Mind the Gap Warns Subsea UK's Technology Conference

22 November 2007

Closing the technology gap will be the focus of Subsea UK’s fourth annual technology and innovation seminar - Subtech 2007

Industry body, Subsea UK launched Subtech in 2004 with the aim of providing an annual, London-based event focused on the development of technology in the subsea sector.

This year’s event, organised by Subsea UK in association with ITF and SUT, will take place on 13th of December at the Institute of Directors’ offices in Pall Mall, London. It will be proceeded by a networking dinner in London on the 11th December

Subsea UK chief executive, David Pridden, says: “This year’s event will seek to identify the gap between the subsea technology oil and gas operating companies need to extract the remaining reserves and the technology being developed in the sector. We will highlight the progress of current leading technology developments and initiatives and discuss how the industry could benefit from a co-ordinated approach to the development of new technology.

“At a time of escalating costs, we need to examine how technology can play a major role in reducing those costs and enabling the industry to maximise production.”

An impressive line-up of speakers from companies including BP, Total, Shell, Technip, BG Group and Vetco Gray will reveal what impact new technology could have on future subsea developments and discuss where they see the technology gap.

“Pridden adds: As one would expect the majority of Subsea UK’s events are held in Aberdeen. However, Subsea UK is a country-wide initiative and our annual London event aims to draw in subsea companies and operators from the South-east and the London area, providing wider networking opportunities for our delegates.

Places at the conference can be booked on line at www.subseauk.co.uk or by phoning Subsea UK on 01224 355355.

Subsea UK was established as a focal point for all stakeholders to promote the sector and maximise its opportunities globally. It provides a national forum for collaboration, diversification, commercialisation of technology and co-ordinated marketing at home and overseas.