Offshore Europe 2013: Conference looks to the future

Offshore Europe 2013 wrapped up its 40th annual meeting with an attendance of more than 63,000 people and an exhibition with more than 1,500 organizations participating.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – Offshore Europe 2013 wrapped up its 40th annual meeting with an attendance of more than 63,000 people and an exhibition with more than 1,500 organizations participating.

The theme of the conference was “The Next 50 Years.”

Among the exhibitors were a record 22 operating companies. They were accompanied by 262 first-time exhibitors. Visitors came from 37 countries and there were 33 international pavilions.

“At the biggest Offshore Europe ever, we’ve addressed the key themes that will require industry focus to sustain activity in the UK continental shelf,” said Malcolm Webb, conference chairman.

“This year we have seen an unprecedented involvement from UK and Scottish governments – a clear sign of this sector’s importance and a very positive signal for the future. The future for this basin lies in close collaboration across our industry and with government. Offshore Europe 2013 has given us many encouraging signs that this can and will be realized.”

SPE Offshore Europe is held every two years at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. The next event will take place Sept. 8-11, 2015.

9/11/2013

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