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Scottish Business Minister To Address Spe Offshore Europe 2021 Virtual Conference

Scottish Business Minister To Address Spe Offshore Europe 2021 Virtual Conference


Ivan McKee, Scotland’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, is to address the SPE Offshore Europe 2021 virtual conference delivering a pre-recorded video at the opening plenary on Tuesday 7th September 2021 at 12:00pm (BST)/7.00am (EDT).

Trade and Investment Minister Ivan McKee said: “COP26 in Glasgow is our best chance – perhaps one of our last chances - to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees and Scotland is committed to being at the forefront of global efforts to achieve this.

“The oil and gas sector already plays an important role for our domestic energy security in addition to supporting 100,000 jobs across Scotland. The knowledge and experience of the sector will also be crucial to accelerating the development of low carbon technologies which will help us to deliver on our world leading climate change targets, leading to net zero emissions by 2045.

“The future of the North Sea must be a positive part of our just transition to net zero, through offshore energy integration including renewable energy generation, hydrogen production and Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage and I look forward to working closely with the sector to seize the economic opportunities that these technologies present while playing our part in the global energy transition.”

SPE Offshore Europe 2021 is set to spotlight the energy transition during the four-day programme (7-10 September). The virtual conference will include an opening plenary and ten keynote and 14 technical sessions, incorporating more than 50 technical papers.  The conference theme of - ‘Oil & Gas: Working Together for a Net Zero Future’ will be prevalent throughout with seven of the ten keynote sessions and half of the technical programme relating to energy transition subjects.

Welcome addresses: Kamel Ben-Naceur, 2022 SPE President and Neil Saunders, Executive Vice President, Oilfield Equipment at Baker Hughes and Conference Chair

Video address:  Ivan McKee MSP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, Scottish Government

Executive Plenary Panel

  • Gordon Birrell, Executive Vice President, Production & Operations, bp
  • Al Cook, Executive Vice President, Development & Production International, Equinor
  • Phil Kirk, President & CEO Europe Harbour Energy
  • Chris Stark, CEO, Committee on Climate Change
  • Nicholas Pfaff, MD, Head of Sustainable Finance and Secretary of the Green Bond Principles (GBP) and the Social Bond Principles (SBP), International Capital Market Association

Moderator: Iman Hill, Executive Director, IOGP

Keynote sessions with a net zero focus include: Delivering carbon capture, utilisation and storage; CCUS and hydrogen at scale; energy islands; roadmaps to net zero; scaling up digital to enable a low-carbon industry; facilities of the future and breaking the silo paralysis.  

SPE Offshore Europe 2021 is primed to be an engaging and diverse conference, highlighting the subjects that are most important to the industry now and in the future.

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Published: 07-09-2021

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