SNAME Offshore Symposium


We recognize that our industry is going through difficult times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and several companies and institutions are operating at less-than-optimal capacities. Consequently, we have received opinions from many SNAME stakeholders that indicate a further extension of the abstract deadline is necessary to enable all willing participants to contribute to our symposium. We are therefore scheduling the symposium for April 6 & 7, 2021.

We also want to show our support to our student sections during this time, and would like to offer a 1-year SNAME student membership to all the student authors with accepted final manuscripts.

All authors with accepted manuscripts will receive full complimentary registration for the Symposium.

In line with safety measures implemented by SNAME and the State of Texas due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our 2021 SNAME Offshore Symposium will be completely virtual.

We believe this has the following benefits for the symposium:

  • Eliminates the burden of travel for our authors and participants, enabling attendance from the comfort of your home or office
  • Increased participation; and attendees can easily switch between sessions (technical, networking, break-out room / discussions, etc.)
  • Sessions will be recorded, so attendees can access all technical content during/after the symposium
  • Extended Live Q&A sessions for robust technical discussion and many other networking opportunities!

Although this will be our first virtual symposium, we are extremely committed to delivering high-quality technical contents, and a well-rounded exciting experience for our attendees. We will be sending out updates in the coming weeks, regarding details of the virtual symposium. As always, we encourage you to share your knowledge and experience at this exciting gathering by submitting an abstract of a paper that you wish to present.

To submit your abstract:

  1. Visit
  2. In “author resources” page, use the abstract submission button
  3. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from the symposium team


Abstract submission:                        November 30, 2020

Notification of acceptance:              December 21, 2020

Manuscript Due:                                February 12, 2021



SNAME Offshore Symposium is a technical event held each year in Houston, Texas. The event is well-attended by naval architects, marine engineers, university faculty, students, and other oil & gas industry professionals. Over the years, the Offshore Symposium has earned its name and importance among the offshore activities in Houston.

The 26th SNAME Offshore Symposium will be hosted on April 6 & 7, 2021, in Houston, Texas.

The Technical program features numerous technical papers for publication in the proceedings and presentation at the SNAME Offshore Symposium. The Technical sessions feature a wide spectrum of topics. Some of the key areas of presentations include:

Hydrodynamics Digital Technologies
CFD and Model Testing Data Management
VIV and VIM Marine and Subsea Monitoring
Mooring Technology Integrity Management
Dynamic Positioning Field Development
Environment / Metocean Subsea Development
Floating Structures Floating LNG
Transportation and Installation Marine Operations
Materials Technology Renewable Energy
Riser Technology Offshore Drilling
Offshore Pipelines Offshore Terminals
Port and Harbor Structures Offshore Decommissioning
Naval Architecture Arctic Technologies
Marine Engineering Other Related Topics

For questions and inquiries please contact Symposium Chair Ike Udoh at