Offshore Energy 2014 Kicks Off

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference 2014, one of the fastest growing gatherings of offshore professionals, has kicked off this morning in Amsterdam’s RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The conference was officially opened by Dr. María de Lourdes Melgar Palacios, Under Secretary Hydrocarbons of Mexico, Pieter van Oord, Chairman of Van Oord and Coert van Zijll Langhout, Managing Director of Navingo.

According to the International Energy Agency, the world’s growing need for energy will require more than USD 48 trillion in investments over the period to 2035. That means that today’s annual investment in energy supply, which is about USD 1.6 trillion a year is steadily going to rise over the coming decades towards USD 2 trillion annually,” Pieter van Oord said in his opening speech.

As explained, in the changing energy world the crucial things in the offshore industry are knowledge, capabilities and competences.

In that respect, Mr van Oord said that Offshore Energy represents an excellent platform to share knowledge and built up cooperation with companies, policy makers and industry players.

Dr. María de Lourdes Melgar Palacios, Under Secretary of Hydrocarbons of Mexico,  explained the main principles that guided the energy reform in Mexico.

Under the reform, the state retains ownership of hydrocarbons below the surface while prohibiting the privatization of PEMEX and CFE (Comisión Federal de Electricidad, the state-owned electricity company).

She also mentioned that the new legal framework allows for private ownership of hydrocarbons at the wellhead through service, profit-sharing, production-sharing, and license contracts.

Founded in 2008, Offshore Energy has been breaking records year after year. The 2013 edition attracted 9,123 visitors representing 56 nationalities.

It is expected that the number of supply chain companies exhibiting at this year’s edition will range between 500 and 600, with expected number of visitors reaching staggering 10,000.

Exhibitors, visitors and conference delegates represent over 60 nationalities from around the world.

The event will also include extensive conference program with over 100 expert speakers scheduled to discuss key topics and solutions with the offshore community.

World Maritime News Staff; Image: Navingo

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Nov 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

Maritime Information Warfare 2017

Maritime Information Warfare will focus on the growing need for navies to develop their information exploitation capabilities…

read more >

INTERNATIONAL GREEN SHIPPING AND TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT

The Summit will gather key marine experts and companies around the globe which have a big influence in the industry…

read more >

The CWC 18th Annual World LNG Summit & Awards Evening

The CWC World LNG Summit will continue to give you access to premium networking opportunities as it brings together the who’s who…

read more >

Marintec China 2017

The largest maritime event in Asia Pacific, Marintec China connects maritime professionals from the entire shipbuilding supply chain together.

Over the years, Marintec China has grown to reflect the size and importance of the Asian maritime market. 2015 event is another record-breaking edition with the largest exhibition area and the highest number of industry professionals attending ever. The encouraging figures proven that China remains one of the major shipbuilding nations and Marintec China has been the most authoritative platform in Asia.

With the maritime industry facing great opportunities but also many challenges, it is important for the industry to connect and engage more to ultimately win new business in globally-significant markets. A visit to Marintec China is a great way to learn about the latest technology and innovation of the supply industry, a platform for industry professional to meet face to face, make connection and do business.

Marintec China is poised to be the definitive event and is undoubtedly a must-attend for all involved in the maritime industry.

Marintec China will be held from 5 to 8 December 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China and continue its dedication to serve as the “LEADING” platform “CONNECTING” the community and “STRENGTHENING” the maritime industry.

Marintec China offers the perfect opportunity for companies serving the maritime market to showcase their innovations, products and services to a wide audience. A platform for face to face meetings in business, creating new relationships and consolidating existing ones.

More info

read more >