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The DeepStar Program was initiated 

in 1991.

DeepStar has always been the industry’s best mechanism for the progression of collaborative offshore technology development and throughout the years adapting to new market conditions and drivers. 

 

The DeepStar Program was initiated in 1991 and until recently, has been administered by Chevron. The Program identifies and assembles a technical portfolio of projects with its mission to develop cost-efficient, low-risk methods to produce hydrocarbons from deepwater.  

Deepwater areas of the world contain significant reserves and remain one of the best exploration and development opportunities for oil companies.  However, producing hydrocarbons in deepwater presents both commercial and technical challenges within our current market environment. 

 

Through the DeepStar program, oil companies, vendors, regulators, academic and research institutes have collaborated to develop the technologies necessary to tackle offshore issues.  Its common format has involved defining deepwater projects that are driven by business needs, creating scenarios for going forward, coming to a common understanding of high-level objectives, framing knowledge gaps, and identifying technological capabilities; and seeking solutions.  In doing so, each participant minimizes the costs and risk of developing the technology, while at the same time, making the most of its particular technology achievements. 

 

The value of DeepStar is that it offers participants the opportunity to significantly leverage their technology investment and co-develop solutions to a common issue or need.   

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Shakir Shamshy

Director 

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Joseph Gomes

Program Manager

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Femke Leeraar

Program Specialist

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Yoshitaka Nakano

Facilities Group Manager
JX Nippon

Gregg Walz

Engineering Tech Manager
OXY

Cesar Lima

Senior Subsea Engineer 
Petrobras

Sandeep Patni

Manager - Deepwater Technology
Shell

Khalid Mateen

VP, Eng. & Technology
Total

Shakir Shamsy

DeepStar Director &

DeepStar Board Chair
Chevron

Jeswin Joseph

Principal Electrical Engineer
Equinor

Wei Sun

Mechanics & Marine Section Manager
Exxonmobil

DeepStar Subcommittee Chairs

Daniel Byrd

Manager Deep Offshore
Total

Antonio Critsinelis

Engineer
Chevron

David Robertson

Subsea Systems Advisor
Exxonmobil

Dave Barrow

Senior Advisor Subsea Completions
Chevron

Halvor Kjørholt

Leader Drilling and Well Solution
Equinor

Joe Lederhos

Fac Eng Region Lead Asia pacific
Exxonmobil

Jerry Huang

Sr Hydrodynamics Advisor
Exxonmobil

Raja Nadathur

Sr Research Engineer
Shell

James Stear

Sr Principal Offshore Civil

& Structural Engineer
Chevron

Ragnar Stokke

Leading Engineer
Equinor

Daniel Crosby

Sr. Research Scientist Flow Assurance
Shell

Douglas Estanga

Sr. Flow Assurance Engineer
Chevron

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