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|Overview of Offshore Systems - OS-21|
Discipline: Offshore & Subsea
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Don Beesley, Kris Digre, Andrea Mangiavacchi, George Rodenbusch, Kent Saugier
|This five-day course will accelerate the learning and productivity of individuals with little to no experience working in the offshore oil and gas industry. The course provides an overview of field development concepts and explains how offshore structures and facilities function as integrated systems. The content includes the full range of water depths from shallow water to ultra-deepwater. All major components required for offshore developments such as fixed and floating platforms, drilling and workover rigs, pipelines, risers, process and utilities and construction equipment are discussed. The importance of life-cycle considerations during development planning is emphasized. Individual and group exercises, including a case study, are used throughout the course. The course instructors are experienced offshore managers.|
Technical staff, business professionals, technicians, analysts and other non-technical staff who are involved but have limited experience, or will be involved, with offshore oil and gas facilities. The course provides a basic understanding of offshore systems in all water depths, from shallow to ultra-deepwater, including design, construction, and operations.
You Will Learn:
MR. DON BEESLEY has over 38 years of management, engineering, and operations experience in the oil and gas industry - virtually all on Gulf of Mexico projects, including subsea systems, floating systems and fixed platforms. He has worked for operators Eni, Shell and Texaco, and has held management positions including Project Development Manager and Production Manager. Mr. Beesley has been a member of industry groups Deep Water Repair Underwater Pipeline Emergencies (DW RUPE) and Subsea Tieback Forum (SSTB). He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Auburn University, and he is a registered professional engineer in the states of Texas and Louisiana.
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
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