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40th Annual Dinner (2018)

Friday, February 23, 2018 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

See Booking for the Annual Dinner for important information about booking. Also see Table Layout.

Sponsored so far: Gneiss Energy Limited,   RBC Capital Markets,   Shepherd and Wedderburn,   Wood Mackenzie,   Pinsent Masons LLP,   Adrok Limited,   Shell UK,   Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP,   CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP,   Total E&P UK Limited,   BNP Paribas,   NOF Energy,   Deloitte LLP,   Burness Paull LLP,   Eland Oil & Gas PLC,   Lockton Global Energy,   Cenkos Securities plc,   DNB Bank ASA,   Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets,   Ducatus Partners,   Baker Hughes, a GE Company,   

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

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

National Museum of Scotland
Click here on Google Maps to National Museum of Scotland.

This event is on the eve of the Scotland v. England at Murrayfield.

The event is catered by Wilde Thyme.

Robin Watson , Chief Executive , Wood
AD Principal Speaker

Robin is Chief Executive of Wood, a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets, with revenues of around $11 billion, employing 55,000 people in more than 60 countries.

Robin led Wood Group's acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler, culminating in the creation of Wood in October 2017. He was appointed Chief Executive of Wood Group in January 2016, having been Chief Operating Officer (COO) and an executive member of the Wood Group board since January 2013.

Robin has more than 30 years’ engineering and industry experience, with the past 13 years spent in a variety of executive positions and being actively engaged with various industry and Governmental representative bodies, including as Board member of Oil & Gas UK and between 2011 and 2015, on the Scottish Business Board, a cross-industry advisory group to the UK Government.

Robin is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, a Fellow of both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Energy Institute and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and an Honours Degree in Offshore & Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a position of Visiting Professor at the Robert Gordon University. Prior to joining Wood Group in 2010 he worked for Petrofac and Mobil Oil, in the UK and internationally.

Robin is passionate about helping the communities in which he works and has a proud track record of community involvement throughout his career. He is married with three children and has an active social life, enjoying travel, most sports and outdoor activities.

Andy Nicol
AD Guest Speaker

Andy Nicol won 23 Caps with Scotland over a 10 year career and was captain when Scotland won the Calcutta Cup in 2000. He was a member of two tours with the British and Irish Lions, to New Zealand in 1993 and Australia 2001 and enjoyed a long and successful career with Bath, where he became the first UK player to lift the prestigious Heineken Cup in 1998. Andy was inducted into the Scottish Rugby Hall of Fame in 2003.

Andy is currently a rugby pundit and commentator for the BBC and is well known on the after dinner circuit and regularly hosts dinners, conferences and business seminars. After 7 years with RBS Group, Andy left in 2012 to fulfil a long held ambition to run his own business and is now CEO of ABSTRACT, a business consultancy specialising in people development.


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See Sponsorship for more information about sponsorship, or contact us.


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

See Booking for the Annual Dinner for more detailed and important information. Currently, there are 0 of 88 tables available to be booked.

Click here for table layout plan.

Bookings for this event are limited to individual or corporate members of the The Scottish Oil Club. New membership must be established prior to making your booking. See Membership for information about membership.

All tables seat 10 people.

Corporate Members are entitled to book one full table of 10 seats. Corporate members who chose to become Sponsors are eligible for early booking, and can book up to three tables, during the first tranche of booking.

We hold a few tables for individual bookings. Individual members can book up to 4 individual seats at the individual tables. Individual members are not eligible to book full tables.


Dress is dinner jackets (black tie) with decorations.

06:30 p.m. Tray service drinks reception in Hawthornden Court, Kingdom of the Scots, and Explore galleries
07:50 p.m. Guests called to dinner in the Main Gallery
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 (approx)
10:30 p.m. Principal Guest Speaker (approx)
11:00 p.m. Guest Speaker (approx)
11:30 p.m. Close, President
01:30 a.m. Last orders at Bar
02:00 a.m. Venue Close

The pre-dinner reception will take place in Hawthornden Court, Kingdom of the Scots and Explore galleries. Guests should arrive via the Museum's Tower Entrance, located on the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge. Guest's names will be checked on arrival. A cloakroom is located in Hawthornden Court, on the left hand side, behind the lifts.


Chicken and Pistachio Terrine, Homemade Fig Chutney, Roasted Hazelnuts and Pistachios, Baby Leaf salad and a Bramble and Juniper vinaigrette

Pink grapefruit, Juniper and Thyme Sorbet

Confit Gressingham Duck Leg, Puy Lentils with Grain Mustard and Pancetta lardons, Mirabelle Plum Puree, Roast Butternut and Fine Beans, Sauce Poivre Vert

Chocolate Ganache, Bitter Orange Sorbet, salted caramel popcorn, Katy Rodgers Crème Fraiche and Candied Orange Zest

Fair trade coffee and Clipper organic tea with handmade chocolates
(Served with dessert)


The cost of a corporate table of 10 seats is £1500.00. The cost of an individual seat is £125.00 (maximum of 4 seats). Corporate Sponsorship is £1500.00. VAT will be added to these costs on the invoice.

Bookings are non-refundable after Saturday 30 September 2017.

Beverage Orders for the Event

Pre-orders for beverages, special dietary requirements including vegetarian orders, and/or cheese platters should be directly to the caterer Wilde Thyme.

Please complete and submit the caterer's Order Form for Beverages (Water, Wine, and Spirits) and any Special Menu Requests. Submit direct to Wilde Thyme without copy or notification to Scottish Oil Club. Multiple forms are provided here as some corporate systems may block one or more of these linked files.

The caterer, Wilde Thyme, requests that they receive your order by Friday, 2 February 2018.

On the night, you can order additional beverages from your table server. Please pay the server with cash or credit card on delivery. Due to the size of the event, bar "tabs" are not available.

Finding Your Seat at the Dinner

If you are a Table Host or guest, you will hear of your table number from your Table Coordinator. People with individual bookings will hear from the Executive Secretary prior to the event.

We also will have a poster with all names in alphabetic order and table numbers on display near the entrance to the National Museum of Scotland. We will indicate if the table is "stage left" or "stage right" (relative to the outward looking speaker on the stage). You will be able to find your name in the event programme for your table assignment.

Click here for table layout plan showing table numbers.

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