High-profile industry figures – including new UK North Sea entrants and prominent voices within the supply chain – are to top the bill at simultaneous breakfast briefings in London and Aberdeen at the launch of a key industry report next month.
Phil Kirk, chief executive officer of Chrysaor, and Romain Chambault, european director of Oilfield Equipment for Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), will join Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive Deirdre Michie and Market Intelligence Manager Ross Dornan, at the launch of the organisation’s Business Outlook 2019 in Aberdeen on Wednesday, March 20.
In London, Oil & Gas UK’s Upstream policy director, Mike Tholen, will be joined by Jonathan Roger, chief executive officer of Siccar Point Energy, John Kerr, vice president of engineering & technology (Oilfield Equipment) at Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), and lead business adviser at OGUK Sophie-Guy Pearson.
The events, sponsored by Deloitte (Aberdeen) and White & Case (London), will look at opportunities and challenges facing the whole industry in 2019 – both for exploration and production companies as well as different areas of the supply chain.
Commenting ahead of the events, Oil & Gas UK’s stakeholder and communications director Gareth Wynn said:
“Oil & Gas UK’s Business Outlook report is very widely read by those interested in our industry with last year’s edition being downloaded more than 165,000 times.
"The report will provide valuable insight into industry performance and some of the most pressing questions it faces as we move through 2019, using the latest data provided by both operators and the supply chain.
“We are delighted to have secured such high-profile industry leaders to speak at both our Aberdeen and London events, offering first-hand strategic insights on what the trends in the report really mean for the UK’s offshore oil and gas sector.”
Graham Hollis, senior partner for Deloitte’s Aberdeen office, said: “While pressures remain on the oil and gas sector, there is a strong sense of renewed optimism about the future of the UKCS after a challenging couple of years and I’d hope to see some of this optimism, as well as evidence of the industry’s resilience and willingness to adapt, reflected in this year’s Business Outlook.
“The continuing high levels of M&A activity indicate that the appetite to invest in the basin remains positive, while a persistent focus on innovative thinking and the use of new technologies will be vital to deliver the further operational efficiency improvements required to achieve MER.
"The Aberdeen Oil & Gas UK Breakfast Briefing provides an invaluable platform for the 2019 Business Outlook’s findings and allows the industry, and wider business community, to come together to consider the opportunities and challenges for the year ahead.”