Tuesday, August 08

08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:30
08:30 - 16:30
Training Course: De-Risking Intervention Operations by "Understanding the Impact of Environmental Forces on an Operation" Galleon I-II
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Brian Skeels, Dave Barrow, Mahesh Sonawane, Mark Hamilton, Ray Stawaisz and Shankar Sundararaman

This course provides an overview of use/application of TR14 for intervention operations, and basic understanding of fatigue terminology and applications for intervention operations.

Course Objectives:

  • 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


This course is sponsored by Stress Engineering Services Inc

17:30 - 19:00
17:30 - 19:00

Wednesday, August 09

08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 09:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 10:00
Keynote Speaker: Eric Upchurch, Chevron Grand Ballroom AB

Eric Upchurch
Senior Principal Wells Engineer

Presentation Title:

The Promise of Subsea Well Engineering in a Climate Impacted World

Dr. Eric R. Upchurch is a Senior Principal Wells Engineer for Chevron.

He has 38 years of experience in drilling, completions, and production engineering in North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia – holding engineering, superintendent and project manager roles in onshore, shelf and deepwater environments. Presently, Dr. Upchurch is Chevron’s Wells lead for supporting global efforts in carbon sequestration and non-traditional geothermal energy – providing strategy, technology and project management guidance on numerous active projects.

He has authored numerous papers covering the fields of petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering, system dynamics, and fluid mechanics, and holds patents in the areas of drilling rig design and rock fracture mechanics.  He holds a BS in petroleum engineering, one MS in mechanical engineering, another MS in renewable energy and sustainability, and a PhD in aerospace engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and Colorado. 

Dr. Upchurch was chosen as an SPE Outstanding Technical Editor in 2012 and has assisted in the planning of many SPE conferences. He is a recipient of the Chevron Chairman’s Award for his innovations in drilling rig design.

10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
SE01  SE01: Case Histories and Innovations Grand Ballroom AB
Session Chairpersons Robert Blake Boyle - Shell, Evan Oughton - Hess Corp.

New technologies and intervention techniques are increasing the capability, efficiency and opportunities for subsea well interventions. This includes improvements to well-established intervention methods like riserless LWI as well as innovative concepts that are new to industry. 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
1030-1100 215179 Production & Operations Riserless Intervention On Deepwater Gulf Of Mexico Well Increases Contributing Interval Length By 10-fold W. Hosein, BP America; J.D. Sierra, bp; T. Quy, BP America; J. Cubides, BP Exploration; M. Vick, M. Dada, BP America
1100-1130 - Optimizing Coil Tubing Subsea Configuration Case Study M. Sonawane, 2H; L. Ge, BP America Production Co.; B. Toleman, L. Cao, 2H
1130-1200 - Utilization Of Salt Formation As Part Of The Isolation Strategy N. Caid, Shell
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
SE02  SE02: Lessons from Europe, Indonesia and Africa Grand Ballroom AB
Session Chairpersons Carl AJ Roemmele - Helix Well Ops, Mauricio Baez - TotalEnergies

Different international case studies from around the world to share challenges, solutions, and learnings.

Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1330 215177 Completions A Success Story Of Using Deepwater Semisubmersible Drilling Rig For Workover Operation In 400 Meters Water Depth Without Utilization Of Anchoring System R. Binilang, B. Pande, J.K. Sare, S.A. Herputra, D. Prayogo, M. Rossi, ENI; C. Shanks, Universal; D. Wee, Technip FMC
1330-1400 - Case Study: North Sea RLWI Efficiency Successfully Brought to Angola Ultra-deepwater Operations T. Stinson, TechnipFMC
1400-1430 215187 Production & Operations Dissolver Treatments To Re-instate Functionality Of Subsurface Safety Valves In Water Injection Wells S. Hatscher, N. Havrevoll, T. Herrmann, S. Gjersdal, D. Dzhuraev, M. Torsvik, Wintershall Dea Norge AS
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
SE03  SE03: Subsea Well Plug & Abandonment; Enabling; Cost Effective; Verified Grand Ballroom AB
Session Chairpersons Alexander R Crabtree - Oceaneering International, Inc., Bonham Louis Leinweber - Beacon Offshore Energy

Subsea well abandonment can be a costly outlay at the end of a well’s life and the industry has increasingly looked to use more efficient, and alternative, means of placing the required permanent barriers in the well. For a barrier to be qualified it also must be verified, which is not always a strait forward process.  Achieving the complete abandonment from “bottom to top” with light intervention methods is also an industry goal and various enabling techniques are emerging. This session presents some of these aspects of P&A operations through case histories.

Time Paper # Presentation
1500-1530 215183 Completions Deploying The World’S Largest Bismuth Alloy Plug For Cost Effective p&A D. Talapatra, P. Carragher, BiSN
1530-1600 - Riserless Recovery Of Tubing Hanger A. Tennant, V. Sharma, Baker Hughes
1600-1630 - Collaboration With Rig Contractor On p&A Campaign K. Allan, Expro
16:30 - 18:00

Thursday, August 10

08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 09:00
08:00 - 13:30
08:00 - 13:30
09:00 - 10:00
Keynote Speaker: Jiju Ninan, SLB Grand Ballroom AB

Jiju Ninan
Manager of Projects
Subsea Landing String Group

Presentation Title:

Anchoring Product Development Through the Cyclic and Evolving Markets

Dr. Jiju Ninan is the current Manager of Projects for SLB’s Subsea Landing String group. He started his oil & gas career in 2007 with General Electric, where he provided design and analysis services related to Blow Out Preventers. In 2011, he joined SLB as a mechanical engineer and was awarded the “Schlumberger Eureka Technical Community” recognition for his technical contributions.  He was later promoted to management of subsea landing string projects.  As the program manager of the High Pressure High Temperature landing string development program in 2021, he received the Performed by SLB (PbS) Gold Award for his outstanding contributions in developing the world’s first 20 Ksi landing string system.

Dr. Ninan was awarded his PhD from The University of Oklahoma with concentration on product family design and product platform optimization. He serves in several industry design standardization committees and has authored book chapters, international technical journals, and conference proceedings on product design and optimization.

10:00 - 10:30
10:00 - 10:30
KS01  KS01: Knowledge Sharing ePoster Session I Exhibit Hall B
Session Chairpersons Billy E Pierce - Gilmore Oil & Gas
Time Paper # Presentation
1000-1015 - First Ever Rlwi Perforation In Gulf Of Mexico Deepwater S. Dallimore, BP
1015-1030 Unlocking Hydrocarbon Recovery For Deepwater Subsea Mature Wells Through The Deployment Of A Light Well Intervention Vessel In West Africa M. Fuad, Schlumberger; A. Keong, Schlumberger Norge AS; N. Usifoh, ; O.T. Oyawoye, SLB; M.M. Eisa, Schlumberger IPM-SPM; M. Santali, O.O. Ajayi, Schlumberger Saudi Arabia; M. Milne, ; C. Roemmele, Helix Well Ops; D.J. Carr, Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc; D.J. Maholage, SLB
10:30 - 12:00
Panel Session: Well Known Impairments Grand Ballroom AB
Moderator(s) Cole Bridges, LLOG; Scott Stamper, Chevron

This panel session will discuss the details of well interventions by which operators make key decisions regarding the method of operations.  These details include items specific to each well which drive the decision on the intervention method to be utilized, including alternatives from RLWI to major rig workovers.  The goal is to identify key items in the risk profiles for each option to assist operators in selection of workover equipment/methods.


Matt Vick
Senior Subsea Wells Engineer

Dave Barrow
Principal Consulting Engineer in the Complex Wells Group
Chevron Technical Center

Leigh Landry
Offshore Completions & Intervention Manager
Murphy Oil Corporation


12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
SE04  SE04: Regulations, Technology and HPHT – The Evolving Challenge Grand Ballroom AB
Session Chairpersons Stephen Gregory Pierce - Chevron Corporation, Nicholas Jackson - Legacy Subsea

The session is intended to provide insights into how the regulatory framework and industry are evolving to meet ever more challenging reservoir conditions.

Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1330 - New Or Unusual Technology And Federal Regulations In The Outer Continental Shelf B. Nelson, Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement
1330-1400 - The Challenge of Intervention Fatigue Management for US Gulf of Mexico HPHT Projects. R. Carlyle, P. Vargas, Chevron
1400-1430 215185 Production & Operations Light Intervention Platform For 28,500-psi Environments R. Rodriguez, D. Copold, M. Milkovisch, SLB
14:30 - 15:00
14:30 - 15:00
KS02  KS02: Knowledge Sharing ePoster Session II Grand Ballroom AB Foyer
Session Chairpersons Billy Pierce - Gilmore Oil & Gas
Time Paper # Presentation
1430-1445 0 HPHT Bi-Directional Formation Barriers Simplified B. Randle, Spoked Solutions
1445-1500 0 Subsea Damaged Wellhead Repair H. Kros, Caltex Oil Tools LLC.; C. Kacal, Caltex Oil Tools
15:00 - 16:30
SE05  SE05: Technological Advances that Drive High-Impact Results Grand Ballroom AB
Session Chairpersons Ryan C Schmidt - Consultant, Alexander Sturgis Lawler - Llog Exploration Co LLC

The oil and gas industry continues to pioneer new, challenging environments to deliver value to stakeholders.  As such, the intervention industry must continue to evolve its capabilities and versatility, while always keeping safety at the forefront.  The solutions of yesterday must be risk-assessed, modified, & improved to meet the challenges of today.  This session will highlight unique advancements in hydraulic stimulations, modeling & monitoring through digitalization, and riserless light well intervention.  Join us for what will be a can’t miss preview of the new paths the intervention industry is charting.  

Time Paper # Presentation
1500-1530 - Ballymore Hydraulic Stimulations Y. Singh, Chevron
1530-1600 - Riserless Light Well Intervention Operability Analysis And Mitigation Improve Reliability, Safety And Efficiency M. Ge, M. Vick, M. Reed, A. Ramnarine, M. Kelley, A. Boheimer, BP America
1600-1630 - Improved Efficiency in Crown Plug Milling with Advanced Solution Combining a Linear Actuator and a Milling Module C. Ezunu, Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc; K. Wiesenborn, Schlumberger Trinidad Inc.; R.C. Feliu, Schlumberger Oilfield Limited
16:30 - 16:45
Best Presentation Award Grand Ballroom AB

The Best Presentation Award recognizes the authors for their efforts and excellence in preparing and presenting their professional experiences.