Ireland E&P discussed at the 2nd Ireland Oil & Gas 2014 Summit on 4th-5th June in Dublin

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2014 is a pivotal year for Ireland’s oil and gas industry, with exploration of key prospects underway and a new licensing round due to commence in just a few weeks’ time. The mood at the 2nd Ireland Oil & Gas Summit was one of enthusiasm and excitement, and a feeling that perhaps Ireland will soon be firmly placed on the global map of oil and gas.

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With more than 120 delegates in attendance from more than 80 companies and organisations, the meeting brought together an exceptional cross-section of companies and individuals with a vested interest in realising Ireland’s hydrocarbon potential. IRN gathered an exceptional panel of speakers from Woodside, Providence, Nalcor Oil & Gas, Petrel Resources, Belize Natural Energy, Lansdowne Oil and Gas, Infrastrata, Fastnet Oil & Gas, and Europa Oil & Gas amongst others, who provided attendees with detailed analysis of present state of the oil and gas industry across Ireland.

The meeting was opened on the first day by Ciarán Ó hÓbáin, the Principal Officer of the Petroleum Affairs Division of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Ireland. His presentation gave delegates a sound overview of exploration of Ireland to date and the Country’s regulatory regime.

Marie Cowan, the Director of Geological Survey from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment of Northern Ireland gave a significant update on the status of oil and gas exploration in Northern Ireland on the afternoon of Day 1.

The audience of the 2nd Annual Ireland Oil & Gas 2014 Summit consisted of senior level representatives from Petrel Resources; Lansdowne Oil & Gas; Sosina Exploration; Providence Resources; Irish Offshore Operators Association (IOOA); Scottish Parliament; Europa Oil & Gas; Aon; Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster (IMERC); Energy Institute (Republic of Ireland); Nalcor Energy - Oil & Gas; Commission for Energy Regulations; Republic of Ireland; Fastnet Oil & Gas; Woodside Energy; Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources; Infrastrata; Fugro Survey; Veritas Academy; Expro North Sea; RPS Group; Petroleum Geo-Services; IHS; A&D Publishing; IMERC; Lex Risks; Schlumberger; Tullow Oil; Ronayne Shipping; ADTI; Technip UK; Clarksons Offshore; Total; Turner & Townsend Energy; ThyssenKrupp Energy & Power; Zenith Energy; HSM Offshore; Galway Harbour Company; StormGeo; Sumitomo Corporation Europe; Ion Geophysical; Deloitte; Statoil UK; Wood Group Kenny Ireland; Arup; Woodside Energy; TESS Aberdeen; Senergy; EirQual; CB&I UK; ConocoPhillips; ERM; Searcher Seismic; Shell E&P Ireland; Hunt Oil; Subsea 7; Matheson; Marsh Limited; FMC Technologies; Digital Bananas Technology; Murgitroyd & Company; C&C Reservoirs; Searcher Seismic; WhitneyMoore; Offshore Engineer; Royal Norwegian Embassy; Embassy of France; Embassy of the Republic of Poland; Embassy of Brazil; EIRCOM; National Maritime College of Ireland; UK Trade and Investment, Embassy of United Kingdom; Embassy of Hungary; Irish-Ukrainian Trade Association; Embassy of Mexico; Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI); Inshore Ireland Publishing; AzEire Petroleum, and International Natural Energy.

The Summit was sponsored by the Irish E&P company, Providence Resources, the key geophysical company focused on the North West European Continental Shelf; Fugro, the world-class energy information company; his, the oilfield services company; Expro, the innovative training provider; Veritas Academy, and the global multi-disciplinary consultancy RPS. The geophysical company Petroleum Geo-Services – PGS, who possess the world’s most extensive 3D MultiClient data library, was the Summit’s Gold sponsor, while the UK’s largest insurance broker, Aon, was a Lunch sponsor.

The event was also supported by the World Energy Council – Irish Member Committee. Furthermore, IRN donated a substantial amount of the Summit proceedings to its Charity Partner, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, who work for social justice and the creation of a more just, caring nation.

More pictures and information can be found on the website http://www.irelandsummit.com. Documentation and presentations from this year are available for purchase for those who were unable to attend.

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