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Subsea North East Oil and Gas Conference


The marine, offshore and subsea energy industry continues to evolve creating new challenges and risks for the safety, integrity and reliability of its structures and systems.

Event Type:
Oct. 4, 2018
Hardwick Hall Hotel,
Sedgefield , UK

Book now to attend this important industry event and hear from key players in this sector, Equinor, KBR, The Carbon Trust, ORE Catapult, Pilot Renewables, Senvion, Eolfi, Principle Power Inc and EIC.  

Delegates will discover where there are opportunities for the Oil and Gas sector to use its expertise to diversify, win work and drive the industry forward.

The past 12 months has seen the FOW sector progress rapidly towards commercialisation. The sector is moving quickly from the R&D stage to deployment of full-scale turbine arrays. The UK is one of the few pioneers of the technology. Last year the world’s first floating offshore wind farm was commissioned in the Scottish North Sea, Equinor's (Statoil) 30MW HYWIND project.

Under the right conditions, FOW could be a significant driver supporting the energy transition. Floating platforms open up vast wind resources that are not accessible using bottom-fixed platforms.  Many countries and regions, such as Japan and California, don’t have suitable conditions for conventional foundations. This means a successful FOW sector could quickly turn into a global industry, with UK companies at the centre driving the growth.

The EIC’s FOW Showcase will give you the opportunity to hear from leading developers, including Equinor and Pilot Renewables, the owners of Kincardine (set to begin construction later this year). 

There will also be a chance to hear about the key technical challenges and the support available for innovation from two of the UK organisations that are driving advances in FOW: The Carbon Trust and ORE Catapult. Leading turbine manufacturer Senvion will also provide an overview of plans to deploy its technology on floating projects.

Whether you're already involved in FOW projects or are exploring new opportunities in this emerging global market, this is an unmissable event to hear all the latest sector news and meet the biggest players. 

EIC Members - £79.00pp

Non-members - £120.00pp

its structures and systems. For example, wells are being drilled at greater depths, pressures and temperatures, requiring enhanced assessment of the integrity of structures and systems in such extreme conditions. There is a push to expand operations into new locations such as the Arctic, where environmental and operational conditions are considerably harsher. Many assets in the North Sea are rapidly reaching or have already exceeded their original design life and safe but affordable life extension and decommissioning are becoming major objectives. The recent rapid developments in renewable energy technologies have introduced new challenges of maintaining at minimum cost the reliability and integrity of structures and equipment in remote locations and subjected to extreme loads and environmental conditions. There are also exciting new opportunities, but also significant challenges and uncertainties, in applying structural health and condition monitoring, robotics and the novel concepts of additive manufacturing and big data to safety and structural integrity. These and many additional traditional and emerging themes will be covered during the conference through survey, focused and/or case study presentations from the practitioners and researchers in the art and science of structural integrity.

The conference will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss and address the current and emerging issues and challenges, as well as share successes and state-of-the-art and practice, in structural integrity, safety and reliability of energy industry’s marine, offshore and subsea structures and systems. It will feature keynote and invited papers providing broader overviews of the main contemporary themes as well as more focused presentations addressing specific issues of practical relevance. Ample opportunities for informal discussions, sharing of insights and networking will be available.

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