Siemens at OTC 2014 / May 5-8 / Houston, Texas
Visit us at booth 5833.
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Siemens at OTC 2014 / May 5-8 / Houston, Texas
Visit us at booth 5833.
May 5 - May 8, 2014 in Houston, Texas
Siemens serves the oil & gas industry through a breadth of products and services, all bound by a common thread of reliability – even in the today’s most challenging environments. Our portfolio includes power and distribution solutions for offshore operations. And, building on an extensive track record in subsea connectors, we are developing a first-of-its-kind subsea power grid to make previously unrecoverable deepwater resources recoverable. We also provide water treatment and injection services, automation, compression and a range of software solutions, among other offerings.
X-pert Center Presentations
We will feature more than a dozen technical presentations at our booth’s X-pert Center from Monday to Wednesday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) in four major categories: Power Generation and Distribution (Offshore), Offshore Production, Water Treatment, Engineering Solutions: Automation and Drilling, and Software and Consulting. For a quick glance at all presentation titles, topics and speakers, see the Overview of Presentations tab below. To view complete abstracts for the presentations, click on the category tabs.
|R&D Highlight: The Subsea Power Grid - A Virtual Tour.
Improving Offshore Economics through Enhanced Subsea Power Distribution.
Speaker: Espen Bostadloekken
|Innovations in Offshore Drilling: Power and Drive Systems.
Enhance efficiency and minimize environmental impact, while reducing surface footprint in space constrained environments, with innovative power and drive system.
|E-House & Modules: One-Stop, Plug & Play Modularized Solutions.
Reducing Cost, Risk and Time on Complex Oil & Gas Operations.
Speaker: Narsingh Chaudhary
|Gas Turbine Fuel Flexibility.
Secure, Clean Energy for Offshore Operations.
Speaker: Mike Welch
|Enhanced Power Distribution for Offshore Environments.
Reducing downtime through smart, reliable and efficient power distribution switchgear.
Speaker: Raj Nayar and Robert Cochrane
|Powerful FPSO solutions: A Virtual Tour
Maximizing profitability through a holistic approach to FPSO project management.
Speaker: Shane McElroy
|Engineering Efficiencies in Automation for Offshore Applications.
Reduce engineering time, costs and system maintance requirements through integrated engineering.
|The Electrical Variable-speed Rack-and-Pinion Jacking System.
Enhancing Efficiency on Jack-up Rigs with an Alternative to Conventional Hydraulic Jacking System.
Speaker: Peter van Dijk
|High-Performance Gearboxes for Jack-up Rigs.
Improving reliability with field-proven Flender gearboxes for Jack-up rigs.
Speaker: Ken Pujats and Rama Iyer
|Advances in Media Filtration.
Leveraging advanced filtration media witha high oil loading capacity to improve water treatment.
Speaker: Chad Felch
|Virtual Tour: Next-Generation Offshore Training Software.
Experience the benefits of 3D visualization training software for offshore platforms: COMOS Walkinside.
Speaker: Marc de Buyl
|Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software for the Future Offshore Fleet.
Going beyond conventional Computer Aided Design (CAD) to optimize engineering, testing and construction management of offshore assets.
Speaker: Donald Gillikin
|Data Analytics as a Service (DAaaS).
Optimizing plant and supply chain performance through enhanced analytic software.
Speaker: Tim Henigman and Bert Wissink
|Siemens Enterprise Asset Performance Management (EAPM).
An eco-system for delivering Oprations Excellence.
Speaker: David Stockwell and Tin Phan
Improving Offshore Economics through Enhanced Subsea Power Distribution
Operators leave significant amounts of pay behind in offshore environments, despite the elevated costs and risks associated with drilling 5,000 to 7,000 meters into the earth—beyond the 2,000 to 3,000 meters between the ocean floor and the surface.
Subsea processing facilities are critical to boosting recovery. They consist of multiple components, including pumps and compressors, all of which require power. Currently, however, there are limited means to transmit power underwater over long distances. Typically today, single power feeders are run from topside facilities, to each specific consumer on the sea floor. These solutions add complexity and cost to operations; in addition, they are simply not viable options for long step-outs, or for situations that require relatively high power output or a high number of power consumers.
Already a premier provider of subsea solutions to the oil and gas industry, Siemens is in the advanced stages of developing a Subsea Power Grid, designed to optimize distribution of power to subsea processing equipment, which in turn play an increasingly critical role in boosting production in deepwater environments. The groundbreaking technology represents a radical departure from more conventional approaches to subsea power distribution, such as running single power feeders from land or placing power equipment on floating facilities. It holds the potential to make previously unrecoverable hydrocarbon resources recoverable.
This ‘virtual reality’ presentation will focus on the challenges inherent in supplying subsea components with power. It will also touch on the critical role connectors and associated expertise play in subsea power supply and finally, the objectives and progress to date of the Subsea Power Grid project.
For more information contact Espen Bostadloekken.
Enhance efficiency and minimize environmental impact, while reducing surface footprint in space constrained environments, with innovative power and drive system
High rig rates, increasingly stringent environmental regulations and space constraints are among the challenges that offshore operators contend with—on a daily basis. Siemens mitigates these challenges through an assortment of highly innovative technologies. These include the DP closed ring power system and the BlueDrive CLEAN offshore drive system.
Our fault-tolerant DP closed ring power system for mobile offshore drilling units improves availability of the power supply to vital consumers like drilling and thruster drives. It minimizes the number of engines online, thereby optimizing operational performance. Specific advantages of its unique design include reduced fuel consumption and maintenance, lower emissions, and diesel engines that run close to their optimum load level.
The highly compact BlueDrive CLEAN (Compact Low Emission Adaptive Network) offshore drive system is widely used in the marine and offshore oil & gas industries. Applications include drilling, thrusters, electrical jacking; and regardless of the application, BlueDrive CLEAN delivers field-proven dependability and a space-saving design.
Core components of both DP Closed Ring Power System and our BlueDrive CLEAN use standard and field-proven equipment; parts and servicing are available worldwide.
Reducing Cost, Risk and Time on Complex Oil & Gas Operations
Why buy from multiple equipment suppliers when you can purchase a fully integrated module from just one? Siemens answers the industry’s need for one-stop modularized solutions when it comes to purchasing electrical sub-stations, power generation and process gas compression equipment, including automation systems, drives and switchgears, among other components. Tailored to the requirements of your operation, these fully integrated, single-lift modularized packages are manufactured offsite and delivered as plug & play systems. This presentation will focus on the net benefits of this Siemens’ solution, which include enhanced efficiency, reduced cost and minimized risk.
For more Information contact Narsingh Chaudhary.
Secure, Clean Energy for Offshore Operations
Gas turbines play a critical role in meeting the industry’s demand for a reliable power source on offshore operations. Dry Low Emission (DLE) combustion systems help address one of the challenges associated with power generation: reducing environmental impact. Operators face additional challenges, however, related to the most common fuel source for gas turbines in offshore operations: associated gas. These challenges include variation in its composition from field to field, well to well and over time; and scenarios in which there is an insufficient supply of associated gas to fuel a power plant over the lifetime of a field.
Learn how Siemens—a major, global provider of gas turbines with DLE combustors—addresses issues arising from variation in composition and insufficient supply of associated gas. More than 450 Siemens gas turbines with DLE combustors, including 60 in offshore environments, provide power on oil & gas operations. This presentation will feature case studies drawn from Siemens’ extensive body of experience.
For more information contact Mike Welch.
Reducing downtime through smart, reliable and efficient power distribution switchgear
The loss of electrical power on a 10,000 barrel-per-day production platform could translate to a financial loss of as much as $1 million per day. Even though power distribution represents less than one percent of a production platform’s overall CAPEX/OPEX, maintaining consistent, reliable power 24/7 in the extreme conditions experienced in offshore environments worldwide is “the” single most important element of any production operation. Our expert will separate myth from fact in power distribution for offshore environments, as well as provide an update on some of today’s best solutions.
Maximizing profitability through a holistic approach to FPSO project management
Siemens is a major global provider of integrated solutions for floating storage, production and offloading (FPSO) vessels; our multi-package offering includes electrification, instrumentation/control and telecommunication (EICT) solutions; water services; power generation; and compression. This presentation will focus on Siemens’ approach to maximizing the profitability of FPSO projects. Specific topics to be addressed included minimizing schedule and cost overrun risk, and other cost containment strategies; making informed CAPEX decisions to increase production availability; and effectively integrating packages. In addition, the speaker will elaborate on Siemens’ modular, space-saving topside FPSO solutions as well as elements of our FPSO marine portfolio.
For more information contact Shane Mcelroy.
Reduce engineering time, costs and system maintenance requirements through integrated engineering
Automation is critical in many industries, including Oil & Gas. There is a growing trend in the offshore market to use more off-the-shelf automation technology, which offers enhanced safety, reliability and functionality. In addition, the industry demands safer designs, improved information exchange and efficiency gains that reduce engineering time and lower overall lifecycle costs.
This presentation will walk attendees through the latest engineering innovations available from Siemens and discuss how integrated engineering helps reduce engineering time, costs and system maintenance throughout the life cycle of a system. Attendees will gain insight on what Siemens has to offer in both software and hardware.
Enhancing Efficiency on Jack-Up Rigs with an Alternative to Conventional Hydraulic Systems
Gusto MSC and Siemens have developed an electrical variable-speed drive jacking system that can significantly increase the speed of the jacking process. Its unique diagnostic systems provide precise data feedback during operation, which allows optimal speed and torque gntrol as well as synchronized operation of the legs. This helps reduce the possibility of mechanical overstress and wear of the legs, racks, and pinions—making the need for system overrating a thing of the past.
For more information contact Peter van Dijk.
Improving reliability with field-proven Flender gearboxes for jack-up rigs
Siemens is one of the world’s largest global suppliers of industrial gear units. Our portfolio includes the field-proven Flender gearboxes for jack-up rigs.
A fixture in exploratory, offshore drilling operations, jack-up rigs consist of a buoyant platform and moveable legs. Once a special vessel tows the rig into place, the moveable legs are lowered to the seabed to support the platform. In turn, the platform, which can weigh as much as 6,000 tons, is jacked up vertically to the required elevation above the water. The gearbox—an array of helical, planetary gear units connected by racks and pinions—plays a critical role in the monumental task of elevating the platform. With a proven track record, our Flender gearboxes are designed for maximum reliability, while still offering a highly attractive price-to-performance ratio.
Leverage advanced filtration media with a high oil loading capacity to improve water treatment
The Monosep™ high-flow walnut shell filtration system from Siemens has proven to be effective for removing free oil, grease, and suspended solids in upstream and downstream produced water. The simplified proprietary filter design requires no moving equipment to perform backwashes, and greatly reduces the volume of backwash water produced compared with other walnut shell filter designs. In addition, the filter’s design helps reduce weight and footprint and lowers the cost of multiple filtration systems. A new proprietary media offers the potential for a filter to be able to withstand significantly higher oil loading and longer loading durations before requiring a backwash.
For more information contact Eric Lorge.
Experience the benefits of COMOS Walkinside 3D visualization training software for offshore production installations
COMOS Walkinside helps create a realistic, engineering-grade virtual environment for operators of offshore oil and gas production facilities, from topside to subsea systems. COMOS Walkinside’s Immersive Training Simulator (ITS) enables customized, scenario-driven, 3D workflow simulations for HSE training, emergency drills and SOP rehearsals. Join us at OTC to learn more about enhancing operational safety and efficiency with our advanced, 3D visualization software.
For more information contact Marc de Buyl.
Going beyond conventional Computer Aided Design (CAD) to optimize engineering, testing and construction management of offshore assets
Product Lifecycle Management is an enterprise level information strategy that enables a comprehensive approach to innovation. The ever-present push to exploit offshore resources has prompted the industry’s demand for better-performing, more cost-competitive ships and platforms. Siemens’ holistic PLM software solution was designed with that demand in mind. It offers benefits beyond those afforded by conventional CAD software, thereby enabling immersive engineering, program and construction management of offshore assets.
For more information contact Donald Gillikin.
Optimizing plant and supply chain performance through enhanced analytic software
Data Analytics as a Service (DAaaS) is a joint technology venture between Siemens and Atos aimed at enabling customers in process industries to optimize their plant and supply chain performance. Siemens XHQ Operations Intelligence software permits plant floor and operations personnel, as well as senior management to monitor real-time performance against business goals. The DAaaS platform extends the capabilities of the already powerful application, allowing users to perform otherwise cost-prohibitive analysis, such as predicting future trends by leveraging specialized algorithms.
For more information contact Tim Henigman or Bert Wissink.
Fostering operational excellence through an information ecosystem
Enterprise Asset Performance Management (EAPM) draws on state-of-the art software and a proven methodology to help upstream operators monitor and manage production and safety performance in a single facility or across the enterprise. It serves as a one stop shop for on-demand asset lifecycle information, standard calculated performance indicators, and expert analytic capabilities. Benefits include a contextualized view of processes, identification of the root cause of undesired events, and triggering actions that will close gaps between actual and target performance. It is deployed in role based applications such as Production Operations Surveillance, Process Safety, Hydrocarbon Metering and Allocation, and Environmental Management with extensions that support key focus areas like predictive fault detection, mobile access and reporting.
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