Offshore masters on collaboration and new energy

Want to pick the brain of Leon Overdulve, CEO, OOS International or Adrian Cretoiu, Managing Director Western Europe, Schlumberger? Now is your chance as they will be offering their guidance and views.

Tuesday 10 October, 15.00 – 17.00 hrs
Léon Overdulve, CEO, OOS International
The key components of successful and strategic collaboration

In this Master Class, Léon Overdulve will take participants on a journey through the history of OOS International’s fleet to the current newbuild Semi-Submersible Crane Vessels OOS Serooskerke and OOS Walcheren. In particular Léon brings the offshore challenges to discussion and shares his visions on the importance of collaboration to successfully complete innovative newbuild projects.

Léon Overdulve is the CEO and founder of OOS International, an offshore construction company that provides clients optimal turnkey solutions to run their operations more efficiently, based on a unique fleet of innovative assets, unmatched quality and excellent offshore services worldwide. Before devoting his work fulltime to OOS International, Léon has proven its knowledge and experience for many years working in multiple offshore and onshore positions with an engineering and commercial background in the offshore industry. Together with a team of professionals, he draws the benefits for clients and our environment from the skills and insights gained over the years.


Wednesday 11 October, 15.00 – 17.00 hrs
Adrian Cretoiu, Managing Director Western Europe, Schlumberger
The promise of geothermal – what’s in it for oil & gas companies?

Geothermal energy can play a role in decarbonizing domestic heat and ultra-deep geothermal could even supply high temperature heat for heavy industry. Developing geothermal energy projects requires the same kind of techniques used in oil & gas, only the product differs. In this Master Class, Adrian Cretoiu will discuss the outlook for geothermal energy deployment and its potential for oil & gas companies. Participants are challenged to discuss the geological, economic and commercial conditions under which geothermal energy could take off.

Adrian Cretoiu is Managing Director – Western Europe with Schlumberger. In this role he is responsible for the full Schlumberger business portfolio spanning exploration, drilling, characterization and production working with all European clients. Adrian joined Schlumberger in 1997 and has held managerial roles in line management and strategy development, business development and production management in the US, Norway, Malaysia, France, Singapore and Romania. Adrian holds an MSc Electrical and Electronics Engineering from INSA Lyon and Iowa State University and an MBA from Duke University – Fuqua School of Business.


Both sessions will be guided by Arnoud Franken, Senior Consultant, InContext. You can register via the website Do note these Master Classes are specifically for final year students, starters and young professionals (<6 years work experience, <35 years old, min. Bachelor degree.).

The Master Classes bring together masters and young talents in the offshore oil, gas and energy industry for an informal exchange of ideas and experiences, both technical and non-technical. The Master Classes are meant for final year students, starters and young professionals (<6 years work experience, <35 years old, min. Bachelor degree.).

OEEC is one of Europe’s leading offshore energy events. It is unique in bringing together the oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy industry. With the industry in transition, OEEC offers offshore energy professionals the ideal meeting place to network, discuss and learn about the future of energy. OEEC 2017 will be held at Amsterdam RAI on October 9, 10, 11, 2017.

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