With the current dropping oil price, companies can decide to freeze or drop existing projects, which would hit offshore contractors hard and deter investors. This potential domino effect makes 2015 a ‘sink or swim’ year. The Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) will focus on what the future will look like. Especially how developments and opportunities can be improved upon efficiently.
“We want to update the industry on the various possibilities and innovations available,” says Femke Perlot-Hoogeveen, Offshore Energy Conference Manager. “This is why we have chosen the theme ‘Investing in the future of energy’.”
The recent developments in the industry deserves a fitting programme. A new conference theme this year is high-pressure, high temperature (HPHT) developments. This session will discuss technology developments in HPHT drilling operations. Operators are investing in this challenging new game, which is generally seen as offering new potential, including in mature areas, such as the North Sea.
Another topic will be the effects of poor data management. In a technical session, presented by Michael Nord from Shell, we will discuss how technical data management can lead to better informed business decisions in oil and gas, with a particular focus on offshore. Other new areas to be covered at Offshore Energy 2015 will be marine energy and well intervention vessels. Moreover, decommissioning and subsea processing are back on the agenda.
Conference advisory board
This year OEEC has established a special Conference Advisory Board. Composed of a diverse group of offshore professionals who have a unique knowledge about how the industry works. The board assists the OEEC organisation in identifying the key challenges and issues in the offshore sector.
Guido van den Bos from NOV is looking forward to participating in the Advisory Board: “I expect to lift the conference to an even higher level by suggesting current topics and difficulties in the industry, and to provide an effective, safe, and cost efficient solution.”
History teaches us the oil, gas, and energy industry has always shown great resilience. It’s remarkable how the industry has maintained its ability to adapt to changes and developments. In the meantime organisations must continue to focus on improvements on efficiency, strategy and operations. Offshore Energy 2015 intends to tackle these issues and provide clear answers.