Global Market Outlook

23 January, 2014


Global Market Outlook 2014

23 January 2014 Aberdeen Breakfast Meeting

Chairman Chris Milner, Chairman, SUT Aberdeen Branch


Offshore Overview – Macro Market Trends and Subsea Market Opportunities
Matthew Sharpe, Analyst, Infield Systems

In a presentation analysing the offshore oil and gas markets, Matthew Sharpe will explore how recent trends in energy supply and demand have impacted the offshore markets. The presentation will pull on Infield’s proprietary modelling system by providing offshore activity and Capex forecasts before focusing on subsea market trends and opportunities. Finally, the narrative will focus on the markets ability to deliver the forecasted level of activity, with particular emphasis on rig availability and subsea tree manufacturing capacity.

The Subsea Market -Update on the Capital Markets and the M & A Environment
Mike Beveridge, Managing Director, Simmons & Co

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In this presentation, Mike will give an update on the capital and financing markets, talking through some major themes which are driving offshore and subsea activity both in the North Sea and internationally.

Insight to Current Industry Technology Challenges and Trends
Dr Patrick O’Brien FREng, Chief Executive, The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF)

In his presentation, Patrick will provide an insight to the subsea and related technology challenges faced by ITF member companies including operators and major service organisations, and look at the role of collaboration in the development and deployment of new technologies.
He will also seek to identify a technology development strategy for subsea that ensures it remains a key contributor to maximising hydrocarbon extraction from the UK North Sea, extending the life of the UK basin and maintaining the UK’s competitive edge in subsea within the international arena.