Offshore Support Vessel World Forum (OSV World 2012)

Venue: Shanghai

Location: Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Event Date/Time: Sep 11, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 12, 2012
Registration Date: Sep 01, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jul 11, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 11, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Sep 01, 2012
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China has emerged as largest contributor to the explosive growth in world’s OSV market place. Chinese shipyards now account for over 40% of global AHTS, and 20% of PSV orders. All of the 36 newbuilds for 2012 booked by China’s top OSV builder Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group (SSG) are from overseas owners. China’s hefty investment in the offshore sector over the next five years, pegged at US$47 billion, also justifies plans for smaller yards to pursue for new orders.

Triggered by emerging technology, the potential OSV market growth in both size and complexity is poised to bring new challenges for innovative solutions.

Themed “Maximizing Commercial Opportunities Amid OSV Market Recovery By Meeting New Technical Challenges and Regulations”, Offshore Support Vessel World Forum (OSV World 2012) will review the changing market trends, technical renovations and regulatory challenges of the OSV industry. It will be a platform for oil and gas producers, designers, builders, OSV owners, operators, drilling/installation contractors, classification societies, equipment suppliers, legal/financial service units to discuss and address future needs and challenges. In particular, the event will assess the critical role of China’s OSV sector and its contracting opportunities. Industry players will get updates on key design & technology trends in offshore projects and network with the most influential industry leaders.

Attendees will also get a unique opportunity to visit the top OSV builder of China - Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group (SSG).

“Every project exploring for offshore oil and gas needs OSVs, so I am very optimistic about the prospects of the OSV market.”
Simon Liang, Chairman and CEO, Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group

"As the search for oil and gas moves into deeper waters, more specialized and technically advanced types of OSVs are needed for various support roles."
Mike Sano, Society Leader of OSV Market Sector Group, ABS

OSV World 2012 highlights and features on:
 Global trends of Offshore E&P Projects and OSVs Market
 New capabilities oil companies require from ship owners and operators
 New services and technologies ship owners and operators are able to offer
 Charter rates, rig demand, vessel orders and upcoming E&P projects in OSV sector
 Emerging markets to investing in OSVs – what, where and how
 Long-term contracts in key offshore growth regions
 Opportunities for companies involved in the design and construction of OSVs
 Future international offshore & deepwater challenges
 Strategies to optimize environmental performance of OSVs
 Latest laws and regulations development affecting the OSV market
 Chinese Cabotage legal and contractual complexities
 Plan to finance for the offshore sector and learn how it can be secured



Additional Information

Who Should Attend  Oil and gas companies, EPCs  Ship owners and operators  Shipbuilders, shipyards, repairing companies, vendors and subcontractors  Subsea service companies  Designers  OSV equipment providers  Naval architects and engineers  Consultants and researchers  Classification societies  Academic institutions  Maritime lawyers and legal advisers  Financial institutions, Insurance brokers and underwriters  Government officials and regulators  Offshore project, contract, and technical managers  Sales and purchasing managers