Riviera’s Offshore Support Journal Conference, Middle East is now in its 10th year, and will bring together leading shipowners, energy companies, EPC contractors, technology, and service providers to discuss opportunities, pertinent issues, and strategies to succeed in a booming offshore market.

Our programme will provide a comprehensive insight into the OSV activity in the Middle Eastern region and globally. Industry experts will assess regional trends and developments, strategic business opportunities and deliver the inside track on how to win business and grow market share across one of the world’s most dynamic oil and gas exploration hubs.

Our expert panels will also be sharing essential information on the contractual arrangements, strategies for pricing and marketing, and lessons learned working with local partners and stakeholders that underpin success. By joining us in Dubai, you will find out who is doing what, where the opportunities for local and international players are, which projects are driving development, advances in the jack-up market as well as the very latest on digitalisation, future fuels, and decarbonisation.

Offshore Support Vessel professionals will provide live answers to these questions and topics during the conference proceedings. The first session of Day One “Market Updates,” boasts a lineup of industry experts. Daniel DuBois from Clarkson’s Singapore will provide a comprehensive analysis of the global oil and gas market, OSV market status, and future development. Mark Kachouh of Petro Services will tackle trends in S&P activity and the reinvestment potential of the industry, while Jesper S. Skong from Fearnley Offshore Supply will evaluate the subsea sector’s opportunities and challenges.

The second session, "Financing, New Business Models, and ESG for a Dynamic Sector," features Souren Gharnagharian discussing financing in the Middle East maritime space, while Capt. Abhay Nimbalkar explores the importance of ESG in the maritime industry. Ian Chung from HFW will provide insights into operator issues in a rising market.

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The third session focuses on "Jack-Ups, Shallow-Water Drilling Rig Market, and Innovative Technology." Industry leaders like Jamie Taylor, Franck Jaussaud, Rahul Mehrotra, and Andrew McGregor will share the latest insights into the offshore jack-up market, new rig designs, opportunities in shallow-water drilling, and the role of fast supply intervention vessels (FSIV).

The final session, "Future Fuels and Innovative Technologies Enabling the Green Transition in the OSV Sector," features presentations by Marinus Jansen of Caterpillar Marine, Sebastian Schwarz of Rolls-Royce Solutions/Al Masaood, Pradeep Dias of VPS, and Damien Bertin of Opsealog. Topics include navigating the energy transition, pathways to decarbonisation, the viability of biofuels, and data driven OSV fuel efficiency.

While one half of the conference studies future fuels, Day Two dives into the contractor community’s insights on the offshore sector and its implications for the OSV sector. The Middle East’s offshore developments are at an all-time high. Dive into a detailed exploration of scaling up oil production, uncovering opportunities and future plays for OSV owners. Industry experts, including Johan Gustafsson, Capt. Sunil Chaudhary, and others, will provide invaluable insights.

Explore the future of the maritime industry in the digital age. Dennis Winterswijk and Ken Hellerud will shed light on Maritime 4.0, harnessing digitalisation, big data, AI, and innovations driving smart operations in the Middle East. Learn about creating a data-centralised platform for preventive actions and join a panel discussion with OSV industry leaders.

Don't miss the chance to network during coffee breaks and a sponsored lunch, offering valuable opportunities to connect with industry leaders and explore potential collaborations. This event promises to be a crucial platform for understanding the evolving OSV landscape and preparing for the future of maritime innovation.

The Offshore Support Journal Conference, Middle East, will take place on 6-7 December 2023 at The Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai. Get all the information about the dates, times and topics of the programme on our website: Offshore Support Journal Conference, Middle East 2023 - Events - Riviera (rivieramm.com). Register today to secure your conference pass!


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