Think Tank

The UI 2019 Think Tank provides informative and interactive sessions designed to provoke thought sharing and ideation for the industry’s most topical matters. Located in the  exhibit hall for added convenience, join these sessions to learn and share ideas on industry challenges and best practices.

Tuesday, February 5, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
Future Of Subsea Intervention – From Human-In-The-Loop To AI-Enabled Autonomy
Donna Kocak, Harris Corporation  


As we move the focus of “THE Discussion” at UI, the clear theme is new technology, AI-enabled autonomy and control of our future subsea oilfield based upon machine learning techniques. As president of the Marine Technology Society, Donna Kocak is imminently qualified to host this event with Harris Corporation as a leading player in the field of AI for autonomous applications. Please join Donna and her panel for a lively and interesting discussion on the future of our industry!

Wednesday, February 6, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Decommissioning Panel Discussion 
Chuck Webb, Epic Companies 

Underwater Intervention is honored to host our Decommissioning Panel discussion on the Think Tank Track moderated by Mr. Chuck Webb!  Chuck is the Vice President of Corporate Development at Epic Companies, based in Houston, and is a well-known and respected member of the decommissioning community.  We hope for a lively discussion on the expanding host of issues facing our industry as the aging of our offshore oil & gas infrastructure goes into its sunset phase. Moderator Chuck Webb will host discussions on innovations within the decomm space with special emphasis on current issues facing our industry including regulatory and operational imperatives.  With some recent decommissioning projects featured in the national press (along with Trump Administration initiatives towards opening new frontiers to drilling and projection), there is increasing pressure on operators and regulators to assure a clean environmental policy going into the next decade.  Please engage with Chuck on the exhibition floor a UI19 for a lively discussion.