RPSEA 2009 Ultra-Deepwater (UDW) Program Needs:
- Drilling, completion and intervention breakthroughs
- Appraisal & development geoscience and reservoir engineering
- Significantly extend subsea tieback distances & surface host elimination
- Dry trees and risers (wet or dry tree) in 10,000’ wd
- Economic small field (~100 mmboe) developments
- Continuous improvement / optimize field development
• Per wellbore recovery
• Cost reduction
• Reliability improvements
• Efficiency improvements
Also attached is the form required for project idea and/or problem statement submission. Standardized form submission instructions are embedded inside the form itself in addition to the instructions below.
Please note that the project ideas and/or problem statements solicitation is not a request for proposals. Selected project ideas and/or problem statements will be expanded and further developed into requests for proposals and subject to open bidding in 2009. No confidential information should be included in the project ideas and/or problem statements submitted.
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• Define the technology or regulatory need
• Identify the business need for the technology and the “challenge” addressed
• Quantify the value of the technology
• Summarize the deliverables and work plan for accomplishing the objectives
• Forecast the budget based upon manpower, equipment and expense requirements
Please do not include confidential information on the form.
Specific details regarding each form input cell are illustrated below:
Select Technical Advisory Committee (TAC(s)): Identify the TAC(s) or discipline which should evaluate the project idea or problem statement. Use the scroll button and select (highlight) the committee(s) you wish to submit the project idea.
UDW Project Idea No.: To be completed by RPSEA staff.
Project Title: Self Explanatory.
Submitted by: Enter the name(s) that submitted the project idea; include company/academia name, phone and email address for each individual.
Potential Operator/Representative/Champion (if known): The RPSEA member Operating Company individual that will sponsor the project and have accountability for its deliverables. A Champion is not required for project idea or problem statement submission. The Project Champion is a subject matter expert who has a direct interest in advancing the technology impacted by project idea or problem statement. The Project Champion adds further value by bringing an end-user perspective to the development of the technology, ensuring the technology developed meets industry needs. This ultimately translates to more rapid new technology deployment.
Project Abstract/Objective: A brief statement on the purpose of the project idea or problem statement, what it will accomplish, specific objectives, and how it will achieve the above stated business incentive. The objectives should also show a linkage to the RPSEA 2009 UDW Challenges.
Background and Business Incentive to Invest: A brief description of the project idea or problem statement and the need for the work to support why RPSEA should invest in the technology. Define whether the project idea or problem statement should be defined as enabling, enhancing, or “science” project.
• Science is R&D to mature the technology
• Enabling technology is technology that allows something to be done that previously could not
• Enhancing technology is technology that allows something to be done better, quicker or more economically
Scope of Work: This will be used to define not only the extent of the work that will be covered, but its limits as well. Define the work that will be done to achieve the deliverables, including, sub tasks.
Anticipated Deliverables: What should be the tangible deliverables of the project? How will you know when the project is complete?
Project Value: Define the value of the project idea or problem statement so it can be compared against other proposed project ideas or problem statements. This is not meant to be an absolute measure of the value, but a value that can be used as a relative evaluation tool. The explanation and level of detail is largely left to the discretion of the project idea preparer. Where applicable articulate the value in terms of cost reduction, increase production or improved reliability and uncertainty reduction.
Estimated Cost and Schedule: Estimate the cost and schedule required to complete the work proposed by the project idea or problem statement. Sufficient detail should be provided to justify the estimate. Estimates can be based upon manpower, equipment and/or expense requirements.
Once you approach the headings highlighted in blue, five (5) rows are provided to enter data. There is only a certain amount of data that Excel will allow in a given cell, so the cells have been programmed to automatically shift data to the following row. Please do not include illustrations or graphics in this form—you will have an opportunity to present detailed information to the applicable UDW Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) – details below. Formulas have been placed in the project estimated total cost cell; please type in the amount numerically only (i.e., 500000). The dollar sign ($) and comma (,) will automatically appear once you click on the next cell.