Subsea UK and Umbilical Manufacturers Federation Conference

Subsea UK and Umbilical Manufacturers Federation Conference

20-21 November 2019
Venue: Chester Hotel, 59-63 Queen’s Road, Aberdeen, AB15 4YP

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Subsea UK and the Umbilical Manufacturers Federation will be hosting a half day conference at the Chester Hotel in Aberdeen (21st November). There will be also be a networking reception at the hotel the night before (20th November).


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20th November

18:30  - 20:00     Networking Reception at the Chester Hotel

21st November

0900       Welcome from organisers – Subsea UK and UMF
Neil Gordon, CEO, Subsea UK; and Jørgen Dybvik, Chair UMF, and Product Line Manager, Aker Solutions.

First session – chaired by Neil Gordon, CEO Subsea UK
0910       UMF – achievements to date and future objectives (Fraser Thomson – Oceaneering)
0930       Safety considerations in Umbilical Manufacturing (Paul Tranter – JDR Cable Systems)
0950       Steel Tube Umbilical projects – Deepwater Challenges (Lars Mehus – Aker Solutions)
1010       IWOCS umbilicals - current challenges (Patrick Kearney – Fibron)
1030       UMF - Associate Membership (Adam Fellows – EBC and UMF)
1050       Q & A

1100 - 1120         Coffee break

Second Session – chaired by Patrick Phelan, Managing Director EBC and ex-UMF chair
1120       Umbilical Life extension – a challenge for the industry (Tom Moore – Shell)
1140       Power Umbilicals – a look to the future (Jon-Arne Hall – Nexans)
1200       Installation vessel umbilical handling solutions (Gavin Rippe – MAATS Tech)
1220       An operator’s view (Equinor)
1240       Q & A

1250 - 1330         Lunch             

1330       Bend Stiffener challenges and solutions (Josh Chadwick – Trelleborg)
1350       An installation company's view (Subsea 7)

1410       Q & A and concluding remarks (Patrick Phelan and Neil Gordon)
1420       Meeting close

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