Deep Dive Tiebacks with Seafloor Pumping

In-Classroom 1 day event | Houston, TX - April 27, 2018 + MPUR May 3, 2018

Attendance to Deep Dive Tiebacks with Seafloor Pumping will teach you everything you need to know before attending MPUR on May 3, 2018 in Houston.

*** Ticket to this event also includes admission to MPUR.

While the long-term value of deepwater fields is well established, sanctioning of these projects in the current low-price environment is a challenge. Seabed boosting is emerging as an enabling technology; one that has matured to the point of being both affordable and reliable. When integrated with a subsea tieback completion this system can liberate stranded fields by eliminating surface piercing structures and dramatically improving the economics of a project.

In some application, this technology, introduced as part of an integrated system, can not only eliminate the need for a surface facility, but reduce the number of production wells being drilled. With the proper boosting system, early production can be regulated to ensure Capex recovery without risk to the formation or overall life of the field.

Locations and Dates:

Houston,TX - April 27, 2018- Facility: Chevron Corporate Office in Downtown Houston

You will learn:

This Deep Dive Course will explore the various components of such a system and how they work together to improve overall recovery and reduce costs. Beyond the hardware and technology, Deep Dive will examine various development scenarios where a seabed booster system would impact the economics of a greenfield, or redevelopment project.

Why leave deepwater discoveries untapped? Subsea tiebacks present an affordable option to bring stranded fields online now.

This one-day course will focus on the various element of subsea tieback architecture with an emphasis on clearing the Final Investment Decision. Attendees will learn about various subsea production scheme that meet near-term financial/production targets without sacrificing long-term viability.

Taught by subject matter experts from both operator and vender companies, this course will be presented with the aid of real-world examples. Learn how to extend the reach of subsea tiebacks and eliminate the need for additional HUB facilities, without flow assurance issues, slugging or unscheduled shut ins.

Subsea booster pumps are just one aspect of a complex subsea tieback design. Attendees will become familiar with the various components of such a system and how these components can be mixed and matches to address specific challenges. These challenges include lack of existing infrastructure, seabed terrain, flow composition, and the possible need for intervention.

These various technical sessions will be grounded in case study presentations of high-profile multi-phase seabed boosting systems, demonstrating the evolution of this technology and its various applications.

Session topics include:

  • Multiphase Flow/Pumping - grounding session on multiphase flow/slugging; contrasting available seafloor pumping technologies. Impact on well performance and EUR.
  • Topside-less Options - overview of current and emerging options including ESPs, canned motors, subsea speed control and alternative barrier fluids
  • Subsea System Decision Considerations - a systemic view of characteristics identification and attribute processing to build creative alternatives
  • Development Parameters - seabed landscape, facilities alternatives and life cycle factors to optimize upon a solution selection; will cover geography, architecture and operations & surveillance


Dr. Stuart L. Scott
Dr. Scott is a well-known technical authority in the areas of artificial lift, multiphase pumping, and production engineering/operations. From 2008-2016, he managed the Shell Deepwater Artificial Lift Technology Program and served as the Artificial Lift / Pumping Principal Technical Expert (PTE) for Shell globally. Before coming to Shell, Scott held the Bethancourt Professorship of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, was a faculty member at Louisiana State University (LSU) and worked for Phillips Petroleum Company in a variety of roles. He holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering and a M.S. degree in Computer Science all from The University of Tulsa. Scott is a Distinguished Member of the SPE and an ASME Fellow. He also holds the ASME Worthington Medal for “eminent achievement in the evolving field of multiphase pumping.”

Mr. Ian Still
Ian Still has over 30 years of subsea systems engineering experience in the hydrocarbon development and production processing industry, working in many global shallow and deepwater basins in his career. As principal systems engineer with Shell International he held the office of Subsea Systems Technical Authority contributing and validating the portfolio of concept identification, definition and execute projects in Brazil, GoM, Nigeria, Malaysia and Australia. He was accountable for HPHT 400°F and 20ksi subsea hardware development, subsea processing technology programs, and held authority over corporate technical standards for subsea equipment in addition to serving 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.

Your Instructor

Petroleum ETC
Petroleum ETC

An industry think tank led by a team of prestigious academics, Petroleum ETC takes a rigorous approach to educating and advancing energy professionals in new and emerging technologies through organizing industry events and conferences, training sessions, field trials, data review, case studies and offering validation of key findings. Our unique position affords us the ability to extend our expertise as collaborators as well as consultants. Originally founded in College Station, Texas, our corporate headquarters moved to Houston, Texas in 2013. We started as an operation with knowledge-sharing events worldwide on topics ranging from multiphase pumping, multiphase metering, hydraulic fracturing to reservoir engineering.

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Courses Included with Purchase

Multiphase Pump User Roundtable (MPUR)
In-Classroom event | Multiple cities and dates available
Petroleum ETC

Original Price: $900

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is this event?
This event takes place on APRIL 27, 2018 in Houston, Texas.
What is the cancellation policy?
If you cancel or request a refund up to 90 days from training date, you will receive 100% of your payment back minus any transaction costs (credit card, wire transfer, stripe or paypal charges). If you cancel or request a refund up to 60 days from training date, you will receive 60% of your payment back minus any transaction costs (credit card, wire transfer, stripe or paypal charges).. If you cancel or request a refund up to 30 days from training date, you will receive 30% of your payment back minus any transaction costs (credit card, wire transfer, stripe or paypal charges).. No refunds or cancellation allowed less than 30 days from sessions first day. Cancellations can only be requested via email to [email protected]
What's covered in the course price?
We will cover: - Instructor-led training as outlined in the course description. - Material - Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks - Completion certificate
Where will the training take place?
If an exact location is not yet included within the course description, it will be released in a timely manner upon registration. Facilities are usually in a convenient location near energy hubs or airports.
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