This new “Voice of the Customer” initiative intends to address industry slow technology integration by leveraging the collaborative value of DeepStar program and providing a venue for the introduction and quicker qualification and uptake of technology within offshore industry.
DeepStar is the industry’s longest running and most successful offshore technology development consortium and it has generated significant value by providing technology transfer to its members and the industry. There is an increased need in the industry for an operator-driven, collaborative technology development program.
DeepStar CORE Program focuses on all members’ common collaborative technology needs; discusses industry technology issues and develops ideas for larger, elective satellite projects. Research funds are collected from Membership Fees.
Focuses on elective Satellite Projects in which the technology advancement is aided by collaborative among interested parties. Research funds are collected from Participants Fees.
Leverage external non-member funds to advance technology for industry and our members needs.
This is where a specific need of an end user or operator is identified and addressed as an Industry initiative within a framework like DeepStar.
DeepStar provides a proven collaborative environment for technology Development.
Usually the vendor / contributor first recognizes the technology needs and expects their technology and IP would be a good solution to satisfy that need.
For DeepStar Program
The first step in creating a collaborative project is the high level definition of a CTR or a white paper which outlines the needs, the technical solution, and the projected work required to mature the technology that would fit well within a collaborative situation.
The contributor, DeepStar staff and an Operator champion develops the CTR outline.
The contributor understands the commitments required, indicates areas of collaboration interests.
The DeepStar Staff works with the Technical Subcommittees to determine the SME / Operator interest and time investment required.
A Working Committee of Operator SMEs and contributor project personnel meets and frames / inputs to the CTR Project Plan. This gets everyone on a common page and sets the expectations in a project plan before signing a collaboration agreement.
DeepStar does not retain ownership of the IP and does not retain ownership of the companies we fund projects with. DeepStar and our members objectives are in the more timely advancement of technology to intercept with our members business development plan and technology readiness requirements.
DeepStar requirement to all parties:
Each party needs to bring the information and resources that are required to have a successful project.
DeepStar provides funding, technology needs and applications, SME Expertise and guidance in the form of working groups, and real field data and opportunities. DeepStar expect the contributor to bring immature technology, resources ($$$, facilities, Staff) and developed background IP to advance the technology to the point operators have de-risked for offshore use. [ The contributor does not give up any background IP rights.]
Development Knowledge of Technology
Matures Technology for Commercial Applications
Shorten Qualification Time for Technology Deployment
Market / Product Exposure
Technology Development into Commercial Product
Technology Improvement Recommendations
Align technology development with offshore business needs
Gain acceptance of deepwater technologies by industry
Transfer and apply technology to offshore assets
Collaboration with members
Access network opportunities with over 15 annual Technical Events and 100+ project working group meetings
Opportunities to interact with customers
Leverage opportunities to engage with customer companies during roadmapping sessions and breakfast and learn introducing technology and case studies.
Take advantage of opportunities to sponsor events and seminars, highlighting your company and its capabilities.
Outlet to share member news and achievements.
Keep DeepStar and our members aware of technology and qualification currently underway and collaborative opportunities were or members can assist.
Training and education programs
Access to our educational & technical reports generated each program year on the selected topics of industry within our subcommittee. Allow access to our technical forums and industry workshop gaining valuable input of the direction of the industry.
Value Leverage financial & technical resources to:
Accelerate technology development
Build deepwater technical competency
Remove Barrier to technology introduction
Access to more than $1 million R&D spend/financial leverage
Deliverables & reports for all Core projects selected for each DeepStar Program year (May 2019 – May 2020)
Access to multi million-dollar funds/partnership leverage
($10 million in 4 years – up to $2 million in 2019) through DeepStar partnership with Nippon Foundation and influence the partnership with DOE.
Discussion amongst all technical Subcommittees
Life Extension Forum, FPSO Integrity Management, Riser Integrity Management Workshop, Hydrate Blockage / Plugged Remediation Workshop, Offshore Digital Lifecycle Workshop, Subsea Docking Station Workshop.
Technology Symposium, Continued Service
Leverage Cost Saving on Additional Satellite Projects
Reduce satellite project administration cost by 25%
Core Member pay reduced Admin fee since they already are contributing to the CORE program and its administration cost.
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