering Manager with the prime accountability of maintaining the response readiness of the OSRL SWIS equipment for Subscribers.David Brookes has over 45 years Industry Experience with over 30 years in Offshore Oil and Gas. He joined BP in 1980 and had a variety of roles in pipelines, chemicals, multiphase flow and offshore engineering. He was PM for the challenging Foinaven Development West of Shetland and after leading BP’s Deepwater R&D programme he became BP’s first Chief Engineer for Subsea and Floating Systems in 2006. He was closely involved with the Joint Industry Project on Subsea Well Intervention following BP experience. Since retiring in 2015 he has set up his own consultancy St Jules. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Past President and Honorary Fellow of the Society of Underwater Technology and Honorary Life Member of the Pipeline Industries Guild. He is a past Chair of the DOT Conferences and Co-Chair of the OTC Brazil in 2011. He has several Industry awards inc UK Subsea Engineer of the year in 2009.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificates will be available at the end of the meeting for all attendees if requested.

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Eur Ing Andrew Myers CEng IMechE - OSRL & Dave Brookes FIMechE, FIMarEST, CEng - St Jules Ltd


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