HOUSTON, Oct. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recently, DNV GL hosted the 15th Annual Technology Seminar in Houston. "Over the years we've experienced great growth with this event," said Bjorn-Harald Bangstein Regional Manager - Maritime Advisory, Americas. "This year the success surpassed all expectations with registration numbers more than doubling" he continued. This is greatly in part to the new focus modules and customer driven content.

Peter Bjerager, Director of Division Americas Oil & Gas, explained the changes in DNV GL's Technology Seminar by adding that, "After fourteen years of successful workshops we've reevaluated how these events are structured. After assessing what clients need most, the courses are mapped out and experts are assigned as in-class resources." By establishing the Technology Seminar into focused modules the experts of DNV GL are able to address current issues and concerns.

"In a depressed economy it's important that we continue to eliminate waste, improve efficiencies, and promote the use of technology industry wide. This event supports DNV GL's focus on being thought leaders throughout the industries we serve." said Paal Johansen, Vice President and Maritime Regional Director for DNV GL.

The technology seminar encourages collaboration and defines client's needs. "By opening our doors and offering these courses we see customers, regulators, and competitors alike all sitting in the same room, asking questions, and seeking solutions from DNV GL" said Paal Johansen. He continued, "DNV GL is an industry leader with more than 150 years of experience. This is not our first rodeo. We've been through changes in the economy and we understand what's needed to guide clients through these rough waters."

For information, or copies of materials presented at the 2015 Technology Seminar, please click here to submit your name and select the topics of interest that you would like information on.

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Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers' decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight. With origins stretching back to 1864, DNV GL's reach today is global. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

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