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Thursday, 23 March 2017, 6 p.m., Edinburgh
How Much More Complicated Can it Get?

Paul de Leeuw, Director, Director, Robert Gordon University, Oil and Gas Institute

Sponsorship is provided by Scottish Oil Club (Students).

This event occurred on: Thursday, 23 March 2017, 6 p.m.


Funding for student participation from member universities provided by Scottish Oil Club.


It has been a truly challenging time in the oil and gas industry over the last few years. With some green shoots on the horizon, the mix of the new Trump administration, the temporary OPEC cuts, the possible fall-out of Brexit, the impact of the climate change agreement and many other political and economic events will inevitably shape the energy industry in years to come. So can it get more complicated and if so, how can we deal with this?


Paul has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 28 years for a number of companies, including Shell, Marathon Oil, Amoco, BP, Venture Production and Centrica. His broad business and deep commercial background include senior leadership roles in strategy, commercial, business development, planning and supply chain. Before joining Robert Gordon University in July 2014, Paul was the Strategy and Commercial Director for Centrica Energy’s upstream business.

He is currently the Director of the Oil and Gas Institute at Robert Gordon University, Chairman of the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre, Chairman of PlanSea and Vice-chairman of Robert Gordon College. Paul is a board member of the Oil and Gas Technology Centre and a member of the Scottish Government’s Industry Leadership Group for Oil & Gas. He is also a regular commentator on developments in the oil and gas industry.

Paul holds a Master degree (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Twente (Netherlands) and a MBA from the Cass Business School (UK).

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