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North Sea outlook on agenda at Subsea Integrity and Efficiency Conference

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The outlook for the subsea sector in North Sea against the backdrop of technology developments to improve integrity and efficiency will be under the spotlight at the 2015 Subsea Integrity and Efficiency Conference in London next week.

Jointly organised by Subsea UK and the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), the one-day event on 1st of December will welcome an impressive line-up of speakers from Douglas Westwood, DNV GL, Proserv, OneSubsea, Trelleborg Offshore, Innospection and Astrimar.

Beginning with a session on the current outlook and prospects for the North Sea, the conference will explore advances in underwater technology, inspection and data collection that will prolong the safe life of subsea assets and infrastructure and increase production.

Other topics to be covered include the technology and logistical challenges in deepwater developments, the benefits of autonomous vessels over traditional survey vessels and the use of subsea inspection data to reduce cost and risk.

Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK will chair the afternoon session. He said: “As the subsea sector matures and infrastructure ages, integrity is one of the biggest challenges facing us. Extending the life of assets, reducing risk and operating costs while optimising production have never been so important. This conference aims to tease out the issues and explore new ways of approaching subsea integrity to achieve the ultimate prize of increased efficiency. The subsea sector with its ingenuity and inventiveness will play a major role in sustaining the North Sea industry and this conference will demonstrate that the sector is up for the challenge.”

The event, which expects to attract around 70 industry figures presents an opportunity to connect with underwater engineering and science professionals from around the world. It will also provide a platform for networking and technical knowledge exchange.

Dr Bob Allwood, CEO of SUT, will chair the morning session. He added: “The sessions will focus on the challenges and strategies for enhancing UKCS performance and the innovative technologies needed to progress the subsea industry and future demands. This is a challenging time for the North Sea but as this event will demonstrate; there are some of the brightest minds working in this industry looking at improving integrity and efficiency within the subsea sector.”

The 2015 Subsea Integrity and Efficiency Conference will take place on Tuesday 1st December at One Great George Street, Westminster, London. For more information about this event, please click here.

Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

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