1st International Conference on Structural Integrity for Offshore Energy Industry

6th to 7th September 2018


The marine, offshore and subsea energy industry continues to evolve creating new challenges and risks for the safety, integrity and reliability of its structures and systems. For example, wells are being drilled at greater depths, pressures and temperatures, requiring enhanced assessment of the integrity of structures and systems in such extreme conditions. There is a push to expand operations into new locations such as the Arctic, where environmental and operational conditions are considerably harsher. Many assets in the North Sea are rapidly reaching or have already exceeded their original design life and safe but affordable life extension and decommissioning are becoming major objectives. The recent rapid developments in renewable energy technologies have introduced new challenges of maintaining at minimum cost the reliability and integrity of structures and equipment in remote locations and subjected to extreme loads and environmental conditions. There are also exciting new opportunities, but also significant challenges and uncertainties, in applying structural health and condition monitoring, robotics and the novel concepts of additive manufacturing and big data to safety and structural integrity. These and many additional traditional and emerging themes will be covered during the conference through survey, focused and/or case study presentations from the practitioners and researchers in the art and science of structural integrity.

The conference will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss and address the current and emerging issues and challenges, as well as share successes and state-of-the-art and practice, in structural integrity, safety and reliability of energy industry’s marine, offshore and subsea structures and systems. It will feature keynote and invited papers providing broader overviews of the main contemporary themes as well as more focused presentations addressing specific issues of practical relevance. Ample opportunities for informal discussions, sharing of insights and networking will be available.

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