Organisers unveil keynote programme for Offshore Europe

The plenary session at Offshore Europe 2017
Offshore Europe 2017 Plenary session Tuesday 5th. Pic of

Organisers have unveiled the programme for this year’s SPE Offshore Europe, one of the largest exhibitions in the international oil and gas calendar.

Artificial intelligence, upskilling the workforce and energy diversification will be among the key themes at the event which will take place at Aberdeen’s new conference centre in September.

Keynote sessions will also focus on themes including late life and decommissioning, underwater innovation, technology to reduce the carbon footprint and digital security.

It will take place at the new £333million The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) from 3-6 September.

Total’s senior vice president for the North Sea and Russia, Michael Borrell, is chairing the conference.

He said: “Our committee is full of international oil and gas industry leaders and they have developed an excellent programme which gets to the heart of the main opportunities and challenges facing the region.

“Offshore Europe 2019 is a great opportunity for us to challenge ourselves in the North Sea basin. I want the event to not just look at what is going well in the North Sea but to engage with the best of what is happening across the world.

“It is only by sharing best practice and being open to new ideas that we truly have the opportunity to break through to excellence.”

The event will feature an expanded Decommissioning Zone after being introduced two years ago, as well as an ENGenious Zone following last year’s inaugural event, covering robotics, advanced communications and data analysis.

The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and social enterprise Elevator will also run a start-up zone for new companies in the sector.

Phil Chandler, director of SPE’s Europe and Caspian Events commented: “Led by our experienced co-chairs, there will be a strong mix of discussion of both current and future issues facing the region across all four days.

“Events like SPE Offshore Europe 2019 provide a platform for the industry to come together and discuss what really matters – and this programme showcases that.”