Congress Day 1

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Registration & Refreshments

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Welcome Address by Congress Chairman

Duncan Peace, Managing Director, CRONDALL ENERGY
  • Assessing how the FPSO industry has evolved in the past year: market consolidation, creative commercial arrangements and cost reduction initiatives
  • Is the FPSO industry making progress towards a harmonisation of standards?
  • Defining value preservation and operational excellence: what can we take away over the next two days?
  • Audience polling on focus for 2017 and key challenges ahead


Duncan Peace

Managing Director

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM Oil Markets in 2017 and Consequences for the FPSO Industry

Mark Maclean, Senior Vice President and Head of UK, Rystad Energy
  • What to expect from a prolonged global supply glut and continued US shale production, and the implication for FPSO orders
  • Aligning costs to oil prices: how is the FPSO industry balancing short-term financial targets with long-term value preservation?
  • Looking at market opportunities in redeployment, decommissioning and operational excellence


Mark Maclean

Senior Vice President and Head of UK
Rystad Energy

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Lessons from FPSO conversions and compliance with UK – HSE Regulations

Conrad De Souza, Specialist Structural Integrity Inspector, HSE – Energy Division
Following the implementation of the European Offshore Safety Directive 2015, the UK –HSE is the regulatory authority that assesses Safety Case submissions by Duty Holders and grants Acceptance Letters necessary to proceed with operations. It further conducts follow-up inspections to ensure on- and offshore compliance of the Safety Case when in-service.

This presentation will explore a selection of the most important findings on structural integrity from Safety Case assessments (Non-Acceptance Issues) and offshore inspections, including current in-service issues and the latest codes and standards on the design and conversion of FPSOs on the UK Continental Shelf.


Conrad De Souza

Specialist Structural Integrity Inspector
HSE – Energy Division

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Tea & Networking Break

Oil Company Keynote & FPSO Industry Leaders’ Dialogue

11:00 AM - 11:30 PM Strategic Planning for FPSO Life Cycle Cost Reduction

David Hartell, Senior Development Manager, Premier Oil
  • Developing a strategy for FPSO project execution to help facilitate life cycle cost reductions
  • Appropriately balancing CAPEX and OPEX decisions whilst prioritising technical safety
  • Delivering operational predictability, but letting the exact level of predictability be an outcome tested in the business case
  • Analysing examples from recent FPSOs


David Hartell

Senior Development Manager
Premier Oil
  • Understanding the effects of supply chain consolidation and the opportunities that collaboration, partnerships and creative commercial arrangements can present
  • How can the FPSO industry do more with less: value improvement, process optimization & technological innovations
  • Re-applying, not reinventing the wheel: assessing innovative technologies to improve production recovery, reduce crewing and adopting applicable solutions from onshore production
  • Redeployment: managing expectations for the field development, residual value calculation and key technical considerations
  • How a contracted FPSO operator and the licence-holder can collaborate effectively to maximise operational performance


Puneet Sharma

Vice President

David Hartell

Senior Development Manager
Premier Oil

Stuart Shaw

Deepwater Area Operations Manager

Michael Wyllie

Group Technology Director
SBM Offshore

Kevin Bourgeois

VP, Brownfield Projects
Kosmos Energy

Terje Jensen

Vice President Business Development FPSO
Dresser-Rand, A Siemens Business

Duncan Peace

Managing Director

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch & Networking Break

Stream A: Risk & Compliance

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Effective FPSO Redeployments: Managing Class & Regulatory Issues

Richard Nott, VP of Business & Technical Development, Lloyd's Register Energy

Richard Nott

VP of Business & Technical Development
Lloyd's Register Energy

Stream B: Technical

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM WORKING GROUP A: Leveraging Digitisation to Improve OPEX Offshore

Knut Moystad, Director for Oil & Gas, IFS Center of Excellence for Oil & Gas Ralph Muller, Principal Advisor Oil&Gas CX, IFS
Working groups are the opportunity for all delegates to deep dive into the experiences, challenges and solutions that are most important to your business when it comes to technology optimisation and innovation. This is your opportunity to engage the entire supply chain in solution-oriented dialogue.

Leveraging Digitisation to Improve OPEX Offshore

Looking into the sources and effects of digitization in asset intensive industries like FPSO. This working group will discuss strategies to leverage the use and ownership of new and smarter systems.

It will further look at the key challenges and roadblocks responsible for slow industry adoption of digitization and practical steps for immediate implementation.


Knut Moystad

Director for Oil & Gas
IFS Center of Excellence for Oil & Gas

Ralph Muller

Principal Advisor Oil&Gas CX
  • Assessing the investment appetite for FPSO projects and what kind of financing alternative are available, from private equity to export credit agencies (ECAs)
  • Evaluating the credit worthiness of operators in light of low oil prices
  • Successful debt restructuring: understanding the challenges and outlook ahead for offshore companies
  • Risk Calculation: How do financiers calculate risk and can technical risk reductions be adequately reflected in contracts?

Christian Synetos

Vice President
First Reserve

Kristian Flaten

Senior Vice President – Offshore/Shipping
Eksportkreditt Norway

Pierre Carassus

Director, LNG Shipping and Offshore
Societe Generale

Stream A: Risk & Compliance

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Strategies for Avoiding FPSO Disputes And Key Steps to Take to be Prepared for when They Happen

Robert B. Wolinsky, Partner, Hogan Lovells
This session will discuss practical strategies that a company can take to avoid disputes during construction and operation of FPSOs. However, disputes are unavoidable at times and we will discuss steps your company can take to best position itself to prevail if you must go through a dispute resolution process.


Robert B. Wolinsky

Hogan Lovells

Stream B: Technical

2:10 PM - 2:50 PM WORKING GROUP B: Digitalisation as a Path to On-Time, Cost-Effective FPSO Execution and Operations

Jacques Berghorst, Sales & Marketing Manager, Dunlop Oil & Marine
Digitalisation as a Path to On-Time, Cost-Effective FPSO Execution and Operations

In an era where industrial machinery increasingly is – and should be – connected and communicating through the cloud, this working group will challenge the FPSO industry to look to high-tech innovations in digitalisation in order to streamline FPSO execution and operations.
The dialogue will explore challenges and opportunities in FPSO digitalisation from an equipment perspective: the collection and analysis of data into actionable strategies and if the FPSO industry can learn from the technological evolution of other sectors, such as the automotive industry.


Jacques Berghorst

Sales & Marketing Manager
Dunlop Oil & Marine

Stream A: Risk & Compliance

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Improving Performance and Profitability of Capital Projects

Mounir Boemond, Regional Manager - Europe, Russia & CIS, AVEVA


Mounir Boemond

Regional Manager - Europe, Russia & CIS

Stream B: Technical

2:50 PM - 3:30 PM WORKING GROUP C: Strategies to Enhancing Operational Excellence and Production on FPSOs

Dr Olu Baptist, Director of Sales and Services, Heatric
Strategies to Enhancing Operational Excellence and Production on FPSOs

This interactive working group will address strategies and technologies to optimise and increase oil recovery on FPSOs. The discussions will explore how to redefine the technology/service provider role as an integral part of maximising productivity and minimising equipment downtime on new projects, particularly in the current climate.


Dr Olu Baptist

Director of Sales and Services

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Innovation Think Tank in the Technology Hall

The Innovation Think Tank is an opportunity to discover and understand both leading FPSO technologies as well as up-and-coming new players with value-adding solutions.

In this dedicated interactive hour, head to our Technology Hall to experience live demonstrations, technology showcases and hands-on interaction with the latest innovations for the FPSO industry.

Be sure to check out all of the exciting activities in our Demo Catalogue so you don’t miss out!

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM State of the FPSO Nation 2017

Puneet Sharma, Vice President, MODEC
In his highly anticipated annual State of the FPSO Nation address, Puneet Sharma will analyse global oil markets, US shale production and the resultant effects on the offshore and FPSO industry, further looking at potential challenges and opportunities for the FPSO industry in order to establish actionable strategies to project delivery in 2017 and beyond.


Puneet Sharma

Vice President

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cocktail Reception Hosted by Teekay Offshore

7:00 PM - 11:59 PM End of FPSO Europe Congress Day 1