VIDEO: Official Launch of Offshore Energy 2014

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2014 has officially started this morning in Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands.

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Offshore Energy, the fastest growing gathering of offshore industry professionals, was opened by Dr. María de Lourdes Melgar Palacios, Under Secretary of Hydrocarbons of Mexico, joined by Pieter van Oord, CEO of Van Oord and Chairman of the Association of Dutch Suppliers in the Oil & Gas Industry IRO and Coert van Zijll Langhout, Director of Navingo BV.

Offshore Energy is breaking records year after year and for the 2014 edition the expected number of exhibitors is between 500 and 600.

Hot topics will be covered at the event such as North Sea E&P, Extending asset life, Subsea processing, Offshore vessels etc.

During the opening speech Peter van Oord turned back to the International Energy Agency’s special report on investment, according to which, the world’s growing need for energy will require more than $48 trillion in investment over the period to 2035.

Mr. van Oord also quoted IEA’s Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven saying that “The reliability and sustainability of our future energy system depends on investment.”

Today’s annual investment in energy supply of $1.6 trillion needs to rise steadily over the coming decades towards $2 trillion.

At the end Mr. van Oord pointed out that the recent geo-political developments bring a lot of chalenges and opportunities, stressing that the key things in the energy world are knowledge, capabilities and competencies.

In that respect, Mr van Oord said that Offshore Energy represents an excellent platform to share knowledge and built up cooperation with companies, policy makers and industry players.

Offshore Energy is expected to spark the interest of over 10,000 visitors from the sector.

Subsea World News Staff

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