Chairs: Don Wells, Hess; Werner Menz, Cameron
This introductory session will set the tone for this game-changing and valuable workshop. It will place a stake in the ground with a presentation about past efforts and where we currently stand as an industry. It will eliminate excuses with a presentation about how other industries have made it work to the benefit of everyone involved. But most of all, it will wake everyone up, introduce the challenge we face, and establish the permission, and reason to deliver…and make it work!
Chairs: Jeff Jones, ExxonMobil; Steve Barrett, FMC Technologies; Jeff McCalla, Statoil
This session will explore and characterize the key drivers and challenges to subsea standardization from the operators’ perspective. General industry progress and examples will be presented, as well as specific standardization initiatives within several operators. The current state of critical differences between operators will be compared, and the next steps and vision for the future will be offered.
Chairs: Gary Hurta, Dril-Quip; John Rokstad, Aker Solutions
This session will identify and discuss the difficulties suppliers have with promoting standardization efforts in the area of subsea production systems and equipment. Presentations and discussions will focus on what the suppliers see as “barriers” to standardization efforts and to the “drivers” that cause suppliers to strive for standardized systems and equipment. The following questions will be addressed and answered:
Chairs: David Morgan, Cameron; Per Arne Nilsen, Total
This session will take the information and ideas from the first three sessions and use them as grounding for discussions in a series of breakout groups. Through the course of Session IV, the breakout groups will discuss and identify a list of agreed actions to initiate and advance subsea standardization. The list will be compiled into three categories—quick wins, short term efforts, and long term efforts, and will form the landscape to Session V, “The Path to Standardization”. It is expected the groups will explore options such as:
This session will be divided over Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. It will start with a overview of Sessions I, II, and III, prior to the group work sessions. A preliminary summary by each group will close out Tuesday afternoon to initiate intergroup collaboration during the evening social functions. Wednesday morning the groups will meet again to confirm, summarize, and present their three category imitative lists that should be considered in Session V.
Chairs: Frank Adamek, GE Oil & Gas; Kerry Kirkland, Stress Subsea
This session will be used to define a process for achieving subsea standardization. The initial effort will include a discussion of historical successes in standardization and potential targets for consideration by this workshop. Key elements will include those items identified in the 2008 workshop—quality, welding, and materials. Potential mechanisms will be discussed such as service data objectives (SDOs), JIPs, and a list of potential milestones and deliverables will be considered.
Chairs: Tim Dean, Anadarko; Dan Postler, Hamilton Group
Having heard suppliers’ and users’ viewpoints and challenges on subsea standardization, where do we go from here? Our closing session will focus on defining a realistic and achievable next state and developing an action plan to get there. We will lay the groundwork for an industry collaborative effort to take the subsea standardization message to management, and implement our first steps in manufacturing and using equipment built to these standards.