Supply chain firms supporting the oil and gas sector have been urged to grab an opportunity for growth and innovation as leading trade organisation Oil & Gas UK launched its 2017 Share Fair.

The high profile one-day event will be hosted at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on November 1. Its distinctive format attracted over 650 delegates in 2016.

Major operators and contactor companies will gather at the granite city venue to highlight forward work plans for the sector over the next 12-18 months.

Oil & Gas UK today revealed that more one-to-one sessions will take place this year than ever before.  The event will also include presentations from operators, tier 1 contractors and an exhibition showcasing the innovative products and technologies within the supply chain.

Stephen Marcos Jones, Oil & Gas UK’s director of business excellence, said:

“Share Fair 2017 is a great opportunity for the UK’s oil and gas supply chain.

“As confidence slowly returns to the basin, companies will be looking to build on the efficiency gains achieved in the last two years. The distinctive format of this event allows companies to directly identify the innovative solutions needed by major purchasers.

“It is why this event continues to be a huge success for the industry.

“We’re delighted to have secured the most one-to-one sessions of any Share Fair and look forward to revealing more exciting event details in the weeks leading up Share Fair 2017.

“We would urge any supply chain business looking to engage in the UK Continental Shelf to utilise this exciting chance to showcase their expertise.”

Leading service provider, Petrofac, is a keen supporter of the Oil and Gas UK Share Fair. Graham Wallace, Head of Commercial and Supply Chain for the Group’s Engineering and Production Services, West, business said:

“The personal format of this event ensures delegates have access to first-hand information about future development plans in the UKCS, and the challenges facing operators and contractors. It provides an excellent platform to showcase and share ideas, and to identify areas of collaboration that will help the supply chain drive further value through innovation and efficiency. We look forward to returning again this year.”