'Emerging' no more

Audrey Leon

September 1, 2014

The 4th Annual Global FPSO Forum, formerly Emerging FPSO, serves as a rare opportunity to meet and deliberate over topics affecting the global industry. While most conferences are held in Europe and Asia, Global FPSO Forum is held annually in Galveston, Texas. Although the event is held near the center of the oil and gas industry – Houston – the conference tackles issues spanning the globe, hence the new name.

The Global FPSO Forum draws operators, contractors and service providers alike to present new findings and to debate old ones in a convenient setting. The 2014 lineup includes speakers from ABS, BW Offshore, FMC Technologies, MODEC, Moss Maritime, National Ocean Industries Association, NextDecade LLC, NOV, Petrobras, Saipem, SBM Offshore, Sevan Marine, Shell Exploration and Production, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), Tritech International, and Wood Group Mustang.

The Global FPSO Forum will hold a special workshop on moorings on Tuesday, September 23, which will host speakers from Chevron, Shell, ExxonMobil, MARIN, Tritech International, InterMoor, SBM Offshore, SOFEC, and NOV. Topics to be discussed include: changes in design philosophy, mooring integrity, mooring line monitoring, prevention techniques, turrets and station keeping, shallow water mooring systems, challenges in disconnectable turret designs, and case studies.

OE’s Global FPSO Forum will be held this September 23-25, 2014, at the Galveston Island Convention Center at San Luis Resort. For more information, please visit: www.globalfpso.com.