THE organiser of the OSEA2016 International Conference have introduced a brand new learning and training format consisting 18 masterclasses at the annual oil and gas gathering.

The new content is in response to the current industry outlook and it will allow delegates to gain practical skills and knowledge from hands-on experts in order to navigate the current climate, to emerge stronger and more successful.

“Amid a changing oil and gas landscape, it is imperative that companies in the value chain adopt cost-effective strategies to streamline operations and improve work efficiency in order to weather the current sustained industry downturn,” said Chua Buck Cheng, project director (Engineering Events), for event organiser Singapore Exhibition Services.

“This year, these strategies will take centre stage at OSEA2016, providing companies in Asia with expert insights, technology, solutions and alternatives to strengthen their current positions for future growth.”

Asia’s premier oil & gas industry event, OSEA 2016 will hold its 21st edition from November 29 to December 2 at the luxurious Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

The event will play host to more than 1,300 exhibitors from 49 countries and regions, with this year’s event focusing on presenting a showcase of solutions and technology related to asset optimisation, improving operational efficiency, and sustainable growth.

OSEA2016 will present its strongest-ever line-up of 22 group pavilions from Australia, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the USA, with new groups from India, South Africa, Korea and Thailand.

“This year the Netherlands pavilion will house 16 companies featuring a showcase of the newest technologies and innovations, including custom made lifts for marine environments, and leading solutions for safety, drive and control, environmental protection and cabling among many others,” said Marjan Lacet, Trade Promotion manager of the Netherlands Maritime Technology.

“Asia is a big market for us, and in particular, Singapore is a very important industry player and maritime hub. OSEA is therefore, a great platform to present the best in Dutch expertise for the oil and gas value chain as well as forge meaningful partnerships within Asia.”

Alongside the international group pavilions, big name exhibitors and market leaders such as BH Global Corporation, Chee Fatt, Keppel Fels, KS Distribution, Jebsen & Jessen, Raccortubi and Transneft will also be presenting their showcase at OSEA2016.

Raccortubi, a manufacturer of piping material for oil installations, shipyards, power generation, fertiliser plants and offshore platforms, will be participating at OSEA2016 for the second time.

SUBSEA Asia will also be featured alongside OSEA2016 for the first time. The conference and exhibition – focused on offshore exploration and production, will be held across OSEA’s four show days.