Subsea UK Spotlights Speakers for Subsea 2010

Subsea 2010, the biggest annual subsea oil and gas showcase in Europe, has unveiled a line-up of top-notch industry speakers from multi-national energy companies and small subsea technology businesses.

The two-day event beginning on 10 February is organised by Subsea UK whose chief executive Alistair Birnie will kick off the proceedings at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

The theme for this year's conference, sponsored by Shell UK is "Riding the Next Wave" and will focus on international opportunities for the UK now and in the future.

The newly appointed chairman of the technology advisory group of the NSRI (National Subsea Research Institute), Tom Taylor, will chair the discussion on the next wave of subsea technology required. Mr Taylor is manager subsea and new developments for Nexen Petroleum UK Limited.

This session will see presentations from Matt Corbin, regional vice president of drilling & production at GE Oil & Gas; First Subsea Limited's business development manager, Paul Hughes and Matt Wilson, the global subsea business development manager at Tracerco and SeeByte Limited's chief executive Professor David Lane.

Technology and marine operations is the theme for the second session which will be chaired by Brian Nixon, the newly-appointed chief executive of Decom North Sea.

Speakers from Subsea 7, Cutting Underwater Technologies, Sonomatic Limited and CodaOctopus will present in this session on the very latest advances in technology.

As part of the new international opportunities session, Andrew Reid of Douglas Westwood will give their latest report on market outlooks and Grigory Stratiy, Director General, Murmansk Shelf will talk about the opportunities in West Russia.

Subsea UK chief executive Alistair Birnie said, "This is a fantastic line-up of speakers, representing many of the major organisations that are excelling and innovating within the subsea sector. We are confident of delivering a stimulating conference which will comprehensively examine the technology and business strategies required to exploit both mature North Sea and the key international markets."

Alongside the conference, Subsea 2010 will boast an exhibition of over 100 companies showcasing the best of British innovation and expertise.

Established in 2004 by industry body, Subsea UK, this annual event has become Europe's largest single event focusing on the rapidly growing subsea sector.


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