Aberdeen’s Unconventional Gas conference will be run on Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 March 2014 at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre.
The conference committee have just started working on the title and theme for the event, plus assembling a list of global experts in this field.
We shall be making announcements in the near future so keep checking the site for more information.
Why you should attend
If you are involved in the oil and gas industry and would like to find out more about this rapidly growing area and its impact and the opportunities presented, please... read on
A two-day programme of keynote presentations, networking events and technical exhibitions cover the issues central to unconventional gas developments... more
Industry and government experts examine the issues surrounding the transition to onshore unconventional gas extraction and identify business opportunities... more
Welcome from the 2012 Chairman
I am delighted to welcome you to the second Unconventional Gas Aberdeen conference. This two day conference will unite global industry and stakeholders to tackle the opportunities and challenges that need to be overcome to maximise the potential from unconventional gas.
The prize could be huge, but the resource by its very nature can be difficult to access. Some regions present attractive and well established fiscal regimes, land pricing and clear mineral ownership, while others are less mature and legal, technology, infrastructure and environmental challenges have to be resolved.
As the world looks to the US, Canada and Australia where more than 20% of energy supplies come from unconventional sources, all indications show that Europe, China, India and the Middle East have significant unconventional resource potential. With more than 50 shale wells being drilled in Poland by majors and independents alike, the time is right to extend and enliven the conversation around common challenges and shared solutions. This will ultimately strengthen energy security, unlocking new economical energy sources.
This year's conference brings together international experts to share emerging findings from groundbreaking research, real successes and lessons learned from international developments. The event will highlight the opportunities for oil and gas companies to transfer skills and knowledge to take advantage of the unconventional developments planned in Europe and further afield. We are growing the exhibition this year to showcase more companies with interests in the unconventional arena and those with novel technologies to promote.
A truly industry led event, Unconventional Aberdeen will focus on the action needed to unlock the unconventional prize and I look forward to chairing the debate to deliver tangible outcomes.
Unconventional Gas Aberdeen 2012 Chairman