The Facilities Group provides a forum for technical discussion on Facilities, nominally “downstream of the wellhead”. The objective is to develop, promote and support professional development of people involved in production facilities design, construction and operation. The group provides forums for open communication between technical people and other stakeholders related to energy sector. The talks are neither recorded nor published, allowing free and frank discussion to be had between professionals keen to learn from others in the industry.
Participation in the group’s activities is a good way to maintain knowledge and skills in the wide variety of activities. There is also the opportunity of meeting a wide range of contacts.
The group holds a technical presentation at 5pm on the second Tuesday of every second month from March to November at a venue in the CBD, but can vary and is given on the flier and this website.
Past Events › Facilities Group
Facilities Group – June Technical Talk. Performance prediction and management of a degraded mooring system.
Performance Prediction and Management of a Degraded Mooring System. In 2013 OMV commenced an inspection campaign to baseline the condition of the mooring for the FPSO Raroa in the Maari field off New Zealand. During this campaign extensive damage was discovered in a number of the mooring legs. This damage threatened the integrity of the mooring and OMVs ability to safely produce onto the asset. A partial repair was conducted in 2013 but further damaged re-occurred in an unrepaired leg…Find out more »
In the current challenging market one of the first areas to suffer are graduate programs and graduate recruitment. This responds to immediate needs and pressures without recognizing the future impact when growth returns, i.e. the challenge to rebuild without breadth, core capabilities, Company knowledge and young talent to support the expansion. The better solution is to invest in their development now to support the future, but how do you make them effective and keep them engaged and busy. This presentation…Find out more »
OGFG – Oil & Gas Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) – Comparison of Australian and Other First World Oil & Gas Industry Practices
This presentation examines the post-treatment management of Oil & Gas NORM (predominantly Radium-26 & Radium-228 in oil producing facilities and Pb-210 in gas producing facilities) within Australia compared with other mature jurisdictions with radioactive and nuclear material handling industries. Oil and gas radioactive waste storage in Australia is not subject to any prescriptive restrictions with regard to timeliness of disposal and as such managed on a case by case basis, normally underpinned by the expectation that a solution will present…Find out more »
Technical Evening – Challenges in Handling Increased Water Production in Matured Gas Condensate Facilities
Challenges in Handling Increased Water Production in Matured Gas Condensate Facilities By Wally Georgie From Maxoil Solutions It is often the case when developing gas condensate fields, the facilities to separate and treat produced water are not fully considered in the design. This is due to the fact that most gas condensate fields will not produce formation water until later on in the production life; condensed water will be produced throughout the production life but is at low ratio in relation…Find out more »
Blockchain, Worth the Hype. Presented by Rowan Fenn, from Rise-X.IO About the Presentation: A blockchain provides an immutable record of transactions performed across a network without the need to rely on an intermediary. While this seems a fairly benign function, blockchain technologies have the potential to fundamentally change the structure of the industry, impacting traditional value chains and the complex supply chains that serve them. The transactional capabilities of this group of technologies enables the coordination of loosely coupled assets, companies…Find out more »
Joint AINDT & SPE Facilities Group Technical Evening – Modular Robotic Technologies for Adaptive Inspection Solutions by Jeff Christopherson
Oil and Gas assets managers are under continuous pressure to maintain a safe and profitable infrastructure in the face of ageing assets, reduced budgets and increased safety demands. NDT technologies provide data to inform decision makers on how best to achieve their goals and further, these technologies hold the potential to provide intelligence from areas that were never before assessable – if you could just GET them there…. but getting a new technology to the target area can present a…Find out more »
Joint Facilities Group & Flow Assurance Technical Section Technical Evening – Wax Measurements and Modelling Uncertainties
Wax Measurements and Modelling Uncertainties by Dr Bazlee Matzain, Principal Consultant, Flow Assurance, Wood The potential for wax deposition is traditionally assessed by integrating wax measurement with production system modelling. Most of the current state-of-the-art laboratory methods and the widely accepted modelling techniques have been successfully used to assess the likelihood and severity of wax deposition in production systems. However, there are still some key uncertainties resulting in undesirable outcomes. This talk will outline the known unknowns and the available…Find out more »
AINDT & SPE Joint Technical Evening – To breach or not to breach? That is the question we address with FEA and advanced inspection!
Advances in inspection and analysis software are making it more practical to proceed directly to Level 3 fitness for service to gain an in-depth knowledge of a damaged item’s integrity. Continuous operation of pressure piping and vessels is synonymous with increased productivity. Live pressure equipment also presents a significant, yet manageable, hazard to personnel. Plant design and material selection aims to minimise degradation of in-service pressure equipment, however, damage is inevitable in many cases. Hence there is a strong requirement…Find out more »
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia + Google Map
Woodside is applying technologies to provide better than human awareness, enabling our people to work more efficiently while reducing exposure to health and safety risks in the oil and gas environment.Find out more »
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia + Google Map
SPE Western Australia is pleased to announce the May Facilities Group Event led by Martin Wilkes, Managing Director at RISC. About the Presentation With the number of “hy” profile announcements over the past year or so, you could be forgiven for thinking that the hydrogen economy is just around the corner and ready to go. However, as many R&D teams know the pathway to commercialisation traverses the technology “valley of death”, which is littered with the skeletons of failed enterprises.…Find out more »