Bergen, Norway 11 – 13 June, 2019


Photos from UTC 2019

Here is a collection of photos from UTC 2019. We will update this section with more photos as they come in.  We hope you had a great experience at the 25th UTC. Welcome back 16-18… Read More

Thank you for joining UTC 2019

Thank you for joining the 25th Underwater Technology Conference During these 3 days we have experienced 64 speakers from more than 30 companies. We launched the Young@UTC program as a step towards recruiting new talent… Read More

Presentations and papers now available online

The UTC 2019 presentations and papers are now available online. Please follow this link and use the password you received in the e-mail from the UTC team.   PRESENTATIONS AND PAPERS

Day 2 – The subsea transformation is happening

The light has been shone on the potential for the subsea oil and gas industry to not only play a role in but lead energy transition initiatives and new ocean industries in Norway and overseas… Read More

Saab Seaeye eRobotics campaign wins the 2019 UTC Subsea Award

A project that achieved a world first in subsea vehicle deep water residency capability, proving the potential for marine autonomous systems to take a greater role in underwater inspection, repair and maintenance methodologies, is the… Read More

Day 1 – challenges but also plenty of solutions

The huge changes made in the industry since the downturn in 2014, through to the challenges that lay ahead and some of the solutions that could help solve them, were set out by a top… Read More

UTC puts its questions to Prime Minister Solberg

UTC Program Committee Chairman Jon Arve Sværen caught Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on the sidelines at this year’s UTC. He asked what the Norwegian government was doing to support the subsea industry. “We have… Read More

Prime Minster Solberg – industry has the power to transform

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg underlined her and the government’s support for the offshore oil and gas industry, especially the subsea industry, in a keynote speech and visit to this year’s Underwater Technology Conference in… Read More

Day 0 – Complex markets and innovation under focus

Complex macro-economic scenarios, electric vehicle growth and the value – and meaning – of digitalisation were among the wide-ranging topics tackled during Day 0 at this year’s Underwater Technology Conference in Bergen. Day 0, now… Read More

The digital program is now published!

The full program is now available for you to download or read online. Feel free to share it with your network!   CLICK HERE to read the full program  

Co-Exhibiting at UTC 2019

Four exciting start-up companies from the GCE Ocean Technology cluster are co-exhibiting at the Underwater Technology Conference in Bergen this June.   Photo by GCE Ocean Technology   GCE Ocean Technology is an industry driven… Read More

Register now!

UTC 2019 is right around the corner. Hear why we think it’s important to attend UTC.  

UTC Subsea Award 2019 – deadline for nominations 27.mai

It’s time to shine a light on the best in the subsea industry. The Underwater Technology Conference’s (UTC) annual Subsea Award is now open for entry. The Subsea Award, presented annual at the Underwater Technology… Read More

Subsea and beyond – the power to transform

What does this mean to your company? Watch the video here:  

Getting Down to It; 50 Years of Subsea Success in Norway

The Norwegian Continental Shelf’s journey from the very first basic marinized subsea trees to today’s complex and sophisticated subsea processing equipment has been a rapid, at times turbulent, but always remarkable. There are many engineers… Read More

Subsea companies need more than one leg to stand on

Written by Elaine Maslin   Signs of improvement in the subsea industry are finally here. The bottom has been hit and is now in the past. But, there are still strong head currents, low margins… Read More

Video from UTC 2018

  A short recap from the article summing up UTC 2018 – written by Elaine Maslin:   The industry is leaner, but it’s now also looking forward, taking on board themes around digitalisation, but also… Read More

Subsea and beyond – The power to transform

Leading speakers from global energy giants are set to tackle some of the most pressing global, technological and macro-economic questions facing the subsea industry at this year’s 25thUnderwater Technology Conference (UTC) in Bergen, Norway. The… Read More

Keynote speakers UTC 2019

We are proud to announce some of our keynote speakers at UTC 2019. Find out more about them in our UTC 2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKER SECTION  

New category at UTC 2019 – RENEWABLE ENERGY

Offshore wind is building momentum in Norway, where plans by Equinor could see floating wind farms help to power oil and gas facilities. But this is just the tip of the ice-berg. Fixed bottom offshore… Read More

Call for Abstracts 2019

Subsea and beyond – The power to transform Abstracts for UTC technical sessions now open! Current subsea industry activity and outlook allow us to be optimistic about the future. Like the rest of the oil and… Read More

UTC Exhibition

Would you like to be a part of our exhibition at UTC? In this film we hear some of the exhibitors and delegates of UTC 2018 talk about their experiences at UTC.     Contact… Read More

Welcome to UTC 2019

UTC 2019 will be the 25th Underwater Technology Conference since we started in 1980. We are really looking forward to presenting next years conference to the Subsea industry.  

UTC 2018 Photo Gallery

To view full photo gallery, click here To view and download photos in Dropbox, click here Please feel free to use the UTC photos with credit ©UTC2018_Medvind

UTC 2018: Lean and looking forward

  The industry is leaner, but it’s now also looking forward, taking on board themes around digitalisation, but also autonomous subsea systems and all-electric subsea systems. These were some of the main messages from this… Read More

Brilliant panel debate on the second day at UTC

When Aker BP set out to work with data analytics firm Cognite, what might seem a strange decision was made: the results of the work were not going to be measured, at least not at… Read More

The 2018 UTF Award Winner

A project which will help to reduce costs by 80% and also reduce carbon emissions has won the 2018 annual Underwater Technology Foundation (UTF) Subsea Award. The UTF Subsea Award is designed to recognize the… Read More

How do we attract new talent?

  The subsea industry needs to be better at promoting itself to the next generation, this morning’s Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) panel debate heard. Executives from TechnipFMC, Subsea 7, OneSubsea, Baker Hughes (a GE company… Read More

Alliances, digitisation, subsea-as-service and robotics

  There is operator positivity towards activity, new technology and new relationships with suppliers in the subsea oil and gas industry. But there are also still pinch points, this morning’s Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) plenary… Read More

Unlocking the potential – it starts today

The subsea industry spotlight will focus on Bergen today and tomorrow, as leading figures from the sector arrive to discuss the key challenges – and opportunities – we face. The focus of this year’s Underwater… Read More

Higher oil prices, but a changing cycle

A higher oil price but shorter cycle projects will dominate the offshore market in coming years, the Underwater Technology Conference’s (UTC) Day Zero Subsea Market Insight event heard this afternoon (June 12). The event focused… Read More

Unlocking the potential – next week

The final speaker line-up for this year’s Underwater Technology Conference 2018, has been set. Against a backdrop of rising optimism, as well as caution and calls for discipline, we will this year hear from speakers including: •… Read More

Experience live break-load testing of one of the world’s largest fibre ropes

DNV GL is pleased to invite you to witness a large-scale test of one of the world’s largest fibre ropes for mooring of deep water installations. The break load test will be conducted in DNV… Read More

Q&A with Cognite

Digitalisation and use of data analytics will come under the spotlight at this June’s Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) in Bergen. Our day two panel debate, focusing on data and digitalisation, will feature speakers including Google… Read More

Ben Charbit

  UTC 2018 proudly presents Ben Charbit, Vice President of Marketing & Technology, OneSubsea as Keynote Speaker. Ben Charbit is vice president of Marketing & Technology for OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company, a position he assumed… Read More

John Kerr

UTC proudly presents John Kerr, Vice President of Engineering & Technology for Oilfield Equipment in BHGE, as a new Keynote Speaker. In this role, John leads both the technology and product portfolio for the Product… Read More

Jeff Jensen

  UTC proudly presents Jeff Jensen, CTO at Arundo Analytics, as a new Keynote Speaker. Jeff is currently the CTO at Arundo Analytics and was formerly VP of Architecture at Arundo. He is responsible for… Read More

Otso Juntunen

UTC proudly presents Otso Juntunen, Regional Manager, Google Cloud Nordics, as Keynote Speaker. Otso is regional lead for Google Cloud in Nordics, located at the Google Stockholm office. He focuses on building business for Google’s… Read More


View the full UTC 2018 program here

Pushing the next boundary – digitalizing subsea

Digital technologies are not new to the oil and gas industry, but there’s a lot more that could be achieved. Norway’s subsea oil and gas industry is well known for pushing boundaries, in deeper, colder… Read More

Market Insight Day – special feature with SYSLA

Two hours with SYSLA Live at USF Bergen, right before the opening of UTC 2018! It’s been a year since the merger of FMC and Technip. After layoffs and downsizing, it’s time to look forward. What… Read More

Subsea is through the worst – discipline now paramount

The subsea industry has been through the toughest period in its history. How it now moves forward will come under close scrutiny. “Extreme discipline” will be needed if the subsea industry is to move forward… Read More

Bjørn Kåre Viken

UTC proudly presents Bjørn Kåre Viken, Vice president of Projects and Technology Collaboration (PTC) in Statoil Research and Technology, as a new Keynote Speaker.   Viken was previous Country manager and Senior Vice President of… Read More

Rising to the subsea challenge

by Elaine Maslin – Faced with a threat to its viability, the subsea sector is rising to the challenge. While capital spending is still slight, the projects that are coming forward show that there are… Read More

Petter Jacob Jacobsen

  UTC 2018 proudly presents Petter Jacob Jacobsen, Director of Customer Success, Cognite as Keynote Speaker. Petter works as Director of Customer Success at Cognite, a technology company that has developed a data platform and… Read More

Hugo Dijkgraaf

UTC 2018 proudly Hugo Dijkgraaf, Managing Director, Wintershall as Keynote Speaker.   Hugo Dijkgraaf joined Wintershall as a Production Engineer in 2000 and has held several technical and managerial positions in the company, before becoming… Read More

Subsea – Unlocking the potential!

by Elaine Maslin – After more than three years’ downturn, optimism is once again starting to enter the subsea industry. But, in a new landscape, with a competition with onshore shale and a new role… Read More

UTF Award

Deadline May 25th! Please nominate the person(s) or a group of people that have contributed to knowledge and understanding in subsea technology through new products, services and/or processes. We look forward to your suggestions! Click here… Read More

Erik Sverre Jenssen

  UTC proudly presents Erik Sverre Jenssen, Chief Operational Officer, Lundin Norway as Keynote Speaker.   Lundin Norway is a full-spectrum oil company with activities in drilling, development and production. We are also 350 skilled… Read More

Torbjørn Folgerø

UTC 2018 proudly presents Torbjørn F. Folgerø, SVP & Chief digital officer, Statoil as Keynote Speaker.   Torbjørn leads the establishment of a digital centre of excellence and the execution of a company-wide digital roadmap.… Read More

Karl Johnny Hersvik

UTC 2018 proudly presents Karl Johnny Hersvik, Chief Excecutive Officer, Aker BP as Keynote Speaker.   Karl Johnny Hersvik (born 1972) has been CEO of Aker BP since May 2014. Prior to joining Aker BP,… Read More

Abstracts and Papers for UTC 2018

Have you considered writing a paper to enhance the impact of your presentation? Our aim is to ensure the continued high quality of the technical program at UTC, and we will therefore strongly encourage all… Read More

UTC Presentations and Papers

We have published the technical presentations and papers which we at this point in time have available for publication for 2017. We will publish the rest as soon as we receive the corrected editions. All… Read More

UTC 2017 Photos

In the link below you may download original photos, or large, medium or small files. Please feel free to use the UTC photos with credit ©UTC2017_KolibriMedia     UTC 2017 photos

Electrical Subsea & Drilling is the Subsea Upcoming Company of the Year

The award «Subsea Upcoming Company of the Year» is granted every year to a young company in the subsea industry. This year the award was granted ESD, based in Sotra just outside of Bergen, for… Read More

Åsgard Subsea Compressor – Winner of UTF Subsea Award 2017

The winner of the 2017 UTF Subsea Award are the key individuals behind the development of the Åsgard Subsea Compressor: – Lars Brenne, Equinor – Tor Bjørge, Equinor – Svend Tarald Kibsgaard, Equinor – George Kleynhans, MAN Diesel and Turbo… Read More

Announcement of the 24th licensing round on NCS

Terje Søviknes, the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, just announced the 24th licensing round on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in his opening speech at UTC 2017!


The exhibition will be open for other professionals, not participating at the conference, at these hours: Wednesday 21 June: 10:30 – 16:00 Thursday 22 June: 09:00 – 14:30 Guests have to register at the entrance,… Read More

UTC Operators Hub

In a challenging market it is increasingly important for operators, suppliers and service providers to meet and share ideas, initiatives, developments and solutions At UTC 2017 we encourage delegates to visit the exhibition and stop… Read More


Now open for nominations The Underwater Technology Foundation (UTF) Subsea Award is designed to recognize the many outstanding achievements within the subsea industry. The award can be given to a person or a group of people… Read More

UTF and GCE Subsea partners up!

Norway has one of the most competent subsea technology communities in the world. UTF and GCE Subsea have signed a long-term collaboration agreement to further develop the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) in Bergen. GCE Subsea… Read More

The Minister of Petroleum and Energy to speak at UTC 2017

We are pleased to inform you that Terje Søviknes is confirmed as one of the speakers at UTC 2017. Mr. Søviknes was appointed Minister of Petroleum and Energy in December 2016, and we are very happy… Read More

Student Call for Abstracts

UTC invite students from all parts of the world to deliver abstracts for consideration. We are interested in student projects at Master or PhD level (including 2017 graduates) in the field of subsea technology. The… Read More

Subsea up to the challenge?

Subsea technology and developments have been essential to unlocking the Norwegian subsea industry, but it is being challenged by alternative solutions and needs to up its game to thrive in the future, a senior Statoil… Read More

HRH Crown Prince Haakon visited UTC

At June 15th UTC had the pleasure of having HRH Crown Prince Haakon as our Guest of Honour. The visit started with the Crown Prince having lunch with the UTC keynote speakers, the UTC Program… Read More


The winner of the UTF Subsea Award 2016 is OneSubsea® Multiphase Compressor Bernt Helge Torkildsen and Simon Kalgraff, OneSubsea, and  Jarle Ottar Hella and Caroline Bøe, Statoil are recognized for their significant contributions to the OneSubsea’s… Read More

UTC Invitational Golf Tournament

Hosted by alliance partners Subsea 7 and OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company UTC Invitational is an 18-hole shotgun start, Texas scramble tournament with mixed teams and played with ¾ handicap (mixed handicap fourball). Prizes will be awarded for first,… Read More

Exhibition Open for Visitors

With 40 companies the UTC Exhibition will be a vibrant and important arena for subsea updates and information. At UTC you will meet executives, managers, engineers and other strategic and planning personnel related to the subsea… Read More

Man vs ROV: Offshore operating costs compared

Inside knowledge on what might be regarded as one of the most glamorous and possibly well paid offshore jobs will be shared by professional expert at this year’s UTC conference. Rolf Røssland, managing director of NUI … Read More

UTF SUBSEA AWARD 2016 – extended deadline

Nominate by 1 June. Take part in finding the next winner of the UTF Subsea Award. The 2016 Award will be presented at UTC  15 June. The winner(s) will be invited to attend the conference and… Read More

UTC 2016 Program Brochure

Check out the UTC 2016 Program Brochure, with comments from speakers, the full 3 day program and all exhibitors. We look forward to welcoming you to Bergen and the 22nd Underwater Technology Conference.   UTC… Read More

Learning to be Lean subsea: the way forward

This summer’s Underwater Technology Conference in Bergen will feature one of the best industry line-ups seen for years with senior executives from Schlumberger, ExxonMobil, Statoil, Aker Solutions and GE Oil and Gas providing keynote presentations.… Read More

HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway will attend UTC 2016

The Underwater Technology Foundation are proud to announce that HRH Crown Prince Haakon will visit UTC 2016. This is a great honor for the conference and for the entire subsea community. HRH Crown Prince Haakon… Read More


Take part in finding the next winner of the UTF Subsea Award. The 2016 Award will be presented at UTC  15 June. The winner(s) will be invited to attend the conference and all social gatherings. Please… Read More


On behalf of the Underwater Technology Conference Program Committee, our sponsors and exhibitors, it is my great pleasure and privilege to welcome all of you to UTC 2016. Once again, we received a record number… Read More

Introducing a new Day Zero Program

This year, UTC will feature a new format for day zero, offering a nice warm-up to the main conference in Grieghallen, Bergen. The Market, Investors and R&D seminars will be hosted in collaboration with valued partners GCE… Read More

Sponsorship opportunitites

UTC is a widely recognized conference, which attracts participants from all parts of the petroleum community. More than 900 delegates and 60 exhibitors will attend the event in Bergen, Norway (14) 15 – 16 June,… Read More

Call for Abstracts 2016

2016 will be a year to remember for all of us working in the oil & gas industry and it will be talked about in decades to come, such as we are discussing the impact… Read More

Handling pressure through technology

Mike Garding, Chief Executive Officer for OneSubsea, gave a keynote address at UTC last year. Prior to joining OneSubsea, Garding served as President of Completions for Schlumberger. He began his career with Schlumberger in 1984… Read More


With 60 companies the UTC Exhibition will be a vibrant and important arena for subsea updates and information. At UTC you will meet executives, managers, engineers and other strategic and planning personnel related to the subsea… Read More

Rasmus Sunde, CEO, Forsys subsea
Improving performance and lowering costs of subsea

The new CEO of recently established Forsys Subsea, Rasmus Sunde, who was formerly with FMC, will be joining the UTC panel discussion on “Subsea under pressure – who is driving the cost”. His contribution is… Read More

Another World’s First From The NCS: Subsea Gas Compression Is Here

Helge Hove Haldorsen, President of SPE International, is giving the opening speech at this years UTC. In his June JPT Presidential Column he is honoring the NCS`s enormous offshore and subsea development contributions. Check out his… Read More

UTF Subsea Project Award 2015

The Underwater Technology Foundation (UTF) are delighted to announce that Tracerco are awarded the first UTF Subsea Project Award. The UTF award program is available to both intra- and inter-company subsea projects that represent solutions… Read More

Feel free to ask questions – and we’ll provide the answers

The organisers of the UTC field trip to the UPTIME Centre of Competence and other nearby places of interest have pledged that no question from visitors will go unanswered – no matter how difficult. The… Read More

Tracerco’s Discovery Technology could make it ‘four out of four’ awards

Global industrial technology company Tracerco — which provides specialised detection, diagnostic and measurement equipment – is hoping to raise its tally of subsea technology awards to “four out of four” at UTC Bergen. The company’s… Read More

Would you like to try real North Sea diving facilities?

NUI visit offers an unusual opportunity Have you ever wondered what working conditions are like beneath the North Sea for professional divers? An upcoming field trip for attendees of UTC Bergen could provide the answer.… Read More

In retrospect III: Change is constant, even for giants like Troll

If there’s one thing that never changes in the oil industry it’s that the industry is constantly changing. A development concept chosen for a field one year could change by the next year, driven by… Read More

Reduce costs now, but be ready to grow with the upturn

Elisabeth Tørstad was appointed CEO for DNV GL’s Oil and Gas business area in January 2014, having previously been the organisation’s Chief Technology Officer and prior to that COO for DNV’s maritime and oil and… Read More

UTC 2015 Program Brochure

As members of the subsea community we have a turbulent year behind us, and a challenging one ahead of us. To be best prepared to face this, UTC would like to invite you to connect,… Read More

There may not be a new normal stable oil price

Dr Helge Hove Haldorsen, the 2015 president of SPE International, will give the opening speech at UTC. SPE is a valued UTC partner organization and we look forward to an inspirational contribution from Dr Haldorsen… Read More

Harald Pettersen - Statoil ASA©
The new technology we introduce today will become the industry standard

Margareth Øvrum is Executive Vice President for Technology, Projects and Drilling for Statoil and a member of the company’s corporate executive committee. Having joined Statoil in 1982, she became the company’s first female platform manager,… Read More

More price downside before we see an upturn

Mr Keisuke Sadamori, is Director, Energy Markets and Security, at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris and will be a keynote speaker at UTC Bergen. Among his IEA responsibilities are monitoring the global oil… Read More

Key note speakers for UTC 2015 + Selection of abstracts

We are proud to present a highly influential group of keynote speakers for UTC 2015. Our theme ‘Subsea under pressure’ has many connotations, amongst these to profit margins, alternative energy sources, deep water and boosting.… Read More

Student Call for Abstracts – UTC 2015

The Underwater Technology Conference is interested in student projects at Master or PhD level in the field of subsea technology. The student presentations will be included in the technical presentations at the conference June 17th… Read More

In retrospect II: The evolution of the ROV, through the eyes of UTC

If you had to track the technological evolution of the oil and gas industry, tracking the evolution of the humble ROV (remotely operated vehicle) would be a good start.   Today, there are more than… Read More

UTC 2015 in progress

The subsea industry is under pressure. Nevertheless, the Program Committee have received a record number of abstracts for evaluation for UTC 2015. This shows that UTC is more relevant than ever as an arena for… Read More

In retrospect: The one-atmosphere experiment

Fully enclosed, atmospheric-pressure working environments are to be built on the seafloor to help maintain and perform intervention operations on the fast-paced, deepwater subsea production systems of the future. At least that was the plan… Read More

UTC 2014 Post Event Report

Increasing relevance in tougher times ”The number one meeting place” for the subsea industry is becoming an even more important forum in times of an increasing focus on cost reductions and standardization. ”The oil industry,… Read More

Meet us at ONS

Find out more about UTC 2015; exhibition, sponsorship opportunities and call for abstracts.         You find us together with NCE Subsea at the Region Bergen stand in Hall E.

– Everyone is reinventing the wheel

SUBSEA VETERAN, FREDDY FRYDENBØ: According to one of the subsea industry’s “grand old men”, Freddy Frydenbø, the escalating costs in Norwegian oil and gas industry is due to everyone trying reinvent the wheel. – Everyone… Read More

Sotra company has developed the industry’s own Google Earth

Aided by advanced photo technology, the company  APIteq produces visual maps of land-based oil and gas installations. The next step is to take the solution subsea. – In practice, what we do is to take… Read More

Costs have doubled, but quality has not

Costs in the subsea industry has doubled over the past ten years, but the quality has not kept pace. – Looking at our own cost base, we can see that costs have doubled over the… Read More

I have learned something new this year as well

The acid test of a successful UTC for conference moderator Simon Davies is whether he has learned something new. – UTC is a technical conference with focus on professional content. To me, the acid test… Read More

Global Subsea University Alliance: Providing Talent for Industrial Future

Several world-renowned engineering universities collocated with the oil and gas industry. These universities have come together to address the workforce development in the area of subsea engineering. Their vision is to link strong universities in… Read More

New research centre set to help Norwegian subsea industry

Norway is a world leader in subsea technology, but an escalating cost-level poses a severe threat to the sector. A new research-centre initiative endeavours to drive down the costs in the oil industry.  – The… Read More

Murphy Oil Delivers Malaysian Deepwater Subsea Tieback

The Siakap North-Petai (SNP) field, operated by Murphy Oil, is located approximately 125 km offshore the northwest coast of Sabah, East Malaysia, and in approximately 1,400 m water depth. The development presented several challenges including… Read More

UTC represents qualities with which we identify

The Underwater Technology Conference is an event of high professional standing and with strong emphasis on technology in the subsea segment. This is why Oceaneering has committed to act as main sponsor for the third… Read More

The challenges are complementary

Tor Arnesen, Managing Director, Norske Shell | Chairman, Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, will give the Opening Speech at UTC. The Subsea industry is facing some major issues when it comes to standardization and innovation. These… Read More

The lower tertiary in the Gulf of Mexico offers great potential

The good times are behind us, but also ahead. Keynote speaker at Underwater Technology Conference, Steve Thurston, is optimistic about the future. – The Gulf of Mexico Lower Tertiary Trend continues to deliver new significant discoveries, with… Read More

Statoil intensifies its standardisation efforts

Future success relies on the ability to standardise, simplify and copy. This is why Statoil takes action and steps up its efforts to promote standardisation. – Adopting a long-term perspective and determining what is required… Read More

Siemens powers subsea factories

Siemens’ solution for electrification of the seabed brings the subsea factory vision yet another step closer to realisation. – One of the major challenges for turning subsea factories into reality as been stable and safe… Read More

UTC 2014 Program Launch

It is again time for the subsea community to meet, socialize and challenge one another. UTC would like to be a vehicle to broaden the applicability and enhance the competitiveness of subsea technology. This year’s… Read More

UTC 2014 is now open for registration

Welcome to Bergen and UTC 2014 – you can now register for the conference! We are very pleased that the subsea industry responds to UTC with such great interest. We truly believe that UTC is… Read More

News: Student Call for Abstracts

For the first time UTC invite students from all parts of the world to deliver abstracts for consideration. The Underwater Technology Foundation is interested in student projects at Master or PhD level in the field… Read More

Download the Qualified People Report

The Rystad Report “Qualified People in the Subsea Industry” is available for download. It is said that the subsea industry’s demand for qualified personnel is insatiable. But how great is this need, and is it… Read More

UTC puts interaction on the agenda

Increased efficiency and improved interaction will be key areas of focus at next year’s Underwater Technology Conference. These are crucial factors in order for the industry to retain a strong position for the future. Next… Read More

UTC 2014: Call for Abstracts

The UTC Program Committee invites you to submit abstracts that in a challenging multifaceted environment supports the ambition for the subsea industry to further improve as a sustainable and thriving sector. Examples of small or… Read More

Post event report UTC 2013

The UTC 2013 program was designed to highlight some crucial industry challenges, and to provide some valid answers. It is a challenge for operators and suppliers in our industry to connect new and innovative solutions… Read More

Standardization: A hot topic at UTC

Standardization—-sounds promising, but what exactly should be standardized and would it hinder innovation? The idea was a hot topic at UTC, OE’s European Editor Elaine Maslin reports. Standardization—sounds promising, but what exactly should be standardized… Read More

UTC 2013 Opening movie

Check out the movie that kicked off the 19th Underwater Technology Conference. This movie kicked off the 19th Underwater Technology Conference in Bergen, 19 June 2013. We are very proud of the result; the movie… Read More

Capacity is the biggest challenge

According to UTC keynote speaker Werner Menz, President Subsea Controls in OneSubsea, one of the subsea industry’s greatest challenges is engineering capacity. – I believe that the major challenges lie in the area of engineering… Read More

Costs in the sector must come down

The subsea industry is doing incredibly well, but is facing challenges such as escalating costs. This is the opinion of Kristian Siem, Chairman of Subsea7 and keynote speaker at UTC 2013. – The cost level… Read More

The exhibition at the UTC focuses solely on subsea-related areas

The technology company Naxys, which recently was acquired by GE Measurement & Control, has attended the UTC as an exhibitor three times. Exhibiting at the UTC has been of great benefit Companies visiting the conference… Read More

Advanced subsea solutions challenge the operating and maintenance systems of today

Real-Time Risk Management will be a key topic at this year’s conference. Oil companies are putting pressure on the industry to bring down operating and maintenance costs at the same time as technical complexity increases… Read More

Opening Speech

There has been increasing cooperation between Australian and Norwegian operators and suppliers to the oil & gas industry for the last couple of years, and we are happy to announce that Mr. Damien Miller, Australia’s… Read More

The most important meeting point in the subsea industry?

Organisers will claim that the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) is among the key subsea events in the world. But how do participants view the conference? – For Statoil, being present at the UTC is crucial.… Read More

PROGRAMME LAUNCH 2013: Global subsea challenges – managing the old and the new

It is a challenge for operators and suppliers in our industry to connect new and innovative solutions to ageing infrastructure and installations. The challenge is most likely to grow as even more subsea tiebacks are… Read More

Meet us at Subsea 2013

UTC will attend Subsea 2013 in Aberdeen 6th – 7th February. Meet us at booth 12A if you have any questions regarding the UTC conference or exhibition. The winner of the iPad: Rod Bell, Director… Read More

UTC 2013 on schedule

Following a recent meeting of the Programme Committee for UTC 2013, Trond Olsen, Chair of the Committee, is pleased to report that everything is running on schedule. The preparatory work for UTC 2013 is well… Read More

New and old – hand in hand?

How can we ensure that equipment from the 80s functions at an optimum level when integrated with the subsea technology of today and the future? The theme for UTC 2013 has now been decided. Although… Read More

Call for Abstracts 2013

The UTC programme committee invites you to submit abstracts that give examples from case studies and successes in project execution in the scope of … – utilizing operational experience for new improved design – industrialization… Read More

UTC 2013 Programme Committee

We are happy to announce that Trond Olsen, General Manager at NCE Subsea, have accepted to Chair the UTC Programme Committee for the third consecutive time. The UTF board is well on its way for… Read More

Facts and figures UTC 2012

Check out the UTC 2012 Post event report Event facts 852 attendees from 18 countries 91% of the attendees intend to visit UTC 2013 54 exhibitors 73% of the exhibitors plan to attend the UTC… Read More

We have found a formula that works

This year’s Underwater Technology Conference was an unconditional success. According to Henning Bødtker, Chairman of the UTF, the organisers have found the key to a successful conference. – We now have a format that works… Read More

Subsea technology for global solutions

Speech held at the Underwater Technology Conference in Bergen 13 June 2012 by Norwegian Minister of Petroleum an Energy, Ola Borten Moe. You can read the Ministers speech here (Link to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy… Read More

Statoil concerned with developments in scientific education

Students abandon the sciences, and interest is currently at an historic low. This is a concern for Statoil which is a major recruiter of science specialists. – In short, the number of university and university… Read More

Candidate cannibalism or joint efforts for recruitment?

Labour-market cannibalism is common, and companies often source candidates from competitors. Is it possible to overcome the recruitment challenges in the oil and gas sector? Personnel is one of the major challenges for the oil… Read More

Framo Engineering – ready to step on the gas

Framo Engineering has, as the first company in the world, developed a subsea solution for wet gas compression. This is a technology with enormous potential. – What sets our technology apart from standard subsea compressors… Read More

Take control of corrosion

Corrosion and erosion are among the oil industry’s worst enemies. To address this, ClampOn has developed a measurement instrument providing high-level corrosion control – subsea included. – Both corrosion and erosion are a major problem… Read More

OIL ANALYST: – The subsea sector will double in size

The subsea adventure has just begun. Within five years the subsea sector will double in size, and within twenty years the subsea production will be on par with traditional oil and gas production offshore. –… Read More

PROCAP: Nanotechnology to boost recovery

Nano technology and laser drilling are some of the technologies in which Petrobras will invest as part of its PROCAP Future Vision Program. Nanotechnologies are extensively used in a range of projects, from the development… Read More

Welcome to UTC 2012

The Underwater Technology Foundation once more welcomes you to the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC), the 18th UTC since we started in 1980. We are proud to announce that Norwegian Secretary of State for Petroleum and… Read More

When the going gets tough – we go subsea

Most of the “easy oil” has already been found. Tomorrow’s oil and gas production will be at greater depths, in areas with a more complicated infrastructure and in a harsher environment. All this will present… Read More

Call for abstracts

Join the challenge of tailoring the complete subsea solution, sharing your experiences and your solutions for the future at UTC 2012. You are invited to present an abstract for consideration. UTC has a well known… Read More

Submittal guidelines and requirements

All received abstracts will be revised by the UTC Programme Committee. Submittal deadline 1 December 2011. Abstract requirements – Title (and topic if applicable) – List of all authors – Name and positions of speaker… Read More

Great perspectives for subsea

UTF Chairman Henning Bødtker welcomes HRH the Crown Prince of Norway to the 17th Underwater Technology Conference in Bergen. HRH Crown Prince Haakon attended the subsea technology conference UTC in June. More than 600 delegates… Read More

HRH Crown Prince Haakon will attend UTC 2011

We are proud to announce that HRH Crown Prince Haakon will attend the subsea technology conference UTC in Bergen, Norway. It was with joy and great honour the Underwater Technology Foundation (UTF) received the message that HRH… Read More

Moderators comments

We often see technologies put into play on the Norwegian Continental Shelf that have arisen in response to a specific challenge. And as the NCS matures, the need for improved recovery grows ever more acute,… Read More

UTC 2011 Programme

“The future of the subsea industry depends more on how to incorporate good ideas into common work practice than merely on being a site for innovative performance.” The Underwater Technology Foundation (UTF) once again welcomes… Read More


For the first time UTC will present a panel discussion with Subsea Chief Engineers from BP, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Shell and Statoil. During this session, subsea chief engineers from different operators will name and discuss… Read More

The most important Subsea Technology Conference 2011

The Underwater Technology Conference – UTC – has a well known history of presenting highly competent speakers on current and important topics regarding the subsea industry. For the 17th Underwater Technology Conference we are expecting… Read More

UTC 2010 – download presentations

Thank you for attending the Underwater Technology Conference 2010. You can download the papers from the presentations here. The UTC now becomes an annual event. The Programme Committee started their work in August and has decided on a… Read More

Submittal requirements – Call for Papers 2011

The UTC has a well known history of presenting highly competent speakers on current topics regarding the subsea industry. For your paper the title and all authors must be applied in the submittal. One of… Read More

The UTC Programme Committee 2011

The programme committee is appointed by the Underwater Technology Foundation. The committee’s main task is to decide upon which abstracts will be selected to hold a presentation at the Conference. Asbjørn Forsland Nemo Engineering Project Manager… Read More

New record – Call for papers

We have received a record number of papers. The Programme Committee are at the end of the evaluation process and are working hard to design a complex and innovative UTC programme with high quality speakers.… Read More

Programme reconfirmed

We are pleased to inform delegates that we can offer the same key note speakers and the same programme as was communicated for the April conference.

Brilliant Key note speakers to UTC

The programme committee is proud to be able to present a great programme for UTC 22 – 23 September. Among the key note speakers on the opening day are: Rikke Lind, State Secretary of the… Read More

Exciting field trip to Ågotnes!

Field trips were a success in 2008 and this year the trip goes to the Coast Centre Base at Ågotnes, west of Bergen. The base has been in operation since 1974 and now has over… Read More