Introduction and Conference History: Offshore Conference History and Introduction
Growth in demand for fossil energy in many countries has caused special attention to Middle East, particularly the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea as a rich source of energy. A quick look at the investments made in these areas, and the presence of foreign companies is an evidence for this claim. Since Iran is between two poles of energy and because of the fields which are shared between Iran and adjacent countries, more companies in the field of design, engineering and contracting of offshore industry must be established and developed. In this field, Nowadays world scientific society is at a level which experiences a growing process in welcome of new scientific articles, and know the preparing a suitable situation for presenting articles as its major duties and aims. Achieving to these aims get possible by scientific conferences and seminars in different fields. In this way, Iranian Association of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Sharif University of Technology regard to significant scientific improvement in different fields of offshore industry in our country, will held the 6th International Offshore Industries Conference with the aim of growth of scientific and technical knowledge.
The offshore industry conferences began in 2005 as biennial:
** First offshore conference - 3 & 4 October 2005- Tehran- Sharif University of technology
** Second offshore conference - 2007- Tehran- Olympics Hotel
** Third offshore conference - 24 & 25 November 2009- Tehran- Sharif University of technology
** Fourth offshore conference - 16 & 17 May 2011- Tehran- Sharif University of technology
** Fifth offshore conference - 21 & 22 May 2013- Tehran- Sharif University of technology
**Sixth offshore conference - 4 & 5 May 2015- Tehran- Sharif University of technology
It is hoped the 7th edition of the conference with more greatness, achieve its long term goals and cause improvement in the field of offshore industry for our country.