Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) CEO, David Whitehouse will chair the conference and executive committee for SPE Offshore Europe 2025 (OE25) being held at P&J Live, Aberdeen from September 2-5, 2025.

SPE Offshore Europe is organised by The Offshore Europe Partnership, a joint venture between RX (Reed Exhibitions) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). Commenting on behalf of the partnership, SPE President, Terry Palisch said: “We are thrilled to welcome David Whitehouse as the Conference Chair for SPE Offshore Europe 2025. As the CEO of Offshore Energies UK, a pivotal figure representing the UK's offshore energy industry, he brings thorough insights into the challenges and opportunities of this transformative era. David's leadership promises a fresh perspective, paving the way for the industry's transition. His strategic direction will navigate the conference towards dynamic discussions on emerging topics, creating an environment of innovation and progress. Under his stewardship, OE25 will spotlight pertinent topics, sparking collaborative efforts to propel the industry towards the era of unprecedented growth and pioneering advancements.”

OEUK Chief Executive David Whitehouse said: “SPE Offshore Europe remains a key fixture for our collaborative, innovative industry and I’m pleased to take on the role of chair. The conference shines a spotlight on the UK sector and its excellent people to a global audience. As we consider the national and global challenges facing us, we must make sure everyone understands the enormous potential benefits of a transition led by integrated homegrown energies – oil, gas, hydrogen and wind and more.”

The executive and technical committees will be in place in the first quarter of 2024 and the theme for OE25 agreed thereafter.

Approximately 30,000 people and 800 exhibitors attended the 50th anniversary edition of SPE Offshore Europe in September 2023.

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