Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference 2020
A sector in recovery – is this the new norm?
The Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference will take place 5-6 February 2020 in London. Each year this event attracts more than 500 delegates and is the premier conference for global offshore support industry.
Our 2020 programme will deliver the latest industry data, expert analysis of key trends, fresh case studies, and the critical business information you require for strategic decision making.
Increased vessel utilisation, renewed offshore drilling and signs of a slow down in shale production point to a sector in recovery and an improved outlook for the OSV sector in 2020. Is this a blip or does it denote the new norm?
Our conference programme will identify the regions and segments that hold the greatest earnings potential in the year ahead; the expected trend in charter rates and the likely direction in crewing and operating costs.
We will also provide clear direction, examples and insight on current and emergent technologies that will deliver the greatest operational efficiencies and support profitable operations. We’ll analyse the extent Big Data, AI and intelligent technologies can redraw OSV economics.
Attendees will come away with a clear understanding of how they can best position themselves for the year ahead.
Analysis of key trends and market data
An in-depth review of industry developments over the past 12 months, the status of the oil markets and their impact on the OSV sector.
Meet the Oil Companies
A unique opportunity to hear from the oil and gas community and get an insight into the changes faced by the sector since the 2014 crash. They will discuss how these changes are being implemented, key drivers in selecting an OSV partner and the importance of collaboration to build stronger and more sustainable relationships with OSV partners. Get the inside track from Equinor, Shell, BP and Chrysaor
Review of global markets
A review of the key offshore regions, providing a detailed analysis of the commercial prospects in a challenging market.
A look at the increasing opportunities for OSV players to enter the deepsea mining, offshore and floating wind, decommissioning and ‘blue economy’ industries.
Moving towards a digitalised and automated world
Demonstrating the latest digital technologies, advances in IoT monitoring systems, using AI in vessel operations and developments in autonomous systems.
How companies can reduce costs while maintaining safety; opportunities offered by restructuring; finance terms and availability.
Offshore industry leaders outlook
A panel of leaders from Tidewater, Bourbon Offshore, POSH Kerry Renewables and GC Rieber Shipping will share their plans for the next 12 months and how they will position themselves for growth once the market upturn appears.
Other Offshore Support Journal Events which will take place in February 2020:
The European Dynamic Positioning Conference: The Evolution of Dynamic Positioning. More details here
Offshore Wind Journal Conference: Exploring the growth opportunities. More details here
The OSJ Subsea Conference: After a 3-year break the OSJ Subsea Conference returned in 2019 due to renewed interest in this area and some significant developments in subsea technology and vessels that the industry needs to know more about. More details here
“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
A sector in recovery – is this the new norm?
Tuesday 4 February 2020
From 18:00 - 20:00 Pre-registration at Novotel London West Hotel, 1st floor Champagne Suite
From 18:00 - 22:00 Welcome Drinks at VesselsValue, Lyric House, Hammersmith Rd, Hammersmith, London W14 0QL
DAY ONE: Wednesday 5 February 2020
07:30 Registration, coffee and networking
08:50 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media
09:00 Platinum sponsor welcome address
Bart L. Long, Offshore Segment Manager, Marine Account Management, Caterpillar Marine
09:10 An Overview of the OSV Sector
John Snyder, Editor, Offshore Support Journal
SESSION 1: INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS, ANALYSIS OF KEY TRENDS AND MARKET DATA
An in-depth review of industry developments overs the past 12 months, status of the oil markets and their impact on the OSV sector and an assessment of the global vessels and offshore rigs sector.
09:15 Keynote Address: The Changing Face of the OSV Sector
- Global energy demand and impact on the OSV sector.
- Review of supply and demand on a global basis.
- What impact are renewables having on the sector – challenges and opportunities.
- How technology innovations are changing the OSV industry.
- Meeting changing customer demands and adapting to meet their needs.
- What will the next 12 months bring?
John Gellert, President and Chief Executive Officer, SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc
09:35 Review of Today’s Global Oil and Gas Markets
- A review of the oil markets and consequences for the OSV sector.
- Forecasts for E&P spending.
- What sector of the vessels market will recover first?
Simon Sjøthun, Partner, Rystad Energy
09:55 Offshore Drilling Rigs Market Update
- Market size and update on the global offshore rig count.
- Assessing global activity by region.
- Current market drivers and future trends.
- Future market outlook.
Thom Payne, Head of Offshore, Rigs & Wells, Westwood Global Energy
10:15 Review of the Global OSV Markets
- Market drivers and impact on performance.
- Trends in the PSV and AHTS markets.
- Developments, trends and opportunities in the subsea sector.
- Where are the future opportunities for offshore vessels?
Robert Day, Head of Offshore, VesselsValue
10:50 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area
SESSION 2: REVIEW OF THE GLOBAL MARKETS
A “round the globe” review of the key offshore regions, providing a detailed analysis of the commercial prospects in a challenging market. Speakers will share their views on: status of market recovery, vessel utilisation, layups and oversupply, charter rates, and activity by vessel type.
11:30 North Sea & Europe
11:50 Middle East and Africa (West & East)
Fazel A. Fazelbhoy, Chief Executive Officer, Synergy Offshore
12:10 Asia Pacific
Gregory Brown, Associate Director – Offshore, Maritime Strategies International
12:30 The Americas
12:50 Session Q&A
13:00 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area sponsored by Vanuatu Maritime Services
SESSION 3: JOIN THE ’ALTERNATIVE MARKETS’ OR ’MOVING TOWARDS A DIGITISED AND AUTOMATED WORLD’ SESSION
The alternatives markets session (3A) will look at the increasing opportunities for OSV players to enter the deepsea mining, offshore & floating wind, decommissioning and ‘blue economy’ industries in general. These alternative markets may not be the panacea but they do offer significant opportunities to diversify and add to your bottom line whilst activity in the traditional oil and gas markets remains low.
The ‘moving towards a digitalised and automated world’ session (3B) will review some of the innovative technologies driving optimised OSV operations. Speakers will demonstrate the latest digital technologies, how data management can improve marine and logistics efficiency, and will digitalisation make a difference in the industry?
SESSION 3A: OPPORTUNITIES IN ALTERNATIVE MARKETSWORLD
14:10 Opportunities in the ‘Blue Economy’
David Sheret, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Archer Knight
14:30 Offshore & Floating Wind Sectors
Chris Anderson, CEO, 4C Offshore
14:50 Deepsea Mining
Eleanor Martin, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
15:10 Offshore Decommissioning Sector
Martha Vasquez, Associate Director, Upstream Oil & Gas, Boston Consulting Group
SESSION 3B: MOVING TOWARDS A DIGITALISED AND AUTOMATED
14:10 OSVs – Moving into the Digital Age
Robert Desai, Chief Commercial Officer, P&O Maritime Logistics
14:30 How Data Management and Analysis Can Improve Marine & Logistics Efficiency
Arnaud Dianoux, Managing Director, Opsealog
14:50 Will Digitalisation, IoT, AI, Machine Learning and Enabling Technology Make a Difference in the Industry?
Arild Sæle, Chief Commercial Officer, Scandinavian Reach Technologies
15:10 How Digital Capabilities Can Increase Vessel Earning Potential, Efficiency and Overall Profitability
15:45 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area
SESSION 4: JOIN THE ’’VALUATION, CONSOLIDATION AND COLLABORATION’ OR ’TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION’ SESSION
The valuation, consolidation and collaboration session (4A) will look at corporate consolidations’ past, present and future and the role that data has in the decision-making process. Speakers will share the vessels valuation and pricing realities in today’s tough market and review the opportunities collaboration and vessel sharing offers.
The technology and innovation session (4B) will showcase advances in vessel electrification and what this means for the sector, the latest developments in hybrid and alternative power sources and new design requirements for next generation vessels.
SESSION 4A: VALUATION, CONSOLIDATION AND COLLABORATION
Session Chair:Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media
George Horsington, Head of Offshore, ABC Maritime
Senior Representative, Caterpillar
17:05 Panel Session Collaboration and Vessel Sharing – The Future for the OSV sector?
SESSION 4B: TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
16:20 Eidesvik Experience with Hybrid Solutions
Jan Lodden, EVP and COO, Eidesvik Offshore
16:40 Improved Fuel Economy Through Software and Battery Technology
17:00 Addressing Environmental Challenges in the OSV Industry
Oskar Levander, SVP Concepts & Innovation, Kongsberg Maritime
17:20 New OSV Concepts for the Next Generation of Oil & Gas Operators
Ruben de Nie, Business Development Manager, Damen
17:45 Chairman’s day one closing remarks
17:50 End of day one
19:00 Drinks reception sponsored by Anglo-Eastern
20:00 Gala dinner sponsored by Cummins, followed by the Offshore Support Journal Awards sponsored by Bureau Veritas, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, DNV GL, Equinor, F3O, UPTIME International, V.Group and Vroon Offshore Services
DAY TWO: THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2020
08:30 Registration, and networking coffee sponsored by GE Energy Power Conversion
09:00 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media
SESSION 5: COLLABORATION, COOPERATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Key vessel owners and oil & gas companies will review the increasing need for collaboration across the industry and how this can be achieved. As well as reviewing how industry can achieve sustainability in the offshore sector.
09:10 Keynote: Collaboration in the Industry – A Vessel Owners Perspective
- Adapting to a changing industry, redefining our role as service provider.
- Working in partnership, anticipate and meet customer’s needs.
- Offering holistic solutions with a focus on innovation to drive efficiency and safety.
Henriette Thygesen, Chairman of Maersk Supply Service and CEO of Svitzer
09:35 Panel Session: Meet the IOCs
This panel session will provide a unique opportunity to hear from the oil & gas community.
- Changes the sector has been through since the 2014 crash and how these have/are being implemented.
- Key drivers in selecting an OSV partner and defining needs.
- Strategies for achieving a balance between increased energy demand and reduced emissions requirements.
- Doing things differently – moving towards servitisation.
- Collaborating and building relationships with OSV partners.
Patrick Gruppo, Global Marine Category Manager, BP
Alex Morton, Marine and Aviation Technical Authority, Chrysaor E&P
Morten Sundt, Manager – Marine, Equinor
Bo Jardine, Global Category Manager – Marine, Shell
10:15 Embracing Sustainability in the Offshore Sector
- Balancing economic growth, social development and environmental protection.
- Environmental sustainability and challenges for the OSV sector to meet market demands .
- Driving sustainability for the benefit of all in the offshore sector.
Ian Trebinski, Head of HSSEQ, P&O Maritime Logistics
10:40 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by GE Energy Power Conversion
SESSION 6: KEEPING AFLOAT
What will it take to keep afloat in a market still in recovery? This session will provide a detailed look at why the market hasn’t recovered in previously predicted timeframes, how companies are approaching the crewing challenge and what opportunities does restructuring offer and what availability and on what terms is financing available.
11:20 Managing Offshore Crew Employment Complexities
- Crew employment so far.
- New areas of operation, offshore and energy.
- Global employment solutions.
- Outlook and new normal.
Maciek Bejm, Offshore Business Development Director, V.Ships Offshore
11:40 Show Me the Recovery
- For some there are small signs of recovery, for others the pain remains.
- Why hasn’t the market recovered at the rate it was predicted to? Is there an end in sight?
Are the changes the sector has seen over the past 12 months or so here to stay?
Jeff Drake, Managing Director, Alix Partners
12:00 Refinancing and Restructuring for Growth in Challenging Economic Conditions
- Review of restructurings to date, the good & the bad.
- Trends in the sector.
- Applying lessons learned to future restructurings.
- Is there still more to come?
12:30 Panel Session: The Latest from the Financing Scene
- What makes the market investable, what are the banks looking for?
- Is there still an appetite for the banks to invest in the offshore markets?
- Is affordable vessel financing even available anymore?
- Alternatives to conventional lending – equity markets; venture capitalists; leasing structures from Chinese banks.
- Green lending – a review of the Poseidon Principles and what they mean for OSV owners.
Andrew Williams, Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright
Kristoffer Salbuvik Iden, Senior Vice President, Offshore Merchant Partners
Stig Horsberg Eriksen, Director and Head of Energy and Maritime Industries, SpareBank 1 SR-Bank
13:00 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area
SESSION 7: OFFSHORE INDUSTRY LEADERS OUTLOOK
This session will provide an update from Tidewater on their recent financial and corporate restructuring and a panel of distinguished leaders from OSV owners will share their plans to survive the next 12 months and position themselves for growth once the market upturn appears.
14:10 Case Study: A Review of a Recent Restructuring
- Update on the financial restructuring.
- Where are they now in the process.
- Has it gone the way they expected?
- Plans for the future.
Quintin V. Kneen, President, CEO & Director, Tidewater
14:35 Industry Leaders Panel Discussion
- Adapting to a new norm.
- Strategies to meet the changing needs of the client, becoming a one-stop service.
- Capitalising on emerging/alternative markets.
- Achieving environmental sustainability and the impact on the OSV sector.
- Gender equality in the OSV sector.
- What is the future of the offshore hydrocarbon sector in light of electrification, efficiency, renewables ...?
Gaël Bodénès, CEO, Bourbon Offshore
Christoffer Knudsen, Chief Commercial Officer, GC Rieber Shpping
Kelvin Teo, Managing Director, POSH Kerry Renewables
Quintin V. Kneen, President, CEO & Director, Tidewater
15:10 Session Q&A
15:20 Closing remarks from the conference chairman, Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media
15:30-16:30 OSV sector trade association and owners’ debate
The one-hour debate will focus on four specific topics to stimulate debate on the contribution of Trade Associations to the Offshore Support Vessel sector in:
- Development of Industry Standards and Guidance
- Encouraging professionalism in the offshore sector
- Opportunities for benchmarking among operators
- Decarbonisation and the potential requirement for new regulation
Each topic will be introduced by a senior representative from one of the following trade associations:
International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)
International Support Vessel Owners’ Association (ISOA)
The Nautical Institute
* Programme subject to change/amendments.
Confirmed attendees to 5-6 February Conferences
Oil Companies and Vessel Operators:
ADNOC Logistics & Services
Allianz Marine Services
Bibby Marine Services
Caspian Marine Services
Columbia Ship Management
Sea & Vessel Offshore Marine Services
Seacor Marine Holdings
Swire Pacific Offshore Operations
Total E&P Danmark
United Offshore Support
Vroon Offshore Services
Other Attending Companies:
ASSA ABLOY Hospitality
Bakker Sliedrecht Electro Industrie
Barry Rogliano Salles
Boston Consulting Group
Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems
Clarksons Port Services
Clyde & Co
C-Nav Positioning Solutions
Damen Shipyards Gorinchem
Department for International Trade
DNV GL Maritime
DP & Marine Assurance
ELA Container Offshore
Fearnley Offshore Supply
GE Energy Power Conversion UK
Glander International Bunkering
Global Maritime Consultancy
Novotel London West Hotel
1st floor, Champagne Suite
Hammersmith International Centre
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- Harvey Nichols
- Westfield Shopping Centre
- Kensington Gardens
- London Wetland Centre
- Hammersmith Apollo Theatre
- Lyric Theatre
Hammersmith lies on the River Thames and offers some of the best river pubs and restaurants in London:
The exhibition ran over the course of 3 days and the space was shared with attendees to the Offshore Wind Journal Conference, European Dynamic Positioning Conference and OSJ Subsea Conference (all running concurrently on 4 February) and the 2 day Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference (on 5-6 February).
2020 Exhibitors included:
Stand 1: OneStep Power Solutions
Stand 2: UniSea
Stand 3: PG Flow Solutions
Stand 4: Scandinavian Reach Technologies
Stand 6: Westcon Power and Automation
Stand 7: Vessel Technology
Stand 8: NAVTOR
Stand 9: ISOA
Stand 10: Sonardyne
Stand 11: Royal IHC
Stand 13: DNV GL
Stand 14: Bibby Marine Services
Stand 15: Eltorque
Stand 16: Opsealog
Stand 17: Fugro
Stand 18: Caterpillar
Stand 19: Osbit
Stand 20: Veripos
Stand 21: RH Marine and Bakker Sliedrecht
Stand 22: Seaonics
Stand 23: A&P
Stand 24: IMECA
Stand 25: Damen Shipyards Gorinchem