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This page publishes news and profiles of relevant events and happenings within the offshore industry. Topics such as new technology, information on new developments or even an open forum on offshore related matters are planned.

Companies are welcome to issue any press statements and members are encouraged to air their views on current matters relating to offshore engineering or to give feed back on recent meetings and talks. Please email

Some parts of this site are now only available to individual members and representatives of the corporate members. If you wish to access  the reports of meetings, presentations and other industry information provided, why not join the society and continue to enjoy these and other benefits of the OES.

Associated Societies

The ICE has a knowledge page containing the profile and the activities of the all the associated Societies within the ICE. 

This can found on the ICE website at


Individual and corporate memberships run from January to December so please do not forget to renew your subs promptly.


Individual membership is just 20.00 per year. Corporate membership fees vary based on the company size.

To apply, download and complete the appropriate membership application form.


Individual membership form

Corporate membership form



The AGM was held on the 1st March 2017 -  Click here for the minutes.


We are always keen to co-opt any member onto the committee to help us promote the Society.  if you would like to be considered please contact , or any committee member.

Call for Papers

Call for Abstracts for Engineering in Chalk Conference

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Engineering in Chalk is a major two-day international conference organized by the British Geotechnical Association (BGA) with support from the Engineering Group of the Geological Society (EGGS), and will be held on 17th and 18th September 2018 at Imperial College in London.

 The Organizing Committee of the conference is pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for papers and posters. Submission is via the conference website , which includes instructions for authors and a MS Word template for abstracts.

Abstracts should be submitted under the following Technical Themes:

  • Case histories of construction and engineering in Chalk
  • Earthworks in Chalk
  • Foundations and piling in Chalk
  • Future engineering issues in Chalk
  • Geological hazards in Chalk
  • Offshore engineering in Chalk
  • Site investigation/characterization in Chalk
  • Testing in situ and laboratory in Chalk
  • Tunnelling in Chalk
  • Water and the environment

 The closing date for abstract submission is 30 April 2017.


There have been three radio broadcasts on Radio 4  on Oil: A Crude History of Britain in 3 Episodes


Click on the links below

 Episode 1

 Episode 2

 Episode 3



New from SUT


A subcommittee of the SUT Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics group has published this important document, which may be of interest to our members and can be downloaded without restriction for free:

Sea Discovery website provides online edition of The Marine Technology Reporter, providing underwater technology and ocean information.

Hydrate Newsletter link.

US Department of Energy methane hydrate research's articles, including a  look at Japan's hydrate R&D program's Phase 2 offshore production test activities.



The Energy Institute website -  provides  downloads of some free publications and read abstracts of articles in the two journals - Energy World and Petroleum Review.

Some of the articles have relevance to the offshore industry.

OES Kindred Bodies