Developing a Deepwater Sector in the Caribbean

Trinidad & Tobago Energy Conference 2019
Developing a Deepwater Sector in the Caribbean.

Date: Wednesday, 6th February 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain

Steve Shakespeare, Project Solutions Director, Subsea 7
Douglas Boyce, Business Development Consultant, INTECSEA
Bill Donlon, Program Director, Conventional Project Delivery, BHP
Randy Seehausen, Subsea Equipment Engineering Manager, Project Manager, INTECSEA

Members – USD $200.00 + VAT.
Non-Members – USD $250.00 + VAT.

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Deepwater opportunities in Caribbean region are in the global oil and gas industry’s spotlight, primarily because of the outstanding finds in Guyana, but other operators are also making significant investments in deepwater exploration off the east coast of Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados. In the Trinidad & Tobago deepwater, initial exploration results have been positive and the industry is optimistic about potential commercial developments.

While the Trinidad & Tobago service sector has many decades of offshore expertise, knowledge, and capacity to deliver, its experience in deepwater developments is more limited. Service companies and contractors need to gear up rapidly to be able to capitalize on the local and regional deepwater opportunities. Contractors need to understand the lifecycle of a deepwater project and different technologies and capabilities employed to execute under different and potentially extreme conditions.

This workshop is geared toward highlighting key issues in deepwater projects and what needs to happen to develop a competitive and sustainable deepwater service sector in the region.


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Presenters’ Biographies

Steve Shakespeare, Project Solutions Director, Subsea 7
Steve graduated in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wales, Cardiff. Since graduating, he has spent over 20 years in the oil and gas industry; commencing his career in Aberdeen as a Project Engineer focused on the UK North Sea Market. Following a move to Houston with Subsea 7, roles have included Project Manager on deepwater projects, Business Unit Director and most recently as Project Solutions Director, focusing on early client engagement and emerging markets.

Randy Seehausen, Subsea Equipment Engineering Manager, Project Manager, INTECSEA
Randy Seehausen is the engineering manager for INTECSEA seafloor equipment: trees, manifolds, jumpers, control systems, umbilical/distribution systems, power transmission and subsea processing equipment. Prior to the past 8 years with INTECSEA, Randy worked for Jacobs Engineering where he started up and operated a new SURF division. Randy has served in various capacities of engineering, project management and sales for Dril-Quip, J Ray McDermott, Kvaerner Oilfield Products, ABB Vetco Gray and FMC.
In recent years, Randy was the SURF project manager for:

  • Total North Platte 20KSI Pre-FEED
  • Hess Ghana DWT/CTP Ultra-Deepwater Project (Concept Selection through FEED)
  • Hess GOM Tubular Bells HP/HT (FEED through Installation, Start-up, Pre-Commissioning)
  • Hess Pony (Later renamed Stampede) Pre-FEED

In addition to his management roles, Randy enjoys pre-development engineering and cost estimating for oil and gas companies. Randy also works many other business initiatives including Mergers & Acquisitions, Proposal Management, Direct Field Sales and Commercialization of the Pseudo Dry Gas Technology for long distance gas tiebacks.
Randy has been a board advisor for the Subsea Tieback (SSTB) Forum in Galveston & San Antonio Texas for 16 years, a board director for Subsea Tieback Foundation for 9 years and is a member of SPE in Houston. He studied at Texas A&M University where he completed many post-graduate courses

Bill Donlon, Project Director, Conventional Project Delivery, BHP
Bill leads the Conventional Project Delivery group at BHP, which includes the core engineering disciplines for
deepwater developments and execution of capital projects such as Trinidad’s Ruby Project. Prior to his
current role, Bill was the Surface (Facilities) Engineering Manager in BHP’s Central Engineering group and,
prior to that, the Subsea Delivery Manager for BHP’s Shenzi project in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
Bill started his career with Mobil, ultimately leading Mobil’s subsea team, and then transitioned to the role of
Development Planning Manager for Exxon Mobil after the merger. Over the course of his career, Bill has
been involved in every phase of project development, from early planning to execution and operations.