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2015 Events

Event:  SPE Aberdeen 5th European Well Abandonment Seminar

Date: 21 April 2015

Location: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre


This seminar will include industry updates, an expert keynote address and an exhibition of services, equipment and technologies. A pre-conference training course on 20th April will offer an introduction to well abandonment. Organised by professional members of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, this bi-annual seminar and exhibition offers a practical insight into the current challenges of well abandonment. The seminar programme will feature highly relevant presentations with ample opportunity for networking. Delegates will include those involved in the execution and planning for well abandonment including; drilling, completions, projects, well integrity, environmental issues and commercial personnel.


Programme Includes:

Collaboration for efficient well abandonment Decom North Sea


Update on Oil & Gas Well Decommissioning Workgroup GuidelinesTalisman-Sinopec


Cost estimates and what do they really tell us Independent Consultant


Enhanced well construction techniques to reduce well abandonment costs TAM International North Sea


A contractor’s perspective: considerations for selection of cost effective jointed pipe surface equipment solutions for well plug & abandonment on mature platform installations Maidmar Rigless Intervention


Application of isolation scanner power transducers for well integrity in heavy mud systems Shell


North Sea RLWI  well abandonment case study Helix Well Ops UK


Configuring a workover riser system to abandon a subsea field with multiple XT vendors GE


Hindsight advice for the future – learnings from a P&A campaign Shell 


For more information, contact: 01224 495051 


Event: TotalDECOM 2015

Date: 20-22 April 2015

Location: The Hilton, Glasgow


Come to TotalDECOM™ 2015 to learn how the Global Decommissioning Industries – Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Waste Management & Defence tackle their decommissioning responsibilities and explore how learning in one sector can help provide invaluable solutions and cost benefits in another.


TotalDECOM 2015 aims to build on the success of its 2014 conference, by embracing the decommissioning complexities experienced across different decommissioning industries, predominantly within Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Waste Management & Defence.


For more information, contact: Owain Oxenham, 01229 4000223,

Event: OSL – Offshore Supervisory Leadership

Date: 28-30 April 2015

Location: Oil & Gas UK, The Exchange 2, Market Street, Aberdeen AB11 5PJ


Developing hi-performing Offshore Supervisors with Safety, Communication and Teamwork. 

OSL develops the daily behaviour of Offshore Supervisors & Team Leads with portable skills that get  the best out of people and teams – no matter the crew or shift -  and in doing so contribute to offshore performance and onshore communication.


Outcomes include:

Leadership | accountable, responsible and personable leadership - in words and actions 


Performance Management | creates a positive response to real performance management 


Productive Conversations | listening and productively saying what needs to be said


Interpret and Deliver organisation Values Offshore | organisation does it what it says it does


Awareness | more alert, more informed, more safe  


Lead Safety | leading zero tolerance and transforming safety behaviours 


Effective Asset & Beach Communication | from Toolbox Talks to End of Trip Reports


Ability to take a team from forming to performing | and to do it again when the team reforms


Trust | engaged Supervisors who are approachable, competent and respond to accountability 



 For more information, contact: Callum Meikle on (price per person £1275 + vat  inclusive of access to OSL Online and all lunches and refreshments)


Event: Clyde & Co - Global Arbitration Review's GAR Live Energy Disputes conference 

Date: 6 May 2015

Location: St. Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AR


The event, which is to be co-chaired by Michael Polkinghorne, White & Case, Gordon Kaiser, Independent Arbitrator and Paula Hodges QC, Herbert Smith Freehills, has been designed to bring together leading government representatives, practitioners and corporate counsel to discuss the latest issues facing Energy Disputes law.

Panels at this year’s conference include:


•The fall in the price of oil and disputes – what effect? 


•Gas pricing disputes – what’s next?


•Force majeure and impossibility to perform – shades of grey


•Recent BIT cases and the damages fog


For the full programme, speaker list and timings please visit: 


For more information and to book your place at a discounted rate: Please follow the link here


Event:  DEVEX 2015 – Young Professionals Event – How should young professionals cope during a reduced oil price?

Date: 21 May 2015

Location: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre


A panel of leading industry, education and recruitment professionals with experience on the impact of low oil price on employment in the oil and gas industry, will answer your questions and give their views on opportunities that are created during such downturns or how to come through stronger following redundancies.


As a young professional embarking on a career in the Oil and Gas industry, you may have questions such as:


• Will the industry sustain careers for our generation of graduates and young professionals?

• Are there any ‘survival tips’ that can increase your chances of job retention or returning to work?

• What opportunities could be created as a result of a downturn in oil price?


The session will highlight that there are challenges to be faced during a period of reduced oil price; however with shared experiences from our diverse panel members we will hear that opportunities can also arise during difficult times.


Peter Brand – UK Subsurface Manager of TAQA Bratani

Nigel Bradburn – Chairman, Membership and Professional Development at Energy Institute

Chris Flavell – Managing Director, Zinc Consultants Ltd


For more information, contact:

Event: Gorilla Accounting

Date: 21 May 2015

Location: Barclays Escalator,231 Deansgate, Manchester,M3 4EN



Join Gorilla Accounting for the launch of there revolutionary new accountancy service for contractors, freelancers and the self-employed. 


The evening kicks off at 6.30pm with complimentary champagne and canapés throughout the night. Guest speakers include, Tom Cheesewright (BBC Futurologist) & Penny Haslam (Broadcaster and Journalist) 


At Gorilla Accounting they don't want to confuse you by offering a range of different complex packages, we want to keep it simple so you can be sure exactly what you get for your money


For more information, contact: Natasha Bolton at


Event:  Decom Offshore 2015 

Date: 27 May 2015

Location: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre


Decom North Sea will continue to drive and facilitate a sustainable and efficient decommissioning industry by hosting the third Decom Offshore event in Aberdeen on May 27, 2015.

Entitled Decommissioning – The Economic and Operational Challenges, the one-day conference is sponsored by DNV GL and aims to place the decommissioning sector in context at a time when industry is faced with enormous economic and operational pressures.

Bringing over 200 decommissioning professionals together, Decom Offshore 2015 will showcase innovation and encourage collaboration and entrepreneurial flair at this critical time for the North Sea oil and gas industry.

Providing thought-provoking insight from industry leaders, key stakeholders, regulators and members of DNS, the conference will give operators the opportunity to present their current and future decommissioning plans and learn about suppliers’ innovative products and solutions. The suppliers in attendance will explore how business opportunities can be maximised by contributing to the Maximising Economic Recovery strategy through efficient decommissioning practice.


For more information, contact:





2015 Model Contracts Workshop

June 1 - 4, 2015  |  The Balmoral Hotel  |  Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Uisdean Vass, Bond Dickinson LLP
Andy Waters, BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd

AIPN will apply for MCLEs through the State Bar of Texas and CPD credits through SRA (UK).

Find out more and download the programme

The workshop agenda includes presentations and interactive discussions on AIPN model contracts, with a focus on new contracts currently in development or under revision. The 2015 Model Contracts workshop will feature the following contracts:

  • International Farmout Agreement - Revision of 2004 version
  • Unconventional Resource Operating Agreement (2014)
  • Joint Operating Agreement (2012)
  • Drilling Contract and Service Agreement
  • Area of Mutual Interest Agreement
  • LNG Master Sales and Purchase Agreement (2013)

The Workshop will also include a panel discussion on the UK and International implications of the UKCS Maximizing Recovery (Wood) Review, a presentation on developments in international unconventional hydrocarbon resources, and a review of the future of the Scottish oil & gas industry in the wake of the 2014 independence referendum and lower oil price environment given by Fergus Ewing, MSP, Scottish Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism.


Event: SPE London Annual Conference 2015 – Maximising Value of Upstream Oil & Gas

Date: 9-10 June 2015

Location: One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA


Designed for a mix of technical, commercial, and financial professionals and investors, this event will bring together executives from both the oil and gas industry and the financial sector.


London’s prime location at the heart of the global financial sector and its impressive investor profile attracts countless international oil and gas companies seeking to raise capital. Leveraging London’s unique position, the SPE London Annual Conference aims to bring together members of the oil and gas and financial communities. Recently, a sharp decline in oil prices has once again put industry resilience to the test. The programme is designed to address key topical issues that industry players, investors, and financiers face while making policy and investment decisions. Themed “Maximising Value in Upstream Oil and Gas,” this year’s conference will reflect on challenges faced by the industry in this low oil price environment. Presentations will lead to discussions about ways to extract optimum value from existing projects and sustain investments for the industry’s long-term growth worldwide.


The conference provides ample learning, knowledge sharing, and networking opportunities to audiences spanning a wide oil and gas spectrum. The format is conducive to deep insights and discussions about industry issues with senior oil and gas industry and financial sector executives, oil and gas experts, and policy makers


For more information, contact: or alternatively 0207 299 3300


Event:  PCIC Europe 12th Annual European Conference

Date: 9-11 June 2015

Location: The Tower Hotel, London


PCIC Europe is the premier European forum for the exchange of experience in the practical application of electricity and instrumentation in the petroleum, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, including all upstream and downstream activities.

After a successful edition in Amsterdam in 2014, PCIC Europe organises its 12th annual conference in London, from 9th to 11th June, 2015, at The Tower hotel (just near Tower of London and Tower Bridge).

Specific attention is given to strategic topics with papers and tutorials dedicated to

•             Personal Safety,

•             Extreme Environments

•             Good Design Practice and Equipment

•             Systems and Components


Be there and share your knowledge and experience with your community of experts!  


For more information, contact:


 Event: SPE Offshore Europe 2015

Date: 8-11 September 2015

Location: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre 


Leading international E&P event


Meet face-to-face with 1,500 exhibitors

Access new technologies across the E&P value chain

Innovate with 130+ new exhibitors

Participate in 40+ free conference sessions

Develop global business at 34 international pavilions

Network with 63,000+ industry professionals


For more information: Please follow the link here


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