There are a large number of floating production facilities in the world approaching the end of their original design lives. Using enhanced recovery techniques and advanced reservoir modeling technology, operators are able to extend the life of many offshore fields well beyond their original estimates. This trend, along with the proliferation of subsea developments, has led to increased interest in Field Life Extension programs, with an emphasis on facilities integrity. In a low-price environment, it makes economic sense to refit and refurbish existing facilities to handle late-in-life production, and to accommodate tiebacks from satellite fields. This session will examine facility integrity issues and life extension strategies for FPSOs and other types of floating production systems.
- Bruce Crager / Executive Vice President, Endeavor Management
- David Petruska / Upstream Technical Authority & Team Leader – Floating Systems & Metocean, BP
- Amir Salem / Commercial Manager, SBM Offshore
Topic: The Untold Story of Kuito FPSO Life Extension
- Jim Stear / Chevron
Topic: New Industry Standards for FPS Integrity Management / Life Extension
- Christino da Silva, Anderson / Naval Architect and Ocean Engineer, Petrobras