Offshore Support Journal
Subsea Conference 4 February 2020, London

Offshore Support Journal </br>Subsea Conference


Exploring growth opportunities in a challenging market


08:00 Registration, coffee and networking

09:00 Welcome address 
Chairman: Stuart N Smith, Vice President Asset Development, Subsea 7


A detailed look at the key industry developments shaping the subsea sector. Speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

09:10 Regional data and analysis

  • Which regions are the most lucrative for subsea?
  • Where are the likely future hotspots?
  • Over the medium to long-term what are the growth forecasts for key regions?

David Sheret, Executive Director, Archer Knight

09:30 Q&A
09:40 Market data and analysis

  • Current asset utilisation rates
  • Planned newbuilds and delivery dates
  • Recent vessel scrapping activity 
  • The latest in charter rates
  • Which types of vessels are seeing the greatest demand?
  • Active and delayed projects and potential contracts

Catherine MacFarlane, Decommissioning and Subsea Analyst, IHS Markit

10:00 Q&A
10:10 Experience to date with the new iEPCI contract model for subsea projects

  • Description of iEPCI model and how it differs from conventional contract models
  • Advantages of the model wrt risk, cost and schedule
  • TechnipFMC experience with tendering and execution of this type of contract
  • Expectations for future adoption of iEPCI

Tim Crome, Director, Global Technical Management, TechnipFMC

10:30 Q&A

10:40 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by NOV (National Oilwell Varco)


Commercial opportunities are present in emerging markets. Speakers will discuss the key drivers behind each market and how you can benefit from future projects.

11:20 Emerging Subsea market

  • Demand drivers
  • Submarine electricity interconnection
  • Submarine power projects under construction
  • Global pipeline for subsea power projects?
  • Growth forecasts for the short, medium and long-term

Sarah Cashmore, Subsea Engineering Manager, 4C Offshore

11:40 Q&A

11:50 Decommissioning

  • Taking advantage of the next wave of offshore decommissioning
  • Update on the North Sea and Mexico
  • Exploring other emerging key markets: Southeast Asia, Latin America, and West Africa

Gregory Brown, Associate Director – Offshore, Maritime Strategies International

12:10 Q&A

12:20 Deepwater and ultra-deepwater

  • Exploring commercial opportunities in key markets:
  • South America
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • North America
  • Europe & the Arctic

Dr Wei Liu, Director, Upstream Supply Chain Consulting, Wood Mackenzie

12:40 Q&A

12:50    Networking lunch break in the exhibition area


Companies are increasingly under pressure to create efficiencies and lower operating costs. Speakers will share how they have created efficiencies through the enhanced capabilities of new subsea vessels.

14:00 A deep dive in the future of DSV’s

  • What do we see in the diving support market today? Our vision on the current market for newbuild DSV’s
  • How do we meet the challenges of tomorrow’s market? Convert existing tonnage with a diving support module vs. newbuild DSV’s
  • Which developments do we see for the next generation of DSV’s? 

Daan Uiterwaal, Area Sales Manager, Royal IHC

14:20 Q&A
14:30 OOS International Subsea capability and innovation

  • Vessel case studies:
    - OOS Serooskerke
    - Walkeren
    - SSCV new design

Luca Giraudo, Technical Advisor, OOS International
14:50 Q&A
15:00 Hybrid electric solutions for subsea vessels

  • How can battery improve fuel efficiency onboard subsea vessels
  • The latest advancements in hybrid power solutions
  • Considerations when choosing hybrid power

Halvard Hauso, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, Corvus Energy

15:20 Q&A

15:30 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by NOV (National Oilwell Varco)


Emerging new technologies including digitalisation technologies have made a significant impact on offshore operations. This session will discuss how the subsea sector can benefit from the latest innovations.

16:10 Innovation in subsea surveys

  • Innovation through cooperation
  • The “asset-light” approach
  • Automatic annotation of subsea survey video

Hans van Peet, Survey Authority, N-Sea

16:30 Q&A

16:40 Vision technology to increase efficiency offshore

  • Cameras as sensors
  • Technology solutions
  • Offshore applications
  • Case study

Alastair McKie, Director Positioning & Construction Support Europe, Fugro

17:00 Q&A

17:10 Digitalisation process and benefits in the offshore industry

  • Unification of data for offshore systems under a single unit for strategic data monitoring
  • Improved efficiency through, operational and behavioural changes based on analysed data
  • Identify room for improvements based on real time data logging
  • Industry standardised data and communication format
  • Retrofitting new sensor technology on offshore assets

Shervin Younessi, Technical Manager, Royston

17:30 Q&A

17:40  Closing remarks from the conference chairman
Stuart N Smith, Vice President Asset Development, Subsea 7

17:45 End of the Offshore Support Journal Subsea Conference

18:00 Pre-registration, and welcome drinks sponsored by MacGregor for the Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference & Awards. If you wish to register for this conference, please contact 

19:30 End of welcome drinks 
20:00 End of pre-registration

*Programme subject to change / amendments



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