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SPE Offshore Europe 2013 – The Next 50 Years

31st January 2013

SPE Offshore Europe 2013 to focus on future production and supply chain in the UK oil and gas industry

SPE Offshore Europe 2013 – The Next 50 Years
Senior representatives from the global industry, UK and international governments and academia will come together to lead the debates during the four-day conference

‘The Next 50 Years’ of the UK’s oil and gas industry will be the theme for the forthcoming SPE Offshore Europe conference to be held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre from 3-6 September 2013.  

Senior representatives from the global industry, UK and international governments and academia will come together to lead the debates during the four-day conference. The event is organised by The Offshore Europe Partnership, a joint venture between Reed Exhibitions Ltd. and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).  

Malcolm Webb, chairman for SPE Offshore Europe 2013 and chief executive of industry trade association Oil & Gas UK, said: “The conference will be forward looking, extending the far too short a time frame frequently expressed around the UK offshore oil and gas industry’s potential future.

“There are many decades of life left in the region. We are extending the producing life of many existing fields and numerous new developments will continue to come on stream in the future. We also have a magnificent supply chain operating both in the UK province and internationally. A huge selection of these goods and services will be on display in the largest exhibition of the show’s history.”

The opening plenary session will focus on the conference theme and will be forward looking in nature. Chaired by Mr Webb, the panel will comprise four high profile industry and government figures. Already confirmed are Sam Laidlaw, Chief Executive of Centrica; Bob Keiller, Chief Executive of Wood Group; and Andrew Gould, Chairman of BG. They will be joined by a senior UK government minister.

SPE Offshore Europe is the largest upstream oil and gas exhibition and conference outside North America, and is held every two years in Europe’s energy capital of Aberdeen. September 2013 will be the event’s fortieth anniversary.