The energy industry must demonstrate its excellence continuously in order to maintain a "license to operate," said the newly appointed conference chair of SPE Offshore Europe 2019 (OE2019) Michael Borrell, senior vice president, North Sea and Russia, at Total.
"Our License To Operate: Breaking Through to Excellence" will be the theme of the biennial conference and exhibition, which will take place in Aberdeen 3–6 September. Borrell has been appointed conference chair and will lead a committee of international oil and gas industry leaders to develop the plenary, keynote, and technical programs.
“SPE Offshore Europe 2019 will allow the industry to come together and discuss what really matters,” Borrell said. “It will be important to talk about keeping our costs low, pushing the boundaries of innovation, and focusing on excellence in our operations.
“Offshore Europe presents a great opportunity for us to challenge ourselves in the North Sea basin. It’s a harsh and demanding environment that has seen the industry overcome the odds and achieve feats of engineering that will go down in history. But we don’t always get it right, and we certainly don’t have a monopoly on good ideas. I want OE2019 to not only look at what is going well in the North Sea but also to engage with the best of what is happening around the world. It is only by sharing best practice and being open to new ideas that we can truly break through to excellence.”
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