The RPSEA 2011 Ultra-Deepwater Technical Conference is a two-day conference set for July 26-27, 2011, at the Lone Star Corporate College in The Woodlands, Texas.
The Conference will begin at 8 a.m. on July 26 and end for that day at 5 p.m., followed by an immediate reception from 5-7 p.m. The Conference will continue on Wednesday, July 27, at 8 a.m. and wrap up at 4:30 p.m. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided both days.
The conference will focus on new technology development and research from 29 RPSEA-funded research projects. The highlighted technologies will include safety procedures, measurements, damage identification and remediation of corrosion and blockage in flowlines using autonomous remote control vehicles and advanced telemetry. New information will be presented on reservoirs and wellbores based on seismic and advanced geophysical applications.
This conference is combining all nine of RPSEA’s Ultra-Deepwater Technical Advisory Committees (TAC), who serve in an advisory role to RPSEA's Ultra-Deepwater Program. The role of the TACs is to identify current technology gaps and define the specific R&D efforts needed to address these gaps. Those that serve on the TACs are subject matter experts, who study and apply ultra-deepwater technologies in real field situations. The TACs provide a bottom-up, end-user-driven program. The nine TACs are: Geosciences; Flow Assurance; Subsea Systems; Floating Facilities and Risers; Drilling, Completions and Intervention; Reservoir Engineering; Systems Engineering; Metocean; and, Environmental, Safety and Regulatory.
RPSEA’s Vice President of Ultra-Deepwater James Pappas will discuss the state of RPSEA. RPSEA Board Chair Dr. Stephen Holditch with Texas A&M University will give a strategic view of where the RPSEA Ultra-Deepwater Program is going in the future.
Keynote speakers will include Christopher Smith, Deputy Assistant U.S. Secretary of Energy, Kevin Brady, Congressman from Texas’ 8th Congressional District and Randy Kubota, Wild Well Control General Manager: Engineering.
Cost for RPSEA members is $100, for non-RPSEA members is $500.
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