Deepwater Infrastructure Forum (DIF)

Within ASCE, COPRI is charged with stewardship of ASCE's participation in the Offshore Technology Conference, held annually in Houston. As an extension of this stewardship, COPRI has initiated the Deepwater Infrastructure Forum to serve the community of ASCE members and other offshore industry professionals throughout the year. This is a community of peers working in deepwater oil and gas development, whom you know and respect and will enjoy seeing in a professional setting. DIF will hold meetings at intervals that are consistent with needs of the community.

  • April 11, 2006 Meeting

  • October 11, 2005 Meeting

  • June 7, 2005 Meeting

  • February 8, 2005 Meeting

  • September 21, 2004 Meeting

  • April 20, 2004 Meeting

  • January 20, 2004 Meeting

  • Plans for 2003

  • August 22, 2002 Workshop

  • June 19, 2002 Meeting

  • March 26, 2002 Meeting

  • September 27, 2001 Meeting

    Deepwater Group Holds First Meeting of 2006

    The COPRI Deepwater Infrastructure Forum (DIF) held their first meeting of the year on April 11th. The theme for 2006 is "Contracting Strategies for Deepwater Projects". Part 1 discussed different contract types and a project scenario was presented. Participants, assuming the role of owner, filled out contract quilts to show their preference for how to contract and then discussed their choices. Participants will have the opportunity to play the role of contractor in a follow-up meeting.

    Speaker Alan Webb is the Contracting & Procurement lead for Shell's US E& P Projects Organization. He has 19 years experience with Shell, starting out administering domestic and international contracts in which Shell had acquired oil and gas rights. He then moved to Supply Chain management. Roles included Project Materials Controller for the Malampaya Project, procurement Lead for Shell Midstream, and Team Lead-Procurement in Global Practices -E&P-- Americas. Alan has led numerous contracting strategy and contract tactics workshops for very large and mega projects around the world.

    The objective of DIF is to transfer knowledge, generate discussion and create an environment for networking, relationship building and professional development. If you are interested in attending a DIF meeting please visit