10-11 Mar 2021
Perth Convention & 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. Details on the structure and agenda of the AOG Energy 2021 Conference will be released in early 2021, stay tuned.




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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