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Anticipation Builds for SPE Offshore Europe 2023

The countdown is officially on for the 50th anniversary edition of SPE Offshore Europe 2023 with just weeks to go until the event kicks off with a dynamic plenary session.

Register now for the free-to-attend, milestone event which will be held at P&J Live, Aberdeen from 5-8 September and will focus on key topics which face the future of the energy industry. Plenary speakers include:

  • Kamel Ben Naceur – SPE Offshore Europe Conference Chair, 2022 SPE President and CEO of Nomadia Energy Consulting;

  • The Rt Hon Graham Stuart – Minister of State for Energy Security and Net Zero;

  • Gilad Myerson – Executive Chairman, Ithaca Energy;

  • Gordon Birrell – Executive Vice President – Production and Operations, bp;

  • Chris Weaton – Managing Director, Oil & Gas Stifel;

  • Kjetel Digre – President and Chief Executive Officer, Aker Solutions;

  • Jarand Rystad – Chief Executive Officer, Rystad Energy;

  • Stuart Payne – CEO, North Sea Transition Authority;

  • Dr Katharina Beumelburg – Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer, SLB;

  • Maria Claudia Borras – Executive Vice President, Oilfield Services and Equipment, Baker Hughes.

The 2023 conference, curated by SPE (the Society of Petroleum Engineers), is themed ‘Securing sustainable and equitable energy for the next 50 years and beyond’. Twelve strategic panel sessions and 18 technical programme sessions will cover four key topics including digitilisation, energy security, carbon capture and storage, enhanced production performance and energy transition.

The OE Talent Investment and Diversity Events (TIDE) programme will make its debut as part of the technical programme with an aim to bring together a series of programmes across the conference which share the common goal of supporting the future generations of the energy industry. Sessions will include events for school pupils, university students, young professionals and those outside the industry interested in joining the sector.

More than 800 companies and organisations will exhibit at SPE Offshore Europe and more than ten pavilions will feature groups of exhibitors from countries and industry organisations from around the world including Western Australia, China, France, Norway and USA.

The energy transition is playing a more prominent role than ever before, and the show will also introduce ‘Towards Net ZerOE’ for the first time. The new colour- coded trail will highlight exhibitors across all three halls who have a relevant solution to help accelerate the energy transition. Visitors can follow the colour- coded trail via the app, catalogue, website or floorplans and signage to engage with the latest transition solutions and insights.

This year will also see the return of the Energy Transition Theatre and a new Energy Transition Zone as well as net zero topics having a significant presence in the panel and technical conference programmes.

A new Offshore Wind Theatre will host discussions on the role of offshore wind in the changing energy landscape and a Hydrogen Hub will showcase hydrogen technology and know-how helping the acceleration to a cleaner energy future.

A Future Opportunities Theatre will provide free learning and insight on current and upcoming opportunities in late life and decommissioning of offshore assets, and emerging decarbonisation activities including deep geothermal energy and CCUS.

The EIC will host a Collaboration Theatre on their pavilion which will examine the collaborative efforts of industry stakeholders to address targets and achieve set goals. A series of interactive sessions will be held across the four days discussing collaborative experiences across the supply chain on topics including Women in Energy, Addressing the Skill Gap, Decarbonisation Strategies through Technology, Driving Offshore Diversification and Integrated Energy Systems.

Show floor features and the SPE conference programme will also tackle the people and skills needed to work alongside the technologies to deliver the energy transition. New this year, the Future Talent Hub will look at the skills, talent and approaches needed to make sure the industry attracts, retains and develops the people who will manage our energy future.

Jonathan Heastie, Portfolio Director – Energy & Marine at RX (Reed Exhibitions), Co-Organiser with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) said: “It’s been four years since the last physical Offshore Europe and there is a lot of energy among the exhibitors and organisers to reconnect in Aberdeen and push forward on the topics driving the industry.”

Attendees and exhibitors are invited to share their Offshore Europe stories online at on social with #50YearsOfOE.

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