DELIVERING MER: North Sea Issues & Conference Speakers: Aberdeen 14 April 2016 (CPD-able for lawyers)

NB; All lawyers; this will be CPD-able as it deals with new legislation – the Collaboration Code under the new Energy Act; this is a first of a kind CPD conference 


OGA logoNorth Sea oil well drillingDear Colleague,

You are invited to attend a conference that we are holding in April at the University of Aberdeen at which we will consider the Issues in Delivering MER within the new environment in which the UKCS is now operating. 

We are confident that we have created the very first conference of this kind, where a range of speakers from academia and industry will debate the major legal, organisational and technical issues, many of which have not yet been discussed or debated in sufficient detail, and are not yet common knowledge.

The conference will offer you significant opportunity to hear from key experts, network with fellow colleagues and get involved in the key areas of discussion.

Find out full details and register for the event here. Upon registration we will send you out a full schedule.


08:30 – 09:00 Arrival and registration, coffee  
09:00 – 10:00 Welcome

Plenary: “The role of Maximising Economic recovery in securing the future of the UK Continental Shelf”

Sir Ian Diamond

Speaker: Paul Goodfellow, Shell


Session chair: Mark Whittet
10:00 – 10:45 Speaker 1

“The legal and policy perspective”

Gunther Newcombe


10:45 – 11:15 Refreshments and networking


11:15 – 12:00 Speaker 2

Collaboration v collusion:”


Graeme Young



12:00 – 12:45 Speaker 3

The Economic Challenges of Cost Reduction

Derek Leith



12:45 – 13.30 Lunch and networking


Session chair: John Scrimgeour
13.30 – 14:05 Speaker 4

Tbc: Other legal issues related to MER


Greg Gordon

University of Aberdeen


14:05 – 14:40 Speaker 5

Why down markets can be good”



Speaker John Pearson




14:40 – 15:15 Speaker 6

The trials and tribulations of technology developments”


Ian Phillips



15:15 – 15:40 Refreshments and networking


15:40 – 16:15 Speaker 7

Budget impacts and implications


Prof Alex Kemp

University of Aberdeen


16:15 – 17:15 Panel Discussion

Q&A session


Chair: John Scrimgeour


Prof Alex Kemp. UoA

Ian Phillips, OGIC

Derek Leith, EY

Graeme Young, CMS      

Gordon Drummond, NSRI

17:15 – 17:30 Close and depart



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