Bottom Line Improvement Conference
This conference provides a platform to enable companies in the oil refining and petrochemical industry to share their views and experiences in the following areas:
Supply/Demand expectations (Do we experience a structural margin improvement or
do we enjoy a short lived spike?;
Increasing hydrocarbon margins (feedstock, product slate and plant optimisation);
Exploiting synergies (between refining/chemicals/power generation/others);
Trends in product quality and cost effective ways to meet those requirements;
Ways to increase capacity and product quality of main conversion units;
Improving utilisation (mechanical reliability and operational availability);
Improving energy performance (heat recovery and furnace optimisation);
Safety management to avoid serious incidents that can wipe out all improvements
Coal Bed Methane
Energy hungry countries strive for discovering new areas for exploration of hydrocarbons, particulry gas. Coalbed methane is a very important future alternate source of energy all around the world. High natural gas prices are making Coal Bed Methane economically viable where it previosly may not have been. Countries like China, Indonesia have abundent coal reserves and most gas in coal is stored on the internal surfaces of organic matter. Methane from coalbed reservoir can be recovered economically but not without environmental problems. Major resources of coalbed methane are associated with immense amounts of coal, but are accompanied by significant environmental challenges. Extraction needs special technology and this conference will highlight the expertise in, stimulation process, the coalification processes, the drilling technology involved, well completions etc.
The "Composites Asia Conference is organised to facilitate the sharing of experience and lessons learnt from current and past application of composites in the E&P industry whilst reviewing impending applications and future requirements of the industry together with associated challenges in fulfilling these needs. Special attention will be given to specific composite technological areas that are relevant to as well as those that possess the greatest potential for adoption and achieving success in the Asian E&P scene.
The scope of the Conference covers, but is not retsricted to, the following areas of composites application and technology that are relevant to the O&G industry: Repair and Rehabilitation of Structures;
Pipes, including Umbilicals, Flexible, Spoolables and Smart;
Synthetic Mooring Ropes;
Mechanical Properties, and Short and Long-Term Performance of Composites ( under exploration, production and associated operation conditions )
Decommissioning has been seen as a big market which has been predicted to occur ‘in about ten years’ time’ since the early 1995s. To a large degree, there are a variety of possible reasons for this such as more tiebacks to use existing infrastructure; better field depletion methods and well stimulation; delayed removals; and high oil prices are keeping older assets viable for longer. Members are involved with offshore, marine and underwater engineering all will be fundamentally involved in decommissioning. The Decommission Asia Conference, will provide delegates with useful information on this large-scale business, as some of the bigger oil companies were getting ready to sell their older fields to smaller or new players and the decommissioning plays a very crucial and an economical important role in the operations.
Deepwater/Subsea Tech. Conference
As our industry in Asia confronts new challenges, the sharing of deepwater experience will play a critical role in improving the quality, safety, and economics of the existing and future projects. This Deepwater Conference focuses on the various aspects and critical issues of operating production facilities in deepwater. Invited presenters share case studies and best practices, as well as their hard-won experience designing and operating production facilities in deepwater. Targeted toward field operations staff as well as engineering and management personnel representing both operators and service contractors. The objective is to promote frank and open discussions of the key issues related to the burgeoning subsea technology area and share best practices.
Topics may include operational experience on recently completed deepwater projects, as well as those under development; imaging of deepwater reservoirs; drilling, casing and cementing in deepwater; well testing; well engineering; flow assurance; subsea systems; production in deepwater; drilling rig optimisation during development, etc. The presentation includes several regional experts in the deepwater and Subsea fields, whose expertise covers a wide range of activities in deepwater development and subsea technology. This conference will also focus on subjects relevant to "Development Challenges".
Heat Exchange Engineering Asia
The conference will include formal presentations, informal technical meetings and panel discussions. The objective of this conference is to provide a forum for the exposure and exchange of ideas, methods and results relating to the design, construction and operation of heat exchangers and associated supporting technologies.
Jack-Up Drilling Rigs
This is a series of regional Jack-Up Conference organised in Asia, which has the largest Jack-up construction capability. The conference will cover technical papers on Design, Construction of jack-Up drilling platforms, Jack-Up site assessment, Appropriate methods of analysing Jack-Ups, servicing and Repair of structures, Upgrade, Operation in shallow and deep water conditions, Project Management, Risk and Integrity Management, associated contrivances involved in Jack-Up, Jack-up Lift boat, Self installing mini platform, swamp barges etc.etc.
LNG/GTL Tech Asia Summit
The current delivery method of choice to the customer is via fixed pipelines and this is the most economic method over short distances. This means that if the field is located at a great distance from any potential market, the construction of a pipeline would be uneconomical. More than 60% of the discovered gas reserves are considered to be "stranded". As the demand for natural gas increases over time, this stranded gas will be required to meet the needs of customers.
The only method of transporting natural gas, other than via pipelines, is via liquefied natural gas (LNG). This is a complementary rather than competitive technology for the exploitation of stranded natural gas. The process to convert natural gas directly to a hydrocarbon liquid has been understood and available since early in the 20th century.
The most significant advantage of the gas to liquids process is to produce a 'clean' hydrocarbon liquid ready to be sold into the market. This method of transportation relies on the fact that as natural gas is cooled to its liquefaction point (-161 degrees C ), it occupies just 1/600th of its gaseous volume at room temperature. In liquid form the gas can be transported economically to long distances in specially designed LNG tankers. These tankers can currently carry up to 143,000 cubic metres. This conference in addition to highlighting the technology involved will also dicuss the problems and solutions in the liquification processes.
The natural gas consumption also peaked and set record usage levels in the residential, industrial, and electric utility sectors.
Leading gas enterprises relentlessly seek available natural energy sources in an era of declining production and increasing demand, economically producing gas from unconventional sources is the next level of the fossil-fuel recovery challenge. While existing natural gas resource estimates give no cause for concern, extraction of unconventional gas resources—CBM, tightgas, and gas hydrates—is gaining increased industry attention and also as a important longer-term source of energy. The exploitation of unconventional gases has been steadily progressing in States, China, Indonesia and elswhere.
The mammoth volume and long-term potential of these resources are driving technical progress and this conference will focus and highlight on the technology involved in extracting and processing unconventional gases that include: "tight gas" or "tight sands gas," which is found in low-permeability rock; "shale gas," which is found in shale deposits, "coal-bed methane," which is natural gas that has been formed along with the geological processes that formed coal; "natural gas from geopressurized aquifers," which refers to gas dissolved under high pressure and at high temperatures in brines located deep beneath the earth's surface; "gas hydrates," which are ice-like structures of water and gas located under the permafrost; and "deep gas," which is found at levels much deeper than conventional gas.
This Conference comprises of technical sessions and equipment exhibitions and will feature the latest solutions to inspection and maintenance issues, along with business strategies. The conference will bring in experts to discuss and impart their technology and experience to delegates. Topics include Applications and Innovations on all NDT Methods, Inspection Certification and Qualification, Novel Techniques & Methodology, Research and Development, Smart Sensors and Robotic Applications, Technology Transfer in NDT, Risk Based Inspection (RBI),Fitness For Service (FFS) Analysis Study, Inspection of Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI), Conservation and Restoration, Power Generation, Nuclear Technology, Rail and Axis Testing, Theoretical Modeling & Prediction, Concrete Inspection, Materials Selection, Corrosion Control & Prevention, Corrosion Detection, Training and Education, Codes and Standard, Expert Data Base, Case studies in Power Generation, Chemical and Oil & Gas plant (Onshore & Offshore), and any related papers.
The Trans ASEAN Gas Pipeline and other Asian gas development projects highlight the opportunities for pipeline infrastructure in Asia. The Asian Pipeline Conference and Exhibition will focus on the use of "leading edge" methodologies in pipeline design, construction and operation. It brings together the major operating and service companies and their technical and management personnel to learn the latest and best in pipeline rehabilitation and maintenance.
The Conference will meet the professional requirements of the gas pipeline sector - engineers, operators, suppliers of pipeline products and the pipeline services industry - on "state of the art" practices on pipeline technologies and their application in the Asian region. The conference will highlight on:
Pipeline design focusing on design strategies to address engineering and construction of new onshore & offshore pipelines, including in seismic active areas; Integrity management of current and planned pipelines including in seismic active areas;
Project experience or case studies on cost effective extension of pipeline life; Technical aspects relating to the secure and reliable supply of hydrocarbons; Deepwater pipeline experience on pipelaying, construction and operation.
The substance contained and the industrial application of the pressure vessel determine such design components as pressure vessel material, pressure vessel size, pressure vessel shape, pressure vessel temperature and pressure vessel pressure level. Pressure vessel creation and maintenance consist of structured steps in which the above factors are determined. When a substance is stored under pressure, the potential for rupture and leakage exists. Improper pressure vessel design and maintenance increase the risk of pressure vessel failure, posing a serious safety hazard. This risk increases when pressure vessel contents are toxic or gaseous substances. Engineers take precautions when creating a pressure vessel to limit the occurrence of vessel failure. The division of pressure vessel creation into steps, which include design, construction, testing and inspection, keeps safety hazards to a minimum. Engineers also consider the corrosion and abrasion potential of the pressure vessel before deciding these factors. Pressure levels are also taken into account before deciding upon a material and shape. Pressure vessels range from a few hundred pounds per square inch (psi) to measuring up to 150,000 psi. Temperature must also be considered before deciding on a material, as materials like steel are susceptible to damage from exposure to extreme temperatures. Materials can include carbon alloy steel, stainless steel, titanium, zirconium, aluminum, nickel alloys and niobium. Sizes range from small pressure vessels holding only a few ounces of a substance to very large pressure vessels with up to a 95,000-gallon capacity. Most pressure vessels are cylindrical; however, contents under extremely high pressure are often placed in stronger spherical vessels.
Reliability, Availability, Maintainability & Safety (RAMS)
This conference intends to raise an awareness on economy, higher productivity, high profitability in plant maintenance including equipment, assets etc.,
Remaining Useful Life (RUL) of plant has significant impact on the selected programs for reliability enhancement and this conference covers: Factors effecting useful life of the process equipment; Methods to measure these factors;
Success cases of a RUL program; Modern trends in inspection programs focusing on RUL; Mechanical Properties, and Short and Long-Term Performance of Composites; The economics of a RUL Program; Combining a modern RUL Program together with a Condition Based Maintenance monitoring and maintenance program; Extending useful life reliably; Pressure vessel and reactor assessment techniques; Electrical Insulation and Large Electrical Machine assessment; Statutory and insurers support and effect of a RUL. This conference also reviews the plant's HSE and training challenges and initiatives covering issues of great interest to Project Managers, Maintenance Personnel, Operators and Service Companies.
Offshore is the key development of the future from where almost 50% of the oil is being discovered today. Exploration, leaning more towards offshore, is under way in almost every country. For better or worse, Southeast Asia is in the midst of a petroleum boom of dramatic import to its future. With focus turning to semi submersibles and floaters for exploration and drilling, issues on building, maintenance, availability and personnel plague the Oil & Gas industry.
The Semi Subs/Floaters Asia is the only event of its kind, nowhere else can oil and gas professionals get targeted, high-quality information that will help them maximize their potential. Topics which will be covered include:
Mooring issues in Hurricane/Typhoon conditions; Construction issues and its complexities; Building of multiple Semi Submersibles in the face of reducing number of qualified personnel; Riser interaction with Semis in deepwater; Future of Semi Subs/Floaters: High pressure high temperature environments of drilling rigs; Wading through troubled waters: Laborious documentation in the face of reduced clerical staff; Choice of the appropriate shipyard to build rigs.
Tugboat, small, strongly built vessel, used to guide large oceangoing ships into and out of port and to two barges, dredging and salvage equipment and disabled vessels, Barges, Hammer barges, Dredging, Jack-Up, Pile driving, Loaders and Excavators, Manlifts. A transportation heavy boat company's mission is to provide and operate landing craft, utility (LCU's), for transporting personnel and heavy cargo in offshore discharge operations, and to augment lighterage service in a harbour, in inland. platform, oil rigs or coastal water, or on the open sea, including lighterage service required in joint amphibious or other waterborne tactical operations. A heavy boat company can be assigned and attached to organizations similar to those to which the light boat company is assigned and attached. It may operate separately under an appropriate staff transportation officer. The tug crew normally consists of a master, a marine engineer, a boatswain, a cook and essential crew/s.
The conference will mainly focus on all aspects of remote operated and automous underwater vehicles in relation to the deepwater offshore oil and gas industry in the Asia Pacific region as it moves into deeper water (3,000-6,000 metres). The conference will also highlight the continuing importance of skilled deepsea divers providing much needed support to offshore marine construction and field developments throughout the region. Operators, engineering and service companies, manufacturers, schools of higher learning, institutes and individuals associated or interested in the industry, will be sharing their experience and knowledge in relation to the fields that include:
Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs); Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs); Deepsea Diving Operations; Offshore Survey Operations; Subsea Production Systems; Ultra-deepwater ROV/AUV Technology; DP Support Vessels; Acoustic Tracking & Positioning; Dynamic Positioning & Vessel Management Systems; Diving & ROV/AUV Education; Diving & ROV/AUV Safety Issues;
This conference will highlight all aspects of welding technology that include: laser welding;
micro welding; robot welding; robotic welding; resistance welding; seam welding; laser beam welding;
projection welding; welding accessories; welding mask; welding automation; welding helmets; welding helmets;
welding blankets; Safety; Awareness of hazards etc.
A suspension of finely divided heavy material, such as bentonite and barite, pumped through the drill pipe during rotary drilling to seal off porous zones and flush out chippings, and to lubricate and cool the bit. Also known as drilling fluid.
a mixture of clays and chemicals and water; pumped down the drill pipe to lubricate and cool the drilling bit and to to flush out the cuttings and to strengthen the sides of the hole.Other characteristics are considered important in modern drilling. Some of these include: Safe for the environment; Prevent dispersion of reactive clays (gumbo); Ability to seal formation fractures/voids; Non abrasive to tools and rig equipment. Offshore drilling, with new technology and high total day costs for the operation, have wells being drilled extremely fast and day rates for operations have increased.
Oil companies are responsible for during their license to drill and produce and at the same time preventing environmental damage. The cost of the drilling fluid is typically about 10% (may vary greatly) of the total cost of well construction.
This conference will highlight on the latest technology available, the type of drilling fluids, recommendation of suitable drilling fluids etc.
The premiere technical event for the global drilling completion industry, the Onshore Drilling Conference brings together leading industry practioners, engineers and executives to share their experience. This conference also will address the critical issues in the Asian Countries. Top speakers and panels will explore issues affecting the onshore drilling industry, including technology, management and persepectives on future onshore activity.
Dynamic Positioning Conference
A system that generally uses computer-driven propulsion units to maintain a floating offshore drilling rig in position over the well. Though drilling vessels have varying sea and weather state design conditions, most remain relatively stable even under high wind, wave and current loading conditions. Inability to maintain stationkeeping, whether due to excessive natural forces or failure of one or more electromechanical systems, leads to a "drive off" condition that requires emergency procedures to disconnect the riser from the subsea BOP stack, or worse, drop the riser from the vessel altogether. A drillship must stay relatively stationary on location in the water for extended periods of time. This positioning may be accomplished with multiple anchors, dynamic propulsion (thrusters) or a combination of these.
This conference will address key issues on OSV's and rigs for owners, operators, shipyards, designers, DP equipment manufacturers and service companies, consultants and others. Discussions will also cover various aspects of advantages and Disadvantages