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20th April 2021 SPE WA Event Industry collaboration – Do we really know how to manage offshore dropped object risk?

April 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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About the Event

Objects dropped accidentally during drilling and subsea intervention operations pose safety and OPEX risks for subsea facilities. An advanced nonlinear solver (FLEXAS) has demonstrated a step change in achieved accuracy in prediction of dropped object risk and the ability to accurately predict a safe handling zone (SHZ) and impact energies even for complex fall trajectories, also enabling the design of simple devices for trajectory mitigation, all validated against blind field accidents and model tests. The ability to accurately predict true dropped object risk leads to significantly improved risk management, reduced risk and costs for operations. This presentation focuses on the technical benefits of applying FLEXAS based dropped object analysis and presents a business case for Industry collaboration that leads to further reduction in cost and risk and to optimize field layouts.

About the Speakers

Hemma Wadhwa

Dr. Hema Wadhwa’s diverse career path has spanned Academic Research, Engineering, Model Testing, Automation, Business Development and Innovation. Hema is passionate in driving development of the engineering industry, creation of innovative and practical solutions that increase efficiency and enhance safety for both projects and production operations. Hema played a key role in exporting specialised Houston-developed capabilities into the Perth market, creating valuable differentiation in a competitive segment. She is a thought leader and collaborates to propose and deliver best solutions for clients. She has authored and co-authored several technical papers and has presented technical work at local and international conferences. She was also recognised in the top 25 migrants by the ‘Skilled Migrant Professionals’ summer magazine issue in 2017. Hema is an elected board member and office bearer of Society of Underwater Technology. She also enjoys the ‘pay it forward’ opportunities by mentoring in IMNIS and UWA Alumni programs.

Event Details

Ticket Price: Tickets are free, but you need to register for the event.

Date: 20th  April 2021 5:00pm

5:00 – 5:30 pm Presentation

5:30 – 7:00pm Networking

Venue: RIFF Space cubed- 45 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000 (landmarks If you’re on foot, look out for Joey Zaza’s big yellow sign out the front. We’re just opposite the revolving C Restaurant at St Martin’s Tower)


April 20, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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