The Underwater Technology Conference is an event of high professional standing and with strong emphasis on technology in the subsea segment. This is why Oceaneering has committed to act as main sponsor for the third year running.
– We are a company in which technology is at the core of everything we do. The qualities represented by the Underwater Technology Conference in terms of focus on professional expertise and technology are something we are keen to associate with. This is one of the main reasons we have decided to act a sponsor for the third year running, says Business Support Manager for Asset Integrity at Oceaneering, Morten Straume.
Five business areas
Oceaneering is one of the world’s leading engineering companies. With its headquarters based in Houston, the company employs 12 000 people across 25 countries. Its business operations cover five different areas: Asset Integrity, Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV), Subsea Products, Subsea Projects and Advanced Technologies. In addition to being the world’s largest operator and manufacturer of ROVs, Oceaneering offers a wide range of other products and solutions used in the oil and gas industry globally. – We also supply a series of high-technology products and solutions developed for the topside segment. Drawing on our company’s expertise and experience, we are often able to seek out synergies and provide total solutions that are better and more effective than the ones currently in use, says Straume.
However, the UTC sponsorship is far more than an opportunity for Oceaneering to identify with the qualities of the conference. It is also about maximising business potential. – I am convinced that the UTC is of benefit in terms of business growth, and being present is part of our strategy, says Straume. We are a global player, and a positive aspect of the conference is the increasing number of international participants. Last year, over 20 countries and every single continent were represented. – With the number of nations and delegates present, this is a unique arena. To us, it is about establishing new business contacts. We are able to discuss solutions and present our technology to key personnel from all over the world. This, of course, is also an important driver. UTC is one of our key forums for such interaction, says Straume.
Field trip to Oceaneering
The dates for this year’s Underwater Technology Conference are 17 to 19 June. On the first day of the conference, a series of field trips will be offered. Among these is a visit to Oceaneering’s facilities at Straume outside Bergen. – This is an opportunity for us to show the breadth of our portfolio. Straume is the company’s operational base for Asset Integrity and will naturally form part of the presentation, but we will of course also be focusing on our subsea equipment. To be selected as one of this year’s field trips is a unique opportunity to introduce ourselves to delegates at the UTC, something we are looking forward to, says Straume.
Remember to register for the Field trip when you register for the conference. There is a limited capacity for each trip, so do not postpone your registration.