UTC 2016 - Now Open for Registration

This year, the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) in Grieghallen, Bergen, will feature a new format for day zero. Two seminars, covering the Market, Investors and R&D, will be hosted in collaboration with valued partners of GCE Subsea and DNB.

Published: 8 April 2016
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UTC 2015

The programme committee received a record number of abstracts, but what impressed the committee was not the sheer number of submissions, but the quality of the work going on right now in the subsea industry. There is no doubt that this year’s technical programme will encourage stimulating conversations and will inspire us all.

Our great industry is facing very challenging times. We are all shaken by the state of the international oil and gas industry – even those among us who have been in the oil patch for some time, have never seen a downturn of this magnitude. The new market reality calls for a more proactive approach to subsea exploration: One that aggressively drives costs down and puts subsea development into the profitable zone once again.

A leaner subsea industry is truly the only way forward. Our industry is ready for a change and is eager to take the necessary measures to emerge leaner, stronger and with a more efficient cost base.

UTC’s core asset is the high quality technical programme. Still, in the current market climate, a deeper insight into both market and RDI is of interest to both engineers, economists and academics. We would like them to meet and share their thoughts for the future.

The programme for the Market, Investors and R&D seminars 14 June, will consist of two parallel sessions in the afternoon; one focusing on Subsea Market Outlook and Investor Perspective, and the other focusing on Subsea R&D and Innovation for the future – presenting the new Global Subsea University Alliance. The seminars will replace the traditional UTC field trips, and will take place at USF Verftet, where the Icebreaker will commence in the evening.

The seminars are open for all delegates attending the main conference. The conference fee also includes participation at the seminars on day zero.

Other visitors of UTC can join the day zero seminars for a reduced fee. The fee covers only the participation at one of the seminars and the icebreaker 14 June. Registration for the conference and the different seminars are now open.

You can register at the UTC conference (new window) where you can also find the detailed programme and information about the conference and the seminars.

Contact Information:

Owe Hagesæther

Chief Executive Officer
+47 908 75 888
owe.hagesaether@gcesubsea.no