The Scottish Oil Club

The Scottish Oil Club is a national forum for the presentation and discussion of views on the economic, industrial, technological and political aspects of petroleum and other energy resources.


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"The 28th Annual Dinner of the Scottish Oil Club"

Dr. Tony Hayward
BP Group CEO Exploration and Production


David Sole

Captain, Scotland National Rugby Team

Friday, 24th February 2006
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa

On the eve of the Calcutta Cub Rugby Championship, Murrayfield

David Sole, Captain, Scotland National Rugby Team

An inspirational captain and a fearsome front-row forward, Sole will always be remembered as the man who led Scotland on their slow walk onto the Murrayfield pitch which so ignited the crowd and led to Grand Slam glory in 1990. First capped in 1986, Sole went on to appear 44 times for his country including a record 25 appearances as captain. In 1989, Sole toured Australia with the British Lions and, at the last World Cup, brought his articulate views to the rugby-watching world, co-commentating on television.

Principal Guest

Dr. Tony Hayward, BP Chief Executive, Exploration and Production

Dr Hayward joined the BP group in 1982 and following a series of technical and commercial roles in BP Exploration in London, Aberdeen, France, China and Glasgow, he became executive assistant to Lord Browne in 1990. Two years later he moved to Colombia as Exploration manager, and in September 1995 he became president of the BP group in Venezuela. In August 1997 he returned to London as a director of BP Exploration.  He became group vice president of BP Amoco Exploration and Production as well as a member of the group's Upstream executive committee in 1999. He was appointed group treasurer in September 2000 where his responsibilities included global treasury operations, Foreign exchange dealing, corporate finance, project finance and mergers and acquisitions. Dr Hayward became an executive vice president in April 2002. He became chief operating officer - Exploration and Production in November 2002 and chief executive officer - Exploration and Production in January 2003.  Dr. Hayward's PhD is in Geology from the University of Edinburgh, 1982.


The following are Sponsors of the 28th Annual Dinner (2006) of the Scottish Oil Club.

  • CMS-Cameron McKenna
  • Ledingham Chalmers
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn
  • Wood Mackenzie
  • Bank of Scotland


Dress will be dinner jackets with decorations.

6:30 p.m. Tray service drinks reception in the Banqueting Foyer
7:00 p.m. Presidentís Reception: The Melville Suite
7:50 p.m. Guests called to dinner in the Edinburgh Suite
8:00 p.m. President and guests led by piper to top table
8:10 p.m. Welcome, Stephen Kew, President, The Scottish Oil Club
  Grace, David Sole
8:15 p.m. Dinner
Truffle Potato and Leek Cream Soup with Marjaoram and Creme Fraiche
Pan Fried Beef Fillet
Maris Piper Potato Cake
Red Onion Jam
Asparagus and Shiraz Jus
Banana Gateau with White Chocolate and Ginger Scented Sauce
9:55 After dinner toasts
10:10 Dr. Tony Hayward
10:35 David Sole
11:00 p.m. Close, Stephen Kew
01:00 a.m. Carriages



The cost is £85 + VAT per person for Members of The Scottish Oil Club and their Guests. Individual bookings are accepted.

Tables are sized for 10 (5 feet diameter) or 12 (6 feet diameter) people.  Subsequent full tables (10 or 12 people) after the first full table booking are available at a discounted cost of £70 + VAT per person.


Bookings will commence in September 2005 with letters and emails sent to all Members of The Scottish Oil Club.  Table assignments will be made in strict order of the date/time of booking commitments being received via email, fax, or postal mail.  Telephone bookings are not accepted. Following receipt of your booking, you will be asked to select  your table from those currently available (click on icon at left, or here  to see the tables currently available).

Contact the Scottish Oil Club Secretary for more information.