With a record attendance of almost 5,000 visitors, the industry was not down-hearted by its current economic situation. Exhibitors flew in from all corners of the globe to discuss the upcoming challenges in the subsea markets.
Preparing for $30 Oil
“A clear message from the Subsea Expo show was that we have to get fit for $30 oil,” explained Subsea UK Chief Executive Neil Gordon, “We cannot keep hoping that the price, and therefore investment and activity, will pick up in a year or so. Transforming the way we work is crucial.” (Worldoil.com)
The Best Next Step
Atlas Professionals’ stand received a lot of visitors questioning the current subsea market and what opportunities Atlas could provide. Our representatives from the ROV, Diving and Inspection and Offshore Survey business lines were there to offer their advice about the next best step onto the career ladder.
“Subsea Expo was a great platform to talk to professionals who are looking for new offshore opportunities,” explains ROV, Diving & Inspection Business Manager Rob Pattenden. “The industry is very much in flux at the moment and as such we are seeing lots of movement within the job market. This means that the professionals need to be aware of the ultra-competitive environment that we are currently in. The industry has clearly taken a huge hit on the back of the oil price collapse but the exhibition proved to me that we work in a dynamic industry that is not afraid of making major changes to the way it works in order to survive the current downturn. There was a great mix of clients and professionals and on all three days the conference had a real buzz about it. I think it is still early days to talk of a recovery but Subsea Expo has left me feeling that as an industry we are on the right track.”
Overall, the exhibition was a great success and allowed Atlas to catch up with existing clients and start to build new relationships with market leaders in the subsea industry.