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Symp 1 – Offshore Technology

The offshore industry has been very active recently in deep waters, where oil & gas resources are abundant. Innovations and industry know-how have bloomed over the last few decades. Fixed platforms reach multiple thousands feet of water depths using compliant towers. Spars and TLPs have allowed dry trees in up to 5,000 feet; drill ships are stationed for weeks on DP, and we currently drill in over 10,000 feet of water depth.

Areas of activities have increased as well! The North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico are no longer the epicenter of offshore activities. Oil reserves are now coming significantly online from West Africa and Brazil, while gas from Australia and Qatar is being transported worldwide in tankers that have tripled their capacity over the past couple of decades. The offshore industry's move into the deeper waters has created a need for innovation. We are however only at the forefront of the challenges. In the next decades, we will be active in harsher environments, including icebergs, even deeper waters, and will have to deal with more and more stringent legislations. We will need to continue improving our safety records, and be more environmentally aware. GHG and LCA will become common acronyms in our PowerPoint presentations, and we will discuss carbon footprint levels just as much as the trading price of an oil barrel.

OMAE’s Offshore Technology (OFT) Symposium continues to stand ready to provide the necessary forum to link the present and the future of our industry. As in its previous editions, traditional and new sessions will be available this year in key areas of current and future interest in the offshore field. Design methodology, analytical tools, experimental techniques, structural and hydrodynamic modeling, applications in deepwater technology, and challenges for safe operations are some of the key topics discussed in the OFT symposium.

Symposium Coordinator

Cengiz Ertekin
University of Hawaii
Township of Washington, NJ

List of topics:

  • Floating Platforms: Semis, Spars, TLPs
  • Floating Platforms: Ship-Shaped Vessels
  • Fixed Platforms
  • Station Keeping: FPSOs and Turret Mooring
  • Station Keeping: Mooring Technology and Reliability
  • Station Keeping: Mooring System Design and Analysis
  • Station Keeping: Dynamic Positioning Systems
  • Hydrodynamics: Floating Bodies in Waves
  • Hydrodynamics: Nonlinear Waves and Wave Effects
  • Hydrodynamics: Numerical Methods
  • Hydrodynamics: Wave Run-up, Greenwater and Water Impact
  • Model Testing
  • Numerical Tools for Design and Analysis
  • Metocean
  • Installation and Commissioning
  • Subsea Deployment and Development
  • Cargo Transfer Operations
  • Risk Analysis and Mitigation
  • LNG Challenges
  • Offshore Renewable Synergies
  • Risers and Pipelines

Symp 2 – Structures, Safety and Reliability

This symposium addresses probabilistic methods that allow the description of loading and strength variables, which constitute the basic information necessary for the assessment of the reliability of structures.

Symposium Coordinator

Carlos Guedes Soares

Technical University of Lisbon
Centre for Marine Technology and Engineering
Instituto Superior Tecnico Av. Rovisco Pais
Lisbon, Portugal

List of topics:

  • 2-1 Abnormal or Rogue Waves
  • 2-2 Probabilistic and Spectral Wave Models
  • 2-3 Probabilistic Response Models
  • 2-4 Fatigue and Fracture Reliability
  • 2-5 Reliability of Marine Structures
  • 2-6 Reliability of Mooring and Riser Systems
  • 2-7 Reliability of Renewable Energy Systems
  • 2-8 Well Integrity and Reliability Assessment
  • 2-9 Extreme Loading and Responses
  • 2-10 Collision and Crashworthiness
  • 2-11 Ultimate Strength
  • 2-12 Structural Analysis and Optimization
  • 2-13 Risk Analysis and Management
  • 2-14 Risk Based Maintenance
  • 2-15 Data-driven Models for Marine Structures

Symp 3 – Materials Technology

With the continued pressure on oil and gas prices, materials technology is playing an ever increasing role in ensuring the economic development and safe operation of the offshore and arctic industry. The symposium addresses topics such as improvement in weld metal and heat-affected zone properties, new technology in underwater welding and inspection, recent advances in steel technology, application of aluminum and titanium in offshore structures, fatigue life prediction, threaded and tubular joints, fracture control, oil-field elastomers, and composite materials.

Symposium Coordinator

Mamdouh Salama
Conoco Phillips
600 N. Dairy Ashford
Houston, TX

List of topics:

  • Fracture Assessment and Control
  • Fatigue Performance and Testing
  • Integrity Assessment and Life Extension
  • Environmental Effect on Materials Performance
  • Fatigue Performance and Assessment
  • Welding Technology and Construction Methods
  • Performance and Application of Non-Metallics
  • Residual Stress Measurement and Analysis
  • Advances in Steel Technology
  • Deformation and Structural Performance

Symp 4 – Pipelines, Risers, and Subsea Systems

PRSSprovides a forum for sharing recent experiences, innovative designs andanalyses, novelinspection, repair, and monitoringtechniques related to offshore pipelines, flow lines, risers, and subsea equipment. Technical sessions will cover topics such as design andinstallation issues, mechanics of pipelines, rigid risers and flexible pipes, pipe-soil interaction, and flowassurance.

Symposium Coordinator

Theodoro Netto
COPPE-Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
PO BOX 68508
Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brazil

Duane DeGeer
15600 John F. Kennedy Blvd, 9th Floor
Houston, TX, USA

List of topics:

  • Flexible Pipes and Umbilicals
  • Rigid Risers
  • Rigid Pipelines
  • Subsea Structures and Equipment
  • Flow Assurance
  • Innovative Technologies for Deepwater Low-Cost Production

Symp 5 – Ocean Space Utilization

The Oceans represent the next frontier to provide sustainable food, energy, resources and land space for humanity. This symposium was initiated to cover the emerging technologies. Technical areas currently covered by Ocean Space Utilization Symposium are quite broad, and they are very large floating structures, deepsea mining, ocean renewable energy, underwater vehicle, food production, ocean environment, ocean management and new concept for ocean space utilization. New developments and novel concepts related to these areas are presented, and associated problems and challenges are identified and discussed.

Symposium Coordinator

Hideyuki Suzuki
Nihon University
College of Science and Technology
Department of Oceanic Architecture and Engineering
7-24-1 Narashinodai
Funabashi, Chiba, JAPAN

List of topics:

  • New Concepts for Ocean Space Utilization
  • Aquaculture and Related Technology
  • Deepsea Mining and Ocean Resources
  • Underwater Development and Technology
  • Floating Systems for Renewable Energy
  • High Tide and Tsunamis
  • Environmental Assessment for Marine Renewable Energy
  • Utilization of Seawater
  • Coastal Zone Management

Symp 6 – Ocean Engineering

This symposium is first initiated during the 21st OMAE 2002 Conference in Oslo, Norway. The purpose of the OCEAN ENGINEERING symposium is to bring together representatives of the ocean engineering community to discuss results of their work on design technology, linear and nonlinear phenomena and the development of experimental, observational and computational tools. The field of ocean engineering is very broad, encompassing from wave mechanics to underwater technology to advanced ship hydromechanics to marine environmental engineering and aquacultural engineering This symposium is an opportunity for the engineers in industry, university, and government to develop and foster collaborations in their endeavors to improve ocean technology.

Symposium Coordinators

Solomon Yim
Oregon State University
101 Kearney Hall
Corvallis, OR, USA

Antonio C. Fernandes
COPPE-Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
PO BOX 68508
Rio de Janeiro-RJ Brazil

List of topics:

  • Computational Mechanics and Design Applications
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Fluid-Structure, Multi-body and Wave-body Interaction
  • Marine Engineering and Technology
  • Marine Hydrodynamics
  • Marine environment and very large structures
  • Metocean
  • Model Tests
  • Offshore Industry: Aquaculture, Mining, etc.
  • Offshore Industry: Structures and Design
  • Ocean Engineering Technology
  • Ocean Measurement and Data Interpretation
  • Ship Hydromechanics
  • Towed and Undersea Cables and Pipes, Mooring, and Buoy Technology
  • Underwater vehicles and design technology
  • Unsteady Hydrodynamics, Vibrations, Acoustics and Propulsion
  • Wave Mechanics and Wave Effects

Symp 7 – Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology

It is estimated that the Arctic contains more than one third of the world’s undiscovered oil and gas. Although some development has already occurred, the region remains one of the last energy frontiers. But the region is also one of the most difficult areas in the world to work, due to its remoteness, the extreme cold, dangerous sea ice, and its fragile environment.

A key challenge will be developing and deploying solutions, which are currently at the cutting edge of technology. Transportation of gas and oil from such remote parts of the globe are also a huge challenge to the energy industry with high technology demands on structures, vessels and pipelines.

The Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology Symposium promotes the understanding of the cold regions of the earth through environmentally compatible design and construction, safe operation, maintenance, and integrity of both offshore and onshore structures in these fragile regions. Going towards the Arctic is one of the most challenging and fascinating topic for engineers, researchers and environmentalists of various disciplines. Not alone, but only together we can make this happen.

Symposium Coordinator

Walter L. Kuehnlein
SEA2ICE Ltd. & Co. KG
Am Kaiserkai 1
Hamburg, Germany

List of topics:

  • Arctic Frontier Regions
  • Arctic Sea Transportation
  • Structures in Ice
  • Vessels in Ice
  • Maneuvering in Ice
  • Full Scale Measurements in Ice
  • Ice Management
  • Evacuation in Ice
  • Operations in Ice
  • Oil Spill Prevention/Recovery, Evacuation and Rescue in Ice
  • Ice Model Tests
  • Numerical Ice Modeling
  • Structure-Ice-Interactions

Symp 8 – CFD & FSI

The CFD and VIV symposium focuses on expanding international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the areas of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Vortex-induced Vibrations (VIV) and Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI). This symposium addresses issues associated with the use of CFD and advanced analysis methods in offshore applications, with an additional focus on VIV and FSI. While the topics are similar to many of those in other symposia, the emphasis is on the development and implementation of advanced computations, improvement of modeling capabilities, acquisition of validation data, experimental investigations, understanding and modeling of fluid structure interaction and demonstrations of the power of advanced simulations.

Symposium Coordinators

Yiannis Constantinides
1400 Smith St (Room 15150)
Houston TX, USA

Owen Oakley
Alamo CA, USA

List of topics:

  • Ship & Floating Systems
  • Free Surface Flows
  • Risers & Pipelines
  • VIV Physics & Suppression
  • Advanced Computation - hardware
  • Advanced Computation - software
  • Advanced Computation - V&V
  • Advanced Computation - Optimization

Symp 9 – Ocean Renewable Energy

Ocean renewable energy has taken on an ever greater significance in achieving the goals that have been set for renewable energy developments worldwide. To achieve these goals, various technology, regulatory, and environmental challenges must be addressed and resolved by the engineering and scientific communities to enhance and exploit the tremendous energy resource available. The objective of this Symposium is to provide a forum for the presentation of relevant research, developments and views on technology and regulatory issues to enhance the exploitation of ocean renewable energy resources. In general, the Symposium will cover all related ocean renewable energy issues of interest to the ocean energy industry and regulatory agencies.

Symposium Coordinators

Krish Thiagarajan Sharman
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 160 Governors Drive
Amherst, MA, USA

Charles Smith
P.O. Box 1535
Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, Canada
A0A 1G0

List of topics:

  • Wind Energy: Concepts, Design & Analysis
  • Wind Energy: Applications & Operations
  • Wave Energy: Concepts, Design & Analysis
  • Wave Energy: Applications & Operations
  • Current Energy: Concepts, Design, Analysis & Applications
  • Ocean Renewable energy: thermal, hybrid & Others

Symp 10 – Offshore Geotechnics

The Offshore Geotechnics session presents recent scientific and engineering developments in geotechnical engineering with a focus on offshore applications. Topics include, but are not limited to: shallow and pile foundations, suction caissons, drag and plate anchors, centrifuge modeling, geohazards, site investigations, seabed mechanics, fluid-soil-structure interaction, geotechnics of pipelines, trenching, geoacoustics for seafloor characterization, in situ testing and sampling.

Symposium Coordinator

Horst Brandes
The University of Hawaii at Manoa
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2540 Dole Street, Holmes Hall 345
Honolulu, Hawaii USA

List of topics:

  • Seabed Properties
  • Fluid-Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Anchors
  • Pile Foundations
  • Bucket Foundations and Suction Caissons
  • Spudcans and Pipelines
  • Seabed Processes

Symp 11 – Petroleum Technology

The Petroleum Technology Symposium is a technical event providing forum for researchers, engineers to share recent advances, discuss problems, and identify challenges associated with the “upstream” petroleum industry involved in extracting oil and natural gas from subsurface reservoirs. The ASME Transactions - Journal of Energy Resources Technology is the designated journal for the Symposium.

Technical program of the Symposium covers theoretical and field studies, best practices, and emerging technology in few areas of petroleum engineering having most of recent advancement. The focus is on methods used for assessing and designing operations in petroleum wells drilling and production in deep water, conventional and unconventional petroleum reservoirs engineering and management, methods for enhancing petroleum recovery, subsurface sequestration of carbon using injection wells, multiphase petroleum transport in pipelines, and environmental implications of these operations.

Authors may also consider other topics in petroleum engineering such as operations in the hostile environments, oil and gas production, artificial lift; subsea production systems and processing; and well integrity control.

Symposium Coordinator

Andrew Wojtanowicz
Louisiana State University
Texaco-Endowed Environmental Chair and Graduate Advisor
Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

List of topics:

  • General Petroleum Technology
  • Drilling Mechanics
  • Coalbed Methane, Gas Hydrate, and CO2 sequestration
  • Petroleum Production Systems Design and Analysis
  • Petroleum Reservoir Engineering and Management
  • EOR(Enhanced Oil Recovery) and Reservoir Modeling
  • Well Drilling Fluids and Hydraulics
  • Petroleum Wells - Production and Operation
  • Unconventional Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
  • Injection Well Operation
  • Innovations in Drilling, Production and Transport
  • Petroleum Production Systems Design and Operation

Symp 12 – Rodney Eatock Taylor Honouring Symposium on Marine and Offshore Hydrodynamics

The 38th International Ocean Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE) 2019 Conference will be pleased to dedicate a Special Symposium in honour of Professor Rodney Eatock Taylor. Prof Eatock Taylor has made a significant contribution to the field of Marine and Offshore Hydrodynamics.

Rodney Eatock Taylor FREng obtained his first degree in Mechanical Sciences from Cambridge University in 1965 and his PhD from Stanford University in 1968. He was Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oxford from 1989 to 2009, and was Head of Engineering at Oxford for five years until 2004. He is continuing his research there as an Emeritus Professor, and is currently a Visiting Professor in Maritime Technology at the National University of Singapore. His research interests include hydrodynamics and fluid structure interactions.

Symposium Coordinators

Paul .H. Taylor /
Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
The University of Western Australia, or
Keble College, Oxford University
35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia, or
Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PG, UK

Yoo Sang Choo
National University of Singapore
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore
1 Engineering Drive 2, E1A 07-03 Singapore 117576
Tel: (65)6516 2994

List of topics:

  • Wave-Structure Interaction
  • Multi-body hydrodynamics
  • Wave Run-ups
  • Hydrodynamic aspects of Offshore Renewable Energy converters
  • Effects of short-crested waves
  • Dynamics of float over deck installation
  • Large amplitude non-linear ship motions
  • Hydro-elasticity of large floating offshore platforms
  • CFD applications

Symp 13 – Takeshi Kinoshita Honoring Symposium on Offshore Technology

The 38th International Ocean Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE) 2019 Conference will be pleased to dedicate a Special Symposium in honor of Professor Takeshi Kinoshita. Prof Kinoshita has made a significant contribution to the field of offshore Technology.

Prof Kinoshita graduated from the department of Naval Architecture of the University of Tokyo with BSc, MSc and PhD.

After his appointments as a lecturer and associate professor in the Department of Naval Architecture at the National Yokohama University Prof Kinoshita was appointed as an associate professor, the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo and promoted to a full professor at the same institute.

Professor Kinoshita was seconded to the Japan Society of Promotion of Science as its London Office Director.

After his retirement from the University of Tokyo Prof Kinoshita was appointed as a professor in the Department of Oceanic Architecture, Nihon University.

Professor Kinoshita is now President of Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science.

Professor Kinoshita received the Appreciation Award, ASME OOAE Division in 2007, and ASME Best Paper Award, ASME OOAE Division in 2010, ASME

Symposium Coordinator

Tomoki Ikomai

List of topics:

  • Wave Spectral and Probabilistic Models
  • Ship and Floating Offshore Platform Dynamics and Hydrodynamics
  • Offshore Renewable Energy
  • Technology for Ocean Resource Utilization
  • Very Large Offshore Structures for Ocean Space Utilization
  • Active Control of Elastic Ocean Structures
  • Sports Hydrodynamics