OES History

  Ray Hobbs has been busy trawling the archives to prepare a potted history of the OES listing the Chairpersons and all past events and meetings.

The Offshore Engineering Society was formed in 1987 by the Institution of Civil Engineers to promote interest and scholarship in both the scientific and applied aspects of offshore engineering.

Chairpersons to date have been as follows:
1987 – 1989 John Derrington

1989 – 1991 Dr Edmund Hambly

1991 – 1993 Ron Goodfellow

1993 – 1995 Dr Peter Blair-Fish

1995 – 1997 Hugh Williams

1997 – 1999 John Waddell

1999 – 2001 Tom Aldridge

2001 – 2004 Dr Ray Hobbs

2004 – 2006 Neil Glover

2006 – 2009 Peter Keel

2009 – 2012 Neil Glover

2012 – 2015 Mark Knight

2015 – 2018 Tim Eyles

2018 – 2021 Trevon Joseph

2021 – 2024 Philip Cooper

2024 – 2027 Giorgio Giuliani

John Derrington and Dr Edmund Hambly also served as President of the ICE (in 1984 and 1995 respectively).

Many distinguished offshore engineers have, over the years, served on the main committee in London or the branch committee in Aberdeen.

Technical meetings, covering a wide range of topics, have been held regularly in London and Aberdeen. The London and Aberdeen meetings, held since the formation of the society, are listed below:

PS: Use the table below to find the correspondent presentation and video link in Members Area – Previous Meetings page by clicking in https://oes.org.uk/previous-meetings-members/  






FEB 18 (lunch)

The future applications of new technology offshore

J Dailey

MAR 18

R & D in the offshore industry

JN Mansfield

OCT 08

Exploring for oil in deep water west of Shetlands

G Bowie

OCT 15 (lunch)

Storage of waste below seabed

SJ Taylor

NOV 05

Abandonment of oil rigs

STS al Hassani

NOV 20 (lunch)


M Beckkeheiem


FEB 10

CONFERENCE: Cost reduction in offshore engineering


FEB 17 (lunch)

Assessment of offshore platforms

WJ Winkworth

MAR 08 – 09

SITE VISIT: English and French electricity stations related tothe under Channel electricity cables


MAR 16

Repairs – the state of the art

IE Tebbett

APR 20

Concrete platform at Ravenspurn

RC Luedke

MAY 19 (lunch)

Training engineers for offshore industry

B McNaughton

MAY 25

Corrosion and protection


OCT 12 (lunch)

Project management offshore

MD Haynes

OCT 27

Hutton tension leg platform

ERG Bell

NOV 23

How collaborative research helps offshore engineers

RK Venables

DEC 08

Analysis of pile groups

SWM Komaromy &
BW Ims

DEC 16 (lunch)

Community policy on financial support for research and development in the offshore sector

R de Bauw


JAN 26

Benefits of limit state / plastic design to topsides structures

Brian L Smith

FEB 23

The evolution of modern structural steels: weldability, corrosion resistance and toughness

H Colt

MAR 21 (lunch)

Talk by Member of Parliament

P Morrison

MAY 25


A Palmer

SEP 26

Design fabrication and installation of the Veselfrikk jacket

M Baerheim

NOV 14

Miller platform – post Piper studies

G White and MJ Payne

DEC 07 (lunch)

Pollution control



JAN 18 (lunch)

Ocean resources and research

D Lennard

FEB 28

The use of aluminium in offshore structures


MAR 28

Future European field developments, Annual Dinner


APR 25

One well tripod

D Duncan

SEP 20 (lunch)

Heavy lifts

J Mitchell

OCT 03

Computer aided design

K Logendra

NOV 07

Jackup stability

EC Hambly &
BA Nicholson

DEC 06 (lunch)

Risk analysis

R Sylvester-Evans


JAN 23

European standards for offshore structures

S Thorburn, P Dowling & RO Snell

FEB 26 (lunch)

Where next with concrete platforms?

CJB Roberts

MAR 26

1st Annual Dinner, EPIC contracts

P Blair-Fish

APR 17

Marine operations, Snorre field development

JI Knodsen

SEP 25

The LRFD version of API RP2A: limit state practice for designing fixed offshore platforms

GAN Thomas

OCT 16 (lunch)


J Carter

NOV 20

Deep water jack-ups

PA Thomas

DEC 11 (lunch)


JR Potter


JAN 15

The geotechnics of marine anchors
(joint with BGS)

T Aldridge, C Chipcase, G Degenkamp, W Craig

FEB 19 (lunch)

Subsea developments

D Appleford

MAR 25

2nd Annual Dinner


APR 15

Offshore pipeline installations using dynamically positioned vessels

S Dotinga

SEP 16

Should offshore structures be designed for earthquakes and if so how?

P Blair-Fish & G Simms

OCT 14

Partnering – fashion or necessity

R West

NOV 11

Developments in concrete offshore structures

A Knudson

DEC 09

Seabed scour in the offshore environment

R Whitehouse


JAN 20

CONFERENCE: Offshore iInnovations and economics


FEB 24

North Sea platform decommissioning

WG Laver

MAR 31

3rd Annual Dinner


APR 28

Computational fluid dynamics

N Rhodes

SEP 23

ICE engineering research in Atlantic Canada
(joint with RAE)

D Kaye

OCT 21

What future for horizontal well technology? (joint with SUT)

G Ferguson & H Rabia

NOV 11

Troll Olje concrete floater

S Storaas

DEC 01

Response of offshore platforms to wave and earthquake forces (joint with SECED)

BA Izzuddin, RM Kenley, & AS Elsashai

DEC 08

Oil and the environment – should it be a burning issue?

S Morgan


JAN 11

Partial safety factor calibration for the North Sea adaptation of API-LRFD & Modelling of environmental loading in the adaptation of LRFD to UK offshore structural design practice

RC Turner


A Theophanatos &
AHS Wickham

FEB 01

Putting Hurricane Andrew in context – was it thye “big one”

AA Denton & N Lynagh

MAR 16

4th Annual Dinner


Prospects for oil and gas

C Smith, M Spaven &
J Waddell

APR 13

Implementation of the Cullen report –a review of progress

A Sefton

SEP 14

Armada topsides savings through compact heat exchangers

R Haugh

SEP 29

CONFERENCE: Requalification and decommissioning of offshore installations (joint with IMechE)


OCT 12

Ringing response of offshore platforms

P Duncan & R Rainey

NOV 30

Pileless jacket foundations – a new era
(joint with BGA)

M Baerheim, C Erbrich & MC Ferguson


JAN 11

Challenges for the West of Shetland

R Kenison

FEB 08

New fatigue guidance for offshore structures

J Sharp

MAR 08

5th Annual Dinner


Cost reduction in the new era

V Tuft, J Griffiths & R Edwards

APR 05

Jack up site assessment

M Hoyle & J Trickey

SEP 20

Judy/Joanne – from concept to reality

PD Williams

OCT 18

Offshore piling – past, present and future

J de Jonge

NOV 29

Composite materials offshore

PAC Medlicott


JAN 16

Mobil’s Lancelot and Excalibur platforms – conventional versus EPIC contract strategy and essential management techniques required for a successful EPIC contract
(joint with ICE)

J Gilchrist &
K Logendra

FEB 21

BP Harding development

G Harris, M O’Flynn & K Robson

FEB 22

CONFERENCE: Minimising the impact of decommissioning
(joint with Institute of Petroleum)


MAR 13

6th Annual DinnerAlliance contracting,


APR 17

Steel or concrete monopods?

D Collier & M Smith


Debrief on OTC axial pile behaviour session (joint with SUT)


SEP 11

Management of the Norne project

P Urdahl

OCT 02

New advances in pile design (joint with BGA)

R Jardine

OCT 09

Latest developments in offshore drilling technology

P Spicer

NOV 13

Taut and catenary moorings

M Delaney & R Stonor


JAN 22

Floating production. Concrete or steel? Ships or floaters?

RJS Harris, D Kerr, M Basaran & I Whitby

FEB 19

Plastic lined pipes

B Jones

FEB 26

Alternative methods for blast analysis on structures


(joint with SECED)

R Yeung

MAR 19

7th Annual Dinner The future of the gas market


APR 16

Ekofisk II

K Morbraten

SEP 30

The Andrew project

A Dawson

OCT 22

Caspian developments

M Sparkes & E Sjolie

NOV 19

Blast response – what next?

M Birkinshaw

NOV 26

CONFERENCE: High strength fibre cables (joint with ICE)



JAN 21

The big wide world of ISO standards

D Galbraith

FEB 18

Advances in downhole technology

B Daniel

APR 02

8th Annual Dinner, A vision of future infrastructure in the UKCS

A Hunt & S Sasanow

APR 28

Offshore safety – where are we going? Should construction follow? (joint with ICE)

P O’Ferrall

APR 29


D Collier

SEP 30

The HP/HT nature of the Shearwater development

J Stubbs

OCT 21

The civil construction market from an offshore perspective

J van der Graaf

OCT 29

Dismantling oil platforms (joint with ICE)

R Daniels

NOV 18

The impact of the design and construct regulations

B Marshall

DEC 02

Safety implications for offshore foundations of conductor and shallow well drilling

Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant


JAN 20

Offshore technology developments to meet environmental challenges


FEB 03

Offshore soil structure interaction (joint with SECED)

RO Snell & N Ramsey

FEB 24

Getting into deepwater!

RO Snell

MAR 24

9th Annual Dinner


North Sea industry – are we right for the future?

N Smith

APR 28

Why offshore engineers should know more about reservoirs

D Aron

SEP 29

Millenium bug and offshore engineering

A Taylor

OCT 27

Laminaria and Corallina development

P Crerar

DEC 02

Renewable energy from the sea

G Senior


JAN 26

Installation of Caspian pipeline off-loading buoy in the Black Sea

A Crowle

FEB 23

Terra Nova – Building the first FPSO development for the Grand Banks of Newfoundland – the subsea challenges

S Allen & C Kassner

APR 12

Safety cases for deepwater production systems

M Grant

JUN 29

OTC geosciences debrief (joint with SUT)

K Day, I Hamilton &
G Griffiths

SEP 20

Future energy supply trends and possible impacts

A Hunt

OCT 18

Development of a deep field in West Africa

V Alliot

DEC 06

First Annual Film Evening:


Anasuria – A rare bird


The Shearwater project – an overview


South Arne gravity base structure


Operation North Sea

Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant


JAN 24

The Skiff project – Trident platform

P Strowlger

FEB 22

Malampaya CGS – a Filipino success story

D Collier

APR 25

Marine facilities for the Reliance refinery and petrochemicals complex, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

I Mirchandani

SEP 13

OTC 2001 – debrief on geotechnical aspects
(joint with SUT)

P Power, M Cook &
J Osborne

OCT 10

The role of engineers in resolution of disputes arising from offshore construction and supply projects

P Cassidy & A Ma

NOV 21

Offshore windfarms – past, present and future

P Fish

DEC 13

Second Annual Film Evening:




Wandoo – innovation in energy


Forties report

Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant


JAN 09

Engineers as experts in dispute resolution

P Cassidy & A Ma

FEB 07

Structural integrity of MCP 01- concrete platform

G Prakhya, & R Ffrench

MAR 06

Bow and Greenwater Loading

N Barltrop &
T Hodgson

APR 03

Recent research findings of the Fire and Blast Information Group

F Hamdan

MAY 09

Conversion of a tanker to an offshore storage and offtake installation (joint with RINA)

A Stephens

SEP 18

Debrief on the Offshore Technology Conference 2002

F Hamdan & K Day

OCT 16

Marine current turbines

P Fraenkel

OCT 22

The refloat of the Maureen steel gravity platform
(joint with ICE)

P Broughton & R Davies

NOV 20

The Azure project – the feasibility of floating LNG process and storage

J Sheffield

NOV 26 – 28

CONFERENCE: Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics (joint with SUT)


DEC 03

Third Annual Film Evening:


The Leadon development


Offshore construction pioneers


Offshore windfarms




West Natuna


CSO Deep Blue: the making of a giant

Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant


JAN 15

Pollution, environment and the offshore engineer

P Read

JAN 23

Offshore crack detection using acoustic emission methods (joint with RINA)

L Rogers

FEB 12

The role of the energy loss adjustor

J Donald

FEB 27

CONFERENCE: Offshore windfarms: Why appropriate site investigation will reduce uncertainty, cost and risk
(joint with SUT)


MAR 12

High explosives technology and applications

S Miller

MAR 27

The Maclure field – from Gremlin to Gryphon
(joint with IMechE)

P Nieve


Safety in the offshore industry – paying lip service or paying attention?

H Bolt

MAY 15

Mediating offshore oil and gas contract disputes

P Cassidy


Design issues for topsides located on an FPSO

C Earl

SEP 24

Structural dynamics of offshore wind turbines
(joint with SECED)

E Bossyani and B Byrne


UK’s new deep ocean remotely operated vessel (ROV) – Isis (joint with RINA)

P Mason


ISO 19900 Series – international standards for offshore structures

D Galbraith

NOV 25

Making Penguins fly (joint with IMechE)

N George


Fourth Annual Film Evening:


Under the North Sea


The world’s greatest oil rig


Barracuda – Caratinga project

Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant



Ocean energy developments – tide, wave and wind energy

T Trapp

JAN 28

Seabed liquefaction and submarine landslide


(joint with SECED)

R Jardine, A Palmer &


S Dunn


Sakhalin II development – an overview

M Zitterich & C Fenwick


Barracuda Caratinga project

R Argiolas & M Hesar


 Single Point Mooring

Andrew Newport – SBM


 Helicopter Operations

Steve O’Collard – Scotia


The Challenges of the Canadian East Coast Offshore


Vincent Morgan – C-Core

JUN 15

10th Annual Dinner

Deconstruction of the Maureen Platform and Loading Columns.

(Joint meeting with ICE)


Presented by Peter Broughton 


Offshore Emergency Response


Mark Talbot-Sykes & Michael Wilder -Petans


“Oil from the Ocean Depths – the Challenges of Deep Water Engineering”  

(Joint meeting with ICE, IMechE IEE Chilterns Area. Venue: Chilterns University)


Leofric Studd – BP.

OCT 7 & 28

Offshore Wind Farms – Recent Development  

(Co-sponsored with RINA and I MarEST

Venue: LRS)


Captain Mike Frampton, London Offshore Consultants

OCT 20

Shah Deniz Project


Rob Kelly – BP




Dr Tanmay Sarkar of Saipem UK Ltd

& Dr Justin Penrose of ANSYS – CFX


Co-sponsored meeting with the ICE Energy and Maritime Boards marked the launch of the ICE Offshore Wind Farms E-mail Forum.  

Plus:  New Guidelines for Offshore Site Investigations for Marine Renewables presented by SUT

Mark Finch of RPS Hydrosearch


The 5th Annual Film Evening

The History of the World War 2 Maunsell Sea Forts;

The Murchison Project;

Into the Deep


Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant


JAN 12

The Carbon Trust Marine Energy Challenge

John Callaghan of the Carbon Trust


Buzzard Project


Paul Doble and Stephen Kirby,

Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd


EURIPIDES/ Ras Tanajib Pile Load Tests

Harry Kolk, Fugro


Scroby Sands Wind Farm

Adrian Chatterton – Powergen

MAR 17

The Institution of Structural Engineers is promoting and co-sponsoring with the OES a technical meeting on:

Offshore Structures

Richard Snell,

BP Exploration

APR 25

Design and Installation of the Valhall Piggyback Structures

Mr. Torstein Alm, Aker Kvaerner


Dispute avoidance and resolution – the engineer’s role

Peter Cassidy, Masons

MAY 24

Offshore Wind Farms – Security of Monopile Foundation Installation

Mark Richards, and Peter Clutterbuck of Seacore

JUN 15

Float-Over Decks

Stuart Guy of Noble Denton


Eugene Island – Platform Removal in The Gulf of Mexico

Bill Clifford, MSL Engineering


Experiences of a recent entrant to the UK North Sea

John Scrimangeour -Petro-Canada


The Ocean Power Delivery Pelamis – Progress and Prospects

Richard Yemm Managing Director, OPD

OCT 13

Offshore Wind Farm Email Forum

Seminar chaired by Nick Hill. Talk by David Kerr on gravity foundations; by Richard Ford on Intermittency; and  by Richard Gold ring on cable issues.

OCT 18

Upstream Weather – Metocean Data for the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry

David Hulse, Senior Applied Scientist, Marine. Met Office

OCT 18

Exploiting Elephants – Pushing the Engineering Boundaries of Ultra Deep Sea Oil & Gas

Professor Carl Ross  BSc., PhD., DSc., CEng., FRINA, Professor of Structural Dynamics, University of Portsmouth


International Marine Contracting  21st Century Challenges

Hugh Williams, IMCA

NOV 15

Onshore response to offshore emergencies

Neil Fraser


The 6th Annual Film Evening

THE BIG TOW (1989) Tow of Gullfaks C GBS from Vats to Stort in 1989.

THE SAFETY CASE Archive film covering the Piper Alpha disaster, the Cullen Report and the requirements of the subsequent Safety Case regime.

THE AGBANI FPF PROJECT (1999) Conversion of vessel in 1998, followed by tow and installation in the Abana field, offshore Nigeria.

THE TRAVELLER (2005) Newly released film showing the Ormen Lange project, including the Storegga slide.

KIZOMBA A (2001) Fabrication of a tension leg platform in the Netherlands and installation offshore Angola.

GOLDENEYE (2002) North Sea Goldeneye steel platform and associated infrastructure.

Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant

DEC 13

Windstore: A Concept for Large Scale Offshore Wind Energy Storage

Gus Cammaert DnV


JAN 11

Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics

Important Topics from the recent International Symposium in Perth, Western, Australia

Professor Guy Houlsby, Oxford University and others.

Joint meeting with BGA


JAN 17

Sakalin Project

Robert Buchanan


Well Control

Andrew Rees, Matthews Daniel International (London) Ltd.

FEB 21

Challenges of Offshore Decommissioning

Norrie Ramsay – BP Project Decommissioning Manager


AGM & Scroby Sands Offshore Wind Farm

Adrian Chatterton, E-ON


FPSO Survivability design – a consistent approach incorporating risk and reliability analysis

Paul Frieze, PAFA


Decision and Risk Analysis – Engaging with the Knowledge Base

Pat McIntosh, Atkins

MAY 30

Advances in Deep Water Technology

Richard Snell – BP


Structural Integrity Management of Mature Assets

Mohammad Nabavian – PSN

OCT 11

Fire and Blast Structural Design Technology

Steve Walker – Atkins Oil & Gas


Metocean Design and Operating Criteria for Offshore Projects

Howard Lawes  – Noble Denton


7th Annual Film Evening

BORN IN FIRE – 1980’s Archive film on the construction and installation of the North Rankin A Platform, Western Australia

THE STOREGGA SLIDE – 2003 Covers the geological aspects of the slide and its impact on the Ormen Lange Development

ARKLOW BANK WIND FARM INSTALLATION – 2003 Installation of wind turbines by the Jumping Jack jack-up rig

Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant


JAN 10


Carbon Trust Activities in Marine Energy


John Callaghan (Carbon Trust)

FEB 07


Development of Deep Water Egyptian Offshore Gas Fields

David Blacoe & David Smith (Intec)

FEB 20


Fusion – Possible Business Opportunity for Offshore Engineers

Dan Mistry (UKAEA)

MAR 07


Floating LNG – Are We Ready to Leap the Hurdle?

Brian Songhurst (Energy and Power)

MAR 20


Green Passports for Decommissioning

Helen Manson and Steve Danton (LR)

APR 04


Geohazards – A New Name for an Old Problem

S. Thomas (Fugro Ltd.)

APR 17


Application of FFS in the Offshore Industry

Afshin Motarjemi (DNV)



Retrieving a Damaged Jack-Up Following Hurricane Damage

Richard Stonor (Noble Denton Consultants)

MAY 15


Jack-up Issues

Rupert Hunt (Shell)



LNG Tanks and Offloading Systems

John Kernaghan (Noble Denton Consultants)



ISO 19900 General Requirements for Offshore Structures

David Galbraith (Poseidon International)

OCT 03


Fibre Optics and MEMS Technology for Offshore Asset Management

Dr Ather Sharif (Civil Engineering Dynamics)

OCT 16


NW Hutton Decommissioning




Steel Castings

Paul Muckford & Tony Wood  (Sheffield ForgeMasters)


NOV 13


Helicopter & Helideck Operations Offshore

Steve O’Collard, Chief Pilot (CHC Scotia Ltd)

DEC 04



8th Annual Film Night

OPERATION NORTH SEA Archive footage from 1965.

DELIVERING GROWTH History of Woodside and recent developments.

TROLL OIL – RAISING THE BAR Origin of the Troll oil filed and the story of its development.

LOBITO TOMBICO PROJECT Subsea development offshore West Africa.

EAST SPAR Subsea development operated through a control buoy.

BRENT REDUNDANT FACILITIES DECOMMISSIONING Decommissioning of the Brent Flare Tower using the SSCV Saipem 7000.

Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant

DEC 13


Life Extension

Joint Meeting with IStructE

Graham Morrison – HSE Offshore Division



JAN 17


Design and Construction of the Millau Viaduct

Vincent de Ville de Goyet  (Bureau Greisch)

JAN 09


Pile Driving and Pile Manufacturing

Martin Ros (MENCK GmbH) and Jack Op den Kamp (SIF Group BV)

FEB 06


Suction Pile Foundations for Offshore Structures

Mark Riemers (SPT Offshore)

FEB 21


Beatrice Windfarm

Joint Meeting with IStructE

Allan MacAskill – Talisman Energy

MAR 05



Riser Soil Interaction in Soft Clay Near the Touch Down Zone

Dr. Tapan K. Zen (KBR)

MAR 18


Dealing with Emergencies a Technical Perspective


APR 15


Ice Loading in the Arctic

Dr. Gus Cammaert – Det Norske Veritas

MAY 07


Creating some Wealth from Offshore Engineering and Enjoying the Challenge

Joint Meeting with IMarEst

Tony Trapp – IHC’s Engineering business

MAY 22


Structural Aspects from Sea Eagle & Bonga FPSO’s Offshore Nigeria

Joint Meeting with IStructE

Bill Laver – Shell



Offshore Pipeline Operational Response Analysis and Design

Dr. Emil Maschner – JP Kenny

OCT 01


Scour Control Around Gravity Based Structures

Dr Richard Whitehouse – HR Wallingford

NOV 01


An Insight into Deep Water Remote Intervention Work

Mark Varley – Subsea 7

DEC 03


9th Annual Film Night

THE ENERGY IN OUR LIVES Recent developments by Woodside in Australia with particular reference to LNG. 

ANGEL PROJECT Three short films covering load-out and installation of the Angel platform on the North West Shelf of Western Australia.

SYCAMORE PROJECT Subsea development of the Venture Sycamore project in the North Sea.

POWER FROM THE SEAS & EMEC – GENERATING CHANGE Two short films on the work of the European Marine Energy Centre in the Orkneys in the development of marine renewable energy.

Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant


JAN 07

London Array Wind Farm 

Morten Liingaard

Dong Energy

FEB 04

Structural Integrity of Older Platforms

Les Newman

Atkins Oil and Gas

FEB 25


Risk, Reliability and Life Extension of Ageing Offshore Structures

One day seminar organised by IMechE


MAR 04


Field Development Project

Angola Block 18

Mark Hudson


APR 01

Deep Water Mediterranean Pipeline Route Survey

Richard Brown, Peter Warden – J P Kenny


The Hutton TLP– The Homecoming

Richard Austin – Global Maritime

OCT 07

Tidal Stream Energy

Mike Smith and Tim Cornelius Atlantis Resources

NOV 04

FPS Mooring Systems – Trial and Tribulations

Martin Brown (Consultant Naval Architect) – Noble Denton Consultants Ltd.

DEC 02

10th Annual Film Night


Pt1 West Libya Gas Project: Sabratha platform

Pt 2 Greenstream Project: Greenstream Pipeline

Two films about the West Libyan Gas Project and associated Greenstream pipeline.  The Sabratha offshore project set a world record with a 12100T deck lift by the Saipem 7000, while the Greenstream pipeline set a record with S lay installation in 1127m by the Castro 6. 

JURA: Fast Track to Success

Film about the development of the North Sea Jura high pressure, high temperature gas field covering subsea and pipelining activities. 


Film about the development of a crude oil terminal, offshore Romania including onshore works, pipelines, PLEM and SPM. 


Pt1: Short impression

Pt2: Construction

Two films about the Princess Amalia Wind Farm, offshore Netherlands

Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant


FEB 09

Liquefied Natural Gas Tanker and FLNG

John Kernaghan

FEB 17

Key Aspects in Designing Topsides Structures to Resist Blast Loading

Professor Simon Thurlebeck and Michael Hasson – MMI Ltd.

MAR 03

Legal Topic: Ignorance of the Law is no Defence

Peter Cassidy – Pinsent Masons

MAY 13

Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm

Brian Inwood, ODE Ltd


Current ROV Tooling Intervention Technology

James Gibb – J P Kenny Ltd

OCT 06

Deep Water Pipe-Soil Interaction

Joint meeting with the BGA

Jean-Francois Christophe Ballard from Fugro Engineers SA/ NV and David Brutin from Atkins Boreas

OCT 25

Anchors for Offshore Oil and Gas Applications

This  meeting was held on the HQS Wellington, the home of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners who were co sponsors together with IMarEst, RINA and the Nautical Institute. 

Senol Ozmutlu – Vryhof Anchors bv Netherlands. 

DEC 06

10th Annual Film Night

BLUE STREAM PROJECT          This  film covered the laying of the pipeline from Russia to Turkey using the Castoro 8 and Saipem 7000 vessels.  A highlight is the S7000 passing under the Bosphorus crossing (just)!

EKOFISK II                                          This archive film covered the remedial works which were necessary following gross settlement of the Ekofisk platforms due to reservoir depletion, and the then future plans for the Ekofisk area. 

PLUTO LNG PROJECT          Covering both offshore and onshore development for the Pluto LNG project, West Australia

ROBIN RIGG OFFSHORE WINDFARM  Scotland’s first offshore windfarm, in the Moray Firth.

GIRASSOL PROJECT – This covers a challenging pipeline repair project in water depth of 1300m, offshore Angola

PLUTO LNG PROJECT – CONSTRUCTION UPDATE        Latest (August 2010) update on the Pluto project

PILE ON SPEED An amusing item to finish on…

Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant


FEB 02

History of Offshore Structures.

Neil Glover gave an in depth talk on how the oil industry began and presented many photos of early exploration and production up to the 1990s. 

Neil Glover

MAR 02

Buzzard  Enhancement Project

Stephen Kirby, Nexen Petroleum Co.

MAR 03

Decommissioning of Offshore Structures: Aspects and Options for their Removal

Professor William Penney, MSc, CDipAF, CEng, FRINA, FSUT,  

Penney Marine Consulting & Visiting Lecturer, Southampton Solent University

APR 06

Wave Forces on Structures

Venue: I Struct E

Scott  Dunn, HR Wallingford

MAY 03

Shallow Gas in the Tophole Section

Co sponsored with The Geological Society

Dr Stella Kortekaas – Fugro BV 

JUN 02

Capacity of Grouted Connections in Wind Turbine Structures

Dr Inge Lotsberg, Vice President, Det Norske Veritas (DNV)


Subsea Production Systems

Hugh Doble – Project Engineer, Subsea7

OCT 05

Construction Planning and Installation of the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm

David W Summers BEng, CEng, MICE, MIMarEST
Construction Manager, Fluor UK Limited

OCT 12

Key Aspects in Designing Topsides Structures to Resist Blast Loading

Dr. Simon Thurlebeck and Michael Hasson from MMI Ltd.

NOV 01

Circular FPSO Projects

Frederick Major  Vice President Business Development/R&D of Sevan Marine.

NOV 09

FPS Mooring Systems – Trials and Tribulations

Martin Brown of Noble Denton

DEC 06

12th Annual Film Night

BRAE B INSTALLATION 1987 Archive footage of platform and topsides installations.

NORTH WEST SHELF VENTURE Developments in Western Australia, including North Rankin 8, and gas processing.

BC10 PROJECT Pipeline project in water depths of up to 2000m in the Campos Basin.

GREATER GABBARD OFFSHORE WINDFARM The foundation installation challenge (Seaway Heavy Lifting) Wind turbine installation by the Stanislav Udin.

MAXIMA A SEISMIC SURVEY IN A CORAL REEF ENVIRONMENT Investigating the effect of seismic survey on marine life.

THE GREGG SEAFLOOR DRILL DEEPWATER SITE INVESTIGATION TOOL New, remotely operated seafloor rig for deepwater marine soil and rock investigation.


The traditional “and finally” clip.

Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant


JAN 11


Subsea Conductor Design

Emily Eadington Technical Manager, 2H Offshore Engineering Ltd

JAN 11


FPSOs an Insurance Perspective

Clive Whitcroft, Senior Adjuster- Charles Taylor Adjusting.

FEB 08


Single Lift Decommissioning and Hutton TLP Re-use update

Richard Austin, Global Maritime

MAR 07


A New Monohull Heavy Lift Vessel – Oleg Strashnov

Wim van der Velde – Seaway Heavy Lift

MAR 14


Structural Integrity Monitoring

Ray McGlynn – Business Development Manager Fugro Structural Monitoring

MAR 22


Pipeline Bundles,  Design & Installation

Willie Watt Subsea7

APR 04


SPS an Innovation in Repair and Conversion for the Offshore Industry

Rob Duffin -Intelligent Engineering, Director, SPS Overlay

MAY 02


North Sea Fixed Platforms: from a materials perspective.

Alan Denney

MAY 29


Development of Wave and Tidal Energy and the Benefits of Risk Based Certification

Claudio Bittencourt and  Benson Waldron

Det Norske Veritas

JUN 06


Aspects of Offshore Wind Turbine Foundation Design and Instrumentation During Foundation Installation

co-sponsored with the BGA

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute



Pipeline Bundles,  Design & Installation

Willie Watt Subsea7



Deepwater Hybrid Riser Technology

Tim Eyles, Managing Director, 2H Offshore

OCT 03

On Capacity of Cylindrical Shaped Grouted Connections with Shear Keys

Dr Inge Lotsberg, Vice President, Det Norske Veritas (DNV)

OCT 10

Brownfield Modifications – A Weight Challenge

James Harker – Project Manager, Wood Group Mustang

NOV 08

Monitoring the Integrity of Offshore Jacket Structures

Susan Gordon – Fugro GEOS Ltd – Structural Monitoring Division

DEC 04


13th Annual Film Night

1. BRITSATS – Fabrication The Britannia Satellites Phase 1 Development involved the simultaneous development of the Callanish and Brodgar fields through subsea tie-backs to a new platform bridge-linked to the existing Britannia platform. This first of three films covers the fabrication of the Bridge Linked Platform (BLP)

2. BRITSATS – Installation.  This second film covers the transportation and offshore installation of the BLP jacket, deck and bridge

3. BRITSATS – Subsea.  The final film in the trilogy follows the subsea tie-backs from the new wells to the BLP

4. SEVEN BOREALIS – Conversion and construction of Subsea Seven’s new pipelay and heavy lift vessel

5. REMOVAL OF DP2 JACKET BY MEANS OF BUOYANCY TANKS.  Novel technique for removal of Frigg DP2 platform

6. CASTOR STORAGE FACILITY – project description. Gas storage project offshore Spain

7. ORMONDE CONSTRUCTION.  Construction and installation of the Ormonde windfarm

8. LONDON ARRAY.  The largest windfarm to date

Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant



Aberdeen Film Night

Matthew Maddox – Chairman OES region.


JAN 10


Site characterization in nearshore and offshore geotechnical projects

Co-Sponsored with BGA

Joek Peuchen – Fugro

FEB 06


Installation of Big Monopiles

Christoph Dytert, MENCK & Jason Clark, LDD

FEB 14


Corrosion Failures

Jim Britton – Deepwater EU Ltd

MAR 06


Developments in jack-up site specific assessment and ISO 19905-1

Mike Hoyle, GL Noble Denton

MAR 13


Geotechnical Engineering Through Lifecycle of a Project from Conception to Decommissioning

Jamie Irvine – Cathie Associates

APR 10

Mooring and Anchoring Practices Offshore

Senol Ozmutlu – Vryhof Anchors

MAY 01


Risk Management in Offshore Oil & Gas

John Yates, Marsh Limited

OCT 02


Design of foundations for offshore wind turbines: Dynamic Soil-Structure-Interaction considerations.

Professor and Chair in Geomechanics Subhamoy Bhattacharya – University of Surrey

OCT 09


Lessons Learned from 1st and 2nd Generation Topsides Weight Databases

Mike Taylor Libra Engineering Ltd

NOV 06


An update on the Offshore Oil & Gas Decommissioning Market

Brian Nixon, Decom North Sea

NOV 13


Cathodic Protection of Subsea Structures – Retrofit Analysis, Calibration and Comparative Assessment

James Horton – Frazer-Nash Consultancy

NOV 20


Introduction to Offshore Engineering for Students and Graduates


DEC 03


14th Annual Film Night

1. North Rankin B – NR2 development project (30min 25sec)
Installation of North Rankin B platform by sscv Hermod in late 2011, and floatover of topsides in 2012

2. Jasmine – The story so far (10min 03sec)
Loadout, sailaway, and installation by sscv Saipem7000, of topsides for the Jasmine project earlier this year

3. Malampaya – Deepwater gas to power development (16min 04sec)
Archive footage from 2001 covering novel seafloor preparations for, and ballasting operations of, the Malampaya GBS plus dredging works for floatout and pipeline activities

4. Subsea rock installation (12min 00sec)
An in-depth look at sophisticated rock dumping techniques

5. Nord Stream – Russian landfall (8min 00sec)
Pull-in at Portovaya Bay for this 1200km pipeline supplying gas from Russia to Western Europe

6. Belwind – Phase 1 offshore windfarm (3min 49sec)
Installation of windfarm offshore Belgium

7. Castor Storage Facility – Timelapse PUQ platform installation (4min 34sec)
Installation of Castor PUQ platform by sscv Thialf

8. A pile on speed (2min 03sec)
Return of the traditional “and finally” clip….


Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant


JAN 08


Grouting Applications in the Offshore Petrochemical and Renewable Energy Industries

John Hudson, FoundOcean Limited

FEB 05


Floating LNG – A Rapidly Expanding Technology & Business

Brian Songhurst

MAR 05


Grouted Connections – What can be learned from previous R&D and the monopile failures to help the offshore industry design reliable connections?

Dr Colin Billington  Helacol Consulting Partners

MAR 12


An Introduction to Laying, Burying and Repairing High Voltage Subsea Power Cables

Ian Sherrington, Mwaves Ltd

APR 02


Deepwater Construction Vessel Aegir

Ramon de Haas – Heerema Marine Contractors UK Ltd

APR 09


Dynamic behaviour of offshore wind turbines

Dr Domenico Lombardi  – Edinburgh Napier University

MAY 07


Subsea Well Response Project

Lazina Chowdhury, Wood Group Mustang.

JUN 04


Design challenges of the ultra deep Guara-Lula project in Brazil – Vertically Loaded Suction Anchor Groups

Majid Hesar Principal Engineer Subsea 7


Oil & Gas Exploration in the Arctic

Prof. Alastair Fraser – Imperial College London

OCT 01

Onshore – offshore geology:  The vital link for the engineering of offshore windfarms founded in chalk. 

Joint OES/EGGS meeting, presented by Rory Mortimore of ChalkRock and John Carey of Wind Support Ltd

Richard Holdgate, National Grid Carbon, Solihull, UK

NOV 05

CCS in the UK – The Humber Cluster


DEC 03

15th Annual Film Night

1. The Murchison project              Archive footage showing installation of the North Sea Murchison platform in 1979

2. Gunfleet Sands demonstration project  Demonstration project featuring two new 6MW turbines adjacent to the existing Gunfleet Sands windfarm, offshore Clacton

3. Tombua Landana installation project  Installation, by SSCV Hermod and SSCVThialf, of deepwater compliant tower offshore Angola in 2008

4. Mighty ships – Peace in Africa   Documentary on seabed mining offshore South Africa

5. Novel pile driving technique The traditional “and finally” clip…

Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant


JAN 14

Offshore Windfarm Foundations

 Ben Wysome – Ramboll.

FEB 04

Seabed Mining – unburied treasures awaiting collection

Stef Kapusniak, Business Development Manager – Mining (Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd)

MAR 04

Golden Eagle Area Development 

Stephen Kirby (Nexen) 

APR 08

Floating Wind Turbine Generators

Simen Moxnes – Statoil

MAY 06

A North Sea Launch Jacket Installation

James Tate, MEng, Naval Analysis Engineer at Saipem Ltd.


The PSVM Project – Deepwater Subsea Installation Challenges’ 

Subsea 7


A History of Offshore Structures

NEIL GLOVER (Director, GMOC Ltd) and MARK KNIGHT (Manager of the offshore structures and marine engineering department, CB&I


Decommissioning and Installation with the Pioneering Spirit

A joint OES Meeting with the Honourable Company of Master Mariners (HCMM)

André Steenhuis – Vice President Innovations, Allseas

OCT 01

Quantitative Risk Assessment of Geohazards in an Offshore Environment

EGGS / OES joint meeting

David Ruston Fugro GeoConsulting and Andy Mills AM Geomorphology

OCT 07

Conductor Anchor Node Technology

WOLFGANG MATHIS, MSc, PhD (Technical Manager, NeoDrill AS) and ROI SANTOS BSc, MSc (GeoConsultancy Manager, Gardline Geosciences Ltd)

NOV 04

Modern Offshore Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA)


NOV 18

Introduction to Offshore Engineering for Students and Graduates

Mark Knight – Offshore Structural Engineering

Trevon Joseph – Offshore Geotechnical Engineering

Simon Bowles – Deepwater Riser Engineering

Mike Hallet’s – Offshore Renewable Energy

Rowan Edmondson –  Offshore Pipelines

Eirini Spentza – Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Consulting

DEC 02

16th Annual Film Night

1.  Fortuna 3D marine seismic Seismic survey for Woodside’s Fortuna field, offshore Western Australia

2.  Heerema Marine Contractors  Covering activities including jacket, TLP, topsides and pipeline installation plus platform removal

3.  Clair Ridge – Meeting the construction challenge                Recently released film showing progress to date on this West of Shetland development

4.  Enochdhu Bundle project  Launch of the longest man-made movable structure in the world 

5.  West of Shetland spool loadout and installation Loadout and installation of spool pieces for the Laggan Tormore project


6.  IVRR subsea manifold removal 2013  Removal of three subsea manifolds from the Ivanhoe and Rob Roy fields by sscv Hermod

7.  Aeolus meteo mast installation  Installation of two met masts, 75km offshore Netherlands and Germany

8.  Bellwind   Installation of wind turbine generators, transformer station and cables, offshore Belgium

9.  Twin crane lift – Part 1 

10.Twin crane lift – Part 2 

The traditional “and finally……” slot

Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant


JAN 06

Offshore Wind: A Systems Engineering Re-think

Prof. Seamus Garvey (Nottingham University)

FEB 03

GUARÁ & LULA NE – The BSR Project

Pedro Viana, Technical Manager, 2H Offshore and Hans van Diemen, Project Manager, Subsea 7

MAR 02

MeyGen Project

David Collier, Atlantis

APR 06

THE INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE – The Mid-Atlantic Current Hindcast

Dr Nicolas Fournier, Science Manager, UK Met Office

MAY 18

Blue Piling Technology

Jasper Winkes of Fistuca BV. 

JUN 08

Search for Flight  MH370

Rob Luijnenburg


Structural Integrity Management: Someless Routine Activities

Phil Wicks, Manager, SIM and Structures Unit, DNV GL

OCT 05

Advances in Composite Materials for Offshore Applications

Charles Tavner

Commercial Director Magma Global Ltd

NOV 02

Clair Ridge Project

Paul Keeler, BP Clair Ridge T& I Manager


Kevin Hampson, BP Geotechnical Technical Authority

DEC 06

17th Annual Film Night

1. Operation North Sea Archive film showing installation of two steel platforms in the North Sea, 1965

2. Clair Ridge progress – to 2015  and 2016 update Topsides fabrication and installation for two platforms west of Shetlands, 2015-16

3. Decommissioning the Brent field  Plans for decommissioning the North Sea Brent field, including use of Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit, 2016

4. SMD trenching machine QT1400  Pipeline trenching tool

5. Tullow TEN project Pipeline and subsea structure installation offshore Ghana, 2016

6. Tideway – offshore contractor Scour protection by rock dumping

7. Kentish Flats Extension inauguration  Getting the local community onside for expansion of an offshore wind farm, 2016

8. Blue Piling Pt1 and Pt2 Innovative technique for driving offshore wind farm monopiles

9. The search for the MH370 Record-breaking deep water survey offshore Western Australia for remains of the lost Malaysian Airlines plane

Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant


Jan 10

Process Engineering for Non-Process Engineers

Chris Rasiah, Genesis & Brian Songhurst Oxford Inst for Energy Studies

Feb 02

Large Scale Earthquake Analysis of integrated Subsea Facilities

DR Majid Hesar , SUBSEA 7

Mar 01

Offshore Kite Power

Bill Hampton, Kite Power Systems

Apr 04

Corrosion risks and mitigation strategies for offshore wind foundations

A R Black, FORCE Technology

May 03

PISA: New Design Methods for Offshore Wind Turbine Monopiles

Prof. Byron Byrne, Oxford University

Prof. Lidija Zdravkovic, Imperial College

Jun 17

Managing scour and Infill in Offshore Projects

Dr Richard Whitehouse, HR wallingford

Sept 06

Underwater Mining: Worldwide developments and emerging market opportunities

Stef Kapusniak, Mining Soil Machine Dynamics

Oct 04

Reeled Pipelines

Soheil Manouchehri 

Nov 01

Deepwater Riser System Technologies

Richard Harrison, Rohit Shankaran, SubSea7

Dec 05

Annual Film Night

1. Offshore construction pioneers (23min55)
Archive film from 1978 showing early installation activities in the North Sea
2. MD3 subsea cable plough (3min56)
Equipment for installation of subsea cables
3. West Nile Delta – Taurus Libra project, 2015 – 2017 (6min15)
Installation of subsea infrastructure offshore Egypt
4a, b. Dudgeon offshore windfarm (4min48, 0min59)
Two films showing installation of North Sea windfarm, which came onstream in 2017
5. Clair Ridge hook-up and commissioning, 2017 (6min35)
Completion work on the Clair Ridge project, West of Shetland
6. Quad 204, 2107 (8min05)
Further development work West of Shetland, including replacement of the Schehalion FPSO by the Glen Lyon
7. Ichthys project, 2016 (32min47)
Installation on North West Shelf of Australia, using Heerema’s DCV Aegir
8. Wavewalker (1min17)
Novel nearshore jackup


Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant


Jan 10

Mooring Systems for Oil and Gas vs Floating Wind

Dr R V Ahilan, LOC

Feb 07

Calling in the Lawyers What to expect and how to ease the pain

Clare Kempkens, Partner, K&L Gates and Adam Constable, Keating Chambers

Mar 07

HMC Sleipnir 20,000 tonnes heavy lift vessel

Duncan Edwards, Heerema Marine Contractors

Apr 11

Offshore Structural Monitoring

James Mackenzie, Fugro

May 09

Young Engineer’s Seminar

Miguel Negro

Dimitrios Tsiropoulos

Jordan Geear

Luke Graydon

Michael Cridland

Jack Glen

Anderson Peccin da Silva

Satya Gayathri Anandavijayan


FPSO Technologies and Solutions considering challenging economic and
environmental climates

David C Dobson, Safinah UK

Keith W Hutchinson, Babcock

Sept 05

Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, Foundation Design

Sebastien Manceau, Atkins

Andrew Hynd, Atkins

Oct 10

Offshore Launch Jacket Installation

Paul Corry, Heerema Marine Contractors

Nov 14

Deep-Sea Mining in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone – Recent Developments

Dr. Philomène Verlaan, University of Hawai


19th Annual Film Night

1. Operation PLUTO (4min 56sec)
Archive newsreel from 1945 on the World War 2 “Pipe Lines Under the Ocean” project
2. Deepwater J-lay pipeline installation (2min 50sec)
Animation showing the J-lay technique
3. Heerema then (11min 23sec)
Promotional film (from circa 1980) covering the very early days of Heerema
4. Valemon jacket (12min 55sec)
Fabrication of jacket and installation in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea in 2012
5. F16-A installation (17min 01sec)
Loadout and installation of jacket and topsides in Dutch sector of North Sea in 2004
6. Arkun Dagi float-over (1min 31sec)
Float-over of topsides on gravity base structure offshore Sakalin Island, Russia, in 2014
7. Murchison topsides decommissioning (5min 39sec)
Removal of topsides in UK sector of North Sea in 2016
8. Miller decommissioning (8min 30sec)
Removal of topsides and jacket in UK sector of North Sea, from 2017 to 2018
9. Equinor’s highlights – summer 2018 (4min 24sec)
Various recent offshore activities
10. The suction bucket jacket (6min 01sec)
Installation of suction bucket jacket in Borkum Riffgrud 1 windfarm, Denmark, in 2014
11. Hywind Scotland – the world’s first floating windfarm (9min 12sec)
Installation of 5 floating wind turbines, offshore Peterhead, in 2017
12. Decommissioning of Vindeby offshore windfarm (5min 24sec)
Removal of the world’s first offshore windfarm, in Denmark, in 2014


Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant


Jan 09

Installation of a Wind Turbine Generator onto Floating Foundation

Anton Slozkin, Saipem

Feb 06

Subsea Cables

Ian King, Soltech Group

Mar 06

But it wasn’t my fault

Philip Barnes, Fenwick Elliot LLP

Apr 03

Suction Caisson Design Guidelines – An Overview of Carbon Trust OWA Project

Jamie Irvine, Cathie Associates

May 01

Latest Extended Reach Drilling Innovations – Technologies for marginal reserves

Iain Hutchison, Merlin ERD

May 05

Floating Tidal Energy – An alternative vision for a new marine industry

Andy Scott, Orbital Marine Power

Sept 04

Engineering the Johan Sverdrup Export Pipeline Project

Matthew Lloyd, Saipem

Oct 02

Data Driven Geo-Solutions for Efficient Offshore Wind Foundations

Rasmus T Klinkvort, NGI

Nov 06

Extended Lift Operations during Miller Platform Removal

Hoi-Sang Chan, Saipem

Nov 11

Special Event for Students and Graduates – Introduction to Offshore Engineering


Dec 03

20th Annual Film Night

01. Farewell SSCV Hermod (4minOO)
02. Martin Ling: installation (5minD8)
03. Equinor project highlights summer201g (4min35)
04a. Prelude – Pile installation (12min05)
04b. Prelude – The maiden voyage 2013 (7min21)
04c. Prelude – Mooring the largest floating facility ever built (5min)
04d. Prelude – Life onboard a floating LNG facility (5mvnD8)
05. LLOG projects 2018-8WOLF, Red Zinger and Claiborne (6min50)
06. Castoro 7 pipelay activities (4min43)
07. Anchor tests offshore Australia (4min52)
08. Ekofisk platform removal campaign 2009 & 2010 (3min55)
09. Anholt offshore Windfarm installation 2011-2013 (22min31)
10a. DOT Wind turbine – monopile installation (Imin17)
10b. DOT Wind turbine – turbine installation (Imin31)
11a. Orbital Marine 02 2M’vV tidal turbine (Imin43b
11b. Orbital MarineSR2DDO 2MW tidal turbine (2min12)
12. Transport Of first blade to Tonstad onshore windfarm (Imin03)
13, A pile on speed (2min03)


Dr Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng- Independent Geotechnical Consultant


Jan 08

Decommissioning of Offshore Wind Farms:

Dawn of Cyclical Offshore Projects

Christopher Lloyd, Ramboll

Feb 05

Single Lift Topside Decommissioning: An Alternative Approach

Edward Unwin, Atkins UK

Mar 04

Progress Towards Deep-Sea Mining – Environmental Aspects and Associated Engineering Challenges

Prof. Philip P.E. Weaver, Director Seascape Consultants

Jun 17

New Eyes in the Deep

Steve Hall, SUT

July 29

Offshore Wind and Nat Cat Risk – an insurance perspective

Andrew Norris, Swiss Re

Aug 26

Mooring systems for floating gas facilities

Jon Dunstan, London Marine Consultannts

Oct 07

Suction Pile Jackets for Offshore Wind and Oil & Gas

Richard van Breugel, Suction Pile Technology

Oct 21

Submerged Floating Tunnels – Design & Development

Gordon Jackson, Arup 

Dec 02

Subsea Power Cables: A Marine Warranty Surveyor’s Perspective

Capt. Chris Sturgeon   Pembridge


Jan 20

The curious case of the shifting sands of the Southern North Sea and a Pipeline Rupture

Dr. Mazin Eltayeb, Pipelines Consultant, Petrofac

Feb 03

Challenges in the design and construction of offshore wind turbines foundations including sites in far east Asia

Professor Suby Bhattacharya, University of Surrey

Feb 17

Experimental Research in Fluid Mechanics applied to Offshore Renewable Energy

Prof. D. Greaves, University of Plymouth, 

Prof. R. Willden, University of Oxford

Prof. R. Whitehouse, HR Wallingford

Feb 25

Challenges of Jacket supported Wind Turbine Generators in Rock

Dr I Thusyanthan, Jorge Parra Rodriguez, Atkins

Mar 03

Hollandse Kust Zuid project – Deep Dig-It buries power cables to 5 metres depth

Joost van Wiechen, Van Oord

Mar 17

Stopping The Lights Going OUT In Egypt – WND Project

Liz James, SubSea7

Apr 14

Blue Growth Farm – feeding the future – floating multipurpose Platform

Kevin Aubriere, Alderic Blanc and  ED Safier, all Safier International

May 26

Calculating the reliability of fixed offshore structures: recent developments arising from the LOADS JIP

Richard Gibson, Offshore Consulting Group Ltd

Prof. Chris Swan, Imperial College London

Jun 02

Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics for Complex Grouted Connections in Jacket Foundations

Anirud Ganguly, Saipem Ltd

Jun 16

Offshore Wind Constraints and Opportunities

Tania Moreira, Technical Director, Copenhagen Offshore Partners

Sept 08

Wave Impact on Structures

Jannette B. Frandsen, Fluid-Structure Systems

Sept 22

Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) Foundations – How does the Design Choice Affect the Installation?

Dr. Evren Armaoğlu, Saipem Ltd

Oct 06

Floating Substations for Gigawatt-Size Floating Windfarms

Justin Jones, Civil and Structural Group Leader, Petrofac Engineering and Consultancy Services

Oct 20

Dynamic Power Cables for Floating Offshore Wind Applications

Daniele Caruso, Offshore Wind Consultants Ltd.

Nov 03

The Future of Renewable Energy – Wave Energy Converters

Jonathan Meason, CorPower Ocean

Dec 01

Moving towards one common set of industry requirements for offshore structures

Philip Smedley, Global Team Manager for Offshore Structures, BP


Jan 05

SubseaXD – McDermott’s Digital Twin Platform

Mina Ya-alimadad

Feb 02

Installation Aspects of Floating Wind Turbines

Alan Crowle

Feb 16

The MeyGen Tidal Array – Industry pioneer

Fraser Johnson

Mar 02

Challenges of Long Power Interconnection: Sun Cable as a case study

James Hunt

Apr 06

Key Challenges and Learnings

Erm Dolphy

May 11

An Overview of the LOGGS Removal Project and the Environmental Challenges When Working in this Area

David Allen

Jun 01

How Heeremas Simulation Center Makes The Impossible Possible Onshore

Vincent Mullenders

Sept 07

The Baltic Pipe Above Water Tie-in Project

Lukasz Ramowski

Oct 05

Lessons Learnt in UXO Risk Management and Geophysical Survey

Lee Gooderham

Dec 07

Seagree Offshore Substation Platform (OSP) Jacket Installation, Naval Analysis and Practice

Christina Prodromou


 Feb 01

 Rapid Development of Marginal Oil&Gas Fields with Low Cost Offshore Pipelay

 Charlie Hughes

Edward Currey

 March 01

 Offshore Pipeline Integrity, ensured with Engineering Critical Assessment

 Dr Daowu Zhou

Graeme Roberts


 Apr 19

 Seismic Excitation of Offshore Wind Turbines and Transition Piece Response

 Christelle Abadie

Chris Hamilton


 May 03

The C1 Wedge Connection, the next generation wind turbine connection

 Jasper Winkes

 Jun 07

Design of the Floating Wind Foundation

Waldemar Banasiak

 Sep 06

Subsea cable stability on rocky seabeds

Chas Spradbery

 Oct 09

Floating Offshore Wind: FES Stinger-Keel Model and Wave Tank Testing for Mooring Design

Mauricio Suzuki and John Alderson

 Nov 01

Fatigue life assessment of offshore wind turbine foundations

Ali Mehmanparast

 Nov 08

Graduate and Student – Introduction to Offshore Engineering


 Dec 06

21st annual film evening

1. 10 Biggest Oil Rigs in the World ( 9:02 min)
2. Peregrino C – Highlights from the installation of the main support frame (1:25 min)
3. Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Project – A to Z (short version) (2:40 min)
4. Allseas_Equinor-Johan Sverdrup field complete (3:06 min)
5. The Tyra Gas Development Project (2.50 min)
6. Tyra Redevelopment Project Numbers (1:16 min)
7. ALLSEAS_Total – Tyra Redevelopment, Completion of the Removal Campaign (3:17 min)
8. Tyra Redevelopment Steel Cutting Ceremony (1:56 min)
9. Sail Away Project Tyra McDermott Batam (5.53 min)
10. Tyra East (1:20 min)
11. Maersk-Tyra West (1:22 min)
12. Hereema-project Tyra finished offshore (1.46 min)
13. The Future of the North Sea (8:29 min)
14. Saipem -New Energy Frontiers – Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland (1:30 min)
15. Orsted-How Offshore Wind Farms Work (2:08 min)
16. Building Offshore Wind Farm in the North Sea | Free Documentary Shorts (14:16 min)
17. Saipem-Fecamp global music (3:31 min)
18. Floating wind turbine installation (3:46 min)
19. Full story of Hywind Scotland – world’s first floating wind farm (9:13 min)
20. Offshore Jack up Drilling Rig Move Animation – Dorsea International (2:12 min)
21. Pioneering Spirit removes the Valhall QP topsides on 14 June 2019 (5:13 min)
22. INPEX Ichthys LNG Project (5.42 min)
23. Shell Vito Development (14:25 min)


David A Loader

Principal Civil/Structural Engineer, Tierramar Engineering Ltd


Feb 07

Geotechnical risk management of offshore windfarm projects

Dr Indrasenan Thusyanthan

Mar 06

Artificial Reefs: A Nature-based Solution to restore Marine Life

Harrison Short