Study Tour to Malaysia and Australia 2013

NCE Subsea considers organizing a study tour to Malaysia and Australia in 2013. Before we start organizing a program, we need feedback from cluster organizations wanting to participate. Deadline indicating your interest is 26.November. All potential participants will be consulted for input or requests for the program.

Published: 13 November 2012

In Malaysia there are currently more than 100 producing fields, and they have found additional 300 fields yet to be developed. Authorities’ ambitions are to be the #1 oilfield service hub in Asia by 2017, thus creating 40.000 new jobs by 2020. Their way forward is to attract major international service companies and to develop local champions in size and technical expertise. This strategy is well known from the development of the Norwegian oil service industry.

INTSOK’s annual market report, delivered by Rystad Energy, states that Australia is ranked as a top 30 producer of oil and gas globally. Australia has no prescriptive local content policy in place for the oil and gas sector. The Australian subsea market is expected to be US$ 3,2Bn in 2013, only overtaken by Angola, Brasil, GoM, Norway and UK.

The study tour will be planned and executed after the same model as previous years. We co-operate with national authorities, regional organizations, INTSOK, Innovation Norway and companies in making the program.

The study tour provides insight and understanding on opportunities and limitations in markets, business culture, legislation, and a network of contacts. Our intent is to give participants the information they need to evaluate and decide whether there are opportunities that should be further investigated.

Please make your preliminary registration by 26.November.

Based on previous study tours the preliminary program is: 




Departure from Bergen, Norway


Arrival Kuala Lumpur
Introduction to Malaysian business culture by Malaysian Norwegian Business Chamber of Commerce
Information about the Malaysian market by INTSOK and Innovation Norway


Meeting with Malaysian organizations and Petronas
Company visits; possible visits to Schlumberger/Framo Engineering, Emerson/Roxar, Aker Solutions, Technip, Murphy.


Company visits; possible visits to Schlumberger/Framo Engineering, Emerson/Roxar, Aker Solutions, Technip, Murphy.


Weekend in Kuala Lumpur


Departure from Kuala Lumpur


Arrival Perth


Orientation from Government of Western Australia (WA), Oil & Gas Service Industry Department of Commerce.
INTSOK - Opportunities in the Western Australian Oil & Gas market. How to do business in Australia. Cultural differences Australia – Norway.
Visit to Australia Marine Complex (AMC), tour and orientation about how to use their facilities for projects.
Company visit to FMC Technologies


Orientation from Subsea Energy Australia
Company visits possible visits to  Emerson/Roxar, Aker Solutions, Subsea7, Woodside, Apply Nemo, DOF Subsea
Boat tour at Swan River, 100 guests.


Visit exhibition
Participation at Subsea Australasia Conference
AOG Opening Party


Visit exhibition


Departure from Perth


Arrival Bergen, Norway

Please make your preliminary registration by 26.November.

This is not a binding registration for participation, but should be regarded as a realistic intent to participate.

For any further questions about the study tour, please contact CEO Trond Olsen on or phone +47 481 08 864