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How to Inspire the Next Generation – SPE Offshore Europe 2015

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IPIECA will be at The SPE Offshore Europe conference and exhibition, which will take place in Aberdeen from 8 – 11 September. The biennial conference will bring together the upstream oil and gas industry to discuss advancements in technology and innovation with a focus on the importance of encouraging the next generation of talent to deliver this.

IPIECA Vice Chair Liz Rogers (BP) will participate in the opening plenary, which will commence on 8 September at 9:45am. Discussions will focus on How to Inspire the Next Generation.

IPIECA Executive Director Brian Sullivan will moderate two keynote sessions exploring the issue of ‘The Challenge of Our Generation: balancing security of supply and affordability, while mitigating climate change and managing environmental and social risks.’ The sessions, which will occur over two days, seek to inspire the audience to rise to the challenges placed on the oil and gas industry’s shoulders.

The first session will bring together stakeholders who will articulate challenges for the industry as they see them, and subsequently discuss these with industry representatives in an attempt to prioritise them. (Tuesday, 8 September, 14:30-16:30) The second session will feature oil and gas experts who will offer their perspectives on how the industry is currently facing its key challenges, and identify gaps and issues to work on going forward. (Wednesday, 9 September, 09:30-12:30)

IPIECA Technical Director Rob Cox will take part in The Oil Spill Response panel from 14:30 – 17:30 on Thursday, 10 September. The session aims to “tell the story” of how collaborative oil spill response projects were developed following recent well control incidents.

For over 40 years, SPE Offshore Europe has offered the largest upstream oil and gas event outside North America, with approximately 63,000 people, including 1,500 exhibitors from over 150 countries attending 2013's conference. In light of the Inspire the Next Generation theme, this year the conference is offering the largest range of activities for the younger generation, all aimed at inspiring, recruiting and retaining them into the E&P sector.