Key Elements of Subsea Tiebacks

Starts: Tue, Feb 18, 2020 8:00 AM CST
Ends: Tue, Feb 18, 2020 3:30 PM CST
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Pre-Conference workshop during the 20th Annual Subsea Tieback Forum & Exhibition from February 18-20, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. 

The Pre-conference workshop "Key Elements of Subsea Tiebacks" aims to educate offshore professionals on the key elements of subsea tiebacks – subsea, umbilicals, risers, flowlines (SURF).

This workshop is conducted under the auspices of the Society for Underwater Technology in the U.S. (SUT-US).

For registered professional engineers, this course counts for 6 professional development hours.

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8:00am - 8:30am: Check-In & Breakfast
8:30am - 8:35am: Introduction
Don - Schlater - SUT-US Treasurer and Training Committee Chairman
8:35am - 10:00am: Session 1: Setting the Scene
Karl Schnakenburg – Subsea Engineering Advisor, BHP
· Journey into Deepwater · Example Layouts · Subsea Tiebacks
· Subsea Developments · Key Components
10:00am – 10:15am: Morning Break
10:15am – 11:30am: Session 2: Subsea Elements
Christopher Curran, Senior Consultant, CJC Enterprises
· System Considerations · Control Systems
· Subsea Completions · Manifolds and Tie-in Systems
11:30am – 12:30pm: Lunch
12:30pm – 2:00pm: Session 3: Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines
Chuck Horn – Senior Advisor, NanoRidge Materials, Inc.
· Flowline Tie-ins · Offshore Flowlines & Pipelines · Subsea Production Control Umbilicals
2:00pm – 2:15pm: Afternoon Break
2:15pm – 3:15pm: Session 4: Production Handling Agreements
William “Butch” Taggart, King's Quay - FPS Delivery Manager; Murphy Exploration & Production
3:15pm - 3:30pm: Wrap-Up and Q&A

3:30pm - 5:00pm: Subsea Tieback Forum Opening Session
5:00pm - 7:00pm: Networking Reception - Exhibit Hall






About the Presenters

Christopher CurranChristopher Curran, Senior Consultant, CJC Enterprises, LLC

Christopher Curran is an independent consultant having recently retired from BP where he was an Advisor within the Upstream Facilities Technology group. His work covers many aspects of subsea systems and controls and he is a focal point within the industry for the development of High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems for application in the Gulf of Mexico. He is Chairman of API 17F Subsea Controls, API 17O HIPPS and API 17V for Subsea Safety. He has over 40 years’ experience within the industry. Christopher has a degree in Physics from Bristol University and is founding Chairman of the Society for Underwater Technology’s USA Branch. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Society for Underwater Technology and of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

William Taggart Murphy Exploration & Production
William Taggart, Senior Engineering Advisor, Murphy Exploration & Production
William M. Taggart IV is senior engineering advisor for Murphy Exploration and Production Company –USA for deepwater facilities. He has been active on the API 14C committee (offshore topsides process safety), ISO 10418 committee (international version of 14C), API 17O committee (Subsea HIPPS) and ISA S84 (Process safety).


Charles Horn, Senior Advisor, NanoRidge Materials, Inc
Chuck Horn has more than forty years of experience in the areas of subsea, deepwater, marginal field and floating production systems in the offshore oil and gas industry. The positions he has held include Systems Engineer, Department Manager, Engineering Manager, Project Manager, and Project Director. He has written and presented papers for OTC and other technical forums, organized and chaired sessions at industry technical forums, and authored articles for industry publications. He has organized and conducted numerous subsea production system schools, and he continues to lecture at local universities. Currently, he is focused on identifying and bringing new technologies to the subsea deepwater industry. 


Karl Schnakenburg, Global Engineering Advisor, BHP
Mr. Schnakenburg is a licensed professional Mechanical Engineer with over 35 years of worldwide offshore oil & gas experience in SE Asia, Australia, Canada, and S. America. He is a Global Subsea Project Advisor for BHP (Petroleum). He enjoys skiing, golfing, and spending family time with Sandra (spouse), Kyle (son) & Alexis (daughter).

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Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

900 E Market St
San Antonio, Texas 78205,

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