Industry bodies join forces to strengthen subsea supply chain

CEO of Subsea UK, Neil Gordon.
Friday 13th February, 2015, Aberdeen, Scotland Subsea UK, Pictured: Neil Gordon Chief Executive, Subsea UK (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)

Several industry bodies are joining forces for a conference next month to highlight how subsea supply chain firms can work together to improve the competitiveness of the North Sea.

Oil and Gas UK’s Efficiency Task Force, along with Subsea UK and Scottish Enterprise are hosting the seminar to showcase best practice for standardising efforts across the industry.

Subsea UK CEO Neil Gordon, Phil Simmons, chairman of the efficiency taskforce, and David Rennie, head of oil and gas at Scottish Enterprise, are among the confirmed speakers.

Delegates will hear about efforts to improve offshore operations as well as Scottish Enterprise’s Subsea Engineering Action Plan.

Mr Gordon will also chair a discussion on the challenges facing the industry.

He said: “There is a real willingness within the subsea community to work together in a bid to maximise opportunities, streamline operations and understand how and where to add value within their business.

“By joining forces with Scottish Enterprise and Oil and Gas UK we aim to further support and grow the subsea supply chain with a focus on innovative thinking and changing behaviours.

“Events like this enable us to reinforce sustainability, promote efficiency and highlight the efforts that are being made to drive improvements across the UKCS, while maintaining safe operations.

“I hope it will help to identify solutions that will strengthen our position in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.”

The Subsea-focused roadshow will take place at the Chester Hotel on November 16.

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