Wednesday, October 19

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:15
08:15 - 09:45
Session 1: Risk Tolerance in Design and Operations
Session Chairpersons Bryan Arciero, Murphy Oil; Janardhan Davalath, TechnipFMC

In the current environment of intense scrutiny on capital efficiency, this session focuses on subsea system design to optimize capital expenditures around acceptable risk. Presentations will focus on addressing known flow assurance issues and providing operations flexibility rather than building a system designed for all worst-case conditions.  Topics may include approaches to insulation, chemical treatment, equipment reliability, and other approaches to risk management by challenging levels of conservatism based on lessons learned from recent project execution and operations.

Presentation 1: Adapting Flow Assurance Design for ILX & Deepwater Gas Developments

Presenter: Christopher McDermott, BP

Presentation 2: TBA

Presenter: Scot Bodnar, Clariant 

Presentation 3: Flow Assurance Design Requirements in Capital Projects

Presenter: Kevin Aberdeen, Chevron

09:45 - 10:15
10:15 - 11:45
Session 2: Intervention/Remediation Philosophy and Lessons Learned
Session Chairpersons David Jennings, Baker Hughes; Suyu Ye, Equinor; Douglas Estanga, Chevron

While advances in technology enable the Industry to move towards cost-efficient designs, they also redefine how we manage Flow Assurance challenges. This session will provide an overview of novel technologies deployed or proposed to remediate operational Flow Assurance issues such as wax, hydrate, asphaltene, and scale. 

Presentation 1: Combining Industry Standards with Innovative Technology to Remediate Underperforming Wells

Presenter:  Wendy Huval, Baker Hughes

Presentation 2: Wax in Gas-Dominated Flow: Novel Modeling Approach and In-field Verification by Gamma Tomography

Presenter: Matt Dionne, Chevron

Presentation 3: Remediation of Liquid Build-Up in Gas Export Line

Presenter:  JR Salinas, Equinor

11:45 - 13:00
13:00 - 15:00
Session 3: Chemistry and Chemical Delivery
Session Chairpersons Qiwei Li, ChampionX; Anthony Rodriguez, Clariant; Abhishek Golchha, Baker Hughes

Production systems, especially offshore, require various chemicals and fluids to ensure sustainable and profitable production. In many cases, such fluids and their seamless injection is critical to keeping the field producing. This session focusses on novel ideas and enhancements in the field of oilfield production chemicals and injection systems, ensuring their optimum and reliable delivery to the intended locations.

Presentation 1: A Review of Controlled Release Application Methods

Presenter: Jon Wylde, Clariant

Presentation 2: Governance of Subsea Production Chemicals Product Line

Presenter: Chris Morrison, ChampionX

Presentation 3: Stable Delivery of Low Dosage Chemicals, Especially in High-Pressure Systems

Presenter: Clinton Koontz, SkoFlo

Presentation 4: Increase Subsea Production via Novel Application Methods of Proven Technology

Presenter: Art Schroeder, Subsea Shuttle

15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
Session 4: Flow Assurance in Operations - Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Session Chairpersons Oris Hernandez, BP; Bryan Arciero, Murphy Oil

While flow assurance engineers aim for best practices in operations and design they are not always achieved or, when implemented, work out as expected.  This session focuses on re-examining best practices where operators have had to address unforeseen issues while dealing with typical flow assurance challenges (wax management, hydrate mitigation, scaling, etc), especially around missing or erroneous design data.

Presentation 1: Lessons in Firefighting from a Dalmatian

Presenter: Jimmy Mulligan, Murphy Oil 

Presentation 2: Removing the Conservatism and Risk from Waxy and High Pour Point Oil Systems 

Presenter: Daniel Shields, Grampian Consulting

Presentation 3: Accidental Flow Assurance

Presenter: Ishan Rao, KPMG

17:00 - 18:00

Thursday, October 20

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:30
Session 5: Asphaltene Management
Session Chairpersons David Jennings, Baker Hughes; Mike Stratton, Hess

This session will explore methods to predict and detect asphaltenes in field for current or future developments.  This may include physical tests or predictive methods like equations of state.  Furthermore, once asphaltenes are deemed problematic, what tests can be used for inhibitor selection and field performance. Near-wellbore deposition and remediation (due to water/gas injection in reservoir for improved recovery) is also in scope.

Presentation 1: Asphaltene Management Overview

Presenter: Tabish Maqbool, ExxonMobil

Presentation 2: Comprehensive Approach in Mitigating Asphaltene Downhole Arterial Deposition from a Deep-water Production Well in GOM

Presenter: Jianxin Wang, Chevron

Presentation 3: Asphaltene Management for Reservoirs with Compositional Grading

Presenter: Zhongxin Huo, Shell

09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:30
Session 6: Big Data and Real Time Systems
Session Chairpersons Shirley Ike, Wood; Scott Hickman, ExxonMobil

Use of Real Time Systems (RTS) and transformation of data into actionable intelligence promises potential uplift, increased uptime, and improved risk management. This session will explore the applications of RTS and data analytics to improve operations and production volumes. 

Presentation 1: Using AI to Optimize the Use of Gas Lift in Oil Wells

Presenter: Dale Erickson, Wood

Presentation 2: Advanced Surveillance through Integration of RTS and Data Analytic Software

Presenter: Braden Snook, ExxonMobil

Presentation 3: Flow Assurance Monitoring System: A Digital Transformation Journey

Presenter: Akshay Mohikar, BP

11:30 - 12:45
12:45 - 14:15
Session 7: Sequestration/GHG - High CO2 Systems
Session Chairpersons Shirley Ike, Wood; Eric Grzelak, Schlumberger

With a focus on Energy transition, GHG and high CO2 system management is key. This session will explore the challenges associated with collection, purification, and transportation of CO2 as well as the critical need to understand the system phase behavior. 

Presentation 1: Flow Assurance Enables Low Carbon

Presenter: Talos Energy

Presentation 2: General Concerns on the Design and Operation of CCUS Systems from Emitter to Storage

Presenter: Govind Hedge, Wood

Presentation 3: New Flow Assurance Challenges for New CCS Opportunities

Presenter: Doug Turner, Exxon

Presentation 4: Enabling Safer and Cheaper CSS by Using Electrical Heaters

Presenter: Guillermo Pastor, Salamander Solutions

14:15 - 14:30
14:30 - 16:00
Session 8: Emerging Technologies - Panel Discussion
Moderator(s) Janardhan Davalath, TechnipFMC; Mike Stratton, Hess; Eric Grzelak, Schlumberger

Science and technology combined with new business models are developing at an extraordinarily rapid pace today.  Examples include venture capitalists, start-up companies, material science, artificial intelligence, digitallization, 3D printing, energy transition, robotics just to name a few.  What will flow assurance management look like in the future and  how to "think outside the box" to efficiently adopt the advancements in other industries? This session is planned with a keynote speaker followed by a panel discussion.

Key Note Presentation:

Vinod Veedu, Oceanit

John Lovell, Microsilicon; Gabriel Silva, TechnipFMC; Ishan Rao, KPMG