Live from OEEC Community Square – Day 1

The team behind Offshore Energy Today is attending the tenth edition of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Just like last year, OEEC will host Community Square at the exhibition floor of the Amsterdam RAI. Offshore Energy Today team will be there recording and livestreaming the talk shows through our website as well as social media channels.

This year’s event will host four ON AIR talk shows at the Community Square in Hall 2, which is available for all offshore energy stakeholders. This year’s edition will also feature an exciting program of free to attend Knowledge Café meetings.

The central theme of the first program on Tuesday will be 2 nations, 1 basin – same challenges. Optimizing value from the Southern North Sea.

Can we share resources between operators to lower the cost of operations and future exploration? Is there a way of sharing resources, offshore training and currency between oil & gas and the offshore wind sector? Can the UK and the Netherlands learn from the way their operations are run where these two nations share the same basin? These are the questions which will be answered at Community Square.

As part of this program, the very first talk show with Maarten Bouwhuis, BNR Nieuwsradio will be held today, October 10, 2017, starting from 12:30 CET.

The talk show will be livestreamed on and on our Facebook page.

The speakers are Fraser Weir, North Sea Director, Centrica E&P and Chair of the Southern North Sea Rejuvenation SIG; Kathy Heller, Development Manager Southern North Sea, NAM; Julian Manning, Director – Europe Africa Russia Caspian, Process and Pipeline Services, Baker Hughes, Simon Gray, CEO, East of England Energy Group; Roger Esson, Chief Executive, Decom North Sea; Rob Hastings, CEO, Indigo Power.

Next up, OEEC’s Community Square will feature discussions with a focus on Reshaping North Sea energy infrastructure.

The “North Sea Energy program”, designed to speed up energy transition and cooperation on the North Sea, was launched in May to investigate what forms of smart collaboration are possible. Together with the North Sea Energy program, Community Square offers a program on (re)shaping the energy infrastructure of the North Sea, focusing on the latest developments in platform electrification, gas-to-wire, power-to-gas, energy storage (including hydrogen) and carbon capture and storage.

The talk show with Maarten Bouwhuis, also to be livestreamed, starts at 16.00 CET with contributions from Ante Frens, Development and Technical Manager, NAM; René Peters, Director Gas Technology, TNO; Arnold Groot, General Manager, Circular Energy; Ian Fozdar, Decommissioning Infrastructure Manager, OGA; and Joris Koornneef, Strategy Consultant – Sustainable Geo Energy, TNO.



Tuesday 10 October | 10.30 – 13.00

2 nations, 1 basin – same challenges. Optimizing value from the Southern North Sea

10.30 – 12.00 Open discussion
12.30 – 13.00 “ON AIR” talk-show with Maarten Bouwhuis, BNR Nieuwsradio

Tuesday 10 October | 14.00 – 16.30

Reshaping North Sea energy infrastructure


14.00 – 15.30 Open discussion
16.00 – 16.30 “ON AIR” talk-show with Maarten Bouwhuis, BNR Nieuwsradio