The Offshore Energy conference program addressed developments in oil and gas E&P as well as advances in wind, wave and tidal and their respective contributions to future energy supply and the challenges associated with this.


The session “North Sea Exploration & Production” featured experts from WoodMackenzie, EBN, GDF SUEZ E&P Nederland BV who offered insights into the future E&P potential, put results and expectations in a historic perspective and addressed ways to maximize oil and gas recovery.

The “State-of-the-art vessels for the offshore industry” session included a presentation about the Blue Orca stimulation vessel of Baker Hughes, especially engineered for North Sea conditions. In the same session GustoMSC provided details on the execution of a latest generation drillship project, the Ocean Blackhawk.

The session “Advances in wave and tidal energy”, with contributions from Bluewater Energy Services, Rambøll, Mojo Maritime Ltd. and others, offered insights into the state of play in tidal generators, installation vessels, wave energy demo projects and the bankability of wave and tidal test projects.

On the second day of the event, as part of the session “Minimizing environmental impacts of oil and gas activities” Tinka Murk of Wageningen University gave a live demonstration comparing the official dispersant Corexit 9500 with a new adsorbent called ‘Ecotech’ which may prove to be a revolution in oil spill response. Other contributors to this session were IMARES on Arctic operations and Royal HaskoningDHV on spatial pressure on the North Sea as a result of competing offshore activities.
Organized in cooperation with the Netherlands Africa Business Council, the session “Opportunities in East-Africa” presented opportunities in Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda in particular and identified the main challenges for doing business. With contributions from the Netherlands Africa Business Council, Heerema Marine Contractors, Fugro and others.

For the first time, the annual Offshore WIND Installation and Maintenance Conference was held simultaneously with Offshore Energy. The conference brought together experts from every part of the wind industry to give their opinions and describe how they are working toward bringing down the price per kWh.


Offshore Energy once again featured a high calibre Industry Panel, which this year discussed the industry’s growth potential, drivers for and impediments to growth. The panel which included representatives from Shell, SBM Offshore, Schlumberger, CB&I and Siemens discussed projects of ever increasing scope and complexity and how partnerships with clients, subcontractors and other service providers are shaped and reshaped.

New this year, the Drilling & Dollars Panel brought together financial experts from the upstream oil and gas industry value chain and private and public financial institutions for a discussion on investment opportunities in oil and gas, challenges in project financing as well as reserve based lending and the latest cutting edge financing solutions against the backdrop of the financial crisis.

Another new panel was the Human Capital Panel which discussed solutions of individual companies as well as industry-wide initiatives and the role of government and education in promoting the industry with students to be able to deal with the pending big crew change.


The Masterclasses have brought together Masters and young talents in offshore energy for an inspiring exchange of technical and personal experiences. The Masterclasses were organized in co-operation with De Baak, Institute for leadership and entrepreneurship. De Baak also moderated the Masterclasses.


Are you interested in the presentations or session reports? Please send an email to Femke Perlot-Hoogeveen,


Femke Perlot-Hoogeveen
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