3rd May 2017

Shearwater make an Impact at SEC2017
Shearwater recently sponsored and exhibited at the bi-annual Seapex Exploration Conference, held from the 26th to 28th April at the Fairmont Hotel in Singapore. The Seapex event is one of the most popular in the region with a real focus on exploration and many interesting technical papers from some of the region’s most influential geologists & geophysicists. Attending the event for Shearwater were some members of the sales team, Nick David up from Perth, Simon Casey from UK office and myself (Dave Round) based in Singapore.

During the week we managed to meet up with a lot of our key clients from the region and picked up a number of new leads for up-coming projects including both acquisition and processing. The talks are split by country, with sessions dedicated to each country in the region, with its own geological, political and economic considerations. We identified and discussed several new projects coming up across the region showing that APAC remains a very active exploration hub. 

However, it’s not all about work at these events and Seapex is well known for being an excellent networking event with lots of social functions. There are some great evening events, such as the ever popular quiz night to the pub night in Singapore’s famous Boat Quay where even the rain could not dampen everyone’s spirits This event often goes on a bit later than planned and results in some rather groggy looking people at the morning coffee the next day!

As with many APAC conferences the event also has a golf day on the Saturday afterwards to allow delegates to unwind a little and do some networking out on the course. For the last few years now I have been the organiser for these golf days, so I put Shearwater down to sponsor the golf shirts for the event. Nick also came along and we had a great day out at Palm Springs in Batam Indonesia, which is just a short ferry ride away from Singapore. The event was well attended by our clients, colleagues and suppliers alike. Nick (shown below collecting his prize) was even lucky enough to be in the winning team and also won the lucky draw. He openly admits the win was more to do with some of his randomly selected teammates, but a wise golfer once said “if you can’t be good, be lucky”…

So that wrapped up a successful few days for the team in Singapore, next we will be attending the APPEA conference in Perth followed by IPA in Indonesia which rounds out this busy few months of APAC Oil Industry Events. Especially in this first year of operation we have paid particular attention to sponsoring and attending these events to get the Shearwater name out to our clients. We are all pleased to see the warm response we get from our Clients ,  and it is reassuring that they are glad to see us up and running with excellent vessels and crew building a strong name for Shearwater in the region.

Shearwater would like to thank Seapex and the SEC 2017 Conference Committee for their hospitality and putting on an excellent show. We hope to see you all again next time.

Written by David Round, Regional Marine Sales Manager APAC