OTC 2016 Technical Program – SBM Offshore

Come visit us during OTC at booth #4131

Venue: One NRG Park  |  Houston, Texas 77054, USA

Our experts will be presenting their technical papers in the conferences listed below:


Monday May 02, 2016

09:30 – 12:00                     Overcoming Challenges on Offshore Field Development
(Room 600)

Session Chairpersons

Michael Wyllie, SBM Offshore N.V.  |  Marcos Morais, Petrobras

11:20 – 11:42



Turning FPU’s into Hubs: Opportunities and Constraints
(in session above)

R.Y. Yoshioka, A. Salem, S. Swerdon,
C. Loper, SBM Offshore USAW. Pritchett, Noble Energy


14:00 – 16:30 Topsides: New Technologies Driving Cost Down (Room 606)
15:06 – 15:28 Fuel Efficiency on Floating Production Systems  

J. Bronneberg, SBM Offshore USA


14:00 – 16:30                                    CFD Verification and Validation (Room 600)
14:00 – 14:22



CFD Investigation on Scale and Damping Effects for Vortex Induced Motions of a Semi-Submersible Floater

A. Koop, MARIN; O. Rijken, SBM Offshore; G. Vaz, A. Maximiano, MARIN; G. Rosetti, University of Sao Paolo



Tuesday May 03, 2016

09:30 – 12:00   Materials Advancement (Room 600)
09:52 – 10:14                     


A New Approach For Effective Underwater Hull Inspection Of Floating Offshore Assets

D. Constantinis, EM&I Group; J.D. Forsyth, American Bureau of Shipping; H. Botta, SBM Offshore



Wednesday May 04, 2016

14:00 – 16:30                                    Moving Renewable Energy Offshore (Room 606)
14:00 – 14:22 



Adapting Tension Leg Technology to Provide an Economical Solution for Floating Wind Power

C. Melis, C. Bauduin, A. Wattez, A. Newport, SBM Offshore;
Y. Poirette, T. Perdrizet, D.C. Averbuch, IFP Energies Nouvelles

14:22 – 14:44


Using Electro Active Polymers to transform
Wave Energy Conversion

A. Wattez, R. Van Kessel, SBM Offshore


09:30 – 12:00 Practical Steps Towards FPSO Cost Reduction (Room 600)

Session Chairpersons

Carlos Mastrangelo, SBM Offshore | Thiago Palmeira Carvalho,
Shell Brazil E&P 

14:00 – 14:22


Practical Steps Towards FPSO Cost Reduction (in session above)

B. Van Leggelo, SBM Offshore

14:44 – 15:06
Modify Methods, Behaviors, and Relationships to Reduce
Equipment Costs (in session above)

B. Kendig, J. Wodehouse, SBM Offshore USA


Thursday May 05, 2016

14:00 – 16:30 Advances in Mooring Systems and Related Technologies
(Room 606)
15:06 – 15:28



Mooring Optimization In Time Domain Using Harmony Search

X. Schut, SBM Offshore; M. Dam, Delft University of Technology;
C. Melis, SBM Offshore