Revolutionising Fossils: Oil & Gas in the Digital Age

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The Energy Institute Young Professionals Network (EIYPN) was set up as a non-profit network, aiming to provide educational and networking opportunities to young professionals within the energy sector in the North East of Scotland.

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The oil and gas industry in the North Sea has come through a major transition in the past three years with the significant fall in the price of oil leading to redundancies in many organisations as well as a sharp reduction in investment in drilling and exploration activities. Focus has shifted across the region to maintaining safe operations while trying to produce oil and gas for the lowest possible price. Technology and Big Data are seen as the best prospect of ensuring the region has a future in the low oil price environment where competition for investment will be on a global scale.

Several technological innovations have been identified as having the potential to create value and reduce costs across platforms in the North Sea and globally. Some of the technologies which may have a role to play in this area include:

  • Internet of Things

  • Data Analytics

  • Robotics, Automation and Artifical Intelligence

  • Block chain

Presentation and discussion themes will cover the impact of technology and data on the North Sea and how changes in technology will shape the future of the industry and how we can use the increasing volume of data available to the industry's advantage.

Confirmed Speakers

Lawrence Hunt - Director - Management Consulting, KPMG

Paul White - Technology Leader Subsea, GE Oil & Gas

Matt Gordon - Consultant, Information Management (Energy), Leidos

Stephen Ashley - Digital Solution Centre Manager - OGTC


Sarah Hutcheon - Director - DiveSource

Event Schedule

6.00pm – Registration and networking

6.30pm - Welcome and Speaker Panel Session

7.55pm - Business Card Prize Draw

8.00pm - Networking with Panellists and fellow Young Professionals

Complimentary drinks and canapes will be available on arrival.

Please note that you don't have to be a member to attend our events - all are welcome and we hope to see you there.

Business Card Prize Draw

Drop your business card in the bowl on arrival to be in for a chance to win a prize on the night.

Principal Sponsor

We are pleased to announce that Petrofac is our Principal Sponsor for 2017. Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the oil and gas production and processing industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world’s leading integrated, independent and national oil and gas companies.

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Friday 3rd November - EIYPN Annual Dinner

Certificate of Attendance

The EIYPN is proud to announce that, in order to demonstrate your continuing professional development, we will now be producing certificates of attendance. These certificates will be endorsed by our chairman, Ricky Gray, and will detail the learning outcomes that you will achieve by attending our events. All requests for certificates must be emailed to at least one week prior to the event, in this case no later than close of business on 9 March, and the certificates will be presented during the evening.

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