Subsea Production Systems Engineering
Aberdeen, UK - February 12-15, 2008
Organized by Subsea Engineering News
Neil Douglas has over 20 years experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, primarily in the subsea controls and downhole disciplines. In 2007, he started Viper Subsea to provide engineering and equipment supply services to the subsea and offshore wind turbine industries. Previously he worked for GE Vetco Gray in a range of technical and management roles, culminating in the position of global technical director for control systems.
Bil Loth has 38 years' experience in design, engineering, and management of subsea development projects. His career has included positions with Esso Production Research (now Exxon Upstream Research), Exxon USA, Esso Europe, and Shell Expro Central Engineering, where as head of Subsea Engineering he was responsible for prospect evaluation and front-end engineering for all subsea developments, including Osprey and Gannet. Since 1986 his consultancy, WD Loth and Company, has provided subsea engineering expertise on world-class development projects for major clients in the USA, Europe, and West Africa, including conceptual field engineering, technical audits, and field development support for Ramco, Enterprise, British Gas, Occidental and others; and field development and concept selection guidelines for Shell. In 2001 ExxonMobil Development Company assigned Bil as the lead engineer for their Erha subsea systems concept selection and design development.
Keith Anderson is North Sea regional manager with Wood Group Kenny’s riser team in Aberdeen. He is a world-renowned expert in fracture mechanics and fitness-for-service methods. Dr. Anderson is the author of a best-selling book Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, 3rd Ed., which has been adopted as a required text in over 100 universities throughout the world. He was instrumental in the development of the original API 579 fitness-for-service document, and continues to be active on the joint API/ASME Fitness-for-Service Committee. Dr. Anderson founded Structural Reliability Technology in 1995, which was acquired by Quest Integrity in 2007. He subsequently joined MCS which was already part of the Wood Group. Prior to 1995, he was a member of the Mechanical Engineering faculty at Texas A&M University for 10 years and prior to joining the Texas A&M faculty, he was a Senior Research Engineer at The Welding Institute in Cambridge, England. Dr. Anderson received his Ph.D. in metallurgy from the Colorado School of Mines in 1983.
Steve Sasanow has been editor of Subsea Engineering News since its birth in 1984. In addition to being one of the leading offshore technology writers - he has contributed to almost every offshore magazine in print - Steve has carried out consultancy work for many of the leading operators and supply sector companies, including BP, Total, Statoil, Marathon, Soekor, McDermott, Subsea Offshore and others.
Ivar Iversen was the founder of flow assurance specialist Prospect and currently holds the post of technical director. A graduate in civil engineerings from Imperial College, he has been involved in the development of computational flow dynamics and finite element analysis applications for subsea thermal engineering and optimising separation systems.
Steve Fenton, Vetco