2009 IADC Environmental Conference & Exhibition, 12-13 May 2009, Clarion Hotel, Stavanger, Norway  


“Drilling with Environmental Integrity”


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Conference Program:

“Drilling with Environmental Integrity”

Tuesday 12 May 2009

07:30 – 09:00    Conference Registration, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition

09:00 - 09:30     Welcoming Remarks & Introduction
                         Steve Kropla, Group Vice President - Operations & Accreditation, IADC
Claus Hemmingsen, 2009 IADC Chairman; Partner & CEO, Maersk Drilling

Keynote Presentation: OSPAR’s Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Strategy
Kevin O'Carroll, Head of Environmental Policy, UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Energy Development Group & Chairman of OSPAR’s Offshore Industry Committee (OIC)
The presentation will explain the strategy and attempt to draw out those aspects of most relevance to exploration and also look ahead to recent developments within OSPAR on a risk-based approach to regulation.

09:30 - 11:00     Panel Discussion: “Risk Management, Activities in Northern Waters”
Moderator: Magne Ognedal, Director General, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway

Careful planning is vital for operations in sensitive areas. Learn key elements of risk management for critical operations in Northern Waters.

  • James Lusher, P.E., Field Operations Alaska Region, Minerals Management Service
  • Liv Nielsen, QHSE Manager, ENI Norge AS
  • Robert Farestveit, HSE Lead Engineer, Well Planning & Operation, Odfjell Well Management/Odfjell Drilling Technology

11:00 – 11:30    Networking Break & Open Exhibition 

11:30 - 12:00     Chemicals in the Environment
Moderator: Bob Warren, Vice President, Industry & Government Affairs, Pride International 

People and the Environment: The Dilemma when Selecting Chemicals for Operations
Reagan W. James, Trond M. Schei, Hanne Størksen, ConocoPhillips Scandinavia
ConocoPhillips applies well-defined and holistic processes to avoid the chemical selection dilemma. What is best for people versus best for the environment and what is technically beneficial for operations? The presentation will describe the processes used and the technical challenges that must be considered.

12:00 – 13:00
    Impact of Environmental Performance on Corporate Financial Profiles
Moderator: Bob Warren, Vice President, Industry & Government Affairs, Pride International

Advancing Offshore Drilling Towards Better Environmental Performance, Controlling Drill Cuttings Distribution Subsea.
John Eirik Paulsen, Eivinn Fredheim, Onsite Treatment Technologies, Herimonja Rabenjafimanantsoa, Arild Saasen, University of Stavanger

On a global scale offshore drilling activity is challenged with regards to best practice drilling waste disposal techniques. Very little has changed over the years with regards to drill cuttings disposal techniques. Critics are even more pronounced when the O&G industry invades new and ecologically sensitive areas, like the Arctic. An innovative and flexible subsea bag technology for drill cuttings management has been purpose designed to be next to nonintrusive to marine habitats, under ice or in tropical waters. It offers important risk reductions, waste management HSE benefits and tantalizing cost savings. The overall benefits following technology implementation are significant meeting current need for technology advancement, safe and sound.

The Green Dividend: Good Business or Good PR?
Michael W. Urban, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.
The Deutsche Bank Securities examines the HSE policies as well as "green" businesses of several industry players in an attempt to quantify the impact on revenues, costs, earnings and, most importantly, share prices.

13:00 – 14:30    Luncheon & Open Exhibition

14:30 – 15:30    Drilling in Sensitive Areas: Two Perspectives
Moderator: Steve Kropla, Group Vice President - Operations & Accreditation, IADC

Under Which Conditions is Sea Drilling Environmentally Safe?

Gunnell Sandanger, Steinar Lem, Future in our Hands
Due to the gravity of climate change, new areas should not be opened for oil and gas exploration. Vulnerable sea areas should clearly be avoided; the vision of zero emissions is excellent, but can never be guaranteed, as neither man nor technology yet has become perfect. And the best standards must be enforced also upon companies operating in e.g. Russian or Brazilian waters. In a world that has to move from fossil to renewable energy use, the technological competence and skills within the petroleum industry should not be waisted. Petroleum companies can invest in and become producers of renewable energy, and drilling companies could e.g. drill for geothermic energy.

Environmental Responsibility: What Does it Take To Be Responsible in the Drilling Industry?

Dr. Ian Hudson, Transocean

The offshore drilling industry has come a long way in the past few years in terms of technology development, access to new areas of exploration and more importantly in terms of HSE performance. As pressure mounts to find hydrocarbons in new and previously un-explored areas many still question the ability of our industry to meet these challenges in an environmentally responsible manner. This paper will discuss some of the major improvements in environmental performance across our industry, how we meet the challenge of working in perceived sensitive environments and the tools we are consistently using to find further ways to reduce environmental impact and improve our performance.

15:30 – 16:00    Networking Break & Open Exhibition

16:00 – 16:45    Effect of Drilling Activities on Subsurface Marine Population

Janike Myre, Executive VP Business Support & QHSE, Odfjell Drilling

Effects of Drilling on Deep-Water Seabed Communities
Daniel Jones, Andrew Gates, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Data collected by the SERPENT project on the effects of drilling on seabed biological communities will be presented. Effects are evaluated across a range of scales: from effects to individual organisms to effects to whole communities. The data obtained on metabolic changes in a common starfish shows the value of small-scale experimental assessments in understanding broad effects. A synthesis of broad-scale community data shows common effects across the northern North Atlantic. In addition, data on recovery of communities from drilling after three and ten years and show evidence of partial recovery after 10 years except in areas with deep cuttings and cement will be discussed.

16:45 – 17:15    Waste Management

Moderator: Janike Myre, Executive VP Business Support & QHSE, Odfjell Drilling

Long Term Liability and Waste Management

David Perez, Transocean

Mismanagement of waste generated by your company can impact stakeholder health, environment, shareholder value, individuals, company and the drilling industry as a whole. In some countries, environmental regulatory requirements for waste management are in place however no infrastructure or enforcement exists. It is necessary to develop a comprehensive and verifiable waste management plan not only there but wherever the company operates. Long-term liability associated with mismanagement of waste is far reaching and can negatively impact the environment, your company as well as the drilling industry. Sound waste management is a Corporate Responsibility.

17:30 – 19:00    Welcoming Reception at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum

Wednesday 13 May 2009

08:00 - 09:00     Conference Registration, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition

09:00 – 09:30    Opening Remarks

                        Steve Kropla,
Group Vice President - Operations & Accreditation, IADC

Keynote Presentation: Ensuring Access to Offshore Oil and Gas in a Multiple- Use Marine Environment

Paul Holthus, Executive Director, World Ocean Council
Mr. Holthus will review the issues and stakeholders critical to the future of offshore oil and gas operations, and outline strategies and priorities for leadership and collaboration with other ocean industries to address ocean sustainability and ensure access to resources.

09:30 – 11:00    Panel Discussion: "Continuous Discharges, What Can be Improved?"
Moderator: Gert-Jan Windhorst, Manager HSE&Q Europe, Noble Drilling (Nederland) B.V.

To reduce discharges, it is important to focus on prevention, use of risk analyses in decision making and operations, look at new technology and learn from lessons from the past. The purpose of this panel discussion is to create awareness and gather ideas for environmental improvements.

  • Johnny Gundersen, Principal Engineer, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway
  • Colin Craig, Operations Performance Advisor, Transocean
  • Luud Dorrestijn, Consultant, LEET (Luud's Expert ESP Training)

11:00 – 11:30    Networking Break & Open Exhibition

11:30 – 13:00    Biofouling

Moderator: Thor Blunck, Drilling & Completions Department Manager, Total E&P Norge

The New Logistics and Waste Disposal Concept of the Mittelplate Offshore Rig
Dirk Kowalczyk, RWE Dea AG, Arnold Wachtendorf, M-I SWACO Deutschland GmbH
The installation of a new rig as part of the Mittelplate offshore production facility (with RWE Dea AG as the operator and Wintershall AG as its partner with shareholdings of 50% each) in late 2005 enabled a continuous drilling programme with highly deflected well distances to be set up. A new logistics and waste disposal concept had to be developed and implemented, taking into account that the offshore installation is located within the Schleswig-Holstein National Park and Mudflats nature reserve, and also to optimize the already successful Mittelplate HSE package.

Marine Biofouling and its Control
Anthony S. Clare, Newcastle University, UK

Marine biofouling is an age-old problem that continues to hamper the efficiency of maritime activities. Fouling species are pre-adapted to occupy available space on unprotected artificial surfaces, which can therefore be colonised rapidly following immersion. The use of biocides is the most effective means of controlling biofouling, but there are attendant environmental concerns that are leading to ever stricter regulation. Nontoxic approaches, including fouling-release coatings, hold considerable promise, but do not necessarily prevent fouling. There is thus a danger that in seeking to reduce biocide usage, the potential for transporting invasive species is increased.

Globalization and the Threat of Invasive Species to Marine Biodiversity. The Mobility of the MODU under Increased Scrutiny

Franco dos Santos, Noble Drilling (Nederland) B.V.

Within the marine and regulatory community there has been an increased awareness of possible biological contamination when relocating MODU’s. The dangers involved are discussed from a drilling contractor’s point of view, and we will use a case study on the preparation of a rig moving into the European waters from a distant location, as being representative of our thesis.

13:00 – 14:30    Luncheon & Open Exhibition

14:30 – 15:30    Sustainability

Moderator: Svein Flornes, QHSE Advisor Polar Pioneer, Transocean

Can UBD Flaring Reduce CO2 Emissions?
David Elliott, Shell International E & P, John Ramalho, Shell SIEP
An evaluation of the trade off of increased CO2 emissions from UBD flaring against reduced CO2 emissions from fewer required wells, reduced steel requirements and reduced rig time. Case studies of several Shell UBD projects will be presented to determine the “CO2 cost neutral point” and if the projects reduced or increased global CO2 emissions. Conditions under which UBD may be justified to reduce project CO2 emissions will be determined and discussed.

The Green Rig

Malgorzata Krupa, Maersk Drilling

The purpose of the
Green Rig project is improving the environmental impact from the rig fleet. The project focuses on four main areas: energy efficiency and emissions, discharge, accidental spills and waste management. The project involves an awareness campaign amongst the Maersk Drilling employees and results in environmental improvement proposals.

15:30 – 16:00    Networking Break & Open Exhibition

16:00 – 16:30    Technology to Maximize Environmental Stewardship

Moderator: Anne Vegge, Vice President HSE & QA, Dolphin Drilling

A Green Rig
John Skeggs, Odfjell Drilling
Installations and arrangements to provide these green rigs, including: enclosed derrick preventing mud spills to sea; all drain lines routed to a central cleaning unit; discharge from mud pits by pumping, no gravity discharge; low emission of NOX, clean design engines; closed loop BOP control system; electrical draw works with power regeneration; and waste management systems will be outlined.

16:30    Prize Drawing & Closing Remarks

Unassigned Papers of Note:
The following papers proposals will be included in the conference if a scheduled paper becomes unavailable. In addition, these presentations will be made available in the IADC conference proceedings, should the author so desire.

New Developed Riser Cleaning and Displacement Tool Offers Environmental Benefits
Erling Kleppa, Petroleum Technology Company, Nina Aas, Scott Kerr, Eivind Svendsen, StatoilHydro
The Riser Cleaning and Displacement Tool will prevent mixing of drilling fluids and sea water when disconnecting a marine riser. This is environmentally beneficial as there is no need to transport and destruct slop. Also, no new drilling fluids needed to be made to replace lost drilling fluid. It does not require any extra rig time compared to standard operation as the tool is part of hang off equipment. A cost reduction of 1-2 million NOK is obtained in reduced slop and handling costs.

Controlling Cost and Environmental Integrity in Drilling Fluid and Drilling Waste Management

Johan Pettersen,
Christian Solli, MiSA – Miljøsystemanalyse, Bjørnung Jensen, John E. Paulsen, Onsite Treatment Technologies
Transparent consideration of compliance is important for the environmental integrity of drilling fluid and drilling waste management. A model to meet the demand for technology evaluation and stakeholder communication is presented. Selected examples of parallel consideration of cost and environmental performance are illustrated, showing the cradle-to-grave approach with multiple environmental and cost performance measures. The model form is generic in order to offer decision makers the flexibility and opportunity to highlight local priorities. Transparent benchmarking of drilling fluid and drilling waste technologies is ensured using an extended evaluation scope, solid environmental information and standardized environmental management methods


AGR Drilling

Castrol Offshore

Concept Illustration and Animation AS

KEM-TRON Technologies

NOV Brandt

Onsite Treatment Technologies AS (OTT AS)

Statoil Lubricants

Synergi Solutions

Thermtech AS


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Program Committee:
Thor Blunck, Total E&P Norge
Harald Bratthammar, Seadrill
Barbara Carroll, Rowan Companies
Svein Flornes, Transocean
Jesper Dahl Frederiksen, Maersk Drilling
Ian Hudson, Transocean
Janike Myre, Odfjell Drilling
Magne Ognedal, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway
Anne Vegge, Dolphin Drilling
Bob Warren, Pride International
Richard Watkiss, KCA DEUTAG Drilling Group
Gert-Jan Windhorst, Noble Drilling (Nederland) B.V.
Mike Killalea, IADC

Conference Hotel Information:
Clarion Hotel Stavanger
Ny Olavskleiv 8
Stavanger, Norway 4008
Phone: (+47) 51 50 25 00
Fax: (+47) 51 50 25 01
E-mail: cl.stavanger@choice.no

The Clarion Hotel is fully booked. Please contact Radisson SAS Royal Hotel Stavanger to make reservations:

Radisson SAS Royal Hotel Stavanger
Loekkeveien 26,P.O Box 307
NO-4002 Stavanger
Tel: +47 51 76 60 00
Fax: +47 51 76 60 01

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