Aberdeen launch for UK Oil and Gas survey 2014

Stephen Marcos Jones
Stephen Marcos Jones

Attendees will hear first-hand the latest economic forecasts for the oil and gas industry at four industry events hosted by the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, Oil & Gas UK. 

All events will focus on the findings of Oil & Gas UK’s 2014 survey of its members’ investment, production and exploration plans, highlighting what lies ahead for companies across the UK. Oil & Gas UK’s Activity Survey has, for over ten years, provided an authoritative overview of industry performance, trends and forecasts.

There will be four events:

Aberdeen Breakfast Briefing 
Wednesday 26 February, 7.00am – 9.30am
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen, AB23 8BL

London Breakfast Briefing 
Thursday 27 February, 8.00am – 10.00am
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Exchange House, London, EC2A 2HS

Newcastle Lunch Briefing
Thursday 27 February, 12.00 noon – 2.00pm
St. James’ Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST

Norwich Lunch Briefing
Friday 28 February, 12.00 noon – 2.00pm
The Space, Norwich, NR7 8SQ

On the announcement of the event, Oil & Gas UK’s business development director, Stephen Marcos Jones, said: 

“This roadshow of events presents a great opportunity to network with industry colleagues and to be informed of the latest developments in the UK oil and gas sector. Guests will be amongst the first to hear what lies in store for 2014, when the findings of our latest Activity Survey are revealed, outlining the new developments likely to offer real potential for national and local companies.”

The Aberdeen breakfast briefing, sponsored by Petrotechnics Limited, will be chaired by Malcolm Webb, chief executive, Oil & Gas UK. Oil & Gas UK’s economic and commercial director Mike Tholen will also be speaking at the event alongside Lindsay Wexelstein, lead analyst – UK and Southern Europe, Wood Mackenzie. They will later be joined on the panel by James Edens of CNR International, Rob Buchan of GDF Suez E&P and Oil & Gas UK’s Oonagh Werngren MBE.

Oil & Gas UK’s Michael Tholen will be chairing the London breakfast, sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and The Royal Bank of Scotland, with Adam Davey, senior business analyst, Oil & Gas UK and Lindsay Wexelstein of Wood Mackenzie speaking. They will be joined on the panel by CNR International’s James Edens and Oonagh Werngren MBE of Oil & Gas UK.

The Newcastle lunch, chaired by Marshall Hall, energy policy manager, Oil & Gas UK, will feature Ronan Ferguson, senior business analyst, Oil & Gas UK, who will be joined by Ian Clifford, CEO, px Group.

In Norwich, Chloe Smith MP, Member of Parliament for Norwich North will be speaking alongside Oil & Gas UK’s Adam Davey. They will be joined on the panel by Keith Murphy, operations manager, GDF Suez E&P UK and Karis Vieira, business analyst, Oil & Gas UK. The event will also be chaired by Michael Tholen of Oil & Gas UK.

2013 had the potential to be a transformational year – seeing the highest ever capital spend on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

However, with latest figures illustrating the tough state of exploration in Britain’s waters, now more than ever – the sector cannot afford to be complacent. The events will address what must be done in 2014 in order to maximise economic recovery from this country’s indigenous resources and maximise opportunity for operators and companies in the supply chain in 2014 and beyond.

Stephen Marcos Jones concludes: 

“Success for the oil and gas industry means a significant contribution to the UK economy; a secure supply of energy for our homes and businesses; and support for 450,000 jobs. We hope this series of events will improve connectivity between the energy hubs and act as a catalyst to increase investment opportunities.”

Spaces are limited, so please book online here to avoid disappointment.


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