Eleven panel sessions will give visitors to the SPE Offshore Europe 2013 conference unprecedented access to hear the views of top industry executives, government ministers and discipline specialists.
The panel sessions will all aim to respond to the conference theme, ‘The Next 50 Years’, and they form just one part of the free-to-attend event to be held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre from 3-6 September 2013.
Malcolm Webb, Chairman for SPE Offshore Europe 2013 and Chief Executive of industry trade association Oil & Gas UK, said: “The current strong resurgence in activity shows that the offshore oil and gas industry has an exciting and important future ahead of it, with planned projects we already know about spanning the next 50 years. However, with great opportunities come great challenges. Accordingly, at the Offshore Europe 2013 conference, we are bringing together leaders from the industry, government and other stakeholders to address the issues of the moment.
“The conference will be twice the size of anything which Offshore Europe has staged before and will embrace commercial, employment, operational, safety and environmental aspects as well as the policy and regulatory framework in which the industry operates. This will be the definitive event for our industry as it moves through the 21st century.”
Five of the panel sessions have a confirmed line-up of speakers – the remaining six sessions will be announced next month. These sessions range from oil and gas in the future energy mix, North Sea drilling and industry progress since Macondo to technology and decommissioning. Conference delegates will have the opportunity to put their questions to the speakers at the end of each session.