Oil & Gas UK and Subsea UK are expecting up to 100 delegates at their forthcoming seminar focused on securing a safe and sustainable future for the subsea industry.
The seminar, which is sponsored by Aker Solutions, will be held at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on Thursday, September 2.
Robin Davies, global vice-president for business improvement at Subsea 7 and co-chairman of Oil & Gas UK, will be the keynote speaker and will open the event by highlighting opportunities for the subsea sector along with the important role it plays in the UK offshore oil and gas industry.
Mr Davies said: “The seminar will provide a platform in which operators, contractors and the supply chain can explore ways to achieve closer collaboration in order to maximise the many opportunities emerging across the subsea sector globally, building upon the decades of experience and expertise harvested in the North Sea.”
Alistair Birnie, chief executive of Subsea UK and chair of the event, added: “Currently, two-thirds of all new fields in the UK will be developed as subsea tie-backs to existing infrastructure and the demand for subsea goods, equipment and services is growing not just here but further afield too.
“Around the world, the UK is widely regarded as the technological leader in this area.
“The country earns around £2.5billion a year from the export of subsea technology.”
Paul Dymond, Oil & Gas UK’s operations director, said: “The UK offshore oil and gas industry has been utilising subsea technology for over 30 years and its importance in maximising the recovery of our oil and gas continues to grow.
“It offers significant advantages over fixed production platforms and allows hydrocarbons to be extracted more cost-effectively and in more challenging environments.
“It is important we come together as an industry to grasp the opportunities presented and ensure that the path is set for a sustainable future and this seminar provides the ideal forum to do that.”