Aberdeen Event to Focus on Professional Development

Young professionals in Aberdeen, Scotland, will be coming together in an interdisciplinary networking event that will be the first of its kind in the UK oil and gas industry, according to the organizers.

The event – which will involve the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) – aims to offer students and young professionals from the Aberdeen area an opportunity to meet and network across disciplines. It will focus on professional development and will take the form of three short presentations on networking, communication and personal skills that will help young professionals advance in the industry.

Guest speakers will include Fairfield Energy COO Ian Sharp, VP of BP Reservoir Management North Sea David Lynch and AMEC Regional Operations Director Andy Ewens.

SPE Aberdeen Chairman Ross Lowdon commented in a statement:

"It is with these kinds of collaborative industry events, we can inspire the next working generation to appreciate the importance of essential skills and enhance their understanding in the oil and gas industry.

"This event is particularly significant as young professionals have organised it for young professionals. I am very proud to see that SPE linking up with other industry bodies in order to make this event truly interdisciplinary. The guest speakers among them have a huge amount of industry experience and I am sure it will provide the attendees with a rare insight into their journey. This is a fantastic opportunity for attendees who are starting out or in the early stages of their career.

"It is imperative that we continue to share and collaborate with our industry peers, especially the next generation of professionals who will be the ones responsible for the future of the oil and gas sector."

The event is taking place at 6pm on October 22 at the Centrica office, IQ Building, 15 Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen.


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