Draft Program 40th FPSO RESEARCH FORUM
Wednesday April 11th 2018
Theme: Asset Integrity in a $50 barrel world
|Timetable for Wednesday 11th April|
|Time start||Time finish||Item||Who|
|8.30||8.45||Welcome by Chairman||Didier L’Hostis|
|8.45||8.55||Welcome from EM&I||Danny Constantinis|
|8.55||9.25||Asset Integrity in a $50 barrel world||Danny Constantinis|
|9.25||9.55||Digitization – impact on asset integrity management||TBD|
|9.55||10.15||Tea and Coffee break|
|10.15||10.45||“Real Life Real World” experiences from the impact of a changing environment||TBD|
|10.45||11.55||Open forum discussions||Expert panel|
|11.55||12.25||New JIP proposals||Olaf Waals|
|12.25||12.30||Close by Chairman||Didier L’Hostis|
|13.00||16.30||Visit to EM&I R&D centre|
|19.00||21.00||Dinner aboard a lake steamer||EM&I to host|
FPSO Research Forum Wednesday 11th April 2018
EM&I are delighted to be hosting the FPSO Research Forum which will be held in the beautiful
town of Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria, UK; in the same region as EM&I’s Research and
On Wednesday EM&I’s Executive Chairman, Danny Constantinis, looks forward to welcoming
you to a thought provoking morning with a number of speakers and an expert panel made up
of senior executives from Operators, Classification Societies and Regulators.
Our speakers begin with Danny Constantinis who will talk about the challenges of asset
integrity in a $50 barrel world. Our second speaker will talk about digitization and its impact
on asset integrity management. Our third speaker will bring to life the impact of this changing
environment experiences by examining a range of “real life real world” situations.
More about these shortly!
Our audience will then have the opportunity to give their points of view and ask questions of
our speakers and expert panel. All ably hosted by our Chairman Didier l’Hostis.
Following a very quick break for lunch we will be setting off through the beautiful Cumbrian
countryside to EM&I’s Research and Development Centre near Maryport. Here you will have
the opportunity to see a number of innovations, many originating from the work of the HITS
JIP that have already made a difference to the industry and some which are still in
development that are, and will, help companies who have to ensure their costs reflect the
changes to meet the challenge of a $50 barrel world.
You will see, amongst others, HullGuard demonstrating how to keep Floating Offshore
Installations on station for extended periods with effective methods for managing underwater
hull external corrosion; NoMan rising to the problems of entry into confined spaces, including
inspection of tanks and pressure vessels; ODIN Alternative UWILD which uses advanced
methods to plan and carry out structural, isolation valve and other required inspections from
inside the hull, as well as valve and piping repair and replacement; and the LORIS innovative
development for cleaning and inspection of mooring chains.
You will have the opportunity to see at close quarters demonstrations of the above and the
chance to speak to EM&I’s technicians and senior management with any queries and
considerations you may have.
Those of you attending this day are cordially invited as a guest of EM&I to a cruise and buffet
dinner on Windermere, England’s largest lake, on one of the iconic traditional ‘steamers’ which
have been carrying passengers on the lake since the 1930s. An opportunity for networking or
just a relaxing end to the day.
EM&I look forward to welcoming you.