On the 25th of November 2014, the Offshore Engineering Student Association (DOT) of TU Delft’s Offshore & Dredging Engineering will organize the Offshore Symposium. This biennial event will take place in the conference center of the Delft University of Technology, with the following title:
The future of energy in the offshore sector
In order to meet global demand for energy, the offshore industry cannot rely on hydrocarbons only. The energy demand increases rapidly and therefore the offshore industry has to cope with the changes. The industry is already changing and gas is becoming an increasingly popular resource of energy. Result is that new technologies have to be developed in order to be more efficient. Besides gas, the offshore wind market is a rising market, with contractors developing new ways for installation. Apart from renewables a lot of research is done to get a higher recovery rate, in this way a lot of smaller or old fields can be exploited again.
The main question this symposium wants to answer is: “What will the effects be of a changing energy demand to the offshore markets and its developments?” This question will be answered in 4 different stages: Introduction, Exploration, Installation, Operations.
The speakers at our symposium, with different backgrounds in the offshore industry, will be invited to elaborate on recent innovations and share their views with the audience.
Together with a mix of students and company representatives, this will prove a very interesting day for every student with an interest in offshore energy.
We are looking forward to see you at the 25th of November.
On behalf of the DOT board,
Michiel van Arkel
Dispuut Offshore Technology