Free Webinar Shores Up Offshore


The harsh environment of the offshore gas and oil industry has led to new technologies and methods to overcome maintenance challenges.

These developments, such as ultra high-pressure (UHP) waterjetting for surface preparation, are discussed in "Addressing the Maintenance Challenge," a free webinar to be held from 11 a.m. to noon ET (4 to 5 p.m. CET) Sept. 25.

The webinar is part of the JPCL/SSPC Webinar Education Series.

What You'll Learn

This webinar will provide an understanding of the potential benefits and main challenges of UHP, including its effect on coating selection.

It includes an overview of the most common coating selection tools and the limits of conventional accelerated laboratory testing approaches in the context of UHP. Additionally, there will be information about UHP wastewater treatment methods for an environmentally safe and economical way to manage UHP water on offshore platforms.

The session will be presented by Joao Azevedo, Oil & Gas Market Director (EMEA Region) for Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings, and product manager Sandra Ball.

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine is the sponsor of the webinar.

Participants may register here free.

About the Presenters

Azevedo joined Euronavy in 1999, where he mainly managed offshore projects and eventually founded Euronavy Coating Singapore. Since Sherwin-Williams acquired Euronavy in 2008, he has assumed additional business development roles, with an emphasis on protective coatings for offshore applications.

Azevedo is a NACE Level III Certified Coating Inspector and became a qualified chemical engineer at the Technical University of Lisbon. He holds an MBA in marketing from the Catholic University of Lisbon.

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The development of new technologies and methods to help overcome the challenges presented by the harsh environment of the offshore oil and gas industry include UHP waterjetting.

Ball is a multi-disciplined Chartered Marketer with over 15 years of experience in B2B markets. She has also worked in the automotive industry.

Earning CEU Credits

The JPCL/SSPC Webinar Education Series provides continuing education for SSPC recertifications and technology updates on important topics.

SSPC is an accredited training provider for the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE), and Professional Engineers in Florida may submit SSPC Webinar Continuing Education Units to the board. To do so, applicants must download the FBPE CEU form and pass the Webinar Exam, which costs $25.

Free Webcasts Available

Numerous free webcasts in the JPCL/SSPC Education Series, covering a wide range of topics, are now available at

DTM coating

"Overcoming Performance Challenges with Waterborne DTM Coatings" is among the archived JPCL/SSPC webcasts available for free download.

Those presentations include:

A complete listing of PaintSquare's archived and future webinars is available here.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Certifications and standards; Coatings education; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); JPCL; Latin America; Maintenance coating work; North America; Offshore; Oil and Gas; Protective Coatings; Sherwin-Williams; SSPC; Surface Preparation; UHP waterjetting; Waterjetting; Webinars

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