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MMS District Boundaries. Houma District. New Orleans District. Lake Jackson District. Lake Charles District. Lafayette District. District Offices Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. District Engineering Functions. • Process application packages • Stay abreast of technological advances

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MMS District Boundaries

Houma

District

New Orleans

District

Lake Jackson

District

Lake Charles

District

Lafayette

District

District Offices

Gulf of Mexico OCS Region

district engineering functions
District Engineering Functions

• Process application packages

• Stay abreast of technological advances

• Stay abreast of Regulations & Policies

• Assist in Panel Reviews and Accident Investigations

• Identify safety issues (e.g., Safety Alerts)

• Assist in determination of SAFE Award candidates.

• Participate in “comment” processes—e.g., Regulations and Policies.

district engineering functions4
District Engineering Functions

• Process application packages

•Stay abreast of technological advances

• Stay abreast of Regulations & Policies

• Assist in Panel Reviews and Accident Investigations

• Identify safety issues (e.g., Safety Alerts)

• Assist in determination of SAFE Award candidates.

• Participate in “comment” processes—e.g., Regulations and Policies.

district engineering functions5
District Engineering Functions

• Process application packages

• Stay abreast of technological advances

• Stay abreast of Regulations & Policies

• Assist in Panel Reviews and Accident Investigations

• Identify safety issues (e.g., Safety Alerts)

• Assist in determination of SAFE Award candidates.

• Participate in “comment” processes—e.g., Regulations and Policies.

district engineering functions6
District Engineering Functions

• Process application packages

• Stay abreast of technological advances

• Stay abreast of Regulations & Policies

• Assist in Panel Reviews and Accident Investigations

• Identify safety issues (e.g., Safety Alerts)

• Assist in determination of SAFE Award candidates.

• Participate in “comment” processes—e.g., Regulations and Policies.

district engineering functions7
District Engineering Functions

• Process application packages

• Stay abreast of technological advances

• Process application packages

• Assist in Panel Reviews and Accident Investigations

• Identify safety issues (e.g., Safety Alerts)

• Assist in determination of SAFE Award candidates.

• Participate in “comment” processes—e.g., Regulations and Policies.

district engineering functions8
District Engineering Functions

• Process application packages

• Stay abreast of technological advances

• Process application packages

• Assist in Panel Reviews and Accident Investigations

• Identify safety issues (e.g., Safety Alerts)

• Assist in determination of SAFE Award candidates.

• Participate in “comment” processes—e.g., Regulations and Policies.

district engineering functions9
District Engineering Functions

• Process application packages

• Stay abreast of technological advances

• Process application packages

• Assist in Panel Reviews and Accident Investigations

• Identify safety issues (e.g., Safety Alerts)

• Assist in determination of SAFE Award candidates.

• Participate in “comment” processes—e.g., Regulations and Policies.

district engineering functions cont
District Engineering Functions (cont’)

•Conduct meetings with operators (APR, Operations Review, general and other meetings to discuss requirements of Regulations, etc. or specific issues pertaining to individual applications.)

• Monitor operational concerns (storm damage, sustained casing pressure, etc.)

 Mentor entry-level engineers and engineering interns.

district engineering functions cont11
District Engineering Functions (cont’)

•Conduct meetings with operators (APR, Operations Review, general and other meetings to discuss requirements of Regulations, etc. or specific issues pertaining to individual applications.)

• Monitor operational concerns (storm damage, sustained casing pressure, etc.)

 Mentor entry-level engineers and engineering interns.

hurricane ike storm recovery database
Hurricane Ike Storm Recovery Database
  • 760 total production units in the Lafayette District
  • 306 facilities (40%) operated by 43 companies were adversely impacted (included 23 toppled facilities & 170 toppled wells.)

Eugene Island Area platform after Hurricane Ike

district engineering functions cont13
District Engineering Functions (cont’)

•Conduct meetings with operators (APR, Operations Review, general and other meetings to discuss requirements of Regulations, etc. or specific issues pertaining to individual applications.)

• Monitor operational concerns (storm damage, sustained casing pressure, etc.)

• Mentor entry-level engineers and engineering interns.

mentor interns
Mentor Interns
  • Mike Hebert, Production Engineer
    • API 14C, flow diagrams
    • Pre-production walkthrough

Learning about the header system on the platform.

Explaining the flow diagram for McMoRan’s EI 182-A platform.

district engineering functions cont15
District Engineering Functions (cont’)

• Become cross-trained in all engineering functions

• Man “after hours” phone 24/7

• Monitor offshore inspection performance by operators

• Work with inspectors by visiting offshore locations

district engineering functions cont16
District Engineering Functions (cont’)

• Become cross-trained in all engineering functions

• Man “after hours” phone 24/7

• Monitor offshore inspection performance by operators

• Work with inspectors by visiting offshore locations

district engineering functions cont17
District Engineering Functions (cont’)

• Become cross-trained in all engineering functions

• Man “after hours” phone 24/7

• Monitor offshore inspection performance by operators

• Work with inspectors by visiting offshore locations

district engineering functions cont18
District Engineering Functions (cont’)

• Become cross-trained in all engineering functions

• Man “after hours” phone 24/7

• Monitor offshore inspection performance by operators

• Work with inspectors by visiting offshore locations

offshore inspections
Offshore Inspections

• Paperwork

• Walkthrough

• Testing

• INC’s

• Flyover

Testing pilots at Pioneer’s EI 208 K satellite.

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District Engineering Functions (cont’)

• Become cross-trained in all engineering functions

• Man “after hours” phone 24/7

• Monitor offshore inspection performance by operators

• Work with inspectors by visiting offshore locations

• Perform ad hoc assignments by District Manager.

meetings
Meetings
  • • Industry meetings
  • • Storm recovery meetings
  • • Monthly safety meetings
  • • Engineering Team Meeting
engineering teams
Engineering Teams
  • • Drilling Engineers’ Team (team sponsor: John McCarroll, Lake Jackson District Manager)
  • • Production Engineers’ Team (team sponsor: Bryan Domangue, Houma District Manager)
  • • Workover Engineers’ team (team sponsor: Elliott Smith, Lafayette District Manager.
engineering team objectives
Engineering Team Objectives

• Meet 3 to 4 times each year to address various team issues.

• Formulate policies to promote consistency in enforcement of existing Regulations.

• Identify cases where new and improved Regulations or clarification of Regulations are needed.

developing policies
Developing Policies
  •  2-barrier policy

 Installation of capillary tubing inside of production tubing strings to operate WRSCSSV’s or chemical injections

 Zonal isolation

 Cutting casings 15 ft. BML in Reefs-to-Reefs applications

  •  Use of epoxy resins in place of conventional cementing for conducting abandonment operations, etc.
developing policies cont
Developing Policies (cont’)
  • Reverse circulation in coiled tubing operations
  • Issues related to use of explosives during decommissioning activities
  • Inspection requirements for single bore risers used during APM operations (with no subsea BOP equipment)
  •  Changing well status in e-well
  • Example: POW to GLO
  • TA Subcodes
  • Coordinate idle iron issues

Work with TAOS concerning draft NTL’s on technical issues

mms district engineering functions
MMS District Engineering Functions
  • Q&A?
  • Contact information
  • Elliott S. Smith
  • 337-289-5104
  • Elliott.smith@mms.gov