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Wed, Sep 11


Talos Energy

OOC HSE Tech Seminar

OOC HSE Tech Seminar
OOC HSE Tech Seminar

Time & Location

Sep 11, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT

Talos Energy, 333 Clay St # 3300, Houston, TX 77002, USA

About The Event

Join OOC at our 2024 HSE Tech Seminar where we will learn about current and new technologies and research studies available to the industry.

Topics include methane testing, mammal detection, offshore firefighting system, confined space safety technology, rescue boat simulation, and smart sensing tech.

This event is open to OOC members and our government partners only. No press is allowed and pre-registration is required. 

The seminar will be held at Talos Energy's offices in Houston with a virtual attendance option.

For those attending in person, please indicate if you will be staying for lunch by selecting the "Lunch" ticket type.

Click here to download the agenda.


8:30 –   9 am: Check-in and Networking

9 –   9:30 am: Methane Emission Testing Technologies

Aerial Technologies: Explicit Technology and Bridger Photonics

Kathy Sharp, P.E., HSE Specialist, Air


9:30 –   9:40 am: Break

9:40 –   10:00 am: Proposed Offshore Methane Testing Facility

Colorado State University and Gulf Offshore Research Institute have teamed up to plan for the creation of an offshore methane testing facility.

Kent Satterlee, Executive Director & Stuart Riddick, Program Manager

GORI/Colorado  State University

10:00   – 10:10 am: Break

10:10 - 10:40 am: BOEM Air Quality Projects

Overview of BOEM Air Studies and Analysis of NASA Satellite data.

Holli Wecht, Physical Scientist


10:40   – 10:50 am: Break

10:50 - 11:30 am: Marine Mammal Detection

RPS is developing a marine mammal acoustic detection AI that can be used to augment current Passive Acoustic Monitoring systems that are required for monitoring and mitigation during many offshore operations. RPS is also working on developing visual monitoring systems that can be deployed to fulfill protected species monitoring requirements for remotely operated craft that may be deployed autonomously or in conjunction with a staffed vessel as a force multiplier.

Stephanie Milne, Senior Environmental Manager


11:30   – 1 pm: Networking Lunch

1 – 1:30   pm: SIRON Dry Deluge Testing/Replacing AFFF

Discussion of dry testing of a firewater deluge system and considerations when replacing AFFF chemicals in firefighting systems offshore.

Antoon Buitenhuis, CEO & Marc Pretorius, Director of Operations


1:30 –   1:40 pm: Break

2 – 2:20   pm: Pit Viper – Confined Space Entry Reduction Through Remote Cleaning

Ecoserv has developed and successfully implemented in the GOM,   remotely controlled tooling which eliminates confined space entry during high-risk bulk removal phase for active and reserve pits on drilling assets.   Additionally, this semi-automated tooling allows for SIMOPs while only having one open CSE permit at a time.

Mike Breaux, VP Specialized Cleaning


2:30 –   2:40 pm: Break

2:40 –   3:00 pm: Vapor Control for Confined Spaces

Tank entry is a critical and frequent necessity in offshore operations, essential for the maintenance, inspection, and cleaning of various compartments on semi-submersibles, jack-up rigs, and other offshore installations/vessels. NanoVapor's innovative suppression technology not only enhances safety but also boosts efficiency in confined space entry. It directly suppresses flammable and toxic vapors without removing oxygen, making tank entry and cleaning significantly safer and more efficient for offshore operators.

Fernando Lehrer, President


3:00 –   3:10 pm: Break

3:10 –   3:30 pm: Acceptance of Simulation to Augment Fast Rescue Boat Drills

As part of an initiative to reduce the risk of accidents during fast rescue boat drills, a major ferry operator received authorization to augment their drills with simulation-based training.  This is the first known example of simulation-augmented drills being used to comply with the provisions of the SOLAS Convention.  The presentation will describe the process used to demonstrate the effectiveness of simulation in training fast rescue boat operators and the methods used to implement simulation-augmented drills in the shipping sector.

Captain Anthony Patterson, Managing Director

Virtual Marine Technology

3:30 –   3:40 pm: Break

3:40 –   4:00 pm: Smart Sensing for Safer Operations

Leveraging sensor packages in the field, available communication networks in the Gulf, and cloud-based analytics platforms can help operators operate more efficiently and safely in challenging offshore environments like the GOM. This talk will explore some of the exciting new developments for monitoring real-time operations in the GOM with regard to vessel and helicopter operations, metocean conditions, and fleet management of assets.

Keith Fraley, Founder



  • In-Person Attendance

    Sale ends: Sep 04, 12:00 PM CDT

    Select this ticket if you plan to attend in-person at Talos Energy. Parking and check-in instructions will be sent prior to the event.

  • Lunch? (in-person attendees)

    Sale ends: Sep 04, 12:00 PM CDT

    Select this ticket if, as an in-person attendee, you plan to stay for lunch at Talos Energy.

  • Virtual Attendance

    Sale ends: Sep 10, 5:00 PM CDT

    Select this ticket if you plan to attend VIRTUALLY. Connection information will be sent prior to the event.




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