Past Events

NSRI MasterminingTM - Wave and Tidal Workshop

16 May 2018
Venue: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (Forbes Suite), Bridge of Don, AB23 8BL

This MasterminingTMworkshop explored opportunities for collaboration between the oil and gas subsea supply chain and the developing wave and tidal power sector.

Scotland is playing a leading role in the commercialisation of wave and tidal stream energy, including via the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney and the world’s first large-scale tidal stream array, MeyGen, in the Pentland Firth, which generated first power in 2016. The emerging sector is already generating significant commercial opportunities. More than £450m has been spent across the UK wave and tidal supply chain to date and the global industry is forecast to be worth up to £76bn by 2050, subject to successful commercialisation.

MasterminingTM workshop was co-sponsored by Scottish Enterprise, Opportunity North East and NSRI.

This workshop was aimed at businesses and researchers within the subsea, wave and tidal communities and drew upon research undertaken by NSRI and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult & Energy Technology Partnership to explore current and future technical challenges and commercial opportunities. It also increased oil and gas supply chain awareness of the opportunities within the wave and tidal sectors

Agenda & speakers

The event included speakers from Atlantis Resources, The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Quoceant, University Of Edinburgh and EC-OG, who each discussed the ways in which subsea companies can adapt their existing offerings to meet the demands of the Wave and Tidal sector across the globe. 

Delegates worked in groups to discuss the possible technological solutions which could help the industry overcome current and future challenges. These categorised into five themes: Electrical Power & Distribution, Foundation & Moorings, Materials & Corrosion, Installation and Inspection, Condition Monitoring.

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David Rennie - Scottish Enterprise - pdf

Colin McHardy - ONE - pdf

Mark Georgeson - Scottish Enterprise - pdf

Simon Cheesman / Norman Morrison - ORE Catapult - pdf

Tony Laing - NSRI - pdf

Rowan Boswood - Atlantis Resources - pdf

Ian Walters - Hydro Group - pdf

Noor van Velzen - Project Nessie - pdf

Paul Benstead - BP - pdf

Mike Allan - Xodus Group - pdf

Paul Slorach - EC-OG - pdf

Richard Yemm - Quoceant - pdf

Elaine Buck - EMEC - pdf 

Michael Cowie - Ecosse Subsea Systems - pdf

Ian Johnstone - Aquatera - pdf

Subsea Springboard

18 January 2018
Venue: Subsea UK Office, 30 Abercrombie Court, Westhill, AB32 6FE

A number of selected vendor/suppliers were allocated a 7 minute slot to provide an ‘elevator pitch’ to a panel of Operators and Tier 1 Contractors. The focus of the pitches were technical in nature, making the audience panel aware of technology, processes and procedures which have the potential to improve business outcomes.


Craig Grant - Bosch Rexroth

Andy Buchan - Hiretech Limited

Phil Robinson - Bender UK Ltd

Alastair McKie - Fugro

Alan MacDonald - Sonardyne International Ltd

Joao Conde - Infinity Oilfield Services

Mark Gaskell - CONSUB Limited

Gordon Beattie - DOF Subsea

Subsea Simulation and Modelling Community

23 June 2017
Venue: Subsea UK Office, 30 Abercrombie Court, Westhill, AB32 6FE

Subsea Simulation and Modelling Community, is an event where NSRI brings together a collaborative group of users of Subsea simulation and modelling software where the group can discuss aspects of common interest.

Meeting to test the appetite of a subsea user group specifically relating to FEA, CFD and multi‑physics simulation. We intend to investigate the make-up, the form and function that the users’ group might take. Subsea users may work in the following industrial sectors; Oil and Gas, Offshore Wind, Wave and Tidal energy generation; Defence, Subsea mining, and Marine science.

View NSRI Simulation And Modelling Initial Presentation

Subsea Springboard

18 April 2017
Venue: Subsea UK Office, 30 Abercrombie Court, Westhill, AB32 6FE

Subsea Springboard is an event where selected vendors/suppliers pitch their products in a 7 mins presentation, making the audience panel aware of technology, processes and procedures which have the potential to improve business outcomes. 

Subsea Springboard from Subsea UK on Vimeo.

"I thought Springboard was a great event and one that added value for me personally and for the business I represent. I have had several follow-up enquiries that came directly from the networking opportunity and we are actively progressing these with the ultimate aim of deploying new technologies to drive down cost and improve production efficiency.  I am looking forward to future events and expect them to be of similar quality.”
Cameron Mitchell, Technical Disciplines and Assurance Manager
Shell UK

"As a speaker, I was allocated 7 minutes to present the Subsea Power Hub that EC-OG is developing. The swift nature of the presentations allowed for key messages from a number of speakers to come across clearly and quickly.

The invite-only event was a unique opportunity to come face-to-face with key decision makers from operators who understood the value of the technologies that were presented to them. It was also an opportunity to network with other innovative people who were producing further useful technologies which provided the opportunity to explore potential collaboration opportunities
Richard Knox, Managing Director

"A great concept, and the fixed seven-minute slots for the presenters worked well to keep the programme flowing. I really enjoyed the event with some good business concepts proposed, and look forward to future events with different themes and subject matter being presented."
Steve Duthie, Industry Liaison Director
Technip UK