Call for abstracts


UTC – proud enabler for a low-carbon future

For decades, the subsea industry has been an exemplar in technical innovation, stretching the boundaries and dept- hs of the possible in the underwater production system.
In today’s rapidly decarbonising world, we see that the subsea industry is now also ideally positioned to proudly enable a low-carbon future, by sustainably delivering society’s ongoing oil and gas needs as well as supporting the expansion of offshore renewables and clean technology in the ocean space.
At UTC 2021, we want to yet again push the boundaries. Submit your abstracts to help us challenge assumptions and demonstrate how, by doing more subsea, we can really drive the energy transition, faster and deeper.

We have only one abstract category this year. Our meaning is not to limit your abstracts. All great technology is welcome. The abstract topics list is here to inspire you.

Call for Abstracts Themes of Interest UTC 2021

– Deadline 12 February, 2021

• Field of the Future
• Innovation / new technology
• Business models
• Carbon Capture
• Deep and ultra-deep subsea technology
• Green field
• Brown field
• Tie-back technology
• Cost efficient lifetime enhance- ment
• Digitalisation/Big data/Data mana- gement
• Subsea increased recovery – boosting compression/processing
• Instrumentation

• Subsea energy solutions
• Application of subsea technology in renewables
• Energy efficient and low carbon subsea
• Subsea to Renewable energy crossovers • Power generation and distribution
• Remote operation – automation/robotisation
• Condition based maintenance
• Installation – well intervention
and IMR
• Materials and solutions
• All electric solutions
• Power distribution
• Standardisation



1) Get approvals from your management before you submit an abstract.

2) No commercial focus. Delegates at previous UTCs responds negatively to sales presentations/company profiling. Focus on the technology; do not underestimate your audience.

3) If chosen, your abstract will be published in the conference brochure and online. Please review your text before submittal.

4) Maximum 250 words in the abstract text.

5) Submit your abstract in accordance with the listed topics, giving the program committee a context for evaluating your contribution.

6) Do not include figures, photos or bullet points in the abstract text. The publishing format handles text only.

7) Abstracts are chosen based on their strength, content matter and market/trend relevance – i.e choose topic carefully when submitting your abstract. A listing in the most appropriate category will give you a greater chance to be selected.

8) Submit with author/presenter in the online submittal form. In case of multiple authors, please list co-authors at the end of the abstract text.

9) All authors will be notified no later than Feb 26th, selected or not. All speakers need to confirm their attendance within a given deadline.

10) Full instructions on preparation of manuscripts and presentations will be sent to selected authors. You can also choose to publicize a paper after the conference (in addition to your presentation).

11) The Program Committee will nominate “back up” presentations for each topic, to be the first runner-up if one of the presentations is canceled. Authors of back up presentations will receive conference benefits correspondingly to chosen presentations/speakers.

12) A complementary conference fee, will be provided for one speaker per abstract/presentation. UTC will not cover travel/accommodation expenses.

13) Students: UTC will cover travel and accommodation for the selected students giving presentations (if allowed), as well as cover their conference fee. Please note that we will accept student abstracts until April 15th 2021, enabling as many as possible to propose an abstract.