Chair’s Address: January 2020

by david

Chair’s Address: January 2020

by david

by david

Dear SPE Aberdeen members, colleagues and friends,

Happy New Year Everyone!

We have a very exciting start to 2020 with the visit of SPE President Shauna Noonan on January 22nd. Shauna will be attending the SPE Aberdeen Board meeting and will also give a short talk before the main Evening Technical presentation. It is a great opportunity to hear the direction of the SPE in these challenging times for the industry.

The Evening Technical presentation will be given by Ian Phillips who will be discussing the Energy Transition and the future of the oil and gas industry; we expect a lively debate to ensue after the presentation!

Our Young Professional team will be taking their first Tech Tour of 2020 to TechnipFMC ROV. We are grateful to all the companies that host these Tech Tours; a lot of work goes into preparing for the tours and ensuring everyone is safe through the visit. Also, they are often conducted outside of normal working hours. TechnipFMC will be letting our YPs loose on their ROV simulator – what a great opportunity. Perhaps TechnipFMC are aiming to obtain a few “before“ videos for their training programme.

Continuing Education are working on a couple of new symposium themes for 2020; we are hoping to make some announcements shortly. In the meantime there are calls for abstracts open for Seismic 2020, DEVEX 2020, Topsides UK 2020, EuALF 2020, Alternatives to Welding and Well Abandonment 2020.

If you haven’t spoken at one of our events before then make 2020 your year. It starts with the submission of a 200-word abstract and there will be plenty of support from SPE Aberdeen and the event committees to help you share your expertise with the industry. Go on, have a go!

Have a great 2020.


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