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Chair's Address: September 2021

Chair's Address: September 2021

September 2021

Friends & Colleagues, It’s the 1st day of September as I write this, where has the year gone? September is the traditional start of our new session in SPE Aberdeen. The feedback we received from our recent member's survey was greatly appreciated and has given us pointers and valuable ideas on how to deliver the work of the Section. A huge thanks to everyone that responded and in case you missed it, the winner of the prize draw was Matthew Law of BP. We often talk of our Mission “To collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.” Equally important nowadays is our Vision, “Advance the oil and gas community’s ability to meet the world’s energy demands in a safe, environmentally responsible, and sustainable manner.” Our industry is under closer scrutiny by the public than we have ever seen, and in many cases under threat from individuals and groups with strong held beliefs. It is incumbent on all of us to deliver our Vision and demonstrate the Oil & Gas industry’s crucial position within the journey to Net Zero. Over the next month or two we are dipping our toes into in-person meet ups and smaller events. We’ve been looking at suitable venues to host hybrid events to ensure that we provide a safe and comfortable environment to our members who either choose to join in person and those who opt to participate virtually. We’ve learned a great deal about the digital world and the feedback received will be taken onboard to further enhance inclusion and value from our various programmes. Until next month, Graham Graham Dallas SPE Aberdeen Chair

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