Dear SPE Aberdeen members, colleagues and friends,
This is my last newsletter as SPE Aberdeen Chair. My two-year tenure is coming to an end and Graham Dallas has been confirmed as our incoming Chair with Irina Krylova as the new Vice Chair. Graham has been alongside me in all aspects of the ups and downs of the last two years and will take over with a clear view of the challenges and opportunities. I wish them both an enjoyable and successful tenure.
There are a number of people I must publicly thank before I hand over the baton. Firstly, our tremendous Contractor Team – Section Manager Diane Wood, Admin Assistant Louise Thomas and Treasurer Lorraine Mutch. Their dedication, personal sacrifice and positivity through challenging times has been an inspiration to me and so many others in the SPE Aberdeen team.
Secondly our supporters amongst the Operator and Supply Chain communities. SPE Aberdeen pivoted hard to continue our mission of technical exchange in an environment no one could have imagined. Their support with technical contributions, employees time and consistent financial support allowed us to move forward.
Our Events Partners Mearns & Gill and the team at TECA need a special mention too. Events are part of our lives but for M&G and TECA it is their lives. They were turned upside down. We have sailed together through some choppy seas but their flexibility and solution focus has seen us through. I believe we have shared more than before about our goals, aspirations and constraints and through that have created a stronger partnership for the future.
Finally, my gratitude and admiration go to our team of volunteers. Finding time in their increasing busy lives to take decisions and actions that move the technical needle forward and allow themselves and the whole SPE community to build new connections.
Stay happy and healthy in 2021,
SPE Aberdeen Chair