Presentations at Share Fair 2017 were delivered on a rolling basis throughout the morning and afternoon allowing delegates to tailor their own unique schedule for the day. Those who attend the individual company presentations would have had the opportunity to hear a 20-30 minute seminar on major client purchaser project plans in the UKCS for the next 12-18 months, followed by a question and answer session.
The following companies presented at Share Fair 2017:
- Apache North Sea
- Bibby Offshore Limited
- Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd
- Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited
- Total E&P UK Limited
In addition to the companies listed above, Share Fair featured presentation zones which focused on technology and diversification into the wind energy, nuclear and rail industries.
Introduction to the OGTC – our Technology Projects and ‘calls for ideas’ – what we are looking for and how to engage with the Centre
The OGTC’s goal is to help maximise economic recovery from the UK continental shelf, anchor the supply chain in the North-East of Scotland, and create a bright future for the region as a thriving global technology hub. The OGTC is actively seeking innovative solutions to the North Sea’s most challenging issues, well construction cost reduction, digitisation, asset integrity in a late life phase of operation, low cost decommissioning and the development of stranded assets. OGTC presenters want to hear from technology developers who can challenge convention and provide solutions that will have real impact on cost reduction and efficiency offshore.
Introduction to TechX – The OGTC Technology Accelerator
Breaking into any market with a new technology and a young/ small business is tough – trying to do this in oil and gas is even tougher.
To stimulate and support the next generation of transformation technologies and companies, the OGTC are launching their Technology Accelerator – TechX – in December this year. Come along to hear more and how you can get involved.
The Energy Industries Council: The current market conditions require companies to consider new areas of opportunity through diversification. Nuclear is an industry that presents readily accessible opportunities to companies in the oil and gas supply chain both in the decommissioning and new-build areas.
With huge potential for companies to leverage their expertise to develop and deliver solutions for the nuclear market, companies should attend this session to understand the UK and Global opportunity.
ORE Catapult: The ORE team has been working with asset operators and turbine suppliers for offshore wind farms to identify key innovation challenges that could potentially reduce costs within the sector. They have created a set of targeted challenges across the main technology areas including; installation, O&M (operations & maintenance), substructures, blades and powertrain systems, with the aim of stimulating needs driven innovation in the UK supply chain. Many of these challenges are related to offshore asset management, which has been going on for decades in the oil and gas sector where it is anticipated that many of the solutions will come from. The ORE Catapult representative will offer an insight into these challenges and the opportunities that the offshore wind sector presents.
Rail Alliance: Presenters will introduce the rail sector in broad terms, as well as identifying some of the actual and perceived hurdles to trading in the sector along with some of the good news stories in terms of opportunities for grants, subsidies or match-funded opportunities in the innovation arena in the form of competitions run by Innovate UK, the Rail Safety and Standards Board among others.
Additionally, delegates will hear about progress made by the Rail Mentor Scheme (aimed at introducing new blood to the Railway Supply Chain) and the Rail Alliance’s programme of events, highlighting the two main Rail Alliance-run outdoor exhibitions for the rail sector in February and June each year whilst also touching on Innotrans (the mammoth biennial Rail Expo in Berlin 2018).
Attending the presentations allowed you to:
- Gain insights about project development plans in the UK
- Learn about company’s future work plans
- Collect market intelligence
- Hear what opportunities there are for you and your company’s products and services
- Discover the technology needs and challenges operators and contractors are facing
- Obtain access to key decision makers