3:00 P.M. – 3: 15 P.M. CONFERENCE CLOSING
SPEAKER RECOGNITION AWARDS
Best Presenter / Best Presentation
CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS
Jon Sonka, Engineering Lead; ExxonMobil
$500 American Express Gift Card Drawing
Systemic Approach to Subsea Pumping
Ian Still, Project Advisor; Endeavor Management
The trend continues in the assessment of subsea tiebacks to maintain production throughput of existing infrastructure investments.
Encompassed in this selection decision is the assessment of subsea pumping solutions to capture further distant hydrocarbon
resources or low energy, deeper accumulations closer to hub locations. This presentation considers system configuration, pumping
experience, and the momentum of systems thinking in the oil industry.
Ian Still has over 30 years of subsea systems engineering experience in the hydrocarbon industry, working in many global shallow
and deepwater basins in his career with major and independent oil companies. He recently held the office of Subsea Systems
Technical Authority contributing and validating the portfolio of concept identification, definition and execution of projects in Brazil,
GoM, Nigeria, Malaysia, and Australia. Ian was accountable for HPHT subsea hardware development, subsea processing technology
programs, and served on API sub-committees. He holds an Honors BSc in Engineering from Robert Gordon University, is a Chartered
Mechanical Engineer, and a member of the International Council of Systems Engineering. Ian is a Project Advisor within the Expert
Advisory Group of Endeavor Management.
TVEX Smart Subsea Pipeline Buckling Mitigation
Dr. Sid Mebarkia, Subsea Pipeline Consultant; Chevron
Newly developed subsea rotating buoyancy technology to mitigate lateral buckling of high temperature subsea pipelines was adopted
by Chevron Tahiti Vertical Expansion (TVEX) project. The presentation explains the issues, the development, qualification, full scale
testing and deployment of the subsea rotating buoyancy technology to TVEX project.
Dr. Sid Mebarkia is the Subsea Pipeline Consultant with Chevron. He has over 20 years’ experience in subsea pipelines design and
construction. He is currently supporting a wide range of projects across Chevron worldwide businesses and supporting development of