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Industry to tackle global challenges at OE 2011

Oilfield Technology,

Samir Brikho, in his role as Chairman of SPE Offshore Europe 2011, said that recent events had provided a reminder of the importance of health, safety, security and environmental issues in

addressing the significant and unique challenges of operations in ever increasing water depths. The Chairman, launching the international event’s formal ‘Call For Papers’, added that next year’s conference and exhibition in Aberdeen, Scotland was “the industry’s opportunity to learn, debate and challenge the ideas needed if the industry is to establish a safe, smart and sustainable supply for the future”.

Mr Brikho, Chief Executive of AMEC plc, went on to stress that the upstream industry is also faced with the challenge of overcoming today’s technical and logistical pressures, as well as the new science and knowledge required. He continued, “Of course running through all our activities, onshore and offshore, are Human Factor issues that must be taken into account, in terms of facility design, staffing and operations. If the industry is to provide a safe, smart and sustainable supply, as well as succeed in exploring and developing new territories and frontiers, it must challenge convention and discuss these issues”.

He added that the industry “has a wonderful history of technological development” and urged it to utilise the opportunity to secure the future of the global industry by participating in the event’s technical proceedings.

The main theme for SPE Offshore Europe 2011’s conference is ‘Securing Safe, Smart, Sustainable Supply’. Technical programme categories include the following: Facilities & Infrastructure; New Well Technology; Reservoir Management; Health, Safety & Environment; Exploration; Carbon Reduction – the Upstream Contribution.

The deadline for the submittal of papers is 10 January 2011.

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