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Top 5 seminars to attend at the Oil and Gas Industry Conference 2014


The inaugural Oil & Gas UK Conference is set to take place in Aberdeen this June, featuring BP's Trevor Garlick and AMEC's John Pearson amongst many other key speakers. The two-day conference in Aberdeen will also feature over 20 seminars for delegates to attend, plus the chance to reflect on the Oil & Gas UK Activity Survey Report published early this year.

With an exhibition arena to walk around too, its important to use the time wisely, so here's our pick of the top 5 seminars to attend at this year's Oil & Gas Conference:

The UK Upstream Oil and Gas Supply Chain - Capabilities and Opportunities

  • Date: Wednesday 11th June
  • Time: 13:30
  • Speakers: Alex Milward (EY), Robin Davies (Subsea 7), John Pearson (AMEC), Gordon Ballard (Schlumberger), Stephen Marcos Jones (Oil & Gas UK)
  • Description: This session presents latest statistics that reveal an economic gem. Over 3,000 companies are active in the UK upstream oil and gas supply chain, and this seminar will shed light on why its crucial to maximising economic recovery.

Breathing New Life Into Exploration

  • Date: Wednesday 11th June
  • Time: 14:30 estimated start
  • Speakers: Simon Toole (Exploration & Development DECC), Nick Fretwell (Total), Hamish Wilson (SLR), Oonagh Werngren MBE (Oil & Gas UK)
  • Description: Following the publication of the Wood Review, this session will hear what steps have been taken to improve exploration in the North Sea. Delegates will also learn how changes have impacted exploration programmes and what more needs to be done.

Rejuvenation: Maximising Economic Recovery From our Assets

  • Date: Wednesday 11th June
  • Time: 16:30 estimated start
  • Speakers: Ruud Zoon (GDF SUEZ E&P Nederland B.V. and Chairman Nogepa), Calum McGregor (Taqa Bratani), Rob Kuyper (Shell), Derek Cowie (DECC)
  • Description: 50 years into the exploration and development of the North Sea and what can we learn from the about infrastructure access and rejuvenation? Discover the key insights from these UK rejuvenation projects and how the work is continuing in light of the Wood Review.

Subsurface Data Management and the Wood Review

  • Date: Thursday 12th June
  • Time: 10:30
  • Speakers: Malcolm Flemming (CDA), Phil Harrison (DECC)
  • Description: The profile of this crucial discipline will clearly increase in the coming years. Delegates at this session will have the opportunity to examine and comment on the value of these measures towards MER UK as seen from the Operators’ and DECC’s perspectives.

Production Efficency: Raising Our Game

  • Date: Thursday 12th June
  • Time: 12:00 estimated start
  • Speakers: Derek Cowie (DECC), Jim House (Apache North Sea), Ian Sharp (Fairfield), Oonagh Werngren MBE (Oil & Gas UK)
  • Description: In 2013 Pilot issued a challenge to operators in the UKCS to increase production efficiency from North Sea Fields to 80% by 2016. This session’s speakers will focus on how the industry has responded to the challenge and discuss what can be learnt.

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