“I found the Congress to be a great learning and networking opportunity. It was very well attended and I had no second thoughts about being a part of it again this year.” explained Jerry Joynson, Director, Proposals and Technology department from SBM Offshore.
Apart from presenting at the 13th Annual FPSO Congress 2012 this year, Jerry and his team from SBM Offshore will entertain selected oil operators and subcontractors during a site visit to get a view of their FPSOs getting converted in Keppel shipyard, Singapore.
In addition, Technip will welcome oil operators and vessel owners to visit their unique flexibles manufacturing facility in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. While attending a conference is in itself rewarding, for the first time in thirteen years, attendees will be elevated to a whole new level of conferencing experience with the opportunity to survey FPSO shipyards.
For the last twelve years, the Congress has proven to be the biggest platform to explore the opportunities and advancements in monetizing offshore reserves using FPSO technology. With recent market reports from Douglas Westwood predicting close to 130 FPS installations installed worldwide in the next four years, Singapore, this September, will play host again to the largest gathering of the FPSO community. The event attracted over 350 delegates, 25 exhibitors and 45 presentations last year, making it the most anticipated FPSO gathering.
Ross Mierendorff, General Manager FPSO Operations in Nigeria for Bumi Armada sums it up perfectly, “12 successful years of the FPSO Congress journey can only make us long for more.”
Andrew Lamshed (VP, Bumi Armada), Lars Odeskaug (COO, Sevan Marine), Maarten Van Aller (COO, Petrofac), Antonio Cailao (CEO, PNOC) , Carlos Mastrangelo (Facilities Manager, Petrobras), Michael Hamblin (GM, Woodside Energy) and other C level executives from Bluewater, Teekay, Maersk will enrich the illustrious list of keynote speakers this year.
With exclusive geographical updates from Nigeria, Brazil, China, India, a revamped line up of presentations as well as topics in dedicated streams, and a whole host of technology power houses including ABB, Technip, Cetco,Wartsila, Subsea7, Hempel, Sherwin Williams, DPS, ABS are key highlights of the Congress agenda this year.
A brand new venue in Singapore Expo will help the Congress attain the next level through a vessel owner- oil operator led conference agenda thoroughly complemented by an exhibition from the service industry.
It has been 12 years since the FPSO Congress set sail and it has been a success story year after year. The stage is set for a much bigger event in 2012 as it continues to analyse the inexorable rise of FPSOs.
Subsea World News Staff , May 30, 2012