13TH ANNUAL DEEPWATER
CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION
On behalf of the Advisory Board, conference organizer PennWell, and the many exhibitors and sponsors, I want to
welcome you to the 13th annual Deepwater Operations Conference and Exhibition at the Moody Gardens Hotel &
Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.
The deepwater arena is a constantly evolving environment, and with our goal of ensuring safer operations, executing
projects effectively and effciently while controlling ever increasing costs, we made this year’s theme,
Deeper Water - New Challenges to address each of these topics in our conference sessions.
Our conference objective is to share insights, ideas, and solutions across the deepwater arena so that you and your
organization may beneft. The Deepwater conference is specifcally designed to tailor deepwater operations through our
interactive and informative sessions, and through innovations that will be showcased from this year’s exhibitors.
The advisory board members have diligently worked to create an insightful program that includes a discussion on
operational solutions; brownfeld integrity management; lessons learned about frst year operations; and fow assurance.
Hear industry experts discuss regulatory changes and API’s HPHT standards that will continue to change the deepwater
landscape. Lastly, hear our guest speaker, Art Smith, who founded Triple Double in August 2007 after he completed the
sale of John S. Herold, Inc. to IHS, discuss his thoughts on the current market and what is anticipated to happen in the
near future and beyond.
The exhibition hall is a big part of this event as we continue to grow in the number of exhibitors that offer a variety of
products and services on display. Network, catch up with old friends and make new acquaintances and contacts while
viewing the exhibition foor to explore the range of services, equipment, and technology that is available.
I invite you to participate in this year’s conference, and I am confdent that you will fnd information, products and
services that will bring greater success to your area of business.
Director, Equatorial Guinea Asset
Advisory Board Chairman