FPSO Design & Technology 2013 (FPSO 2013)

Organization: BMC-China


Location: DALIAN, China

Event Date/Time: Nov 28, 2013 / 9:00 am - (GMT +8:00 hours) End Date/Time: Nov 29, 2013 / 5:00 pm - (GMT +8:00 hours)
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 26, 2013 Time: 17:00:00(GMT +8:00 hours)
Paper Submission Date: Nov 27, 2013 Time: 16:00:00(GMT +8:00 hours)
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FPSO Design & Technology 2013

Produced by BMC China

Directed by CSIC and CSSC

Supported by CNOOC

November 28-29, Dalian, China


FPSO, which provides greater efficiency and cost effectiveness in production, storage and transport of hydrocarbons, is now an indispensable part of the offshore oil and gas industry thanks to technological revolution and growing interest in exploring remote offshore reserves. FPSO technology is playing a pivotal role in meeting the high demand for fossil fuel in frontier offshore locations. FPSO Design & Technology 2013 will bring the most update technology and novice design in evolving dynamics FPSO fabrication and conversion. This top notch event that brackets entire FPSO business chain will help you optimize your business operations from technical and economical context. The event will also highlight the future trends that will happen in the global FPSO sector. It is especially designed for FPSO owners and operators, shipyards, EPC contractors, subcontractors, oil operators, financiers and vendors. The two-day event, which is produced by BMC China, directed by CSIC and CSSC and supported by CNOOC, will end with a visit to China’s top FPSO fabricator COSCO Yard.


FPSO Design & Technology 2013


Day One Morning, November 28


08:00-09:00 Delegates, Speakers and Sponsors Check In


09:00-09:10 Warm Up and Networking Exercise 


09:10-09:20 Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction


09:20-09:50 Curtain Raiser: FPSO – the Most Cost Effective Solution to Develop Offshore Hydrocarbons Across of the World Energy Frontiers

  • Latest trend in global FPSO market
  • Global floater fleet expansion as exploration goes deeper
  • FPSO projects execution under current market conditions
  • Newbuilds, conversion or lease?

Stig Hoffmeyer, chief executive

Maersk FPSOs


09:50-10:20 Asian Yard Analysis For FPSO EPC Contractors – Who, What, How and Why

  • SWOT studies on Asian yards
  • Hardware vs software
  • Cost vs quality
  • Track records
  • Chinese yards – where do they stand?

Kelvin Sam, Principal Researcher

HIS Cera


10:20-10:50 Morning Refreshment and Networking


10:50-11:20 China FPSO Operation and Future Requirements

  • Fleet Status and newbuilds
  • CNOOC FPSO operation consolidation
  • Floater operation reliability and efficiency
  • CETS overseas expansion

Lv Ligong, Chief Engineering, Manager of FPSO Management Department

CNOOC Energy and Technology Service (CETS)


11:20-11:50 Improving Operation and Management Of Modern Floating Production Systems

  • Field development schemes
  • FPSO asset integrity management plan
  • Optimizing efficiencies in floating units management, operation and maintenance
  • Risk factors in FPSO operation

Bill Cochrane, Director, Field Operations Development

Wood Group  

11:50-14:00 Conference Lunch


Day One Afternoon, November 28


14:00-14:30 Modern Design Concept for Floating Production and Storage Systems

  • From concept selection through FEED and EPCI execution
  • Process, equipment and layout options
  • Design templates and functional specification database
  • Topsides design kit

Kent McAllister, Vice President of Offshore Business Unit

Alliance Engineering


14:30-15:00 Optimal Practices in FPSO Topside Design To Ensure Safety and Operability at Reduced Cost

  • Optimizing process
  • Equipment selection and layout
  • Module, piping, structural and electrical design
  • Structural inferface

Juan Campo, Head of Structure Department

Alliance Engineering


15:00-15:30 Afternoon Refreshment and Networking


15:30-16:00 New Challenges in FPSO Design – Analysis of Operational Issues of FPSOs in China    

This presentation reviews problems in operating FPSOs in Chinese waters. Case studies are presented to show the design problems that harbor potential hazard during operation and ways to improve the engineering and design.

Zhao Gengxian, Professor

Marine Design and Research Institute of China


16:00-16:30 Innovative Design of the Latest Generation of FPSO Mooring System

  • Current trends and future needs
  • New mooring concept (taut leg mooring systems, VLA)
  • Design criteria and requirements for the FPSO mooring
  • Comparison of different mooring system -spread-moored VS turret moored designs
  • Boundary conditions in mooring system design
  • Mooring technology for harsh environments

American Bureau of Shipping


16:30-17:00 FLNG Changing the Landscape of Offshore Gas Production and Processing

  • FLNG vs onshore liquefaction
  • Driving factors
  • Commercial parameters
  • Region promises

Paul Jukes, President

MCS Kenny Inc


17:10-17:30 Questions and Answers


17:30-19:30 Cocktail Reception


19:30 End of Day One


FPSO Design & Technology 2013


Day Two Morning, November 29


09:00-09:30 Resolving Key Legal Issues In FPSO Projects

  • Characteristics of FPSO projects
  • Delay and cost overrun
  • Limited intervention and instruction rights
  • Criteria for delivery and acceptance
  • Financial protection

Ger H. Swiggum, Partner

Wikgorg Rein


09:30-10:00 QHES In Floating Units Operations

  • Create business processes to increase quality and reduce risks
  • Major hazards of the FPSO operation
  • Shuttle tanker collision risk
  • Criteria in assessing the risks

David McLean, Chief Operating Officer

Maersk FPSO


10:00-10:30 Morning Refreshment and Networking


10:30-11:00 Local Content In FPSO Projects – Understanding Institutional and Business Codes

  • A trend to stay
  • Cons and pros of local content
  • How to deal with local content
  • Content requirement – country study

Jon Dunstan Chief Operating Officer EMAS Offshore


11:00-11:30 Making the Most of FPSO Fabrication and Conversion In China

  • Opportunities, benefits, challenges and risks to contract newbuilds or conversion to China
  • Is low cost the only advantage?
  • Managing quality via detailed design
  • Building FPSO the COSCO way

Xu Xiulong, President, Technology Centre

COSCO Shipyard


11:30-11:40 Questions and Answers


11:40-14:00 Conference Lunch


Day Two Afternoon, November 29


14:00-14:30 Building Modern FPSO Fleet For Brazil -

  • The world largest FPSO market
  • Hydrocarbon potential at Santos Basin and floater requirement
  • Local content requirement
  • Roles of local yards and overseas yards

Han Chia Kang, Chief Representative, China

Petrobras, Brazil


14:30-17:00 Site visit to COSCO Shipyard


17:00 End of Conference


  • Find latest operation and management concept of modern floating units
  • Provide insight into how future of global FPSO market will shape up
  • Study strategies to implement effective QHES measures for FPSOs
  • Overcome technical challenges in designing the modern FPSO fleet