SPE Offshore Europe executive committee appointed and setting the agenda for “pivotal” event in 2017

11 Aug 2016

A sixteen-strong executive committee of industry experts has been appointed for SPE Offshore Europe 2017 and is working on the theme and topics for the event which will take place in Aberdeen from 5-8 September 2017 when the industry will have faced the longest and most severe downturn in decades.

Conference chair Catherine MacGregor, president Europe & Africa, Schlumberger says that SPE Offshore Europe 2017 will be a landmark in the event’s 44 year history, being held when the industry is reinventing itself and finding new ways of working in a prolonged low oil price environment.

“SPE Offshore Europe 2017 will set an agenda that will reflect the strategic, commercial, behavioural and technical issues that will shape the future of the industry for the next ten years,” said Ms. MacGregor.  “Directions have to be taken and decisions made that will impact the oil and gas landscape for years to come.  SPE Offshore Europe 2017 will bring the industry from around the world together to address these issues at a pivotal time.”

The SPE Offshore Europe 2017 executive committee members are:

Roger Ader, Partner and Global Head of Energy and Power, Rothschild
Gordon Ballard, Executive Director, IOGP (International Association of Oil & Gas Producers)
Kamel Ben Naceur, Director for Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, IEA
David Clark, Regional President EAF, Aker Solutions
Tim Dodson, Executive Vice President Exploration, Statoil ASA
Simon Flowers, Chairman, Energy and Chief Analyst, Wood Mackenzie
Alan Grant, ‎Executive Chairman, Raffles Energy
Neil McCulloch, President, North Sea, EnQuest
Paul McDade, Chief Operating Officer, Tullow
Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive, Oil & Gas UK
Maria Moræus Hanssen, Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE E&P International SA
Elisabeth Proust, Managing Director, Total UK Limited
Wonuola Scott, Principal Data Transformation Analyst, IHS Rushmore Reviews
Troy Stewart, Divisional Manager, Lifecycle Services, Process Automation, ABB
David White, Senior Technology Advisor, Schlumberger
Clay Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Oilwell Varco

SPE Offshore Europe has been held biennially in Aberdeen since 1973.  It is the largest and technically foremost offshore E&P conference and exhibition outside North America.  In 2015 the event attracted over 1,500 international exhibitors and 56,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. SPE Offshore Europe 2017 will be held at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Details on the free-to-attend conference and its plenary, keynote and technical programme sessions as well as the Call for Papers will be launched in September 2016.  Supporting the 2017 conference will be an agenda of topical lunches, breakfast briefings, country briefings and an investment workshop.  A new Decommissioning Zone featuring an exhibition and a conference area has been launched for 2017.

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