Can Offshore Operations be Environmentally Sustainable?
JIE - SUT, IMCA & THS:UKI Scotland Branch
30 November, 2023
0830-1630hrs | Crowne Plaza, Aberdeen
Cost (ex VAT)
Members £149 | Non-Members £199 | Students £60
The Society for Underwater Technology, The Hydrographic Society in Scotland & The International Marine Contractors Association are pleased to announce our programme for our joint seminar.
Sustainability is an increasingly discussed topic in the offshore energy industry, with terms like Net-Zero operations, electrification, carbon capture, renewable energy, alternative fuels and remote operations all critical to the overall sustainability goal.
In an age of energy transition, hydrocarbon recovery continues to be important for energy security while renewable energies become an increasing factor in the energy mix. However, hydrocarbon recovery is also of extreme economic importance in support of funding energy transition and Net-Zero goals, while also continuing to be extremely important for non-energy related requirements such as plastics and pharmaceuticals.
How can offshore operations be as environmentally sensitive as possible?
09:00 – 09:15 Introduction Keynote Speaker – Ross Dornan (OEUK)
09:15 – 10:30 Electrification
Bodhi Sarkar: Glasgow Caledonian University/Verlume
Co-Location of Hybrid Offshore Renewable for Off-Grid Electrification: Case Study on North Sea Assets
Julien Manach: Subsea 7
Comparison between an integrated all-electric subsea production system and a standard electro-hydraulic system
11:00 – 12:15 Environmental Protection
Peter Toxopeüs: Fugro
Moving to Net-Zero – the role of alternative fuels
Kris Vedat: P&O Maritime
FlexDelivery Optimising Offshore Logistics
Gregor Strachan: Oceaneering
Protecting Marine Mammals: Improving Accuracy of Identification and Safely Increasing Operational Windows
12:15 – 13:15 LUNCH
13:15 – 13:30 IMCA Update – Mary Ntamark
13:30 – 14:45 Optimisation & Remote Operations
John Murray: FutureOn
Optimising offshore wind farm design by contextualising key data layers in a design digital twin
Charlie Reith & Dr Ciprian Zavoianu: SeaFlo
Services Remote Maritime Operations Augmented by Intelligent Asset Digital Twin Technology and Low Touch Energy Solutions
Matthew Brannan: EIVA
How to optimise offshore vehicle time via better planning tools, smarter automated vehicle behaviours and rigorous quality control
15:15 – 16:30 ROBOTICS
Alan Anderson: Oceaneering
The role of subsea robotics in sustainable operations: Solutions designed to support the energy transition
Kevin Murray: MacArtney
eLARS – The world’s first all-electric launch and recovery system
Steven Cowie: Nauticus
Net-Zero Operations using shore-based Operations, Supervised Autonomy and Machine Intelligence