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Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference 2021

09:00 - 18:00

Diversification. Digitalisation. Decarbonisation.

Following our successful virtual events in March, we are delighted to announce that OSJ 2021 will be back in London as a live event on 17-18 November 2021. The annual Gala Dinner and Offshore Support Journal Awards will take place on the evening of 17 November.

There is no doubting that 2020 and the first half of 2021 has been a challenging time for us all! Scarce E&P activity, modest oil prices and Covid-19 have significantly impacted the maritime sector and, as a consequence, the need for OSVs. Our annual programme continues to follow the market closely and will provide a platform for offshore professionals to discuss and debate key drivers influencing the business, plans for survival and growth, new ways of doing business in a changing sector and identifying where future opportunities will come from.

Industry leaders will share their experiences, review the latest industry data, market trends and drivers and arm you with the information needed to ensure solid decision making for future success and growth. Amongst other important topics driving development in the OSV sector, leading experts will demonstrate the benefits of adopting innovative technologies such as digitalisation, IoT, AI and automation, as well as solutions for meeting zero-emission targets and reducing fuel and maintenance costs.


OSJ series of events also taking place in November 2021


Running concurrently on 16 November:

European Dynamic Positioning Conference: Technology innovation. Best practice. Capitalising on demand.
Click here.

Offshore Wind Journal Conference: Opportunities for vessel owners in a booming industry
Click here.

OSJ Subsea Conference: Preparing for new business. Adopting new technologies. Improving efficiencies.
Click here.



Advisory panel


Gijsbert de Jong
Marine Chief Executive Nordics
Bureau Veritas

Morten Sundt
Manager – Marine

Mark Ford
Technical Director

Tony Mason
International Support Vessel Owners’ Association (ISOA)

John Snyder
Managing Editor

Stuart N. Smith
Vice President - Asset Development Subsea 7

Thom Payne
Head of Offshore
Westwood Global Energy



Testimonials from past events


“The OSJ Conferences is a unique opportunity to meet a diverse mix of professionals within the Offshore Industries. In addition to the interesting presentations you are able meet and converse with designers, shipbuilders, equipment manufacturers, ship owners, bankers and other financiers, investors and ship brokers all in one place. I experienced many interesting conversations and made many new acquaintances during my attendance at the 2019 Subsea/Wind and OSJ annual Conferences”
Christoffer Syversen, CEO, Volstad

“This is the right place be if you are interested in expanding your potential customer base. We had a great time in connecting with various companies in the offshore wind industry and oil and gas industries”
Ståle Fure, Head of Service and Aftermarket, Seaonics

“As a software provider to the Offshore industry, it is imperative for Tero Marine to have an updated understanding of the offshore market and our customers market conditions. As such, the annual OSJ conference is the best option available for us. The quality of the speakers and content presented at the 2019 event, was exceptionally good. In combination with the networking sessions we now have a better foundation for our future plans in addition to several leads and contacts we are following up on”
Erik Sarmento Staubo, EVP Sales, Tero Marine

2020 highlights

Ian Glen - Brand Manager Ian Glen - Brand Manager
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Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Supporting Organisations

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Silver Sponsors

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Diversification. Digitalisation. Decarbonisation.



07:30 Registration, coffee and networking


09:00 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Executive Editor & Head of Business Relations, Riviera Maritime Media

09:10 Platinum sponsor welcome address
Aditya Grover, Offshore Segment Manager, Caterpillar Marine


09:20 An overview of the OSV sector
John Snyder, Managing Editor, Offshore Support Journal


A leading offshore support vessel (OSV) owner will share their views on today’s offshore market and opportunities for owners. An in-depth analysis of the global offshore energy markets and what this means for the OSV industry.


09:30 Keynote address: Moving towards decarbonisation – an owner’s perspective

  • Driving sustainability in the offshore sector
  • Decarbonisation objectives and strategies for achieving them
  • What’s required to meet zero-emissions aspirations?
  • Adopting green energy solutions
  • What will 2030 look like?

Mark Handin, COO, Maersk Supply Service

09:50 Current status of the global offshore energy markets

  • Market trends and impact of global and political events
  • Oil price assessment and predictions for the next two to three years
  • Forecasts for future E&P spend
  • Opportunities in the renewables sector
  • Impact of the energy transition

10:10 Global review of the OSV markets

  • Market drivers
  • Low utilisation and day rates
  • Developments and opportunities in the subsea sector
  • Trends in the PSV and AHTS markets
  • Identifying future opportunities for OSVs

Robert Day, Head of Offshore, VesselsValue

10:30 Session Q&A

10:50 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area



A global review of the key regions for OSV activity providing a comprehensive assessment of the opportunities in today’s dynamic offshore market. Experts will share their views on market status, regional opportunities, vessel utilisation, oversupply, layups, current activity and future opportunities by vessel type.


11:30 North Sea and the UK

11:45 USA and Latin America
Senior Representative, Rystad Energy

12:00 Asia Pacific


12:15 Middle East and Africa


12:30 Session Q&A


12:50 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area


Select the session of your choice. Session 3A will give a detailed insight on the alternative market opportunities open to OSV owners including offshore decommissioning, deep and ultra-deep water, the blue economy and seabed mining. Session 3B will provide a comprehensive review of digital technologies, autonomy and remote operations.






14:00 Offshore decommissioning

  • Status of the market
  • Pinpointing the decommissioning hot spots
  • Which vessels will be needed to service the decommissioning market?
  • Current and future opportunities for OSVs in the decommissioning sector

Martha Vasquez, Associate Director – Upstream Oil & Gas, Boston Consulting Group

14:00 Case study Digitalising OSV fleets

  • Assessing the benefits of digital technologies
  • Matching the technology with your vessels and operating requirements
  • Digitalisation to drive efficiencies and optimise fleet performance
  • The future fleet: smart, connected and fully digitalised


14:20 Opportunities in the global ocean industries

  • What is the blue economy and what prospects does it offer?
  • Where are the opportunities?
  • Vessel requirements?

14:20 How Covid-19 has accelerated the take-up of digitalisation in the OSV sector

  • Covid: a key factor impacting the dynamic of digital transformation
  • Data: the new competitive advantage
  • How industry players can benefit from digitalization and what actions to take

Arnaud Dianoux, Managing Director, Opsealog

14:40 Deepsea mining

  • Review of the sector
  • Identifying the opportunities and challenges
  • Opportunities for OSV owners
  • The role of deepsea mining in sustainable energy

Eleanor Martin, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP


14:40 The digital age and cyber security

  • Understanding the growing importance of cyber security in the maritime industry
  • Balancing cost, compliance and operational risk
  • How IT and OT can be hardened to withstand attack
  • Effective systems integration


15:00 Opportunities for OSVs in the FPSO and FLNG sector

  • Market trends and analysis
  • Review of current and proposed projects
  • Identifying key regions for activity
  • Future prospects

15:20 Q&A

15:00 Autonomy as a game changer for the global OSV market

  • Advances in remote and autonomous solutions
  • Innovative concepts driving development
  • Delivering safe and reliable operations from shore
  • Identifying the benefits

15:20 Q&A


Select the session of your choice. Session 4A will provide a comprehensive insight into the move towards adopting green fuel solutions, challenges and opportunities, and hydrogen fuel cells as a fuel of the future. Session 4B will review the latest innovations in maritime technology including communications, data management and remote monitoring.




16:30 Aligning the business case with the green agenda

  • Balancing business objectives with zero-emissions aspirations
  • Justifying the investment and obtaining stakeholder buy-in
  • What are the fuel options and which best fits your business profile?

16:50 Hybridisation

  • Innovations in battery technology
  • Benefits of hybridisation
  • Hybridisation as the bridge to zero-emissions operations

17:10 Hydrogen and fuel cells as the maritime fuel of the future

  • Review of the developments in hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies
  • Where can the technology be applied?
  • Is government support needed?
  • Potential solutions to powering long-distance oceangoing vessels

17:30 Q&A

16:30 Remote monitoring and maintenance

  • Trends in remote monitoring
  • Innovative technologies
  • Predictive monitoring of OSVs
  • Optimising operations and efficiencies

16:50 Moving towards a data-driven industry

  • Developments in data management
  • Big data and IoT
  • Effective collection and analysis of data – what you need and what don’t you need?
  • How can data improve your business and operations?

17:10 Enhancing crew safety and performance through innovative communications and connectivity

  • The connection between technology, connectivity and crew welfare
  • Bridging the gap between mental wellbeing, health and safety through improved communications
  • Future developments

17:30 Q&A



17:50 End of Day One
19:00 Drinks Reception
20:00 Gala Dinner followed by the Offshore Support Journal Awards



08:30 Registration, coffee and networking


09:00 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Executive Editor & Head of Business Relations, Riviera Maritime Media


This session will hear from the industry’s leading experts representing the offshore energy, contractor and OSV sectors. Together they will review the status of the sector, client needs, opportunities for offshore support vessels, impact of global events over the past 12 months and what the future holds.



09:10 Energy company spotlight interview: A view from the offshore energy community

A leading energy company will share its view on the offshore sector in today’s complex environment; consider the impact recent global events have had on offshore activity; opportunities in the traditional oil and gas and renewables markets; the energy transition; and what this all means for business and OSV owners.


09:30 OSV owner keynote address: Today’s offshore energy market and ramifications for OSV owners

  • Status of the offshore energy markets
  • How is the pandemic continuing to impact the market and what will Covid-19’s legacy be?
  • Competing for success in a constrained market
  • What does the energy transition mean for the OSV sector?
  • Do alternative markets, such as offshore wind, offer real potential for OSV owners?
  • Crystal ball gazing – what will the next 12 months look like?

René Kofod-Olsen, Chief Executive Officer, V.Group


09:50 Session Q&A

10:10 IOC and contractor panel session

  • Trends in OSV vessel requirements
  • Developing new specifications for future vessels
  • Decarbonisation objectives
  • Supply chain considerations
  • Developing partnerships
  • Energy company plans going forward and what this means for owners

10:40 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area



Industry experts will share their views on the renewables and offshore wind sector detailing potential opportunities for OSV owners. A key player in the offshore sector will share its experiences in transitioning to a global energy provider.


11:20 Renewables market update

  • Global offshore wind projects in operation and under construction
  • Which regions show the most potential?
  • What is the global pipeline for offshore wind projects?
  • Growth forecasts for the short, medium and long term

Chris Anderson, CEO, 4C Offshore


11:35 Opportunities for OSV owners in the offshore renewables sector

  • Identifying the opportunities
  • Which vessels will be required?
  • Converting vessels to meet demand in the renewables sector
  • Future opportunities

11:50 Innovations and opportunities for walk-to-work vessels for the renewals market

  • Key trends and drivers
  • Where are the opportunities? Offshore wind or traditional oil and gas operations?
  • Concepts to service the offshore wind market
  • Innovative technologies to meet changing customer needs

12:10 Case study Navigating the energy transition

A leading energy company will share its experiences of moving to become a global energy company:

  • Outlining the rationale for the transition
  • Understanding the potential barriers to entry
  • Lessons learned
  • Future aspirations

12:30 Session Q&A


12:50 Networking lunch in the exhibition area



This session will review the latest activity in consolidation, restructuring and refinancing in the OSV sector and gauge the move towards a sustainable future.


14:00 Reshaping the business: consolidate, restructure, refinance

  • The latest on consolidation and restructuring across the sector
  • Taking advantage of the benefits consolidation and restructuring can offer
  • Understanding alternatives to restructuring
  • Applying lessons learned
  • What do the next 12 months have in store?

14:20 Moving towards a sustainable OSV industry

  • Delivering human, social, economic and environmental sustainability
  • How to meet sustainability goals in all areas of offshore operations
  • The role of technology and alternative fuels in achieving sustainability

14:40 Mariners of the future – servicing an evolving maritime sector

  • Identifying the new skill sets required to operate sophisticated equipment and technology
  • Ensuring training and ongoing professional development is ’fit for purpose’
  • Where are the knowledge gaps and approaches to address them?
  • What will the ’mariner of the future’ look like?

Douglas Lang, Group Managing Director (Offshore), Anglo-Eastern Group


15:00 Session Q&A


15:20 CEO roundtable: A view from the top

  • Stabilising oil price and the recovering demand for oil and gas – positive signs for the OSV sector?
  • Impact of the growth of offshore wind
  • Is the sector ready for the energy transition?
  • Meeting changing customer needs – planning for future requirements
  • Evolve to thrive – is there a move towards new contracting models?
  • What do the next 12 months hold?

15:50 Chairman’s concluding remarks and close of conference


* Programme subject to change / amendments

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Annual Offshore Support Journal Awards

The Annual Offshore Support Journal Awards 2021 is taking place on the evening of 17 November in London.

More details to follow.

Confirmed sponsors:

Bureau Veritas



Vroon Offshore


If you are interested in sponsoring an award, please contact Ian Glen, Brand Manager, at


Check out the 2020 winners:


Safety Award 2020

Winner: Open Simulation Platform

Support Vessel of the Year Award 2020

Winner: Alkahfi Chief

Awarded to a company, person, project or product that has made a significant impact to safety in the OSV industry.


• Maritime Coastguard Agency

• Open Simulation Platform

Sponsored by:


Awarded to the owner, designer and builder of an offshore support vessel which is considered to have set an industry benchmark through innovative design and efficient operation.

• Alkahfi Chief
• Ocean Evolution

• Sleipnir

• Voltaire

Sponsored by:



Shipowner of the Year Award 2020

Winner: Tidewater

Innovation of the Year Award 2020

Winner: Opsealog

Awarded to a company which above all other companies has shown excellence in the operation of its ship(s) and has, in the past year, demonstrated an exemplary record of achievement in the management of one or more of business development and growth, of safety, quality, efficiency and environmental sustainability.


• Østensjø Rederi
• Tidewater
• Esvagt

Sponsored by:


Awarded to an innovative product, system or service which is considered to have made a significant impact on the design, build and/or operational aspects of offshore support vessels in service during 2019.

• OneStep Power Solutions
• Scantrol
• Opsealog

Sponsored by:


Environmental Award 2020

Winner: Maersk Supply Service

Offshore Renewables Award 2020

Winner: CWind

Awarded to a company, project or product that has made a significant contribution to a reduction in the environmental footprint of the OSV industry.


• Eidesvik Offshore
• Maersk Supply Service
• The Switch
• Yxney Maritime

Sponsored by:

Awarded to a company, project or product that has made a significant contribution to the development of the offshore renewables market during 2019.

• Østensjø Rederi
• OHT Alfa Lift
• CWind

Sponsored by:



Subsea Innovation Award 2020

Winner: Kongsberg Maritime

Dynamic Positioning Award 2020

Winner: Guidance Marine

The subsea innovation award is awarded to the owner of an innovative subsea vessel, the developer of innovative subsea equipment, or contractor responsible for an especially innovative subsea project.


• Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM
• Osbit and Global Marine Group
• Kongsberg Maritime
• Saipem

The dynamic positioning award is awarded to the developer of an innovative DP product or system, or contractor responsible for an especially innovative application of DP on a project.

• Keelson Marine Assurance
• Guidance Marine
• DP and Marine Assurance Norway

Sponsored by:



Industry Leader Award 20200

Winner: Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, Chairman, Maersk Supply Service

Lifetime Achievement Award 2020

Winner: Rene Berkvens, Chief Executive Officer, Damen

Awarded to an individual who is considered to have exemplified outstanding leadership over the last 12 months in the offshore support vessel industry.


Sponsored by:

Awarded to an individual who is considered to have made a contribution of outstanding significance to the offshore support vessel market during their lifetime.


Sponsored by:



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The 2021 live exhibition will again run over the course of 3 days. Space is shared with attendees of our European Dynamic Positioning Conference, Offshore Wind Journal Conference and OSJ Subsea Conference (running concurrently on 16 November) and the 2 day Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference (on 17-18 November) – an ideal opportunity to showcase products and services to an audience of senior technical and commercial executives from across the offshore support industry.

Exhibitors to date:

• Caterpillar
• Damen Shipyards
• Fugro Norway
• Keelson Marine
• Onesteppower
• Opsealog
• Osbit
• Royal IHC
• Scanreach
• Seaonics
• Unisea
• Westcon Power

Your exhibitor package includes the following:

• Table and 2 chairs
• Access to electricity
• Entry on the delegate handbook printed floorplan
• 1 x free delegate pass (including ticket to to gala awards dinner)
• Free upload of technical white paper on Riviera’s Maritime Knowledge Bank

If you are interested in exhibiting at this event, please contact Ian Glen, Brand Manager, at
or call +44 20 8370 1722
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Who Attended

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2020 Attendees


Check out which companies attended our live event in 2020.


Companies and Vessel Operators

ABC Maritime
ADNOC Logistics & Services
Allianz Marine Services
Anglo-Eastern Group
Antares Naviera
Atlantic Towing
Bibby Marine Services
Boa Management
Borealis Maritime
Bourbon Offshore
BSM Offshore
Caspian Marine Services
Chrysaor E&P
Columbia Ship Management
CSM Energy
Edda Accommodation
EDT Offshore
Eidesvik Offshore

GC Reiber Shipping
Global Marine Group
GloMar Offshore
Gran Energia
JD Irving
Maersk Supply Service
Maridive & Oil Services
Navigare Capital Partners
Norsk Hydro Olje
North Sea Shipping
Northern Marine Manning Services
Oceanteam Shipping
OSM Group
OSM Maritime Group
P&O Maritime (Logistics)
PAO Sovcomflot
Penguin International

Rem Offshore
Royal Wagenborg

Sea & Vessel Offshore Marine Services
Seacor Marine Holdings
Seaways International
Sentinel Marine
Solstad Offshore
Stanford Marine
Subsea 7
Swire Pacific Offshore Operations
Synergy Offshore
Total E&P Danmark
United Offshore Support
V.Ships Offshore
Vroon Offshore Services
Wilson Sons


Other Attending Companies

4C Offshore
Alix Partners
Ampelmann Operations
Archer Knight
Arctic Offshore
ASSA ABLOY Hospitality
Astilleros Gondan
Bakker Sliedrecht
Bakker Sliedrecht Electro Industrie
Barry Rogliano Salles
BMO Offshore
Boston Consulting Group
Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems
Clarksons Platou
Clarksons Port Services
Clyde & Co
Colebrook Offshore
Corvus Energy
C-Nav Positioning Solutions
Damen Shipyards Gorinchem
Department for International Trade
DNV GL Maritime
DP & Marine Assurance
Ecospray Technologies
ELA Container Offshore
Fearnley Offshore Supply
Fugro Norway
GE Energy Power Conversion UK
GE Transportation
Glander International Bunkering
Global Maritime Consultancy

Guidance Marine
Health and Safety Executive
Herock Consulting
Huisman Equipment
Hydro Extrusion Sweden
IHS Energy
Kennedy Marr
Kenz Figee
Kongsberg Maritime
Kongsberg Maritime - Offshore
Kongsberg Seatex
LATC Marine
Louisiana Cat
M3 Marine Group
Marine Technologies
Maritime Partner
Maritime Strategies International
MMA Offshore
Navigare Capital Partners
Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology
Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale
Norton Rose Fulbright
NOV Rig Systems
Norwegian Electric Systems
Offshore Merchant Partners
OneStep Power
Ostensjo Rederi
Palfinger Marine
PG Flow Solutions
Pon Power

Radio Holland Group

RH Marine Netherlands
Rosetti Marino
Royal Advisors
Royal IHC
RSC Bio Solutions
Rystad Energy
Salt Ship Design
Scandinavian Reach Technologies
Seacroft Marine Consultants
SMST Designers & Constructors
Sparebank 1 SR-Bank
Spinnaker Global
Stephenson Harwood
Tero Marine
The International Jack Up Barge Operators Association
The Nautical Institute
The Workboat Association
TTS Marine
Ulstein Verft
UPTIME International
Van Aalst Marine & Offshore
Vanuatu Maritime Services
VARD Group
Vessel Technology
Voith Turbo
Wärtsilä Ship Design Norway
Wärtsilä UK
Westcon Power & Automation
Westwood Global Energy
Winston & Strawn
Yxney Maritime

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