SPE and the Offshore Media Group (OMG) recently announced a multi-year, joint partnership to develop a series of SPE technical conferences, workshops, and training courses at Offshore Technology Days (OTD), Norway’s largest annual energy trade show, with nearly 500 companies exhibiting and up to 30,000 visitors.
Beginning in 2014, SPE and OMG will host a series of technical workshops and training courses at OTD designed to encourage knowledge transfer and provide a platform for discussion on the issues most important to the region. Beginning in 2016, SPE will launch a biennial technical conference alongside the OTD exhibition, focusing on technical knowledge, best practices, new technologies, and specific challenges faced by the North Sea Offshore E&P industry.
Helge Haldorsen, 2015 SPE President, said, “We are pleased to announce our strategic partnership with OMG collaborating on their established OTD event. Building on the excellent work of our local Sections this opportunity will afford local members, as well as those who have business in the area, a platform for sharing knowledge and expanding their network and skills. The Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) ‘Version 2.0’ is a world class E&P theatre of operations with truly impressive recovery factors (>50%), with new technology being piloted and implemented (e.g., subsea compression), with more offshore multilateral wells than in the rest of the offshore world combined and with new amazing billion-barrel discoveries being made due to ‘new ideas in old places’. On the NCS, the E&P community continues to say ‘Why Not?’, ‘What If?’ and ‘How?’. By attending these Offshore Technology Days in the years to come, you will be quite impressed by the answers!"
SPE has five member sections in Norway—Stavanger, Bergen, Oslo, Trondheim, and Northern Norway—as well as four student chapters, which collectively boast more than 3,000 members. By providing a venue for the dissemination of technology and information related to the E&P industry through the OMG partnership, SPE will continue to fulfill its mission to serve its members in Norway.