Devex 2014 Events

Core Workshops at Iron Mountain Core Store, Dyce

(Kindly Supported by ConocoPhillips)

The DEVEX 2014 Core Workshops took place on Thursday 8th May 2014 and gave delegates the opportunity to view cores from different parts of the North Sea and from different reservoirs. Specialists guided visitors through the specific features of the selected samples of cores in 3 rooms.

There were two slots available 1000 – 1200 hrs OR 1330 – 1530 hrs.

The cost to attend a Core Workshop was £50 + VAT. Please be advised there is a maximum of capacity of 20 people per workshop, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please download the briefing document below for further information.

Please note, there is no car parking available at Iron Mountain Core Store. We recommend attendees make use of the short term car packing available at Aberdeen International Airport, which is a short walk away from the core store.

If delegates would like to attend the related Field Trip (details below), the Field Trip minibus will pick up delegates from Iron Mountain Core Store immediately following the morning core workshop.

DEVEX 2014 Core Workshops Briefing Document

Banff/Macduff Field Trip – Dalradian Supergroup Turbidite

(Kindly Supported by CNR International)

Please note due to insurance requirements the Field Trip is only open to PESGB members. Please ensure you have your membership card to show on arrival.

The DEVEX 2014 Field Trip took place on Thursday 8th May 2014 with delegates visiting multiple localities to view metamorphic and sedimentary facies in the Dalradian Supergroup exposed along the Moray coast. Following the field trip, delegates enjoyed a 3-course dinner at the Banff Springs Hotel.

The cost for the excursion was £70 + VAT (Student Rate £30 + VAT). Diner and Transport was included. Please download the briefing document below for further information.

Please be advised, appropriate walking boots with ankle support and good tread and waterproof clothing (a set of waterproof coat/jacket and trousers) are essential. Anyone not dressed appropriately will not be allowed to attend due to health and safety.

Please be advised there is a maximum of capacity of 20 people for this trip, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Many thanks to Dominic McCormick from Shell for running the field trip and thanks to his colleagues for providing HSE and first aid cover.

If you would like to attend the Field Trip and do not have a PESGB membership you are welcome to apply here: PESGB MEMBERSHIP

DEVEX 2014 Field Trip Briefing Document
Banff Springs Hotel Dinner Menu

Young Professionals' Event

(Kindly Supported by Maersk Oil)

The Young Professionals Event took place during the DEVEX conference 2014 on Wednesday 7th May from 11.50am-1.20pm.

Entitled ‘Teamwork – The Greatest Technical Challenge’, the session was chaired by the PESGB President Oonagh Werngren MBE. A panel of industry leaders provided their view and answered questions on how to achieve inspirational leadership and focussed management in order to deliver results more effectively.

Several delegates joined Aberdeen’s YPs as they explored the subject of group intelligence, management and leadership. It is taken for granted that the most successful organisations, companies and teams respond to great leaders, inspirational management styles and the possession of great emotional intelligence. The Young Professionals explored this topic to hopefully guide and influence the next generation of managers.

Thanks for those who came and joined Aberdeen’s Oil and Gas Young Professionals, as they explored the softskills required for effective leadership within our industry. The event asked experienced managers from industry what approaches they use to inspire success amongst their teams. Are you a team player? How would you as a team member inspire successful team communication?

Attendance was free of charge for DEVEX attendees. For those not registered for DEVEX costs were (including lunch):

  • Members of SPE, PESGB or AFES: £20 + VAT
  • Non-Members: £30 + VAT