Subsea Expo — Conference Schedule

11-13 February 2020

P&J Live, Aberdeen

Conference Schedule

The Conference will discuss a wide range of subjects from 70+ experts in their field, including energy transition, smart systems, data acquisition & analytics, greener technologies, underwater robotics, smart sensor fusion, seabed survey and much more.

The outline Conference schedule is available below.

Please note: the full roster of speakers will be available later as profiles are still being received.

  • To date we have been informed that Commercial Officers from the following markets will be attending:  Russia, Norway, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Mexico, Kuwait, Mozambique and Senegal.  They will speak about opportunities in their markets.

  • New Perspectives – What the Future Holds for the Subsea Industry

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      Traditional downline TDR testing has many well-known disadvantages, including unwieldy operation, attenuated signals and unwanted reflections, which limit their usefulness. The fast and automated C-Kore Subsea TDR tests directly into cables, which allows detection of near-end faults and tiny discontinuities. Examples of real-world data will be presented to show what is now possible.

      Biography

      Greg is General Manager of C-Kore. He has an engineering background, with a master’s in electronic engineering from York, where he graduated top of his year, and an MBA with distinction from Warwick. He has been with C-Kore since its foundation and personally developed the Cable Monitor from first prototype to production. Presently he oversees the team and makes sure C-Kore fulfils customer needs.

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      In 2019, Irish Sea Contractors launched AERSUB, a modular in-situ subsea power cable repair system designed to operate in up to 200m water depths to repair any type of cable while negating the need for lifting the product to the deck of a ship for repair. AERSUB opens the market for cable repairs to a broader set of vessels while improving actual repair time and reducing costs by more than 50%.

      Biography

      Alex is Commercial Director for Irish Sea Contractors and General Manager for Searchwise, a local subsidiary. Alex has been involved in the development, planning and construction of renewable energy projects since 2005 with a focus on the subsea cable industry since 2011. He has an MBA, a confused heritage and is well-known in the offshore renewables and subsea cables industry.

    • Abstract

      The oil & gas market was established long before the more recent boom in offshore wind. Whilst the downturn in oil & gas has led to a dip in the number of opportunities for work, the emergence of this new market has opened doors for many to take the skills and experience of operations within oil & gas, into offshore renewables.

      Biography

      Alister has nine years of professional experience in the subsea construction industry. This has involved providing project management & engineering solutions in renewables, power and O&G sectors.

      Projects have included export and array cable installation in offshore windfarms (both floating and fixed foundations), replacement of island interconnector cables and an umbilical installation.

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      A case study of the unrivalled pre-lay plough technology demonstrates its capability to operate in more challenging seabeds consisting of boulders, boulder clays and glacial tills. The simultaneous boulder clearance and single pass trenching ability of this new innovation is designed to reduce time, bring down the cost of trenching operations and deliver an earlier return on investment.

      Biography

      Before joining Global Offshore in 2018, Rob was part of the Tendering department at Subsea 7 i-Tech working on a variety of life of field and drill-rig support tenders.

      Rob also has extensive subsea burial experience working within Helix Canyon Offshore, both tendering and managing a number of subsea trenching projects in the oil and gas, renewables and electrification markets.

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      Ian MacLeod is the Wood Technical Director for Asset Performance Optimisation.  He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IMechE.

      He has 19 years experience in integrity related services, and has previously held Technical Manager roles for an Accredited Inspection Body, and is a member of the industrial leadership panel on the ORCA (Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets) project.

      Much of his experience and background is in the subsea arena, with a particular specialist knowledge in flexible pipe technology where he has also been the technical lead / author on the SureFlex JIP and Energy Institute Guidance.

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      The developments under EU H2020 funded project “RiserSure” towards a semi-automated system for in-situ inspection of flexible risers will be discussed.

      Biography

      Aman is a research fellow with London South Bank Innovation Centre (LSBIC) at TWI. She had been technical lead for Risersure Scanner development. She has extensive industrial experience on design & development of realtime control systems for mechatronic systems. Her interests include development of technologies for deployable autonomous robotic systems for various industries including oil & gas.

    • Abstract

      Understanding the potential challenges of wind farm construction is critical, as getting it wrong has proved costly in the past.

      Hear from leading subsea robotics specialists, ROVOP, who have supported offshore wind projects since the company was founded in 2011. ROVOP draws on extensive experience, having worked on over 70% of the world’s wind farms.

      Biography

      Paul started his career in 2002 with subsea equipment provider Tritech, where he was responsible for developing the company’s global distributor network. After two years at Forum Energy Technologies, he joined Mitsui & Co. to lead business development in the offshore wind industry, as well as large-scale investment activity. Paul joined ROVOP in 2018, where he is Head of Business Development.

    • Abstract

      TSC have developed a new Over Marine Growth (OMG) subsea array probe capable of inspecting through coatings of up to 8mm. The probe is optimised to work in a range of geometries allowing inspection of welds in acute angles and on flat plates. The objective is to significantly reduce the cleaning requirement for ACFM inspection whist maintaining detection sensitivity for small defects.

      Biography

      Mike has been working with TSC since 2016 developing robotic tooling for subsea ACFM inspection projects. He is deployed all over the world on offshore jobs to conduct remote inspection of nodal joints by ROV. Prior to working at TSC he designed Formula race cars and studied at Swansea University where he obtained Masters and PhD degrees in Engineering.

    • Abstract

      The historical process of inspecting a subsea asset is no longer fit for purpose. We need a robust and holistic approach to inspection that will give us more data from which to make clearer, safer decisions and make more accurate measurements. As such 3D reconstructions of underwater assets is currently a hot topic; and the Comex ORUS3D system is at the cutting edge of this technology.

      Biography

      Jonathan Morvan, Comex Innovation Business Developer has over 10 years’ experience in the underwater industry as he joined Comex in 2008. Starting as a surveyor, ROV pilot and professional diver, he quickly became a project manager on numerous projects. He is now in charge of the wordwide business development of the ORUS3D system services provided by the Comex Innovation team of experts.

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      This presentation will provide user accounts of how the system is performing in its current state and the next steps on the roadmap to commercial deployment. The talk will also cover the next stages of the programme, which will include detail on the further development of the ROV launch and recovery capability.

      Biography

      Responsible for bringing L3Harris’ Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) solutions to market for survey and offshore energy applications. James has over 10 years’ experience in business development and project management, drawing on core engineering skills and experience from a range of other industries.

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      With the aid of HD cameras, the ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) and the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) have greatly accelerated our ability to make 3D inspections of previously inaccessible environments.

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      Arnauld Dumont is a surveyor expert engineer and has been working for more than twenty-five years in the field of 3D measurement by Photogrammetry and Laser Technologies in various industries (Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Aerospace, Civil Engineering).
      He founded DimEye in Los Angeles back in 2009 with the goal of focusing on applications into inaccessible environments.

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