Subsea tie-backs will dominate deepwater and facilitate cost effective exploitation of smaller reservoir pockets. This will help keep existing hubs full and reduce costs on a per BBL basis. Subsea chemical storage and injection accomplish the following:
Subsea Shuttle, LLC’s technology and equipment feature the following:
Benefits of Subsea Chemical Storage and Injection:
After decades of working in the deepwater energy sector, Art Schroeder and his partner, Jim Chitwood came up with a way to deliver injection chemicals and equipment to deepwater oil and gas wells at substantial savings compared to current methods.
They called their device the "Subsea Shuttle" and, after three years of planning, began by testing and refining prototypes in Schroeder's home swimming pool in December. The next month, they moved their technology proving grounds or waters to a 30-foot-deep tank on the northern edge of Katy.
The shuttle is a deepwater storage facility, a square-shaped structure with four columns that control buoyancy to raise and lower it without offshore cranes that can cost $1 million a day to rent.
A senior advisor with Subsea Shuttle, LLC. He has 40 years of industry experience, including 31 years with ExxonMobil in upstream roles in research, project engineering, commercial and facility integrity. Gay served as BG Group's technical authority for floating production systems and represented BG in several DeepStar projects. His experience includes assignments in the United States, Norway, the United Kingdom and France. Gay holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Co-founded Subsea Shuttle, LLC in 2019 and serves a Board member and CEO. He also co-founded Safe Marine Transfer LLC in 2013 where he serves as a Board member and CEO. Previously he founded Energy Valley in 2000, a company that provides money, marketing, and management to commercialize and advance energy-related technologies. Prior to that 25 years working for a major integrated oil company serving in operations, engineering, construction, strategy development, and crisis management roles, domestic and internationally.
Schroeder has served on numerous professional, corporate, and civic boards and has published over 100 technical papers and has been granted dozens of patents on his innovations. He is the recipient of numerous awards including Offshore Technology Conference's Special Citation, Engineering, Science and Technology Council of Houston’s Lifetime Achievement Award, US Department of Energy recognition for leadership building Offshore Technology Roadmap, and SPE's Management and Information Award. Art was graduated from Georgia Tech with both a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Environmental Engineering, and from the University of Houston with an MBA, major in Finance and International Business. He has also completed several post graduate certificate programs and lives with his family in Houston, Texas.
Co-founded Subsea Shuttle in 2019. He has 48 years of industry experience in offshore engineering and research and development, working both domestically and internationally. His principal project from 1991 to 2014 was the Chevron-led DeepStar Project, where he managed joint industry R&D undertakings. Chitwood has worked for various engineering, manufacturing and production companies both as an employee and as a consultant throughout his career. He holds 14 patents and has an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University.