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Flagship Subsea Event to Welcome Expert Speakers

29 January 2013

A strong line-up of the UK’s leading subsea industry figures will take to the podium for this year’s Subsea 2013 conference.

Europe’s largest conference and exhibitionfor the subsea industry, Stork Technical Services is the principal sponsor, takes place on the 6th and 7th of February at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, and will this year focus on looking beyond the next wave and what lies ahead for the sector.

Mark Richardson, Projects Group Manager at Apache North Sea and Neil Saunders, Senior Vice President of Subsea Systems Products & Projects at GE Oil & Gas will open the plenary session followed by Roddy James, Subsea Director of Stork Technical Services and Anna Karra, Market Consultant at Infield Systems.

According to Neil Saunders, growth in the subsea industry is outstripping other energy sectors and GE Oil & Gas believe it could just be the beginning. "Over the coming years, we expect that the subsea sector will continue expanding, and longer-term, could well be on a par with, or even exceed, traditional oil and gas production offshore.

"Events like Subsea 2013 are important in making future growth in this sector a reality. They provide a platform for sharing knowledge, expertise and understanding and I am looking forward to hearing more about the long-term strategies for the sector’s success.”

The conference, sponsored by Shell U.K., will also see sessions including integrity management - an area which has seen strong growth as the sector looks at extending the life of already matured assets - recent advances in technology and future fields of operation.

Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: "This conference has become renowned for drawing together a wide and impressive line-up of speakers, each of whom brings with them considerable experience and valuable learning. The diversity of topics reflects the variety of segments within the industry and means that all delegates will find something of interest to their particular field.

"The calibre of speakers we are able to attract demonstrates the importance the industry places on this event and we aim to cover those areas which are of most relevance to subsea companies in their growth.

Meanwhile the exhibition, sponsored by CSL, will see 150 organisations showcasing their technology and services and looks to be the largest yet, with over 3,000 delegates expected to attend including a strong international delegation supported by UKTI.

Subsea UK will also host the annual subsea Business Awards dinner on 6th February at the AECC. Sponsored by Forum Energy Technologies, the sold out event will feature the noted ocean scientist and explorer Dr Joe MacInnis as guest speaker.