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EIC Connect Oil & Gas 2014

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Many of the world’s leading operators and contractors gathered at EIC Connect Oil & Gas 2014 in Manchester to identify the UK’s capability for major oil and gas projects globally. The event took place on 25-26 November and lived up to expectations as the biggest oil and gas supply chain event of the year.

Keynote speaker, Lord Livingston, the UK Minister for Trade & Investment, opened the event with a speech highlighting the importance of the oil and gas industry, given the supply chain alone in the last 12 months is responsible for exports valued at £35 billion.

Panelists from ConocoPhillips, Premier Oil, Shell (Prelude), WorleyParsons, SNC-Lavalin and Decom North Sea, to name but a few, explored the challenges facing the major oil and gas operators, the emerging markets for growth and the opportunities for the UK supply chain.

The upstream conference session provided an optimistic outlook for the industry with heavy investment expected in both upstream and decommissioning activities in the foreseeable future. The focus of the midstream session was LNG liquefaction, for which global production capacity could rise by more than 400 mtpa by 2025. Speakers from Interfax, WorleyParsons and Shellprovided an overview of this sector and current developments, including Shell’s Prelude project, the largest FLNG project currently under construction.

Supporting the conference programme were focused supply chain briefings from Amec Foster Wheeler, Bechtel, Centrica, Kentz, Shell, SOCAR and Tengizchevroil highlighting future opportunities and their commitment to the UK supply chain.

The exhibition showcased over 70 UK companies promoting their products and services to delegates in search of networking and sales opportunities.

Adapted from a press release by Joe Green

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