DeepStar 2019 - 2020

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Reconnect & Engage with DeepStar

Core Program

DeepStar CORE Program focuses on all members’ common collaborative technology needs; discusses industry technology issues and develops ideas for larger, elective satellite projects.

Satellite Program

Focuses on elective Satellite Projects in which the technology advancement is aided by collaborative among interested parties. 

Partnership Program

Leverage external non-member funds to advance technology for industry and our members needs.

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Benefits from CORE Program

 Access to more than $1 million R&D spend/financial leverage 

Deliverables & reports for all CORE projects selected for the 2019 DeepStar Program year (May 2019 – May 2020)

Access to multi million-dollar funds/partnership leverage 

($10 million in 4 years – $2 million in 2019) through DeepStar partnership with Nippon Foundation and influence the partnership with DOE. ‒Partnership Program project reports 


Collaborative Discussion amongst all technical Subcommittees 

Technical Forums: Life Extension Forum (February 28th) , FPSO Integrity Management (April), Riser Integrity Management Workshop (May 13th)

Q3 Planning - Hydrate Blockage / Plugged Remediation Workshop, Offshore Digital Lifecycle Workshop, Subsea Docking Station Workshop 

Technical Workshops to align industry and develop solutions 

Industry Workshops: Technology Symposium May 10th 2019, Continued Service August 28th 2019 

Reduce Satellite Project Administration Cost by up to 25%  

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Technical Themes for the Future

Continued Service

Deepwater Technology Trends 

Integrity Management

Long Distance Tieback

Technology Evaluation 

  • Near Term, Mid Term, Long Term (Greater Collaboration Needed)

Project Proposals

Drilling, Completion & Intervention

Dissolvable   Barrier For Deep-Water ERD Wells - Casing & Liner Deployment Abetted by Buoyancy of Trapped Air Column   

Dissolvables Used for Downhole Actuation in Limited Entry Liner   Nozzles Eliminating the Need for Sleeves or Intervention   

Downhole Early Kick Detection Sensor Qualification (Phase II)    

Electrical BOP
     ESP Monitoring & Control System   

Modular Stress Joint for HPHT Subsea Well Intervention   

Top hole drilling system for LWI Vessels   

Tracer Impregnated Dissolvable Solids for Controlled & Bulk   Release Machinable Into Downhole tools for Sensing and Characterization 

Flow Assurance

     Characterization of Wax Diffusion in Waxy Gel Deposits 

Developing Hydrate Management Strategies for Processes and   Conditions Involving Joule-Thomson Cooling 

DRA qualification for turbulent multiphase flow   

Effect of Corrosion Inhibitors on Gas Hydrate Agglomeration in Lab to Industrial Scale Tests

Gas Hydrate Plug Remediation & A Safety Simulator 

Hydrate Agglomeration from High Salinity Brines   

Hydrate Formation and Transportability in CO2-rich and N2-rich   Systems   

Hydrate Formation and Transportation During Cold Restart in an   Industrial-Scale Riser

Hydrate Plug Safety Simulator as Plugin into OLGA   

Machine Learning for Hydrates & Other Flow Assurance Solids   

Numerical Modeling of Viscous Heavy Oil for  Subsea Tie-back Concept with Active Heating

Optimizing Crude Oil Natural Hydrate Anti-Agglomeration at SS   & Transient Operating Conditions in Lab to Large-scale Flowloop Tests   

Wax Deposition in Gas Dominated Systems   

Transient Hydrate Deposition Risk in Gas Dominated Systems    

Subsea Systems Engineering

     Subsea   Leak Detection with AUV [Phase 2 of 18305]

3D printing State-of-the-Art

Analysis of Reliability and Availability of Electro-Hydraulic   actuation System vs All Electric Actuation System for Subsea Production Arquitechture (Phase 2 of 18304)

Autonomous navigation using sensor inputs - adaptive behavior

AUV Collision De-Risking via Simulation (Phase   XIII Support Proposal)

Bundling of Reelable Products (Umbilicals, Flex Pipe, TCP) For Tow Installation   

Business Case envelope for Subsea inspection vehicles

Efficient dewatering methods for deepwater pipelines

Field development down to 4000 meters

Improving VIV Design to Reduce Cost of Long Distance Umbilicals 

Low cost acoustic subsea network solution SOTA and Conceptual Study 

Lowering with Synthetic Slings and Cranes

Seabed-induced slugging hazards on subsea pipelines (Modelling,   Monitoring and Mitigation-3M)

SOTA pipeline strain sensors for lateral buckling and fatigue   tracking for riser life extension

Welding of High-Strength Steel Pipe

NOV Subsea Chemical Storage and Injection System (Phase 2 of   17303)

Buried Flowline Monitoring and Inspection

Identification of fiber optics and wireless sensor technologies for flow assurance

management and leak detection in flowlines

 Subsea Chemical Storage and Injection Systems LOPA 

Floating Systems & MetOcean

     Accurate   and Reliable Real-time Surface Current Measurements from Fixed and Floating   Facilities
   Supplement Request (Phase 2 of 18401)

Development of Unmanned Offshore Floating Facilities

Fiber Rope for Top & Mudline Mooring Line Segments

FPSO Turret System Components

Improved Decision Making for Hurricane Evasion

Improving Mooring Integrity through Standardized Inspection and   Fit-For-Service Assessment

Riser Integrity Management / Life Extension (Phase 2 of 18402)

Roadmap to Unmanned Floating Facilities

Unmanned Floating Facility - Design & Analysis 

Variable Grid Method for Improved Decision Making

TECHNICAL TOPICS OF INTEREST

Drilling, Completion & Intervention

Comparative Assessment method in Decom Decisions “NEBA JIP”

Downhole Early Kick Detection Sensor Qualification

ESP with Magnetic Drive System (MDS) for Deep Water 

Improved understanding and Industry Best Practice for design of deep-water wells with salt formation

Increase of Progress Rate in Hard Rock Drilling at Depth

Plug & Abandonment Operations

Shear Ram Systems

Subsea Well Intervention Through Tubing Sand Control Screens Repairs

Subsea Wellhead Fatigue Study

Top Hole Drilling by LWI Vessel

Floating Systems & MetOcean

Acid Gas Removal (AGR) and Re-injection Project 

Development for long-term protection paint and performance evaluation method 

Fixed Equipment Integrity Operating Windows based on Facility Operating Conditions

Fixed Equipment Reliability Indicates based on Facility Operating Conditions

Floating Acid Gas Removal and Re-injection 

FPSO Turret

Improved Decision Making for Hurricane Evasion

Improving Mooring Reliability through Better Standards (Phase 2)

Integrity Management – FPSO Turret System Components

Life Extension Technologies Supporting Moorings (Lets Moor JIP)

Low Cost FPSO Alternative

Optimization of Lazy Wave & Umbilical Shape

Regional Marine Growth Modelling

Reliable Surface Current Measurements

Riser Continued Service 

Standardization of Mooring Chain Out-of-Bending Design 

Flow Assurance

Bypass Pigging for Deepwater Applications

Characterization of Multiphase Flow for Gas-Liquid Solid Systems Representing Hydrate Slurry Flow

Concurrent Wax and Hydrates Deposition 

Enhanced Flowback Technology 

Evaluation of Hairy-Nanoparticles to Prevent Asphaltene Deposition in the Near-Well Region

Exothermic Chemical Treatment Systems

Gas Hydrate Plug Remediation

Hydrate Agglomeration from High Salinity Brines

Hydrate and Flexible Risers

Hydrates Nucleation from Presence of Solids

Improvement of Chemical Injection System

Insulated Pipelines

Measurements of Gas Hydrates Phase Equilibria for Brine Blends

Plugged Flowline Diagnostic Technologies

Quantifying the Effect of Insulation on Hydrate Deposition in Gas-Filled Deadlegs

Rock Flow Cell Measurements 

Transient Hydrate Deposition Risk in Gas Dominated Systems

Transient Hydrate Risk In Gas Dominated Systems

Wax Deposition in Gas Dominated Systems

Subsea Systems Engineering

20 K Systems Industry Review

Deepwater Pipelay

Demonstration of Capability of Inspection Tool Unit(ITU) mounted on AUV

Flushing the Annulus of Flexible Pipes in a Closed Loop System

HORA System use on brown field and HT application

Long Distance Subsea Tieback

  • Long Distance Subsea Tieback Case Study for 10K to 20K Infrastructure -
  • Power Alternatives, Unmanned Facilities and Subsea Chemical Storage & Injection"


Predictive & Prescriptive CBM Solutions "No Training Data"

Pseudo Dry Gas System

Qualification of High Pressure Super Duplex Stainless Steel (SDSS) Umbilical Tubing

Subsea Application of Renewable Power Supply

Subsea Asset Integrity Machine Learning

Subsea Chemical Storage – Life of Field Value Proposition

Subsea Deep offshore gas fields

Subsea Deepwater Pipelay

Subsea Marine Fouling Management

Subsea Non Contact Remote Inspection

Subsea Omni Directional Optical Wi-Fi System

Subsea Produced Water Management

Subsea Quick Release Mechanism for Pipeline Buoyancy Modules

Underwater Communication Networks

Underwater Wireless Power Transfer

Vibration Suppression Systems

Work Groups

Drilling, Completion & Intervention

Downhole Early Kick Detection Sensor Qualification

Insert Valve Design for SCSSV 

ESP Control Systems 

ESP with Magnetic Drive System (MDS) for Deep Water

Technology Advancements for Drilling Rig Contractors


Floating Systems & MetOcean

Accurate and Reliable Surface Current Measurement from Fixed and Floating Facilities 

Acid Gas Removal (AGR) and Re-injection Project 

Continued Service Forum 

Data Standardization for Digital Lifecycle Management of Offshore facilities 

Development for long-term protection paint and performance evaluation method

Enhanced Flowback Technology (nanoActiv EFT) for Offshore Application

Fixed Equipment Integrity Operating Windows based on Facility Operating Conditions

Improvement of Chemical Injection System

Mooring Working Group 

Riser Continued Service Functional Spec for In-Situ Riser Inspection Tools 

Flow Assurance

Concurrent Wax and Hydrates Deposition 

Plugged Flowline Diagnostic Technologies 

Quantifying Effect of Insulation on Hydrate Deposits in Gas-filed Deadlegs 


Subsea Systems Engineering

20 Ksi Systems Validation

Demonstration of Capability of ITU mounted on AUV

Docking Station Standardization

Integrated Flowline cost reduction program 

Qualification of High-Pressure SDSS Umbilical Tubing

Subsea Composite Flowlines 

Subsea Electrical Fail-Safe Valves

Subsea Leak Detection with AUV 

Subsea Omni Directional Optical Wi-Fi System

Thermoplastic Composite Pipe in Deepwater 

Underwater wireless power supply system

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