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37th Annual Dinner of the Scottish Oil Club
March 20, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

The event is sold out. A waiting list is available.

Edinburgh International Conference Center
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On the eve of the Rugby International Match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield.

Sponsored (so far) by: Macquarie Capital (Europe) Ltd,  RBC Capital Markets,  FWB Park Brown,  Shepherd and Wedderburn,  Wood Mackenzie,  Marsh Ltd,  Premier Oil plc,  Pinsent Masons LLP,  Diamond Cooper,  Shell UK Ltd,  Vigo Communications,  Cenkos,  FirstEnergy Capital,  Stronachs,  Burness Paull,  Bond Dickinson,  Apollo Offshore Engineering,  Energy Ventures Ltd,  Total E&P UK,  Royal Bank of Scotland,  Aon Risk Solutions,  Eland Oil & Gas Plc,  DNB Bank ASA,  BP,  Diamond Offshore Drilling (UK) Ltd,  CMS Cameron McKenna,  Commonwealth Bank of Australia,  BNP Paribas,  Cripps Sears & Partners,  Maxwell Drummond International,  Dron & Dickson,  Adrok Ltd,  Deloitte,  Escape Recruitment,  Petrofac,  Lockton Global Energy,  

Andrew Mackenzie , CEO , BHP Billiton
Principal Guest Speaker

Andrew was appointed Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc in May 2013. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 10 May 2013. Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in oil and gas, petrochemicals and minerals. He joined BHP Billiton in November 2008 as Chief Executive Non-Ferrous and commenced as Chief Executive Officer in May 2013. Prior to BHP Billiton, Andrew worked at Rio Tinto, where he was Chief Executive of Diamonds and Minerals, and BP where he held a number of senior roles, including Group Vice President for Technology and Engineering, and Group Vice President for Chemicals.

Alistair Campbell , Author, Journalist, and Former Labour Party's Director of Communications and Strategy
Guest Speaker

Alastair Campbell is well known for being Tony Blair's press secretary. He was given the post of official spokesman in 1994.Before moving in the political arena, Alastair studied modern languages at Cambridge and carved out a career in journalism, becoming news editor of Today at the age of 29. Alastair's career in the media was so successful that he became political editor of the Daily Mirror. Whilst holding this post, he was also one of Labour leader Neil Kinnock's closest advisers. Alastair then moved on to take up the role that was to eventually make him a household name, spokesman for Tony Blair. The Labour victory in 1997 saw Alastair become chief press secretary to the new Prime Minister, Tony Blair. He remained in that post until his resignation in 2003.


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


Dress is dinner jackets (black tie) with decorations.

06:30 p.m. Tray service drinks reception in the Banqueting Foyer
07:00 p.m. By Invitation Only: Presidents Reception: EICC's Kilsyth Suite
07:50 p.m. Guests called to dinner in the {{ ad.venue.name }} Cromdale Hall
08:00 p.m. President and guests led by piper to top table
08:15 p.m. Welcome, President, The Scottish Oil Club
08:20 p.m. Grace followed by Dinner
10:15 p.m. After dinner toasts
10:30 p.m. Principal Guest Speaker
11:00 p.m. Guest Speaker
11:30 p.m. Close, President
01:00 a.m. Carriages (bar open later into the evening for those who wish to stay)


Smoked Bacon, Dunsyre Blue Cheese and Onion Tart Watercress, Pine Nut and Celeriac Salad Grain Mustard Dressing
Lemon Sorbet
Scottish Beef Fillet, Braised Brisket Bite Red Cabbage, Hazelnuts with Chestnut Mushrooms Gratin Potato, Green Beans Wholegrain Mustard Jus
Praline Cream Baked Pots Rum and Raisin Brownie Bites
Fresh Brewed Coffee with Chocolates


The cost is £125.00 per person plus VAT. Membership is required to make a booking for this event..

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