This year’s Subsea Integrity Conference to be held in Houston, Texas, October 5-6 2015, will be the first to be shaped by a formal Steering Committee consisting of recognized experts & specialists drawn from the GOMs subsea industry.
“We wanted this year’s conference agenda to accurately reflect the developing needs of the industry. So we took on board feedback from our previous successful conferences and we are confident SSIC 2015 will be our best offering so far,” explains Kerr Jeferies, Senior Subsea Analyst at Upstream Intelligence.
The highly experienced committee will help to ensure that this happens, by determining the program and suggesting top calibre speakers from the industry to deliver critical insights during the two-day conference.
This means the conference is truly built by the industry, for the industry, and attendees will benefit from even more value for their money.
Steering Committee members, including John Allen (API 17A Design and Operation Subsea Production Systems); Don Wells (API 17N Subsea Systems Reliability); and John Vicic (API 17X Subsea Pumping Systems) will identify, secure and showcase:
- The latest subsea integrity regulatory updates;
- Industry recommended practices;
- Exclusive operator case studies
- And the most promising data management, inspection, intervention and remediation technologies.
“Securing the reliability of subsea systems and mitigating integrity risks has never been as important as it is now, especially with the low oil price, and this gathering is the number one meeting point for industry professionals in the Gulf of Mexico,” explains Kerr.
The Steering Committee has already identified these as the Top Sessions for 2015:
- Effective Data Prioritization
- Securing Integrity in Challenging Environments such at HPHT
- Subsea Standardization
- Brownfield IM: Inspections, Monitoring and integrated AIM
- Subsea Fatigue & Failure Remediation
- Process Safety & Risk Management Approaches
“It is Upstream Intelligence’s intention to build on the Steering Committee’s input and expertise to ensure that in the future valuable topic-specific working groups can meet off the back of each conference,” explains Kerr.
Ahead of the conference, attendees can access exclusive papers, reports, interviews and infographics by subscribing to the SSIC 2015 Brochure It will conveniently land straight in their inboxes as part of Subsea Insights Series 2015.
“There is no doubt that this, the 3rd Annual Subsea Integrity Conference, will be bigger and better than ever before with more than 200 attendees expected. It is also likely to draw a more diverse audience, maximizing opportunities for networking,” concludes Kerr.