RPSEA Ultra-Deepwater Program - Subsea Water Quality Management Sensors Forum

Join RPSEA's Ultra-Deepwater Program as it hosts the Subsea Water Quality Management Sensors Forum on Monday, May 21, from 7:30 a.m to 5 p.m. at Cooper Technology Center. The objective is to answer questions regarding industry's unmet need and provide input for possible project technical areas of interest.

Questions to be addressed:

  • What are industry needs that are not being addressed in sensor areas, i.e., seawater discharge, produced water discharge, treated seawater injection, produced water injection/reinjection.
  • Who is addressing any of these sensor needs?
  • Will it be available to the public (either free or at a cost)?
  • When are technologies needed?
  • When will regulators address?
  • What technologies exist inside & outside of industry that are, or may be, appropriate?
  • What is the proper technique to meet needs in a timely and orderly fashion, including lab tests, field trials, commercialization?

Current assumptions:

  • Produced water injection is the immediate industry focus and appears to be being addressed already. Treated seawater monitors will focus on bio sensors and solids.
  • Produced water monitors will focus on oil and solids in water.
  • Need for subsea injection is in the 2-year time frame.
  • Regulatory agencies are not engaged in all R&D.
  • Federal regulations do not exist regarding subsea release or injection thresholds.
  • Many technologies of varying complexities exist, each with certain capabilities and accuracies that can be used to develop a subsea water quality monitor (including mass spec, fluorescence, visual imaging, etc.)
  • Agencies may also require intrusive sampling as verification.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  There is no cost to attend, however, you must register to attend by May 17. There is limited space. Please see agenda below for more details.

Organizer James Pappas


Mon, May 21, 2012
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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Cooper Technology Center
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