Annual Offshore Support Journal
Conference, Awards & Exhibition 7-8 February 2018, London

Annual Offshore Support Journal<br /> Conference, Awards & Exhibition

Programme

TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2018

18:00 - 19:00 Pre-registration, and welcome drinks sponsored by MacGregor

DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2018

07:30 Registration, coffee and networking

08:50 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
David Foxwell, Editor, Offshore Support Journal
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

09:00 Co-host’s welcome address
Bart L. Long, Offshore Segment Manager, Marine Account Management, Caterpillar Marine

SESSION 1: MARKET UPDATE

A comprehensive analysis of changing oil prices and its impact on the offshore sector.

09:10 Opening keynote: Lars Peder Solstad, CEO, SolstadFarstad

09:30 Q&A

09:40 Vessel trends and orderbook update

  • Overview: the oil price; changing energy markets; rise of renewables companies
  • Charter rates and utilisation
  • OSV market data
  • Layups and other key industry developments

Stephen Gordon, Managing Director - Research, Clarkson Research

10:10 Q&A

10:20 The oil price; changing energy markets; rise of renewables

Panel discussion:

  • Consolidation: have we reached the end of the road or is there more to come?
  • Securing long-term contracts and earnings visibility: becoming an attractive counterparty to potential clients
  • Will your future clients transform into energy companies, rather than oil?
  • Can deepwater compete with tight oil?
  • The outlook for 2018: will recovery continue – could the pace of recovery pick up?

Panellists: 
Martin Nes, CEO, S.D Standard Drilling

11:00 Q&A

11:10 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area

SESSION 2: JOIN EITHER THE “NEW VESSELS” OR “SUBSEA” STREAM

The vessels stream will look at new vessel designs and technologies. The subsea stream will provide an update on the subsea market and recent technology innovations.

SESSION 2A: NEW VESSELS

 SESSION 2B: SUBSEA

Session chair: David Foxwell, Editor, Offshore Support Journal

11:50 SOV operability: raising the bar by new vessel design and hardware-in-the-loop simulation

  • Damen SOV (Service Operation Vessel) design drivers/goals
  • Vessel design
  • Design validation, model tests
  • Hardware in the loop (HIL) simulator
  • Site specific performance assessment by HIL simulator
  • Performance contracting
  • Bibby Wavemaster 1, experience and overall performance
  • Bibby Wavemaster 2, build status and latest developments

Wijtze van der Leij, Design & proposal engineer, Damen Shipyards

12:05 Q&A

Session chair: Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

11:50 Subsea market update

  • Where are the project FIDs that are likely to provide work for subsea contractors?
  • Where are the active tenders for SURF, pipeline, construction/installation projects?
  • Which parts of the subsea market are recovering first – and where?
  • Where are the growth markets?
  • Positioning for the recovery and the long-term: innovation, investment, market focus, alliances
  • Will shallow water or deepwater projects lead subsea sector out of recession?
  • Opportunities in the offshore wind industry for subsea companies
  • The role of contractors enabling projects in a low-cost environment

12:05 Q&A

12:10  Working across markets

  • Designing ships to work in oil & gas and renewables

12:25 Q&A

12:30 Unmanned/autonomous units and their role

  • Unmanned vessels

  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones)

  • Unmanned underwater units

12:45 Q&A

 

12:10 New vessels and technology for a new market

  • Dive support vessel market update

  • Overburdened with newbuilds?

  • Dive support vessels and equipment – where is the market at?

  • How do the newbuilds differ from earlier vessels?

Jeremy Punnett, Founder/Managing Director, Stamford Maritime

12:25 Q&A

12.30 Lifting subsea loads: advantages and challenges with fibre rope

12.45 Q&A

12:50     Networking lunch break

SESSION 3: JOIN EITHER THE “TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION” OR “FINANCE” STREAM

The technology stream will discuss key OSV technologies and their application. The finance stream will examine the latest financial developments and how they impact your business.

SESSION 3A: TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

SESSION 3B: FINANCE

Session chair: David Foxwell, Editor, Offshore Support Journal

14:00 Update on offshore access systems

14:15 Q&A

 

 
 

 

 

 

Session chair: Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

14:00 Financial strategy and management

  • Managing through a downturn

  • Bondholders – friend or foe?

  • Tax changes – what might they mean?

  • Refinancing – lessons learned and perspectives on the next round of restructuring

  • Is an IPO an option?

14:15 Q&A

14:25 Battery power and energy management

  • Battery power and hybrid machinery – what are the advantages?
  • Energy management – reducing fuel costs

14:40 Q&A

14:25 Asset valuations

  • Layup, vessel age and values
  • Present and future offshore market

Charlie Hockless, Lead Offshore Analyst, VesselsValue

14:40 Q&A

14:50 Multi Engine Optimizer

Theodore Wiersema, Product Manager, Caterpillar Marine

15:05 Q&A

14:50 Asia financial markets update

 


15:05 Q&A

15:15 High-speed data

  • How data/ultra high-speed reliable connectivity at sea can drive efficiencies and enhance operational performance and crew welfare, for the OSV Sector.

Drew Brandy, Senior Vice President, Maritime Market Strategy, Inmarsat 

15:30 Q&A

15:15 The changing face of the P&I market

  • Update on the Standard Club Offshore Advisory Committee (SCOAC)

Sharmini Murugason, Business Development Director, Offshore, Charles Taylor & Co

15:30 Q&A

15:40 Leveraging portfolio data to make cranes more reliable

  • Using data to monitor, analyse, alert and predict unwanted equipment issues
  • Utilising data from the entire equipment portfolio
  • Extracting value from data to ensure efficiency

Håkon Jørgensen, Director, Digitalisation, R&D and Technology, MacGregor 

15:55     Q&A

15:40 New models for contracting

  • How to digitalize the chartering process, without intermediaries, through an online community of Charterers and Shipowners?

Remy Ausset, CEO, OSVfinder

15:55 Q&A

16:05     Networking coffee break in the exhibition area 

SESSION 4: FLEET & VESSEL MANAGEMENT

This session will share best practice strategies that deal with technical challenges and fleet management.

16:45 Layup & scrapping considerations

  • Bringing vessels out of layup: is now the right time and what is the best strategy?

17:00 Q&A

17:05 Reactivation

  • Engineering challenges – what’s involved
  • Cost of reactivation
  • Ensuring vessels are fit for purpose

17:20 Q&A

17:25 Maintenance strategies fit for evolving and transitioning technology?

  • Building a management framework to cope with evolving technology
  • Planning replacement and spare part inventories ashore and afloat to optimise capital spend
  • Dynamic maintenance planning using predictive risk-based tools
  • Realistic levels of on board maintenance with reduced access to plant and manpower

Douglas Lang, Group Managing Director, Anglo-Eastern (Offshore)

17:40 Q&A

17:45 Oversupply: how long might it be with us?

  • The role of ‘scrapping in place’
  • How many ‘on order’ vessels will actually be delivered?
  • Can you afford your next special survey?

18:00 Q&A

18:05 Closing remarks from the chairman
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

19:00 Drinks reception sponsored by Damen

20:00 Gala dinner sponsored by Cummins, followed by the Offshore Support Journal Awards sponsored by ABB Marine & Cranes, DNV GL, UPTIME International and Vroon

DAY TWO: THURSDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2018

08:30 Registration, and networking coffee 

09:00 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
David Foxwell, Editor, Offshore Support Journal
Edwin Lampert, Group Managing Editor, Riviera Maritime Media

SESSION 5: REGIONAL UPDATES

Updates will look at opportunities for owners and operators within specific geographic regions

09:10 North America

09:30 Q&A

09:40 Central & South America

  • Caribbean oil & gas projects
  • Guyana oil field development including the Liza oilfield
  • Brazil

10:00 Q&A

10:10 UK and Norway

Paul Dear, Offshore Market Analyst, Seabrokers

10:30 Q&A

10:40 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area
 
11:20 Asia & India

  • Myanmar

11:40 Q&A

11:50 Africa

12:10 Q&A

12:20 Middle East

  • Mediterranean
  • Lebanon
  • Israel

12:40 Q&A

12:50 Networking lunch break sponsored by Palfinger

SESSION 6: DECOMMISSIONING SECTOR UPDATE

A detailed look at the work opportunities that exist in the decommissioning sector.

14:00 Decommissioning market and work opportunities

  • Where are the opportunities for the offshore ship supply chain?

14:15 Q&A

14:20 Port development, setup and facilities

  • The role of ports and shore-based companies in the decommissioning piece

14:35 Q&A

14:40 Vessel requirements for decommissioning projects

  • New generation heavy-lift/decommissioning units

14:55 Q&A

SESSION 7: NEW MARKETS

This session presents work opportunities in emerging markets.

15:00 Offshore LNG market update

  • LNG
  • FLNG

15:15 Q&A

15:20 Offshore wind market update

15:35 Q&A

15:40 Emerging Markets

  • Wave energy
  • Seabed mining
  • Fish farming

15:55 Q&A

16:00 Closing remarks from the chairman
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

16:10 End of conference

*Programme subject to amendments/change

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