OE & Me stories

  • Sir Ian Wood GBE

    Offshore Europe is a chance to find out what the implications of any changes in the industry will have on your business. This year Sir Ian urges the industry not to cut back on sales and marketing during a downturn and sees Offshore Europe as the ultimate opportunity to gain insight on both home and international markets. The event could be the turning point to get the industry back into a healthier period of investment over the next five to ten years.

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    Steve Swindell, Operations Director, Xodus Group

    SPE Offshore Europe inspires fond memories of Xodus Group’s beginning in 2005 when it was a launch pad for the new company. Xodus believes it continues to be an extremely important event for Aberdeen’s business community. Decommissioning projects are significant for Xodus and Steve is looking forward to the introduction of the new decommissioning zone.

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    Liz Davis-Smith, UK Business and Communications Manager, OPITO

    SPE Offshore Europe has been a central platform for OPITO’s flagship Energise Your Future event since 2009. The event allows OPITO to connect with the next generation of talent across a wide range of international companies and will continue to do so for many years to come.

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  • Hari Vamadevan, Head of UK Oil and Gas, DNV GL

    As the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, DNV GL is a long-standing exhibitor at SPE Offshore Europe. It’s considered a vital event for the company to connect with current and new customers and showcase its capabilities to advance the safety and sustainability of business and the wider industry, both locally and globally.

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    Zoe Ogilvie, Director, BIG Partnership

    BIG has had a presence at SPE Offshore Europe since 2001 and Zoe has seen first-hand how local businesses have benefited since the late 80s. SPE Offshore Europe offers a multitude of unrivalled marketing opportunities including meeting the world oil and gas media. BIG clients attend to promote new services, technologies and to network across the supply chain.

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    Patrick O'Brien, Chief Executive, ITF

    ITF’s Chief Executive Patrick O’Brien has been attending SPE Offshore Europe since the 1990s when the North Sea was pioneering floating production and subsea systems. This year, ITF is one of the programme organisers of  the decommissioning zone and Paddy is looking forward to seeing you there.

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  • Jim Craig, CEO, Ampelmann

    Jim Craig, CEO of Ampelmann, a global leader in Walk to Work solutions, believes that SPE Offshore Europe is the main place to be for companies working in all areas of the North Sea.  He believes that the North Sea has a great future and Ampelmann will play a big part in it.   The company is exhibiting at OE2017 and using the event to showcase new products, meet clients, build profile and convey successes.

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    Jim Milne CBE, Chairman and Managing Director, Balmoral Group

    The Balmoral Group is a long-standing exhibitor and supporter of SPE Offshore Europe – the company’s ‘home exhibition’.  Jim Milne CBE, Chairman and Managing Director, appreciates the benefits that the show, one of the largest in the world, brings to the North-east economy as well as to businesses taking part.  He believes it provides the perfect environment to make contacts from around the world and ‘work hard but have fun while you’re doing it’. 

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    Erik Means, editor-in-chief, Upstream

    Upstream is an award-winning global oil and gas newspaper website with round-the-clock news coverage.  Editor-in-chief, Erik Means, has been reporting from SPE Offshore Europe since the late 1980s. He sees the event as an important gathering place for industry, particularly for the North Sea sector which attracts massive investment, even in down years.  Erik and his team will be reporting from the show again this year, covering stories as the break throughout the week.

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