UK's Oil & Gas PILOT Share Fair in Aberdeen on 5 November was the main event around the two day NBCC trade mission for Dutch suppliers to the oil and gas industry. The mission, organised by the NBCC in conjunction with the Dutch suppliers trade association IRO, was organised to introduce the Dutch delegation to the latest UK oil & gas business development opportunities and future project development plans of operators & contractors. The mission also aimed to meet potential customers, gather market intelligence and share information.
This year’s Share Fair attracted 13 presenting companies including major players such as Total, BP, ConocoPhillips, Centrica, AMEC and 20 Aberdeen based companies participated in the excellent one-to-one speed dating sessions. NBCC/IRO were among the 70 exhibitors who showcased their services/capabilities during the Share Fair. More than 1400 people from the oil and gas industry visited the event.
Dutch companies participating in the mission represented products ranging from cable laying expertise to water treatment solutions.
The oil and gas mission to the UK is a two year event organised by IRO and NBCC and is part of the range of activities that the NBCC has planned around the energy sector, which is high on the priority list. Further trade missions will be organised in the remainder of 2014 and 2015 on offshore wind and other renewables and initial arrangements have been made for participation in sectoral events in the East of England in March 2015 and in London in June 2015.
We will inform our members and clients in detail about these events in the coming months.