ASME Workshops



8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Course Fees
Early Bird: $500 if registered by February 1, 2013
Regular: $600 if registered after February 1, 2013

Course Overview:
The “Fundamentals of Deepwater Riser Engineering” will provide attendees with the basic principles and technologies of riser engineering design, fabrication and installation, and provide an understanding of the primary drivers behind riser system selection for deepwater "oating production. Each student will receive 7 PDH’s.

Course Attendees:
This course is designed for subsea, pipeline or riser engineers with 1-5 years of experience and industry professionals who interface with riser engineering.

Course Topics:
• Deepwater riser technology
• Riser codes of practice
• Riser selection
• Steel based risers
• Flexible, hybrid, and unbilical risers
• Material, fabrication and installation
• Deepwater projects and lessons learned

Instructor Biography
Kieran Kavanagh, BE MEngSc, BSc(Econ), CEng
Group Technology Director, Wood Group Kenny

Mr Kavanagh is Group Technology Director of Wood Group Kenny, responsible for technology development across Wood Group’s subsea engineering and integrity management companies, JP Kenny, MCS Kenny, MSi Kenny and Wood Group Integrity Management (WGIM). In that role, he is also responsible for the identification of key technical challenges encountered in the industry and their solution through Joint Industry Projects delivered by these companies.

He holds a Primary Degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Offshore Engineering, both from University College Cork, Ireland, and a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.

He has over 25 years experience in offshore and marine engineering, specializing in riser and subsea engineering. He has managed several technology projects and JIPs and has authored extensively in riser and related technologies. He has been a member of the joint API/ISO task groups developing new codes of practice for Flexible Pipes, Drilling Risers and Floating Production Risers. He is also a member of the executive committee of ASME’s Petroleum Division.

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Course Fees
Early Bird: $500 if registered by February 1, 2013
Regular: $600 if registered after February 1, 2013

Course Overview:
Deepwater projects will account for an increasing portion of offshore oil and gas supply. Developing deepwater fields entail signi!cant technical and commercial challenges. This course, taught by leaders in the industry, will provide a fundamental understanding of deepwater development planning and familiarize attendees with essential floating platform, subsea and riser technologies that enable safe and profitable extraction of hydrocarbons in deepwater. The course material is designed to serve as a handy reference and guide to deepwater project development.

Course Attendees:
Anyone with the desire to better understand the fundamentals of deepwater development planning and the key surface facility components that constitute a deepwater project development.

Course Topics
• Importance of deepwater oil and gas production
• Introduction to deepwater field development planning
• Introduction to floating production platforms
• Overview of Subsea hardware
• State of the art Riser Technology

Instructor Biographies
Richard D’Souza
Vice President – Granherne Global Operations
Granherne KBR

Richard has an undergraduate degree in Naval Architecture from the Indian Institute of Technology and graduate degrees in Naval Architecture and Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of Michigan and Tulane University. He started his career in the oil patch in 1976 with Friede and Goldman in New Orleans, a consulting firm that pioneered semisubmersible, drillship and jack-up mobile offshore drilling units. He moved to Houston in 1978 with Pace Marine Engineering Systems a marine consulting firm and was Director of Arctic Technology. He co-founded Omega Marine Engineering in 1985 which engineered the first floating production system in the Gulf of Mexico. Aker Engineering acquired Omega in 1991 and he was Vice President of the Marine group. Under his direction Aker became the predominant deepwater engineering group in the industry and executed most of global deepwater field development and front end floating production projects involving semi, spar, TLP and FPSO platforms. He joined KBR in 1999 as Vice President of Deepwater Technology and organically built a deepwater engineering group to support execution of EPC projects worldwide. He became Director of Granherne Americas in 2004 and Vice President Granherne Global operations in 2009. Granherne is the global consulting arm of KBR and the premier provider of field development planning, process, safety, marine, subsea flow assurance and integrity management services, with 200 technical professionals in four regions. Richard has authored over 70 technical papers in field development planning, deepwater technology and floating production systems in major offshore conferences and publications. He has actively participated in numerous industry committees, panels and forums including SNAME, SPE, DOT, API, ISO, OMAE, ASME, OTC and DeepStar to promote deepwater technology and development. He has dedicated his career to training the next generation of deepwater technical professionals.

Matt Doan
Deep Trend Inc.

Matt Doan has spent his 16 year career working on subsea hardware for deepwater systems. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. Matt began his career working for H.O. Mohr Research & Engineering. At MOHR he worked on deepwater field studies and subsea equipment qualification testing programs. It was at MOHR where he decided he wanted to work more closely with the actual subsea hardware. He then joined Dril-Quip where he worked in Houston, Aberdeen & Singapore. At Dril-Quip he worked on designs for subsea trees, subsea wellheads, premium casing connectors, mudline suspension systems, and TLP & SPAR production and drilling riser systems. Matt was then hired as a subsea consultant by Mariner Energy to assist with subsea hardware design and installation for Mariner Energy’s deepwater projects.

In 2002, Matt started his own deepwater engineering company called DeepTrend. DeepTrend has designed and installed over 60 subsea systems for various operators. DeepTrend’s client list:

Petrobras (USA), Samedan Oil Corporation / Noble Energy, Pioneer Natural Resources, Dominion Exploration & Production / ENI, Norsk Hydro, W&T Offshore, BHP Billiton, Woodside, Newfield Exploration, Nexen, Tana Exploration, Chevron, bp, Crude Corp, Shell, Anadarko, Apache, Petro SA (South Africa), ATP.

DeepTrend also has the proud honor of having installed the deepest tree in the world (to date) for Anadarko in 9,100 ft of water.

Matt is the President and owner of DeepTrend, Inc. DeepTrend is an Engineering and Project Management Consulting firm specializing in assisting operators in the design and installation of deepwater subsea hardware and systems. DeepTrend has captured approximately 50% of the Gulf of Mexico Independent Deepwater subsea market.

8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Course Fees
Early Bird: $500 if registered by February 1, 2013
Regular: $600 if registered after February 1, 2013

Course Overview:
This Course will give a very comprehensive overview of Subsea Pipeline Design and Engineering, and will be a great source of material for Engineers working in Industry.  The Course covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of Subsea Pipeline Design and Engineering, and it will allow anyone who is either working in Industry, or studying at University, to get up to speed on the main topics and themes.  The main elements of Pipeline Design, Fabrication, Construction and Operation will be covered.   The Pipeline Industry has been evolving into harsher environments, of ultra-deep water and higher temperatures, and some of these themes will be covered in this Course. 

Course Attendees:
This Course will be a great source of reference for any Engineer working in the Offshore and Subsea Industry who wants to broaden their knowledge in Subsea Pipeline Design and Engineering.  Attendees of the Course will be Practicing Design Engineers, Analysis Engineers, Project Managers and Managers, and Practicing Engineers working in Offshore and Subsea Engineering.  Also it will be applicable to new Engineers who are switching to Offshore and Subsea Engineering. 

Prerequisite knowledge will be a background in Engineering, but not absolutely necessary. 

Course Topics:

  • An Introduction to Subsea Pipeline Design 
  • Types of Pipelines (single pipe, pipe-in-pipe, bundle).
  • Design and Development Phases.
  • Design Approach.
  • Pipeline Mechanical Design Overview.
  • Line Pipe Material Selection.
  • Pipeline Mechanical Design.
  • Limit State Based Design.
  • Pipeline Spanning, Self Burial and Scour.
  • Construction and Installation.
  • Expansion and Global Buckling.
  • Upheaval/Lateral Buckling, and Walking.
  • Pipeline Stability.
  • Shore Crossing & Route Selection.
  • Flood, Gauge & Test, Precommision, Commission & Decommission.
  • Inspection, Monitoring, Maintenance and Repair (IMMR).
  • Materials Performance and Corrosion.
  • Pipeline Fatigue Design.
  • Latest Technology and Themes.

Instructor Biography
Paul Jukes, PhD MBA CEng FIMarEST FIMechE FEI

Dr. Paul Jukes has over twenty years experience in the structural analysis and design of pipelines, risers and subsea components. Holder of a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a PhD in Structural Engineering, and an MBA. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST). Dr. Jukes has published over 100 journal and conference papers, and has presented at major international conferences. He is presently the President of MCS Kenny, and Vice President of J P Kenny, based in Houston. His expertise includes the design and use of pipe-in-pipe (PIP) systems for both high pressure and temperature (HPHT) and Cryogenic applications. His offshore experience includes supervising the installation, trenching and rock dumping of offshore pipelines, also the installation of subsea umbilicals and working abroad in locations such as Azerbaijan, London, Houston, and Italy. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Houston and teaches a course in Pipeline Design.

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