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INDEPENDENTS' GUIDE TO OTC
conditions with significant wave heights.
* The TerrAdapt™ adaptive drill bit
and DEEPFRAC™ deepwater multistage
fracturing service from Baker Hughes, a
GE company. TerrAdapt autonomously adjusts depth-of-cut to mitigate stick/slip and
expand the smooth drilling window with
no surface interaction, according to BHGE.
DEEPFRAC™ leverages tools and techniques from onshore unconventional plays
to stimulate 20-plus stages in a single trip
using ball-activated sleeves and BeadScreen™ flowback control technology.
* Delmar Systems Inc.'s RARPLUS™
technology to completely release drilling
rigs from moorings within minutes to
evade ice flows, cyclonic storms, well
emergencies, or to simply increase rig
move efficiency.
* Dril-Quip Inc.'s Hands-Free Marine
Drilling Riser (HFRe™) automated system
with SmartSpider™ technology for highpressure/high-temperature applications.
* Next Generation Landing Strings
(NGLS™) from Expro, which the company
describes as "the optimal subsea well intervention and commissioning system."
* Halliburton's GeoBalance® automated managed pressure drilling system
and azimuthal lithodensity (ALD™) logging-while-drilling service. GeoBalance
combines automatic chokes, rig pump
diverters, flow metering and control algorithms with hydraulics modeling for
accurate pressure control from drilling
to completion. The company says ALD
is the first large-borehole LWD service
for azimuthal density, photoelectric and
ultrasonic caliper measurements in 141⁄2171⁄2 inch boreholes.
* LORD Corporation's 10,000-psi
completion workover riser flexible joint,
allowing smaller vessels to operate a toptensioned riser without a stress joint or
telescopic joint.
* The NOVOS™ reflexive drilling
system and Seabox™ subsea seawater
treatment system from NOV. NOVOS automates repetitive drilling activities to optimize drilling performance, process execution and safety. NOV says Seabox makes
it possible to treat seawater at the seabed
with superior disinfection and sedimentation
capabilities without chemical additives.
* Oceaneering International Inc.'s EROV™ self-contained, battery-powered
remotely operated vehicle capable of operating for extended periods without being
recovered to surface without the need for

a surface vessel.
* Oliden Technology's GeoFusion™
475 high-resolution laterolog resistivity
and imaging LWD tool with bit-resistivity
and wellbore resistivity and azimuthal
gamma imaging.
* The FlameGuard™ P5-200 fire-resistant electrical penetrator from Teledyne
Marine.
The Small Business Spotlight Award
winners are the Intelligent Coring System™ from CoreAll, which provides realtime transmission of formation evaluation
data to surface, and the TCK.W automatic
real-time online wire rope inspection system from Luoyang Wire Rope Inspection
Technology Co. Ltd.
Technical Program
With nearly 60 technical sessions, 22
topical luncheons and breakfasts, and 10
panel sessions, the 2018 OTC covers
almost all facets of offshore technology
and operations. Four days of concurrent
technical sessions kick off at 9:30 on
Monday morning, featuring sessions on
subsea field development and tiebacks,
mooring technology advances, "digitalization" (big data, analytics and machine
learning), reactive and dissolvable materials, risk management, and topsides processing and design.
Monday afternoon's program includes
sessions on the digital revolution, field
development strategies, continuous improvement, subsea processing and floating
liquefied natural gas technology, highlighted by a panel discussion on industry/government collaboration in offshore
energy policy featuring Congressman
Paul Gosar (R-Az.), chairman of the
U.S. House of Representatives' Natural
Resources Energy & Mineral Resources
Subcommittee.
Tuesday morning's technical session
topics include the Campos Basin, reservoir
characterization, HP/HT technology, geotechnics, well control, Shell's Malikai
project in Malaysia, and intellectual property rights. The afternoon sessions concentrate on digital technology, the Hebron
project offshore Newfoundland, risers
and pipelines, geohazards, HP/HT systems
and reservoir engineering.
Two panel discussions are slated for
Tuesday afternoon. The first begins at 2
p.m. and is devoted to alliances and mergers
among subsea suppliers. Featuring the
chief executives of subsea service and

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supply companies, speakers include McDermott's David Dickson, Subsea 7's Aker
Solutions' Luis Araujo, OneSubsea's Mike
Garding, Oceaneering International's Rod
Larson and TechnipFMC's Thierry Pilenko.
The second discussion, starting at 4
p.m., addresses automation, robotics and
artificial intelligence in offshore operations.
Panelists are Peter Moles of Oceaneering
International, Robello Samuel of Halliburton, Robin Murphy of Texas A&M
University, Tim Airey of BP and Trent
Jacobs of Darcy Partners.
Wednesday morning's technical program covers flow assurance, computational
fluid dynamics, marine mining, spoolable
pipe, logging-while-drilling and drilling
automation. The session also includes a
panel discussion of big data featuring
Shell's Francesco Menapace, Joseph Gollapalli of ABS, Patricia Vega of New Energy, Wood Mackenzie's Preston Cody,
Raul Vieira of Bureau Veritas and Simon
Sheather of the Texas A&M University
Institute for Data Science.
The afternoon program on Wednesday
includes sessions on wind energy, subsea
processing, big data, metocean advances
and offshore pipelines, along with two
panel discussions. The first explores
private equity's role in offshore project
financing and includes Brian Reinsborough of Venari Resources, Stephen
Heitzman of Talos Energy, Andrew
Haynes of Norton Rose Fulbright, B.J.
Walker of Tudor, Pickering, Holt &
Company, Luis Aguilar of Chevron and
Ray Ballotta of Deloitte LP. The second
panel consists of marine mining experts
from around the world who assess the
potential of deep sea mining.
Thursday morning also features a
pair of panel discussions in addition to
concurrent sessions on floating systems,
flow assurance, integrated technology,
intervention and decommissioning, and
well control. The first panel addresses
safety and environmental management
with Arena Offshore's Charles Duhon,
Shell's Christian Overton, BP's Diane
Chadwick-Jones and the Bureau of
Safety and Environmental Enforcement's
Jason Matthews, Anadarko Petroleum's
Kevin Renfro. Oceaneering International's Robert Moschetta, and Baker Hughes, a GE Company's Russell Turner and
Wendy Harris.
The second panel discusses the future
of the Gulf of Mexico. Speakers are Statoil's Bjørn Inge Braathen, ExxonMobil's



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