Topsides, Platforms & Hulls Conference and Exhibition Announces Alec Johnson of Petrobras as 2016 Advisory Board Chairman

Aug 25, 2015, 12:50 ET from PennWell Corporation

HOUSTON, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The 6th annual Topsides, Platforms & Hulls Conference and Exhibition is proud to announce Alec Johnson, Petrobras, as the 2016 Advisory Board Chairman. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering in 1992 and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1994, both from Mississippi State University. Since 2007, Johnson has worked for Petrobras as the lead mechanical engineer on the Cascade & Chinook FPSO project team. He has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry working for various offshore engineering companies, OEM's, and major oil and gas production companies.

Topsides, Platforms & Hulls Conference & Exhibition is the offshore industry's only event dedicated to the topsides, platforms and hulls for both deep and shallow water. A comprehensive technical program presented concurrently with an exhibition, Topsides, Platforms & Hulls Conference and Exhibition covers the design, engineering, construction, transportation, installation, and modification of topside structures, platforms and hulls.

The 6th annual Topsides, Platforms & Hulls Conference and Exhibition will be held in Galveston, Texas from February 9-11, 2016 at the Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center. Details on the 2016 event can be found by visiting The preliminary conference program will be announced mid-October 2015. Attendees can register online at or on-site in Galveston, Texas, USA.

"We have seen this event grow exponentially in the past five years. The 2015 event attracted a record number of more than 2,200 attendees from 25 countries," said Mark Peters, Offshore Group Publisher and Vice President. "Colleagues and exhibiting companies from around the world will benefit from this high-level, two-track, technical conference and exhibition."

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