LEADERS of two significant oil and gas companies emerging from periods of transition will reveal what Oil and Gas UK’s latest activity forecasts mean for their businesses at a breakfast briefing on Wednesday, May 26 at the Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen.
Paul de Leeuw, director of strategy at Centrica Energy Upstream, will first relate the activity survey findings of growth in capital expenditure and reserves potential to his company’s position following the acquisition of Aberdeen company Venture Production last year.
He will also offer his perspective on the role and status of gas in the UK’s energy supply.
Nigel Hares, the chief operating officer of new oil and gas operator EnQuest, will shed light on the strategy his company is pursuing in the UK and on his perception of the opportunities and challenges of operating in the province.
Both speakers will then be joined on stage by Alec Carstairs, a senior partner at Ernst and Young, for a panel discussion chaired by OGUK chief executive Malcolm Webb.
Mr Webb said: “The recently published Activity Survey shows there are significant opportunities for new developments on the UK continental shelf. However it also reveals companies are finding it increasingly difficult to turn new reserves into economic production.”
For more information on the event or to book a place, visit the www.oiland gasuk. co.uk/events website.
The first Oil and Gas Outlook North Sea Conference was a big success.
Conference director Hannah Wharrier said the event, held over three days in London, achieved what it set out to do – provide a platform for high-level debate on key issues facing the North Sea now and in the future.