Paul Jones, subsea manager at Chevron, writes about the dream of an ultimate subsea system in Oil and Gas Facilities. One path to this system is an architecture that is compact and modular—a plug-and-play architecture with common interfaces that can be configured over the full life cycle of the field. Each component’s performance would be understood, enabling fit-for-purpose designs to be deployed when required. Read the column here.
ATCE 2013 will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana on 30 September-2 October, and now is the time to submit paper proposals for consideration in the conference program. Submit a paper proposal outlining your PFC-related technical advancement, new method, case study, or practical application by 28 January 2013 online at www.spe.org/atce/2013.
The Petroleum Data-Driven Analytics (PD2A) held a “Launch” Reception at the Iron Cactus Grill in San Antonio on 8 October 2012, during this years Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE). To commemorate this event, a short article was written in SPE’s ATCE TODAY.
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Olivier Houzé is the managing director of KAPPA Engineering. He joined Flopetrol-Johnston in 1983, and served as a well test field engineer in the Middle East and a software project leader in France. He cofounded KAPPA in 1987 and has been its managing director since 1991. Houzé has been involved in numerous SPE forums and [...]
I am excited and honored to be serving as SPE’s Technical Director for Production and Operations (P&O). My entire 20-year career has covered all aspects of P&O, ranging from supervising fracturing treatments in Northern Canada to completing failure analysis investigations on electric submersible pumping systems in South America. Call me biased, but I cannot imagine a better discipline [...]
Carlos F. Mastrangelo, Petrobras, Houston, Texas, USA
Considered by most of his peers and specialists in the oil industry as the right person responsible for the concept’s definition, going back to 1980s, that made popular the Petrobras way and worldwide use of FPSO’s used as permanent production system. He was responsible for the first FPSO that opened a window for use of this concept as a definitive system and for the biggest turret basic design with 75 risers. He was recognized by SPE Brazilian Section in 2005 as the engineer of the year for his contribution to the development of offshore facilities.
Clarion E. Johnson, ExxonMobil, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Clarion has been an active leader in the health community for SPE. He has twice been co-chair for Health Subcommittee on the SPE International HSE Conference Committee as well as a member for each conference. He is currently on the HSSE/SR Advisory Committee and works to get the industry’s doctors involved in SPE events. One of the most significant contributions is the work that Clarion and ExxonMobil have done for malaria awareness and prevention in our industry.