February 17, 2017 (TAP) Forum Agenda

Public Technology Assessment Program (TAP) Forum


A Forum for Dialogue

Friday, 17 Feb 2017
Doubletree at IAH
15747 John F Kennedy Blvd, Houston, Texas 77032

Friday, Feb 17, 2017

Start  End  Session Name/Purpose
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Registration (table staffed by OESI)
8:00 AM 8:10 AM Opening Remarks –  pdf
8:10 AM 8:40 AM Emerging Technologies Branch Overview – pdf
8:40 AM 9:10 AM EXPROSOFT AS TAP-765 “Loss of Well Control Occurrence and Size Estimators” Provide update of offshore loss of well control frequency information for 2006-2014 for the US Gulf of Mexico and Pacific OCS, North Sea, Canada, Brazil and Australian offshore regions and other areas with a comparable regulatory regime. pdf
9:10 AM 9:30 AM Break
9:30 AM 10:00 AM ICF Incorporated, LLC TAP-761 “Wellbore Surveying Technology” Provide update on the various operational performance capabilities and limitations of downhole surveying technology tools, best practices, and before propose improvements to BSEE regulations as related to wellbore surveying. pdf
10:00 AM 10:30 AM  Southwest Research Institute TAP-764 “Develop a Modeling Tool that Demonstrates Subsea BOP Stack/Seal Capability under Deep Water Loss-of-Well Conditions”.  pdf
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Coastal Frontier Corp TAP-783 “The 2015-16 Freeze-Up Study” To produce and demonstrate the capability of a modeling tool based on coupled FEA/CFD (computational fluid dynamics) that will allow BSEE to verify BOP shear ram effectiveness under various flow operating conditions.  pdf
11:00 AM 11:15 AM Closing Morning Session
11:15 AM 12:15 PM Lunch, on your own
12:15 PM 12:20 PM Opening Remarks
12:20 PM 1:00 PM Oil Spill Response Research (OSRR) Overview  pdf
1:00 PM 1:30 PM  National Energy Technology Laboratory OSRR-1027 “Development of a ROV Deployed Video Analysis Tool for Rapid Measurement of Submerged Oil/Gas Leaks” The objective of this work was to further develop and prove a video based method and associate algorithms for calculating flow rates of subsea oil and gas leaks and blowouts. Using the theory of turbulent jets, the velocity of visible features can be used to estimate the discharge rate of an oil leak jet.pdf
1:30 PM 2:00 PM  Applied Research Associates /Virginia Institute of Marine Science – OSRR-1065 “Development of Acoustic Methods to Measure Oil Droplet Size and Slick Thickness on Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Platforms.” To develop and test acoustic techniques and sensors mounted in freeswimming platforms for field applications to measure: (a) slick thickness on the surface of the water, and (b) oil droplet size distribution at the wellhead for subsurface releases of crude oil and dispersants in the presence of natural gas.pdf
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Nuka Research and Planning Group, LLC OSRR-1022 “Estimating an Oil Spill Response Gap for the U.S. Arctic Ocean” Nuka conducted an oil spill response gap analysis for three areas in the U.S. Arctic Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. This analysis quantified the frequency that oil spill response may not be feasible due to weather or environmental conditions. Conditions including wind, sea state, temperature, ice coverage, and visibility were considered in the analysis. pdf
2:30 PM 2:40 PM Closing Remarks