Company Overview: ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 17 countries, $69 billion of total assets, and approximately 11,200 employees as of June 30, 2018. Production excluding Libya averaged 1,216 MBOED for the six months ended June 30, 2018, and proved reserves were 5.0 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2017.  ConocoPhillips has had activities in the UK since 1964, when acreage was awarded to the company in the first licensing round. In 1968, the Viking gas field was discovered and first gas was produced in 1972. Since then the company’s UK portfolio has grown to include additional operated and non-operated assets. Offshore the company is operator of, or has interests in the following producing fields: Britannia, Brodgar, Callanish, Alder, Judy, Joanne, Jade, Jasmine, CMS Area, LOGGS Area, Calder, Millom, Dalton, Clair, Clair Ridge, Galleon and Nicol.


ConocoPhillips are interested to meet with delegates to discuss the following areas:

1. Fabric Maintenance

  • Innovative surface preparation techniques – cleaning/obtaining surface profile efficiently without mess or HAVS concerns.
  • Coating Systems – Single coat/single application or wet on wet coating system giving up to 15 years life on blasted steel
  • Quick build stable working platforms for deck head and leg work scopes.

2. Union Customs Code Readiness – Coding of HMRC Tariff Codes against Materials codes; seeking other solutions to help with this upcoming regulatory change.

3. LM5000 – Potential solutions to ongoing support both for parts and maintenance for the LM5000 to c2030 given the current obsolescence issues.

4. NanoGalv Coating (Modumetal Inc, Seattle) – suitable for Bolts, Fasteners, Clamp Connectors and other corrosive products – solutions for application and supply of coated materials within UK.

5. Sea Water System Cleaning – Marine growth within the seawater pipe work and equipment requires removing to prevent blockages and fouling of systems. The material needs to be physically or chemically dislodged and a means of fully removing the debris from the systems employed. Ideally this would be completed on line and as such any methodology employed must take this into account (small sections of the systems may be isolatable).

6.  Hypochlorite Systems – within the asset infrastructures can be unreliable and require excessive maintenance. We would be interested to hear about any new techniques or systems to protect pipework and equipment from marine growth.

7. Loop Testing – A constant challenge when conducting maintenance or modifications within the control systems is the ability to carry out loop testing efficiently. We would be interested to understand if methodologies and techniques exist to expedite loop checking in a more efficient way than traditionally performed, whilst maintaining assurance that functionality is not compromised.

8. Asset Life Planning – As our assets mature, we are increasingly encountering obsolescence within the equipment we service and maintain. We would be interested to hear about methodologies to assess large assets, by system, for obsolescence and develop strategies for management of the system throughout the remaining life of asset. In addition, we would like to understand what systems or databases are available to integrate the strategies derived from the obsolescence reviews into existing planning processes systems.

9. Heated Diesel Storage Tank – We are currently looking to maintain our diesel at 10C to ensure that it is in suitable condition for use within a gas turbine. We would ideally retain the current storage tank although it should be noted that the tank does not have any spare nozzles to allow access for further equipment to the internals of the tank. The tank is a lined carbon steel vessel. Change out of the tank would be significant work.

10. Multi-annular Logging Tools – There are currently no commercially available downhole logging tools that are able to complete an evaluation of the cement (quality and quantity) behind the production casing, from within the production tubing (i.e log through two strings). This technology would be an enabler for thru-tubing P&A designs where there is incomplete cementing and previous logging data.

11. In-situ material removal tools – Removal of multiple strings of tubing and casing to expose the formation to enable placement of a rock-to-rock abandonment barrier.

12. Alternative Barrier material – Placement of a permanent abandonment barrier typically utilises cement as the barrier material. Utilisation of alternative materials with better sealing capabilities, resistance to cracking and improved placement techniques would enable reduced recommended barrier lengths leading to optimised P&A design and reduced costs.

13. Doing Business Better – innovative technical and commercial solutions driven by common goals and sharing in realised value from performance outcomes.