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"The 33rd Annual Dinner of the Scottish Oil Club"
11th February 2011

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Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh

On the eve of the Rugby International Match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield.
Sponsored by: MatchPoint,   Wood Mackenzie,   RBC Capital Markets,   Shepherd and Wedderburn,   Park Brown International,   Cenkos,   Cairn Energy PLC,   BP,   Premier Oil,   Cripps Sears and Partners,   Eland Oil & Gas PLC,   BNP Paribas,   Pinsent Masons LLP,   Central Insurance Services,   Burness Paull,   Diamond Offshore Drilling,   Shell,   Bond Dickinson,   Salos-Sunesis,   Costain Upstream,   Maxwell Drummond,   Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Limited,   Petrofac,   Energy Ventures,   Royal Bank of Scotland,   Aon Limited,   Maersk Oil UK,   Deloitte,   CMS Cameron McKenna,   FirstEnergy Capital,   WildWell,   Evercore,   Nord Stream AG,   Centrica,   Commonwealth Bank of Australia,   

Simon Henry
Principal Guest Speaker
Chief Financial Officer, Member Board of Directors
Royal Dutch Shell

Simon Henry became Chief Financial Officer on May 1, 2009, and was appointed an Executive Director with effect from May 20, 2009. He joined Shell in 1982 as an engineer at the Stanlow refinery in the UK. After qualifying as a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 1989, he held various finance posts, including Finance Manager of Marketing in Egypt, Controller for the Upstream business in Egypt, Oil Products Finance Adviser for Asia Pacific, Finance Director for the Mekong Cluster and, up to the end of 2000, General Manager Finance for the South East Asian Retail business. He was appointed Head of Group Investor Relations in 2001 and most recently served as Executive Vice President Finance for Exploration and Production from 2004 until his current appointment.


Kevin Bridges

Kevin Bridges is on the way up. After his hugely successful appearance in 2009 on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow. Kevin landed a spot as a guest on Friday Night with Jonathon Ross in May 2010. As well as having a strong hometown (Glasgow) following, Kevin has taken his style of observational, cutting edge comedy all over the Globe. Performing throughout Ireland Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Canada along with tours of the Far East and Middle East. Kevin is fastest act to sell out all 28 nights of his Edinburgh Fringe Festival run and adding a staggering 15 extra shows, which also sold out! A favourite with the punters but also the critics, Kevin received 5 star reviews and a nomination for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards "Best Newcomer".


Sponsors for the event are:


Sponsorship is available. Sponsorship booking commenced in April 2010. Sponsors are entitled for early booking for one or a maximum of two tables at the time of becoming a sponsor and get first rights to book rooms out of the Club's (small) allocation of rooms at the Sheraton (only about 45 rooms available!). Contact the Executive Secretary for details, or see Sponsorship.

See Sponsorship for more information about sponsorship, or contact The Executive Secretary of The Scottish Oil Club.


Bookings for all seats and table completed in July 2010 with an email announcement sent to all Members and contacts of The Scottish Oil Club, and an announcement on the Club's web site www.scottishoil.org.uk. There was no pre-announcement of this start of booking. Bookings proceeded for members in a first-come first-served basis. Sponsors were book tables at the time they agree to become a sponsor.

Table assignments are made for Members in strict order of the date/time of booking requests being received via email. Telephone/FAX/verbal bookings are not accepted. Provisional bookings are not accepted. Following receipt of your table booking, you will be issued an invoice and asked to select your table from those currently available (click on icon at left, or here to see the tables currently available). The Club will maintain an waiting list for those who who try to make bookings after all tables are booked. The Club will hold a few tables for individual seat bookings. Table assignments for individual seats are made close to the event's date and cannot be pre-booked.

Contact the Scottish Oil Club Secretary for more information.


Dress is dinner jackets (black tie) with decorations.

6:30 p.m. Tray service drinks reception in the Banqueting Foyer
7:00 p.m. Presidents Reception: The Wallace 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
8:05 p.m. Welcome, President, The Scottish Oil Club
8:20 p.m. Dinner
9:55 p.m. After dinner toasts
10:10 p.m. Principal Guest Speaker
10:40 p.m. Guest Speaker
11:00 p.m. Close, President
1:00 a.m. Carriages


Vegetarian meals are available via the Wine order form (below).


The cost is UKP£110 + VAT per person for Members of The Scottish Oil Club and their Guests. Tables are sized for (5-feet diameter) for 10 people. Tables of 12 are not available (to maximise the number of tables, head-count, and optimise space availability).

Wine Orders for the Event - Due one week before the event to the Sheraton

Pre-orders for beverages, special dietary requirements including vegetarian orders, and/or cheese platters should be directly to the Sheraton via email. Please complete the form Order Form for Wine and Spirits and Special Menu Requests (Microsoft Word Format) and email it to the Sheraton (email address shown on the form).

Your order will be at your table prior to your start of the event. Should you wish to set up a tab on the night your host can do this by credit card, with a receipt issued at the end of the evening. Orders must be sent via email to the Sheraton one (1) week before the event.

Also see Sheraton Hotel Parking Information .

The contact at the hotel is:
Carron Webster,
Events Executive,
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa
1 Festival Square
Edinburgh EH3 9SR
Hotel Tel: 44 131 229 9131
Direct Tel: 44 131 221 6445
Fax: 44 131 228 4510

Hotel Rooms and Hospitality at the Venue

Due to the rugby event the following day, hotel rooms will be in short supply in Edinburgh this weekend.

The Scottish Oil Club and Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa has reserved a block of rooms for guests staying over the night of the dinner (and the preceding night) at favourable rates. Book as early as possible to secure these rooms.

Note: as of June 2010 there are no more rooms from this allocation.

Corporate members of the Club may wish to entertain their guests before the dinner in separate hospitality suites. The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa has a number of hospitality suites available and should be booked direct with the Hotel and not through the Club.

Hosts and members are requested to book rooms directly with the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa rather than via the Club.

The contact at the hotel is:
Carron Webster,
Events Executive,
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa
1 Festival Square
Edinburgh EH3 9SR
Hotel Tel: 44 131 229 9131
Direct Tel: 44 131 221 6445
Fax: 44 131 228 4510

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