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Offshore Achievement Awards (OAAs)  

The awards recognise excellence in the following categories: Export Achievement; Safety Innovations; Innovator; Emerging Technology; Environmentalist; Graduate Employment Scheme; Great Small Company; Great Large Company; Working Together; Young Professional; Inspiring Leader and Significant Achievement.


Key dates are:

Awards Ceremony – 12th March 2015


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 Event:  Energy: A Balanced Future, Conference & Exhibition

Date: 10-11 March 2015

Location: The Sage, Gateshead, North East England




Energy: A Balanced Future 2015 is a leading energy conference and exhibition that addresses the hot topics within the energy sector.  The conference addresses the need for a balanced energy mix and covers oil, gas, nuclear, offshore renewables, shale gas and for the first time in 2015, future energies.  


This high profile event will take place at the prestigious Sage in Newcastle; it will highlight future opportunities and challenges for supply chain.  It will also provide a fantastic networking environment where you will meet key decision makers including guests from our Strategic Partner network which could include clients such as Wood Group PSN, Petrofac, Foster Wheeler, Worley Parsons, AMEC, Maersk Oil and EDF Energy.


The exhibition area is very popular and we have 65 stands available at the 2015 conference and exhibition.  Exhibition stands will be given on a first come first served basis.


For more information, contact: Jennifer Smith, Events Coordinator, +44(0) 191 3846464


Event: Energy Law and Policy Conference 2015

Date: 23-24 March 2015

Location: Robert Gordon University, Riverside East Buliding, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 7QB


The Law School at Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University will hold its annual 2 day Energy Law and Policy Conference on UK Energy Sector Review and Reform. 

The conference welcomes Scottish and International energy experts in examining the Fiscal Review, Decommissioning and Energy Security issues.

Expert panelists will give their view from a UK and International perspective and share their understanding of these important policy issues


For more information, contact:


Event: Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery Conference & Awards 2015

Date: 15-16 April 2015

Location: Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, W2 2TY


The Annual Marine Propulsion Conference really addresses the operational challenges facing shipowners today. Designed by industry for industry, the innovative event format makes it a must attend for anyone whose business involves marine propulsion.


For more information, contact: Samantha Wilson-Pink at  or alternative on 02083 701725

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:  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:  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:



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:



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