Subsea Forum

Partnering with the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), Subsea Energy Australia (SEA) and Global Underwater Hub (GUH), the Subsea Forum focuses on how the Australian Subsea industry can adjust to the evolving market.

The Subsea Forum focuses on the future of energy security, decarbonisation and the need for transition to potential new clean energy sources.

Australia has been a world leader in developing capability in LNG, which continues to play a crucial part of the future global energy mix. The subsea industry is a key enabling sector that will ensure the fields feeding LNG trains are developed, maintained effectively, and operated efficiently for many years to come, followed ultimately by decommissioning.


Ashley Duncan, SEA / Technip


Avoiding Dragons: Engineering Insights for Australia's Wind & Wave Industry from 12+ GW of Global Experience - Terry Griffiths, Aurora Offshore Engineering

High Voltage Subsea Cable Landfalls - Lower Your Shore Crossing Risk - Thomas Seeber, Atteris Pty Ltd

Stabilizing subsea power cables - Hongwei An, UWA

The Importance of Integrating Mooring System and Power Cable Design to Enable Optimum Offshore Floating Wind Farm Designs - Alexander Rimmer, 2h Offshore Engineering Ltd


Britta Bienen, SEA


Design and Noise Innovation for Offshore Wind Installation - Sarah Young, Subsea7

Sarens global experience in marshalling operations for offshore wind - Dirk Verwimp, Sarens

Meeting the environmental challenges of Offshore Wind in Australia. How are we tracking in 2024? - James Keating, Hydrobiology

Wave loads on monopile offshore wind turbines - Jana Orszaghova, UWA and Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre


Marius Martens, Worley Consulting


Ultra-High-Resolution Seismic Data: Revolutionizing Offshore Windfarm Planning Through Enhanced Geotechnical Insights - Andrew Long, PGS

De-Risking Pile Design and Installation in Strong Sediments - Juliano Nietiedt, UWA

Relations between Sand-Pile Interface and Offshore Wind Turbines Dynamic Behaviour - Amin Barari, RMIT University

Shared Mooring and Shared Anchor: Pathways to Reduce Capex for Offshore Floating Wind Farms - Nitin Repalle, Causal Dynamics Pty Ltd

Stuart will provide an update on Chevron Australia’s factory model approach to future subsea tiebacks, and outline how digital and agile methodologies are being incorporated to optimise capital project performance.


Julie Morgan, SUT/Woodside


Stuart Payne, Chevron


Julie Morgan, SUT/Woodside


Digital Twin Concept for Subsea Pipeline life extension - Nitin Repalle, Causal Dynamics Pty Ltd

An underwater robotics milestone: commissioning & start-up of UID operations at Njord - Francesco Cavallini, Saipem

Using Real Time Data to Clean the Lake - Robert Manning, SORR and Marc Dimmick, NCS

Making Sense of Measurement, Monitoring and Verification Techniques for Offshore CCS Sites - Stephen Auld, Sonardyne International Ltd

Join us for an engaging panel session where we will explore the critical intersection between the Green and Blue Economies.

As the world moves towards a low-carbon, socially inclusive, and resource-efficient future, invited experts will debate if it's possible to transition to a sustainable “green” economy without harnessing the immense potential of the Blue Economy, which the World Bank defines as the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, jobs, and ocean ecosystem health.

The panelists will discuss the various sectors of the Blue Economy, including renewable energy, biotechnology, shipping, fishing, tourism, waste management, and more. With a particular focus on the extraction and use of marine non-living resources, the utilization of renewable non-exhaustible natural forces, and indirect contributions to economic activities and environments, the discussions will highlight the need for global cooperation and innovation to balance the needs of different sectors and stakeholders.

As our world faces unprecedented environmental and socio-economic challenges, this panel session offers participants valuable insights and an opportunity to engage in a crucial dialogue about how the Green and Blue Economies can jointly contribute to sustainable development and a better future for all.

Come along and be part of this conversation, as we unearth innovative strategies and collaborative approaches to facilitate the harmonious co-existence and growth of both the Green and Blue Economies.


Neil Gordon, Global Underwater Hub


Bukkie Orugun, SUT /Technip


Deep Dive Recovery - Lessons Learned in Decommissioning - Emilien Rulence, Atteris

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence in the Decommissioning of Subsea Assets - Jake Stride, rahd

Case Study of Decommissioning Assets not designed for fatigue loads - Vandana Crispin, Oceaneering

From Concept Through to Decommissioning and Beyond, Using Digital Twins to Expand Traditional and New Energy Horizons - Andrew Tran, FutureOn


Iain Wylie, SUT / Oceaneering


Dual NDT Methods for the Inspection of Complex Anode Attachment Welds in Subsea Risers Coated with Thermally Sprayed Aluminium (TSA) - Stephan Freychet, TSC Subsea

Flexible Riser Annulus Vent Port Integrity and Inspection - Gilles Gardner, The Impulse Group

Rockin' Without a Cushion - Craig Booth, Atteris Pty Ltd

Utilising Innovative Techniques to Return Vibrating Subsea Rigid Pipe Production Spools to Service - Mark Casey, Santos


Mark Casey, Santos


Development and application of integrated process module (IPM) for subsea operations - Darren Hatton, Baker Hughes

A qualified solution for subsea repair of CRA pipelines: the GMSC connector - Francesco Cavallini, Saipem

Pre-commissioning approaches for offshore CO2 pipelines - Andrew Ripley, Subsea7

Repurposing submarine pipelines for CO2 transportation - Emilien Rulence, Atteris

Island Power - Enabling Umbilical-less Subsea Development, Si Yeaw, OneSubsea

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