SPE London announces additional keynote speakers for conference ‘Managing oil and gas portfolios in uncertain markets’

Final line-up of keynote speakers confirmed

London, UK, 24 April 2013 – SPE London has confirmed the full line-up of additional keynote speakers for its 2013 conference, being held on 22-23 May at Savoy Place. The list consists of experts within the oil and gas sector, working in financial institutions and research and strategy companies, as well as oil and gas companies.

The opening addresses, which will focus on both UK and global portfolio management, will be given by: Dr. Mike Watts, Deputy Chief Executive, Cairn Energy, Galib Virani, Associate Director, Afren Plc and Gareth Burns, Senior VP, Strategy and Business Development, Exploration, Statoil ASA.

Day two’s opening addresses will be given by Didier Holleaux, CEO, GDF Suez E&P, Saad Rahim, Chief Market Economist, BG Group and Neil Gilmour, Vice President Integrated Gas Development, Shell, and will focus specifically on gas portfolios.

“We are pleased to be able to count so many experts in the oil and gas sector among our keynote speakers”, says Renu Gupta, chair of SPE London Conference. “This is a testament to the value of this conference in terms of providing technical, commercial and financial professionals active in the oil and gas sector in the London area with a unique insight into their field”.

For more information on the event, to register as a delegate or if you are interested in being a speaker or sponsor, please visit www.spelondonconference.com

About SPE London Conference

Situated at the heart of the global financial sector, London’s prime location and investor profile attracts international oil & gas companies seeking to raise capital to fund North Sea and global opportunities and portfolios. The SPE London Section launched its first two-day annual conference in June 2012 with the purpose of bringing together key members of the oil & gas and financial community. Following the overwhelming success of the inaugural conference, SPE London Section is now organising its second event titled ‘Managing Oil & Gas Portfolios in Uncertain Markets’, to be held on 22-23 May at Savoy Place. The conference programme targets senior industry and City professionals working in sectors including corporate finance, asset acquisitions and divestitures, corporate mergers and acquisitions, investment analysis, equity research, portfolio management, business development, and valuation of oil and gas assets. For more information go to www.SPELondonConference.com or follow the conference on Twitter: @SPElondonconf 

About SPE London

SPE London Section is part of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), a not-for-profit organisation devoted to the safe and efficient exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas resources. With more than 104,000 members worldwide, it is one of the largest industry organisations globally, and works closely with government, institutes and academia to advance the learning of its members in all aspects of the industryincluding offshore and onshore, nationally and internationally. SPE plays a pivotal role in setting out standards and guidelines for the estimation and auditing of reserves and resources for statutory reporting and financial purposes. Our members are active in all walks of life within our industry and hold cross-disciplinary seminars with our many colleagues across many institutes and organisations. SPE London Section has more than 2,500 members, several student chapters, and a very strong board, and aims to enhance the industry experience and help people achieve their true potential. For more information go to http://london.spe.org

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