2018 EUROPE WORKSHOP

SECOND MTS DP WORKSHOP IN EUROPE MAY 2018

WORKSHOP SPONSORS – DNV GL Noble Denton marine services

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: SUMAN MUDDUSETTI (CHAIRMAN MTS DP SUB COMMITTEE ON GUIDANCE AND STANDARDS – SHELL INTERNATIONAL EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION)
WORKSHOP CO FACILITATOR: DR STEVEN CARGILL (MEMBER MTS DP SUB COMMITTEE ON GUIDANCE AND STANDARDS – DNV GL NDms TECHNICAL AUTHORITY FOR DP)


Following the success of the premiere MTS DP Committee Facilitated workshop in April 2017 and upon request from the participating DP Community in Europe, the second MTS DP COMMITTEE facilitated workshop event in Europe will be conducted on
30 and 31 of May in ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND at the offices of DNV GL, Cromarty House, 67-72 Regent Quay, Aberdeen, AB11 5AR.

This workshop will follow the familiar pattern of the MTS DP conference workshops conducted in Houston on the day preceding the Annual MTS DP Conference.  Workshops such as this have delivered value to the DP community. This view is reflected in the increasing number of requests, to the MTS DP Committee, to conduct similar workshops in other areas around the world.

This workshop will maintain focus on enhancing awareness of DP related issues and the steps that can be taken to address these issues.  It will also focus on means to enhance value and effectiveness in the management of DP operations across the Supply Chain. Additionally, the workshop will provide a venue for the participants to gain awareness of the TECHOPs published by the MTS DP COMMITTEE.

The topics for 2018 workshop were chosen by the sponsors for their significance and relevance to activities being carried out offshore Europe.

Registration: Attendance at this workshop is limited to 30 persons. Registration for this workshop will be managed by Jane Simpson (jane.simpson@dnvgl.com). Early registration is recommended.

Note 1: MTS DP Committee offers this workshop, with no fees to the participants.  This has been achieved by the generosity and sponsorships by members of the DP Community including providing the facilities, lunch and refreshments over the two days and a dinner for participants at the end of Day 1.  Participants are expected to bear any other associated costs of attendance.

Note 2: In order to facilitate participation across a diverse group of stakeholders, attendance will be limited to 2 persons per Company/Organization.  Additional participants may add their names to a list that will be maintained and will be accommodated, space permitting.

Applicability: Those likely to benefit from the workshop include:

  • Shipyards / DP Vessel Designers, Key DP Equipment Vendors. (Embedding the ‘Design to Test Philosophy in DP Vessel Design’)
  • Consultant community
  • Representatives from Vessel Owners / Contractors’ Project Teams, Technical departments (with accountability for specifying DP Equipment, FMEAs, Operations)
  • Representatives from Class responsible for approval of DP systems
  • Representatives from Statutory Bodies (Flag State / Coastal State)
  • Vessel’s Operational Management teams (Masters, Chief Engineers, Chief Electricians & DPOs)
  • Representatives from Oil Companies / Operators with accountability for assurance on DP related matters
  • Representatives responsible for training personnel/stakeholders engaged in DP operations. (not limited to DPO training).

The format of the workshop will follow the now proven and expected format, used at the MTS DP CONFERENCE in Houston. Participants work in small groups of 6 to 8 persons per table. Coaching and mentoring will be provided to the participants to allow them to be effective and achieve the stated objectives.  Results and conclusions from the workshop will be summarized and presented to the MTS DP Technical Committee and to the sponsors.

The workshop will focus on enhancing awareness of issues and steps that can be taken to address the same and means to enhance value of managing DP operations effectively across the Supply Chain. Additionally, the workshop will provide a venue for the participants to gain awareness of the Technical and Operations guidance (TECHOPs) published by the MTS DP COMMITTEE.

TOPICS AND AGENDA

DAY 1

MORNING SESSION (0800 – 1200): MTS guidance on competence for DP Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

  • Introduction to Professional Development of DP Personnel (PDDP2) – The MTS DP committee’s Techop and tool for developing competence in DP SMEs and DP FMEA practitioners.
  • Review of draft Techop.   

LUNCH BREAK: (1200 – 1300)

AFTERNOON SESSION (1300 – 1630): DP incidents caused by ‘Unwanted Thrust’

  • Failure in thusters and their control systems continue to be a significant cause of DP drive offs
  • Review of MTS Learning From Incident (LFI) on DP drive off.

DAY 2

MORNING SESSION (0800 – 1200): Independent Performance Validation – A methodology for delivering predictable failure effects and expediting return to work

  • Discussion and MTS Presentation on Independent Performance Validation (IPV). Station keeping integrity is dependent on a wide range of protective functions and performance attributes which can deteriorate with time. Such deterioration may become a hidden failure with the potential to defeat the redundancy concept.
  • IPV is a principle and a low-burden method that may be adopted to detect the onset of hidden failures before they compound a subsequent failure leading to a loss of position. IPV is a powerful tool both for validation and verification of systems. The same approach can also significantly reduce the diagnostic and troubleshooting time required to restore confidence in a DP system after a failure has occurred reducing off-hire time during incident investigations.  

LUNCH BREAK: (1200 – 1300)

AFTERNOON SESSION (1300 – 1630): DP Vessel Reactivation – MTS DP committee guidance

  • Discussion and review of MTS DP Committee’s guidance on the reactivation of DP vessels.

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