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Offshore Support Journal Conference, Asia

14 October 2020 - 15 October 2020
09:00 - 18:00

Realigning your business for an industry in transformation


Offshore Support Journal Asia conference (OSJ Asia) is the leading annual event for players in the offshore support vessels sector, with this year’s event taking place in Singapore on 14-15 October 2020. OSJ Asia is the must attend, yearly get together of vessel owners, charterers, designers, shipbuilders, equipment and technology experts, financiers and class societies.


OSJ Asia follows the market closely and provides a platform for offshore professionals to discuss and debate potential strategies for survival, new approaches to operating in a changing sector and identifying new commercial opportunities.


This year’s programme will focus on the challenges facing the sector in light of recent global events including low oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic – the fallout of which will have a long-lasting effect on the sector leading to a game-changing shift in business dynamics and strategies.


In addition to assessing how companies can survive these challenges times, OSJ Asia will also review the commercial opportunities in alternative sectors including offshore wind, decommissioning, fisheries and tourism. It will analyse innovative technologies driving cost reduction, fuel efficiencies and streamlining operations, alongside the role of communications and connectivity in delivering safe operations through crew welfare management.


Prior to OSJ Asia, Riviera Maritime Media are hosting a one-day event on Smart Tug Operations on 13 October. Further information can be found here


2 days - Offshore Support Journal Conference, Asia

Early bird discount fee until 2nd September - S$2200
Standard delegate fee: S$2400

To attend all 3 days - Smart Tug Operations Conference AND Offshore Support Journal Conference, Asia
Early bird discount fee until 2nd September - $3200
Standard delegate fee: $3400

(For details of our COVID-19 policy click here)




Key highlights

  • Navigating the route to 2021 and beyond
  • Global OSV market outlook
  • Exploring today’s offshore oil & gas sector
  • Analysis of the South East Asian market
  • A time of consolidation in the OSV industry?
  • Moving towards sustainability in the OSV sector
  • The future of crew welfare
  • Crew change challenges in a COVID-19 world
  • The future of hydrocarbons and the energy transition
  • Assessment of developing markets including renewables, offshore wind, fisheries and tourism
  • Developments and opportunities for vessel owners in the subsea sector
  • Balancing cost, efficiency and safety in a constrained market
  • Reinvigorating the supply chain in a changing market
  • Harnessing digitalisation to reduce operating costs and streamline operations
  • Digitalisation and satellite communications for data monitoring and intelligent operations
  • The latest developments in maritime hybrid, electric and fuel cell technology
  • Realising the benefits of data management
  • Unmanned vessels – a game changer for the OSV sector?


"The conference was well crafted with most of the interesting topics. More environment topics must be covered in the future as the industry is going in that direction."
Pradeep Kumar Datar, Pacific Ocean Partners/Corvus Energy


"Extremely well planned event and excellent composition of all aspects of offshore."
Praveen Bajaj, ConocoPhillips


"Very good speakers and excellent networking."
Tor Widing, Fearnley Offshore Supply


"MOGSC is looking forward to continue participating in this great event and to share our related experience and updates."
Imran Azmi, Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Council (MOGSC)


"It was a very well organized event with a good selection of topics dealt with and an excellent mix of attendees."
Diana Leng, KS Drilling


"This years Asian OSJ Conference, despite the industry being in the doldrums had an abundance of owners, brokers and vendors and the tone was generally more upbeat."
Mike Meade, M3 Marine


"The AOSJ Conference is extremely useful and beneficial for us to understand the latest industry trends as well technology updates. It is the only event in the industry today that focuses on the Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV) sector. Everyone and anyone who is involved in the OSV industry should participate in the event."
Megat Zariman Abdul Rahim, Bumi Armada Berhad


Advisory panel

Vivek Seth

Senior VP - Marine Services

ADNOC Logistics & Services

Megat Zariman Abdul Rahim
Vice President/Director, Offshore Marine Services
Bumi Armada Berhad

Gijsbert de Jong
Marine Marketing and Sales Director

Bureau Veritas

Morten Sundt

Manager – Marine



Tony Mason
International Support Vessel Owners’ Association (ISOA)

David Ross

Managing Director and CEO

MMA Group

John Snyder



Stuart N. Smith
Vice President - Asset Development
Subsea 7
Thom Payne
Head of Offshore
Westwood Global Energy


Kym Tan - Head of Sales, Asia
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Realigning your business for an industry in transformation




09:00 Registration, coffee and networking


10:00 Welcome Address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

10:10 Platinum Sponsor Welcome Address

10:20 Keynote Address Navigating the route to 2021 and beyond

  • The industry will see further consolidation, when?
  • What commercial opportunities exist in today’s constrained market?
  • Impact of recent events including falling oil price and the global COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Indicators to surviving the next 12 months and beyond.



Leading experts will provide the very latest updates on activity across the sector, the downturn in the global E&P sector and provide a regional analysis of the opportunities and challenges in the southeast Asia offshore market.

10.40 Exploring today’s global oil and gas markets

  • A review of the oil markets and consequences for the OSV sector.
  • Forecasts for E&P spending.
  • Current drivers and future trends.

10:55 Global OSV market dynamics

  • Market trends and drivers.
  • Supply versus demand.
  • Assessment of the orderbooks.
  • Impact of low oil price on OSV owners.

11:10 Malaysia offshore market outlook

  • Commercial opportunities and challenges offshore Malaysia.
  • Opportunities for local and international players.
  • Vessel requirements for ongoing developments.
  • Future opportunities.

11:25 Southeast Asia offshore market outlook

  • Opportunities in Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
  • Evaluation of the Singapore offshore support sector.
  • Charter activity and new projects.
  • Current challenges, future and alternative opportunities.

11:40 Q&A


11:50 Networking coffee break



This session will provide a detailed insight into the importance of consolidation across the sector, restructuring needs and sustainability in the OSV sector.


12:20 Panel session: A time of consolidation in the OSV industry

  • Consolidation will help the financial health of the OSV business
  • Is consolidation vital for its survival in the current downturn?
  • Which companies will need to consolidate?
  • Is another round of restructuring on the horizon?

13:00 Moving towards sustainability in the OSV sector

  • Understanding the value and importance of sustainability.
  • Balancing commercial, social and environmental sustainability.
  • Environmental sustainability and challenges for the OSV sector to meet market demands.
  • How alternative fuels and technology can contribute to achieving sustainability.

13:20 Q&A


13:30 Networking lunch sponsored by Focal Marine



This session will provide an evaluation of the offshore wind market, assess the commercial opportunities in alternative sectors as well as discussing opportunities available to vessel owners in the subsea market.


14:40 Offshore wind market outlook – trends, drivers and opportunities

  • Global and regional growth in the offshore wind sector.
  • Projects and forecasts in Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, Korea and China.
  • Identifying opportunities for vessel owners and which vessels will be required.
  • Competition is fierce – how can you get ahead of the race?

15:00 Developments and commercial opportunities for vessel owners in the subsea market

  • Helicopter view of the sector.
  • Where are the opportunities for deploying subsea vessels?
  • Opportunities for construction and maintenance of subsea infrastructure, surveying and cable installation.
  • Increased capacity and capabilities of subsea vessels.

15:20 Opportunities in the Australian Offshore Gas Sector


15:40 Q&A


15:50 Panel session: Opportunities in alternative industries

  • Status of the decommissioning market in southeast Asia and opportunities for vessel owners.
  • Will renewables, decommissioning etc bridge the gap?
  • Are there genuine opportunities to completely diversify away from the oil and gas sector?
  • Commercial opportunities in deepsea mining, fisheries, tourism and LNG bunkering.

16:20 Networking coffee break



This session will review the developments needed in the supply chain to meet the demands of a transforming sector and review strategies to achieve cost savings while maintaining safety standards and environment protection

16:50 Reinvigorating the supply chain in an evolving sector

  • Adapting to meet the needs of clients in a changing OSV industry.
  • New standards and standardisation.
  • Different contracting models for charter and purchase.
  • Developing partnerships and collaboration.

17:10 Balancing cost, efficiency and safety in a constrained market

  • Is achieving further cost optimisation sustainable?
  • Balancing these key drivers in a cost-restrained market.
  • How technology developments can drive cost reduction, optimise efficiencies and improve safety.
  • Selecting the right technology solutions for your business – it is not one size fits all.

17:30 Q&A


17:40 Spotlight Interview: The view from the offshore oil and gas community
A leading offshore oil and gas operator will share their thoughts and observations of a sector in flux, and what this means for their business and subsequently the OSV market.


18:00 Chairman’s closing remarks


18:10 Close of day 1, followed by drinks reception sponsored by ABS



08:00 Registration, coffee and networking


09:00 Welcome Address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media


09:10 Panel session: The future of hydrocarbons and the energy transition

  • A realistic look at the future of energy, impact on offshore oil and gas and consequences for vessel owners.
  • What is driving the energy shift? Technology, environment, public perception?
  • Vessel requirements – much the same or a complete change?
  • What will the energy mix of the future look like?



This session will consider the importance of crew welfare, and challenges in crew changes since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world.


09:50 The future of crew welfare

  • Understanding the importance of crew wellbeing.
  • Adopting a proactive rather than reactive approach.
  • Impact of crew welfare on safety.
  • The role communications and connectivity can play in crew welfare.

10:10 Panel session: Crew change challenges due to Covid-19

  • Review of the impact the global pandemic has had on crew changes.
  • How have companies addressed the challenge?
  • Offshore industry and government collaboration to ensure timely and safe crew changes.
  • Will the way crew changes happen change forever?

10:50 Networking coffee break



A detailed insight into the design drivers for next-generation OSVs and the latest advances in alternative fuel options.


11:30 New designs – offshore support vessels of the future

  • Review of the latest OSV concepts.
  • What are the design drivers?
  • Multi-purpose vessels with specialist equipment.
  • Integrated design – vessels and equipment.

11:50 The latest developments in marine hybrid, electric and fuel cell technology

  • Meeting zero-emissions ambitions through low emissions fuels.
  • Review of carbon free fuels: battery, fuel cells, hydrogen, LNG, ammonia and methane - pros and cons.
    Hybrid systems.
  • Efficiency gains through new technology.

12:10 Q&A


12:20 Networking lunch



This session will share the latest innovations in digitalisation including the capabilities and benefits of IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous technologies. It will also highlight the importance of connectivity and communications to enable intelligent operations and reduce costs.


13:30 Harnessing digitalisation to reduce operating costs and streamline operations

  • Digitalisation enables companies to work smarter and more effectively.
  • Adopting digitalisation, IoT, AI and machine learning to optimise operations.
  • Integrating solutions and planning for future technologies.

13:50 Digitalisation and satellite communications for data monitoring and intelligent operations

  • Unlocking the potential of IoT on board OSVs.
  • Review of the requirements, challenges and potential solutions for delivering higher levels of connectivity to vessels to enable reliability and intelligent operations.
  • Working more intelligently to reduce manning on and offshore, and operational costs.

14:10 Autonomy in the OSV sector

  • Key drivers to autonomy.
  • Review of the technology solutions driving the development of autonomous vessels.
  • Which vessels are suitable for autonomous operations?
  • Understanding the challenges of autonomy.

14:30 Q&A


14:45 Networking coffee break



This session will provide a detailed review into the benefits of condition-based monitoring and maintenance systems, data management and analysis.


15:25 Developments in condition-based maintenance systems

  • Reducing downtime through condition-based maintenance.
  • Achieving cost efficiencies, increasing vessel uptime and reducing the risk of failures.
  • Targeting critical areas for repair and prioritising maintenance requirements.
  • Experiences and lessons learned.

15:45 Realising the benefits of data management and analysis

  • Using data management effectively to improve OSV operations efficiency.
  • Harnessing data management to enable companies to do business better.
  • Do the benefits justify the investment?
  • Learning from other industries including the airline and logistics sectors.

16:05 Q&A



A panel of leading industry experts will consider what the offshore support vessels’ sector will look like post Covid-19 – has it changed forever?


16:15 Closing thoughts panel session: What will the OSV sector look like post Covid-19?

  • Has the time come to rethink the business and approach?
  • What will the new business model look like?
  • Do OSV owners need to address their approach to crew welfare?
  • Achieving sustainability and profitability in the ‘new world’.
  • What is the ‘new normal’ for the industry?

16:55 Chairman’s concluding remarks


17:00 End of conference


* Programme subject to change/amendments

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Who's Attending

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Who’s attending

  • Vessel owner/operators
  • Offshore oil & gas companies
  • Ship management
  • Ship yards
  • Designers
  • Equipment, technology and service providers
  • Banking, finance and shipbrokers
  • Class societies


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Your exhibitor package includes the following:

  • 3 x 2m stand space
  • Table and chairs
  • Access to electricity
  • Entry on the delegate handbook floorplan
  • 1 x free delegate for each day you are exhibiting
  • Free upload of technical white paper on Riviera’s Maritime Knowledge Bank
  • A minimum of 3 networking sessions in the exhibition area

If you are interested in exhibiting at the conference, please contact:

Kym Tan - Head of Sales, Asia on kym.tan@rivieramm.com or call +65 9456 3165.

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Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre is located in the heart of Singapore’s city centre; a mere 20-minute taxi ride from Changi Airport; and walking distance to the Central Business District. Spread over 5 levels, it is the largest, greenest and most versatile exhibition and meeting venue in Singapore. More than 40,000 hotel rooms are located within a 10-minute walk.


Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956

t: +65 6688 8868


Some recommended hotels in the area:

A 5* hotel located opposite the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Please call the reservations team on: +65 6688 8888 and book without delay to avoid disappointment.

Located off Bras Basah Road, a 5* hotel approx. 5 minutes drive from Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

Located off Bras Basah Road, a 4* hotel approx. 5 minutes drive from Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

Located in Orchard Road, a 4* hotel approx. 15 minutes drive to Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

Located out of the city in Fort Canning Park, a 5* hotel approx. 15 minutes drive to Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

Minutes from Singapore’s central business and shopping districts, Universal Studios Singapore and Sentosa’s attractions, a 5* hotel approx 20 minutes drive to Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.



Taxi from airport: approximately 20 minutes, $25 SGD


Local attractions:

Marina Bay
Asian Civilisations Museum
Singapore Flyer
Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Merlion Park
Gardens by the Bay

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Event Series

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September 2020:

Offshore Support Journal Conference, Middle East


October 2020:

Offshore Support Journal Conference, Asia


March 2021:

Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference, Awards & Exhibition, London
If you are interested in attending this conference, please contact Ian Glen, OSJ Brand Manager on ian.glen@rivieramm.com or call +44 7919 263737.

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