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SPE Offshore Europe: Breaking Through to Excellence

SPE Offshore EuropeThe bi-annual SPE Offshore Europe is recognised by offshore exploration and production professionals as Europe’s leading E&P event. Attending the event will ensure that you are up-to-date with the most significant technologies and enable you to connect with a global network of thousands of attendees.

This year’s event, to be held from 3 to 6 September, will give visitors and exhibitors the opportunity to engage directly with technical experts, from international market leaders to new innovative technology companies, to source and compare effective solutions. The industry’s largest free-to-attend conference will expand visitors’ technical knowledge with best practices and insights.

The organisers of the SPE have decided to move the event to a new venue. Delivered by Aberdeen City Council, in partnership with Henry Boot Developments, the exhibition and conference will be held at the Event Complex Aberdeen, a brand-new, state-of-the-art venue that will be called P&J Live after its official opening at the end of the summer. Just a five-minute drive from the Aberdeen International Airport, P&J Live is a convenient and accessible location for those coming from near and far. The complex, with a total of 48,000mof event space, is environmentally friendly, featuring its own energy centre, which will use local renewable resources and advanced technologies to produce an energy eco-system.

According to Michael Borell, Conference Chairman of SPE Offshore Europe 2019, this event’s theme will be ‘Our licence to operate: Breaking through the excellence’. This sums up the challenges the industry faces, which must be successfully met if the industry wants to thrive. He explains, “Since we last met in 2017, climate change and the role of the industry in providing affordable, reliable and clean energy has firmly caught the public attention. At this year’s conference we must engage with that concern.” Mr Borell continues, “Offshore Europe 2019 will have three key themes. The first is our license to operate. The industry needs to be credible to society and has to show that it is a real part of the solution to the challenges we all face. The second theme is the need to innovate in order to meet those challenges and the needs of society as a whole. Thirdly, the long-term nature of the industry means it is important to attract talent for the future.

Thousands of Demonstrations and Case Studies Offshore Europe will allow more than 36,000 professionals to engage directly with technical experts from more than 900 suppliers. Thousands of demonstrations and case studies will be presented by a wide range of E&P companies. This year, the popular Decommissioning Zone will return. Following the sector’s recent growth and success, the area will be expanded and now called the Late Life and Decommissioning Zone. It will bring together more than 11,000 technical, business and governmental professionals. The ENGenious Zone will be incorporated again as well. This will highlight innovations in robotics, data analytics, automation and advanced communications. Additionally, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre, and social enterprise Elevator, will run a start-up zone. At the four-day conference, keynote and technical sessions will give attendees an opportunity to stretch their knowledge and learn about recent technical innovations. Discussions and analyses will touch on a wide variety of issues and challenges affecting the industry, from field development and automation to decommissioning and the environment.