Over 140 senior executives from the oil majors, operators, class societies, service companies, academic & research establishments and regulators, met in Cumbria this month for the 40th anniversary of the FPSO Forum, held for the first time in the UK.
The FPSO Forum objective is to share information and improve the FPSO industry.
The highlight of the week was the visit to EM&I's Technology Centre to see demonstrations of some of the most successful innovations to come out of the HITS (Hull Inspection Techniques and Strategies) JIP (Joint Industry Project), which EM&I have been leading on behalf of the Research Forum for the last 6 years.
Oil majors such as Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Inpex, Petrobras, Statoil & Total were in attendance, including FPSO operators such as Bumi Armada, MODEC & SBM, together with all the major class societies, ABS, BV, DNV-GL & LR, and the UK Regulator (HSE).
Danny Constantinis (Executive Chairman of EM&I) commented: "We are delighted with the tremendous response from the offshore industry to the new technologies, which are more effective, efficient, economic, and safer than traditional methods.
EM&I have been at the forefront of introducing new technologies throughout the 35 years we've been in the asset integrity business, and are proud of the achievements of the JIP (Joint Industry Project) for HITS (Hull Inspection Techniques & Strategy).
We are entering a new era of digitisation and robotics, which will produce a step change in the offshore industry, and help to make the oil & gas business much safer and more efficient" he concluded.
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