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7th FPSO Vessel Conference

Date: 4th November 2015 - 5th November 2015 Location: Houston - Texas - USA

Remaining Profitable & Operating Efficiently With Oil Price Instability

With the recent instability in price of oil, there are a lot of questions to be answered in the FPSO market. ACI’s 7th FPSO Vessel Conference will examine how FPSO owners/operators and oil companies can remain profitable in a tight industry. With the latest market analysis and project feedback directly from the FPSO owners and Oil & Gas majors, now is the most beneficial time to attend and hear best practice operational efficiencies and technical guidance on keeping an FPSO project profitable, and points to consider with proposals for future FPSO projects on both a commercial and technical level.


4th November 2015
5th November 2015
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Cheryl Williams – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0623


Crowne Plaza Houston Downtown
1700 Smith St
Houston, TX TX 77002 United States

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+1 713 739 8800
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  • Curtis Lohr, Shell Stones Project Manager, Shell
  • Ken Larson, FPSO Project Manager, Hess 
  • Paulo Biasotto, Marine Systems Engineer, Petrobras
  • Joe Lovett, Senior Advisor & Consultant, BW Offshore
  • Boyd Howell, Director of Sales, MODEC
  • John Awater, Department Head Marine & Subsea Support, Bluewater Energy Services BV
  • Lars Odeskaug, COO, Sevan Marine
  • Carlos Mastrangelo, Senior VP Projects and Technology Development, SBM Offshore
  • Jim Wodehouse, VP Technology, SBM Offshore
  • Peter Lovie, Senior Advisor, Floating Systems, Peter M Lovie PE, LLC
  • Mike Haney, Director (Houston), Douglas Westwood
  • Arjan Voogts, Manager, Marin USA
  • Josh Reynolds, USCG
  • Barbara Gronquist, Senior Vice President & Head of Offshore Americas, DNB Bank ASA
  • David Boggs, Managing Director, Energy Maritime Associates
  • Dan Holmes, Lloyd’s Register Energy
  • Bruce Crager, Executive Vice President, Expert Advisory Group, Endeavor Management
  • Hans Leerdam, Sales Manager Offshore Projects, Dockwise


  • Critical Developments in the Gulf of Mexico & Brazil FPSO Market with Current Oil Price Fluctuation
    · FPSO Projects in Emerging Markets and E&P Hotspots – Where can new projects start with good economic prospects?
    · FPSO OWNER/OPERATOR, SYSTEMS & OIL MAJOR PANEL: Reaction to oil prices and are FPSOs becoming the only economically feasible choice?
    · Latest FPSO Design Specifications and Technology
    · Risks in Financing FPSO Projects
    · Deepwater Gulf of Mexico: Regulatory Requirements. Pre start up and operational regulatory requirements
    · FPSO Contract Dispute Mitigation Strategies
    · Challenges and Solutions for Turret Mooring in Deepwater & Harsh Weather Environments
    · Best Practice Safe FPSO Operations
    · Increasing Integrity of Standard FPSO Operations
    · Case studies of major contractors and operators – Understanding the implications of particular projects

“Good mix of topics; business and technical! Networking valuable part of conference.”- Cobie Loper, SBM Offshore

“All guest speakers were extremely knowledgeable, the topics relevant, and audience participation engaging.”-Stephen J. Potter, Shell

“Timely and relevant with the appropriate blend of projects to provide commercial & technical insight.”-TJ Dillingham, Lloyd’s Register

“Good presentations, interesting discussions.” –Andrew Lamshed, Bumi Armada

This FPSO event will attract a targeted group of senior level executives and decision-makers from the Oil & Gas majors and FPSO industry.  Our meetings are strictly end-user focussed. Only a select group of companies are invited to sponsor the event – to ensure the emphasis is on the industry participants, and making sure our delegates have a valuable and positive experience

From FPSO Owners/Operators

  • President/VP
  • General Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Commercial Manager
  • Operations/Fleet Director

From Oil Companies

  • Directors of E&P
  • Project Director
  • Commercial Manager

As well as Lawyers, Banks, Financiers, EPCs, Naval Architects, Designers, Engineers, Contractors, Classification Societies, Consultants, Regulators, Shipyards and more…

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Lloyd’s Register Energy applies its expert knowledge and independence to help clients and regulators design, construct and operate their capital intensive assets and businesses to their highest levels of safety and performance.

Our world class expertise allows us to resolve and share solutions to the most complex situations, providing the confidence demanded by engineering principles, government regulations and industry codes and standards.

As part of the Lloyd’s Register Group, we draw on a long heritage of fresh, innovative thinking in response to new technologies and challenges. The one consistent element is our commitment to independence, integrity and always doing the right thing.



ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Jean Jacques Hermans

+44 (0)203 141 0608

[email protected]


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7th FPSO Vessel Conference - Documentation Package Only
£ 420.00
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£ 1,495.00