PETEX Fringe Events Programme


Alongside the main technical sessions, we had an exciting programme of fringe events at PETEX 2021 for you to get involved with!

To view any of the recorded Fringe Events, visit our Virtual Event Platform to get started

Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th November | Days 1 & 2 

A session from the PESGB Special Interest Groups (SIG) and find out more about their specific topic focus and upcoming activities. Our SIGs gave individual presentations. Check out the speaker programme below

PESGB SIG Hub at PETEX – Speaker Programme


Tuesday 23rd – Thursday 25th November | Days 1 – 3 (see links below for timings)

The evolving job market in an energy transition spells a complex mix of transference of skills alongside the skills retention needed to re-energise an ever more challenging traditional hydrocarbon sector. Join us at the Future of Work Zone at PETEX 2021 for insights and advice.

This Future of Work Zone was hosted on the exhibition floor. There were various opportunities to participate in the different sessions that have been scheduled. Across the 3 days, you could attend:  1:1 Discussion Meeting, 1:1 Speed Coaching Session and Speaker Presentations. Click on the links below to find out more.

Energilink 1:1 Discussion Meeting

Leda Concordy 1:1 Speed Coaching Session

Future of Work – Speaker Presentations


Tuesday 23rd – Thursday 25th November | Days 1 – 3 (13.00-13.45 – during lunch breaks)

The next generation of geoscientists have recently graduated from their MSc courses. These lunchtime sessions offered a great opportunity to see presentations from a selection of award winning MSc students from across the UK.

MSc Student Winners – Speaker Programme


Wednesday 24th November | Day 2 (08.00-10.00)

PROSPEX at PETEX opened with the UK Exploration Forum breakfast meeting.  A fantastic opportunity to network with other explorers active in the UK, as well as join discussions on future opportunities and challenges for the industry.

Welcome and breakfast refreshments

1. Introduction and overview
2. Current UK environment & post-COP26 (OGUK insights)
3. The Case for continued UKCS Exploration and Appraisal
4. Licencing Update (Checkpoint & 33rd Licensing Round)
5. CCS Exploration and Appraisal
6. Task Force 2022 Priorities


This event is kindly sponsored by:


Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th November | Days 2 & 3 (10.00-17.00 each day)

For the first time, we bought PROSPEX to PETEX! Over 2-days, companies and agencies shared exciting prospects and investment opportunities to share, both in the UK and internationally. This was followed by a keynote talk from Oil & Gas Authority, as well as presentations on success stories and future energy opportunities.

Take a look at the PROSPEX 2021 Programme here.



Wednesday 24th November | Day 2 (12.45-13:45)

Will Energy Companies Investing in Renewables be Successful?

Throughout the pandemic, conversations around the role Oil and Gas Companies will play in achieving international net zero targets have been escalating almost uncontrollably. In this years’ Energy Debate, we dsicussed ‘Will energy companies investing in renewables be successful?’

In this highly anticipated discussion, we looked to define firstly what success looks like. Is success financial, regulatory emissions target or consumer perception driven? We explored, through our experienced panellists, how and if this success is achievable and if success will be measured differently on local and international scales. How do we ensure that accountability for emissions reduction and climate change mitigation is appropriately shared by individuals, companies, and governments?

We were joined by: Mark Ireland (Lecturer in Energy Geosciences, Newcastle University), David Linden (Head of Energy Transition, Westwood Global Energy Group), Francesca Bell (Senior Investor Relations Adviser, OGUK) and Cameron Brown (Environment & Carbon Lead, Shell).


Thursday 25th November | Day 3 (09.00-17.30)

Another first for PETEX was the Africa Live Event at PETEX! There was a full oral presentation programme showcasing abstracts with topics that span across the regions of Africa. Y

Thank you to our Technical Programme Sponsor:



Thursday 25th November | Day 3 (10.30-12.30 / 13.30-16.30)

The oil and gas industry is facing unprecedented change with the commitment to transition to net zero by 2050. Digital transformation will be key to delivering this change by streamlining access to knowledge and sharing it effectively between explorers, regulators and service companies.

Session 3 of our event series included live presentations (AM) and demonstrations (PM) at PETEX.

View the 25th November programme


This event series was organised in collaboration with:



Thursday 25th November | Day 3 (10.30-11.15 / 12.45-13.45 / 15.15-16.00)

As part of the Africa Live Event, there was a dedicated session for YPs to meet industry reps to chat and answer any questions on the industry, careers or their individual experiences. Our representatives werr from different corners of the industry and have a range of experience across the E&P sector!

This event was kindly sponsored by: