Asian Dynamic
Positioning Conference 21 September 2016, Singapore

Asian Dynamic<br /> Positioning Conference


Maintaining quality and competencies in a cost constrained world

Asian Dynamic Positioning Conference
21 September 2016

08.00 Registration, coffee and networking in the exhibition area

09.00 Welcome address from the morning conference chairman
Joey Fisher, Managing Director, M3 Marine Expertise

Session one: Oil Majors' and vessel owners' requirements 

Hear market trends, challenges and opportunities of current offshore projects that involve dynamic positioning (DP). Find out what drilling, production and vessel operators should focus on now and in the near future in preparation for increased activity when the offshore market recovers.

09.10 An industry update and meeting oil majors’ and vessel owners’ expectations 
Joey Fisher, Managing Director, M3 Marine Expertise

09.30 Ensuring reliability and efficiency of DP operations in changing market conditions

  • Ensuring Safe DP operations by the use of Activity Specific Operational Guidelines (ASOG) / Critical Activity Mode (CAMO)
  • The use of ASOGs to ensure DPOs setup DP vessels correctly for safe operations
  • ASOG use as a DPO decision making tool for action to take after a failure
  • Key lessons learned, experiences using and implementing ASOG

Capt Dennis Harger, DP Advisor/Superintendent for North America and Deputy Chairman, Tidewater DP Excellence Committee (DPEC)

09.50 Panel: How to maintain quality and competencies in a cost constrained world?

  • Implications of cost cutting measures on DP operations
  • How do you reduce costs while maintaining the quality of service?
  • How do owners of highly sophisticated vessels maintain operational standards?
  • How do Asian owners match the standards and pricing of high-cost operators?
  • Reactivating vessels after a period of lay-up and restoring vessel operating condition 

Capt Dennis Harger, DP Advisor/Superintendent for North America and Deputy Chairman, Tidewater DP Excellence Committee (DPEC)
Capt Gaurav Dadhwal, Head of Operations, Posh Semco - OSV Division 
L P Tripathy, Deputy General Manager (Technical & Operation), Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte

10.30 Morning networking coffee break in the exhibition area 

Session two: Update on current schemes for DPO certification and competence assurance

This session will focus on current schemes for DPO competence assurance and certification. Find out how standards are being implemented and the effect on DP operations.   

11.10 Session chairman’s introduction

11.15 Industry perspectives from a DP industry authority
Capt Jonathan Mills, Business Development, Noble Denton Marine Services, DNV GL - Oil & Gas

11.35 Innovation and developments of the world-wide standard for DP qualifications

  • The NI DPO Scheme – current status and update
  • Governance of The NI Scheme – how The NI ensures international consistency and recognition
  • Innovation and changes to The NI DPO scheme 
  • 2016 and beyond: Additional related courses; the short-term outlook and plans for the future

Capt Ghulam Hussain, Accreditations Manager, The Nautical Institute

11.55 Panel: Perspectives on regulation, training and DPO competence

  • Challenges and concerns in monitoring and ensuring competence
  • How expiration of DPO certificates is affecting costs and operations
  • Vetting requirements imposed by oil and gas majors 
  • Ensuring consistency of the quality of training with new technology in current market conditions

Capt Michael Tulod, Head of DPO Training and OSV Simulations, IMOSTI
Capt Hakeem Haron, Principal DP Consultant, Satumarin Sdn Bhd

12.20 Q&A

12.40 Networking lunch in the exhibition area 

Session three: How technology can reduce the costs of DP and improve performance 

Some experts say technology is advancing more rapidly than the regulations which govern them. DP systems are becoming more computer focused with the introduction of touch screens and complex operating systems. With the pressure on the industry to reduce its carbon footprint, we are seeing technologies which run on less fuel and produce lower emissions. Join this session to hear from leading DP suppliers on the latest equipment that is making DP systems more robust. 

13.50 Afternoon chairman’s introduction
Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser - Marine, IMCA - International Marine Contractors Association

Advances in DP technology for incident free operations

  • How is new technology improving the safety of DP operations?
  • How technology is reducing fuel consumption and emissions
  • How can new equipment be integrated into an existing DP configuration?
  • How does the technology improve workability? 

13.55 Advances in DP technology / batteries and other hybrid systems
Brian P Jenner, Executive Director, Survey Association

14.10 Laser target ambiguity - a thing of the past
Adrian Wild, Head of Sales, Guidance Marine

14.25 New concepts to reduce power on DP
Dr Alf-Kåre Å
dnanes, LBU Manager, ABB

14.40 DP Operations for work boats and windfarms
Arnt-Ove Austnes, General Manager Sales - Electrical, Automation & Control, Rolls-Royce Marine

14.55 Towards safer and more efficient acoustic DP reference systems
Anthony Gleeson, Vice President, Sonardyne Asia

15.10 Afternoon networking coffee break in the exhibition area

15.50 Improving DP performance and reliability with systems engineering
Nestor Fesas, President and COO, Athens Group

16.05 Q&A

Session four: DP incident reporting and safety management

In this session, experts will discuss trends in recent incidents, the importance of reporting DP station keeping incidents and key learnings from experiences. Oil majors / charterers are now using OVID and OVMSA audits as tools to assess the capability of the vessels' operators in context to implementation of safety management system. Learn how to carry out self-assessment and improvement in the implementation of safety management systems.

16.30 Session chairman's introduction 

DP reporting – the opportunity to learn 

  • DP station keeping reporting 
  • Learning from events
  • Data analysis 
  • Better safety management

Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser - Marine, IMCA

16.55 OVID and OVMSA Audits

  • OCIMF fundamentals 
  • OVID objectives and work process
  • Use of OVID reports
  • The future of OVID 
  • OVMSA best practice

Capt Steven Foong, Regional Business Development Manager, Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering

17.10 Q&A

17.25 Chairman’s closing remarks 

17.30 End of conference 

*Programme subject to amendments/change

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