Participation in SPE Offshore Europe

Cartagena, 6 September 2019.- The people in charge of Operations, José Mª Gómez, and Business Development, Fernando Muñoz, from the Port Authority of Cartagena, are presently promoting the opportunities offered by the port to the offshore industry at the SPE Offshore Europe fair, which will be held from 3 to 6 September in the Scottish city of Aberdeen.

SPE Offshore is one of the most important oil and gas production fairs in Europe. This is one of the most important events in the sector, as shown by the data from its last edition, which was attended by more than 50,000 professional visitors from all over the world. This year more than 36,000 professionals are expected, which is why it is considered an essential event for offshore technology sector professionals in the industry and for oil and gas extraction.

In this edition the event will bring together more than 700 exhibitors from 108 countries around the world. This is a unique opportunity to get to know the latest trends and the most innovative technologies, as well as to make contact with technical experts and market leaders.

According to José Mª Gómez, Operations Manager, "This way, the port of Cartagena promotes its port offer, with a terminal for project cargo and a dock for long-stay ships and oil platforms, and consolidates itself in this new line of business by holding meetings with the main companies in the sector". “Throughout these last few months, the Port of Cartagena has positioned itself as a safe port for off-shore vessels and 5 vessels of this type have remained moored for a long stay, for refurbishment and maintenance work.”

The Port of Cartagena continues to promote its activity in the offshore sector, the term used to describe the exploitation of oil wells from offshore platforms, with there being five vessels of its kind to have stopped at the Cartagena docks for extended stays in the last few months. In December 2018, the Transocean 706, a semi-submersible drilling platform, and the Castorone, a pipe-laying vessel, docked in Cartagena and stayed there until March. The stays of the Drillship Atwood Advantage, with a length of 238 m, 42 m beam and an operating capacity to work at depths of 3658 m were longer; it was in Cartagena for three months, and the Saipem 700, the second largest semi-submersible crane ship in the world, was there for almost 8 months. The last one to do so was the Stena Icemax platform in April of this year.

 “This business line is an important benefit for the port community and local industry in general as it provides continuous work for both port companies as well as ancillary companies. Repair shops, companies supplying materials for ships, transport companies are the most demanded in this sector.” Gómez has pointed out



SPE Offshore Europe

SPE Offshore Europe will be held from 3 to 6 September Aberdeen in its 23rd edition. This year, the biennial event is held under the theme "Moving towards excellence" and brings together experts from the oil and gas sector. The congress focuses on the trends, patterns and predictions that will determine the market in the coming years.

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