1 - 2 Nov, 2017 | Hilton Houston Post Oak by The Galleria, Houston, TX

Curtis Lohr

Stones Project Manager
Shell (Retired)

Curtis Lohr is currently Project Director for the ultra-deepwater Stones FPSO development in the Gulf of Mexico.  Once installed, Stones will be the world’s deepest floating production system.  He has been employed by Shell for over 30 years beginning his career in deepwater pipeline research, mooring system design, and field development planning.  He has held leading project management roles on several key frontier deepwater projects including the Auger TLP, Bonga FPSO and Perdido Spar.  

Curtis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Houston.



11:00 AM Oil Operators and FPSO Contractors’ Power Panel: Optimizing Processes, People and Technology to Realise Successful FPSO Projects in the Current Environment

  • Oil operator, FPSO contractor and supply chain collaboration in difficult times: changing project execution models and strategic partnerships
  • Value optimization and improvements: Re-visiting CAPEX and OPEX reduction initiatives for FPSO projects
  • Getting more from less: How we do we extract more value out of our people and process?
  • How do you create more value for mature operating assets?
  • The role of technology: Embracing and harnessing digital technology and innovative solutions- Do you dare take the first step?
  • What are tangible cost-reduction initiatives that oil operators, FPSO contractors and supply chain have successfully implemented?
  • Managing and leading change in challenging times: Retaining talent in the oil and gas industry

9:00 AM Stones Update – Achieving Outstanding Results, Extending the Deepwater Frontier and Teambuilding with a Purpose

This session will provide an update on the successful Stones FPSO project, which is wholly-owned and operated by Shell. It will look at the various operating results of the FPSO, which started production 6 September 2016 and is Shell’s first FPSO in the Gulf of Mexico. It will also examine the role the project plays in developing the deep-water FPSO industry. 


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