The current oil prices and the rise of renewable energy is driving the offshore industry into a new era. The annual Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) is a key event in the calendar and brings together the exploration and production side of the conventional oil and gas industry with representatives from the renewables sector.
More than 650 exhibitors and over 11,500 delegates come together to network, learn about the latest developments and display new products and services. New this year is the Offshore Energy Opening Gala Dinner, which will be held on 24 October, when the Offshore Energy Awards will be presented.
Another new development is the introduction of the Iran Pavilion. Iran has become a hot topic within the offshore energy industry following the lifting of sanctions. Iran boasts 70% of the world’s total oil reservoirs and 40% of the world’s gas resources. Furthermore, it holds the largest hydrocarbon reservoirs in the world and 9.3% of the world’s total gas reserves, making the country the alternative gas supplier to Europe.
The conference is proud to announce its cooperation with CBC Oil & Gas and the introduction of the Iran Pavilion as well as two technical conference sessions focused on Iran.
Itinerary in brief
Led by expert speakers and moderators – with the theme ‘Entering a new era’ – the extensive conference programme will cover topics including subsea processing and infrastructure, decommissioning, knowledge management, asset integrity, supply chain optimisation and LNG. In conjunction with this, the keynotes, the Industry Panel and the Human Capital Panel, will also be back again.
From 24–25 October the Offshore Wind conference (OWC) will again be part of OEEC, and features speakers from leading companies, including, Dong, Siemens and Vattenfall, further strengthening OEEC’s connection to renewable energy. During OWC speakers from the industry will discuss how further business opportunities can be found and how the renewables industry can reach its potential.
More renewable energy knowledge can be obtained during the Marine Energy event, organised in partnership with EWA (Dutch Energy from Water Association), as well as the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) symposium – an annual meeting that brings together the OTEC industry, researchers and market experts from all over the world.
The second day of this year’s OTEC Symposium on 26 October will be part of the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference.