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offshore energy exhibition & Conference New talent at Offshore Energy

One key challenge facing the oil and gas industry today is finding, recruiting and training a new generation of professionals to produce more complex hydrocarbons. Primarily a B2B exhibition, Offshore Energy also offers its exhibitors tools to spot new talent. Companies using Offshore Energy’s career package will have a job route sign on their booth, job descriptions in the event catalogue and career postings in several media. Dutch companies like Heerema, Huisman Equipment and Jumbo, as well as foreign companies like Franklin Offshore and Saudi Aramco, have already booked their career package.

Official Event Hotel Wyndham Apollo

Offshore Energy offers its exhibitors and visitors a wide range of hotel & travel services. The official event hotel, the Wyndham Apollo Hotel, is located a mere 10 minutes away from the Amsterdam RAI. Exhibitors, visitors and delegates are offered discounted room rates (limited rooms available). On October 10th, event organizer Navingo will welcome all early arrivals for a drink at the Offshore Energy Kick-off party in the Wyndham Apollo Hotel. To book your room in this hotel, or in one of the other selected hotels, please go to

Development Company Holland North remains involved in Offshore Energy

The new location of Offshore Energy in the Amsterdam RAI will offer many new opportunities for the region North Holland North, which will gain international exposure as the operational offshore location for companies in The Netherlands. The development company, Holland North, is continuing its cooperation with Navingo BV, allowing Den Helder to come into the regional spotlight. Holland North has remained an active partner in Offshore Energy since the first edition in 2008. The offshore energy sector is important to the region North Holland North, largely because of Den Helder’s seaport and airport, both of which are very important for logistics and transport of personnel and materials to the various North Sea platforms. Because Offshore Energy is an international exhibition and conference, it provides an excellent platform to display the business advantages of the region North Holland North.

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Navingo: possible exhibition hall expansion The 8,000 sq. m. exhibition hall at Amsterdam RAI, which will host Offshore Energy 2011, has rapidly filled up! In no time at all, over 250 stands were sold - well over 80% of the expected number of stands. Offshore Energy is pleased to welcome back a number of internationally operating leader firms including Heerema Group, Siemens, Fugro and Damen Shipyards Group. Next to these returning companies, new participants such as SPIE, Dockwise, MTU, Heinen & Hopman Engineering, Van Oord Offshore, SAL Heavy Lift and Huisman have also confirmed their presence. Given the exhibition forecasts, event organizer Navingo is seriously considering expanding the hall to 10,000 sq. m. This would mean that companies still wanting to book space, but who have missed the sign up deadline, would still have a chance to secure booth space.

Visitors from around the world

The first edition of Offshore Energy in the Amsterdam RAI promises to bring together key decision makers throughout the industry. Exhibitors from around the globe will find their

way to Amsterdam, and Offshore Energy will welcome companies from the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Germany. Preregistered visitors are travelling from Europe, North-America, Africa and Asia, and, judging from current numbers, the total turnout might just exceed the expected 5,000 visitors. For registration for the conference, as well as the pre-registration for the exhibition, please visit

Industry experts to speak at Offshore Energy conferences A lineup of over fifty industry experts is expected to speak during Offshore Energy’s extensive technical program. Key conference topics include deepwater gas developments and ramifications for offshore suppliers, safe and effective wells delivery, innovations in E&P technology and prospects for renewable offshore energy. Confirmed conference speakers include Ruud Zoon, Managing Director of GdF Suez E&P Nederland, Jack Spaan, Manager Offshore Projects of Jumbo Offshore, Coby van der Linde, Director of the Clingendael International Energy Programme, Vincent Oomes, Partner at Deloitte Strategy & Operations and Mick McAward of Burdock, the engineering and technical recruitment consultancy. NAM, Chevron, SBM

Offshore, Petrobras, Saipem Energy Services, MARIN and DNV are among the invited speakers. The topical sessions will offer presentations from Allard van Hoeken, Manager New Energy, Bluewater Energy Services, Roger Bason, CEO, Natural Currents Energy, Bart Gruyaert, General Director Central Asia, Ahlers and IHC Merwede/ OceanflORE (speaker tbd). The meeting of the Drilling & Wells cluster, co-located with Offshore Energy, is expected to include speakers of the International Well Control Forum, Noble Drilling and Dana Petroleum. A conference program preview is included on pages 4-6.

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Participating in the Offshore Energy Exhibition The Offshore Energy Exhibition offers its exhibitors all-inclusive participation with standard booth construction and sizes. Companies have the flexibility to bring and set up their own customized booths. Participation is possible starting with a space of 8 sq. m. which includes booth construction, furniture, carpet tiles, electricity, lights, full catering service, wifi, exhibitor parking tickets and company details and description in the event catalogue.


There are still a selected number of booth spaces on offer for Offshore Energy 2011. Please check the floor plan to see whether your favorite booth location is still available. All white booths are still able to be booked. To see an overview of exhibiting companies and their location on the floor plan, please visit Would you like to receive more information about participating in the exhibition, or do you want to now more about the attractive sponsorship possibilities during Offshore Energy? Please

contact Annemieke den Otter, Exhibition Manager, on the number +31 (0)10 209 2606 to discuss the possibilities. All inclusive participation options (extra meters are possible) 8 sq. m. (4x2) € 3.395,12 sq. m. (4x3) € 4.595,12 sq. m (6x2) € 4.595,16 sq. m. (8x2) € 5.695,24 sq. m. (6x4) € 7.995,24 sq. m. (8x3) € 7.995,-

offshore energy Interview JAAP DEN OUDEN, MERCON


Founder and Member of the Supervisory Board With over 40 years of experience in the steel construction industry, Jaap den Ouden, founder and supervisory board member of Mercon, is one of the valuable members of Offshore Energy’s Committee of Recommendation. Joining the Committee wasn’t a difficult decision for Den Ouden: “I consider Offshore Energy to be the most important networking platform for the Dutch offshore industry.” Den Ouden: “The Netherlands is a relatively small country, but with a major offshore industry. An event like Offshore Energy can put that industry on the map internationally.” Den Ouden thinks Offshore Energy should really try to be different than other offshore exhibitions such as Offshore Europe and ONS: “Offshore Energy should focus on the vast knowledge of important issues and innovations within the industry that our country has to offer. We should highlight this during Offshore Energy. In doing so, we can show the world the strength of our offshore industry and distinguish ourselves from other offshore exhibitions that can depend on their home markets.”

Mr. Joep Athmer Director Van Oord Offshore

Mr. Koen W. Bogers Director Industry Solutions Siemens Nederland N.V.

Mr. Martin Bloem General Director Holland Shipbuilding Association

Mr. Hans P. de Boer Managing Director IRO

Mr. Kommer Damen Chairman of the Board of the Damen Shipyards Group

Mr. Sjef van Dooremalen Chairman Holland Shipbuilding Association

Mr. André Goedée Chief Executive Officer Dockwise

Mr. Michael Kahn Managing Director Jumbo Offshore

Mr. Harold W.M. Linssen Managing Director Keppel Verolme BV

Mr. Bram van Mannekes Secretary-General NOGEPA

Mr. Kees-Jan Mes Managing Director Imtech Marine North West Europe

Mr. Arend van Nieuwland Director Tullow Overseas Holding B.V.

Mr. Jaap den Ouden Founder and Member of the Supervisory Board of Mercon

Mr. Gerard Schut General Manager Chevron Exploration and Production Netherlands B.V.

Mr. Ruud Zoon Managing Director GDF SUEZ E&P Nederland B.V.

Coming together

Den Ouden continues: “We should also not forget to focus on bringing people together, both at the exhibition and conference as well as during network events, diners and drinks. For many, one of the main reasons for visiting events like Offshore Energy is to meet new potential business contacts and exchange knowledge. The organization has an important job facilitating this form of communication. Luckily, Offshore Energy has managed to do this very well; something that without a doubt has contributed to the event’s massive success.”

Recommended visit

Den Ouden: “I recommend visiting Offshore Energy to anybody with interests in the offshore industry -- it’s the best networking platform for the industry in The Netherlands.” He especially sees possibilities for the operators and the Dutch government (also through EBN), who is a major stakeholder in the Dutch offshore projects. “I think they could try harder to not only stimulate new innovations and cooperation within the industry, but also to communicate their vision on the industry’s current status and future. Offshore Energy provides them with a perfect opportunity to do just that.”


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Key conference topics:

Oil and Gas market outlook get updated information on the future supply and demand of oil and gas, plus discuss top issues facing the industry Offshore E&P in deeper and more distant areas gain valuable insight into the latest operational and technological developments on how to unlock deepwater gas resources Safe and effective wells delivery learn about the various available solutions and industry best practices Taking renewable offshore energy to the next level discuss technical solutions and commercial benefits in offshore wind, wave and tidal energy

OE2011 conference benefits:

Hear about future energy supply and demand, along with the best business opportunities in offshore oil and gas. Receive insight into engineering solutions that are pushing the boundaries in offshore E&P. Make new contacts, meet our expert speakers and discuss their topics with like-minded offshore professionals. Combine your conference attendance with the Offshore Energy Exhibition, where you can soak up new product information and a fresh service perspective from any of the expected 300+ international exhibitors.

Conference sponsorship opportunities

A number of profile-enhancing promotional opportunities are available to your company during the Offshore Energy 2011 Exhibition & Conference. Including sponsorship of (one of) the conferences, topical sessions, networking lunches or coffee breaks could be a savvy addition to your corporate branding strategy. We have a number of solutions to choose from which will suit your company’s needs and budget. For example, you can be a sponsor for as little as €1,250 (exclusive 19% VAT). Call Femke Hoogeveen today on the number +31 (0)10 209 2634 to discuss our sponsorship prospectus, or a tailor-made branding solution to compliment your company’s strategy.


Global Energy Outlook Conference Tuesday 11 October | 09:00 – 12:30

The Global Energy Outlook Conference offers an investment outlook bringing you up to date with the latest insights in energy demand and supply, oil price developments and the key role of natural gas. International and national oil companies alike will invest heavily in bringing new fields on-stream and the year 2011 will even see an increase in E&P spending. However, new investments present new challenges for the oil, gas and energy companies. These new challenges will be addressed in this conference. The Global Energy Outlook conference also lays focus on the changing relationships between IOCs and NOCs, but more specifically on the increasing competition from Asian National Oil Companies such as PetroChina, Petronas and Korean National Oil Company. Additionally, this conference will touch upon cross cutting issues such as the need for a skilled workforce and the impact of post-Macondo regulatory changes. Join the Global Energy Outlook Conference and benefit from expert knowledge, fresh perspective and an improved outlook which will assist you in making more informed business decisions! Global Energy Outlook Global Energy Outlook Conference sponsor: Conference media partner:

Deepwater Gas Conference Tuesday 11 October | 13:30 – 17:30

The International Energy Agency has questioned whether we are entering the golden age of gas in its recent report on future energy supply. The future of gas, it seems, looks rosy and the Deepwater Gas Conference will explore this relatively new outlook. The world economy is picking up after the financial crisis and energy demand increases. As nuclear energy is again the subject of heavy debating and concerns about CO2 emissions still hover in the air, gas will stand front and center in the years to come; not as a “transition fuel” but as a “destination fuel”. Strong business cases for gas allow operators to invest in increasingly difficult gas projects: deep water and in remote areas, for example. One of the main reasons we are seeing ever more ingenious piping system designs. Offshore gas liquefaction, like Shell’s Prelude LNG FPSO project, should even make it possible to monetize stranded gas. The Deepwater Gas Conference will present a global gas market outlook along with the business case for deepwater gas development. Invited operators, contractors and other experts will discuss their views on the economics of deepwater development, and give attendees a glance at their commercial and technical experiences associated with the challenges of unlocking distant gas resources. The Deepwater Gas Conference is one you will not want to miss. Come and gain a deeper awareness on the state of play in deepwater technologies and critical issues to ensure a more profitable value chain. Deepwater Gas Conference media partner:

Companies who attended the Offshore Energy 2010 conference include: ABB Acta Marine Akkila Company W.L.L. Alewijnse Marine Rotterdam Arcadis Nederland BV ATO Babcock International Group Barge Master BV Bluebird Consultant BMT ARGOSS BNP Paribas Lease Group Boskalis Offshore BTC Business Technology Consulting AG

Burdock CHC Helicopters Netherlands BV ChevronTexaco Claxton Engineering Services CMS Derks Star Bussman Cofely Oil & Gas B.V. Croon Electrotechniek Damen Shipyards Deloitte DEME Group Dockwise Doeksen Dräger Safety Netherlands BV Dredging and Contracting Rotterdam BV

Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Embassy of Azerbaijan Embassy of Brazil EMS Ship Supply Energy Research Centre Netherlands Energy Solution Centre Energyst B.v. EVD International Expro North Sea Ltd. Frames B.V. Fugro Fugro Offshore Survey Global Gas Networks Initiative

GustoMSC HAL Investments Heerema Fabrication Group Heerema Marine Contractors Holland Shipbuilding Association IHC Merwede IHC Offshore & Marine IHC Offshore Technology Institute Imtech Imtech Marine & Offshore ING Interlashing IRO ITC Management BV

offshore energy information Upstream Innovation Conference Wednesday 12 October | 9:00 – 12:30

Operators and contractors never cease to innovate in offshore oil and gas exploration and production technology. A new invention could lead to the lucrative exploitation of a field that was earlier viewed as marginal or out of reach. This conference, Upstream Innovation, presents cases ranging from extending the operational life of oil and gas fields in Northwest Europe to solutions which will bring new fields on stream in the emerging markets of West-Africa, Brazil and the Arctic. The Upstream Innovation Conference is definitely worth your time. You will come away with a quick understanding of the latest solutions, from drilling to transport, that will enable the industry to fully exploit the world’s oil and gas potential. Moreover, the knowledge you will gain during this conference also has the potential to increase your company’s bottom line. Upstream Innovation Conference media partner:

Keep an eye on for details on the conferences, side events and topical sessions, as well as updates on the speaker faculty.



Working Together to Deliver Safe and Effective Wells

This meeting of the Drilling & Wells Cluster will explore the continuing challenges met by the oil and gas industry in delivering wells safely and in the most effective way. Participants will hear about what has been achieved so far, but will also have the opportunity to promote their own solutions and share industry best practices.

Over the next decade, decommissioning costs for oil and gas platforms in the North Sea are estimated at around 30 billion euros a year. Given these high costs, operators and service providers are driven to optimize abandonment techniques.

Throughout this meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the challenges we face as an industry in delivering safe and efficient wells. New solutions and best practices will be brought to the table during this open forum; not only ensuring a wider buy-in but also attracting new participants with fresh ideas who will undoubtedly find themselves more interested in the drilling and wells cluster.

The Decommissioning Seminar is organized in cooperation with IRO and Decom North Sea, and attendance is free of charge. Join this seminar and benefit from the viewpoint of top operators and contractors as they share information on efficient and cost-effective abandonment solutions like dismantling, recycling and reuse of platforms. Additionally, experts in the field will be on hand to highlight the most pressing legal issues.

The Drilling & Wells Cluster is one of four clusters established within the framework of the Industry Day, a joint initiative of IADC, IRO, NOGEPA and NVDO. Participation in the Drilling & Wells Cluster Meeting is free of charge however pre-registration on is required.

Participation in the Decommissioning Seminar is free of charge however pre-registration on is required.

Tuesday 11 October | 13:30 - 17:00

Jumbo Offshore BV KCI KME Germany AG & Co. KG Koseq Liandon Linde Gas Benelux BV Machine Support BV Mammoet MarFlex B.V. Marflex Offshore Marship Engineering MCN Mokveld Valves BV NAM

NHL University NOGEPA NRG Oceanscan Onstream Group ASC International Oranje-Nassau Energie BV Orbital technologies BV ORCA-Offshore OutSmart Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Parcom Capital Management BV Peterson SBS Ltd Petrobras Netherlands BV PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Project Delta Group Roaring Forties BV Rolls Royce Energy Rolls-Royce Energy Systems Inc. RPS Advies Rusch Salzgitter Mannesmann Line Pipe GmbH Seaway Heavy Lifting Securitas Shell Upstream International Siemens Single Buoy Moorings Inc. Smart Energy Solutions Smart Staffing Solutions BV

Wednesday 12 October | 14:30 - 16:30

Smit Internationale B.V. State Supervision of Mines STC-SAIO Offshore Steadfast Engineering Steel River Consultants Ltd Energy Port Energy Valley SWIFT Drilling B.V. T.O.S.- Transport & Offshore Services TAQA Energy b.v. Tebodin Netherlands BV Technical Project Services Technolution BV Teijin Aramid BV

The Offshore Partners B.V. TNO Sience and Industry Top Side Offshore Technology b.v. TOS Trelleborg Ridderkerk BV Tullow Overseas Holdings B.V. Ubitec BV Unisafe Universal Steel Holland BV Van Dam B.V. Van Es Holding / Swift drilling Veka Group Veripos Ltd Vermeer Process

VMW Taxand Vos Prodect Innovations B.V. Vroon B.V. Vroon Offshore Services Wagenborg Offshore Wärtsilä Windenergie Agentur Wintershall Noordzee BV Witteveen+Bos Workships Contractors BV Yokogawa Europe Solutions BV ZPMC Europe


newsflash OFFSHORE ENERGY TOPICAL SESSIONS For those offshore professionals interested in a quick update on a specific subject, Offshore Energy will again offer a series of short sessions in an intimate setting. Marine Spatial Planning on the North Sea

Wave & Tidal Energy

A growing number of varying activities are taking place on the North Sea, steadily increasing the need for spatial planning. This session will discuss the latest state of affairs in policy and the offshore industry’s response to it.

For the first time Offshore Energy will offer a session on the latest progress in wave and tidal energy. Allard van Hoeken, Manager New Energy, Bluewater Energy Services and New York based Roger Bason, CEO of Natural Currents Energy will discuss the increasing opportunities in this growth market.

Tuesday 11 October | 09:30 - 10:30

Offshore Wind

Wednesday 12 October | 09:30 - 10:30

Deep Sea Mining

Tuesday 11 October | 11:00 - 12:15 In 2020 some 10,000 wind turbines should generate around 40 GW of offshore wind power in Northwest Europe. This Offshore Wind session will present permitting procedures for such large projects during this session on Offshore Wind. Confirmed contributions include Niels Muller, Attorney & Tax Lawyer, Loyens & Loeff.

Heavy Lift

Wednesday 12 October | 11:00 - 12:15 This new development offers interesting prospects for the future. However, working on the seafloor also presents a new range of technical challenges, legal aspects and financial dares that need to be addressed through innovation, study and smart spending. IHC Merwede will present on their OceanflORE projects.

Unconventional Gas

Tuesday 11 October |13:00 - 14:00 New developments, like the decommissioning of platforms and construction of offshore wind farms, will make use of heavy lift vessels. How big can they go, what are the limitations and is bigger always better? Bart Gruyaert, General Director Central Asia, Ahlers is among the confirmed speakers. For registration for the conferences, topical sessions and/or the side events, please visit or call Ms. Anouk Montagne on the number +31 (0)10 209 2671

Wednesday 12 October | 13:00 - 14:00 Tight sandstones, shale and coal bed methane are the three most common types of gas reservoirs which are jointly named as “unconventional gas”. Following successful unconventional gas exploration in the United States, there is increasing European interest in this potentially “game changing” development. This session offers a quick understanding about these challenging gas resources.

Conferences and Topical Sessions Registration Fees Booking

1 conference 2 conferences All 3 conferences Lunch

by 15 August

€ 395 € 695 € 1,095 € 17.50

after 15 August

€ 495 € 895 € 1,295 € 17.50

Topical Session Registration Fees (flat fee, no early bird applies) 1 – 3 sessions 4 - 5 sessions e 6 sessions

€ 85 per session € 75 per session € 345

For more information about participation or visiting Offshore Energy 2011, please contact: Organization Ms. Annemieke den Otter Exhibition Manager T +31 (0)10 209 2606 E Ms. Ashley Hofmann Event Organization Assistant T +31 (0)10 209 2646 E 6

Sales Mr. Laurens Kuiper T +31 (0)10 209 2649 E Mr. Stephan van Plateringen T +31 (0)10 209 2604 E

offshore energy Meet Maritime by Holland at Offshore Energy 2011 Dutch maritime technology, products and expertise will be presented at the Maritime by Holland Pavilion during Offshore Energy 2011. Experience the key characteristics of the Dutch Maritime Industry: innovation, cooperation and, most of all, top quality.

This is Maritime by Holland

Maritime by Holland is a joint initiative of 11,000 companies within a 100 km radius of each other, powering the maritime cluster in Holland. These clusters are made up of entire industries with

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global leadership positions which, together with the Dutch maritime sector, generate social and economic value for clients worldwide through an unbeatable combination of expertise, imagination and collaboration.

Maritime technology for harsh conditions

The offshore Industry is growing more challenging and technologically advanced. Maritime expertise supports the oil, gas and renewable energy industries in their activities farther off shore. Maritime knowledge from Holland is frequently called upon worldwide due to their industry experience and excellent track record. Like to know more? Please visit the Maritime by Holland Pavilion, booth 320, close to the main exhibition entrance. For additional information about the Maritime by Holland pavilion, please contact Kristian Pronk, Export Manager HME on the number +31 (0)10 444 4333 or send him an email:

Amsterdam, where the industry comes together Amsterdam’s international allure brings a vital element to Offshore Energy 2011. The Dutch capital is well known around the world for its scenic canals and open-minded people. Also, its international airport, Schiphol, is located just 20 minutes away from the Amsterdam RAI, making the Offshore Energy event highly accessible to international visitors. Amsterdam’s historic city center offers its visitors a wide range of hotspots. Next to visiting the event, you can also take time to enjoy one of the many museums, restaurants, canals and/or Amsterdam city night life.

Preparations for the Offshore Energy Network Evening for exhibitors and invited guests are well underway. Taking place at the Café Amsterdam on the RAI premises, the evening will combine a complete program of entertainment, networking opportunities and a culinary walking dinner in an informal setting. The costs for attending the Network Evening are €99,per person.

Offshore Energy’s global outreach

Offshore Energy’s marketing group has put together a campaign which aims at reaching professionals across the globe, working with the leading international weekly Upstream and with various media outlets in South-America (Brazil’s TB Petróleo), Africa (Petroleum Africa), Asia (EuroAsia Industry) and closer to home with Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine. With pre-registered visitors from all parts of the world, Offshore Energy’s global outreach is starting to bear fruit. Karin de Koning-Boodt, official representative of Asia Pacific for Navingo, is talking to a number of Asian industry associations about a pavilion at Offshore Energy. De Koning-Boodt: “My feeling is that companies are definitely interested. While some are hesitant about participating as exhibitors, we may see them among the visitors”.

‘Enormous’ outdoor exhibition area

In the offshore industry, tools and construction can be absolutely enormous. Companies interested in showcasing sizable hardware too big or too heavy for inside demonstration will have the possibility to display their products and services at Offshore Energy’s outdoor exhibition area. Located just outside the exhibition hall, the total outdoor area measures 1,200 sq. m. -- 300 sq.m. bigger than last year. Exhibiting outdoors can be combined with indoor participation, but it is not required. Hydraurent and Atlas Copco Rental are among the indoor exhibitors that will also display outside.

Navingo BV, Westerlaan 1, 3016 CK Rotterdam, The Netherlands Marketing Ms. Tessa van Hees Marketing Manager Events T +31 (0)10 209 2635 E Ms. Anouk Montagne Marketing Events T +31 (0)10 209 2671 E

Conference Mrs. Femke Hoogeveen Conference Manager T +31 (0)10 209 2634 E Ms. Sophie Jongeneel Conference Manager T +31 (0)10 209 2640 E 7

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