Revamped OSEA2016 International Conference to align with current O&G industry
Monday, Oct 10, 2016
Knowledge, skills and strategies needed to navigate and overcome the current global oil and gas industry downturn will be the focus of this year's revamped OSEA2016 International Conference. To be held from 29 November - 2 December, the programme will consist of 18 in-depth sessions by top business leaders and an overseas site visit to a fabricating yard in Batam, Indonesia. In addition, OSEA2016 will also see the launch of LNG EquipTech Asia, a one-day conference on 29 November, Asia's only conference on technology for LNG processing.

"The current state of the industry has tested the resilience of many businesses in the oil and gas value chain. As companies struggle to stay afloat, they are confronted with challenges from every aspect. These pressing concerns will be addressed at the OSEA2016 International Conference, with each masterclass delving in-depth to critical issues and challenges faced by companies today and recovery strategies needed to overcome them," says IB Saravanan, Director -- Conference (Special Projects), at organiser Singapore Exhibition Services.

The morning plenary session on 30 Nov will feature a keynote presentation titled Synergising the Cross Country Expertise through Far Reaching Collaborations: Tiding over the Challenge. This will be followed by country focused sessions on Norway, Australia, the Netherlands, and Singapore spotlighting oil and gas and offshore/marine technology developments and collaborative opportunities with major firms from their respective countries.

Asia's top business leaders in Oil & Gas to share insights

Themed under three tracks titled Asset Optimisation, Operational Excellence, and Sustainable Growth, OSEA2016 International Conference's 18 sessions will be led by thought-leaders from top industry names including Petronas, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Schlumberger, Herrenknecht Vertical, Fluor, Reliance Gas Pipelines among others.  

Sukhy Barhey, Director of BMT Asia Pacific, who will be discussing how businesses can achieve high performance, acceptable risk and reduced cost in the current environment, comments, "In a market facing cost pressure and reduced investment, operators have to drive high performance and maximise the return on investments even from ageing assets, all while ensuring safe and effective outcomes and preventing costly accidents. This continuous balancing of risk and cost presents opportunities to improve plant productivity in a sustainable way."

"How can operators sweat the assets safely and maintain reliability? Ensure integrity of risk controls? Achieve regulatory compliance? Instil a strong safety culture? We will look at how risk management approaches and processes can be used to obtain an accurate picture of risk and aid decision-making that drives high performance whilst ensuring safe and reliable operations," adds Barhey.

Conference topics have been designed to provide deeper insights, answers and strategies on how to tackle some of the most critical challenges and obstacles that have emerged in today's reality of sustained low oil prices. Some highlights include:

  • Cost Effective Life Extension Techniques for Ageing Assets by Kaushik Mukherjee, Principal Engineer -- Civil and Structural, Petronas
  • Evaluating Exploration and Production Assets with Lower Break Even Points by Emma Wild, Head -- Upstream Oil & Gas, KPMG
  • Delivering High Impact HR for Industry Resurgence by Rukhsana Pervez, Leader -- Human Capital, Deloitte
  • Sustainable Strategies for Decommissioning and Well Abandonment by Dennis Vollmar, Product Manager -- Offshore, Herrenknecht Vertical
  • Renegotiating & Restructuring Contracts for Business Continuance by Ashley Wright, Partner, Pinsent Masons
  • Measuring HSSE Performance for Incident Free Operations by Dhirendra Mishra, General Manager -- Production, Shell Hazira
Conference debuts at OSEA2016

With Asia making up over 70 per cent of global LNG demand, and Singapore's ambition to rise to be the region's LNG hub, the inaugural LNG EquipTech Asia will cover the technical aspects of cost effective LNG processing and transporting.

For the first time, the OSEA International Conference will also include an overseas site visit. This year, delegates will get the opportunity to visit the Profab fabrication yard in Batam, Indonesia to witness first-hand the fabrication steps and processes, including assembly and release that go into manufacturing a complete topside module for an FPSO.

"In addition to the 18 sessions, it is crucial for us to launch LNG EquipTech Asia and organise the site visit to provide delegates with a deeper learning experience at OSEA. While the site visit will help delegates realise the complexities of module prefabrication, LNG EquipTech Asia will provide updates on equipment technologies in LNG's three CAPEX-intensive stages -- gasification, transportation and liquefaction," adds Saravanan.

The OSEA International Conference is held as part of OSEA2016 -- Asia's premier oil and gas industry event held from 29 November -- 2 December 2016 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

For more information, please visit : http://osea-asia.com

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