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Discipline: Offshore & Subsea
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Kris Digre, Andrea Mangiavacchi, George Rodenbusch, Kent Saugier
This 10-day course provides a fundamental understanding of the technology and work processes used for the design and construction of all types of offshore systems, including consideration of asset development, surveillance, and management. The content includes the full range of water depths from shallow water to ultra-deepwater and will also address life-cycle considerations in all phases of offshore field development and operation. All major components required for offshore developments, such as fixed and floating platforms, drilling rigs, workover equipment, pipelines, risers, process, and utilities and construction equipment are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the multi-discipline team approach needed to manage the myriad interfaces of offshore facility design, construction, and operations. Individual and group exercises are used throughout the course. A case study for an offshore project development is included.
"It was a wonderful learning experience. Thank you, I think I have gained a lot." - Corporate Project Management, Romania
"The course was interesting, and it was surely useful to me! I have already had the opportunity to use some of the learning points seen in the training course.GÇï" - Deputy Engineering Manager, Nigeria
Individuals with a basic awareness of or experience in offshore engineering and operations. Technical staff, project engineers, engineering discipline leads, engineering specialists, and operating staff find this course accelerates their capability to contribute on offshore field development planning, design, and construction projects and field operations.
You Will Learn:
MR. KRIS A. DIGRE has over 36 years of experience working in locations around the world. He has designed or been involved with the design of offshore structures located off the coast of West Africa, Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Borneo, California, China, Egypt, the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea. He has been involved in the technical specification development and/or installation of all of deepwater Tension Leg Platforms (TLP) and a Floating Production System (FPS) in the Gulf of Mexico and an FPSO offshore Nigeria. Mr. Digre remains active in retirement providing advice to E&P project groups on various Nigeria FPSO projects. Mr. Digre is a graduate (BSCE) of Illinois Institute of Technology and a Licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey, Louisiana, Texas and California.
DR. ANDREA MANGIAVACCHI is currently involved in international deep-water offshore projects on behalf of major oil and gas operators. He is also an active member of work groups involved in the development of US and international standards for offshore structures. After an early academic career with the University of Rome, Italy and with Rice University in Houston, Andrea joined Brown & Root (today KBR), where over the next 25 years he was involved in a number of major international offshore oil and gas projects (Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, South America, West Africa, Asia-Pacific). He also held a number of corporate positions in the area of deep water technology, fixed and floating offshore structures, and engineering systems. Andrea has extensive experience in conceptual field development projects, structural analysis and design, hydrodynamics, naval architecture, Computer Aided Engineering and Design. Andrea holds a MSc in Nuclear Engineering and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering, both from the University of Rome. He has authored or co-authored over 30 technical papers, and holds two patents.
DR. GEORGE RODENBUSCH has more than 32 years of experience in the engineering and management of deepwater offshore oil and gas developments. He started his career working in R&D where he developed tools for the estimation of loads on offshore platforms induced by wind, wave and current during severe storms. He then joined a Marine Systems Engineering group, which was formed to develop concepts for the development of deepwater fields in the Gulf of Mexico. He has led the global analysis group supporting the design of the Auger Tension Leg Platform that would move the record water depth for offshore production from 410m to 870m. In addition to design activities, he spent several years working on various technical problems involving hydrodynamic and hydroelastic design of offshore platforms. He has provided development planning support to operating companies around the globe in selecting systems for the development of deepwater offshore fields. He spent several years as an Engineering Manager supervising a group responsible for the design of floating systems, risers, mooring systems and foundations for deepwater development systems worldwide. He was active in the API Offshore Structures subcommittee, which established and maintained key standards for offshore engineering, chairing that group for several years. He was appointed as a Global Technical Expert in Offshore Structure Engineering in recognition of technical expertise and global contribution and was later named the Global Discipline Head for Offshore Engineering. He holds a BS and MME in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University and a PhD in Oceanographic Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and is a member of ASME.
DR. KENT SAUGIER is a hands-on scientific, technology and business professional with twenty-five years' experience in upstream oil and gas, offshore technology, economics, economic modeling, international petroleum contracts, project management, software applications and technology including design, licensing and commercialization. He has domestic and international experience, excellent presentation skills and strong customer awareness. He received both a B.A. and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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