Subsea experts will converge at the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) next year, with industry leaders including Aker Solutions, Douglas Westwood, Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd. and Chevron confirmed to present in the Subsea stream at the event in February.
The ways new technology can help address challenges such as ultra deepwater, sour service, high fatigue and arctic application will be explored by Craig Harvey, Chief Engineer at Aker Solutions during his talk in the Well Integrity, Workover and Operation session that will close the first day of the conference on 19 February.
AOG conference sponsors, Chevron are also lending their expertise over the two-day schedule, hosting three separate talks during the Field Development Challenges and Subsea Market Outlook sessions. Jason Waldie, Associate Director of award-winning energy business advisors Douglas Westwood, will add to the Subsea Market Outlook discussion, giving insight from an Asia Pacific perspective.
“The Subsea stream will be a focus at the 2014 AOG conference and with Australia currently leading the Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) industry, we’re dedicating an entire session to exploring the topical issues and opportunities in this sector,” said Event Director Bill Hare.
Among the topics to be discussed by industry specialists are FLNG safety and design challenges, business continuity and plant projects. As a highlight, Kris Martinick, LNG Projects Development Manager at Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd. will explain their barge-mounted technology to conference delegates during the session on 20 February.
In 2014, for the first time the Subsea Australasia Conference will merge with the Australasian Oil & Gas conference as a joint initiative between Subsea Energy Australia, Subsea UK and the Society for Underwater Technology. The program covers a range of industry-specific topics from 19-20 February, including Focus on Technology, FLNG, Subsea Market Outlook, Oceans and Sediments, Subsea Pipelines, Well Integrity, Workover and Operation and Field Development Challenges.
For the full conference schedule go to www.aogexpo.com.au.