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WBRS logo       OSV Outlook for 2015: Bullish or Bearish
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Houston, Texas
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With the plunging price of oil, what will that mean in 2015 for U.S. Gulf deepwater E&P projects and capex spending? In turn, what effect will this have on the rig and OSV markets? How will long-term growth be affected? In this challenging environment, operators and builders of the offshore service vessels need to stay abreast of market conditions and trends. 

What’s in Store for the Offshore and OSV Markets?
The fortunes of offshore service vessel operators rise and fall in lock step with offshore drillers. Drillers are dependent upon the E&P activity of oil and gas companies and their capex budgets. Much of this is tied to oil and gas prices. As we are witnessing now, oil prices can be part of a vicious cycle.  Join in the discussion as our expert presenters offer insight on the future of the rig and OSV markets.

Design Trends
The technological advancements made by OSVs have been occurring at a rapid pace over the last decade. Increased exploration in deepwater/ultradeepwater and the move into the Arctic have been pushing OSV design and capabilities.  Use of other advanced technology — digital technology, diesel electric drives, DP-2, advanced monitoring, etc. — have made vessels much more complex to build and operate.  Join in the discussion with designers, operators and builders as our panelists offer insight on the future of designs.

Challenges & Opportunities in OSV Industry
From a shortage of skilled workers to the need for capex cuts, the lack of LNG infrastructure and looming regulations, the offshore service industry faces many challenges in 2015 and beyond. Join in peer2peer roundtable discussions to talk about these topics and issues with top industry officials.


Summit Schedule
Thursday, April 2, 2015

8:00 am –  9:00 am Networking Check In with Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:45 am Opening Keynote
10:00 am – 11:30 am What's in Store for the Offshore and OSV Markets: Presentation, Discussion & Roundtable
11:30 am – 12:45 pm Luncheon
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Design Trends: Panel Discussion & Roundtable
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Refreshment Break
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Challenges & Opportunities in OSV Industry: Panel Discussion & Roundtable
4:15 pm Summit Concludes

Summit Pricing

Early-Bird Pricing (Before March 3, 2015): $395
Advance Pricing (March 3, 2015 - April 1, 2015): $425
Onsite Pricing: $495 


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