The ROSEN Energy & Innovation Forum 2014 held in June in Lingen at the ROSEN Technology & Research Center in Germany. Picture showing the Panel discussion in ROSENs new Innovation Center.

Lingen, Germany, June 19th, 2014
– The ROSEN Energy & Innovation Forum held in June in Lingen at the ROSEN Technology & Research Center in Germany was a huge success focusing on key questions inside the oil and gas industry with approx. 150 guests from over 20 countries participating.

“The key take away from our panel discussions is that the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas is the key factor to boost innovation processes”, said Friedrich Hecker, CEO of the ROSEN Group. He continued to say that it is crucial for the benefit of the whole industry to bring operators, regulators and innovators together to one table. He highlighted the importance of exchange between all relevant stakeholders and appreciated the open feedback and discussions from operators and regulators.

Within three subsequent panel discussions, highly reputable members from Industry Associations, Operators, Universities, Regulatory and Government Representatives discussed intensively on the topics of Assurance, Innovation and Safety.


The first panel "Assurance" with participants Robert J. Hall, Alexey Potapov, Heinz Watzka,  Mark Fothergill, Liliana M. Garrido and Ruediger Marquardt.

Panel 1: Assurance
Agreeing to the fact, that fundamental cultural differences are a challenge, the harmonization of standards & regulations is welcome throughout the international oil & gas industry. Regulation is recognized as a chance to learn from the experiences of others, which overall facilitates business in an industry dealing with global norms but local assets.


The second panel "Innovation" with participants Cliff Johnson, David Chittick, Janet Ronsky, Gerhard Knauf, Stijn Hertele and Andreas Helget.

Panel 2: Innovation
How to make people innovators, how to establish an inspiring culture of innovation? The lively panel underlined the importance of collaboration not only between different disciplines but also across the industry. The participants concluded that there are no limits to creativity processes in which a “no” is not allowed. Innovation has to be a win-win situation for people and enterprises – therefore investments in leveraging experience and operational knowledge are necessary.


The third panel with participants Thomas Hüwener, Rudi Denys, Heinz Watzka, Michiel Jansen and Brenda Kenny.

Panel 3: Safety
Safety is one of the most important points – which needs a higher public awareness. Being more pro-active rather than being reactive. It’s a must to better inform the public about the energy industry and their role in a globalized world.


The panel discussions where followed by technical workshops, live technology demonstrations and facility tours, ROSEN also opened its Technology & Research Center showcasing some of the latest technologies in Germany. Other highlights included the demonstration of ROSENs new EMAT flow meter technology, pipe grade evaluation for aging assets as well as a deep insight on ROSENs stress feature in welding zones and identification capabilities.

At the end of the Forum, participants agreed on the importance to have these kind of exchange platforms to drive the industry to more innovative solutions for the future.

About the ROSEN Energy & Innovation Forum

The ROSEN Energy & Innovation Forum is an international event intended for key decision makers in the Oil and Gas industry. They are consistently focusing on the safe, reliable, environmentally sound and efficient operation of all related assets. Every day, considerable efforts are made towards reaching the ambitious goal of zero incidents. This year’s topics “Assurance – Innovation – Safety” are key driving elements towards reaching this goal.

The ROSEN Energy & Innovation Forum 2014 was the second conference taking place in Lingen, Germany. The series started in 2012 on the occasion of the opening of ROSENs Innovation Center, the "technological heart" of the ROSEN Group. The 2012 conference topic "Innovations in the Oil and Gas Sector" has driven moving discussions about trends within the industry, exploring new fields of transport for natural gas as well as concluding implications for the inspection business, inspection technologies and future trends of in-line pigging.

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About the ROSEN Group

ROSEN is a leading privately owned company established in 1981 by Hermann Rosen in Lingen, Lower Saxony, Germany. Over the last 30 years, ROSEN has grown rapidly and is today a worldwide provider of leading technology in all areas of the integrity process chain with more than 2200 employees in over 120 countries worldwide.

The 4 key ROSEN areas of expertise include:

  • Inspection of critical industrial assets to ensure reliable operations of the highest standards and effectiveness
  • Customized engineering consultancy providing efficient asset integrity management 
  • Production and supply of customized novel systems and products
  • Market-driven, topical, state-of-the-art research and development providing “added  value” products and services

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