April 21, 2024
OTC 2022: Heard on the show floor

By Ariana Hurtado

HOUSTON — Marketplace leaders, session presenters and exhibitors shared their insights about the potential of the offshore sector, the power changeover, engineering and a lot more at the Offshore Technologies Convention (OTC) this 7 days. The subsequent estimates have been collected by Offshore Journal editors while attending shows and networking on the display flooring.




GoM electricity changeover:

“The Gulf of Mexico [GoM] company is an critical driver of bp’s transformation from an global oil company to an built-in electricity company. Not only are emissions reductions here important to serving to us accomplish our web-zero ambition the hard cash flows from our oil and gas generation will make it possible for us to spend in the electrical power transition even though continuing to grow this business. Bringing on the internet Argos, our fifth hub [in the GoM], by the end of the year will be important to this growth.

Starlee Sykes, senior vice president of GoM and Canada, bp

Examine the write-up detailing her keynote session at: OTC 2022: bp keynote focuses on hydrocarbon resiliency and new technology 


Long term of offshore energy:

“Offshore electricity creation is critical for the electricity and countrywide protection of our country and that of our allies. Each working day, the electrical power products and services and technologies sector is innovating, acquiring and applying new technologies that lead to cleaner, more economical energy manufacturing. As we continue on to glimpse to expand domestic generation, we require a level regulatory enjoying discipline, a resumption of offshore lease gross sales, improved investment decision possibilities and a prevent to the unfavorable rhetoric about the field.  I’m optimistic about the long run of offshore development and feel our workforce will make it a accomplishment.”

—Leslie Beyer, CEO, Electricity Workforce and Engineering Council




Workforce enhancement:

“Educating about the chance in this field is crucial simply because there are misperceptions, and it has to compete for talent with other industries. As there is ongoing digitalization and decarbonization across the value chain, there are several new do the job streams from mathematicians, statisticians, information analytics, style engineers and environmental advisers. 40{ae4c731f0fa9ef51314dbd8cd1b5a49e21f1d642b228e620476f3e076dd7c050} of HR leaders really do not know what skills their workforce possesses—and just 34{ae4c731f0fa9ef51314dbd8cd1b5a49e21f1d642b228e620476f3e076dd7c050} are investing in workforce finding out and reskilling as aspect of their upcoming of operate method. The have to have of the hour is to build a skills-dependent organization, which employs abilities as the gasoline for a huge variety of talent and organization choices.”

—Amy Chronis, vice chair, oil, gas and chemical substances leader and Houston managing lover, Deloitte LLP


Leveraging knowledge:

“The industry ought to shift away from a non-public, unique and Do-it-yourself details mindset to a shared, collaborative and open up-supply technique. Corporations should aim on leveraging their details for perception technology and facts-supported choice-generating, not on info storage, info architecture and knowledge wrangling.”

—Carolina Torres, government director of strength market transformation, Cognite


New tech:

“The MS2 features are dependent on total utilization of wise technologies alternatives for our offshore buyers. The MS wellhead guarantees seal installation at total ability and assures whole lockdown potential. Performing with our consumers, we have developed a wellhead resolution that goes outside of API qualification in the offshore industry—a really happy progress offering our prospects improved operational and installation enhancements.”

Romain Chambault, vice president of companies and offshore, oilfield equipment, Baker Hughes

View the information release at: OTC 2022: Baker launches new subsea wellhead know-how | Offshore (offshore-mag.com)





Function of deep water:

“Much of the world’s remaining oil and gas reserves are positioned in deep water. There have been numerous notable discoveries in the new earlier, and deep drinking water carries on to entice sizeable interest, specially from worldwide oil and fuel providers. …They regard this as an significant aspect of the long term world power combine.”

Hani Elshahawi, managing director, NoviDigiTech

FLNG and the energy changeover:

“So how can FLNG be a alternative for decreasing the CO2 footprint of the strength marketplace? The initial phase is to cut down the COthat you really emit for the duration of the building. Megamodule is a way to decrease CO2, not only to lessen the capex and the charges, but in fact the notion of the layout of the topside into much less two or a few much larger and heavier modules, as opposed to the traditional topside module to do the exact purpose. We supply much larger modules, which would integrate comparable functionalities, and that would really reduce the footprint of the FLNG itself, so we could increase intensification of the plant.”

—Lorenzo Disaro, enterprise development supervisor FLNG, Technip Energies

Study the report detailing his FLNG dialogue at: OTC 2022: Technip Energies shares how FLNG applies to vitality changeover


Offshore advancement:

“The environment plainly has an very important to minimize carbon and methane emissions. Via the vitality transition, oil and fuel will keep on to be an critical part of the vitality mix in get to maintain developing desire. Offshore development proceeds to supply a secure and reliable resource of electricity with a lower relative carbon intensity. The technological and challenge administration capabilities of those involved in the offshore electricity sector, which solved some of the most intricate engineering difficulties of our time, are very well positioned to direct innovation in methods these types of as carbon capture and storage.”

—Paul Leonard, president of Operations Americas, Wood Plc

Adoption of digital systems:

“Today the offshore market is transferring toward integrated strength techniques that blend conventional and decarbonized strength streams. This is both of those a essential and a pivotal shift for the market, but it calls for a mentality change away from the traditional solution of only generating hydrocarbons. To accelerate this, the industry will need to have to collaborate and accelerate the adoption of electronic and new systems. The final result will be enhanced general performance and a reduction in carbon footprint.”

 —Reda Bouamra, manufacturing methods advertising and system supervisor offshore, Schlumberger