21st Edition of OSEA2016 Presents Many Firsts as it Continues to cater to the Needs of the Industry
The Offshore Southeast Asia Conference and Exhibition (OSEA2016), Asia’s premier oil and gas industry exhibition and conference, returned to Singapore and was held at the Sands Expo® and Convention Centre from 29 November to 2 December 2016.
The 21st edition saw the participation of 18,000 trade attendees comprising exhibitors, visitors, conference speakers and delegates gathering together to network, learn and keep abreast on the latest industry developments. More than 1,000 exhibitors from 48 countries/regions and 17 international group pavilions from countries including Australia, Korea, the Netherlands, Italy and Scotland were present to showcase their latest innovative solutions for the industry.
Tech innovations to improve business sustainability
Responding to the trend among oil and gas firms making reducing operational costs and increasing capital efficiency their top priority, the latest edition of OSEA2016 offered an extensive range of equipment, innovations and services designed to lower reliance on human capital, increase personal safety, improve communication and data networks.
“Undoubtedly, the last two years have been challenging, as the industry has had to get used to a new environment of lower oil prices. Over this period, we have seen a major shift in firms streamlining operations and seeking out efficiency to drive costs down and survive in this market. With that in mind, we have ensured that OSEA2016 is a place where businesses can find innovative technologies, sustainable solutions, insights and strategies that will help ease pressure on the bottom line,” says Chua Buck Cheng, Project Director from OSEA organiser Singapore Exhibition Services.
Tech innovations showcased on the exhibition floor included a first-of-its-kind IoT device by Rutledge Omni Services, a leading provider of safety services for upstream drilling and exploration activities in the region that allows real-time personnel tracking on an oilrig.
Another new feature in the conference format was the launch of the first and only LNG processing technology conference in Asia – LNG EquipTech Asia, a dedicated one-day track covering the technical aspects of cost effective LNG processing and transporting. The conference also included an overseas site visit to the Profab fabrication yard in Batam, Indonesia, where delegates had the opportunity to witness first-hand the fabrication steps and processes.
“OSEA is a very complete, all rounded exhibition. It is a one-stop destination that perpetuates the growth of my business. The exhibitors are warm and friendly which helped ensure smooth and fast transactions. I have expanded my connections and widened my exposure to many new innovations which will definitely be beneficial for my company,” said Yeh Kuo Ching, Chen-Chian Marine Engineering, Taiwan.
OSEA2018 will return to Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands® from 4 to 6 December 2018. More information of OSEA2018 is available at http://osea-asia.com.