4th Structural Integrity Management Conference, North Sea 2015

10-11 November 2015 | Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel

The SIM Conference has now taken place. Upstream Intelligence wishes to thank all the speakers and sponsors for their time and effort in helping make the event the success that it was. We'll be back later this year with an all new agenda & speaker line up to keep things fresh. In the meantime there's a lot of interesting content from it you can still access...

Develop Cost Optimization Strategies and Structural Life Cycle Best Practices for Fixed and Floating Structures

The Structural Integrity Management Conference, North Sea will unite leading operators, EPC Companies and integrity management experts to share case studies and practical solutions covering these critical areas of asset integrity:

  • OPEX AND CAPEX COST OPTIMIZATION STRATEGIES AND BEST PRACTICE: How to deliver cost optimization strategies to reduce OPEX for Asset Integrity and reduce CAPEX on new projects and developments
  • SMART ASSET INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT: Learn new techniques and methods for Inspection, Maintenance and Repair to reduce maintenance scopes and inspection frequencies 
  • LIFE EXTENSION & CONTINUED SERVICE STRATEGY: Making the business case for extending the life of facilities operating beyond design life and how to  manage the effects of ageing on structures
  • STRUCTURAL DEFORMATIONS AND REMEDIATION OPTIONS: Case studies and strategies for managing corrosion, cracks, fatigue, structural damages for both fixed jacket structures and floating facilities
  • TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS FOR SIM: Take a tour of the SIM Exhibition showcasing the latest Structural Monitoring Technology, Inspection Technology, Asset Integrity and Data Management Software, Novel Repair Techniques and much more

Download the 8 page PDF brochure here now for details of attendees, exhibitors, speakers and 2 day agenda!

Top Speakers in 2015

Conrad De Souza

Conrad De Souza
HE Inspector
Gerhard Ersdal

Gerhard Ersdal
Pieter Aalberts

Pieter Aalberts
Project Manager

Iain Manclark
Structural Technical Authority (Eastern Hemisphere)

Hugh Borland
Lead Structural Engineer

Patrick Whelan
Subsea Engineer

Dan Gallagher
Operations Director
Energo Engineering (a KBR Company)
AMOG Consulting

Chris Carra
AMOG Consulting
Woodgroup PSN

Mohammad Nabavian
Head - Advanced Integrity Group
Woodgroup PSN

Download the 8 page PDF brochure here now for details of attendees, exhibitors, speakers and 2 day agenda!

Announcing the SIM North Sea 2015 Advisory Board

To ensure the current SIM challenges are met head on, we’ve assembled a board of SIM experts from BP, Shell and TWI to hand pick speakers and review the program to ensure that 2015’s conference is built by the industry, for the industry. 

John Allen

Iain Manclark
Structural Technical Authority (Eastern Hemisphere)
Don Wells

Terry Rhodes
Head of Offshore Structures
John Vicic

David Galbraith
Oil and Gas Sector Manager

Get the complete program for the SIM Conference here to see who is attending and what leading operators you will hear from

soon Conference Chairman
Iain Manclark, Structural Technical Authority (Eastern Hemisphere) & Civil Engineering (Global Interface).

 Iain has a BEng in Civil Engineering from Heriot-Watt University (1991), following which he joined BP as a Graduate Engineer before becoming a Chartered Civil Engineer in 1995. Iain has occupied numerous projects and operational structural engineering roles in the UK, Egypt and the US, and is currently the BP Structural Technical Authority for the North Sea Region.
Speaker bio coming soon.

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Hear what the leading names have to say about Upstream Intelligence:

Very well structured programme with valuable input from both operator and service company perspectives

Greg Ingram, Stork Technical Services

Stork Technical Services

Well organised conference. Excellent panel discussion.

Philip Walker, Atkins


The conference overall was good. All speakers were clearly experts in their respective fields. Too much focus on one topic of mooring for my particular interests.

Fraser Hamilton, Total


Well worthwhile conference

David Galbraith, TWI


The event was very valuable and I especially enjoyed the panel session discussions

Danny Constantinis, EM&I


Well organised and Informative event with pan-Industry experts giving candid perspective.

Terry Rhodes, Shell


The exhibition and conference was well organised and covered a range of topics which interested me

Ian Murray, Fugro Subsea Services

Fugro Subsea Services

The conference was quite appealing. It could have been more proactive if we had already a list of questions prepared for the technical pools and committees.

Andrea Galter, SBM Offshore

SBM Offshore

Good balance of topics and quality of event and presenter. Well-paced and spaced between sessions.

Hugh Borland, BP


A very useful conference to understand the issues facing North sea facilities and the latest developments in terms of inspection equipment and capability.

Mark Morgan, KBR

Adam Minkley

Adam Minkley
Adam Minkley
Projects Director  – Oil & Gas
Upstream Intelligence

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