Energy transition, artificial intelligence and the transformation of the workforce will be just some of the major talking points at SPE Offshore Europe 2019, which takes place at the new P&J Live event complex in Aberdeen


s the global climate change debate heats up and the oil and gas industry

embraces a more digitalised and sustainable role in the energy transition, leaders and innovators from across the energy mix will unite at SPE Offshore Europe 2019 in Aberdeen. Over four days, from 3-6 September,

world-class speakers, leading academics and technology transformers, will converge at the new £333 million P&J Live event complex. Under the theme: ‘Breakthrough to excellence – our license to operate’ delegates will listen, learn and be part of discussions to tackle the industry’s current challenges and promote future opportunities. The 2019 conference chair, Michael

Borrell, Total’s Senior Vice President, North Sea and Russia, and SPE President, Sami Alnuaim from Saudi Aramco, are expected to welcome more than 35,000 visitors and 900 exhibitors to the biennial exhibition and conference. “We have a truly world-class selection

of speakers at this year’s SPE Offshore Europe conference,” explained Borrell. “As well as leaders from the oil and gas industry, such as Patrick Pouyanné, President and CEO of Total, we also have senior international figures from the climate change debate. This will allow us to have a really high-quality discussion about our license to operate and the future of energy.” The executive keynote address will be

delivered by Patrick Pouyanné, while Bernard Looney, Chief Executive of Upstream at BP; Wael Sawan, Shell’s Upstream Director; Doug Pferdehirt, TechnipFMC CEO; Karl Johnny Hersvik CEO of AkerBP and Hinda Gharbi, Schlumberger’s Executive Vice President Reservoir & Infrastructure, will form the opening plenary panel alongside Christiana Figueres, former UNFCCC Executive Secretary and Convenor of Mission 2020. Energy transition, artificial intelligence

and the transformation of the workforce will be amongst the major talking points at SPE Offshore Europe 2019.


‘BREAKTHROUGH TO EXCELLENCE’ IN OIL & GAS Senior international industry figures will

co-chair the keynote sessions which also includes decommissioning and late life, underwater innovation, transformative technologies to lower the carbon footprint, digital security, integrated technologies, digitalisation, standardisation and finance. After a successful introduction two years

ago, the popular ‘Decommissioning Zone’ will return as the expanded ‘Late Life and Decommissioning Zone’. The zone, which is free-to-attend, will include decommissioning service and technology providers as well as a conference theatre programme. An ‘ENGenious Zone’ is being

incorporated into SPE Offshore Europe 2019 after the success of the inaugural event in Aberdeen in 2018. This area will highlight innovations in robotics, data analytics, automation and advanced communications ahead of the next standalone ENGenious event in 2020. The Oil and Gas Technology Centre

(OGTC) and social enterprise, Elevator, will also run a start-up zone, providing exposure to the most exciting new companies in the sector. Attendees can expand their technical

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage directly with technical experts from more than 900 companies on the exhibition floor, from international market leaders to new, innovative technology companies

knowledge at the industry’s largest free- to-attend conference. The content, produced in association with SPE, will comprise four days of keynote, technical, financial and special sessions enabling delegates to stay informed and competitive. In addition to breakfast briefings and

topical lunches, more than 50 technical papers will be presented. Speakers representing government organisations, service companies and E&P majors including Total, Shell, Premier Oil, DNV GL, TechnipFMC, Chevron, BHGE, Equinor, Weatherford, Halliburton, Schlumberger and NOV, among others, will present and discuss the topics most relevant to Europe’s offshore sector. For the first time, SPE Offshore Europe

The conference will comprise four days of keynote, technical, financial and special sessions enabling delegates to stay informed and competitive

is partnering with the Financial Times to provide delegates with an insight to the role of finance in the upstream oil and gas industry. The FT Oil & Gas Finance and Investment Forum's theme will be ‘Securing the Future in a Rapidly Evolving Energy Landscape’. This year, SPE Offshore Europe is being

held at the new P&J Live event centre in Aberdeen. P&J Live is conveniently situated six miles northwest of the city centre, and just a few minutes from the city's new western peripheral route. The centre is a five-minute drive or a 15 minute walk from Aberdeen International Airport and Dyce Train Station, a 20- minute drive from Aberdeen City Centre, and 30 minutes by bus. The contemporary venue encompasses multi-purpose event space, including seven conference suites and three exhibition halls. Registration is now open:

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