The first day of Offshore Europe saw nearly 12,000 visitors through the doors by 1pm at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, show chairman Samir Brikho said tonight.
Speaking at the close of the first day he said the event was lining up to be bigger than ever before but also more international in its focus than previous years.
Mr Brikho, also chief executive of Amec, said: “We have had a very marked move away from the UK and a focus very much on the rest of the world.”
There were delegations from Nigeria and Kazakhstan at the show, “trying to learn to improve and bolster production in a safe way” through learning from the North Sea.
“But also Brazil. This has become a very international event.”
However, he said, talking to exhibitors and visitors, he said there was a lot of uncertainty in the industry, from the economy to technology and the environment.
“Many participants are trying to seek answers to these uncertainties.”