Annual Offshore Support Journal
Conference, Awards & Exhibition 5-6 February 2020, London

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

Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference, Awards & Exhibition

A sector in recovery – is this the new norm?

The next Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference will take place 5-6 February 2020 in London. Each year this event attracts more than 500 delegates and is the premier conference for global offshore support industry. 

Our 2020 programme will deliver  the latest industry data, expert analysis of key trends, fresh case studies, and the critical business information you require for strategic decision making.

Increased vessel utilisation, renewed offshore drilling and signs of a slow down in shale production point to a sector in recovery and an improved outlook for the OSV sector in 2020. Is this a blip or does it denote the new norm? 

Our conference programme will identify the regions and segments that hold the greatest earnings potential in the year ahead; the expected trend in charter rates and the likely direction in crewing and operating costs. 

We will also provide clear direction, examples and insight on current and emergent technologies that will deliver the greatest operational efficiencies and support profitable operations. We’ll analyse the extent Big Data, AI and intelligent technologies can redraw OSV economics. 

Attendees will come away with a clear understanding of how they can best position themselves for the year ahead. 

Join us in 2020 at the premier annual industry event – it is a must-attend for all offshore professionals.


2020 Programme Highlights 

Analysis of key trends and market data
An in-depth review of industry developments over the past 12 months, the status of the oil markets and their impact on the OSV sector.

Meet the Oil Companies
A unique opportunity to hear from the oil and gas community and get an insight into the changes faced by the sector since the 2014 crash. They will discuss how these changes are being implemented, key drivers in selecting an OSV partner and the importance of collaboration to build stronger and more sustainable relationships with OSV partners. Get the inside track from Equinor, Shell, BP and Chrysaor

Review of global markets
A review of the key offshore regions, providing a detailed analysis of the commercial prospects in a challenging market. 

Alternative markets
A look at the increasing opportunities for OSV players to enter the deepsea mining, offshore and floating wind, decommissioning and ‘blue economy’ industries.

Moving towards a digitalised and automated world
Demonstrating the latest digital technologies, advances in IoT monitoring systems, using AI in vessel operations and developments in autonomous systems.

Keeping afloat
How companies can reduce costs while maintaining safety; opportunities offered by restructuring; finance terms and availability.

Offshore industry leaders outlook
A panel of leaders from Tidewater, Bourbon Offshore, SEACOR Marine and GC Rieber Shipping will share their plans for the next 12 months and how they will position themselves for growth once the market upturn appears.



2020 Advisory Panel 

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

Gijsbert De Jong
Marine Marketing and Sales Director
Bureau Veritas

Bart Long
Offshore Segment Manager
Caterpillar Marine
Morten Sundt
Marine Manager
Carl Annessa
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Hornbeck Offshore Services

Mark Ford
Technical Director

John Snyder
Offshore Support Journal
Stuart N Smith
Vice President - Asset Development
Subsea 7

Other Offshore Support Journal Events which will take place in February 2020: 

The European Dynamic Positioning Conference: The Evolution of Dynamic Positioning. More details here

Offshore Wind Journal Conference: Exploring the growth opportunities. More details here

The OSJ Subsea Conference: After a 3-year break the OSJ Subsea Conference returned in 2019 due to renewed interest in this area and some significant developments in subsea technology. More details here


  • Over 500 attendees across three days
  • 24+ networking hours
  • Dedicated conferences on offshore wind, dynamic positioning, and subsea
  • Seven content-rich sessions across two days looking at: market data, key offshore regions, emerging markets, technology and innovation, vessel valuation and development, corporate restructuring, operational challenges, and the future industry outlook
  • The Offshore Support Journal awards and gala dinner

Each year more than 500 attendees from all sectors of the offshore business gather to discuss key developments and celebrate the industry's achievements. Attendees will include:

  • Vessel owners, operators, and managers
  • Classification societies
  • Brokers, charterers, analysts
  • Vessel designers and builders
  • Shipyards
  • Financial institutions
  • Industry bodies
  • Senior representatives of leading technology companies

To view a list of companies registered to attend the 2020 conference to-date, please click here.

To reserve a stand or to make an enquiry please contact Ian Glen on

Offshore support vessel owners are looking to the future with caution and preparing to respond to what the market will need going forward. The OSV supply chain is evolving, identifying new markets and responding to opportunities, as the annual offshore conference will highlight.
Join us in 2020 at what will be a key industry meeting that will enable you to be better informed and prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. 

Speaker Interviews:

To view a selection of video interviews with speakers, guests and award winners from our 2019 conference visit our YouTube channel here.


“The OSJ Conferences is a unique opportunity to meet a diverse mix of professionals within the Offshore Industries. In addition to the interesting presentations you are able meet and converse with designers, shipbuilders, equipment manufacturers, ship owners, bankers and other financiers, investors and ship brokers all in one place. I experienced many interesting conversations and made many new acquaintances during my attendance at the 2019 Subsea/Wind and OSJ annual Conferences”

Christoffer Syversen, CEO, Volstad

“This is the right place be if you are interested in expanding your potential customer base. We had a great time in connecting with various companies in the offshore wind industry and oil and gas industries”

Ståle Fure, Head of Service and Aftermarket, Seaonics

“As a software provider to the Offshore industry, it is imperative for Tero Marine to have an updated understanding of the offshore market and our customers market conditions. As such, the annual OSJ conference is the best option available for us. The quality of the speakers and content presented at the 2019 event, was exceptionally good. In combination with the networking sessions we now have a better foundation for our future plans in addition to several leads and contacts we are following up on”

Erik Sarmento Staubo, EVP Sales, Tero Marine

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Event Coordination
Mirella Charter
t: +44 20 8370 7009

Event Sales - rest of the World
Ian Glen
t: +44 7919 263 737

Event Sales Asia/Middle East
Kym Tan
t: +65 6809 3098