DNV has recently established a Greater China Offshore Committee. Mr Zhou Shouwei, Vice General Manager of CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corp.) and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, who is also one of the pioneers of China’s offshore industry, accepted DNV’s invitation to be the Chairman of the committee.
First of its kind
The DNV offshore committee is the first of its kind to be organised by a classification society in China. ‘The objective of establishing this committee is to create a forum where senior executives from the Chinese offshore industry can meet to exchange information on new technology, innovation, experiences and practices related to offshore engineering,’ says DNV Vice President and Regional Manager Joerg Beiler.
The DNV Greater China Offshore Committee consists of senior executives and experts from the Chinese oil majors, offshore engineering companies, shipyards, design houses and those of the world’s leading oil majors that have operations in China.
Approximately 50 members attended the first committee meeting in Zhuhai in December and discussed topics that included the offshore market and technology development, deepwater technology development, changes needed for offshore construction and operation, and offshore project risk management. The mayor of Zhuhai Municipal Government, Zhong Shijian, also attended the meeting.