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The 34th Annual Dinner of the Scottish Oil Club
3rd February 2012

Sold out in May 2011. See here for more info on bookings.

Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh
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On the eve of the Rugby International Match between Scotland and England at Murrayfield.
Sponsored (so far) 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,   

Bob Keiller, Group Director for Wood Group PSN division, CEO Wood Group PSN
Principal Guest Speaker

Currently CEO of Wood Group PSN. Bob has a Master of Engineering degree from Heriot-Watt University and is a chartered engineer. Past positions include CEO of Production Services Network, Ltd. and chairman of the Offshore Contracting Association.


Fred MacAuley

With his popular breakfast radio show and a string of TV credits, he is one of the most famous faces of Scottish comedy today. His on screen reputation and on air witticisms are the product of years of experience on the live circuit, including a stint as the first ever-Scottish compere at the Comedy Store in London.

Fred started out in the world of stand-up comedy at the age of 31. He has gone on to be a regular performer at the Edinburgh Fringe and at comedy festivals worldwide. He has been presenting the very funny and eventful MacAulay and Co on BBC Radio Scotland since June 1997 and began hosting his own panel game on BBC Radio 4 entitled "I Guess That's Why They Call It The News" in 2009.

Fred has successfully featured and presented many programmes for BBC TV: he hosted one series of the talk show "McCoist and MacAulay" and two seasons of "Life According to Fred". He has appeared as a guest on comedy quiz shows "They Think It's All Over", "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue", "Just A Minute", "QI", "The News Quiz", "Mock the Week" and "Have I Got News For You". He also co-hosted "Life According To Fred", "Hoots", "Simply Fred" and appeared in "Comic Relief Does Fame Academy".

Born Perth, 1956, he attended Killin Primary, Rattray Primary, Blairgowrie High School and Perth Academy. Fred went on to study at the University of Dundee and graduated with an MA Degree in Accountancy in 1978. He received an honorary doctorate (LLD) from Dundee University in 2006. He is also is a former Rector of the University. In 2003 he entertained the troops in Iraq and in January 2011 scaled Kilimanjaro in a charity climb. Fred is a Patron of a number of charities and is an Ambassador for the Prince's Scottish Youth Business Trust. He is married with three children.


Sponsors for the event (so far) are:


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


Note: layout will change slightly due to change of venue

Click image at left to see the approximate table layout.

Bookings for this event are limited to members of the Scottish Oil Club. New membership must be established prior to making your booking. Existing members will renew their membership in July 2011 for the new season, as usual. See Membership for information about membership.

We hold a few tables for individual bookings.

Corporate Members are entitled to book one full table of ten (10) seats, or one-half a full table (5 seats). Half tables are noted in the published programme as hosted tables. Corporate members who chose to become Sponsors are eligible for early booking.

Individual members can book individual seats at the individual tables. Individual members are not eligible to book one-half or full tables.

All tables are 5-feet in diameter and can seat up to 11 if the host prefers. Tables for twelve, or larger diameter tables, are available.

See Booking for 34th Annual Dinner 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: Harris Suite on EICC Level 1 (by invitation only)
7:50 p.m. Guests called to dinner in the EICC Cromdale Hall
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 (bar open later into the evening for those who wish to stay)


Crab and leek Tart, Watercress, Orange Salad, Citrus Creme Fraiche • Elderflower and Lemon Sorbet • Fillet of Scottish Beef, Mustard Potato, Haggis Bon Bon, Creamed Savoy Cabbage, Roasted Carrots, Red Wine Jus • Praline Cream Pots with Amaretto, Cinnamon White Chocolate biscuit, Pistachio Ice Cream • Coffee with Chocolates

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


The cost is UKP£120 + 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 available upon request.

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

Pre-orders for beverages, special dietary requirements including vegetarian orders, and/or cheese platters should be directly to the EICC via email. Please complete the form Order Form for Wine and Spirits and Special Menu Requests (Microsoft Word DOC Format) and fax it to the EICC (their fax numbers 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 fax to the EICC by 20th January 2012.

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