Top notch line-up of speakers to address IMCA seminar

Leading management consultants will talk about industry developments at the seminar.
Leading management consultants will talk about industry developments at the seminar.

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has brought together an impressive line-up of speakers for its two-day Annual Seminar in The Hague, on November 28-29, 2018.

Day one will be on new strategies being developed by contractors and oil companies in today’s challenging marketplace – including the industry’s hot topics of environmental sustainability, the digital oilfield, and standardisation.

Shell’s VP for Conventional Oil & Gas Projects, Ian Silk, will present his views on what it is going to take for us to win together. Atle Reinseth, Equinor’s VP Project Development – Tie-back & Brownfield, will review the company’s environmental sustainability journey and their expectations from the supply chain. Mark Richardson, VP of Projects at Neptune Energy, will speak about his successful strategy of executing projects using his Mission Command Project Management model.

Leading management consultants will talk about industry developments. Peter Parry of Bain & Company will give an industry outlook and the direction of travel for oil companies and their suppliers.  And Aico Troeman of The Boston Consulting Group will give his vision of the digital oilfield of the future.

Standardisation will be addressed by Andrew Dingee, a 27-year veteran of the US Marine Corps, who successfully implemented aviation style check lists and procedures into the oil and gas industry, and Harke Jan Meek from Seaway Heavy Lifting with his view of standardisation in the offshore wind energy market.

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A panel of executives from contractors and oil companies will debate ‘New strategies for a win-win future’. This will include Allseas’s President, Edward Heerema; Subsea 7’s COO, John Evans; McDermott’s SVP and Corporate Development Officer, Scott Munro; BP’s VP Projects, Gerry McGurk; and Shell’s Ian Silk.

The day will close with an enlightening presentation on how companies must constantly adapt to stay relevant and successful from business expert Stephen Carver

Day two follows IMCA’s technical seminar format; delegates can attend either the Marine or Diving sessions.

For the Marine session, there will be speakers from IMCA, DP & Marine Assurance, Global Maritime Consultancy, Maersk Supply Services, TechnipFMC, Heerema Marine Contractors, Saipem and IMarEST. They will cover a range of topics including the pros and cons of remote DP trials, continuing professional development (CPD), and energy efficiency initiatives.

The Diving session will include discussions orchestrated by leading industry subject matter experts from IMCA, DNV GL, Iqarus and TAG Diving Services. Topics for discussion will include: the IMO diving instruments review, the health and physical fitness of divers, and plans for CPD of diving supervisory positions.

To find out more about the IMCA Annual Seminar and to register, go to