18th annual OES film evening, London

5 December, 2017 | 18:30 - 20:00

Venue address:

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom
Come and see films on all areas of offshore engineering
Come and see films on all areas of offshore engineering

About this event

Films in this year's packed event will once again cover a wide variety of diverse topics, spanning a period of over 50 years of offshore engineering:

  1. Offshore construction pioneers (23min55)
    Archive film from 1978 showing early installation activities in the North Sea
  2. MD3 subsea cable plough (3min56)
    Equipment for installation of subsea cables
  3. West Nile Delta – Taurus Libra project, 2015 - 2017 (6min15)
    Installation of subsea infrastructure offshore Egypt
  4. a, b. Dudgeon offshore windfarm (4min48, 0min59)
    Two films showing installation of North Sea windfarm, which came onstream in 2017
  5. Clair Ridge hook-up and commissioning, 2017 (6min35)
    Completion work on the Clair Ridge project, West of Shetland
  6. Quad 204, 2107 (8min05)
    Further development work West of Shetland, including replacement of the Schehalion FPSO by the Glen Lyon
  7. Ichthys project, 2016 (32min47)
    Installation on North West Shelf of Australia, using Heerema's DCV Aegir
  8. Wavewalker (1min17)
    Novel nearshore jackup

Please note, the above playlist is subject to change.

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Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng

Ray Hobbs

Dr Ray Hobbs has been active in the offshore industry for well over 40 years and, following a long career in Lloyds Register as head of its geotechnical team has, for some 17 years, been a successful independent consultant covering both the oil and gas and renewables sectors. As well as desk work he has made frequent trips offshore, ranging from installation of Piper Alpha in 1976 to Clair Ridge DP in 2013 and countless offshore site investigations.

He is a former chairman and current long-term committee member of OES and sits on API, ISO, IOGP and BSI code-writing committees covering offshore geotechnics, as well as the SUT Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics committee and the British Geotechnical Association executive committee. He actively contributed to writing ISO 19901-8 (Marine Soil Investigations) and SUT Guidance Notes on ground investigations for offshore renewables. He was on the organising committee for the 2017 and earlier OSIG conferences, and served on IMarEST's Technical Affairs Committee.