UTC 2017 Call for Abstracts

How should we shape our subsea future? Topics of interest regarding Call for Abstracts are now ready.

Published: 6 December 2016
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The subsea industry has, as all other parts of the oil & gas industry, been seriously rattled by the most severe downturn in the hydrocarbon energy era.  However, the realization of what hit us and actions to be taken to sustain a healthy and profitable future is still on-going – unfortunately with thousands of colleagues paying the price by losing their job as one of the most severe consequences.  

At this time, there are signs that we have reached bottom in terms of most industry indicators, but few experts expect a sharp recovery.  Many seem to believe that a slow recovery is what the industry needs in order to avoid an unsustainable capacity build-up, as seen in the period after the financial crisis.  

Considering the uncertainty of what the future will bring, this year’s UTC Program Committee have decided to challenge all of us to present ideas, experiences, technological innovations, business models and execution models for how to shape our subsea future and explain how and why subsea is the future.

Please visit www.utc.no to view topics of interests for UTC 2017 and submit your abstract.

Student presentations at UTC

We are interested in student projects at Master or PhD level (including 2016 graduates) in the field of subsea technology. Please note that students have until 7 April to submit their abstracts.

Read more about UTFs focus on students and the promotion of subsea knowledge at UTC Student participation.


The Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) has a well-known history of presenting highly competent speakers on current and important topics for the subsea industry.

UTC 2017 will be the 23nd Underwater Technology Conference, and 800 professionals and 50 exhibitors are expected to attend the conference.

Contact Information:

Owe Hagesæther

Chief Executive Officer
+47 908 75 888