Experts will be keynote speakers

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Experts from a county oil and gas firm have been chosen as keynote speakers at a UK conference and exhibition.

Dräger’s oil and gas regional segment manager, Michail Tzouvelekis, and regional sales director of GasSecure AS, Ian Mackay, will be keynote speakers at the Topsides UK conference and exhibition.

Dräger is headline partner of Topsides UK, Europe’s first and only annual oil and gas event focusing solely on extending the life of ageing topsides installations in the UK’s offshore sector.

The two-day event being held on March 16-17 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre will enable the North Sea’s leading operators of existing assets, contractors, equipment manufacturers and service companies to learn how to work together more effectively and to understand ways of safely improving production, whilst lowering the cost of capital and operations spend. 

Michail Tzouvelekis, oil and gas regional segment manager,said: “Dräger is delighted to headline the first ever Topsides UK and I am delighted to be among the first keynote speakers. It’s a great initiative for the oil and gas industry and we’re proud to be involved from the very beginning in what we hope will become a successful annual event.“

During his keynote speech, Michail will look at the oil and gas market and how cost efficiency has to be balanced with safety.

Ian Mackay, Regional Sales Director of GasSecure AS, will talk about offshore project cost reduction through the use of fixed wireless gas detection systems. “The GS01 is a wireless device which offers unique features that can help to dramatically reduce project costs, something that is very attractive in this current low oil price climate.”

More than 60 exhibitors from across the North Sea have also been confirmed.

During the conference, headline speakers will cover topsides news, including late life extension projects, recycling of topsides facilities, TAR/turnaround, skills and new careers, cost and production efficiency and new technology.

There will be supply chain presentations provided by topsides-related contractors, service companies and equipment suppliers and installers – all focused on creating value.