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Preliminary program 43rd FPSO RESEARCH FORUM, hosted by TechnipFMC Genesis
Wednesday 16th of October, 2019
Theme: Digitalization: The Transition is Now 
Venue: Hotel ZaZa & Gremp Campus 

Preliminary timetable for Wednesday 16 October, 2019
Time start Time finish Item Who (see presenter information below)
8:00 am 8:30 am Welcome Reception  
8:30 am 9:00 am Welcome – Keynote – TechnipFMC– Introduction of the thematic “Digitalization: The transition is now“. Jean-Marc Letournel, TechnipFMC
9:00 am 9:30 am Science: Large-Scale Scientific Computing at TACC John West, TACC
9:30 am 10:00 am An offshore digital journey – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Robert Seah, Chevron
10:00 am 10:20 am Coffee break  
10:20 am 10:50 am Mooring digital twin, experience and expectations of an operator   Alain Ledoux, Total
10:50 am 11:50 am Panel Discussion Chair: Subir Bhattacharjee, ExxonMobil
11:50 am 1:00 pm Lunch  
1:00 pm  1:30 pm JIP Pitches  
1:30 pm 1:40 pm Presentation on next FPSO JIP Week  
1:40 pm 1:50 pm Briefing for the Afternoon  
1:50 pm 2:00 pm Load tour bus; Depart Hotel ZaZa promptly at 2:00 PM   
3:30 pm 5:30 pm  TechnipFMC state-of-the-art Subsea Services Campus Tour   
5:30 pm 5:45 pm Group Photo and Depart for dinner at Maggianos Post Oak   
6:45 pm 6:55 pm Arrive at Maggianos Post Oak  Address: 2019 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056
7:00 pm 7:30 pm Pre-Dinner Reception at Maggianos Post Oak  
7:30 pm  Dinner at Maggianos Post Oak  


Who  Title/company Bio Title of Presentation

Jean Marc Letournel

Senior Vice President Business and Technology Offshore



Jean-Marc Letournel joined TechnipFMC in 2008 after 30 years of experience in project management, business units and business development in the Onshore and Offshore segments of major French oil services companies. In his current role, he is formulating and managing the commercial and technological strategy and provide support for the development of the TechnipFMC Offshore segment. Jean-Marc holds a degree in Civil Engineering (1978) from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon and a Master in Strategic Management (ICG 1991). Welcome – Keynote – TechnipFMC Offshore – Introduction of the thematic “Digitalization: The transition is now.“

John West

Director Of Strategic Initiatives
Center Operations & Administration

TACC ( Texas Advanced Computing Center), The university of Texas at Austin


John West works at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, where he is responsible for helping to design and execute programs such as the recently deployed Frontera supercomputer. Prior to that he spent over 20 years in HPC in the Department of Defense, including four years as director of the DOD HPC Modernization Program supporting R&D in the DOD.

Science: Large-Scale Scientific Computing at TACC

Robert Seah

Naval Architect

Chevron ETC – FE – SCME

Floating Systems Advisor / Integrity Management Lead
Integrity, Inspection and Intervention (I3)  Team 

Robert Seah is the Integrity Management Team Lead for the Subsea, Civil and Marine Engineering Unit of Chevron ETC coordinating the integrity management efforts for the Unit, spanning from wellhead to beach. In addition to supporting enterprise governance on integrity management, the integrity team also develops novel and safer technologies related to the condition assessment of offshore assets. He is also the program manager for Chevron’s Deepwater Support Center which was established to manage and support the digital analytical workflows focused on the long term integrity of Chevron’s offshore assets. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and has been with Chevron for the past 12 years.

An offshore digital journey – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Alain Ledoux

Naval Architect

Direction Developeement et Support aux Opérations
Division Installations Pétrolières

Naval architect within TOTAL Technical division for 9 years, He specialized in mooring system and marine operation. Amongst other activities, He is in charge of developing the mooring monitoring framework for the surveillance of all moored assets within TOTAL. He was previously in charge of the development of the hydrodynamic and mooring software Diodore.

Mooring digital twin, experience and expectations of an operator