Salmond to spell out Scot-Govt plans for maximising oil and gas output

Oil and Gas UKOil & Gas UK is holding a flagship industry conference tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday in Aberdeen with the key theme being ‘maximising economic recovery’.

Addressing the question: “How can we develop a sustainable future for the UK oil and gas industry?”  keynote political speakers include:

  • First Minister, Alex Salmond MSP
  • Helen Dickinson, HMT
  • Trevor Garlick, BP
  • John Pearson, AMEC
  • Stephen Speed, DECC
  • Sir Ian Wood
  • Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury
  • Jens Skov-Spilling, Danish Energy Agency
  • Eric Kreft, EBN
  • Johannes Kjode, NPD


Chaired by Malcolm Webb, Oil & Gas UK Chief Executive, the conference will combine main plenary sessions with focussed parallel streams, allowing you to tailor each day to your own areas of interest and expertise. The conference will break into parallel conference streams on four occasions over the two days:

Wednesday 11 June – 1.30 pm

  • The UK Upstream Oil and Gas Supply Chain – Capabilities and Opportunities
  • Access to Capital for E&P Companies
  • Environmental Knowledge; Minimising Impacts
  • Breathing New Life Into Exploration
  • Lawyers: Blockers or Enablers?


Wednesday 11 June – 3.45 pm

  • Servicing the World – Demand for the UK’s Oil and Gas Supply Chain
  • Access to Capital for SMEs
  • EU Offshore Safety Directive: Implications for the UKCS
  • Rejuvenation: Maximising Economic Recovery From our Assets
  • Pulling the Leadership Lever


Thursday 12 June – 10.30 am

  • Subsurface Data Management and the Wood Review
  • UK Energy Policy and the Changing Energy Mix
  • Evolution of Well Life Cycle Practices
  • Production Efficiency: Raising Our Game
  • Resilience, Helicopters and the Challenge of Transferring the Workforce Offshore


Thursday 12 June – 1.30 pm

  • Improving Exploration Success Through Better Data Management
  • Unconventional Gas
  • The UKCS Fiscal Framework: Is It Fit For Purpose?
  • Technology: Innovating For Success
  • Safety

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