30 years of experience

Moving today's technology

into the future

 

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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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The DeepStar Board
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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

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Clay Thompson

Director, GOM Operations
OXY

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Cesar Lima

Senior Subsea Engineer 
Petrobras

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Sandeep Patni

Manager - Deepwater Technology
Shell

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Khalid Mateen

VP, Eng. & Technology
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Shakir Shamsy

DeepStar Director &

DeepStar Board Chair
Chevron

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Jeswin Joseph

Principal Electrical Engineer
Equinor

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Wei Sun

Mechanics & Marine Section Manager
ExxonMobil

DeepStar Subcommittee Chairs

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Moussa Kane

Production Chemistry - Flow Assurance

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Spiridon Ionescu

Sr. Subsea Controls Engineer
Chevron

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Gabriella Torres

Advanced Subsea Engineer
ExxonMobil

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Giovanni Grasso

Flow Assurance Team Lead
ExxonMobil

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Dave Barrow

Senior Advisor Subsea Completions
Chevron

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Halvor Kjørholt

Leader Drilling and Well Solution
Equinor

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Sam Ryu

Team Lead Deepwater Infrastructure Optimization Prog 
ExxonMobil

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Raja Nadathur

Sr Research Engineer
Shell

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James Stear

Sr Principal Offshore Civil

& Structural Engineer
Chevron

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Ragnar Stokke

Leading Engineer
Equinor

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Sean Eckerty

Team Lead - Deepwater Front End Engineering and Development Planning
Shell

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Ben Hardy

Technology Development Team Lead

ExxonMobil

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Deepak Gala

Team Lead/Program Manager - Wells Technology

Shell

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Marcelo Goulart

Equipment Engineer
Petrobras

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Gregg Walz

Engineering Tech Manager
OXY

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Douglas Estanga

Sr. Flow Assurance Engineer

Chevron

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Rob Taylor

Instrumentation Engineer

Chevron

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Robert Luft

RTDD Deepwater GHG Reduction Lead

ExxonMobil

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Hariprasad J. Subramani

Strategic Relationship Manager - Innovation & Technology Ventures

Chevron

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Brent Eilerts

Carbon and Energy Technology Engineer

ExxonMobil