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

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 meetings, held since the formation of the society, are listed below:

DATE

TITLE

PRESENTER

1987

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)

Statoil

M Beckkeheiem

1988

FEB 10

CONFERENCE: Cost reduction in offshore engineering

Various

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

Various

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

1989

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

Pipelines

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

Various

1990

JAN 18 (lunch)

Ocean resources and research

D Lennard

FEB 28

The use of aluminium in offshore structures

Various

MAR 28

Future European field developments, Annual Dinner

Various

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

1991

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)

Gannet

J Carter

NOV 20

Deep water jack-ups

PA Thomas

DEC 11 (lunch)

Safety

JR Potter

1992

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

Various

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

1993

JAN 20

CONFERENCE: Offshore iInnovations and economics

Various

FEB 24

North Sea platform decommissioning

WG Laver

MAR 31

3rd Annual Dinner

Various

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

1994

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)

Various

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

1995

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

1996

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)

Various

MAR 13

6th Annual DinnerAlliance contracting,

 

APR 17

Steel or concrete monopods?

D Collier & M Smith

JUN

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

Various

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

1997

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

Various

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)

Various

1998

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

Wandoo

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

1999

JAN 20

Offshore technology developments to meet environmental challenges

Various

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

2000

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

2001

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:

 

Offshore

 

Wandoo – innovation in energy

 

Forties report

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

2002

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)

Various

DEC 03

Third Annual Film Evening:

 

The Leadon development

 

Offshore construction pioneers

 

Offshore windfarms

 

Malampaya

 

West Natuna

 

CSO Deep Blue: the making of a giant

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

2003

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)

Various

MAR 12

High explosives technology and applications

S Miller

MAR 27

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

P Nieve

APR 2

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

H Bolt

MAY 15

Mediating offshore oil and gas contract disputes

P Cassidy

JUN 4

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

OCT 9

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

P Mason

NOV 5

ISO 19900 Series – international standards for offshore structures

D Galbraith

NOV 25

Making Penguins fly (joint with IMechE)

N George

DEC 4

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

2004

JAN 7

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

FEB 4

Sakhalin II development – an overview

M Zitterich & C Fenwick

MAR 3

Barracuda Caratinga project

R Argiolas & M Hesar

APRIL 7

 Single Point Mooring

Andrew Newport – SBM

MAY 5

 Helicopter Operations

Steve O’Collard – Scotia

JUN 1

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 

SEPT 8

Offshore Emergency Response

 

Mark Talbot-Sykes & Michael Wilder -Petans

SEPT 21

“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

NOV 3

A RANS – BASED TECHNIQUE FOR CALCULATION OF ADDED MASS AND DAMPING COEFFICIENTS OF COMPLEX OFFSHORE STRUCTURES

 

Dr Tanmay Sarkar of Saipem UK Ltd

& Dr Justin Penrose of ANSYS – CFX

NOV 8

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

DEC 1

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

2005

JAN 12

The Carbon Trust Marine Energy Challenge

John Callaghan of the Carbon Trust

FEB 2

Buzzard Project

 

Paul Doble and Stephen Kirby,

Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd

MAR 2

EURIPIDES/ Ras Tanajib Pile Load Tests

Harry Kolk, Fugro

MAR 9

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

MAY 4

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

SEPT 7

Eugene Island – Platform Removal in The Gulf of Mexico

Bill Clifford, MSL Engineering

SEPT 22

Experiences of a recent entrant to the UK North Sea

John Scrimangeour -Petro-Canada

OCT 5

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

NOV 9

International Marine Contracting  21st Century Challenges

Hugh Williams, IMCA

NOV 15

Onshore response to offshore emergencies

Neil Fraser

DEC 6

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

2006

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

FEB 1

Well Control

Andrew Rees, Matthews Daniel International (London) Ltd.

FEB 21

Challenges of Offshore Decommissioning

Norrie Ramsay – BP Project Decommissioning Manager

MAR 1

AGM & Scroby Sands Offshore Wind Farm

Adrian Chatterton, E-ON

APR 5

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

Paul Frieze, PAFA

MAY16

Decision and Risk Analysis – Engaging with the Knowledge Base

Pat McIntosh, Atkins

MAY 30

Advances in Deep Water Technology

Richard Snell – BP

SEPT 6

Structural Integrity Management of Mature Assets

Mohammad Nabavian – PSN

OCT 11

Fire and Blast Structural Design Technology

Steve Walker – Atkins Oil & Gas

NOV 1

Metocean Design and Operating Criteria for Offshore Projects

Howard Lawes  – Noble Denton

DEC 5

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

2007

JAN 10

LONDON

Carbon Trust Activities in Marine Energy

 

John Callaghan (Carbon Trust)

FEB 07

LONDON

Development of Deep Water Egyptian Offshore Gas Fields

David Blacoe & David Smith (Intec)

FEB 20

ABERDEEN

Fusion – Possible Business Opportunity for Offshore Engineers

Dan Mistry (UKAEA)

MAR 07

LONDON

Floating LNG – Are We Ready to Leap the Hurdle?

Brian Songhurst (Energy and Power)

MAR 20

ABERDEEN

Green Passports for Decommissioning

Helen Manson and Steve Danton (LR)

APR 04

LONDON

Geohazards – A New Name for an Old Problem

S. Thomas (Fugro Ltd.)

APR 17

ABERDEEN

Application of FFS in the Offshore Industry

Afshin Motarjemi (DNV)

MAY 2

LONDON

Retrieving a Damaged Jack-Up Following Hurricane Damage

Richard Stonor (Noble Denton Consultants)

MAY 15

ABERDEEN

Jack-up Issues

Rupert Hunt (Shell)

SEPT 05

LONDON

LNG Tanks and Offloading Systems

John Kernaghan (Noble Denton Consultants)

SEPT 18

ABERDEEN

ISO 19900 General Requirements for Offshore Structures

David Galbraith (Poseidon International)

OCT 03

LONDON

Fibre Optics and MEMS Technology for Offshore Asset Management

Dr Ather Sharif (Civil Engineering Dynamics)

OCT 16

ABERDEEN

NW Hutton Decommissioning

 

NOV 7

LONDON

Steel Castings

Paul Muckford & Tony Wood  (Sheffield ForgeMasters)

 

NOV 13

ABERDEEN

Helicopter & Helideck Operations Offshore

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

DEC 04

LONDON

 

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

ABERDEEN

Life Extension

Joint Meeting with IStructE

Graham Morrison – HSE Offshore Division

 

2008

JAN 17

ABERDEEN

Design and Construction of the Millau Viaduct

Vincent de Ville de Goyet  (Bureau Greisch)

JAN 09

LONDON

Pile Driving and Pile Manufacturing

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

FEB 06

LONDON

Suction Pile Foundations for Offshore Structures

Mark Riemers (SPT Offshore)

FEB 21

ABERDEEN

Beatrice Windfarm

Joint Meeting with IStructE

Allan MacAskill – Talisman Energy

MAR 05

LONDON

AGM

Riser Soil Interaction in Soft Clay Near the Touch Down Zone

Dr. Tapan K. Zen (KBR)

MAR 18

ABERDEEN

Dealing with Emergencies a Technical Perspective

 

APR 15

ABERDEEN

Ice Loading in the Arctic

Dr. Gus Cammaert – Det Norske Veritas

MAY 07

LONDON

Creating some Wealth from Offshore Engineering and Enjoying the Challenge

Joint Meeting with IMarEst

Tony Trapp – IHC’s Engineering business

MAY 22

ABERDEEN

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

Joint Meeting with IStructE

Bill Laver – Shell

SEPT 03

LONDON

Offshore Pipeline Operational Response Analysis and Design

Dr. Emil Maschner – JP Kenny

OCT 01

LONDON

Scour Control Around Gravity Based Structures

Dr Richard Whitehouse – HR Wallingford

NOV 01

LONDON

An Insight into Deep Water Remote Intervention Work

Mark Varley – Subsea 7

DEC 03

LONDON

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

2009

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

ABERDEEN

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

BP

APR 01

Deep Water Mediterranean Pipeline Route Survey

Richard Brown, Peter Warden – J P Kenny

SEPT 02

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

LIBYAN CHALLENGE – Saipem

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. 

MIDIA MARINE TERMINAL – Van Oord

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

THE MAKING OF PRINCESS AMALIA WINDPARK – Enerco

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

2010

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

SEPT 01

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

2011

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)

SEPT 07

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.

SINGING THE BLUES

The traditional “and finally” clip.

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

2012

JAN 11

ABERDEEN

Subsea Conductor Design

Emily Eadington Technical Manager, 2H Offshore Engineering Ltd

JAN 11

LONDON

FPSOs an Insurance Perspective

Clive Whitcroft, Senior Adjuster- Charles Taylor Adjusting.

FEB 08

LONDON

Single Lift Decommissioning and Hutton TLP Re-use update

Richard Austin, Global Maritime

MAR 07

LONDON

A New Monohull Heavy Lift Vessel – Oleg Strashnov

Wim van der Velde – Seaway Heavy Lift

MAR 14

ABERDEEN

Structural Integrity Monitoring

Ray McGlynn – Business Development Manager Fugro Structural Monitoring

MAR 22

LONDON

Pipeline Bundles,  Design & Installation

Willie Watt Subsea7

APR 04

LONDON

SPS an Innovation in Repair and Conversion for the Offshore Industry

Rob Duffin -Intelligent Engineering, Director, SPS Overlay

MAY 02

LONDON

North Sea Fixed Platforms: from a materials perspective.

Alan Denney

MAY 29

LONDON

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

Claudio Bittencourt and  Benson Waldron

Det Norske Veritas

JUN 06

LONDON

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

co-sponsored with the BGA

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

SEPT 12

ABERDEEN

Pipeline Bundles,  Design & Installation

Willie Watt Subsea7

SEPT 18

LONDON

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

LONDON

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

DEC12

ABERDEEN

Aberdeen Film Night

Matthew Maddox – Chairman OES region.

2013

JAN 10

LONDON

Site characterization in nearshore and offshore geotechnical projects

Co-Sponsored with BGA

Joek Peuchen – Fugro

FEB 06

LONDON

Installation of Big Monopiles

Christoph Dytert, MENCK & Jason Clark, LDD

FEB 14

ABERDEEN

Corrosion Failures

Jim Britton – Deepwater EU Ltd

MAR 06

LONDON

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

Mike Hoyle, GL Noble Denton

MAR 13

ABERDEEN

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

LONDON

Risk Management in Offshore Oil & Gas

John Yates, Marsh Limited

OCT 02

LONDON

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

Professor and Chair in Geomechanics Subhamoy Bhattacharya – University of Surrey

OCT 09

LONDON

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

Mike Taylor Libra Engineering Ltd

NOV 06

LONDON

An update on the Offshore Oil & Gas Decommissioning Market

Brian Nixon, Decom North Sea

NOV 13

ABERDEEN

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

James Horton – Frazer-Nash Consultancy

NOV 20

LONDON

Introduction to Offshore Engineering for Students and Graduates

 

DEC 03

LONDON

14th Annual Film Night

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

2014

JAN 08

LONDON

Grouting Applications in the Offshore Petrochemical and Renewable Energy Industries

John Hudson, FoundOcean Limited

FEB 05

LONDON

Floating LNG – A Rapidly Expanding Technology & Business

Brian Songhurst

MAR 05

LONDON

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

ABERDEEN

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

Ian Sherrington, Mwaves Ltd

APR 02

LONDON

Deepwater Construction Vessel Aegir

Ramon de Haas – Heerema Marine Contractors UK Ltd

APR 09

ABERDEEN

Dynamic behaviour of offshore wind turbines

Dr Domenico Lombardi  – Edinburgh Napier University

MAY 07

LONDON

Subsea Well Response Project

Lazina Chowdhury, Wood Group Mustang.

JUN 04

LONDON

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

Majid Hesar Principal Engineer Subsea 7

SEPT 03

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

2015

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.

JUN03

The PSVM Project – Deepwater Subsea Installation Challenges’ 

Subsea 7

SEPT 02

A History of Offshore Structures

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

SEPT 07

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)

MARK BOULT BA, MA, FIChemE, FIRM

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

2016

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

SEPT 07

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

2017

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

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

2018

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

Jun06

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

18/12/2018

19th Annual Film Night

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

2019

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

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

2020

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

2021

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