Conference Days: 9 – 10 March 2015

Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2014 Speakers:

Capt. Hussam Suyyagh
Capt. Hussam Suyyagh
Marine Specialist
 Vivek Seth
Vivek Seth
Halul Offshore
 Abdallah Chehab
Abdallah Chehab
General Manager - Operations
Thor Hukkelås
Principal Engineer Marine Operations, Business Development
Kongsberg Maritime AS

Highlighting the advancements in OSV building, maintenance, inspection strategies and technologies

Despite the recent drop in oil prices, investment into developing new and unconventional resources continues to increase as planned in the GCC. In particular, more and more offshore fields are being developed to, and this in turn has a knock on effect on the demand for offshore support vessels (OSVs).


The Middle Eastern region in particular, has seen a rise in demand for DP vessels which help improve the maneuverability of their operations. There is also a new emphasis on efficient power management systems which can help the vessel operators reduce fuel consumption and in turn operational costs.


Just like other sectors of the energy industry, the OSV industry also has its own set of challenges. These include rigorous vessel inspection policies, finding highly trained crew members, stringent standards set by local operating companies, fleet upgrade requirements to comply with environmental regulations and new technologies such as dynamic positioning, LNGPac systems and improved propulsion systems. 


Join us at the 3rd Annual Offshore Support Vessels Forum where we will address these critical issues through industry case studies, practical workshops, innovative technical presentations and interactive discussions to enable you to go back to your organization with fresh ideas for how to tackle regulations, technical issues, crew training and operational costs.

What's new for 2015?

  • More vessel owners are participating than ever before to discuss the latest vessels available in the market
  • Listen to regional and international case studies to identify how you can maintain and improve the performance of your offshore support vessels
  • Discover the recent innovations with regards to design, technology and operations of AUVs and ROVs to conduct efficient surveys 
  • Explore new effective methods to train, recruit and manage human resources to ensure safe and reliable operations 
  • Gain exposure to 3rd party inspection procedures and policies enforced by local operating companies to understand how you can register with the local operating companies to gain more business
  • In depth analysis of dynamic positioning technology and recognise how existing conventional vessels can be upgraded to DP vessels in order to improve manoeuvrability

And much more….

Who Should Attend?

This event provides an opportunity for the industry key players to meet and discuss the latest development in the market. Attending organisations include:

  • National and international Oil and gas companies: Heads of Offshore Operations, Heads of Logistics, Heads of Marine, Heads of Shipping, Heads of E&P, Commercial Heads, Heads of Procurement/ Contracts
  • Vessel owners and operators: Heads of Operations, Heads of Shipping, Ship Captains, Business Development Managers, Commercial Heads
  • Oil and gas tanker companies: Heads of Operations, Heads of Shipping, Ship Captains, Heads of Marine
  • Port Management companies: Port Manager, Harbour Manager/ Master, Heads of Marine
  • EPC contractors: Heads of Projects, Heads of Procurement, Heads of Engineering, Heads of Marine
  • Drydocks: Commercial Heads, Heads of Engineering


“A venue where issues of relevance to the industry are addressed and discussed” Marine Specialist, ZADCO
“Good forum aimed at the industry” Business Development Manager, IRSHAD
“Great opportunity to meet with people from the offshore business in the Gulf region” VP Sales & Marketing, Steerprop Ltd
“Best opportunity to network with top executives” Sales Manager, KDU Worldwide
“Good interaction and information exchange” Nautical Institute
“Fruitful, interesting and keeps connected with technology and manufacturers” Technical Advisor, Al Mansoori Production Services

Sponsors & Exhibitors
Associate Sponsor
Media Partners
Supported By
UAE Shipping Association
Supported By
The Nautical Institute
Supported By
The International Institute of Marine Surveying
Supported By
Media Partner
Maritime Connector
Media Partner
Maritime Journal
Media Partner
Maritime & Ports Middle East
Media Partner
The RIB and High Speed Craft Directory
Media Partner
Robban Assafina
Media Partner
Media Partner
UAE Ports & Shipping Directory
Media Partner
Media Partner
World Oils
Media Partner

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Substantial discounts offered for the first five group bookings. Email us now at or call us on +971 4 364 2975.

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