The Underwater Technology Foundation are proud to announce that HRH Crown Prince Haakon will visit UTC 2016. This is a great honor for the conference and for the entire subsea community.
HRH Crown Prince Haakon will learn more about subsea technology and the challenges that the industry is facing when visiting the UTC Exhibition and a plenary session.
UTC is regarded one of the most recognized subsea conferences in the world, and has a well-known history of presenting highly competent speakers on current and important topics for the subsea industry. UTC 2016 will be the 22st Underwater Technology Conference, and 800 professionals and 60 exhibitors are expected to attend the conference.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Lean Subsea – the way forward” and tells us that we have to engineer, construct and install subsea facilities smarter and more cost-efficient. Optimization, standardizing interfaces and closer collaboration across the industry will strengthen subsea competitiveness and make subsea the preferred field development concept.
This year UTC will also feature Market, Investors and R&D seminars, a new format for the warm-up to the main conference. The program for the Market, Investors and R&D seminars, 14 June, will consist of two parallel sessions in the afternoon; one focusing on Subsea Market Outlook and Investors Perspectives, and the other, the International RDI workshop, focusing on Subsea R&D and Innovation for the future – presenting the new Global Subsea University Alliance. We need to keep updated on Investors strategies and assessments, capital market influence and adapting to achieve competitiveness.
The Underwater Technology Foundation (UTF) hosts UTC. UTF was set up during the pioneering period of the Norwegian petroleum era and arranged the first Underwater Technology Conference in 1980. The organization was formed by a group of key companies in the oil industry, in cooperation with classification, research and finance institutions in the Bergen area.