Bergen, Norway 12 – 14 June, 2018

Call for Abstracts 2018

Subsea – Unlocking the Potential!

Abstracts for UTC technical sessions now closed!

Although the recovery of the oil & gas industry from the deepest downturn on record is taking longer than anticipated, we are beginning to see an uptick in activity in many areas of the world.

Hydrocarbons will continue to dominate the energy mix for decades to come, with oil being the primary source. Gas is expected to gain in importance, substituting coal for electric power generation.

Within this context, our ability to produce oil and gas in the most cost-effective, safe  and environmentally sustainable way will be a deciding factor, and the focus on capital efficiency brought by the downturn must be maintained, to keep subsea and deepwater developments competitive in the long run.

Optimizing recovery and resource utilization will remain key, with technology and innovation being the enablers. Digitalization, remote operations and robotics will play a major role in helping the industry to achieve simplification efficiencies while increasing production. Retention and further development of the best talents in the industry will be central to the continued success of subsea.

Many traditional oil companies are expanding their horizons towards new energy and the way it is generated. This crossover has been witnessed also among many IOCs, and we believe that subsea technology can significantly influence this trend, benefiting the entire industry.

In addition to all the topics of interest listed below, where we continue to make remarkable progress, the UTC Program Committee is also soliciting presentations and papers related to the crossover discussed above. We are very much looking forward to receiving your abstracts, which will once again contribute to making UTC the main international technical conference within the subsea industry. If selected, please consider writing a paper in addition to the UTC presentation.

Additionally, UTC invites students from all parts of the world to deliver abstracts for consideration. We are interested in student projects at Master or PhD level (including 2017 graduates) in the field of subsea technology. The student presentations will be included in the technical presentations at the conference June 12th – 14th, 2018.







Topics of interest for UTC 2018 Call for Abstracts

1. Field development/System solutions
– New technology and innovations
– Supplier led solutions
– Energy efficient & low carbon footprint solutions
– Competitive project execution models and experiences
– Early engagement, integrated solutions and front-end models
– Lean, standardization and simplications
– Cost and value engineered solutions/systems
2. Asset management/Increased recovery/Life-of-field solutions
– New technology and innovations
– Subsea boosting/compression
– Subsea processing
– Life-time enhancement and mature assets/facilities
– Condition based maintenance
– Digitalization/Big data/Data management
– Permanent reservoir monitoring and production optimization
– Instrumentation, sensors and metering systems
– New and alternative business models
3. Subsea completion and well maintenance
– Well design
– Light well intervention
– Subsea drilling
– Workover technologies
– XT workover optimalization
– New technology and innovations
4. Digitalization, power, controls and umbilicals
– Instrumentation and sensors
– Next generation control systems
– Measurement systems
– All-electric controls
– Standardization
– Subsea Power Distribution and Supply systems
– Electrical Penetrator and Connector Systems
– Umbilical and Power cable Systems
– Power Generation and Energy Storage
– Environmental surveillance
– New technology and innovations
5. SURF, SPS and Marine Operations
– Subsea long distance tie-backs
– Flow assurance challenges
– Pipelines
– SURF – SPS interfaces optimalizations
– All electric systems
– Installation, maintenance and repair
– Diving or diverless?
– Effective fleet management
– Integrated contracting models
– ROV and AUV enhancement
– New technology and innovations
6. Student presentations
– We are interested in student projects at Master or PhD level (including 2017 graduates) in the field of subsea technology. Please note that students have until April 9th to submit their abstracts.




Call for Abstracts 2018