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Systems Engineering in Aerospace and Oil & Gas –
Opportunities for Collaboration

May 5, 2017, 4 Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX

07:30am – Registration Opens (DoubleTree Hotel Greenway Ballroom One)

08:30 - 9:15am – Opening:  Welcome and Introduction, Robbie McAfoos, President, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter (DoubleTree Hotel Greenway Ballroom One)

09:30 – 11:45pm – Technical Papers

Papers released by the authors are hyperlinked below and available for downloading.
(as other presentations are released the links will be updated)



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Tech Session 1: Success Stories (Chair: Jason Baker, Transocean)

Tech Session 2: System Integrity (Chair: Tony Williams, Jacobs Engineering)

Pit 9 - A Systems Engineering Success Story from the Energy Sector, Mark Powell, Attwater Consulting

Using SE to enhance safety - lower risk Failure Investigation for High Pressure Bunker System Anomaly at GE Oil and Gas, Matthew E. Johnson, GE Oil and Gas


Systems Engineering Success Story – A Tale of Two Oil & Gas Companies, Dr. Don Gelosh, WPI

System Security Engineering Planning for Safer Systems, John A. Maziarz, Gary Dockall, Booz Allen Hamilton


The Digital Engineering Journey (MBSE), Matthew Hause, PTC Engineering Fellow

Meeting the challenges of increasingly complex systems, Lou Wheatcraft, Requirements Experts

11:15am- 11:45

Supporting Tests of Autonomy: Autonomy Requirements Tester (ART), Eugene McMahon & Carroll Thronesbery, S&K Global Solutions

Practicing SE from a Data-Centric Perspective, Lou Wheatcraft, Requirements Experts

9:30am - 11:30am - INCOSE CSEP Beta Paper Exam (Oxy P-117)

12:00 – 1:15 pm – Luncheon, DoubleTree Hotel Greenway Ballroom One

Lunch Keynote:  Kirk Shireman, Program Manager, ISS

1:30-3:45 pm – Technical Papers



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1:30-2:00 pm

Tech Session 3: Requirements Development and Management (Chair: Paul Schwartz, Barrios Technology)

Tech Session 4: Architecting and Complexity (Chair: Tasha Penner, GE Oil and Gas)

Managing Requirements-Documents to Data., Kevin Orr, Abe Hudson, Barrios Technology

Systems Engineering Architectures, Paul White, KIHOMAC


ISS Payload Interface Requirement Consolidation and Reduction, Vic Sanders and Dr. Bruce Wright, The Boeing Company, ISS Systems Engineering and Integration

Success Oriented Pessimism – S&MA in Systems Engineering, Lisa Moore, NASA Johnson Space Center


Tech Session 5: Modeling (Chair: Bob Gates, Booz Allen Hamilton)

Tech Session 6: Standards and Data Sharing (Chair: Abe Hudson, Barrios Technology)

Industry Standards Compliance using MBSE, Ronald Kratzke
Vitech Corporation

Moving Oil & Gas Industry Standards from Prose to Data, Rob Perry, TechnipFMC


Model Based Simulation and Analysis of Blowout Preventer Control Systems, Mete Mutlu, Dr. Taoufik Wassar, Prof. Matthew A. Franchek, University of Houston

Collaborative Systems Engineering in the Ascent Abort-2 Crew Module/Separation Ring Project, Jenny Devolites, NASA JSC, Tony Williams, Jacobs Engineering


4:00pm Afternoon Keynote:  Robert Patterson, Executive Vice President, Engineering, Shell  (DoubleTree Hotel Greenway Ballroom One)

 5:00pm Social – Rocks, DoubleTree Hotel

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