Wood Mackenzie at SPE Offshore Europe 2023

Accelerating the transition to a better energy future

Wood Mackenzie is proud to announce being at Offshore Europe 2023 as the official sponsor of the Energy Transition Zone. You can find us at stand 2A64 within the Energy Transition Zone between 5th - 8th September in Aberdeen, Scotland to ask your key questions to our experts as well as demo Lens Upstream and have the opportunity to win a North Sea CCUS and Oil and Gas Wall Map.

Ahead of the conference, we are hosting a webinar, 'Route to Net Zero' on the 16th August, which acts as an introduction to what our speakers will be showcasing at Offshore Europe in the Energy Transition Zone. Find out more


Speaking Slots - Energy Transition Theatre


September 5th 11:30-12:00: Can the UK meet its 2030 CCUS target?

Mhairidh Evans, Head of CCUS Research

Many companies and governments now recognise CCUS (carbon capture, utilisation and storage) as one of the critical levers in meeting net zero goals. Developing CCUS projects requires dedicated policy support, industry appetite and investor backing. We have seen a proliferation of announcements since 2021. But are they enough? In this presentation, Wood Mackenzie will explore how well-positioned the UK is to deliver CCUS this decade – both on the international stage and against its national targets.

  • Why the UK CCUS market stands out in the global context
  • The roadmap to 2030 and progress toward national targets
  • The public and private investment required to get there

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September 6th 14:30-15:00: Hydrogen: How the North Sea can compete in a crowded market

Murray Douglas, Global Head, Hydrogen and Ammonia Research

Low-carbon hydrogen opportunities have emerged rapidly across the globe. As producers race to secure the best opportunities, policymakers are under pressure to put the rules in place and provide financial support to this nascent industry. Wood Mackenzie’s breadth of expertise across upstream, power, chemicals, metals, and more, provides an integrated and fully costed view of the true challenge in scaling up low-carbon hydrogen. Using Wood Mackenzie’s full value-chain analysis of hydrogen and derivatives, this presentation will explore:

  • The growing opportunity for hydrogen in the North Sea
  • Aligning the costs of producers and off takers to create a market
  • The North Sea’s hydrogen potential in the global context

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September 7th: 13:00-13:30: UKCS Emissions in the Global Context

Gail Anderson, Research Director, North Sea Upstream

Upstream emissions have become a key metric of the upstream sector for regulators, operator and investors. Wood Mackenzie’s sector leading, asset level, emissions analysis provides global insights into this increasingly important facet of the business. Using Wood Mackenzie’s emissions analysis this presentation will explore:

  • Emissions trends across the North Sea
  • The impact of electrification over the life-cycle
  • North Sea emissions in the global context
  • Domestic production emissions vs imports

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Speaking Slots - Hydrogen Hub


September 5th: 12:00-12:30: Building Industry Readiness for Hydrogen

Greig Boulstridge, Research Associate, Hydrogen

What is the state of readiness for Hydrogen? Although there is a large project pipeline it is still unclear whether policy support will be sufficient to really lift the market off the ground. In addition, we see a shortfall in electrolyser supply which would constrain growth and limit the pace of project development.

  • Overview of hydrogen projects in NW Europe
  • Current policy situation in NW Europe and why strong policy is essential for creating industry readiness
  • Is electrolyser manufacturing capacity enough to meet demand?

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What is SPE Offshore Europe?

The transition to a sustainable energy future depends on our industry. SPE Offshore Europe helps the offshore energy value chain to accelerate the transition to a better energy future by uniting the power of expertise, knowledge and innovative technology to drive progress.

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