The Energy Field of the Future

Call for Papers closed

10 November, 2022



The Society for Underwater Technology, The Hydrographic Society UK and Ireland (THS: UK&I) Scotland Branch and The International Marine Contractors Association are jointly holding our well-respected joint industry seminar 10th November 2022 at the Crowne Plaza in Aberdeen, UK.

The energy industry is currently experiencing a period of significant change, with ever-increasing focus on sustainability, while marine and underwater technologies continue to advance. With this scale of change ongoing, what does the field of the future look like, and how close are we to achieving ‘Net Zero’ targets? What transformative technologies and strategies will have the greatest impact to: operational efficiency, value creation, and Net Zero operations? How do we accelerate the integration of these solutions within our existing offshore assets?

0900 – 0915 GMT – Introduction and Keynote speaker: Greg Jones, Total E&P UK​

0915 – 1030 GMT – Visualisation

Grant Thomson, Savante, 3DGP: Adding a New Dimension to Subsea

Gregor Deans, FutureOn, Use of an Open Digital Data and 3D Visualisation Platform to Support the Design and Screening of Energy Mix and Net Zero Projects

Haaken Anhfelt, Oceaneering, Digitally Transforming Traditional Inspection and Maintenance Programs

1050 – 1230 GMT – Robotics

Andre Rose, IMCA, Development of USV Technologies

Alan Anderson, Oceaneering, New Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Increases Operational Efficiencies for Subsea IMR

Andreas Fechs, STL, Automated and Autonomous Operations for Offshore Energy using Ship-Based Robotics

Todd Newell, Nauticus Robotics, Advanced and Autonomous Robotic Technologies

1330 – 1450 GMT – Communication

Andrew Connelly, Imenco, Underwater Positioning, Communication and the Internet of Things

Mike Ellis, Sonardyne, Building an Intelligent Subsea Network to Build a Better Predictive Model

Kristi Terrasa, C-Power Alba, C-Power Vision for the Field of the Future

1520 – 1630 GMT – Alternative Energy

Chris Golightly, BLACKBIRD: A Hybrid CAES Storage Anchored Mono TLP VAWT-WEC

Joel Maisey, Murray Anderson, Crondall Energy, Next generation of facilities to reduce emissions and integrate with renewable generation and storage

  • SUT Members £149+VAT
  • Non-Members £199+VAT
  • There will be 20 places (limited) for students at a reduced rate of £50 plus vat.

Arrival and breakfast from 0830 GMT | Lunch from 1230 GMT

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