IMCA Seminar to Demystify Digitalisation

IMCA is holding a day-long seminar in London on Tuesday 15 October with aim to demystify what digitalisation means for the offshore oil and gas industry in general, and for the marine contracting sector in particular.

The theme of the seminar, taking place at Prince Philip House on Carlton House Terrace, is ‘The Future Offshore Digital Environment’.

Allen Leatt, IMCA’s chief executive, said:

Our members are gearing up to embrace the opportunities and challenges digitalisation will bring. We have a well-balanced programme in place for our inaugural Digitalisation Seminar, planned by our Digitalisation Committee, involving expert speakers from oil and gas operating companies; contractors and specialists in the field including Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Our speakers will provide a stimulating overview for our audience of IMCA members and guests.

“There are still a few delegate places available and we would encourage all of those asking themselves: “How will digitalisation affect my company and my supply chain; how should I be preparing for these new technologies; and what do clients expect of me?” to reserve their seat. Like all IMCA events there will be networking opportunities throughout the day.”

The chairman of IMCA’s Digitalisation Committee, Stefan Wierda of Fugro will chair the seminar which will be opened by Allen Leatt.

Experts from Premier Oil, Equinor and BP will then give the operators’ take on the subject with presentations on ‘Beyond the digital hype – delivering a better project’; ‘The digital oil field, status and perspectives’ and ‘Fast digital imaging for inspection of underwater assets’.

Following a networking lunch WFS Technologies, Microsoft and Abyssal will share their thoughts on ‘The future of subsea digitalisation’; ‘Making it real: Case studies from offshore customers’; and ‘How to leverage subsea digitalisation to plan and control the operation of marine autonomous systems’.

Topics coming under the conference spotlight in the final session with speakers from i-tech 7, Amazon Web Services and Fugro look at ‘’Opportunities to transform in i-tech 7’; ‘Digital innovation on AWS for offshore technologies’ and ‘Technology in action’.