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    Speaker line-up unveiled for Subsea 07

    News // January 22, 2007

    Subsea UK’s annual flagship event - Subsea 07 - has produced an impressive line up of speakers from multi-national companies to local SMEs.
    The challenge of delivering what the international subsea industry demands is the focus for Europe’s biggest subsea conference and exhibition to be held on 8th February 2007 in the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
    Jennifer Craw, chief executive of Scottish Enterprise Grampian will welcome delegates and the conference will kick off with Paul Tooms, BP’s global head of subsea. He will be followed by Knut Boe, senior vice-president operations for Technip in Paris and Ciaran O’Donnell, chief executive of CSL. They will each address the supply and demand issues facing the industry from their very differing business perspectives.
    Tore Halverson, recently promoted senior vice-president, FMC Technologies Energy Systems in Norway will give his views from the perspective of a major, technology driven manufacturer and Toni Wilkes, group engineering and resource development manager for Acergy in London will look at people issues facing the sector as it struggles to meet international demand.
    John Westwood, managing director of Douglas Westwood will reveal their latest study on the international subsea market and Steve Rogers, chief executive oil and gas, Clough Projects Pty in Perth, Australia and a speaker from Woodside will talk about the issues facing the subsea industry in Australasia .
    Subsea UK chief executive, David Pridden said: “In recognition of the significant growth experienced by the sector in the last couple of years, this year’s event theme is the effective utilization of resources both now and in the future. The conference will address vessel availability and utilization in terms of construction and well intervention, the impact on the market of the number and specification of new build vessels, the availability of hardware and its flexibility and the role of new technology in a market that is operating at near capacity. Approaches to mature, shallow water provinces versus deepwater provinces will be considered."
    “We will also be examining the contracting strategies and working relationships needed for the future and finally the crucial issue of finding, training and retaining people.”
    Nearly 90 exhibitors will be showcasing their technology and services throughout the day at the exhibition and over 800 visitors are expected to attend.
    “CSL is delighted to be sponsoring the Subsea 07 conference, which has established itself as a key event in the oil and gas industry calendar,’ said Ciaran O’Donnell, Chief Executive, CSL. "It’s a great opportunity for operators and service companies to get together and focus on the issues and challenges affecting the subsea sector."

    The evening before the event, a networking dinner and inaugural awards ceremony will take place. The awards will recognise the hard work of both organisations and individuals involved in all aspects of the subsea industry. The categories are Subsea Company of the Year, Best Young Personality of the Year and Greatest Individual Contribution to the Subsea Industry.

    Subsea 07 is sponsored by Acteon Group Limited and CSL with support from Balmoral Offshore Engineering and Offshore Engineer magazine. The dinner is being sponsored by Acergy

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