10: 15 – 11:45 a.m. SESSION 5: OPERATIONAL SOLUTIONS II – Hall A
Session Chair: Rusty Desormeaux, Sr. Manager – GoM Operations; Murphy Exploration & Production
The presentation will cover the installation and operation of topside wellhead desanders used to minimize the loss of production
when the bottom hole completions on numerous wells failed and sand production increased signifcantly. The use of wellhead
desanders mitigated economic losses while subsurface remediation requirements were engineered, scheduled and implemented.
Kevin Colledge obtained his Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree in 1969 from the University of Western Australia. He has a total of 45 years of
design, construction and project management related experience during which he has worked at various times for either the client or contractor.
During this period, he has gained extensive knowledge concerning the construction, repair and modifcation of both onshore and offshore facilities and
the related rules and regulations which may be applicable to the work. During his tenure as the Facilities Engineering Manager for an independent
oil and gas exploration and production company he was intimately involved with the installation of wellhead desanders on a deepwater foating
production unit which had experienced a sudden increase in sand production.
Challenges Faced By a Dual Cargo Fpso With Both a Waxy Low Pour Point Oil And a Volatile High API
Robert Young, Senior International Engineering Advisor – Production; Noble Energy Inc.
A discussion of storage, operating and offoading challenges faced by NBL Energy in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa with an
operated FPSO that processes and stores a very waxy low pour point oil (~ 20 wt%, ~97° F) from its Aseng Field while at the same
time storing volatile condensate (RVP = 11. 4 psi, API = 57° & Flash temp of 145° F) from its operated Alen Field will be presented.
Robert is a production/reservoir engineer with over 30 years of both onshore and offshore experience. Robert joined Noble in April 2001 and is
currently the Senor Production Engineer on Noble’s operated Aseng FPSO in Equatorial Guinea which also stores and offoads production from the Alen
Gas Condensate Field.
Q5000 Well Intervention Vessel – Start-up and Lessons Learned
John Sixt, GoM Well Intervention Engineering Team Leader; BP
This presentation will describe the type of intervention activity BP is doing with the Q5000. It will also describe the level of rigor
that has gone into the vessel itself to be approved for use on BP operations as well as that of the third party equipment.
John Sixt is the Gulf of Mexico Well Interventions Engineering Team Leader within BP’s Global Wells Organization (GWO). He is accountable for
leading the Gulf of Mexico’s Well Interventions Engineering Team in designing and executing well work across BP’s GoM Deepwater portfolio. John
has worked for BP for over 16 years, with experience in petroleum, production, facilities, completions, and interventions engineering. He has held
many roles in both engineering and operations throughout his career He worked in development, major projects, onshore and offshore, HPHT, and
abandonments - all on dry and subsea trees. In addition to the Gulf of Mexico, John has worked in the North Sea, the onshore US, Azerbaijan. He holds
a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.