OE 2015: Subsea UK conference to focus on ROV industry challenges

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – During the final day of Offshore Europe, Subsea UK’s 2015 ROV Conference will feature advancements in ROV technology and challenges posed by a difficult marketplace.

The event will include industry experts discussing the global market outlook, deepwater construction challenges, trenching and mining, and operational efficiencies.

Speakers confirmed for the event include: Kieran O’Brien, energy researcher for Infield Systems Ltd.; Richard Stark, project services manager for Apache North Sea; Chris Baldwin, IMCA Technical Adviser; James Jamieson, technology manager for Subsea 7; Peter MacInnes, VP sales & Marketing for FMC Schilling Robotics; John Davies, business acquisition and development manager for Canyon Offshore Ltd.; Steve Ham, general manager for The Underwater Centre;  and Richard Warburton, managing director for Maritime Training & Competence Solutions UK.

The conference will be held at the Village Hotel, Prime Four, Kingswells, Aberdeen. Sponsored by ROVOP, the 2015 conference will also be supported by Delta Subsea, Bibby Offshore, Teledyne Bowtech, and iXBlue.

Neil Gordon, CEO of Subsea UK, said: “With so many of the world’s leading subsea companies operating  here in the northeast of Scotland, the conference has fast become the best place to hear about the latest developments  in the ROV sector.

“There’s no denying that the outlook has changed dramatically since our last ROV conference and times are incredibly tough. We must look beyond the current crisis and take a long-term approach to making our industry more efficient and therefore more sustainable in a lower oil price environment. Tackling the challenges head on and working more co-operatively is high on the agenda.”


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