International oil and gas companies, governments and leading academics will gather to give their views on the global potential of shale and tight gas and coal bed methane at the second Unconventional Gas Aberdeen conference and exhibition on November 27 and 28. David Chenier, President, UK for Conoco-Phillips will give a speech at the two-day event at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. Delegates who will also hear from operators such as Chevron, Instinct Energy and Dart Energy.
Leading experts from industry and governments in the UK, Australia, Middle East, Africa, China and Poland will speak about the challenges and opportunities that need to be overcome to maximise the potential from unconventional, or tight – difficult to access – gas.
With growing interest and scrutiny surrounding shale developments, the event is expected to draw an international audience and also highlight opportunities for the local supply chain.
It will be chaired by Tom Pickering, co-founder of Composite Energy, and is being organised by an industry-led committee supported by Aberdeen City Council, industry technology facilitator ITF and the Aberdeen section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Mr Pickering said: “Activity in the unconventional gas sector has grown over the last year but the resource by its very nature can be difficult to access.
“There are challenges that need to be addressed around the fiscal regimes, land pricing, technology and infrastructure and this conference will bring the right people together to really tackle those big issues and share findings from around the world.”