YP Simplified Series. The Future of the Oil and Gas Industry by Ian Phillips, OGIC

April 2018

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YP Simplified Series Presents: The Future of the Oil and Gas Industry by Ian Phillips, Chief Executive OGIC (The Oil and Gas Innovation Centre) and Chair SPE Aberdeen Section

Registration and networking from 6.00 pm, with the event starting at 6.45 pm


“The Future of the Oil and Gas Industry” presents two very contradictory views of the future of the oil and gas industry around the world.

The first half presents a very positive view of the industry – growing energy demand and global population, continually increasing conventional reserves, and a wide range of potential new sources of oil and gas including shale oil and gas, tar sands and oil shales, heavy oils.

The second half reviews the potential impact of climate change on the industry – in less than 15 years we will likely have exceeded a 2ᵒC rise in the temperature of the planet – conducting an unprecedented experiment with the planet we live on.

Something will have to change – and fast.


2017-q1-ian-phillips-sat-down-at-stairIan has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, including 18 years with oil companies (Shell, BP, Marathon and Ramco) and 6 years with a service company (Halliburton). In 2007 he was a founding Director of CO2DeepStore Limited, a company seeking to provide the service of CO2 capture and storage.

He holds an M.Eng. in Petroleum Engineering (Heriot Watt 1983); an MBA (Open University 1994); is a Chartered Petroleum Engineer; and a Fellow of the Energy Institute.



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Free to attend but booking is essential.

Any problems with booking please get in touch with Diane Wood aberdeen.manager@spe-uk.org