This course is designed to provide suitable high level technical information addressing the design, installation and operations of surface topside production facilities for Semi-Submersibles (SS) SPAR’s (DDCF) FPSO’s & TLP’s. Also included is a review of the recent introduction of the round ship concept.
The attendees will have a clear understanding and a good comprehension of the specific process systems encountered on an offshore production facility. The operational functions of a production facility is to separate the well stream production into three components typically called phases - oil, gas and water - and to process these phases into products suitable for market or to dispose of them in an environmentally acceptable manner.
The course reviews all topside equipment including heat exchangers, the separation trains, produced gas treatment and gas compression, produced water systems, emergency shutdown and fire and gas detection systems. Also included is an in-depth review of the power generation and distribution requirements powering such a facility.
Who Should Attend
• Project Engineers
• Procurement Managers
• Safety and HSE Supervisors
• Operation Staff
• Discipline Engineers & Designers
• Insurance Risk Analysts
• Project Control Managers
• Project Managers
• Joint Venture Partners
John is an independent energy and project management / engineering Consultant for the oil and gas industry and owns and operates his own consulting company, “Ocean Energy Consulting LLC”.
John is a Chevron retiree; he was a project manager for the Chevron N. America Corporation in Texas. He has over 40 years of experience managing complex projects including floating production vessels in the oil and gas industry. John also has extensive project experience managing engineering, construction, commissioning and start up into operations and hand-over. John commenced his career as an electrical engineer working on high voltage transmission systems in the UK, and has designed many major power systems for refineries, petrochemical plants and various offshore facilities including the first all electric topside for a floating production facility.
He has worked for Unocal Corporation, MODEC International and Enron Oil & Gas. He holds an M.Sc degree from Lancaster University and is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of The Energy Institute. John has lectured and presented papers at many prestigious institutions including The Houston Offshore Technology Conference. John has been teaching in the University of Texas PETEX program for 14 years.
Prior to semi retiring John was an active committee member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Gulf Coast Section, and is still active with The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). John was Vice Chair of the Houston Branch of The Energy Institute responsible for Membership and mentored many of the graduate engineers.