Deep water exploration, key topic at coming FPSO Summit in China


China’s biggest oil companies, set to reveal deep water exploration strategies at Excellence in FPSO Design, Construction & Operations China 2012 in Tianjin Tanggu, China 

After a series of high profile incidents in the Oil & Gas sector in the past, the industry is now emerging better prepared and better equipped to handle greater challenges. Deep water exploration is now taking a center stage and FLNG development is almost at its peak. As the world enters a new phase of rapid development, China will play a vital role that everyone should take notice.

Top industry leaders are paying attention. Joining forces at the Excellence in FPSO Design, Construction & Operations China 2012 event, strategists and top decision makers from within and outside China will gather on 29-31 May 2012 at Renaissance Tianjin TEDA Convention Centre Hotel Tianjin Tanggu, China to discuss wide range of issues that will set the course of the industry for years to come.

Topping the list is the presentation by China’s biggest oil companies about deep water exploration strategies; the unique advantages and capacities of China’s shipyards; and design standards of major classification societies. An FLNG-focused briefing has also been scheduled to tackle legal risks, technology considerations and potential opportunities related to FLNG development.

Keynote speakers include high-ranking officers such as Fan Mo from CNOOC Research Center, Lv Ligong from CNOOC Energy Technology & Service-Oil Production Services Company, and QingXia Yang from China Classification Society. Other speakers include David Boggs, Managing Director, Energy Maritime Associates Pte Ltd; Kazuo Watanabe, General Manager Gas Engineering, IHI Marine United Inc and Simon Newton, Director, Energy and Power Ltd.

Among the highlights of the event is the Case Study about Detailed Design and Construction Challenges of 2,000,000 BBSL FPSO to be presented by John-Kyu Hwang, Senior Manager, FPSO Project Management, Hyundai Sambo Heavy Industries, and a panel discussion about Chinese Yards’ Capacity in FPSO Conversion and New Build Value and Strategic Advantage.

This year’s summit is happening as China provides a fertile ground for a conducive business environment with $45 billion worth of investment in offshore development, of which, investment in FPSO in 2013 is expected to reach $23 billion.

The Excellence in FPSO Design, Construction & Operations China 2012 is organized by IQPC. To find out more information or to register for this important event, visit or call +65 6722 9465.