Executive Conference


North Sea: The revival continues

Monday, March 11

07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

After a record-breaking year for M&A in the North Sea in 2017, and 2018 not far behind on value and with a larger number of deals, 2019 has arrived with no let-up in activity, with a plethora of assets up for grabs and, seemingly, no shortage of interest from buyers. Why invest in this middle-aged arena? Has age diminished its charm, or made it more alluring? Private equity–backed companies have been keen buyers; Have they grown value, and how and when will they exit? Technical and commercial innovation are driving value; How have the “specialists” transformed the landscape? Are we kicking the decommissioning issue down the road?

Session Sponsors:
Session Speakers
  • Jon Story

    IHS Markit

    Senior Director, Energy

  • Bente Nyland

    Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

    Director General

  • Maria Moræus Hanssen

    DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Karl Johnny Hersvik

    Aker BP

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Stuart Payne

    UK Oil & Gas Authority

    Director of HR & Supply Chain

  • Alex Grant

    Equinor ASA

    Head of Business Development Origination & Execution

  • Sam Laidlaw

    Neptune Energy


  • Bob Maguire

    Carlyle International Energy Partners (CIEP)

    Managing Director