14TH ANNUAL DEEPWATER OPERATIONS
CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION
On behalf of the Advisory Board and Conference organizer PennWell, I want to welcome everyone to the
14th annual Deepwater Operations Conference and Exhibition at the Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention
Center in Galveston, Texas.
The Deepwater Conference is specifcally designed around Deepwater Operations with the theme discussing
Sustainability Through the Cycle. Considering the current market conditions, our challenges are to ensure
safe operations, execute projects effectively, and control ever-increasing costs. As the industry continues
to respond to these challenges, many are asking how can the industry as a whole be more effcient going
forward? The industry is also charged with ensuring we have the organizational competency to continue
to meet these challenges. Our conference objectives are to share learnings, ideas, and solutions across
Deepwater Operations, so that you and your organization may beneft.
Your Advisory Board members have worked hard on a great program to help you meet your trials.
We believe you will be very interested in our sessions about Start-Ups/First Year Lessons Learned and
Operational Solutions. We also have excellent topics around Flow Assurance and Integrity Management/
Life Extensions. Each session will be followed by a question and answer session, where you will have the
opportunity to engage with the speakers – and we strongly encourage that. Each session aims to share
successful and proven practices along with valuable information with key takeaways that will not only
beneft you, but your employer.
The exhibition hall and networking sessions are a big part of this event. We continue to grow in the number
of exhibitors and the variety of products and services on display in the exhibitor booths. The networking
time is always a big draw. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new acquaintances
and contacts. Please make the most of the time you have on the exhibition foor to explore the range of
services, equipment, and technology available to you.
I thank you in advance for your participation in and continued support of the Deepwater Operations
Conference and Exhibition. I am confdent you will fnd information, products and services to bring greater
success to your area of business.
Surface Engineering Manager, Gulf of Mexico
Advisory Board Chairman