2018 Technical Program Release

The Advisory Board of MCEDD is pleased to announce the 2018 Technical Program!
In one of the most competitive “Call for Abstracts” in 15 years, the Board was only able to approve 40% of abstracts received, even after an addition of a 3rd session track to the program.  


  • 78 speakers from 35 separate Operators, Contractors and service companies will present at the 2018 event
  • 17 Technical Sessions, 2 Interactive Forums and 1 Special Presentation will be held beginning Monday, 9 April 2018 at the Marriott Milan.
  • 2018 Host, Eni, will have 13 speakers presenting over the 3 day program. 

For complete details on sessions, presentations, authors and speakers please view the complete technical program.

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Special Sessions

MCEDD 2018 will open its conference program with two thought provoking panel sessions designed to “set the stage” for the traditional technical program. The 2018 event begins with a Welcome Address at 4pm on Monday, 9 April, 2018, which will be immediately followed by our first panel session.  Tuesday’s early morning session provides a follow up to recent industry efforts to increase efficiency across the deepwater market segment.

Monday, 9 April 16:30 – 18:15

Operator Panel Session:  Deepwater Vision, How Do We “Lock-in” What We Have Achieved? An Operator discussion of differing approaches to deepwater development, compare and contrast methods and benefits and the value proposition their respective strategies are delivering to shareholders.

Steve Makin, Director – Global Subsea Systems
Michael Gassert, Vice President, Offshore and Pipelines
Benoit Ludot, VP Deep-Offshore

Tuesday, 10 April 9:00 – 10:30

Operator-Contractor Forum:  What are the Supply Chain Effects Following Merger Mania and Large Company Integrations?  Discuss efficiency increases throughout the entire upstream value chain.  Are we accruing cost savings?  How do operators and contractors best share the benefits of added value? 

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Sponsor Update

We are pleased to announce TechnipFMC and Oceaneering as Gold Sponsors. TechnipFMC will be sponsoring the conference Notepads & Pens and Oceaneering will be the Tuesday Coffee Break sponsor. TechnipFMC will also join us on the exhibition floor.  Thank you for your support!

Welcome Address

Mr. Luciano Vasques, CEO of Eni Progetti will offer the welcome address to all attendees at MCEDD on Monday, 9 April at 16:00

Feature Presentation

Please join us Tuesday, 10 April, 2018 at 14:00 for our Feature Presentation by Mr. Benoit Ludot, VP Deep-Offshore, Total

The Future, beyond today, for ultra-deep Offshore, ultra-harsh metocean environments through achievements in Cost Reductions, in both Drilling (total well cost), CAPEX & OPEX

Early Bird Registration Open!

Save $250 on Conference Delegates until
March 19, 2018

Conference Delegates gain access to all technical sessions, networking events, breakfast, lunch, breaks and the exhibition hall all 3 days!

Full price is $1850 but register now and for just $1600

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