Big numbers for Offshore Europe

August 7, 2013

Next month’s SPE Offshore Europe exhibition and conference will be the largest in the event’s history with more exhibiting companies and countries represented than ever before. 

The sold-out exhibition halls, covering a record 27,082.42 square metres, will feature the complete supply chain of companies including operators, drilling contractors and oilfield service companies. More than 1500 organisations are expected this year, including 262 companies exhibiting for the first time.

With 22 operators taking stands, this is the largest operator representation in the history of the event. E.ON and Talisman Sinopec are new additions this year, and Statoil has increased its presence, alongside the majors such as Shell, BP, Chevron, Total, GDF Suez and Saudi Aramco.

All of the ‘big four’ service companies - Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, Halliburton and Weatherford – are exhibiting at the event for the first time in a decade. Other companies such as McDermott are back after long absences. Small to medium-sized enterprises and small innovative companies are also well represented, giving visitors the opportunity to see a vast range of exciting and varied new technologies under one roof.

Reflective of the global nature of the industry as a whole, there is a large international exhibitor presence, with participating companies from 37 countries and 33 international pavilions. Countries spanning the continents from the Americas and Africa to Asia and Australia are represented. Pavilions from Korea, Denmark and Australia will be included for the first time, and the Norwegian presence extends over three pavilions.

UK Trade and Investment commercial officers and selected international buyers from around the globe will participate in SPE Offshore Europe 2013 and will be available to meet with UK companies to discuss the opportunities that exist in each of their respective markets. Countries that are expected to be represented include Iraq, West and East Africa, Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria and Kazakhstan.

Vasyl Zhygalo, senior exhibition director, Reed Exhibitions, says: “We are delighted that the exhibition space is sold out and larger than ever before. This is especially fitting as we celebrate the event’s 40th anniversary this year. Visitors will have a rare opportunity to see a huge range of goods and services from small, medium and large companies and, even more importantly, talk to the experts on hand. And attendance is free to all registrants.”   

Mexico’s PEMEX will be the featured operator in the dedicated Deep Water Zone, returning to the event following its successful launch in 2011. PEMEX is Mexico’s state-owned oil and gas company, ranking fifth in crude oil production and eighth as an integrated company worldwide.

The Gulf of Mexico is recognised as one of the key areas globally for deep water exploration and production and continues to grow with new development projects each year. Thirty-eight specialist subsea companies from Aberdeen, the rest of the UK and abroad will display their products and services in the Deep Water Zone, including underwater vehicle and cutting-edge technologies.

The exhibition runs alongside a conference with 11 keynote sessions, more than 100 technical papers and ePosters, and daily breakfast briefings and topical luncheons.

Visit www.offshore-europe.co.uk/Exhibitor-Directory/ for a full exhibitor listing, broken down by discipline or category.

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