Tuesday, August 09

10:00 - 16:00
Training Course: Understanding Well Intervention Equipment Design and Utilization
Ticketed Event

Course Description

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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17:30 - 19:00

Wednesday, August 10

08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 09:00
08:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 10:00
Keynote Speaker: Lou Daigle, Shell Grand Ballroom AB

Lou Daigle
General Manager Detailed Design
Well Intervention and P&A, Shell

Lou has been with Shell for over 15 years, currently the General Manager Detailed Design Well Intervention and P&A.   Prior to this role, Lou served several roles in the Completion & Well Intervention discipline including Engineering Team Lead, Technical Lead, Lead Completion Design, Subsea Completion Engineer, and Well Test Engineer.  He is currently the Principal Technical Expert for Well Interventions, Subsea Interventions SME, and Shell TA-1 for Interventions and Abandonments.

He has been a part of Shell’s growth from a GoM team of ~6 to a global team of ~50 dedicated to design and maturation of Intervention and abandonment, focusing on WRFM.

Prior to joining Shell Lou spent >6 years with Halliburton covering Well Testing, Perforating, Down Hole Tools, and Completions. Lou is a proud Ragin’ Cajun having graduated with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from University of Louisiana and a member of SPE since 1995.

When not working interventions, he enjoys time with his wife and two daughters, especially on the Gulf Coast, often found with a fishing pole in one hand and a “cold beverage” in the other.

10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
01  SE01_Extending Asset Life through Subsea Intervention Grand Ballroom AB
Session Chairpersons Daniel Vela - Oceaneering International, Inc., Cole Bridges - LLOG

With the Oil & Gas market facing a potential Supercycle where demand is out pacing supply, extending the life of an asset has become a key piece of the puzzle to meet this challenge. Selecting the right candidates for extension, methods of extension and optimizing OPEX are some of the factors that go into determining how and when an asset will be extended. In this session, we will explore these factors and the other benefits of Subsea Intervention to increase production on existing assets.

Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1100 210499 Production & Operations A Successful Implementation Of A Cost-Effective Well Intervention Using Gas Injection Technique In Producing Wells To Increase Oil Production In Mature Fields L.S. Nascimento, E.D. Gurgel Pinto, PetroRio O&G; F.P. Dos Santos, Petro Rio SA; G.B. Leite, M.D. Bezerra, A.A. Cardoso, G.L. Loureiro, PetroRio O&G
1100-1130 Replacing Heavy, Conventional Fishing Methods With Light But Robust, Precision Robotic Fishing Tools. G. Andrews, Welltec
1130-1200 Case History Trident Modular Intervention In Brazil D.R. Lingo, Trendsetter Engineering Inc; S.K. Kruppa, Trendsetter Engineering
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:45
Keynote Speaker: Greg Kusinski, Chevron Grand Ballroom AB

Greg Kusinski
Ph.D., MBA
Regulatory Affairs
Gulf of Mexico Business Unit

Dr. Greg Kusinski is a team lead for Chevron Gulf of Mexico Regulatory Affairs, where he leads regulatory strategy development and engagements for approval of major capital projects, and technology qualification and acceptance. 

Dr. Kusinski has over 25 years of industry experience and has worked in various corporate capacities focusing on major capital project execution, management of industry consortia and joint ventures, technology development, technology commercialization, and technology deployment. 

Dr. Kusinski received B.S. (High Honors), M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering (Materials Science and Mineral Engineering) from University of California at Berkeley where he also completed the Management of Technology program.  He also earned an Executive MBA from Rice University with focus on Corporate Strategy and Finance (top Honors – Jones Scholar).

13:00 - 14:30
02  SE02_Compliance, Industry Standards and QHSE in Subsea Grand Ballroom AB
Session Chairpersons Rafael Ramirez - Chevron Corporation, Harold Brian Skeels - TechnipFMC
Time Paper # Presentation
1345-1430 How To Navigate The API Well Intervention Series Of Documents R. STAWAISZ, None; J. Scranton, Magnolia Technical Services LLC
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
03  SE03_Efficiently Intervening to Effectively Achieve Regulatory Requirements Grand Ballroom AB
Session Chairpersons Evan Oughton - Hess Corp., Nick Jackson - TechnipFMC

Operators and service providers present case studies representing multiple regions in the world. New technology is leveraged to efficiently address regulatory requirements to perform well abandonments, subsea tree removal and remediate packer leaks. Please join as presenters share success stories and lessons learned with industry peers in an effort to optimize regulatory adherence.

Time Paper # Presentation
1500-1530 Aging Subsea Wellhead Cut And Recovery With Riserless Construction Vessel P. Sripramote, Chevron Thailand Exploration & Production, Ltd.; K. Thaisiri, W. Yingvorapant, Chevron Thailand E&P Ltd
1530-1600 210496 Completions Successful Subsea Reentry Well Abandonments with Coiled Tubing Deployed from a Multiservice Vessel in the Gulf of Mexico A. Rudnik, E. Adams, A.D. Antunes, S. Shier, Schlumberger; T. Norton, R. LeJeune, M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger Company; D. Dhorje, Helix Energy Solutions; J.M. Garber, Drilling Services of America Inc.; B. Cartie, N. Bounds, TAM International
1600-1630 210607 Production & Operations A Return To Production: Subsea Packer Leak Remediation With Pressure-Activated Sealant A.T. Burgess, Seal-Tite International; C. Hosli, Shell Upstream Americas; K. Whittaker, Shell
16:30 - 18:00

Thursday, August 11

08:00 - 09:00
08:00 - 13:30
08:00 - 13:30
09:00 - 10:00
Keynote Speaker: ​Matthew Nelson, Baker Hughes Grand Ballroom AB

​Matthew Nelson
Global Account Director
ExxonMobil and Chevron
Oilfield Equipment, Subsea and Surface
Baker Hughes

Matt is the Global Director for Subsea Oilfield Equipment, focused on providing the highest returns possible for operators throughout the lifetime of a subsea project, including the often-overlooked opportunities for subsea well intervention

Prior to his current position, Matt held various roles at ExxonMobil, Chevron, FMC Technologies, NOV Shaffer, and NASA JSC. Matt began his oil and gas career in equipment design before moving onto roles in engineering leadership, offshore operations, subsea drilling & completions, and procurement strategy.

Matt has broad international experience, having worked in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific. His entire career in the oil and gas industry has been in subsea wells, deep and shallow water with a focus on improving overall project returns through unique technical, operational, and commercial approaches.

10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Panel Session: The Perceived Reality of Phasing out Subsea Oil in Your Life - Impacts & Strategies Grand Ballroom AB
Moderator(s) Ray Stawaisz, Retired - Chevron; Bonham Leinweber, Beacon Offshore Energy

What Opportunities are Knocking for the Future of Subsea Wells?

  • How much oil will we still need in 20 years?
  • What does a young person’s career in Oil & Gas look like?
  • Are there strategies of reducing Green House Gasses which could benefit the industry?
  • What impacts does this have on Operators and Service Providers now?
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
04  SE04_Case Histories and Innovations Grand Ballroom AB
Session Chairpersons Matthew Vick - bp, David John Carr - Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc

New technologies, new equipment and intervention techniques are increasing the capability, efficiency and opportunities for subsea well interventions.  This includes incremental improvements of well-established intervention methods as well as novel concepts.  This session aims to share relevant case histories, focusing on the planning, risk management, execution, and results of a variety of subsea intervention technologies which push the envelope of what can be realized.

Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1330 Subsea Gas Lift Valve Intervention R.N. Anderson, Shell
1330-1400 Utilizing Novel Stimulation Methods To Access Wells Located Underneath Deepwater Facilities N. Wolford, C-Innovation
1400-1430 Subsea Tethering Technology In Brazil D.R. Lingo, K.C. Chell, Trendsetter Vulcan Offshore
Alternate Worlds First Replacement Of Valve From Inverted Side Pocket Mandrel Via Eline In Deepwater GoM Well G. Andrews, Welltec
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
05  SE05_ Is Subsea Intervention Worth it? Grand Ballroom AB
Session Chairpersons Colin Johnston - SeaNation LLC, Alexander Sturgis Lawler - Llog Exploration Co LLC

Well access demand is increasing due to several factors, increase in commodity price, desire for improved overall recovery, quicker response to increase production and, because of the increasing regulatory requirements to address decommissioning, lower cost access. With all of these factors in account this session intends to both assess some of the key applications of intervention and well access tools and techniques and, whilst detailing those operations, the intention is to focus discussion on merits and analysis of the techniques applied. The intention of the session is to address questions around the drivers for conducting subsea well operations and the benefits that can be gained from them.

Time Paper # Presentation
1500-1530 Through Tubing Intervention With Bisn Barrier Technology B. Noto, Shell Oil Co.; J. Fulks, BiSN Oil Tools, LLC
1530-1600 High Efficiency p&A Methods Using E-line Mechanical Solutions N. Sperle, Welltec Inc
1600-1630 Versatile And Robust Hardware Milling Solutions On E-line Replacing Heavier Conventional Methods G. Andrews, Welltec