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2nd Offshore Support Vessels Conference

Offshore support vessels play a crucial role in the offshore oil and gas industry by providing essential services to offshore oil and gas exploration, drilling and production operations. With the increasing demand for oil and gas, the growth of offshore oil and gas exploration and production projects, the demand for OSVs in the region foresees a significant growth in the coming 3 to 5 years. In fact, massive opportunities lie within the expansion plans of the region’s NOCs such as Saudi Aramco, ADNOC and Qatar Energy.

However, the offshore support vessel industry is facing many challenges that require a deep understanding of the market dynamics, operators’ needs, technological advancements, and regulatory requirements. Some of these challenges include the impact of the oil price on day rates, regional market characteristics, finances, security, and logistics.

After the resounding success of the launch of the Offshore Support Vessel Conference, the second edition will be hosted on 3 – 4 June 2024 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Gathering offshore oil and gas production leaders, shipowners and shipbuilders, shipyards and charterers who will uncover the latest offshore oil and gas exploration and production projects, reveal latest innovative and commercial trends and new contracting opportunities for OSVs. The conference provides an exclusive platform for networking, collaboration, and innovation, in aims to create a successful and sustainable future for the offshore support vessel industry.

Market drivers

The Global OSV

market is projected to grow from USD 14.46 billion in 2021 to USD 23.60 billion by 2028 (Fortune Business Insights).

The Middle East OSV

market is growing at a Compound annual growth rate of 5% over the next 5 years (Mordor Intelligence).

Saudi Aramco

is anticipating a 50% increase in the size of its offshore support vessels, which would bring the total number of crafts to around 450.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company - ADNOC

awarded of a $548 million (AED2.01 billion) contract to build a new main gas line at its Lower Zakum field offshore of Abu Dhabi rising the need of offshore support vessels

Qatar Energy

is commencing 13 new offshore LNG projects opening a huge demand for OSVs for the market

Kuwait Oil Company

is starting their first offshore drilling operation worth of $594 million (KD 181 million), creating a surging need offshore support vessels to aid its logistics requirements

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VPs, Heads, Directors, and Managers of:


Conference Chairman

Captain Mohamed Al Ali

Senior Vice President,

ADNOC Logistics and Services

Conference Advisor and Chairman

Fazel A. Fazelbhoy

Chief Executive Officer

Synergy Offshore

Advisory Board

Fazel A. Fazelbhoy

Chief Executive Officer

Synergy Offshore

Capt. Mohamed Ajjan

Fleet Manager OSV, Zakher

Marine International

Capt Hussam Suyyagh

Senior Specialist (offshore Projects)

ADNOC Logistics & Services


H.E. Khamis Juma Buamim

Chairman of Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries (DCMMIEmirates), Chairman & Group CEO of KBI,

United Arab Emirates

Capt. Mohamed Al Ali

Senior Vice President, Offshore Logistics and Services


Capt.Turki AlShihri

Managing Director at National Maritime Academy (NMA)

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Fazel A. Fazelbhoy

Chief Executive Officer, Synergy Offshore

Francesco Calanca

Head of Marine Operations

Mc Dermott UAE

Douglas Korth

Senior Director Offshore Operations NMDC Energy

United Arab Emirates

Ahmed Alqadeeb

CEO and Managing Director

Rawabi Energy, Saudi Arabia

Wael Mirza

Strategic Development Manager, Asry


Jamil Al Ali

Regional and Commercial Director,
Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

Middle East

Waleed Altamimi

General Manager,
Tasneef Maritime

United Arab Emirates

Cedric Brisquet

Emergency and Crisis Response Manage, Joint Venture Saipem / NPCC - Hail & Gasha project.

Hassan Akbar

Oil Spill Expert

Saudi Arabia

Anouar Kiassi

CEO, Ascenz Marorka


George Lee

CEO, Sea Forrest


Capt. Mohit Batra

SMN Safety

Captain Khalid Alowais

Arbitrator & Underwriter Marine Damage Expert,
Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) 

Danial Kaabi

Chief Executive Officer, Sea Horizon Offshore

Capt. Zarir S. Irani

D. Registrar - Antigua & Barbuda Maritime flag registry, Ambassador for Middle East and Full member of Baltic Expert Witness Association, Principal Surveyor, Constellation Marine Services

Eng. Peter Gommeringer

Methanol Engine Application Engineering,
Rolls Royce Power Solutions/Al Masaood LLC

Capt. Abhay Nimbalkar

Greenfield Marine Technologies

Sameh Aleem

Chief Engineer Marine Surveyor,
Constellation Marine Services

United Arab Emirates

Mohab Abouelkawam

Assistant Professor - Engineering Technology & Science, Faculty of Engineering,
Higher Colleges of Technology

Ashik Subahani

Managing Director
Sea Delta Marine and Offshore

Nils El Accad

Nils and Abbas


  • Day One - Monday, 3 June 2023
  • Day Two - Tuesday, 4 June 2023

08:00 - 08:45

Registration, Refreshments, and Networking

09:00 - 09:05

Opening Remarks by Great Minds Group

09:05 - 09:15

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks by Conference Chairman

9:15 – 9:30

Keynote Address: Industry Insights and Market Dynamics by

Unraveling comprehensive understanding of industry trends and market dynamics that shape the future of OSVs

09:30 - 10:15

Opening Panel Discussion: Mapping the Evolution of Offshore Exploration and the Path Ahead



The outlook of offshore support vessels in the Middle East

10:15 - 10:45

Industry Insights: Innovative Technologies in Offshore Support Vessels

Engaging with two riveting presentations by industry experts showcasing successful applications of innovative solutions

10:45 - 11:30

Networking Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:15

Panel discussion: Navigating Regulatory Waters



12:15 – 13:00

Panel Discussion: Revolutionizing Maritime Industry through Advanced Satellite Technology and Data Utilization



13:00 – 13:30

Industry Insights: Innovations in Offshore Support Vessels

Engaging with two riveting presentations by industry experts showcasing successful applications of innovative solutions

13:30 – 14:15

Panel Discussion: Charting the Course to Sustainable Supply by Steering through Decarbonization and Compliance




Closing Remarks


Networking Lunch and End of Day One

08:30 - 09:45

Registration, Refreshments, and Networking

09:45 - 09:50

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

Paving the way for sustainable, smart, and digitalized vessels

09:50 - 10:10

Industry Insights Presentation: Oil Spill Behaviour and Response Effort by Hassan Akbar, Oil Spill Expert, Saudi Arabia

10:10 – 10:30

Presentation: The Importance of MET for the specialized offshore industry by

10:30 – 10:50

Presentation AI and Machine Learning for Increasing Efficiency in Offshore operations by

10:45 - 11:30

Networking Coffee Break

11:30 – 11:50

Industry Insight Presentation by


11:50 – 12:00

Industry Insight Presentation by

12:00 - 12:20

Industry Insight Presentation

12:20 – 13:00

Panel Discussion: Prioritizing Offshore Personnel Mental Health and Well-being

13:00 - 13:15

Closing Remarks


Networking Lunch and End of Conference


Seize the opportunity to discover the latest outlook of the offshore support vessel market. Offshore Support Vessels Conference is an excellent platform to gain insights into the strategies and technologies that are about to shape the direction and the future of the industry.
Whether you are a shipbuilder, shipyard, charter, operator, or technology provider, this conference is the perfect opportunity to learn about the latest trends and requirements in the industry, network with other professionals, and gain valuable insights and knowledge that can help you improve your business and operations.

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