Utility Floaters for Innovative Field Development
Date & Time
Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Stafford Menard

With increasing regulatory requirements, increasing labor and material cost and heighted personnel safety awareness, the Deepwater Offshore Industry has started a move to un-man floating production facilities and utility platforms. Once thought to be impossible, these new concepts are gaining momentum with both producers and regulators. This presentation will review some of the work done to date on Normally Unmanned Facilities (NUF), as well as provide options being considered, such as: 1) All electric facilities with power from Host 2) Subsea chemical storage 3) Use of robots for basic daily functions 4) Walk-to-Work vessels for periodic inspections, maintenance and supply The NUF concept, when certified and deployed, will provide lower life cycle cost as well as improved safety by use of remote operations and control.

Location Name
Hall A