Gulf Publishing Company and Quest Offshore Resources Form Gulf Quest LLC Offshore Deepwater Conference Company

Gulf Publishing Company and Quest Offshore Resources Form Gulf Quest LLC Offshore Deepwater Conference Company

Plan to Enhance 15th Year of MCEDD Conference April 9-11 in Milan, Italy

HOUSTON (October 4, 2017) – Gulf Publishing Company and Quest Offshore Resources announce the formation of Gulf Quest LLC for the joint operation of offshore conferences, including the leading global deepwater technology event Marine Construction Engineering Deepwater Development (MCEDD).

MCEDD marks 15 years in 2018 and will benefit from the combined resources of Quest Offshore Resources and Gulf Publishing Company's World Oil, according to Quest CEO John Chadderdon.

"With World Oil and the resources offered by Gulf Publishing, MCEDD will grow in the level of importance to the global deepwater industry," said Chadderdon. "The challenges facing operators and suppliers will be addressed in our 2018 event in Milan, and World Oil will be an excellent addition for developing content and marketing the event."

John Royall, President and CEO of Gulf Publishing Company said, "The global industry needs one place to meet and discuss challenges and solutions for operators in deepwater, especially in the current industry climate. With its superior technical content and history of support from the major operators, MCEDD offers that meeting place."

MCEDD is recognized as the leading conference addressing technical issues related to engineering, development and production of oil and gas in deep and ultra deepwater arenas around the world. The conference has been sponsored in recent years by Shell, Total, Repsol, BP, and other major operators. Attendance is comprised of deepwater operators and suppliers from all over the world.

The mission of MCEDD is to provide a focused event, based in Europe, completely dedicated to the advancement of global exploration and production. The conference addresses technical issues and challenges confronting today's industry, while offering networking opportunities unrivaled by any other industry event.

The 2018 event will take place April 9 - 11 in Milan, Italy. Topics to be covered include Macro Industry Topics & Trends, Subsurface, Well & Drilling Technology and Assets, Subsea Technologies (production, processing, monitoring, umbilicals, power, IMR, etc.), Pipelines, Flowlines and Risers (steel, flexibles, leak detection and prevention, flow assurance, configuration, etc.), Floating Production Systems (novel technologies, case studies, FLNG, mooring solutions, turrets, etc.), and Marine Construction (installation, offshore construction, fleet opportunities/challenges, etc.).

Additional offshore events will be developed by Gulf Quest, according to Royall and Chadderdon, with an eye on deepwater markets that will benefit from information on new technologies and new ways of operating.

The Gulf Quest board of directors includes: Chadderdon and Royall; Andy McDowell, Vice President and Publisher of World Oil; Paul Hillegeist, President of Quest Offshore Resources; and Chris Barton, Senior Vice President Offshore for Wood Group.

For more than 100 years, Gulf Publishing Company has been the leading provider of business strategy and technical knowledge for the global oil and gas industry. Since its formation in 1916, the company has evolved from a single publication to a diversified information, events and data company covering all aspects of the global oil and gas industry. The company is publisher of World Oil, Hydrocarbon Processing, Gas Processing , Petroleum Economist, Pipeline & Gas Journal, Pipeline News and Underground Construction. The company offers market data for LNG, gas processing, and the refining, petrochemical markets, as well as produces conferences for the oil and gas industry around the world. 

Quest Offshore, founded in 1999, is a leading provider of market expertise, strategic analysis, marketing communication and consultancy services to the deepwater oil and gas markets globally, through its Quest Consulting and Calash Americas brands. Quest's conference division, founded in 2000, has owned and organized over 100 technical conferences and exhibitions. These include MCEDD, Subsea Houston, The Offshore Risk Forum and Subsea Rio. Quest was also a founding equity owner and organizer of the first OTC Brazil.

John Royall
Gulf Publishing Company
+1 (713) 520-4443

John Chadderdon
Quest Offshore Resources
+1 (281) 491-5900