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MTS Houston Section Presentation – April 27, 2017 – Jack/St. Malo

On April 27, 2017, Travis Flowers Asset Manager for Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company Gulf of Mexico Business Unit, will make a presentation to the MTS Houston Section on Jack / St. Malo: The First Two Years of Performance and the Journey that Still Lies Ahead.

The Jack and St. Malo fields are among the largest in the Gulf of Mexico. Discovered in 2004 and 2003 respectively, they are expected to recover over 500 million oil-equivalent barrels over the next 30 years.

11MTSHouston april2017MaloAt the lunch, Travis Flowers will discuss early performance learnings on what is one of the newest deepwater projects in the Gulf of Mexico. The Jack and St. Malo fields are examples of deepwater low permeability Wilcox developments that have overcome technology challenges to unlock significant in-place oil volumes. Located 270 miles south of New Orleans, at 30,000 feet total depth beneath 7,000 feet of water lies more than 1,000 feet of high pressure, low permeability oil pay across two sizable structures. The technologies and innovation deployed across all disciplines has established strong early life performance. There is still a long journey and learning curve ahead with a 30-year asset life planned.

As part of his talk Travis Flowers will discuss the background and design basis of the project, including subsurface, facilities, D&C and production operations. He will also cover details of the early life performance of the assets, upcoming milestones, best practices and lessons learned across multiple disciplines. His presentation will also touch on some of the technologies, including well completions, subsea multiphase flow meters, subsea sampling capability, subsea boost pumps, flow assurance, topsides reliability, and reservoir surveillance & analysis techniques.

About the Speaker

Travis Flowers is the Jack / St. Malo Asset Manager for Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company Gulf of Mexico Business Unit located in Covington, Louisiana.

Travis graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1998 beginning his career with ARCO Alaska on the North Slope as a Facility Engineer in the Prudhoe Bay Field. Following the BP-ARCO takeover in 2000, he moved to Midland, TX where he was converted to a production engineer working Chevron's Delaware Basin assets. In 2005 he began a rotational assignment to Malongo, Angola as Production Engineering Team Lead for Chevron operated offshore Angola assets. After five years in Malongo, he moved with his family to Sumatra, Indonesia as Asset Team Leader for light oil fields of Central Sumatra and later the Duri Heavy Oil Steamflood.

In 2014 he was appointed to lead the newly formed Jack/St. Malo Asset Team, located in Covington and to help steward the early life of these new assets.


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