TUESDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2020
08:00 Registration, coffee and networking
08:45 Welcome address from the conference chairman
Stuart N Smith, Vice President - Asset Development, Subsea 7
08:50 Platinum sponsor welcome address
08:55 Helicopter View of Subsea Sector
- How will the sector comply with IMO requirements?
- Latest developments in battery technology, hybrid, hydrogen and fuel cells?
- When will we see an all-electric subsea vessel?
- Will autonomy and digitalisation lead to reduced crews offshore?
- Will we ever see a fully autonomous subsea construction vessel?
SESSION 1: ANALYSIS OF KEY TRENDS, MARKET DATA AND INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS
An in-depth assessment of key industry development influencing the subsea vessels market. Speakers will examine current status of the market, where new opportunities lie and challenges going forward.
09:10 Update on the Subsea Market
- Review of recent industry developments.
- Role brownfield projects have played in boosting the market.
- Market growth subject to oil price.
- Forecasts for E&P capex investment per region.
- Future predictions on market growth.
Ian McIntosh, Managing Director, Strategic Offshore Research
09:30 Regional Opportunities for Subsea Vessels
- Activity update in the North Sea, South East Asia, West Africa and Gulf of Mexico.
- An insight into the opportunities and challenges offshore Brazil.
- Which vessels are most in demand?
- Current vessel utilisation and predictions for future requirements in each region.
- Analysing the effects of economic environment on current and future developments.
09.50 Prospects in the IMR Sector
- Outlook and opportunities for IMR vessels.
- Current trends and drivers.
- Why is the sector seeing growth, and will it continue or be a flash in the pan?
10.10 The Latest Developments and Opportunities for DSVs
- DSV demand: field development projects and IMR
- DSV supply: age, capacity and origin
- Will there be a shortage of SAT DSVs when the market picks up?
- Demand for purpose-built DSVs vs. modular systems
Dr. Ferenc Pasztor, Senior Offshore Analyst, Maritime Strategies International
10:30 Session Q&A
10:40 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area
SESSION 2: OPPORTUNITIES IN EMERGING MARKETS
A detailed review of the opportunities afforded by emerging markets including deep & ultra-deepwater, subsea cables and well intervention sectors. Speakers will analyse market size, key trends and drivers and the commercial opportunities in each sector.
11:20 Well Intervention Vessels Market
- What is driving growth in this sector?
- Market size and fleet supply analysis.
- Utilisation and day rates.
11:40 Opportunities in Deep & Ultra-Deepwater
- Sector outlook and opportunities.
- Regional analysis.
- What vessels will be required to service ultra-deepwater projects?
- Is ultra-deep an attractive investment for owners/contractors or will clients need to provide further support?
12:00 Developments and Opportunities in the Heavy Lift Sector
- What opportunities does the decom and renewables markets present?
- Meeting the demands of increasingly larger decommissioning and renewables projects.
- Requirements for larger heavy lift crane vessels and technology innovations.
- Project experiences and sharing lessons learned.
12:20 Session Q&A
12:30 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area
SESSION 3: NEXT GENERATION VESSELS - INNOVATIONS IN DESIGN AND CAPABILITIES
Developments in the subsea sector, the need to deliver lower cost operations and a move to deeper waters is driving a change in vessel requirements. This session will discuss some of these changes including what’s happening in the survey vessel sector, developments in subsea/pipeline technology and a review of the ‘vessel of the future’.
13:40 Innovations in AUVs for Surveying
- Analysis of new developments and key technologies.
- Design considerations.
- AUVs as a cost-efficient option.
14:00 Developments in Offshore Pipelay Vessels
- Advances in deepwater pipelaying capabilities.
- New pipeline technology developments impacting design of pipelay vessels.
- Next generation of pipelay vessels.
14:20 What Will the Subsea Vessel of the Future Look Like?
- What impact will new markets have on design considerations.
- Vessel capabilities.
- Impact of subsea technology developments in the design of vessels.
- Is bigger necessarily better?
- Demand for flexibility.
14:40 Session Q&A
14:50 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area
SESSION 4: TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION IN THE SUBSEA SECTOR
This session will review some of the technology innovations driving the subsea sector in including developments in fibre-rope crane technology, digitalisation and eROVs.
15:20 Review of the Technologies Shaping the Future of Subsea Support Vessels
- Where does digitalisation fit, and what benefits does it bring?
- Insights into the latest developments and application of autonomous systems, AI, IoT and digital twin modelling.
- Going digital – what are the main challenges.
15.40 Fibre Rope Crane Developments – A Technology Gathering Pace
- Advances in fibre-rope technology.
- What are the benefits over conventional steel ropes?
- Enabling Increased lifting ability, reduced costs, reduced maintenance.
- Suitable applications.
16:00 eROVs – The New Future in Underwater Technology
- Applications for eROVs.
- Development of subsea docking stations to recharge batteries.
- A solution to delivering safer operation at reduced operational costs.
- How will eROV developments impact the design of fields (subsea projects) in the future.
16:20 Session Q&A
16:25 Closing remarks from the conference chairman
16:30 End of conference
18:00 Pre-registration, and welcome drinks for the Annual OSJ Conference, Awards & Exhibition
19:30 End of welcome drinks
20:00 End of pre-registration
*Programme subject to change/amendments.