Riviera’s Middle East Offshore Support Journal Conference returns to Dubai on 24-25 April for a sixth consecutive year.
The event will bring regional and international industry interests together at a critical point.
The Middle East, having weathered the ravages of the downturn better than any other global centre of activity, is again poised for growth. OSV vessel utilisation and chartering represent 40% of global contracted supply and rig utilisation is running at 75%, versus a global average of 60%.
Over the next five years, US$130Bn will be spent on offshore development. Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) plans to ramp up its production to 4 mbpd by 2020 and 5 mbpd by 2030.
Work is also underway on the Hail and Gasha artificial island projects. They will need as many as 160 vessels over the next 2-4 years.
Attendance is essential for any industry interest looking to position and capitalise on the upturn.
WHO WILL ATTEND
More than 110 attendees from all sectors of the offshore business to discuss key developments and celebrate the industry's achievements, including:
- Vessel owners, operators, and managers
- Classification societies
- Brokers, charterers, analysts
- Vessel designers and builders
- Financial institutions
- Industry bodies
- Senior representatives of leading technology companies
*On average 40% of the speaker line-up are drawn from the world’s of shipowning, oil and gas and EPCI.
Speaking at the Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference in London earlier this year, Synergy Offshore CEO Fazel A. Fazelbhoy explained why the Middle East continues to be a bright spot when it comes to vessel utilisation and chartering; believes oil company passenger transfer strategies are ripe for discussion and why 2019 will be an inflection point for the industry. Watch the full interview here:
Feedback from previous years
"As always a brilliant combination of relevant topics and speakers"
Gunnar Haug, Ulstein Asia
"Great speakers and presentations and excellent venue for networking"
Joe Brincat, ABS
“Professionally organised, interesting speakers and excellent networking”
Peter Dunn, Fincantieri
“The Middle East leading event focused on offshore support”
Hassan Abouraya, Zamil Offshore
“Very enjoyable and informative. good topics and discussion”
SPE Ltd & Positioneering
“Great networking opportunity with the people who matter the most”
M. Prince Lye, Colombo Dockyard