Top Notch Speakers Lined Up for Subsea UK Technology Conference

BP's head of subsea, Total E&P UK's lead development engineer and Vetco Gray's president of subsea will headline the Subsea UK event which will take place on 13th of December at the Institute of Directors' offices in Pall Mall.

Entitled "Mind the Gap" the seminar will seek to identify the gap between the subsea technology needed to extract the remaining reserves and the technology being developed in the sector.

The speakers will reveal what impact new technology could have on future subsea developments and discuss where they see the technology gap.

Paul Tooms, head of subsea with BP will kick off proceedings with a presentation on the subsea technology prize as seen by BP. He will be followed by Frederic Febvre, lead development engineer of Total E&P UK plc whose presentation will focus on working together in research and development. David Lamont, president eastern region and subsea will cover the future of subsea technology for Vetco Gray.

The second session will look at the impact of technology development on specific projects. James Woods of Shell will talk about hot tapping into the Flags Pipeline, Alan Edwards of BP will discuss the subsea technology challenges in the Caspian, Rob Bain of BG Group will examine novel technology for unblocking subsea umbilicals and Steven Hegarty of Technip will present on smoothbore flexible riser for gas export.

Sponsored by Ballgrab and Castrol Offshore, the event will also feature a session on new technologies under development from companies including ITF, Well Processing AS, BMT, 2H, Nautronix and Wireless Fibre Systems.

Industry body, Subsea UK launched Subtech in 2004 with the aim of providing an annual, London-based event focused on the development of technology in the subsea sector.

Subsea UK was established as a focal point for all stakeholders to promote the sector and maximise its opportunities globally. It provides a national forum for collaboration, diversification, commercialisation of technology and co-ordinated marketing at home and overseas.

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