GlobalData offers research from its latest survey looking at procurement and budgetary trends in the offshore oil and gas industry.
Benedikt Lammerding, supervisor safety & risk, ExxonMobil
The safety of offshore operations is chiefly down to the effectiveness of personnel HSE training. ExxonMobil's new HSE Safety Coach Concept uses peer to peer training methods to ensure that the highest possible standards are maintained.
Transport & logisticsTop
Operators and contractors are being stretched on projects worldwide, working in harsher climates (both environmentally and politically). Logistics is an area of the oil and gas value chain where companies increasingly see the need to integrate optimal service on a global and regional scale in order to maximise profits and ensure efficiency and safety. This has placed logistics at the forefront of business agendas for oil and gas companies worldwide.Areas to be addressed:
1: Transport management
2. Centralised coordination
3. Technology-enabled logistics management
4. Capability to maintain an important number of personnel in remote locations.
Jan Robert Moen, telecommunications advisor, Statoil
Reliable offshore broadband communications is vital given the increasing amount of data being gathered by E&P activities. Modern monitoring technologies harvest terabytes of data, which need robust communications networks in order to be properly analysed and disseminated.
Didier Renard, remote intervention expert, Technip, and Emilie Lachaud, lead engineer subsea intervention, Technip
Recent technological advancements have resulted in the introduction of UAVs for subsea inspection work, but what role can unmanned surface vessels play in supporting offshore construction projects?
Pieter Swart, flowlines, risers & pipeline team lead, Shell
Pieter discusses the necessary technologies for pipeline-laying operations in the frigid waters of the Arctic Circle.
Inspection, maintenance & repair Top
Christopher Curran, subsea controls and sensing, team leader, BP
BP discusses the proactive means of subsea interventions in inspection, maintenance and repair to ensure continued asset integrity and minimise the possibility of costly reactive operations.
Drilling & well technologyTop
Marco op de Weegh, well engineering team lead, Shell
Shell discusses the implementation of its Electronic Well Control Assurance Tool (eWCAT) and the process safety role that it plays in well control.
Design, engineering & constructionTop
Runi M Hansen, VP Arctic Unit, Statoil
The Arctic poses major challenges to upstream operators, including remoteness, ice, extreme temperatures and long periods of darkness in winter. Advanced technology related to selection of materials and the monitoring of the moving landscape as well as the corporate responsibility towards employees is required. Consideration should also be given to the protection of the region's biodiversity by reducing the operational footprint of discharges,air emissions and marine sound.