2024 CONFERENCE THEME: Advancing Efficient & Sustainable Energy Solutions


Opening Networking Reception - Sponsored by SIA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Opening Networking Reception - Sponsored by SIA

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Welcome Coffee
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Welcome Coffee

Session 1: Technology Leadership  - Panel Discussion
(10-minute presentations followed by moderator-led discussion with the session speakers)

Chair/Moderator: Stephanie Abrand, Head of Offshore and Subsea Technology, Saipem      

Leadership in Innovation as a Booster for the Future Energy Mix
10:45 AM - 10:55 AM

This presentation will outline a plan for the industry to address the challenges and requirements of the energy transition. Plan objectives include the need to continue evolving and improving the approach to innovation, quickly transforming consolidated production models, enhancing technologies related to renewables, and developing breakthrough sustainable sources of energy that may boost the future energy mix.

Antonio Ruggeri
Technology Collaboration - The Only Way to Sustainable Subsea Development
10:55 AM - 11:05 AM

The presentation will highlight the challenges of sustainable subsea development and how collaboration across technology providers and operators is essential. A case study of how this has worked for one of the Petronas Projects developed in collaboration with others including CHC and Worley, will help drive the point and hopefully feed into the discussion of how best we can initiate collaborations and use the conference as a platform to this.

Bishop Falope
A Holistic and Robust Approach to Technology Management
11:05 AM - 11:15 AM

The presentation will provide an overview of Chevron’s holistic and minimum functional objective approach regarding technology, which follows its corporate short term and long-term strategies. This includes removing people from hazardous environment, migrating topsides to subsea, increasing operational efficiencies, and leveraging digital and AI capabilities. The goal is to enhance field economics and increase recovery, maximize production availability, and reduce capex and opex to monetize the operator’s portfolio of major and small oil and gas fields across a wide range of geographical locations.

Moises Abraham
Deep Offshore Upstream Asset - A Path to Decarbonation
11:15 AM - 11:25 AM

This presentation will discuss the approach by TotalEnergies R&D Projects for its Upstream business to decarbonize and pave the way toward a Net Zero ambition in 2050 together with society.

Thierry Boscals De Reals
Leveraging Past Success for Future Energy Development
11:25 AM - 11:35 AM

This presentation will provide an overview of ExxonMobil's strategy for technology development and deployment. The discussion will include a reflection on the key technology challenges and enablers of success in the Guyana development and how this strategy can be leveraged for the future portfolio.

Ginny Garriques
Moderated Panel Discussion with Session 1 Speakers
11:35 AM - 12:30 PM
Delegate Lunch
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

SESSION 2: Field Development - Operators
(20 min presentations followed by individual Q&A)

Chair: David Cook, Business Development Manager, Technip FMC / Co-chair: Kjell Garvik,  Global Sales & Commercial Umb & Cables, OneSubsea  

Presentations will include the latest deepwater FPSO, FLNG, and long subsea tieback project developments.    

Accelerating the Introduction of Technology Innovation in Offshore Projects
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Technology innovation is and will be of uppermost importance, as key enabler for the optimization and sustainability of energy projects. This presentation is meant to illustrate the approach that Eni takes to promote and accelerate the introduction of technology innovation in development projects, including offshore and fast-track projects, with the target to pursue operational excellence while meeting energy transition and business sustainability objectives.

Caterina Bonavita Marco Guarnone
Subsea Separation Return on Experience on Pazflor and Other Potential Application
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Pazflor was the world-first large-scale subsea separation system when it started in 2011. After 12 years of successful operations, it is time to take a step back and look at the many lessons learnt through this period. This presentation will start by presenting the original design, followed by a discussion on the return of operational experiences and concluding with TotalEnergies vision for the future of subsea separation technologies, in particular for ultra deepwater developments.

Freddy Garcia
Inline Structure Combined with Flexible SURF/SPS Assembly System of Katlan Development
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Energean intends to develop the Katlan/Tanin area offshore Israel in a phased development. Phase 1 includes the Athena, Zeus, Hera, and Apollo accumulations, for which the field development plan was approved by the Israeli Government in December 2023. This presentation will discuss the subsea infrastructure that will be required for field development. 

Vincent Reboul-Salze
Coffee Break & Networking
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

SESSION 3: Field Development - Vendors
(10 min presentations followed by moderated panel)

Chair: Antonio Critsinelis, Chevron Fellow, Chevron      

Presentations will provide the latest on subsea gas production solutions and concepts.

Latest Developments in Subsea Large Bore Gas Systems
4:15 PM - 4:25 PM

Large gas fields in deepwater that are far from shore can introduce a range of design and operational challenges, including the need to transport high volumes over long distances, while having to develop comprehensive hydrate management strategies. Implementing technology bricks that provide enabling solutions for such demanding fields including electrical heating of pipelines, subsea chemical storage and injection, long range controls system combined with all electric actuations or larger bore 7” Trees. This presentation will discuss the differentiating merits of these technologies, focusing on large bore trees and all electric / long range distribution and how they can contribute to the acceleration of time to first gas.

John Wharton
Fast Track Projects : Contractor Perspective for an Efficient EPCI Management
4:25 PM - 4:35 PM

Speed of project execution has become an essential criterion for oil and gas companies looking for quick revenues in today's heightened economic climate. Contractor project teams are adapting to this requirement with the implementation of time-critical execution models and new technologies. This presentation will share one contractor's perspective based on its experience with the fast-track Zohr project offshore Egypt.

Franck Valliet
Advances in Electrification of Safety Critical Subsea & Subsurface Valves Enabling a More Sustainable Energy Transition
4:35 PM - 4:45 PM

Advances in electrification of subsea wells and reservoir control equipment enable integration with both locally generated renewable energy sources and energy supplied via long tiebacks to shore. This presentation will discuss how these advances provide flexibility and enhance development concepts for stranded deepwater gas reservoirs and subsea carbon injection and storage solutions.

Fernando Popia
Increasing Subsea Asset Utilisation and Efficiency Through Customer-Vendor Collaboration Strategies: bp and Subsea Integration Alliance Case Study from the West Nile Delta
4:45 PM - 4:55 PM

Vendor-operator collaboration is unlocking the full potential of field development projects. This presentation will discuss the benefits of this approach, supported by a case study between the Subsea Integration Alliance (a strategic global alliance between Subsea7 and OneSubsea) and BP for the West Nile Delta (WND) development. The USD 9 billion WND development includes five gas fields across the North Alexandria and West Mediterranean Deepwater offshore concession blocks in the Mediterranean Sea.

Kevin De Klerk
Moderated Panel Discussion with Session 3 Speakers
4:55 PM - 5:30 PM
Off Site Dinner and Cyprus Experience
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Welcome Coffee
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

SESSION 4:  Digitalisation
(20 minute presentations followed by individual Q&A)

Chair: Shady Shaker, Country Manager, Subsea7   /    Co-chair: Alessandro Speranza, Senior Technology Portfolio Manager, KBC (A Yokogawa Company)

Presentations will include advances in remote operations, integration of digital technology, and use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimise offshore production operations. 

First Ever Deployment of Underwater Drones in Real Projects
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

After several years of preparation activities, the first operational Underwater Drone (Saipem’s Hydrone-R) hit the water in mid-June 2023, for the long-awaited commencement of the Njord operations offshore Norway. This presentation will discuss the main benefits of the underwater drone technology, supported by results and lessons learnt from operational experience on projects offshore Norway and Brazil.

Giovanni Massari
Ground Robotics: Enabler for Normally Unattended Facilities
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Normally Unattended Facilities with staff on site only once a year (NUF-1Y) for maintenance campaigns is the ultimate aim of unmanned concepts and a new frontier for cost reduction. Ground robotics is one enabler of this new concept. This presentation will give an overview of the TotalEnergies roadmap on robotics, results of the latest developments, and insight on how robots are being integrated in the operator’s operating philosophies.

Jean michel Munoz
Bridging Expertise and Technology: Enhancing Eastern Mediterranean Production Through Digital Solutions
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The Eastern Mediterranean region is undergoing significant growth in its assets and production systems to meet both export and domestic demand. To support this expansion, optimizing upstream production systems is crucial, requiring deep expertise in the field and an understanding of regional challenges such as long tiebacks, wax, hydrate and liquid management, and the balance between export and domestic offtake. This presentation will discuss a roadmap for addressing these complexities with operational decision support development that leverages the latest digital technologies.

Kostas Poursanidis
Coffee Break & Networking
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

SESSION 5: Energy Transition 
(10 minute presentations followed by moderated panel)

Chair/Panel Moderator: Tassos Vlassopoulos - CEO, HelleniQ Upstream

This session will include framing presentations on energy transition concepts for subsea applications, followed by an operator led dialogue on the key energy transition opportunities.

Subsea Processing Impact on GHG
11:15 AM - 11:25 AM

Subsea processing offers several significant benefits in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in offshore oil and gas production. This presentation will discuss the benefits, which include allowing for the separation of hydrocarbons, water, and other impurities directly at the seabed, reducing the need for topside processing facilities. This minimizes the energy-intensive transport of untreated fluids to the surface, resulting in lower GHG emissions.

Leila Eyni
Lessons Transferred from Dynamic Pumping and Subsea Processing Cables to Dynamic Inter Array Cables for Floating Offshore Renewable Energy Systems
11:25 AM - 11:35 AM

Dynamic helical cables and umbilicals have been operating in a range of offshore environments for the past 35 years in support of oil and gas developments and from a variety of hosts in dynamic environments globally. This presentation will discuss the knowledge and lessons learnt from these complex power cable systems used typically in the oil and gas domain that can be applied to the domain of floating offshore renewables, such as floating wind and tidal power generation, but with some caveats.

Alan Dobson
Decarbonized Power Hub Concepts: Offshore Decarbonized Fuels (NH3) and Offshore Carbon Capture & Storage Units (Oil & Gas Decarbonization)
11:35 AM - 11:45 AM

One of the main challenges of the Net Zero ambition for the oil and gas industry (scope 1 and scope 2) is the massive decarbonization of the fuel gas used to generate power, particularly for offshore remote sites. For these types of assets, TotalEnergies R&D has developed concepts of centralized floating Power Generation Units (PGU) that can be connected to existing FPSOs or platforms to supply decarbonized electricity. The results of an R&D technical and economic feasibility study will be presented. The current technology status and technical gaps, as well as the limits and the potential of the concepts will also be discussed.

Jerome Anfray
Development of IOGP’s Guidance Document on Subsea Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS)
11:45 AM - 11:55 AM

The IOGP Subsea Committee in late 2021 kicked-off a new work stream specifically focused on subsea CCS. The key aim of their work has been the development of a new IOGP guidance document on subsea CCS developments. This presentation will start with an overview of the IOGP subsea committee’s remit and the intent behind the new guidance document. It will then move on to look at its structure and content in some detail. A number of potential “use-cases” for the new subsea CCS guidance document relevant to STEM attendees will also be presented.

David Saul
Moderated Panel Discussion with Session 5 Speakers
11:55 AM - 12:30 PM
Vice Chair's Closing Remarks
12:30 PM - 12:40 PM
Gianfederico Citi
Closing & Acknowledgements
12:40 PM - 12:45 PM
Mr. David Paganie
Delegate Lunch
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM