Leading energy speaker to tell industry: “dare to be disruptive”

Learn more Date of Event
22 May 2018

The Aberdeen, Highlands & Islands branch of the Energy Institute will hear about the need for the UK oil industry to be more disruptive and attack the challenges ahead at its next technical meeting.


On May 22nd from 6.30pm, the Marcliffe Hotel & Spa will be the setting for the branch's latest technical meeting, featuring guest speaker Chris Bird who will draw on a wealth of experience during his presentation.


Chris has been involved with energy from a very young age working on stream trains and stream tractors with his grandfather who set up the 5-Star East Anglian Transport Museum.  Chris moved on to join Beecham plc where part of his role was Energy Manager for several process sites covering all energy and utility services.  He later held several high-profile roles in the oil and gas industry, including Technical Director for Centrica where he oversaw engineering and project development in the upstream, gas storage and power divisions. Chris is a chartered engineer and holds several fellowships with key institutes and associations.


Commenting on his forthcoming presentation to the local EI, Chris explained: “The industry has had many swings over the years, but the UKCS especially is entering a new era of maturity and changing business environment. 


“This presentation will talk about the sector, what we should look out for and the business environment that we now need to operate in.  Key to this change is to be a disruptor and create a more positive future, and there is still enormous potential for Aberdeen, Scotland and the UK as a whole.”


Local EI branch chairman Laurie MacKay CEng FEI added: “Fantastic news for attendees that Chris will deliver an inspiring and business-oriented presentation which discusses the displacement of existing markets, industry norms, and stoic technologies to produce something new, more efficient and worthwhile in UKCS”.


To book a place at the May 22nd event, visit https://www.energyinst.org/events/view/5138

New service from OilVoice
Trip Shepherd is for companies who need to track their staff in areas of risk.
It's free to use, so we invite you to try it.

Learn More


Date of Event

22 May 2018

More items from lesleyeaton

Vulcan Completion Products Underlines Commitment to Middle East

An international leader in the provision of creative solutions for the oil and gas completions market has underlined its commitment to the Middle East by announcing plans to expand its team. Based at Westhill, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Vulcan Completion Products (VCP) made the announcement ahead of ...

Lesley Eaton

Posted 2 months agoPress

Torque Specialist Announces Expansion

An Aberdeen-based company which specialises in torque machines has announced £1 million-pound expansion to cope with growing demand for products and services.   Enerquip, who manufacture torque machines at their facilities in Aberdeen and Caithness, have expanded into additional premises close to ...

Lesley Eaton

Posted 2 months agoPress > EnerQuipTorqueAberdeen

Event Celebrates Positive Links Across North Sea

Extending the hand of corporate friendship across the North Sea was the focus of an annual business event which took place in Aberdeen on Monday, September 2 nd .   Hosted by Granite PR and timed to precede SPE Offshore Europe 2019, the sixth annual Aberdeen-Norway Gateway at Macdonald Norwood Ha ...

Lesley Eaton

Posted 4 months agoPress

Business Event Celebrates Aberdeen’s Position on World Stage

More than 150 people gathered in Aberdeen for an event which celebrated Aberdeen's position as a leading global energy centre this week.   The inaugural World Gateway in Dyce on Thursday, September 5 th celebrated the work of the World Energy Cities Partnership and provided an opportunity for lo ...

Lesley Eaton

Posted 4 months agoPress

$2 Million Work For Environmental Management Company

A leading environmental management service company has secured work worth $2 million since the beginning of this year.   Aberdeen-based Turnkey Environmental Management Services International Ltd (TEMS International) has won the work in a range of significant locations, including the Gulf of Mexi ...

Lesley Eaton

Posted 4 months agoPress
All posts from lesleyeaton