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Offshore Support Journal Conference Middle East 2021

09:00 - 18:00
Dubai


Anticipating opportunities in a growing market


We are delighted to return to Dubai with the annual OSJ Middle East conference in its original live format. The event, taking place on 28-29 November, brings together regional and international players in the offshore support vessel (OSV) sector, providing a unique platform to identify new opportunities, tackle challenges and knowledge share to ensure your company is positioned for growth.

 

According to market analysts, despite plenty of challenges, the Middle East remains a ‘warm bed’ of OSV activity for ongoing projects, with investment from national oil companies providing new opportunities for the offshore support vessel sector.

 

The 2021 agenda will focus on the key opportunities in the Middle East and Africa regions for future vessel utilisation. Industry experts will share their views and experiences on market consolidation, financing requirements, technology innovations driving vessel optimisation, green fuels for decarbonisation and what the near and short term holds for vessel owners and operators.

 

Key topics and themes to be addressed will include:

  • OSV market outlook in the region
  • Market consolidation
  • Sustainability
  • Impact of recent global events on the sector
  • Changing business practices and approaches
  • Identifying commercial opportunities
  • Crew welfare and management
  • Conversions and newbuilds
  • Digitalisation, communications and connectivity
  • Propulsion systems
  • Battery power and hybridisation
  • Green fuels including hydrogen and fuel cells
  • Innovative technologies

Who should attend:

  • Vessel owners and operators
  • Offshore oil and gas companies
  • Shipmanagers
  • Designers and shipyards
  • Equipment, technology and service providers
  • Banking, finance and shipbrokers
  • Class societies

Advisory panel

 

Gijsbert de Jong
Marine Chief Executive Nordics
Bureau Veritas

Morten Sundt
Manager – Marine
Equinor

Mark Ford
Technical Director
IMCA

Tony Mason
Secretary
International Support Vessel Owners’ Association (ISOA)

John Snyder
Managing Editor
OSJ

Paul Jarkiewicz
Operations Director, Offshore Division P&O Maritime Logistics

Stuart N. Smith
Vice President - Asset Development Subsea 7

Fazel Fazelbhoy
CEO
Synergy Offshore

Thom Payne
Head of Offshore
Westwood Global Energy

 

Testimonials from past events

 

“Very positive discussions & relevant topics.”
Nabil Bensoussia, Vice President – Maritime, IEC Telecom

“An engaging professional conference in a friendly and somewhat intimate environment. Once again, well compered”.
Alan Naisby, Managing Director, MAK Middle East

“This event is a good opportunity to keep ourselves abreast about the market”.
Akshin Rahimov, Commercial and Legal Manager, Caspian Marine Services

“It is without a doubt the Middle East Offshore Support Journal Conference is the hub of OSV-related discussions in the region – always informative, innovative and the right place for exploring new opportunities with all participants.”
Capt Hussam Suyyagh, Team Leader, Logistics Operations Center, ADNOC Offshore

“This year the content was even more interesting than usual. The highlight was having key stakeholders and end users on the speaker and panel lists. It is of vital importance that OSV owners and operators hear directly from their potential customers such as ADNOC L&S and McDermott as to what their needs are.”
Fazel Fazelbhoy, Chief Executive, Synergy Offshore

“Content was excellent this year, good job of getting clients and owners together and keeping up with the technology trend. Topics were good and the programme was useful.”
Mark Kachouh, Director, Business Development, SEACOR Marine

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Anticipating opportunities in a growing market

 

DAY ONE: SUNDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2021


08:00 Registration, coffee and networking

 

09:00 Welcome and introduction from Riviera Maritime Media

Edwin Lampert, Executive Editor & Head of Business Relations, Riviera Maritime Media



09:10 SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW:
Opportunities and challenges in 2021/22

  • Review of the market status, challenges and opportunities
  • How the sector has changed and requirements of today’s vessel owners
  • The energy transition and what this means for offshore support vessel (OSV) owners
  • Impact of digitalisation on the industry
  • Forecasting the future


SESSION 1: INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS, ANALYSIS OF KEY TRENDS AND MARKET DATA

A comprehensive evaluation of industry developments over the past 12 months, status of the oil and gas markets in the region and their impact on the OSV sector.

 

09:40 Global and regional oil and gas market analysis

  • Supply and demand; key trends and drivers
  • Impact of geopolitics in the region
  • The energy transition and what this means for the Middle East
  • Forecast E&P spending in the region

Thom Payne, Head of Offshore Energy Services, Westwood Global Energy Group

 

10:00 Regional and international opportunities for OSV owners

  • Update on activity and utilisation: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar
  • Which regions will see E&P investment?
  • Opportunities in exploration, development and maintenance of existing fields
  • Are there opportunities further afield for local owners and operators?
  • Integrated logistics – a new approach to contracting?
  • Future prospects

Fazel A Fazelbhoy, Chief Executive Officer, Synergy Offshore

 

10:20 Session Q&A

10:40 Networking coffee break

 

SESSION 2: PROSPECTS IN THE SHALLOW WATER AND IRM MARKETS AND INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Experts will assess international opportunities for OSV utilisation, and the shallow water and IRM sectors.

 

11:20 Middle East owners in a global market: where are the opportunities outside the region?

  • Opportunities in Africa, Egypt, Mediterranean and southeast Asia
  • Examining the trends in day rates in these regions
  • Which region is showing the most promise?

11:40 Opportunities in shallow water drilling

  • Review of new projects and activity in shallow water
  • Will exploration or development offer the most promising opportunities?
  • What vessel types will be required?
  • Future forecasts

Rahul Mehrotra, Director – Marketing, Shelf Drilling

12:00 Outlook and opportunities in the IRM sector

  • Market analysis and outlook
  • Trends and drivers in the oil and gas sector
  • Developments in state-of-the-art vessels for IRM operations
  • Will growth continue in the sector?

12:20 Session Q&A

12:40 Networking lunch

 

SESSION 3: OPPORTUNITIES FOR VESSEL OWNERS AND STATUS OF THE VESSELS’ MARKET

This session will assess the opportunities for vessels supporting artificial islands, the subsea sector and review the status of the OSV market in the Middle East.

 

13:50 Review of the opportunities in the offshore construction support markets – artificial islands

  • Planning and construction
  • Environmental considerations
  • Opportunities for construction vessels

14:10 Subsea vessels’ market: opportunities, developments and challenges

  • Reviewing the trends and identifying the drivers to increased utilisation
  • Which regions are presenting the most business?
  • Which vessels will be required?
  • Future forecasts – where will the opportunities lie?

14:30 Oversupply, scrappage and lay-up in the Middle East

  • Market status
  • Impact of oversupply and what this means for owners
  • What can industry do to bring about equilibrium in the sector?
  • Are we heading towards a shortage of quality vessels in 2022?

14:50 Session Q&A

15:10 Networking coffee break

 

SESSION 4: CONTRACTING, SUSTAINABILITY AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

A detailed assessment of sustainability in the offshore sector and commercial opportunities outside the region. Is the sector ready to make significant changes to traditional contracting requirements?

 

15:50 Commercial opportunities for OSVs around the world

  • Alternative uses for OSVs
  • Vessel requirements to support offshore windfarms on an international level
  • Opportunities in the global decommissioning arena

16:10 Delivering sustainability in the offshore sector

  • Why is sustainability so important?
  • Striking the balance between growth, social development and environmental protection
  • How technology and alternative fuels can help achieve sustainability
  • What strategies can be adopted to achieve sustainability in the OSV sector?

Vivek Seth, SVP – Marine Services, ADNOC Logistics & Service

16:30 Session Q&A

16:40 Panel discussion: Is a step-change required in the way we do business?

  • Evolving to meet changing client and market demands
  • Is it time to redefine the role of service providers?
  • Are integrated logistics the solution?
  • What will this mean for traditional contracting agreements?
  • How can owners and operators work together more effectively for the good of all parties?

17:10 Panel session Q&A and open discussion

 

17:30 Chairman’s concluding remarks and close of day 1

 

DAY TWO: MONDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2021


08:00 Registration, coffee and networking

 

09:00 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media

Edwin Lampert, Executive Editor & Head of Business Relations, Riviera Maritime Media



09:05 SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: Objectives and ambitions towards 2030

 

A leading oil company will share its views on the offshore sector, operator requirements and implications for the OSV sector:

  • Offshore objectives for the next 5-10 years
  • What offshore projects are planned and proposed E&P spending
  • What are the oil companies’ priorities?
  • What will the demand for OSVs be, and which vessel types will be required?
  • Impact of the energy transition


SESSION 5: FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT AND MANAGING CREW WELFARE

This session will review the status of consolidation and restructuring across the OSV sector and approaches to managing crew welfare and wellbeing.

 

09:40 Financial strategy and management

  • Consolidation – is this the answer?
  • The role of debt restructuring for the survival of the OSV sector
  • Refinancing – lessons learned and perspectives on future requirements
  • Appetite for traditional lending and moving towards alternative funding providers

10:00 Delivering safety, welfare and mental wellbeing of mariners through technology

  • Understanding the vital role technology and connectivity plays in crew welfare
  • Impact of the global pandemic on crew welfare and wellbeing
  • Bridging the gap between health and safety on board through improved communications and connectivity
  • Future developments

Eric Griffin, Vice President, Offshore Energy, Marine Division, Inmarsat

10:20 Session Q&A

10:40 Networking coffee break

 

SESSION 6: GREEEN AND LEAN MARITIME OPERATIONS

This session will review alternative fuel choices, offshore communications and remote operations to enhance vessel performance.

 

11:10 Going green – the move towards alternative fuels

  • Developments in hybrid, battery, hydrogen and fuel cell technology
  • Benefits and applications in the maritime sector
  • Cost considerations
  • Operational and environmental benefits of alternative fuels
  • Which vessels and sectors are adopting which technology?

11:30 Empowering offshore communications and remote operations

  • Emerging technologies to create new standards for clean, efficient and compliant shipping
  • Drivers of remote technologies
  • Benefits and advantages of remote operations
  • Marlink’s smart network solutions enable remote operations
  • Modular and flexible solutions for the energy segment

Roger Harfouch, Regional Director – Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Marlink

 

11:50 Optimising fleet performance

  • Digital monitoring to reduce operating costs and impact on environmental footprint
  • Optimising fleet performance through offshore vessel tracking and fuel monitoring

12:10 Session Q&A

12:30 Networking lunch

 

SESSION 7: ACCELERATION OF IoT AND EMBRACING DIGITALISATION IN THE INDUSTRY

Leading actors in the offshore industry will share their views on digitalisation, their plans for adoption and demonstrate the benefits of these game-changing technologies.

 

13:40 Case study A move towards becoming the world’s leading digitalised energy company

  • Rationale for digitalisation
  • Transforming fleet operations
  • Fuel optimisation, vessel tracking and safety factors
  • Future plans

14:00 Digitalising vessel operations – a vessel owner’s approach

  • Review of digital initiatives
  • What does digitalisation mean for the OSV markets?
  • Improving performance, reducing costs and operating more sustainably through fuel efficiencies
  • Future possibilities

14:20 Data management and analytics

  • Demonstrating the business case and justifying the capital investment
  • Using data management to improve OSV operations
  • Understanding the benefits, and identifying the challenges of integration and real-time data analytics

14:50 Lighting load management to reduce CO2
Senior Representative, Seraphic Energy


15:00 Session Q&A

15:20 Chairman’s concluding remarks and close of conference

 

*Programme subject to change/amendments

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2019 Attendees


Check out which companies attended our live event in 2019.

 

ADNOC Logistics & Services
ADNOC Offshore
ABS
Allianz Marine Services
AlixPartners
Al Mansoori Production Services
Alphard Maritime
Ampelmann Middle East
Aqualis Offshore Marine Services
Arab-European Reinsurance Brokers
Austal
Cashman Equipment Corporation
Caspian Marine Services
Central Ship Management
Clyde & Co
Bourbon Offshore
Bureau Veritas
CC Jensen Middle East
DNV GL
Dubai Maritime City Authority
Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre
Fraay Marine
Fugro
GAC Marine
Gallagher International
Glander International Bunkering
Gulf Marine Services
Gumatech
Holman Fenwick Willan Middle East
Howden Insurance Brokers
IEC Telecom Safa
IHC Middle East
International Maritime Industries
21 Knots Design & Consulting
Kanoo Shipping
Killiney Consult
Kongsberg Digital
Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Seatex

KPMG
McDermott International
Mak Middle East LLC
Marlink Communications
Maritime Strategies International
Miclyn Express Offshore
MultiMarine Services
MPS
Orange Business Services
Overseas Marine Logistics
P&O Maritime
ROVOP
Sea & Vessel Offshore Marine Services
SEACOR Marine International
Seaport International Shipping Company
Seaways International
Swire Pacific Offshore
Seamaster Maritime
Schottel Middle East
SMST Designers & Constructors
Solas Marine Services
Stanford Marine
Subsea 7
Synergy Offshore
Tidewater Marine International
Topaz Energy & Marine
Trans Asia Pipeline Services
Tufton Oceanic (Middle East)
Unique System
Vanuatu Registries
Vard Electro
Watson Farley & Williams (Middle East)
Wave Subsea
Westwood Global Energy Group
Yacht International Co
Zakher Marine International

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