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30 April–3 May 2018     ///     NRG Park     ///     Houston, Texas, USA

Technical Program


Metocean Advances

Wednesday, 2 May
Session Chairperson
James Stear, Chevron Corporation
Oleg Esenkov, STP Advisor - Metocean, ExxonMobil
This session will highlight papers covering progress in metocean design criteria studies, advances in oceanic and atmospheric forecast systems, enhanced understanding of the loop current in the Gulf of Mexico and the North Brazil current, and more.
  • 1400-142229023On extreme surface and sub-surface currents driven by North Brazil Current Rings offshore Suriname
    R. Schiller, R. Smith, Fugro
  • 1422-144428723Downscaling Global Wave Ensemble Forecasts with Machine Learning Techniques in application to Billia Croo test site
    D. Darbinyan, European Marine Energ Centre; M. Wang, The Weather Company, an IBM Business; E. Buck, European Marine Energy Centre
  • 1444-150628752A Multi-resolution Probabilistic Ocean Current Forecasting system for Offshore Energy Operations
    A. Srinivasan, Tendral LLC; N. Sharma, D. Gustafson, Woods Hole Group Inc.
  • 1506-152828784Using Weather Pattern Typology to Identify Calm Weather Windows for Local Marine Operations
    E. Steele, R. Neal, R. Dankers, N. Fournier, K. Mylne, P. Newell, A. Saulter, A. Skea, Met Office; J. Upton, Shell U.K. Limited
  • 1528-155028665API RP-2MET (Metocean) 2nd Edition; Updates to the Gulf of Mexico Regional Annex
    M. Santala, Chevron Energy Technology Company
  • 1550-1612288292014-2017 Anomalous Loop Current Activity
    N. Sharma, L. Ivanov, M. Leber, D. Gustafson, B. Magnell, J. Storie, H. Zimmerle, Woods Hole Group Inc.
  • 1612-163228924Technology Qualification of Deepwater Transport Shuttle Adjustable Buoyancy System
    C.G. Gaskill, K.B. Carlisle, Trelleborg Offshore; A.J. Schroeder Jr., J.E. Chitwood, T.A. Gay, Safe Marine Transfer; W. Zhao, University of Western Australia

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