6th International Conference on Technology and Operation of Offshore Support Vessels
“OSV Singapore 2016”
The Joint Branch of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (Singapore) jointly with School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University (Singapore) and Singapore Maritime Academy, Singapore Polytechnic continue on its series of the 6th International Conference & Exhibition. The activities of Offshore Support Vessels are integrally tied up with activities of supporting of oil and gas industry be it in towage, anchor handling, supply, firefighting, ROV inspection, diving support, well stimulation, pollution control, load out, transportation, maintenance and more recently wind farm installation. The current lower demand for oil and gas exploitation offshore reduced considerably the numbers of OSVs required to service the drilling rigs that are in operation resulting in over supply and reduced day rates making it necessary for owners to do cost cuttings to sail through this depressed period. Can the new technology be used to help OSVs weather through this rough times?