Artificial intelligence, energy diversification and the transformation of the workforce will be amongst the major talking points at SPE Offshore Europe 2019.
Senior international industry figures will co-chair the keynote sessions which also includes late life and decommissioning, underwater innovation, transformative technologies to lower the carbon footprint, digital security, integrated technologies, digitalisation, standardisation and finance.
The event will take place from 3-6 September at the new GBP 333 million The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), under the theme: “Breakthrough to Excellence – Our license to operate”.
Michael Borrell, SPE Offshore Europe 2019 Conference Chair & Senior Vice President, North Sea and Russia at Total says, “Our committee is full of international oil and gas industry leaders and they have developed an excellent programme which gets to the heart of the main opportunities and challenges facing the region.”
“Offshore Europe 2019 is a great opportunity for us to challenge ourselves in the North Sea basin. I want the event to not just look at what is going well in the North Sea but to engage with the best of what is happening across the world. It is only by sharing best practice and being open to new ideas that we truly have the opportunity to break through to excellence,” adds Borrell.
The SPE Offshore Europe 2019 technical committee has been selected and is charged with shortlisting the 80 plus papers that are to be presented throughout the four days. The deadline for submissions is 28 January 2019.
After a successful introduction two years ago, the 2019 event will include an expanded Decommissioning Zone to include late life.
The organisers are also incorporating an ENGenious Zone into SPE Offshore Europe 2019 after the success of the inaugural event in Aberdeen earlier this year. This area will highlight innovations in robotics, data analytics, automation and advanced communications ahead of the next standalone event in 2020.
The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and social enterprise, Elevator, will also run a start-up zone, providing exposure to the most exciting new companies in the sector.
Phil Chandler, Director of SPE’s Europe and Caspian Events comments, “Led by our experienced co-chairs, there will be a strong mix of discussion of both current and future issues facing the region across all four days. Events like SPE Offshore Europe 2019 provide a platform for the industry to come together and discuss what really matters – and this programme showcases that.”