Tuesday, August 10

09:00 - 15:30
Training Course: Understanding Well Intervention Equipment Design and Utilization
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Brian Skeels and Ray Stawaisz

This training course is available to all symposium registrants, but the seating is limited!

The course will provide the participant with an improved understanding of well intervention equipment, using historic and the new suite of API well intervention documents.

Course Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of equipment both legacy and new design.
  • Address common subsea intervention industry questions with respect to
    • Barrier requirements
    • Capacities and Load cases 
    • Legacy vs. New Build - Is it fit-for-purpose?
    • Equipment testing
  • Improve your understating of hardware and controls. 
  • Address questions from the participants


  • History of well intervention equipment and documents
  • Common industry questions and misconceptions
  • Hardware design and testing
  • Intervention Workover Control Systems (IWOCS) requirements and discussion

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Wednesday, August 11

08:00 - 08:50
KS01  Keynote Speaker Virtual Platform
Moderator(s) Matt Weinstock - Shell Oil Co., Ryan C Schmidt - W-Industries
Speaker(s) Erik G. Milito - National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA)

Erik Milito
National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA)

Erik Milito is the president of the National Ocean Industries Association, representing the interests of the offshore oil and gas and wind industries. Mr. Milito has extensive experience in implementing strategic outreach and public relations platforms for high profile issues on behalf of the energy industry. He is a spokesperson and lobbyist for the industry, testifying before Congress and appearing on major news outlets on key energy issues on numerous occasions. Mr. Milito arrived at NOIA in November 2019 after serving for 17 years at the American Petroleum Institute (API), including roles as Vice President, Upstream and Industry Operations and Managing Counsel.

From 2000 to 2002, Milito served as an attorney in the Solicitor’s Office of the U.S. Department of the Interior. He served on active duty in the U.S. Army as a judge advocate from 1995 to 2000 and in the U.S. Army Reserve from 2000-2004, before resigning at the rank of Major.

Milito holds a Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. Erik is originally from Natrona, Pennsylvania, and he and his wife Beth now live in Alexandria, VA with their four children, Will, Helen, Evie, and Jake.

08:50 - 09:10
09:00 - 12:30
Technology Showcase Virtual Platform

Experience ground-breaking technologies, products, and solutions focused specifically on your intervention needs, and chat with experts.

09:10 - 10:30
SE01  Optimizing Subsea Access Virtual Platform
Session Chairpersons Jason Edward Dahlem - Hess Corp., Charlene F Burman - Interwell US LLC

A diverse set of reliable subsea intervention access methods is critical for maximizing a subsea well stocks value throughout its entire life-cycle.  This session will highlight some of the most exciting and recent developments in subsea access equipment.  From industry-first riserless technologies to improvements in riser-based applications, these presentations outline how the subsea access "toolbox" is getting larger, more diverse, and ultimately more efficient. It is now easier to deploy the most optimum solution to unique challenges.

Time Paper # Presentation
0910-0930 World’s First Deepwater Subsea Snubbing Jack A.R. Crabtree, Oceaneering International, Inc.; C. Fulks, Consolidated Rig Works, LP; H.A. Iqbal, Oceaneering International, Inc.
0930-0950 205828 Gravity Fed Riserless Coiled Tubing Operations In Ultra-deepwater: A Milestone Achievement For Riserless Intervention A. Sbordone, P. Buset, TechnipFMC Island Offshore Subsea (TIOS); C. Tramier, D.A. Barclay, Halliburton
0950-1010 Subsea Intervention Systems - A Modular System Approach C. Johnston, Worldwide Oilfield Machine Inc
Alternate No Pipe Body Downgrades - Improved Corrosion Mitigation Coating System Provides Significant Operator Savings L.W. Sanclemente, G.D. Elliott, G. Moore, N. Tritz, Workstrings International; J.N. Brock, James N Brock Consultant LLC; C. Sewell, Superior Inspection Services; B. Johnson, Chevron North America; T. Cappel, Superior Products International
10:30 - 10:50
10:50 - 12:10
SE02  Well Operations Efficiency – Subsea and Downhole Virtual Platform
Session Chairpersons Colin Johnston - Worldwide Oilfield Machine, Christopher Martens - Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement

This session provides an in-depth look at operational techniques to address issues associated with well access via HSE issues and barriers in place, dealing with operational efficiency through hydrate remediation and production efficiency and stimulation addressing skin damage. Case history and method application papers in this session present an excellent overview of technology and techniques delivered and applied to subsea asset management.  

Time Paper # Presentation
1050-1110 DW Riser Hydrate Remediation M. Blackman, Shell
1110-1130 205833 A New Approach to Barrier Verification T. Bruce, Interwell Group; A. Stein, Interwell
1130-1150 Case Study Of Acid Stimulation Induced Damage And Remediation N.A. Henry, Chevron North America E&P
Alternate 205829 Analysis Of Oscillating Fishing Tool Efficiency For Stuck Assembly Recovery In Field X P.W. Bayuartha, NOV; R. Sinaga, T. Sugiarto, K.W. Tokoh, B.H. Muryanto, D.N. Manalu, M.D. Faksilanto, B.W. Hendarno, PT Pertamina Hulu Mahakam; T. Ardiansyah, Wellbore Integrity Solutions; P. Sitorus, NOV
12:10 - 12:30

Thursday, August 12

08:00 - 08:50
KS02  Keynote Speaker Virtual Platform
Moderator(s) Matt Weinstock - Shell Oil Co., Ryan C Schmidt - W-Industries
Speaker(s) Jeff Monk - Microsoft Corporation

Jeff Monk

National Industry Leader for Energy


​Based in Houston, Texas, Jeff is a reputable 25-year veteran of the oil & gas industry and has been a trusted resource for operators and service providers throughout his career.  He has held multiple industry leadership positions with Siemens Energy, GE Energy, GE Oil & Gas and is currently Microsoft’s US Energy Leader. 

As digital capabilities continue to expand into every corner of the energy ecosystem, Jeff plays a key role as the industry SME within Microsoft, bridging the domain gap between digital technology and oil & gas operations.  Microsoft continues to invest heavily in oil & gas through strategic alliances, industry specific architectures, and partnerships with technology providers who are leading the next wave of transformation.  


08:50 - 09:10
09:00 - 12:30
Technology Showcase Virtual Platform

Experience ground-breaking technologies, products, and solutions focused specifically on your intervention needs, and chat with experts.

09:10 - 10:30
SE03  Job Planning and Approach Virtual Platform
Session Chairpersons Alexander Sturgis Lawler - Llog Exploration Co LLC, Daniel Vela - Oceaneering International, Inc.

The oil & gas industry is undergoing a transformation that hasn't been seen in decades.  The industry must address challenges quickly and efficiently, or the cost of poor performance will impact projects.  Operators and service partners alike are challenged to progress projects with reduced budgets, adjusting schedules, and limited resources, all of which put pressure on flawless execution.  To address these challenges, forward-looking processes such as job planning and backward-looking lessons learned are critical drivers for success.  Preparation and early engagement with stakeholders can ensure the closing of gaps and appropriate mitigation of risks.  Lessons learned and after-action reviews are a means of measuring success and identifying opportunities for the next project.  This session will present examples of these processes and highlight the successes of proper job planning.

Time Paper # Presentation
0910-0930 Subsea Well Operations As A Service - Accessibility And Efficiency Improvements C. Johnston, Worldwide Oilfield Machine Inc
0930-0950 205832 Subsea Well Intervention Readiness In Brazil R.A. Purificacao, Shell Brazil E&P
0950-1010 Effectively Managing Lessons Learned To Optimize Subsea Well Interventions E. Oughton, Hess Corp.
Alternate 205831 Synchronized Service Delivers Desired Outcomes D. Morris, Schlumberger Subsea Production Systems; M. Avery, D. Gillespie, M. Atkinson, Schlumberger
10:30 - 10:50
10:50 - 12:10
SE04  New Technologies and New Horizons Virtual Platform
Session Chairpersons Alexander R Crabtree - Oceaneering International, Inc., Mirick T Cox - ExxonMobil Upstream Integrated Solutions Co

As subsea developments move into ever deeper water and more complex completions, new approaches are required to service these wells throughout the well's life cycle.  It is now widely recognized that subsea wells need life cycle interventions to optimize their value.  The substantial capital investment for subsea wells requires considerations beyond the initial development, leading to repurposing wells to extend the economic life.  This session will highlight some innovative solutions enabling greater returns of the initial investment

Time Paper # Presentation
1050-1110 Full Wellbore Isolation For Water Shut-off Through Gravel Pack Screens J. Fulks, BiSN Oil Tools, LLC
1110-1130 Adapting Existing Technologies To A 20k Market S. Peterson, Oceaneering International Inc.
1130-1150 Light Well Intervention - finally reaching its potential in a challenging environment? C. Green, M. Laureano, C. Nicol, Baker Hughes
Alternate 205830 Improved Skin Remediation With Innovative High-density Slot Machining Solution On Sand Control Completions H. Melvin, BP; P. Foucher, Schlumberger Oilfield Services