Oil and gas collaboration conference to take place in Aberdeen
07 March 2017Key figures from the oil and gas sector will be gathering at the University of Aberdeen next month for a conference that will focus on collaboration as the key to Maximising Economic Recovery in the North Sea.
The conference - Making Collaboration Work in Practice – takes place on Thursday, April 20. The event is sponsored by the new Oil & Gas Technology Centre and will be co-hosted by the University and the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW).
Among the speakers are Gunther Newcombe, Director of Operations for the Oil and Gas Authority and Mark Richardson, Projects Group Manager for Apache’s North Sea Projects Group.
John Scrimgeour, Executive Director for the University of Aberdeen’s Aberdeen Institute for Energy, will co-chair the conference with Mike Healy, Scotland Director for the Institute for Collaborative Working.
Mr Scrimgeour said: "Ever since the Wood Review suggested that collaboration was the key to survival in the UKCS, there has been a great deal said about the advantages of collaboration between operators.
"Firms want to know how they should collaborate and are keen for examples of best practice, and that is the key driver behind this exciting event.
"For the first time, we are bringing together a wide range of speakers and expertise from companies that have made collaboration work for them.
"In addition to key figures from the oil and gas sector, delegates will hear from representatives from major engineering firms and infrastructure management companies that have developed tried and tested methods to make collaboration work.
"Their experiences and lessons they have learned will be invaluable to operators who want their companies to collaborate but are not sure how to approach it.”
Luca Corradi, Innovation Network Director at The Oil & Gas Technology Centre, said: "Collaborative innovation is at the heart of the Oil & Gas Technology Centre activities, and it’s great to see the industry discussing collaborative principles and practices.”
Mike Healy, Scotland Director for the Institute for Collaborative Working, added: "The sponsorship from the Oil & Gas Technology Centre is testament to the confidence it places in this conference, and signals its commitment to collaboration alongside the development of new technologies.”