Avoiding Overdesign: Flexible Design over the Lifecycle

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 9:10am-10:40am CST

Session Chair:

  • Mark Faucher, ALL Consulting
  • Chris Shaw, Shell


Session Description:

Production process demands are dynamic for the duration of a field's economic life (initial, plateau and decline). This session will attempt to address how we assess the economic and process risks of fixed verses modular designs to provide for flexible, safe and profitable asset development aligned with these variable production profiles and uncertainties.


9:10am A History of Too Much Capacity and Too Much Complexity in the Deep Water Gulf of Mexico James R. Deaver, Oil Field Development Engineering
9:40am Driving Low Cost Affordable and Profitable Developments in the Deepwater

David De Pledge, Shell


Life Cycle System Design Approach to Flow Assurance

Ashutosh Kak, Genesis