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    OMAE 2006 to explore deploying hardware in deepwater

    News // February 3, 2006

    Hamburg, Germany will play host to the 25th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2006) 4-9 June 2006.

    OMAE 2006 features two special sessions, including a full day symposium devoted to offshore LNG. Topics covered during the Offshore LNG Symposium include: What are the key drivers in the industry from a contracting and operator perspective? Which terminal concepts are likely to survive & thrive? Will the industry successfully adapt to transportation challenges in harsh, arctic environments as well as the demands for a huge jump in the size of modern LNG carriers? How will developments co-exist in environmentally sensitive offshore & coastal regions? When will the promise of more robust transfer technology make an impact?

    Petrobas will sponsor a workshop on ;The Pendulous Installation Method for Deployment of Heavy Subsea Hardware in Ultra Deepwater.;  The workshop will review the development towards the feasibility of the Pendulous Installation Method including aspects such as conceptual design, model testing design and realization, numerical modeling, risk analysis, full scale dummy deployment, installation simulation and the construction aspects of a large deepwater manifold installation. 

    Other programme highlights include a special symposium in recognition of Douglas Faulkner’s work on Reliability and Ultimate Strength of Marine Structures and a Keynote Address by Professor Turgut Sarpkaya, Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School, on 'Hydrodynamic Damping: Theoretical, Numerical, and Experimental Facts.'

    The education programme will feature over 500 technical papers broken into the following symposia:

    • Offshore Technology
    • Safety and Reliability
    • Materials Technology
    • Pipeline Technology
    • Ocean Space Utilization
    • Ocean Engineering
    • Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology
    • CFD and VIV Symposium
    • Offshore Wind Energy
    • Ocean Research Technology
    • Douglas Faulkner Special Symposium
    • Workshop on The Pendulous Installation Method (PIM) for Deployment of Heavy Subsea Hardware in Ultra Deepwater
    • LNG Specialty Symposium

    For more information on attending, or sponsorship and exhibit details, please visit the conference web site at


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