Chairs Address – October 2019

by david

Chairs Address – October 2019

by david

by david

Dear SPE Aberdeen members, colleagues and friends,

SPE Aberdeen kicked of the new session with several looks towards the future of the North Sea Basin. The evening technical presentation was given by members of the Outer Moray Firth Special Interest Group demonstrating MER collaboration in action. Meanwhile our YPs were learning how to manage corrosion in our ageing North Sea assets. The digitisation of the oilfield will be enabled by Inwell Surveillance and Monitoring technologies and methods which were discussed at this month’s Continuing Education seminar.

Talking of collaboration, technological and process innovation. If you have a story to tell about your successes then what better way to celebrate them than participate in the 34th Offshore Achievements Awards. This is the most prestigious award ceremony recognising the UK Offshore industries.

Alongside the traditional awards for individuals, companies and technologies which are making an impact on our local industry there is a new award sponsored by CNOOC: Energy Transition for Future Generations. It will be fascinating to see what innovations the applicants will bring to this new category.

Applications are open now at www.spe-oaa.org; you will find application forms along with videos of last year’s competition containing interviews with the finalists as well as footage of the award ceremony itself.

You can become involved in other ways. We are grateful to TAQA for continuing their principal sponsorship of the Offshore Achievement Awards. There are opportunities to sponsor individual achievement awards – about half have already gone so don’t leave it too late. Of course, you can attend the Offshore Achievement Awards on March 19th 2020 either by booking a table or an individual place. It is a great evening of celebration and inspiration. I hope I will see many of you there.

In the coming weeks the YPs will be engaging with new professionals in the industry at their New Members Night. We will continue to address the digitisation of the oilfield with our Cyber Security Conference – How Safe is your Asset? The Evening Technical Meetings will continue on the MER theme with Serica Energy presenting What’s in the Margin? Rising to the Challenge of Developing Marginal Reserves.

Lots to get involved with, see you there!

Kenny

Kenny McAllister

SPE Aberdeen Chair

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