Tech Talks: Agile Subsea Configurability

Changes in oil and gas markets and operator targets have led to a higher drive for cost efficiency, responsiveness, and management of smaller teams.

These changes have led to the need for a more agile approach to subsea production systems, which historically have been engineered to order. Standardizing, yet remaining flexible while facing industry challenges has been a main focus for OneSubsea and therefore a key driver for the Configurable Vertical Tree Platform.

This platform enables a wide range of product solutions to coexist within the same architecture, which can be optimized to suit client, drill-center, and even reservoir-specific needs. The platform starts with a common core and adapts to operators’ requirements, with numerous fit-for-purpose functional modules that address technical challenges without affecting the core performance. This agile configurable approach enables flexibility in dynamic field conditions while minimizing total cost of ownership for the life of the field.

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David Gibson


SPE Live

David Gibson has earned a reputation as a disruptive thought leader in the field of emerging oilfield technology.An engineer-turned-entrepreneur, David now owns and manages Gibson Reports, a MWD and Directional Drilling market research firm as well as a partner and board member for several start-up companies. Launching his oilfield career as a UTA-trained Mechanical Engineer, David has a 14-year track record of working for both major and independent service providers in global and domestic onshore and offshore capacities operating a wide range of tools from survey-on-connection to offshore penta-combos.Serving in leadership roles ranging from Sub-Committee Chair to Board of Directors in several professional oil and gas associations like IADD, SPE, AADE and IADC, David is a highly-requested public speaker and has been featured on 25+ different industry podcasts and livestreams to date.Known for his catchphrase, "know your industry", David's core mission is to drive the oil and gas industry toward a more knowledgeable, sustainable future.

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James Stewart

Subsea Production Systems Account Manager

OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company

James Stewart has held technology development roles as Tree Product Manager and managed the technology development group, relocating him to Houston. Most recently, James has been the Global Sales Manager for the Production Systems business unit of OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company. 

James also joined Subsea Integration Alliance in February 2019 with responsibility for Technology. James began his career at Cameron, a Schlumberger company, in 2002 after completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He held several engineering and engineering management roles based in Leeds, UK. 

Phillip Theriot

Product Champion – Subsea Trees and Wellheads

OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company

Phillip Theriot leads the OneSubsea Trees and Wellheads product lines, and is responsible for identifying customer needs, how these needs fit within the customers’ greater business objectives, and ultimately structuring products in such a way that they not only meet, but deliver additional intrinsic value on those needs. Phillip has spent the last 11 years working in Subsea Production Systems, and years prior in casing running and installation for a total of 14 years in the energy industry. He’s worked in strategic engineering and management roles in multiple product lines delivering equipment and technology across the globe as a new technology engineer, lead project engineer, engineering manager, and product champion. Project work locations include East and West Atlantic, West Africa, Gulf of Mexico, Australia, and the North Sea. Phillip is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. He also holds a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, along with a master’s degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School.

This SPE Live Tech Talk is sponsored by OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company.



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