08:30 – 09:00

Registration and Refreshments
 

09.00 – 10.00

Welcome
Professor Sir Ian Diamond, University of Aberdeen

Plenary - The Role of Maximising Economic Recovery in Securing the Future of the UK Continental Shelf
Paul Goodfellow, Shell
 

10.00 –10.45

OGA and Industry Collaboration in Delivering MER UK
Gunther Newcombe, OGA
 

10.45- 11.15

Refreshment Break
 

11.15- 12.00

Collaboration v Collusion: Navigating MER
Graeme Young, CMS
Navigating competition law risks associated with collaboration and UK MER strategy.  Is industry right to raise competition law concerns associated with collaboration and the transformational change being demanded by DECC and the OGA?  How can these concerns be addressed without exposing industry to unacceptable legal risks?
 

12.00 - 12.45

North Sea Fiscal Update
Derek Leith, Ernst and Young
Discussion on the fiscal history of the North Sea, the latest changes and how we go forward.
 

12.45 - 13.30

Lunch and Networking
 

13.30 - 14.05

Implementing MER - the Legislative Framework
Greg Gordon, University of Aberdeen
 

14.05 - 14.40

Why Down Markets can be Good

John Pearson, AMEC-FOSTER-WHEELER
 

14.40 - 15.15

The Trials and Tribulations of Technology Developments
Ian Phillips, OGIC
A review of what “technology” is, what “innovation” is, and how you get from a great idea to a great product.
 

15.15 - 15.40

Refreshments and Networking
 

15.40 - 16.15

Budget Impacts and Implications
Professor Alex Kemp, University of Aberdeen
 

16.15- 17.15

Panel Discussion

Prof Alex Kemp, University of Aberdeen

Ian Phillips, OGIC

Derek Leith, Ernst and Young

Graeme Young, CMS

Gordon Drummond, NSRI
 

17.15

Close and Depart