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SPE Offshore Europe 2019 - Breakthrough to excellence

11 July 2019

As the global climate change debate heats up and the oil and gas industry embraces a more digitalised and sustainable role in the energy transition, leaders and innovators from across the energy mix will unite at SPE Offshore Europe 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Over four days, from 3-6 September, world-class speakers, leading academics and technology transformers, will converge at the new £333 million P&J Live event complex. Under the theme: ‘Breakthrough to excellence – our license to operate’ delegates will listen, learn and be part of discussions to tackle the industry’s current challenges and promote future opportunities.

The 2019 conference chair, Michael Borrell, Total’s Senior Vice President, North Sea and Russia, and SPE President, Sami Alnuaim from Saudi Aramco, are expected to welcome more than 35,000 visitors and 900 exhibitors to the biennial exhibition and conference.

The executive keynote address will be delivered by Patrick Pouyanné, President & CEO of Total. Wael Sawan, Shell’s Upstream Director; Doug Pferdehirt, TechnipFMC CEO; Karl Johnny Hersvik CEO of AkerBP and Hinda Gharbi, Schlumberger’s Executive Vice President Reservoir & Infrastructure will form the opening plenary panel alongside Christiana Figueres, former UNFCCC Executive Secretary and Convenor of Mission 2020.

Energy transition, artificial intelligence and the transformation of the workforce will be amongst the major talking points at SPE Offshore Europe 2019.

Senior international industry figures will co-chair the keynote sessions which also includes decommissioning and late life, underwater innovation, transformative technologies to lower the carbon footprint, digital security, integrated technologies, digitalisation, standardisation and finance.


Attendees will have the opportunity to engage directly with technical experts from more than 900 companies on the exhibition floor, from international market leaders to new, innovative technology companies.

After a successful introduction two years ago, the highly popular ‘Decommissioning Zone’ will return as the expanded ‘Late Life and Decommissioning Zone’. The zone, which is free-to-attend, will include decommissioning service and technology providers as well as a conference theatre programme. More than 11,000 highly-targeted technical, commercial and government professionals are expected to attend.

An ‘ENGenious Zone’ is being incorporated into SPE Offshore Europe 2019 after the success of the inaugural event in Aberdeen in 2018. This area will highlight innovations in robotics, data analytics, automation and advanced communications ahead of the next standalone ENGenious event in 2020.

The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and social enterprise, Elevator, will also run a start-up zone, providing exposure to the most exciting new companies in the sector.


Attendees can expand their technical knowledge with exceptional insight and best practice at the industry’s largest free-to-attend conference. The content, produced in association with SPE, will comprise four days of keynote, technical, financial and special sessions enabling delegates to stay informed and competitive.

In addition to breakfast briefings and topical lunches, more than 50 technical papers will be presented.

Speakers representing government organisations, service companies and E&P majors including Total, Shell, Premier Oil, DNV GL, TechnipFMC, Chevron, BHGE, Equinor, Weatherford, Halliburton, Schlumberger and NOV, among others will present and discuss the topics most relevant to Europe’s offshore sector.

For the first time, SPE Offshore Europe is partnering with the Financial Times to provide delegates with an insight to the role of finance in the upstream oil and gas industry. The FT Oil & Gas Finance and Investment Forum's theme will be ‘Securing the Future in a Rapidly Evolving Energy Landscape’.

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