Technical Luncheons

2019 Technical Luncheon

Date: Monday, August 26, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. Networking, 11:30 a.m. Luncheon

Place: New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, "River Bend Ballroom", 859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130

Price: $40 in Advance / $45 at door
RSVP to: Make payment online
www.api-delta.org, email Michael Johnson mic.w.johnson@gmail.com or call 985-373-8739

Key Note Speaker: Charlie Speed - For the last 35 years, Charlie has provided materials, corrosion, inspection engineering and chemical support for the Gulf of Mexico operations of major oil companies such as Exxon, Mobil, Shell, and Chevron. Working at Shell as a Chemical Engineer, he supported various assets (Brutus TLP, Bullwinkle, Enchilada, Cougar and many others). Charlie also worked as the Inspection-Integrity Engineer for W&T Offshore. Through his career experience, Charlie has made himself familiar with all aspects of oil & gas project design, procurement, construction, maintenance and operations for both surface and subsurface assets.
Charlie is originally from Montreal, Canada, and prior to working in the Oil & Gas Industry, he started his career path in the aerospace and nondestructive testing industries as a Senior NDE Technician. Charlie has a BS in Materials Engineering from Auburn University and MBA from William Carey University. Charlie is Fellow in the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), a Past Chair of the New Orleans Section ASNT, and a Past Chair for NACE, The Corrosion Society of New Orleans. He is also a member of several Oil & Gas Societies /Organizations such as API, ASM, ASNT, SPE, NACE and the Gideon's International. Currently, Charlie is working as an independent consultant here in the New Orleans area.

Topic: "The Snakes That Bite You" - Lessons Learned About Surface and Subsurface Materials and Corrosion Failures in Oil & Gas Production- Corrosion affects every aspect of the Oil & Gas Industry from Up Stream to Downstream and can be very costly, estimated cost in the US alone are in the Billions. The presentation will review specific experiences with the materials used to address surface facilities and downhole corrosion. It will also focus on demonstrating the basic design practices without a "SME second pass design" based on "hidden exposures" and the lack of experience that can lead to significant failures. This presentation helps recollect corporate memory of past mistakes to avoid.

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2018 Technical Luncheon

Date: Monday, August 27, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. Networking, 11:30 a.m. Luncheon

Place: New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, "River Bend Ballroom", 859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130

Price: $40 in Advance / $45 at door
RSVP to: Make payment online, email Michael Johnson mic.w.johnson@gmail.com or call 985-373-8739

Key Note Speaker: Rick Fowler
Rick has been the vice president of deepwater projects for LLOG Exploration since 2007. In his career, Rick has been involved in seven GOM projects using new floating production systems (FPS) and numerous subsea tieback projects. Prior to joining LLOG, Rick was employed by Dominion E&P (formerly CNG Producing) where he was in charge of the $5B Offshore Business Unit including the management of over 300 employees. Rick previously worked for Exxon for twelve years in various operational and supervisory assignments. Rick has a BSME from Tulane University. Rick was chairman of the API Delta Section for two terms and was awarded the API Meritorious Service Award in 2017. He is a licensed professional engineer.

Topic: The Buckskin Development
Buckskin is a lower tertiary Wilcox discovery located in the Keathley Canyon protraction area of the Gulf of Mexico. The discovery includes two subsalt four-way closures with an estimated 5 billion barrels of oil in place which is one of the largest discoveries in the trend. The field has excellent rock and fluid properties compared to other lower tertiary discoveries and is in the "Outboard Trend" of the play which will allow development using existing 15k technology. LLOG will develop the field as a subsea tieback to the Anadarko operated Lucius spar and expects to begin production in July 2019.
This presentation will provide an overview all phases of the Buckskin development including LLOG's entry into the field, facilities, steps to greatly reduce project cost, and the drilling of the first two development wells.

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2017 Technical Luncheon

August 21, 2017
API-Delta Technical Meeting

Speaker: Sylvie Tran, Shell
Topic: "Delivering the next-generation of economically resilient deep-water projects"

Sylvie Tran  has been working in the Oil&Gas industry for over 20 years. She is currently the Non-Operated Ventures Manager at Shell's Deepwater business unit in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to this role, Sylvie worked in various management and project management roles in New Orleans LA, Pittsburgh, PA and Calgary, Canada covering Deepwater portfolio, shale developments, sour gas developments and coalbed methane exploration. Finally, before joining Shell in Canada (2004), Sylvie worked as a drilling engineer and rig supervisor with various oil and gas companies worldwide in Canada, Australia, France and Algeria.

Time: 11:00 - Doors Open - 11:30 - Program begins

Place: Convention Center Marriott, 859 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70130

 


2016 Technical Luncheon

August 23, 2016
Technical Meeting
Chevron Jack / St. Malo Project

Speaker - Travis Flowers Asset Manager, Chevron

Holiday Inn Downtown New Orleans, LA.


2015 Technical Luncheon

Tuesday, August 11,2015
11:30 - Doors Open - 12:00 - Program begins
Holiday Inn Hotel, 330 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA

DELTA HOUSE - IMPLEMENTATION OF A FAST TRACK FPS PROJECT

Key Note Speaker: Rick Fowler
Rick Fowler is the Vice President of Deepwater Projects for LLOG Exploration. In this capacity, Rick has played a major role in the design and execution of the LLOG-operated Delta House development project located in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico.  Delta House, a semi-submersible Floating Production System (FPS), began first production April 2015.  The FPS will initially host production from 3 fields and was designed, constructed and installed in about 3 years.


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