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Petroleum Technology Forum, November 9 , 2010

The next Petroleum Technology Forum will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at the Long Beach Petroleum Club, 3636 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807. The speaker will be Bob Visser of Belmar Engineering. Abstract and speaker bio follow.

Long Beach Petroleum Club
3636 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Registration: 11:30 AM
Buffet Lunch: 11:30 AM
Presentation: 12:00-1:00 PM
$20.00 members,
Free for students.

Deepwater Trouble and Accomplishments

BY Robert C. Visser, Belmar Engineering


Deepwater drilling and development has had a remarkable success in finding major new sources of oil not only in the Gulf of Mexico, but also offshore Brazil, offshore West Africa and other parts of the world. The Deepwater Horizon blowout is a big setback. It should not have happened, but it did. The presentation will review what happened, how it could have been avoided and how the well was controlled. The presentation will also briefly review successful offshore developments that are in waters as deep as 10,000 feet.


Bob VisserRobert C. Visser is a private consultant in Torrance, California with over forty years experience in offshore oil and gas field development. Most of his current activities involve projects offshore California and Alaska. Prior to forming Belmar Engineering he was with Shell Oil Company where he was involved in offshore development projects in the Gulf of Mexico; Cook Inlet, Alaska; the Gulf of Alaska; offshore California; offshore Canada; and in the Far East. He holds an MS degree in civil engineering from Delft Technological University in the Netherlands. He is the author of several published papers dealing with offshore technology and operations and holds a number of patents. He is a director of the LASPE.

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