Advances in remotely operated vehicle (ROV) technology and the challenges posed by a difficult marketplace will be among the topics under the spotlight at Subsea UK’s 2015 ROV Conference in Aberdeen on Friday.
The event, which takes place at the Village Hotel, in Kingswells, will welcome industry experts to debate global market outlook, deepwater construction, trenching and mining and operational efficiencies.
Speakers will include Infield Systems energy researcher Kieran O’Brien, Apache North Sea project services manager Richard Stark, International Marine Contractors Association technical adviser Chris Baldwin, Subsea 7 technology manager James Jamieson, FMC Schilling Robotics sales and marketing vice-president Peter MacInnes, Canyon Offshore business acquisition and development manager John Davies, Underwater Centre general manager Steve Ham and Maritime Training and Competence Solutions UK managing director Richard Warburton.
Subsea UK chief executive Neil Gordon said: “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.”
The 2015 ROV Conference will also provide a platform for businesses to co-operate. Sponsored by Rovop, the event will also be supported by Delta Subsea, Bibby Offshore, Teledyne Bowtech and iXBlue.