10-12 Mar 2021
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Subsea Forum

The 2020 Subsea Forum program explored matters specific to the subsea sector, covering subsea engineering solutions, life extension, the application of subsea geoscience and more, through a comprehensive industry led program.

Supporters of the 2020 Subsea Forum included Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), Subsea Energy Australia (SEA) and Subsea UK.

Thanks to our sponsors & supporters.

See below the 2020 agenda – the 2021 agenda will be released in early 2021.




Wednesday 11 March 

Day 1 - Subsea Infrastructure

- Keynote presentation "Chevron ABU Subsea Factory Overview" - Arnie Chaiyavet, Subsea Factory Manager - Chevron

- "Clamping Unseated Wellheads for Life Extension" - Nicholas Pacewicz, General Manager - 2H Offshore
- "Field Life Extension with Innovative Operator-Service Company Partnership" - Prabhat Agrawal, Development Manager - Baker Hughes

- "A Design Overview of Innovative Spool Connection Assembly" - Wenwen Shen
- "Optimisation of Subsea Tie-in Spool Design using Probabilistic Assessments" - Jay Nguyen, Principal Consultant - Atteris

- "The application of dynamic modelling technique on the pipeline vacuum drying operation during Pre-commissioning" - Diwu Chen, Senior Flow Assurance Consultant - Wood
- "Further Investigations into the application of Pipe Clamping Mattresses for Pipeline Walking Restraint" - Matthew Allen, Director - Subcon
- "Pipeline Design to Resist Collapse - A Deep Dive" - Dermot O'Brien, General Manager - Atteris

- "Understanding your flexible flowline – the challenges of expansion and buckling for flexibles" - Chris Jones, Consultant Engineer - Xodus Group

Thursday 12 March

Day 2 - Subsea in the 21st Century

- "Mechanical Sealing Technology for Subsea Multiphase Pumps" - Nikolaus Necker, Lead Expert Oil & Gas - EagleBurgmann Germany
- "Subsea digital applications - new technologies or automation" - Pieter Swart, Export Pipeline Delivery Manager - Shell Australia
- "Revolutionary Autonomous Subsea Inspection Capability: Reducing Ship Time, Increasing Safety and Reducing Costs" - Scott Elson, Chief Technology Officer - L3Harris - Oceania

- "Demonstration of Advantages in Digitilisation in Subsea Engineering Design through Quantitative Comparison of three (3) Piggable Wye Detail Design Project Case Studies." - Nigel Lim, Senior Subsea Engineer - Genesis
- "Subsea digital applications - new technologies or automation" - Pieter Swart, Export Pipeline Delivery manager - Shell

- "Development of an API 17D Compliant, Alternative flow-path Vertical Christmas Tree System" - Stanley Hosie, Chief Engineer - Baker Hughes

Friday 13 March

Day 3 - Subsea Solutions

- "Gender Mainstreaming STEM Within Subsea Engineering And Marine-based Industries – The Why (Business Benefits) & How (To Do It)" - Gail Milne, Chair - WISE Professional Network & Sarah Watson, Principal - Marine Environmental Risk & Sustainability Specialist - Mitigado

- "Application of Probabilistic Analysis in Flow Assurance Engineering Design" - Nick McCarthy, Flow Assurance Consultant - INTECSEA
- "A perspective on pipeline active heating systems: advantages and applications of EHTF" - Andy Woolgar, Vice President of Australia and New Zealand - Subsea 7

- "10 min thesis: Bayesian Machine Learning for Effective Structural Integrity Management - Case Study: A Digital Twin for Fatigue Hotspots of Subsea Risers" - Rasoul Hejazi, Subsea Engineer - UWA
- "10 min thesis: Application of Machine Learning in Flow Assurance" - Michelle Steffani, Student - Curtin University and IntecSea
- "10 min thesis: Comparison and Evaluation of Spool Design using Load based vs Displacement Based Criteria" - Eu Kean Lim, Student - Curtin University
- "10 min thesis: Proof-of-Concept Study Towards CO2 Capture in Subsea Pipelines" - Elma Dorador, Student - Curtin University

- "Iron Contamination of Stainless Steel" - Juan Jose Soto Gutierrez, Student - Curtin University
- "Effects of Molybdenum on Localised Corrosion Behaviour of Stainless steels" - Mobin Salasi, Research Fellow - Curtin Corrosion Centre
- "CPEng (Subsea) and National Engineering Register (Subsea) - Roll out to the public" - Ian Wilson, Member - SUT (Perth Branch)

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