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41st Annual Dinner (2019)

Friday, March 8, 2019 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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

As of 8th March 2019 13:05, there is 0 of 89 full tables available for new bookings. There are no individual seats available at this time.

Sponsored so far: Gneiss Energy Limited,   RBC Capital Markets,   Wood Mackenzie,   Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP,   Eland Oil & Gas PLC,   Brodies LLP,   Total E&P UK,   Shell U.K. Limited,   Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP,   BP,   BNP Paribas,   DNB Bank ASA,   CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP,   Burness Paull LLP,   Transocean Drilling U.K. Limited,   Pinsent Masons LLP,   Lloyds Bank plc,   Cenkos Securities plc,   Cairn Energy PLC,   Lockton Global Energy,   

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF
Click here on Google Maps to National Museum of Scotland.

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

The event is catered by Wilde Thyme.

Jon Erik Reinhardsen, Chair of the Board, Equinor ASA

Principal Guest Speaker

Reinhardsen was the Chief Executive Officer of Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) from 2008 – August 2017. PGS delivers global geophysical- and reservoir services. The company has its headquarters in Oslo and offices in 17 countries with approximately 1,800 employees. In the period 2005 – 2008 Reinhardsen was President Growth, Primary Products in the international aluminium company Alcoa Inc. with headquarters in the US, and he was in this period based in New York.

From 1983 to 2005, Reinhardsen held various positions in the Aker Kværner group, including Group Executive Vice President of Aker Kværner ASA, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of Aker Kværner Oil & Gas AS in Houston and Executive Vice President in Aker Maritime ASA. Education: Reinhardsen has a Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics and Geophysics from the University of Bergen. He has also attended the International Executive Program at the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

He also is a member of the board of directors of Oceaneering International, Inc., Borregaard ASA, Telenor ASA and Awilhelmsen AS.

Jo Caufield, Actress, Writer, and comedian, Jo Caufield

Guest Speaker

Whether you’ve seen her on TV shows such as “Have I Got News For You” or “Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow”, heard her on the radio on “Just a Minute” or “Stop The Press”, or caught her live at one of her award-winning Edinburgh Festival shows, the chances are you’re already familiar with Jo’s work.

Described by The Observer as “one of the finest female comics at work” and by The Scotsman as “quite simply, a damn funny woman” Jo can regularly be seen headlining the UK’s biggest and best comedy clubs. She is also in high demand on the corporate circuit, speaking at and hosting dinners and award ceremonies for many leading companies across the UK and beyond.

Behind scenes Jo is a respected writer, having served as a writer / programme consultant on all five series of Graham Norton’s BAFTA Award winning “So Graham Norton” and as head writer on both Ruby Wax’s “Waiting Game” and Zoe Ball’s “Strictly Dance Fever”. Jo has also written for – among others – Joan Rivers, Ant & Dec and Anne Robinson.

Jo is also a popular and respected warm-up for many high-profile TV shows.

In 2018 she won the “SGFringe Stand-Up Comedy Award” and gained critical acclaim for her performance as Helena Brandt in the sell-out Fringe run of the play, Brexit.

How it all began…

Jo was born in Wales and raised in England, her parents are Irish and she now lives in Scotland. At the age of 17 she moved to London and spent two years living in a squat and playing drums in a rockabilly band. Given that she had a better sense of style than of rhythm, her music career was short-lived, but she looked great throughout.

Whilst working as a waitress Jo accompanied a friend to a comedy club open mic, and drunkenly decided that she could do just as well as those on stage, she promptly signed up for a spot and performed her first set. Unfortunately, whilst her beer fuelled bravado took care of any first night nerves; it did little to help her remember what she’s talked about. Determined to take comedy seriously she set about writing a proper set, getting gigs and started her own comedy club.

Working her way though the ranks, Jo soon made a name for herself on the circuit, landing bigger and better gigs as well as numerous writing projects.

Jo moved to Edinburgh in 2013, having fallen in love with the city during numerous Fringe runs – she even chose “The History of Edinburgh” as her specialist subject when she appeared on Celebrity Mastermind in 2017.


Sponsors for the event (so far) are:

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


See Booking for the Annual Dinner for more detailed and important information. As of 8th March 2019 13:05, there are there is 0 of 89 full tables available for new bookings of tables available to be booked. There are no individual seats available at this time.

Click here for table layout plan.

Bookings for this event are limited to individual or corporate members of 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. Kilts are acceptable.

06:30 p.m. Tray service drinks reception
07:45 p.m. Guests called to dinner in the Main Gallery
08:00 p.m. President and guests led by piper to top table
08:05 p.m. Welcome, President, The Scottish Oil Club
08:15 p.m. Grace followed by Dinner
10:15 p.m. After dinner toasts (approx)
10:30 p.m. Principal Guest Speaker
11:00 p.m. Guest Speaker
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.


Inverawe Oak smoked trout with beetroot and horseradish, Panna cotta a Scrabster code brandade with sweet dill sauce, and with a lemon hollandaise

Lemon verbena with candid zest

Roasted sirloin of dry aged Scotch beef with anster gratan, celeriac puree turnip fondants, tender stem broccoli, toasted hazelnuts and shallots with bacon crumb sauce bordelaise

Tart of caramelized apple and preserved brambles with frangipane, apple and ginger beer parfait, nutty graola, cinder toffee and whisky anglaise


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 Friday 2 November 2018.

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.

The caterer, Wilde Thyme, requests that they receive your order by Friday, 15 February 2019.

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. Note the new table numbering scheme.

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