Society for Underwater Technology calls for subsea industry best-practice case studies

Trainees at The Underwater Centre take part in the MJI 21 Course, led by Chris Barratt (wearing green hat) from Stork.
Trainees at The Underwater Centre take part in the MJI 21 Course, led by Chris Barratt (wearing green hat) from Stork.

The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) and The Hydrographic Society in Scotland (THSiS) are calling for abstracts on industry best- and develop-practices for a seminar in Aberdeen this summer.

The topic for the seminar (to be held on 15 June) is ‘Cost Efficiencies – more bang for your buck’, and has been chosen to provide a forum to look at innovative equipment, methodologies and business models which can help address the needs of industry in a time of reduced oil prices and the associated drive for cutting costs.

Abstracts for a 20-minute presentation are now being accepted for consideration, which should be approximately 150 words. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Procurement & Supply Chain Management: New or different approaches to contracting
  • Equipment and software – innovative equipment, software or sensors which can provide cost benefits to the final customer
  • Methodologies – new methodologies, whether business or operational which will provide efficiencies

Bob Allwood, SUT Chief Executive, said: “The seminar is aiming to challenge and educate the attendees on different and innovative approaches to business in the present environment. This event provides an excellent opportunity to hear directly from companies about their current challenges and needs and discover how they are adopting techniques to get more ‘bang for their buck’.”

The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) is a not-for-profit organisation progressing global underwater technology learning and knowledge to support advances in ocean science, subsea and offshore engineering.

Abstracts should be submitted to events@sut.org by 13 April 2016.

Meanwhile, The Underwater Centre subsea training facility at Fort William is helping to increase students employability in the current N. Sea crude oil price slump by adding new modules to its commercial air diving courses,

With immediate effect, the ‘Premium’ and ‘Construction’ diver training packages now also include:

  • Commercial Enriched Air Nitrox Course;
  • MJI 21 Hydraulically Tensioned Subsea Bolted Connections Course;
  • IMCA Diver Medic Training (DMT) or IMCA Assistant Life Support Technician (ALST) Training

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