De-Risking Intervention Operations by "Understanding the Impact of Environmental Forces on an Operation"
Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities, and Construction
This course provides an overview of use/application of TR14 for intervention operations, and basic understanding of fatigue terminology and applications for intervention operations.
- Understand the use of TR14 and fatigue screening using TR8
- Understand the interaction for TR14 with other API documents (API-STD-17G, API-RP-17G1, API-RP-16Q and API-RP-2RD)
- Address key considerations for subsea intervention - with respect to:
- Capacities and Load cases
- Global riser analysis
- How GRA outputs feed Well Specific Operating Guidelines
- Importance of fatigue assessment and fatigue screening
- TR14 overview
- Key considerations with relation to SS intervention:
- Common industry questions and
- Build a Client level understanding of Riser Analysis process
- Load cases and load classifications
- How the Analysis outputs are used to develop Well Specific Operating Guidelines
- Exercise – Develop operating envelopes and watch circles.
- Build a basic understanding of fatigue terminology using API TR8 & HPHT- Orientations and relevance to intervention operations.
- Exercise – Fatigue screening
- How fatigue screening can be used for intervention operations
- Exercise – Fatigue screening
Broaden your understanding of impact of environmental loads on well interventions.
Engineers who are users of subsea well intervention equipment during the design and operation, facilities, drilling and completions engineers who enable hardware integration, and production engineers responsible for choosing appropriate operations to solve a subsea well issue.
0.7 CEUs are awarded for this course.
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Brian Skeels is a Senior Technical Advisor and Technology Fellow with TechnipFMC. He has 43 years of experience in subsea completion hardware design, installation, intervention, and pipeline design. This experience includes:
- 5 years with Exxon Production Research Company working on Exxon’s famous SPS and UMC subsea systems.
- 38 years with TechnipFMC. As a TechnipFMC Senior Technical Advisor, he serves as a technical advocate for new technologies and strategic planning specialist for frontier technologies, HPHT, and remote well intervention, including efforts delving into subsea systems engineering and field architecture, riser and riser-less well intervention, ROV interfaces, remote robotics technology, hydrate remediation, and well plug and abandonment programs.
- 38 years of involvement in API’s Upstream Standards. Brian currently serves on API Subcommittee 17 executive committee. He served as a task group chair for 17G on subsea intervention systems and 17D on subsea tree and wellhead equipment, and 17TR8 for HPHT equipment design.
- Serving on several Industry and professional society conference program boards.
Brian’s registrations and honors include:
- Professional Engineer – State of Texas
- Adjunct Professor – Subsea Engineering at University of Houston
- ASME Fellow, TechnipFMC Technology Fellow
- ASME Titanium Crawfish Award – for technology excellence in the oil industry
- SPE Gulf Coast Section Projects, Facilities and Construction Award
- OTC Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals
- ASME Gecoa Oil Drop Award – for distinguished and meritorious achievement and service in the field of petroleum mechanical engineering
Ray Stawaisz brings over 40 years of drilling, completion and well intervention experience to the course. He is the current chairman of API 17G1 and supports various other API and task groups.
Dave Barrow is a Principal Consulting Engineer in the Complex Wells Group, Chevron Technology Center, supporting Operations and Technology Development for Chevron Business Units Worldwide. He has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.
He started his career with Amoco after graduating from Virginia Tech with a BS in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering and has held a variety of both domestic and international Engineering, Production Operations, M&A, Major Project Development, and Corporate Assurance roles with Amoco and BP.
Between 2009-2013, Dave worked for Wild Well Control, acting as a Well Examiner and assisted with development of Wild Well’s Subsea Well Intervention business. He started work in Chevron ETC in 2013 as a Senior Advisor for Subsea Completions, facilitating the Company’s development of Subsea Well Intervention Capability. He is also co-Chair of the Drilling, Completions and Intervention subcommittee for Deepstar, a consortium for sharing Research and Development within the oil industry.
Dave holds a Certificate of Appreciation from API in return for service as Chair for the Drilling Equipment and Materials Committee and contributed to API’s Joint Task Forces that formed following the Macondo Blowout.
Mahesh Sonawane is a Technical Advisor for Drilling and Completions with 2H Offshore in Houston. He has over 15 years of experience in global riser analysis and specialized in drilling and completion risers, HPHT equipment and riserless well intervention systems for offshore applications.
Mahesh has several publications in international conferences and presented at international conferences. He is currently part of the API RP 17G1 and API 17TR14 (global riser analysis) committees involved in drafting the documents.
He has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Mark Hamilton is an Engineering Consultant with Stress Engineering Services. He has 23 years’ experience in riser analysis.
Rafael Guimarães Pestana is a Civil Engineer in the Petrobras Research Center specializing in Pipeline and Riser Technology. He has 15+ years’ experience in the oil and gas industry.
Shankar Sundararaman is a Senior Principal Engineer with 2H Offshore. He has over 15 years' experience in the oil and gas industry in riser analysis, machine learning, structural health monitoring, drilling engineering analysis and vibration analysis. This experience includes:
- 3 years with ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company working on mitigating BHA and drill string vibrations.
- 12+ years with 2H Offshore working on design and numerical analysis of riser systems (drilling and completion risers, TTRs, SCRs, flexible risers), tendons, jumpers (rigid and flexible), machine learning (including digital twins) and cloud computing, and structural monitoring.
- Over 20 years engineering and R&D experience with numerical analysis, scientific computing, and finite element analysis.
- 5 granted patents, over 25 publications in international journals, conferences, and book articles, and presented at international conferences.
He has a BS in Naval Architecture from IIT Madras, MSE and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.