Offshore Europe 2019 To Hold in Scotland’s New, State-of-the-Art Event Complex (TECA)

Offshore Europe 2019 To Hold in Scotland's New, State-of-the-Art Event Complex (TECA)

SPE Offshore Europe Conference & Exhibition 2019 another milestone achievement by Reed Exhibitions Ltd and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), a joint venture partnership, to provide new innovative technologies, source and compare effective solutions for Exploration & Production in oil and gas industry globally. This year’s Offshore Europe will hold on 3 – 6 September, 2019, at The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), Scotland’s brand new, state-of-the-art events venue, and the new home of SPE Offshore Europe from 2019.

The new venue project is being delivered by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Henry Boot Developments and includes a new 12,500 capacity arena, 48.000 Sqm of exhibition space and conferencing for up to 5,000, as well as two on-site hotels with 350 bedrooms and a further 150 rooms coming shortly after opening. The venue is also extremely environmentally friendly boasting its own energy centre, which will use local renewable resources and advanced technologies to produce an energy eco-system.

With over 36,000+ attendees, SPE Offshore Europe is recognised by offshore oil and gas professionals as Europe’s leading E&P event. The event provides a platform where you can directly engage with technical experts from more than 900+ suppliers on the exhibition floor, from international market leaders to new innovative technology companies, to source and compare effective solutions.

In a statement delivered by Michael Borrell, OE19 Conference Chairman, and Senior Vice President, North Sea and Russia at Total, said that the energy industry has to continuously demonstrate its excellence in order to maintain a ‘license to operate’

‘Our license to operate: breaking through to excellence’ will form the theme of the biennial conference and exhibition which will take place in Aberdeen from 3-6 September 2019. Michael Borrell has been appointed conference chair and will lead a committee of international oil and gas industry leaders to develop the plenary, keynote and technical programmes.

“SPE Offshore Europe 2019 will allow the industry to come together and discuss what really matters,” said Mr Borrell, SPE Offshore Europe 2019 conference chair. “It will be important to talk about keeping our costs low, pushing the boundaries of innovation and focusing on excellence in our operations.

“Offshore Europe presents a great opportunity for us to challenge ourselves in the North Sea basin. It’s a harsh and demanding environment that has seen the industry overcome the odds and achieve feats of engineering that will go down in history. But we don’t always get it right and we certainly don’t have a monopoly on good ideas. I want OE2019 to not only look at what is going well in the North Sea but also to engage with the best of what is happening around the world. It is only by sharing best practice and being open to new ideas that we can truly break through to excellence.”

Darcy Spady, 2018 SPE president, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Michael Borrell as conference chair for OE2019. Michael brings extensive leadership, operational and technical expertise from his experience working with an international operator for more than 30 years. More than ever our industry’s operations have to demonstrate levels of excellence in order to maintain a ‘license to operate’; this theme will form the cornerstone of an exciting and relevant conference programme for OE2019 that will be formulated over the coming months by a global committee of industry leaders.”

Vasyl Zhygalo, portfolio director, Offshore Europe Partnership commented: “We will be launching several new features and partnerships in the coming months to deliver more content to different parts of the industry. These will include a Late Life element to the Decommissioning Zone that debuted so successfully in 2017 as well as a Start-up Village and initiatives with a focus on exploration and operator involvement.”

Approximately 36,000 people and 900 exhibitors representing 130 countries attended SPE Offshore Europe 2017.

SPE Offshore Europe is organised by The Offshore Europe Partnership, a joint venture between Reed Exhibitions Ltd and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

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