Looking to the future

A 16-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 against the backdrop of one of the longest and most severe downturn in decades.

Conference chairman Catherine MacGregor, president Europe & Africa, Schlumberger, said 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.

She added: “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 10 years.

“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.”

A new Decommissioning Zone featuring an exhibition and a conference area will be launched at the event.

The SPE Offshore Europe 2017 executive committee members are:

Roger Ader, Partner and Global Head of Energy and Power, Rothschild
Gordon Ballard, Executive Director, 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
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, ENGIE E&P
Elisabeth Proust, Managing Director, Total UK
Wonuola Scott, Principal Data Transformation Analyst, IHS Rushmore Reviews
Troy Stewart, Divisional Manager, Lifecycle Services, ABB
David White, Senior Technology Advisor, Schlumberger
Clay Williams, Chairman, National Oilwell Varco

Meanwhile, a new publication launched by Oil & Gas UK – “Maintenance Optimisation Reviews: Sharing Experience and Learning” – will contribute to industry efforts to promote improvements in major accident hazard management and operational efficiency on offshore oil and gas installations.

Mick Borwell, HSE Policy Director, Oil & Gas UK, said: “The industry’s focus on ensuring the continued safety of offshore operations means equipment maintenance must be carried out to the highest standards.

“Maintenance regimes are subject to regular review to ensure they remain fit-for-purpose and enable operators to continue safely operating equipment and achieve their business objectives.

“By capturing the experience of specialists in maintenance and asset integrity, we believe this document will improve awareness of how the industry can optimise maintenance reviews to deliver safe, reliable and sustainable operations and contribute to tackling the backlog in safety critical maintenance.”

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