AMEC Chief Executive Samir Brikho to chair SPE Offshore Europe 2011

05/09/2010


AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, is pleased to announce that Chief Executive Samir Brikho has accepted the role of Chairman of SPE Offshore Europe 2011, the largest upstream oil and gas event outside North America.

The conference and exhibition is held every two years in Europe's energy capital of Aberdeen and the last event in 2009 achieved record-breaking attendance figures. The main theme for the 2011 event is 'Securing Safe, Smart, Sustainable Supply'.

SPE Offshore Europe 2011 will be held from 6-8 th September in Aberdeen and will draw many thousands of delegates to the conference and exhibition from around the world, reflecting the event's global reach.

Mr Brikho commented: "Despite its challenges, offshore exploration and production in Europe is an essential part of the energy portfolio and will continue to be developed as part of the energy mix. However, it is clear that to have a sustainable long-term industry we need to have in place effective environmental safeguards and safety regimes, the most appropriate technology and well-trained and motivated people working together within a supportive financial and regulatory framework. The conference theme addresses the challenges we face in the coming years and I am honoured to chair SPE Offshore Europe 2011."

Mr Brikho, 52, was appointed Chief Executive of AMEC plc in October 2006 and has transformed the company into a leading supplier of high-value consultancy, engineering and project management services to the world's natural resources, nuclear, clean energy, water and environmental sectors. From May 2008 to May 2010 Mr Brikho served as Chairman of the UK Energy Excellence Board, launched by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the UK Government's international business development organisation. He was also appointed UK business ambassador in February 2010.

Details on the conference sub-themes, plenary, panel and technical sessions will be revealed later this year, with an official Call for Papers outlining all categories to be announced shortly. Supporting the 2011 conference content will be a programme of Topical Lunches and Breakfast Briefings.

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