Conference

DP 2017 Program

 Click here to download the Program in a pdf format. The 2017 – and 21th Annual – Dynamic Positioning Conference will include two full days of presentations (October 10-11). There is also an optional workshop on Monday October 9 .  Workshop on October 9 (Monday).
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MONDAY OCTOBER 9, 2017
8:00 – 4:30 PM Workshop
3:30 PM Early Registration for Conference – Third floor lobby area
4:00 PM Early Arrival Reception Party – SPONSORED BY HORNBECK OFFSHORE
TUESDAY OCTOBER 10, 2017 – CONFERENCE
7:00 AM Registration – Third floor lobby area
7:00 – 7:30 AM Speakers’ Breakfast
7:00 – 7:45 AM Continental Breakfast for Delegates – Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM OPENING REMARKS – Pete Fougere, DP Committee Chair
8:15 AM KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Derrick O’Keeffe, National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority
8:30 – 10:00 AM RISK
8:30 AM  Lessons Learned or Not - Kevin Smith, Maritime Assurance and Consulting
9:00 AM DP Trials – Lessons Learned for MODUs – Jan Chow, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
9:30 AM  To be confirmedPACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH)
10:00 AM Refreshment Break – Exhibit Hall
10:30 – 12: 00 PM THRUSTERS
10:30 AM Influence of Thruster Response Time on DP Capability by Time-Domain Simulations –
Dirk Jürgens, Ph.D. , Michael Palm, Voith
11:00 AM  Systematic Approach to Develop an Optimized Nozzle Design for Up-To-Date and Future Demands
– Jan Glas, Klaus Tweddel, Lutz Müller, Schottel
11:30 AM The Effect of Inflow and Counter-Rotating Props on the Efficiency of Azimuthing Thruster
–  Harris Reynolds, Wu Zhu, Diamond Offshore Drilling
12:00 – 1:30 PM LUNCHSPONSORED BY DNV GL
12:20 PM Awards – Distinguished Achievement Award
12:30 PM Workshop Update and Wrap up of the Aberdeen Workshop
1:30 – 2:30 PM SENSORS
1:30 PM Comparing Tightly-Coupled versus Loosley-Coupled Integration for GNSS and INS -
David Russell, PhD., Veripos
2:00 PM  Choosing an Acoustically-Aided INS is Not Just a Tick Box Exercise – Mark Carter, Sonardyne
2:30 PM Sensing Autonomy – Arne Rinnan, Kongsberg Seatex
3:00 -3:30 PM Refreshment Break – Exhibit Hall
3:30 – 5:00 PM DESIGN/OPERATIONS – Session Chair: Kris Kallaway, ConocoPhillips
3:30 PM  Independent Performance Validation (IPV) for Robust and Resilient DP Systems
– Chunying Li, Aspin, Kemp & Associates; Steven Cargill, DNV GL
4:00 PM Unique Full-Scale Bollard Pull Test of a Large DP Vessel Newbuild with
Six Azipod CZ Thrusters
– Kimmo Kokklia, ABB Oy
4:30 PM Simulation Based After Action Review – David Milne, Doug Olson, Noble Corporation
5:00 PM COCKTAIL PARTY

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11 2017- CONFERENCE
7:00 AM Registration – Third floor lobby area
7:30 – 8:15 AM Speakers’ Breakfast
7:30 – 8:15 AM Continental Breakfast for Delegates – Exhibit Hall
8:30 – 10:00 AM OPERATIONS
8:30 AM DP Verification Study and Training for a Multi-Vessel Flexible Riser Replacement Campaign
Torbørn Alstad, Erik Hågensen, Kongsberg Maritime
9:00 AM Challenging Shallow Water DP Jacking Operations – Design and Operational Feedback
Sofien Kerkeni, Denis Gagneux, Xavier Dusser, Bruno Dujon, D-ICE Engineering
9:30 AM Multivessel Cooperative DP Operations
André Iangagui, Eduardo Aoun Tannuri, University of São Paulo
10:00 -10:30 AM Refreshment Break – Exhibit Hall – SPONSORED BY HORNBECK OFFSHORE
10:30 – 12:00 PM TESTING/RISK
8:30 AM Dynamic Positioning System (DPS) Risk Analysis Using Probablistic Risk Assessment (PRA)
– Eric Thigpen, SAIC; Michael Stewart, NASA; Roger Boyer, NASA; Pete Fougere, Consultant
11:00 AM  Benefitting from the Use of MTS TECHOPS – A Case Study
Stuart Duffield, Sean Hogue, Landon Applegate, London Offshore Consultants (LOC)
11:30 AM Cybersecurity in the Oil and Gas Industry – What’s Here and What’s Coming
Aarushi Goel, GoDaddy
12:00 – 1:45 PM LUNCH
12:00 PM Allseas Pioneering Spirit
1:30 – 3:00PM TRAINING/COMPETENCY 
1:30 PM Training Competence Assurance – Ralph Benham, Maersk Training
2:00 PM  Real DP Time, Really? Using Technology for DPO Experience
Dan Endersby, Steve Sandercott, All Offshore
2:30 PM Adapting to the Downturn – An Examination of How Demand for Training has
Changed in Challenging Market Conditions
– John Lloyd, Susan Stiles, The Nautical Institute
3:00 -3:30 PM Refreshment Break – Exhibit Hall
3:00 – 5:00 PM ENVIRONMENTAL/TESTING
3:30 PM DNV GL DP Capability Standard ST-0111 – Challenges and Updates One Year from Publishing
– Luca Pivano, Aleks Karsen, DNV GL
4:00 PM DP Station Keeping Accuracy – a Calculation Approach, Integration in DP Plots and
Results of a Case Study
– Jorrit-Jan Serraris, Hans Cozijn, Marin
4:30 PM Application of Navigation Grade Inertial Navigation Systems to Provide Tighter
Station Keeping Capability and to Improve Reliability and Monitoring of
Position Reference Systems on MODUs
– Bill Gilmour, Chevron
5:00 PM CONFERENCE WRAP UP
Wrap up – Peter Fougere, Committee Chair
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