December 5-7, 2017
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

2016 Session Grid

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Track 4: Subsea


Session 4A: Dispersants - Recent Scientific Findings

Tuesday, November 01 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 22/23
Dispersant use, especially subsea dispersant use has been in the media this year. This session will bring to light sound scientific techniques and recent results to inform the dispersant use decision making process.
Chair:
Barbara Parker, EM Science and Advocacy Manager - PTS Emergency Mgmt,
Moderator:
Victoria Broje Ph.D., Sr. Emergency Response Scientist,
Speakers: Efforts to Address Recent Oil Spill Dispersant Research Challenges
Abstract
Thomas Coolbaugh Ph.D., Oil Spill Response Advisor,
Co-Author(s):
Geeva Varghese, Country Manager - Australia, Oil Spill Response Limited
  Comparison of Oil Fate and Exposure from a Deep Sea Blowout, With and Without Subsea Dispersant Injection Treatment
Abstract
Deborah French-McCay, Ph.D., Director, Research and Model Development,
Co-Author(s):
Deborah Crowley, Ocean Engineer, RPS
  American Petroleum Institute (API) Research on Subsea Dispersant Injection: Overview of Toxicity and Biodegradation Findings
Abstract
Jonathan E. Naile, Ph.D., Ecotoxicologist,
  American Petroleum Institute (API) Research on Subsea Dispersant Injection Project
Abstract
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Session 4B: Seeking Authorization of Subsea Dispersants

Wednesday, November 02 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Room 22/23
This session will discuss the current understanding of the process in planning and approval for subsea dispersant use in subsea well containment scenarios. This session will assist operators, vendors, and agencies to better comprehend how to maneuver through the course of obtaining approval for subsea dispersant use.
Chair:
Roger Scheuermann, Consultant,
Co-Chair:
Pat Peavler, Manager, HSE Management System,
Speakers: API Industry Recommended Subsea Dispersant Monitoring Plan
Abstract
Mike Drieu, HSE Advisor,
  Regional Response Team Subsea Dispersant Use Approval Process
Abstract
Michael Sams, Incident Management and Preparedness Advisor,
  NOAA's Portion to Authorization for Subsea Dispersants
Abstract
Paige Doelling Ph.D., Scientific Support Coordinator,
  Cascading of Resources - Dispersant Supplier
Abstract
James Hanzalik, Vice President,
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Session 4C: Underwater Oil Spill Detection and Recovery

Wednesday, November 02 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Room 22/23
In 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard published revised Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) guidelines that create a new OSRO classification for non-floating oils. This session provides an overview of the new OSRO guidelines and three recent case studies on submerged oil detection and recovery operations in fresh and saltwater. Advances in subsea oil detection and recovery technology, policies, and guidelines will also be discussed.
Chair:
Jim Elliott, President/COO,
Speakers: 2016 OSRO Guidelines
Abstract
Lt. Brandon Aten, Program Manager,
  APEX 3508-Case Study
Abstract
CDR Mark Sawyer, Liaison Officer to the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command,
  Recovery of Toxic Cargo from a Sunken Tank Barge: Lessons Learned and Policy Implications
Abstract
Jim Elliott, President/COO,
  Barge MM 46 Response Case Study
Abstract
LCDR Mary Dwyer, Chief of Response,
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Session 4D: Subsea Dispersants - Monitoring

Wednesday, November 02 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Room 22/23
This session will summarize the significant, industry-led developments in monitoring the use of subsea dispersant injection (SSDI) that have taken place over the past several years. Collaboration via an API Joint Industry Project (JIP) focusing on the science and use of dispersants has helped deliver clear guidance on monitoring protocols, functional requirements for operational response, the design of a shared industry monitoring kit, and consideration of future developments to enhance monitoring capability. Key outcomes of this collaboration are a high state of readiness, best practices, clear guidance on core monitoring needs, and improved awareness within the industry.
Chair:
Don Costanzo, Software Development Manager,
Co-Chair:
Roger Scheuermann, Consultant,
Speakers: Overview of the Industry Sub Sea Dispersant Injection (SSDI) Monitoring Impetus, Capability and Actions, and Associated Guidance/Standards
Abstract
Samuel Walker, Group Marine Science Expert,
Co-Author(s):
Mike Drieu, HSE Advisor, Occidental Petroleum
  Details on Analytical Parameters and How They Inform the Response Operations
Abstract
Gina M. Coelho Ph.D., Principal Senior Scientist,
  Design, Develop, Deploy: Strategies for Effective Monitoring Programs
Abstract
Jodi Harney, Ph.D., Energy Director | Senior Scientist,
  Future Monitoring Capability and Expectations
Abstract
Arden Ahnell, Senior Managing Scientist,
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* - This speaker has been invited to speak at CLEAN GULF 2016, but is not yet confirmed.