12:45 – 2: 15 p.m. SESSION 2: START-UPS/FIRST YEAR LESSONS LEARNED – Hall A
Chair: Pete Stracke, Offshore Facilities Manager – US & Mexico; Statoil
Co-Chairs: Raffaello Rapacioli, Non Operated Production Manager & Deputy VP Operations; Eni Petroleum
Rio Grande and Gunfint - Lessons Learned On Operations Readiness and Project Execution
Dan Browning, Reservoir Engineer and Chris Efstathion, Production Engineer; Noble Energy
The Rio Grande and Gunfint projects commenced production in the 4th quarter of 2015 and 3rd quarter of 2016, respectively. This
presentation covers lessons learned from the operational readiness program and major projects success while maintaining integrity and
a safe work culture.
Dan Browning is a Reservoir Engineer working in the DW GoM business unit for Noble Energy. He assisted Rio Grande start up while on location and played a
primary role in the design and implementation of Gunfint start up.
Chris Efstathion is a Production Engineer working in the DW GoM business unit for Noble Energy. He was on site for both the Rio Grande and Gunfint start up
assisting with dewatering and well ramp up.
Contingency Planning: The Heidelberg IHUC Campaign
Alexander Ray, Facilities Engineer; Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
The Heidelberg team experienced a four-month delay in the installation of the spar due to external factors, yet was still able to bring
production online three months ahead of schedule and under the original sanction budget. This presentation will discuss the team’s
culture and mindset, the hallmarks of which were planning for contingencies, liquidating work off critical path, and adapting to change
during the IHUC campaign.
Alexander “Sander” Ray is a Staff Facilities Engineer at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He recently served as the Hook-Up and Commissioning Lead on the
Heidelberg project team. He currently oversees facilities engineering and construction for the Constitution and Heidelberg spars and serves as the group SME
for electrical and instrumentation engineering. He started his career in 2005 at Mustang Engineering (now Wood Group Mustang) and held various electrical
engineering positions in their Houston and Aberdeen offces prior to joining Anadarko.
Jack St. Malo First Year After Start-Up
Emile Boudreaux, Offshore Installation Manager; Chevron
A review of the Jack & St. Malo (JSM) frst year of operations with a focus on reliability and production effciency. The presentation will
cover best practices and opportunities during the frst year that includes the operator’s perspective with third party tie-backs along with
planned and unplanned downtime learnings.
Emile Boudreaux, Offshore Installation Manager with 30 years of experience with Chevron and 36 years of total industry experience. Jack St. Malo was his third
consecutive GOM MCP and start-up. Incorporating lesson’s learned from other MCP’s and transitioning from a MCP business unit to an operating business unit
will be presented.