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  • Aberdeen proves successful for SPE Intelligent Energy 2016

    9 September 2016

    More than 1400 attendees from more than 30 countries gathered at SPE Intelligent Energy 2016 in Aberdeen this week as the industry brought together international experts and technology developers to explore progressive smart technology and share insight on the digital world.

    The theme of the three-day event was ‘New Horizons: Intelligent Energy in a Changing World’.  The exhibition showcased the latest smart technologies and intelligent energy solutions at the seventh edition of the biennial event being held for the first time in Aberdeen.

    Asgeir Drøivoldsmo, SPE Intelligent Energy 2016’s Programme Committee Conference Chair, is the Principal Research Scientist with the Institute for Energy Technology in Norway.

    He said: “Despite the downturn, SPE Intelligent Energy 2016 and Aberdeen has welcomed a high number of visitors from around the world and across a wide range of sectors and technical disciplines. The event explored a broad range of topics from big data and automation to robotics and artificial intelligence and the unified response from attendees is that IE has huge potential to reshape and galvanise activity in the energy industry.

    “The challenge going forward is for everyone to learn more about smart solutions which are already on the market and we need to do this quickly. There must be more focus on how to make implementation happen within companies. This can free time and investment to develop and enhance our capabilities and efficiencies. Unsurprisingly, many of the key speakers have put the focus firmly on organisational and human elements to drive intelligent innovation in the future, which is critical, and necessary, to realise improved performance and value.”
     
    As in previous editions, the 2016 conference has been produced by SPE and comprised of a three-day technical programme with more than 75 papers covering topics including technology, integrated operations, workflow examples and solutions, leadership, cyber security and big data. The exhibition, organised by Reed Exhibitions, showcased new and developing technologies and expertise by leading technology providers.


     

    Notes for Editors:

    About Reed Exhibitions

    Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2014 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves more than 168,000 members in 144 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources at www.spe.org.

    For press information:

    Jackie Robinson
    Press & Media Officer, SPE Intelligent Energy International 2016
    Phone: +44 (0)7711 281915
    Email: ie@bigpartnership.co.uk

    Richard Crighton
    Press & Media Executive, SPE Intelligent Energy International 2016
    Phone: +44 (0) 1224 253813
    Email: ie@bigpartnership.co.uk

  • Intelligent innovation can reboot the oil and gas industry and recharge investment

    6 September 2016

    SPE Intelligent Energy 2016 (IE16) is underway in Aberdeen, UK with a call to action by investors to avoid ‘bad’ capex cuts, improve transparency and create real value through innovation.

    The theme of the three-day event is ‘New Horizons: Intelligent Energy in a Changing World’. The exhibition is showcasing the latest smart technologies and intelligent energy solutions at the seventh edition of the biennial event being held for the first time in Aberdeen.

    Rob West, a partner with investment research company Redburn, presented at the opening scene-setter session. He said the industry must focus on meaningful capex cuts to generate long-term value and change. “We want to avoid project delays, under maintenance and sharp pull backs in drilling. The best companies are moving away from slash and burn reactions. They are looking at new, simple ways of designing and managing projects. What the investment community wants to see is sustainable capex reduction than can improve long-run returns.”

    The plenary session at today’s IE16 explored how intelligent energy solutions can help the industry through the downturn and create efficiencies in procedures and processes. It focused on different ways to manage asset integrity and how integrated and autonomous systems, across all operations, should be considered as integral to future activity.

    According to analysis of recent oil and gas activity by Redburn, the industry cut capex and opex by two-thirds in real-terms from 1980 to 2002. Labour productivity quadrupled, helped by new technologies.

    “Currently investors are struggling to see how companies are actually deploying our capital,” added West. “More transparency is needed on the actual technology that’s being brought to bear and how it’s reshaping cost for the industry. Investors will reward evidence for these value-enhancements. We really need to see companies thinking in the long-run, being counter-cyclical and improving their processes and that’s the thing that really excites me. IE16 is giving the financial sector an insight into innovation and how the industry is adapting.”

    As in previous editions, the 2016 conference has been produced by SPE and comprises of a three-day technical programme with more than 75 papers covering topics including technology, integrated operations, workflow examples and solutions, leadership, cyber security and big data.

    The exhibition, organised by Reed Exhibitions, is showcasing new and developing technologies and expertise by leading operators, service companies and technology providers.

    Photo caption – image 1: Rob West, a partner with investment research company Redburn, presented at the opening scene-setter session

     

    Photo caption – image 2: Exhibition floor at SPE Intelligent Energy 2016 @SPE_IE

    Notes for Editors:

    About Reed Exhibitions

    Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2014 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves more than 168,000 members in 144 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources at www.spe.org.

    For press information:

    Jackie Robinson
    Press & Media Officer, SPE Intelligent Energy International 2016
    Phone: +44 (0)7711 281915
    Email: ie@bigpartnership.co.uk

    Richard Crighton
    Press & Media Executive, SPE Intelligent Energy International 2016
    Phone: +44 (0) 1224 253813
    Email: ie@bigpartnership.co.uk

  • Industry urged to continue momentum while safely managing risks in the big data revolution

    In the drive to cut costs and improve efficiency, the oil and gas industry is undergoing a digital transformation. Delegates at SPE Intelligent Energy 2016 (IE16) will hear presentations urging decision-makers to accelerate the adoption of big data without losing sight of cyber security challenges.

    Digitalisation is being heralded by many as the answer to reshape and rejuvenate an industry of mature assets, an ageing workforce, and traditional technologies that fail to exploit recent advances in sensors and analytics. There is growing concern that the time and human effort required to analyse overwhelming amounts of information is slowing responses and increasing risk, and will not support the upcoming increase in activity.

    Brian Crockett, a senior manager with Accenture who works with oil and gas companies to achieve production optimisation, is presenting at SPE Intelligent Energy. He believes the industry needs to take real-time data and translate it into meaningful information for managers to make key decisions.

    “The appropriate way to move forward in this digital environment is to take hold of the Industrial Internet of Things and have the sight, insight and foresight to enable safe optimisation of facilities in order to maximise production. We can make sense of big data if we capitalise on the way we have used information in the past and utilise that to map out a digital pathway into the future.”

    “If we can visualise data in real-time from sensors and devices we can determine sooner when potential trips or shutdown events are likely to occur and provide decision-makers with the information they need to act rather than react. The future can be bright if we start to act right now.”

    The oil and gas industry has been relatively laggard in applying the full capabilities of the ‘Industrial Internet’. Various industries, such as utilities and manufacturing, are already applying the concepts and technologies of the Internet of Things (IoT) and are participating in or driving IoT standardisation and security efforts.

    Claude Baudoin, an independent consultant with cébé IT & Knowledge Management is also presenting at SPE Intelligent Energy, which will be held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) from 6-8 September. He will propose a roadmap for Industrial Internet application and will share advice on organising and governing such efforts. “Oil and gas industry leaders and innovators must learn from others to derive useful guidance to improve operations, perform predictive maintenance, optimise production, improve safety, and so much more.

    “Data acquisition is not new to the sector as we’ve had wireline logs and drilling reports for decades. What is new is that data can be acquired 24/7 with less human intervention, collected in one place, integrated, and submitted to advanced analytics and machine learning algorithms. This enables decisions in ‘relevant time’ that can impact the business through higher production, efficient operations, and reduced asset costs,” explained Baudoin.

    The theme of SPE Intelligent Energy 2016 is ‘New Horizons: Intelligent Energy in a Changing World’. Visitors from around the world are expected to gather in Europe’s energy capital as the latest smart technologies and IE solutions are showcased at the seventh edition of the biennial event.

    As in previous editions, the 2016 conference will be produced by SPE and will comprise of a three-day technical programme with an estimated 75 papers covering topics including technology, integrated operations, workflow examples and solutions, leadership, cyber security and big data. The exhibition, organised by Reed Exhibitions, will showcase new and developing technologies and expertise by leading operators, service companies and technology providers.

    SPE Intelligent Energy 2014 was held in Utrecht, the Netherlands and themed ‘Aspirations and Accomplishments’. It provoked vibrant debate as industry professionals from 35 countries, including 600 conference delegates, participated in panel discussions, special sessions and interactive Q&As. Delegates considered the growing importance of digital energy in increasing asset value while improving health, safety and environmental performance.

    Claude Baudoin is an independent consultant with cébé IT & Knowledge Management

    Brian Crockett is a senior manager with Accenture

     

    Notes for Editors:

    About Reed Exhibitions

    Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2014 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves more than 168,000 members in 144 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources at www.spe.org.

    For press information:

    Jackie Robinson

    Press & Media Officer, SPE Intelligent Energy International 2016
    Phone: +44 (0)7711 281915
    Email: ie@bigpartnership.co.uk

    Richard Crighton

    Press & Media Executive, SPE Intelligent Energy International 2016
    Phone: +44 (0) 1224 253813
    Email: ie@bigpartnership.co.uk

  • Evening reception provides an insight into what lies ahead at SPE Intelligent Energy 2016

    10 June 2016

    SPE Intelligent Energy (IE) partnered with Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce for a networking evening on Wednesday (June 8), ahead of the conference taking place in Aberdeen for the first time this September.

    The evening was exclusively for oil and gas industry professionals and relevant suppliers wishing to learn more about this innovative sector of the industry, what the event will cover and all of the benefits of attending as an exhibition visitor, conference delegate or as an exhibitor.

    Dr Patrick O’Brien, CEO of ITF and Ian Phillips, chair of the SPE Aberdeen Section and chief executive of the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) in Aberdeen discussed the importance of IE 2016 to the oil and gas sector. There was also networking over light bites and refreshments.

    Dr O’Brien said: “As an industry, oil and gas is overwhelmed by data and we don’t use it as efficiently as we could. We need to look outside our industry to tackle this and bring IT specialists to help us get more value from the data that is being collected. SPE Intelligent Energy is an event of real importance and I look forward to gaining new insights from these pioneers when it comes to Aberdeen in September.”

    Mr Phillips added: “Technology innovation in upstream oil and gas is going to play a key role in maximising economic recovery in the UKCS and in driving export growth in our supply chain. The conference will explore a number of topics relevant to companies undertaking R&D activities, including examining how to get technology to market quicker.”

    The theme of IE 2016, which will be held at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) from 6-8 September, is ‘New Horizons: Intelligent Energy in a Changing World’. Visitors from around the world are expected to gather in Europe’s energy capital as the latest smart technologies and IE solutions are showcased at the seventh edition of the biennial event.

    As in previous editions, the 2016 conference will be produced by SPE and will comprise of a three-day technical programme with an estimated 75 papers covering topics including technology, integrated operations, workflow examples and solutions, leadership, cyber-security and big data. The exhibition, organised by Reed Exhibitions, will showcase new and developing technologies and expertise by leading operators, service companies and technology providers.

    SPE Intelligent Energy 2014 was held in Utrecht, the Netherlands and themed ‘Aspirations and Accomplishments’. It provoked vibrant debate as industry professionals from 35 countries, including 600 conference delegates, participated in panel discussions, special sessions and interactive Q&As. Delegates considered the growing importance of digital energy in increasing asset value while improving health, safety and environmental performance.

    Notes for Editors:

    About Reed Exhibitions

    Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2014 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves more than 168,000 members in 144 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources at www.spe.org.

    For press information:

    Jackie Robinson Press & Media Officer, SPE Intelligent Energy International 2016

    Phone: +44 (0)7711 281915

    Email: ie@bigpartnership.co.uk Organised by:

  • Big data bottleneck to be tackled at SPE Intelligent Energy 2016

    18 July 2016


    Big data bottleneck to be tackled at SPE Intelligent Energy 2016


    Delegates at SPE Intelligent Energy 2016 will hear about a collaborative venture between academic institutions and industry partners which aims to help oil and gas operators collect and interpret surges of real-time big data generated by oilfields and plants more efficiently.

    As companies seek smarter ways to handle the influx of complex data, joint industry projects (JIPs) are exploring ways of saving time, money and energy through shared goals. Optique, a four-year JIP initiated by The University of Oslo, exploits recent advances in semantic technologies, in which the meaning of data is explicitly represented as part of the data model.

    The aim is to develop a software platform to provide end-users with flexible, comprehensive and timely access to large and complex industrial data sets – in processing petabytes of well data, for example – by making computers adopt the language users understand and are familiar with.

    The project has received backing from Statoil, DNV GL, German engineering group Siemens, and Fluid Operations, a German provider of innovative cloud and data management solutions. The €13.8 million programme launched in December 2012 with €9.7m of European Union funding.

    Dr David Cameron, Coordinator of the SIRIUS Centre for Research-Based Innovation at The University of Oslo, said: “The biggest challenge of big data in oil and gas is accessing and integrating the wide variety of data spread over silo applications. This can be solved by allowing geoscientists to retrieve data from existing, legacy data sources using queries that are written in their language and not the computer’s language.

    “Getting quick and cheap access to data is the bottleneck in applying analytics in oil and gas. Our engineers and geoscientists deserve better, faster and more intuitive ways of finding and exploring data.”

    The Optique team expects its approach to reduce turnaround time for information requests from days to minutes, while also advancing to data sets whose size and complexity is beyond the reach of existing technologies. The vision is that by 2020, Optique methods and technology will be incorporated into mainstream information management products delivered by trusted vendors.

    The theme of SPE Intelligent Energy 2016, which will be held at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) from 6-8 September, is ‘New Horizons: Intelligent Energy in a Changing World’. Visitors from around the world are expected to gather in Europe’s energy capital as the latest smart technologies and IE solutions are showcased at the seventh edition of the biennial event.

    As at previous events, the 2016 conference will be produced by SPE and will comprise of a three-day technical programme with an expected 75 papers covering topics including technology, integrated operations, workflow examples and solutions, leadership, cyber-security and big data. The exhibition, organised by Reed Exhibitions, will showcase new and developing technologies and expertise by leading operators, service companies and technology providers.

    SPE Intelligent Energy 2014 was held in Utrecht, the Netherlands and themed ‘Aspirations and Accomplishments’. It provoked vibrant debate as industry professionals from 35 countries, including 600 conference delegates, participated in panel discussions, special sessions and interactive Q&As. Delegates considered the growing importance of digital energy in increasing asset value while improving health, safety and environmental performance.

    Ends

    Dr David Cameron will be presenting the paper ‘Optique: Simple, Oil & Gas-oriented Access to Big Data in Exploration’ at the Big Data Analytics and Applications session at SPE Intelligent Energy on Wednesday, 7 September 2016.

    The full conference programme for SPE Intelligent 2016 is now available at: http://www.intelligentenergyevent.com/programme and the full papers will be available to conference delegates during the event.

    Photo caption: Dr David Cameron, Coordinator of the SIRIUS Centre for Research-Based Innovation at The University of Oslo

    Notes for Editors:  

    About Reed Exhibitions

    Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2014 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves more than 168,000 members in 144 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources at www.spe.org.

    For press information:

    Jackie Robinson
    Press & Media Officer, SPE Intelligent Energy International 2016
    Phone: +44 (0)7711 281915
    Email: ie@bigpartnership.co.uk

  • SPE Intelligent Energy announces conference programme chair for 2016 event in Aberdeen which aims to improve production efficiency and reduce costs through smart technology

    December 2015

    SPE Intelligent Energy (IE) has announced that Asgeir Drøivoldsmo has been selected as the conference programme chair for the 2016 event which will take place in Aberdeen.

    The theme of next year’s conference, which will be held at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) from 6-8 September 2016, is ‘New Horizons: Intelligent Energy in a Changing World’. Visitors from around the world are expected to gather in Europe’s energy capital as the latest smart technologies and IE solutions are to be showcased at the seventh edition of the biennial event.

    Mr Drøivoldsmo is the principal research scientist for the Man and Technology Organisation (MTO) and safety sector at the Institute for Energy Technology in Norway. Human capabilities and limitations are vital for safety in control rooms and his role involves analysing the factors that influence human reliability and ability to cope with unexpected events.

    “This is the seventh SPE Intelligent Energy conference and it is of more relevance for the industry than ever before,” said Mr Drøivoldsmo. “The 2016 conference will showcase the latest trends and opportunities in big data, cloud computing and intelligent systems. For the oil and gas sector, it has never been a better time to leverage smart technology and business practices to improve production efficiency and reduce costs.

    “The programme will consist of panels, invited papers, open discussion sessions and technical sessions to promote energetic debates on key topics touching upon the current situation and the IE solutions. The event will once again offer an unparalleled opportunity to learn from the brightest minds in our industry, exchange knowledge, and network with our peers.”

    The executive committee co-chairs for the 2016 event are Walt Aldred of Schlumberger and Amy Zeringue of Chevron.

    Walt Aldred is the research director and scientific advisor for drilling at Schlumberger Cambridge Research, working on novel drilling methods and automation of the drilling system. He is also a founding member of the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS).

    Amy Zeringue is the chief information officer for Chevron’s Global Upstream Capability Drilling and Completions group where she is responsible for short- and long-term information technology strategies to enable Chevron’s drilling and completions engineering and operations organisations globally. Ms. Zeringue has previously served as a paper contributor, panellist, and a member of the programme committee for the 2012 and 2014 SPE Intelligent Energy conferences.

    The call for papers for the 2016 SPE Intelligent Energy has been extended until 20 January 2016. To view the opportunities for submission and to submit your paper proposal, visit: http://www.intelligentenergyevent.com/en/Conference/Call-for-Papers/

    As in previous editions, the 2016 conference will be produced by SPE and will comprise of a three day technical programme with an estimated 80 papers covering topics including technology, integrated operations, leadership, cyber-security and big data. The exhibition, organised by Reed Exhibitions, will showcase new and developing technologies and expertise by leading operators, service companies and technology providers.

    SPE Intelligent Energy 2014 was held in Utrecht, the Netherlands and themed ‘Aspirations and Accomplishments’. It provoked vibrant debate as industry professionals from 35 countries, including 600 conference delegates, participated in panel discussions, special sessions and interactive Q&As. Delegates considered the growing importance of digital energy in increasing asset value while improving health, safety and environmental performance.

    Notes For Editors:

    About Reed Exhibitions

    Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2014 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves more than 143,000 members in 147 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources at www.spe.org.

    For press information:

    Jackie Robinson

    Press & Media Officer, SPE Intelligent Energy International 2016

    Phone: +44 (0)7711 281915

    Email: ie@bigpartnership.co.uk

  • Aberdeen to host global intelligent energy conference and exhibition in 2016

    07 October 2014

    Aberdeen is to host the oil and gas industry’s foremost intelligent energy (IE) conference and exhibition in 2016.

    More than 2,000 visitors from around the world are expected to gather in Europe’s energy capital as the latest smart technologies and IE solutions are showcased at SPE Intelligent Energy 2016. This seventh edition of the biennial event will be held at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) from 6-8 September 2016.

    Jeff Spath, 2014 President, SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) said: “Holding SPE Intelligent Energy 2016 in Aberdeen presents an exciting opportunity to bring together international experts in a city which has produced some of the most progressive smart technology and thinking. The possibilities and opportunities arising from the new digital world are endless and this event provides a unique platform to explore the ideas, processes and technologies that are shaping smart achievements across other industries as well as our own.”

    Vasyl Zhygalo, Senior Exhibition Director, Energy and Marine, Reed Exhibitions commented: “We are excited to be holding SPE Intelligent Energy in Aberdeen for the first time and to continue our long-standing and successful partnership with the city where our flagship event, SPE Offshore Europe, has been taking place for over 40 years.”

    SPE Intelligent Energy 2014 was held in Utrecht, the Netherlands and themed ‘Aspirations and Accomplishments’. It provoked vibrant debate as industry professionals from 35 countries, including 600 conference delegates, participated in panel discussions, special sessions and interactive Q&As. Delegates considered the growing importance of digital energy in increasing asset value while improving health, safety and environmental performance.

    As in previous editions, the 2016 conference will be produced by SPE and will comprise of a three day technical programme with an estimated 80 papers covering topics including technology, integrated operations, leadership, cyber-security and big data. The exhibition, organised by Reed Exhibitions, will showcase new and developing technologies and expertise by leading operators, service companies and technology providers.

    Aberdeen City Council leader Jenny Laing said: "Aberdeen is at the heart of the energy industry in Europe and a leading light globally. Our city is widely recognised for its research and development, training, expertise and knowledge, which is sought after across the energy sectors worldwide. Aberdeen is also well known as a city which excels in the development and production of smart energy technology, so it is very fitting that SPE Intelligent Energy 2016 is to take place here.

    "I look forward to welcoming delegates to Aberdeen as they arrive for the event and to learning of the new developments in this exciting area."

    Brian Horsburgh, MD of AECC said: “We are delighted that Reed Exhibitions and the Society of Petroleum Engineers have confirmed that they are bringing the SPE Intelligent Energy Conference and Exhibition to Aberdeen in 2016. This event is a great showcase of the wider energy information technology talent in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire and appropriate that it is hosted at AECC as the UK’s energy exhibition centre. We look forward to welcoming the delegates, exhibitors and organisers in 2016, and working with them to ensure this event is a success.”

    Notes For Editors:

    About Reed Exhibitions

    Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 40 countries. In 2013 Reed brought together over six million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 34 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. www.reedexpo.com

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves more than 124,000 members in 135 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources at www.spe.org.

    For press information:

    Jackie Robinson Press & Media Officer, SPE Intelligent Energy International 2016

    Phone: +44 (0)7711 281915

    Email: IE@bigpartnership.co.uk

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