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EIC Monthly News February 2013

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The Chief Executive With the new year already well underway, the EIC team has developed a busy schedule of training, events and service improvements geared towards providing members with the assistance needed to successfully achieve their business goals for 2013. EIC Corporate Entertainment events are a great way to ease members into the new year, offering an opportunity to network and entertain in a relaxing and sociable atmosphere. By the time this edition of the Monthly News is published, I will have recently returned from Scotland, having attended the ever-popular Burns Supper, an annual Corporate Entertainment event hosted by the EIC Scotland office. What better way can there be to fully enjoy some traditional Scottish hospitality, than to share such an enjoyable evening with so many EIC members and their guests at this first-rate dinner and drinks event. For those who missed out, the EIC has a number of social events lined up in the coming months. In March the Southern Region will host the annual Pembroke Supper at Cleddau Bridge Hotel in South Wales, and on 23 March – for those who enjoy their sport – the EIC will take a group to the London Wasps v Northampton Saints rugby match at Adams Park, High Wycombe. Further afield, the EIC Middle East office will hold its 2013 Golf Tournament at The Els Club at Dubai Sports City on 21 February. The prestigious course has attracted some of the world’s top players, yet it promotes itself as ‘enjoyable for all golfers’ so I expect it will provide an excellent evening’s entertainment, whatever your skill level! There are a few player places remaining, so please book your place quickly if you would like to take part. If you are interested in attending any of these events, please visit the website for more information. On to exhibitions and the EIC will this month host the UK Group at the highlyanticipated Australasian Oil & Gas (AOG) event in Perth. The burgeoning oil and gas industry in Australia presents a growing market where UK companies can make a significant contribution to operations. At the time of writing EICDataStream is tracking 186 oil and gas projects across the Australasia region, with a total potential investment value of nearly US$469 billion. This kind of market potential underlines the importance of the AOG event, which provides EIC members with an excellent platform to expand into this market. The CIPPE event in China will follow in mid-March and the Overseas Events team is still taking exhibitor bookings for the UK Pavilion. The EIC will also run a workshop with CNOOC following the event, at which exhibitors will have priority to attend and showcase their goods and services. You can read more about this on page 23. Our busy programme of Overseas Delegations continues with a trip later this month to Ghana, where there have been some exciting oil and gas discoveries in recent years. The EIC will also run an Offshore Construction Mission in Rio de Janeiro as part of the UKTI’s UK Brazil Oil & Gas Showcase in March. The scale of the market in offshore construction remains huge with Petrobras recently allocating US$107 billion to the E&P sector in its 2012-2016 Business Plan. The Mission will provide invaluable opportunities to build knowledge and contacts in this field so if you would like to book a place, please visit the website to register your interest. In other areas, the EIC Consult team has recently launched a new style of report – Insight Reports – which offer concise information and analysis on an emerging topic, region or trend within the energy industry. The Kurdistan Insight Report is due out later this month, providing detailed insight on the energy project landscape in this region of Iraq. This will be followed by a report on the US Shale Gas market, due for release in March. Finally, the Business Information team has made further progress with its enhanced data extracts, which give more in-depth detail on individual project scopes. These expanded datasets are a vital business development tool, allowing members to do their own analysis of the project data held on EICDataStream. The midstream datasets for both primary and global regions will be completed early this month and will be available for download from the EIC website, along with all active and future projects in the upstream sector. I wish you continuing success in 2013. Ian Stokes www.the-eic.com

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The Chief Executive

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EIC Business Information

Business Information

America’s Energy Independence Up until the mid-1950’s the US produced all the energy its population demanded. However, as its population grew in size and wealth, the US became dependent on countries such as Canada, Mexico and the Middle East to meet its growing energy consumption. Despite demand more than doubling since the US was last able to satisfy it via domestic production, remarkably, there is a growing confidence that the US can once again achieve energy independence and possibly trigger a major geopolitical shift. For a country that once agonised over its dependence on oil from the Middle East and subsequent need to maintain a presence in the region, energy independence seemed a distant memory. Since the 1960’s numerous American presidents have pledged to end the country’s dependence on foreign oil. A pledge generally considered to be no more than a far away campaign slogan. The 2012 US presidential election campaign was again no different with both candidates advocating that American energy independence is now attainable. However, unlike previous assurances the pledge now looks to be within reach. The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook 2012 has forecast that the US could surpass Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world’s biggest oil producer by 2017 while going on to propose that the US could become self-sufficient in energy by 2035, with some analysts suggesting that this could even be considered a somewhat conservative estimate. For a country that last held the title of the world’s biggest oil producer over a decade ago the change has been abrupt and chiefly down to the US’s vast shale deposits. It had been known for a number of years that the US was sitting on potentially huge reserves of unconventional resources, which until recently were deemed too difficult and expensive to exploit – a theory no longer justified with the advent of hydraulic fracturing technology, where water and chemicals are injected at high pressure into shale rock to release the hydrocarbons trapped within, which has finally unearthed the US’s considerable resources. Shale production in states such as West Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Dakota has transformed the US’s energy outlook rapidly. In 2010, the US overtook Russia as the world’s biggest natural gas producer. Now the same techniques employed in the successful production of shale gas are being utilised to extract shale oil, and driving the US towards a big revival in domestic oil production. The IEA reports that oil production in the US hit a low of 6.9 million barrels of oil per day (b/d) in 2008, but thanks to the Bakken shale formation this has since soared to 8.1 million b/d in 2011. The IEA forecasts that US oil production will reach 11 million b/d by 2020. www.the-eic.com

The impact of energy independence in the US could have major global repercussions. In light of an increase in domestic production, US oil imports from the Middle East could potentially decline to practically nothing over the next couple of decades – leading some to question whether the US will be as concerned as it is now about ensuring a steady flow of oil exports from the Middle East, and even the general security of the region. In contrast, as China’s energy demand continues to outpace domestic supply, its dependence on the Middle East could potentially expand rapidly. This in turn could lead China to question whether it wants to depend on the US to secure its energy shipping routes. However, China’s dependence on imports could also be turned on its head if China is to exploit its shale reserves, which are reported to be equal or greater than the US. It is clear that even if the US was no longer dependent on Middle Eastern oil, the region will still be of major significance. Asia and Europe would continue to import oil from the region and prices will continue to be determined by global supply and demand, thus significantly influenced by developments in the Middle East. A country already feeling the pressure of the new plethora of US resources is Russia. The number of idle LNG import terminals littered across the US coast demonstrates the rapid change in fortune for the US and subsequent impact on the Russian gas market. Russia’s development of the giant Shtokman field, considered one of the largest gas fields in the world, has been postponed due to its intended customer, the US, new abundance of natural gas. At present the US exports only a small amount of gas. But the government has granted one import terminal a licence to convert its machinery in order to export gas, with a further 14 – 16 terminals applying to do the same. Though there are still uncertainties surrounding whether the US government wants to export gas, in fear of raising prices domestically, if the import of US LNG becomes a serious option for Europe, it could have fascinating repercussions. There is no doubt that the US’s rapid change in fortune will be an interesting strategic game-changer but what exactly will happen is far less clear. What is apparent is that the global energy picture will still be full of challenges. Stephen Nicola, Business Information Officer Tel +44 (0)20 7091 8628 Email stephen.nicola@the-eic.com

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EIC Monitor

EIC Monitor The latest EIC Monitor report shows an overall drop in both the total number and value of new projects in Q4 2012 in comparison to the last quarter, with figures returning to similar levels seen at the end of 2011. The number of new projects announced during the last quarter (Q4 October – December 2012) across the global energy supply chain is down nearly 20% compared to Q3 2012, but is up nearly 2% on Q4 2011, while the total potential investment value of US$282 billion is down 14% on last quarter.

Neil Golding, EIC Head of Business Information, said: “There has been a mixed bag of results this quarter with the midstream and downstream sectors seeing a reduction in numbers, while the upstream and renewable sectors have remained buoyant. Overall, the figures for 2012 indicate a steady trend in both the number of new project announcements and the total potential investment values, with the results for this quarter very similar to the figures we saw for the same quarter in 2011”.

tracks over 9,850 active and proposed projects in the global energy industry and provides an industry barometer, broken down into oil and gas (upstream, midstream, downstream), renewables and the nuclear and conventional power sectors. Data is analysed by the number and value of new, active and proposed projects recorded by the EIC each quarter.

Summary of Q4 2012 new projects by number and value The graphs below show the total number and value of new projects across the global energy supply chain for Q4 2012 and the previous four quarters.

Key highlights of Q4 2012 report 1 October – 31 December • Overall this quarter, there were 422 new projects announced across the global energy supply chain with an estimated total value of US$282 billion, compared to 527 in Q3 2012 totalling US$329 billion and 415 new projects in Q4 2011 worth US$286 billion. • The upstream sector has seen an increase of 19% in the total potential investment value of new projects this quarter, rising to US$42.8 billion from US$36.4 billion last quarter, with an 18% decrease in the number of new project announcements since Q3 2012. • In the midstream sector there has been a 25% decrease in the number of new projects since Q3 2012, with a 39% decrease in the total potential investment value from US$77.4 billion in Q3 2012 to US$47 billion in Q4 2012. • In the downstream sector, the number of new projects has decreased by 47% since Q3 2012 with a 37% decrease in the total potential investment value from US$67.4 billion in Q3 2012 to US$41.7 billion in Q4 2012. • The renewables sector has seen an increase of 9% in the total potential investment value of new projects this quarter, rising to US$86.1 billion in Q4 2012 from US$79.2 billion last quarter, with a 12% decrease in the number of new project announcements since Q3 2012.

In nearly all cases newly proposed projects must first undergo various planning and consent approvals which may take several years. Also, early stage proposals do not necessarily have financing agreed and in place. Thus there will always be a proportion of projects that do not gain consent and/or finance.

• In the power sector, the total potential investment value of new projects has decreased 16% to US$57.8 billion in Q4 2012 from US$69.4 billion in Q3 2012, while the number of new projects has decreased by 14% to 95 projects in Q4 2012.

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EIC Monitor

Analysis by Sector Upstream • There have been 71 new projects in the upstream sector totalling US$42.8 billion in Q4 2012. In comparison there were: • 87 new projects totalling US$36.4 billion in Q3 2012. • 49 new projects totalling US$33.3 billion in Q4 2011. • The key hotspot of activity this quarter is Australia by far, where there are eight projects accounting for more than a quarter of the total potential investment value in this sector. The largest single project is the proposed US$10.5 billion Greater Gorgon gas project expansion. Midstream • There have been 70 new projects in the midstream sector totalling US$47 billion in Q4 2012. In comparison there were: • 93 new projects totalling US$77.4 billion in Q3 2012. • 73 new projects totalling US$60 billion in Q4 2011. • The US and Canada remain hotspots of activity in the midstream sector, along with Kuwait, which together account for nearly 50% of the total potential investment value in this sector. The largest project this quarter is the proposed US$5 billion Goldboro LNG liquefaction plant in Nova Scotia, Canada, which is set to become eastern Canada’s first LNG export facility. Downstream • There have been 36 new projects in the downstream sector totalling US$41.7 billion in Q4 2012. In comparison there were: • 68 new projects totalling US$67.4 billion in Q3 2012. • 47 new projects totalling US$36.9 billion in Q4 2011. • The highest value investments were in Algeria and India, which together account for over a third of the total potential investment value of projects (US$14.5 billion) this quarter. Three refinery projects totalling a potential US$8.4 billion investment were announced for Algeria, while the largest project is the proposed US$5.5 billion West Coast refinery in India. Renewables • There have been 138 new projects in the renewables sector totalling US$86.1 billion in Q4 2012. In comparison there were: • 157 new projects totalling US$79.2 billion in Q3 2012. • 153 new projects totalling US$63.3 billion in Q4 2011. • The trend continues for a high volume of projects with a wide global spread in this sector, with Scotland, England and the US all seeing significant project numbers. In terms of total potential investment, offshore UK leads the way; here there are 12 projects with a total potential investment value of US$53 billion. The largest single project in this sector is the proposed US$9.2 billion Hornsea Optimus Wind (Project Two), planned for the Round 3 Hornsea Zone. Power • There have been 95 new projects in the power sector totalling US$57.8 billion in Q4 2012. In comparison there were: • 110 new projects totalling US$69.4 billion in Q3 2012. • 84 new projects totalling US$87.8 billion in Q4 2011. • Key hotspots of activity this quarter were in the US and India, where 18 and 5 projects respectively were announced with a combined total potential investment value of US$16 billion. A significant project this quarter is the proposed US$3.7 billion Mongstad full-scale CCS facility in Norway. www.the-eic.com

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EIC Training Services

Training Services

Technical Workshop

Introduction to Control Valves 6 February 2013 Severn Glocon, Gloucester This workshop will provide an overview of control and choke valve types, materials, trim configurations and their selection criteria as well as the role of valve mounted instrumentation. It will also look at ‘severe service’ considerations of valve selection and with practical examples examine the pitfalls of poor specification and selection.

Introduction to Subsea Systems 11 February 2013 ESD Simulation Training, EIC London This course is suitable for those without a technical background as it will provide a better understanding of the subsea industry and its day-to-day terminology and phraseology. The course covers all the main sectors of the industry from reservoir formations through drilling and well structures, to subsea flowlines, risers and umbilicals. The complexities of the industry are explained in a clear, simple and concise manner while at the same time, not understating the technological challenges.

Technical Workshop

Technical Workshop

Introduction to Steam & Condensate Systems 13 February 2013 Spirax Sarco, Cheltenham This workshop has been designed for individuals who are new or are requiring awareness of steam and condensate in the fields of engineering, operation and maintenance fundamentals. The workshop outlines the principles of thermodynamics of steam and condensate systems.

Introduction to FPSOs 22 February 2013 ESD Simulation Training, EIC London The course will cover how the FPSO concept has developed in the past 30 years, what constitutes an FPSO in terms of the host facility for production of an oil field and the basic design of the FPSO vessel. Participants will also be made aware of the motion envelope of an FPSO as well as understanding how a subsea oil field is connected to an FPSO.

Technical Workshop

Technical Workshop

ATB Laurence Scott

Introduction to Electric Motors 26 February 2013 ATB Laurence Scott, Norwich provide a comprehensive understanding The workshop workshopwillwill provide a comprehensive understanding of the prime of the prime requirements when specifying forpurposes, particularly requirements needed when needed specifying for procurement procurement purposes, particularly those involved in for those involved in specifying or for acquiring HV induction motors as prime specifying acquiring HV induction as prime movers fororpump, compressor or fanmotors applications. This workshop will suit movers for engineers, pump, compressor or fanengineers, applications. graduates, maintenance plant operators and managers.

Management Course

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Networking that Works 7 February 2013 EIC London The course will cover setting goals and why to set them that way, where and how to network, how to listen and how to spot if you’re being listened to and how to be interested and interesting. It will also include how to be remembered for all the right reasons, what to do with a business card and how to arrange a follow up meeting.

The Fundamentals of Nuclear 21 February 2013 EIC London The course is intended to be an introduction to those who have not previously worked in or for the nuclear industry but perhaps would like to become involved with the ‘nuclear renaissance’. It will include an introduction to the nuclear industry, radioactivity, the nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear power generation.

HSE Training

HSE Training

Introduction to the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC 25 February 2013 Nuvia Ltd, Warrington Delegates who attend this course will be able to understand the New Approach Directive framework and legal requirements. They will also be able to use the PED selection procedure and determine PED equipment categories and understand what constitutes a pressure system.

Introduction to Machinery Directives 28 February 2013 Amtri Veritas, EIC London This course covers a general overview of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and CE marking. It will deal with CE marking obligations and the requirements of the Machinery Directive in particular. The training will allow participants to assess how the requirements apply to their products and what they may need to do to ensure that they comply.

If you would like further information on any of our courses or if you are interested in hosting a workshop please contact: ally.leboutillier@the-eic.com www.the-eic.com

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EIC UK

Upstream Report 2012 Focused, cutting edge information on the UK upstream oil & gas industry. Features comprehensive analysis of current supply chain dynamics and contractor activity on the UKCS, with over 50 tables and graphs delivering a unique insight in to the UK upstream offshore sector. Contains informed analysis of recent fiscal and regulatory changes regarding key tax initiatives, new field allowances and decommissioning tax relief proposals due for implementation in 2013 and their impact on UKCS investment and the projects market. Includes information on 180 proposed and under construction offshore oil and gas projects worth an estimated $95 billion and a development forecast identifying future market trends and project locations. Supplied with a unique A1 map of the UKCS with key projects, the 27th licensing round results and key energy infrastructure. Price: £650+VAT (non-Members: £1,250+VAT) Includes electronic and hardcopy of the report and map.

Targeted, critical analysis of key issues and current events including:

• Contracting activity and supply chain dynamics • Fiscal and regulatory environment • The West of Shetland frontier • 27th Licensing Round • Drilling trends and exploration activity • UK rig utilization and day rates • Decommissioning

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Their customers are primarily owner operators and EPC contractors in the energy industry operating across the world. Designed to support safe, efficient and compliant capital projects and asset operations McLaren solutions cover the lifecycle of a physical asset from design through construction, handover, commission and O&M. Part of the UK Idox Group, McLaren Software operates from offices in the UK (London, Glasgow), USA (Houston and San Francisco), India (Pune), France (Paris), Germany (Frankfurt) and Australia (Perth).

New Primary Member

Eram International UK Ltd Thavies Inn House 5 Holborn Circus Holborn London EC1N 2HB Tel +44 (0)20 7404 0222 Fax +44 (0)20 7404 0224 Email admin.uk@eram-international.com Web www.eram-international.com The Nominated Representative is Ms Raheela Mazhar, Operation Co-ordinator. Eram International is an ISO 170:2008 certified inspection body providing quality assurance and quality control inspection services to a number of leading national and multinational oil and gas companies, worldwide. Eram International employs personnel in over seven countries, operating with fifteen branches all over the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Eram International is now expanding into worldwide services.

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Olive Group Limited

23 Buckingham Gate London SW1E 6LB Tel +44 (0)20 7821 6121 Fax +44 (0)20 7821 6670 Email aneil@olivegroup.com Web www.olivegroup.com The Nominated Representative is Mr Angus Neil, Vice President – UAE, based in Dubai. Olive Group is a leading provider of innovative safety, security and technology solutions. They enable business and protect people, essential services, critical assets and infrastructure for corporations, international organisations and governments in the world’s most demanding environments. Specialists in serving the energy, national security and critical infrastructure sectors, it is their strong track record assuring clients’ success in the most challenging quarters of the Middle East, Africa and Asia that underpins their pioneering role implementing security solutions worldwide. Olive Group is a global company headquartered in the Middle East. Through their principal offices in the United Arab Emirates, the United States and the United Kingdom and fourteen regional offices Olive Group operates across five continents.

New Global Member

Les Automatismes Appliques UK Ltd (LAA) Unit 30 Sarum Complex Salisbury Road Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 2RZ Tel +44 (0)1895 206 780 Fax +44 (0)1895 206 781 Email wallis@laa-uk.com Web www.laa-uk.com The Nominated Representative is Mr Steve Wallis, General Manager. LAA UK and LAA France are the UK, European and North African distribution outlets for Hoke valves and Gyrolok twin ferrule fittings, specialising in all aspects of small bore fluid control and regulation. LAA is one of the leading Hoke distributors in the world and with over 30 years experience complemented by a constantly evolving product range and a team of dedicated engineers, they are able to supply innovative solutions to meet their customers ever changing needs. Hoke and Gyrolok are established brands synonymous with quality and reliability and have been specified across a wide range of industrial applications.

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Rhead Group

Ashford House Eden Road Walsgrave Triangle Coventry CV2 2TB Tel +44 (0)1926 491 333 Fax +44 (0)1926 491 321 Email jimmyphillips@rheadgroup.com Web www.rheadgroup.com The Nominated Representative is Mr Jimmy Phillips, Marketing Communications Manager. Rhead Group is an international professional services consultancy providing a range of solutions for the lifecycle of infrastructure, construction and asset management programmes. Their expert consultants are motivated to deliver excellence within a culture that promotes collaboration and innovation. They provide health and safety, project management, commercial management, engineering, critical asset protection, environmental, project control, programme assurance, risk management, planning, earned value management, dispute resolution and information management support in the energy, renewables and defence sectors.

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McLaren Software Ltd Chancery Exchange 10 Furnival Street London EC4A 1AB Tel +44 (0)20 7332 6000 Fax +44 (0)87 0333 7131 Email tim.taylor@mclarensoftware.com Web www.mclarensoftware.com The Nominated Representative is Mr Tim Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer. McLaren Software is the leading independent global supplier of engineering document control and project collaboration solutions. www.the-eic.com

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EIC Members News

Members News

ACE Winches, the deck machinery specialists serving the oil and gas, marine and renewable energy industries, has recently appointed a new member to the Board of Management to bolster the company at a time of strategic growth. Graham Thomson has joined ACE Winches as Chief Operating Officer to grow the company’s business development both domestically and internationally. Graham has over 28 years experience in the oilfield services sector, 22 of them with fellow EIC member Sparrows Offshore Services Ltd where he was Executive Director. During his time at Sparrows, he developed and was responsible for international business on several continents including the Middle East, Asia Pacific, West Africa, Caspian, Brazil and the USA. In 2006 he moved to Abu Dhabi where he continued to develop business specifically in Singapore and India. Three years later he moved to Houston becoming President and Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for the Americas. Graham commented: “I am delighted to join ACE Winches at such an exciting period of growth within the company. We have a passionate, dedicated and talented team, and we are well placed to enter new regions with our existing fleet and additionally bring our new products to market. The sector is extremely buoyant and, with the support and drive of the senior management team, I see tremendous opportunity for growth and development”. Chief Executive Officer Alfie Cheyne welcomed Mr Thomson’s appointment saying: “I am thrilled to have Graham on board as Chief Operating Officer at a time of substantial growth and expansion at ACE Winches. He brings with him a great deal of experience in the industry and we are confident that he will play a key role in the continuing growth and success of the company”. For more information please visit the Ace Winches website: www.ace-winches.com

ABB has launched a new high voltage flameproof induction motor that is certified up to IEC frame size 900 and

rated up to 8MW. “There’s a global trend towards larger-scale plants, with the capacity of the individual processing equipment increasing as well,” said Ms Karita Forss of ABB’s high voltage induction motor product management. “Higher output motors are needed to drive the bigger machines, and our new motor will be ideal for these applications”. With the new motor, ABB’s high voltage flameproof range is extremely broad: from 160kW to 8MW. These motors deliver a number of benefits which make life easier for the user. No purging is needed before starting, and no pressurisation system or inert gas is required. There is no thermal limitation for the ‘te’ time, and no need for a system test in variable-speed drive (VSD) applications – individual certification is not required. The motor is designed for low vibration running, which helps to increase reliability and improve the overall lifetime. Reduced maintenance requirements lower the plant operator’s cost of ownership. Designing higher power motors to meet the requirements of flameproof protection (Ex d) involves considerable technical challenges. The main focuses of development were on optimising internal clearances, the labyrinth seals and enclosure. Advanced FEM (finite element method) techniques were applied to ensure that the new labyrinth seal design and thicker enclosure meets rigorous safety demands and provides sufficient robustness. Both ATEX and IECEx certifications are available. The motors are intended for fixed speed applications from 333rpm (18 poles) to 3000rpm (2 poles), with 20 pole motors also available. They can be VSD fed. Operating voltages are 3 to 11kV, 50Hz or 60Hz. The motors are tube cooled (IC511 or IC516) and can be supplied for either horizontal or vertical mounting. For more information please visit: www.abb.com

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Booth Welsh, the market leading engineering services company specialising in providing instrumentation, control and electrical engineering with specialisation in software configuration, installation, maintenance and renewal of control engineering systems, has started the new year with almost £2 million pounds worth of work in various overseas locations such as Monaco, Singapore and Saudi Arabia. This, together with the work they continue to do in Aberdeen, Brazil and Angola, gives Booth Welsh a real international platform to build on in the coming years as their international reputation continues to grow. This success was recognised recently by a leading Scottish media company who awarded Booth Welsh the prize for best international growth within a Scottish company.

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EIC Members News In order to fulfil new specialised international demand, Booth Welsh added 17 new full time staff in 2012 encompassing different nationalities and plans to further increase their workforce this year. They look forward to welcoming even more nationalities into other specialised positions as well as a new batch of graduates into their new graduate scheme in 2013. Booth Welsh has also expanded its award winning apprenticeship scheme to include 5 new starts to provide more youth employment opportunities and invest in future talent. Managing Director Martin Welsh said: “We are delighted to continue our international success into 2013, which is down to the continual hard work and dedication of our expert team at Booth Welsh. It remains our main aim to recruit, train and retain the best people in the industry to support our growth objectives and carry on delivering success for our clients by providing a complete service which is both flexible and responsive”. To find out more about Booth Welsh please visit: www.boothwelsh.co.uk

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Opti-Gard™’s performance has allowed the optimisation of process pressures for many of Elfab’s customers. Apart from lowering re-supply costs, this has reduced disc inventories by up to 60%. For more information please visit: www.elfab.com

Cetix Ltd is acknowledged as one of the top independent industrial control systems integrators with over 2 decades of specialist experience. They offer world class solutions to clients across several markets including oil and gas, energy from waste/renewables and petrochemicals. As they are independent they can offer solutions tailored to exact customer specifications from all the major manufacturers. They have offices in Rotherham and Aberdeen. Cetix Ltd is expanding into new markets and as such has brought on board Carl Tyler as new Business Development Manager to assist with this and raise Cetix Ltd’s profile in new markets. Carl is based in north east England and brings with him over 12 years of electrical engineering experience. This is an exciting time for Cetix and they are looking forward to working with their new customers. For more information please contact Carl Tyler, Business Development Manager: Tel +44 (0)7515 597 823/+44 (0)1709 538 200 Email carl.tyler@cetix.co.uk

Gabbro Precision Limited offers integrated metals and manufactured component solutions to the oil and gas industries across the globe. Based in Europe and Asia, each of the group companies operates in a specific discipline. The Gabbro Precision group of companies consists of six operating businesses centred from its corporate office in Sheffield. The group has expanded significantly in recent months through the acquisition of Midland Precision Ltd, and also through major investment in plant, equipment and engineering know-how. The group is now a major supplier to the world’s upstream oil and gas equipment markets. Downhole Products Division: Engineering Special Steels (ESS) ESS has been a leading supplier to major oil and gas service companies for over 20 years. ESS is a trusted supplier of materials and semi-machined components for the most demanding oil and gas downhole requirements. ESS offers exceptional levels of value, quality and support in material supply, processing and engineering purchasing solutions. A wide range of industry specific alloy steels are available from stock. Subsea Products Division: Ancon Special Alloy Steels Ancon is a key supplier to leading oil and gas companies associated with the subsea market sector. Ancon supplies industry specific alloy steels and machined components for critical subsea and wellhead applications. Components are supplied to a global customer base. Ancon provides exceptional levels of value and support in engineering, material supply, processing and inspection.

Pressure relief specialist Elfab has become the first manufacturer to offer a rupture disc protected by a three year warranty. Since its launch in 2004, OptiGard™ has proved so robust and reliable in operation that Elfab is offering a three year warranty as standard on Opti-Gard™ discs. The Opti-Gard™ system comprises a reverse-acting rupture disc, a single-design holder with multi-flange compatibility and a non-invasive, ATEX-approved burst detector, Flo-Tel™+. Featuring an industry-leading tolerance of only 3% across a wide range of burst pressures and a 95% operating ratio, Opti-Gard™ offers the highest performance characteristics available for liquid, gas or vapour applications. www.the-eic.com

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EIC Members News Engineered Products Division: Gabbro Precision Asia Gabbro Precision Asia is an exciting new facility located in Johor, Malaysia. Commencing production in October 2010, Gabbro Precision Asia continues to invest in machinery, people and systems to increase its capability and establish its position as a supplier of choice for made to print, mission-critical, precision finished components. The facility offers customers a range of industry specific alloy steels direct from stock. In addition, the facility boasts an extensive precision machining capability including CNC and deep hole boring. Nexus Precision Engineering Nexus is a solutions provider with a unique problem solving culture. Nexus offers single source solutions, controlled from drawing to final component by a dedicated team of precision engineering specialists. The facility boasts state of the art CNC machine tools offering a wide range of services for both downhole, subsea and completion equipment customers. Midland Precision Limited Midland is a well-established and well respected oil and gas industry specialist serving predominantly the subsea and completion equipment sector. Midland Precision offers turnkey solutions from drawing to final components through its experienced in house engineering team and comprehensive CNC machining facilities. Sheffield Deep Bore Sheffield Deep Bore is a well-established provider of specialist deep boring and turning processes. Predominantly serving the downhole oil and gas sector, Sheffield Deep Bore provides the market with specific solutions for ‘long product’ applications, turned, milled and CNC finished products. For more information please visit: www.gabbroprecision.com

Alan Kilkenny, who was recently appointed as Business Development Manager, is currently working with Simon Goddard to develop more agency appointments in strategic business locations around the world and it is expected that further announcements will be made throughout 2013. For more information on GFSA Ltd please contact Alan Kilkenny, Business Development Manager: Tel +44 (0)1384 896 159 Email alank@gfsa.co.uk Web www.gfsa.co.uk

Yorkshire-based valve manufacturers Koso Kent Introl enjoyed a strong performance during 2012, and has, as a result, recruited an additional 17 people in the final quarter of last year. The new recruits will carry out a wide range of roles, and include fitters, engineers, spares sales engineers, draughtsman and QA technicians, all of whom will work on the factory floor in the company’s three factories, based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. In support of KKI’s philosophy of bringing in new talent, three of the new recruits are apprentices, who will be learning on the job, supported by their experienced colleagues. In the sales team, Stephen Magowan makes a welcome return as Regional Sales Manager. These new appointments reflect a buoyant second half for the company, during which period the company’s subsea budget figure has been exceeded by over 100%. Global Subsea Products Sales Manager Simon Tatersall commented: “The pedigree of the KKI subsea team has meant that we have been invited to support some really interesting projects recently. We’re looking forward to 2013, which should be another great year for us”. The company’s ongoing commitment to continuous improvement has also seen significant investment being made into business systems, with two major initiatives underway that will drive further efficiency from the design and estimating stages right through into production. For more information please visit: www.kentintrol.com

GFSA Ltd opened a new factory unit at their Gibbs Road facility at the end of last year and is further pleased to announce that full planning permission has recently been granted for another additional factory unit at their Stourbridge base. This will be the third unit at the site and construction is expected to commence very soon. It forms part of the overall expansion plans made possible due to increased global demand for their gas and liquid filtration equipment from a booming oil and gas sector. In November last year the company exhibited at ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi and OSEA in Singapore as part of their overall export drive. GFSA reported that both exhibitions were very well attended by good quality visitors. A lot of interest was shown in their product range and more especially for their capabilities in the bespoke design and manufacture of gas and liquid filtration units, process systems and pressure vessels. At OSEA 2012 GFSA Ltd was pleased to announce the appointment of Kenson Enterprise PTE Limited as their Singapore based agent. Kenson has been associated with GFSA for some years and has been very successful in helping to secure business for the company in the region. www.the-eic.com

LAA UK Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of four new salesmen to accommodate the company’s ambitious growth strategy for 2013. Since 2010 LAA has been the sole UK stocking distributor for the Hoke/Gyrolok range of valves and fittings manufactured by Circor Instrumentation Technologies. For 2013 due to customer demand they are extending their already large stockholding to include the ‘Go Regulator’ product line. This will now enable LAA to offer a full turnkey solution for your instrumentation requirements supplying the complete range of instrument valves, fittings, manifolds, gauges, regulators and tubing improving upon the high levels of service that they currently offer their customers. 12

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EIC Members News Earlier this year Circor with the Hoke product range were nominated as the sole provider of ultra high integrity instrument fittings, tube systems and integral instrument manifolds for the flagship INPEX Ichthys project. The INPEX project has offered up some unique technical demands that require best in class products that will provide the project with ‘fit and forget’ solutions that will match the 40 year operational life of the project. The Ichthys LNG project is a Joint Venture between INPEX (76%, Operator) and Total (24%). Gas from the Ichthys field in the Browse Basin, approximately 200 kilometres offshore Western Australia, will undergo preliminary processing offshore to remove water and extract condensate. The gas will then be exported to onshore processing facilities in Darwin via an 889 kilometre subsea pipeline. The Ichthys project is expected to produce 8.4 million tonnes of LNG and 1.6 million tonnes of LPG per annum, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak. LAA UK Ltd alongside their manufacturer Circor is proud to supply the global industrial community and UK supply chain in support of the Ichthys project, and looks forward to supporting your business throughout 2013. For further information regarding LAA UK Ltd and its product range please contact Steve Wallis: wallis@laa-uk.com

Snap-Trap tubing clamps are one-piece components that can be fitted in seconds. For more information please visit: www.ipde-innovations.com

Rainford Solutions has just completed work on the next generation of Speedy’s award winning ePod®. The ePod® is a revolutionary, unmanned, self-service hire portal allowing customers access 24/7 to all of the tools required for a particular job. All equipment is automatically tracked both when removed and returned to the unit using the latest RFID technology.

Rainford Solutions

This solution was engineered and built on the company’s premises using flexible production processes from preengineered units. The end result is a fully controlled environment with safety devices, on a UPS power supply and a wireless link allowing data to be sent back to Speedy. Benefits of the ePod® include: accurate control of asset movements; 24/7/365 equipment availability; just-in-time equipment servicing ‘pay as you go’ hire; instant reporting; reduced transport costs; reduced CO2 emissions. Moreover the bolted steel framing makes the ePod® strong, durable and dimensionally stable in order to withstand the harsh environment of a construction site and a wide range of similar industries including oil and gas. The framework is precision engineered to be sufficiently stiff to protect the internal finishes against damage during transportation and usage. Additionally its light steel bolted framing easily fits into a variety of equipment storage areas including warehouses, standard Euro shipping containers or shopfronts. Once on site the ePod® is easily manoeuvred using a forklift. “The ePod® is one more unique project of Rainford Solutions, which provides the end customer with a cost effective product throughout the whole product lifecycle,” said Philip Harris, Head of Business Development. The product is the result of a strategic partnership between Codegate, a mobile solutions specialist and Speedy. Rainford Solutions has used its excellent engineering expertise in the area of modular enclosure design and integration to enhance this unique product. ePod® is the registered trademark of Speedy Hire Plc, Number 10580819. For more information please visit: www.rainfordsolutions.com

Parker Hannifin

A snap-together tubing clamp, constructed almost entirely from 6Mo austenitic stainless steel for enhanced corrosion resistance, has been launched by the Instrumentation Products Division of Parker Hannifin.

Supplied as a preassembled one-piece unit, the clamp provides a durable means of securing small bore instrumentation tubing; it can be installed quickly and easily, and reused.
The new clamp has unprecedented corrosion resistance, enabling operators to secure instrumentation tubing using a system that provides reliable, long term performance. The clamp fully complies with NORSOK standard Z-CR-101, which demands that tubing clamps should be made of non-corrosive material, must avoid galvanic corrosion between the tubing and its support system, and must not allow water or seawater to accumulate between the clamp and the tubing, which could cause crevice corrosion. www.the-eic.com

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EIC UK, Overseas & Training

UK, Overseas & Training January 2013 29 Industry Overview: Fundamentals of Power 31 Business Presentation: Opportunities with TomĂŠ and IESA

E.ON UK, Nottingham EIC Rio de Janeiro

February 2013 4 Business Presentation: Doing Business in Korea EIC Singapore 5 Sector-Based Forum: Renewables EIC London 6 EICDataStream Training EIC Houston 6 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Control Valves Severn Glocon, Gloucester 6-7 Technical Workshop: The Professional Presenter EIC Rio de Janeiro 7 Management Course: Networking that Works EIC London 11 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Subsea Systems ESD Simulation Training, EIC London 12 Sector-Based Forum: Renewables Imperial Hotel, Great Yarmouth 13 Business Presentation: Opportunities in Chile EIC London 13 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Steam & Condensate Systems Spirax Sarco, Cheltenham 14 Business Presentation: Opportunities with Nuvia SITA NORM Score, Peterhead 15 Business Presentation: Opportunities with Talisman Sinopec Hilton Treetops, Aberdeen 18 Corporate Entertainment: Annual New Year Networking Lunch EIC Singapore 19 Management Course: Technical Writing Seminar EIC Houston 21 Business Presentation: Opportunities with Petrofac Hilton Treetops, Aberdeen 21 Corporate Entertainment: EIC Middle East Golf Tournament 2013 The Els Club, Dubai 21 Industry Overview: Fundamentals of Nuclear EIC London 22 Technical Workshop: Introduction to FPSOs ESD Simulation Training, EIC London 25 HSE Training: Introduction to 97/23/EC & UK Pressure Systems Nuvia, Warrington 26 Sector-Based Forum: Gas Treatment, Processing & Storage Arden Hotel, Solihull 26 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Electric Motors ATB Laurence Scott, Norwich 27 Industry Overview: Fundamentals of Gas Turbines Rio de Janeiro The Bridge Hotel, Wetherby 28 Business Presentation: Opportunities with Costain 28 HSE Training: Introduction to Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC Amtri Veritas, EIC London March 2013 4-5 Management Course: The Experienced Manager Inspirit Training, EIC London 6 Management Course: Technical Report Writing Rothera Group, EIC London 7 Management Course: How to Write Winning Bids Rothera Group, EIC London 7 Corporate Entertainment: Pembroke Supper Cleddau Bridge Hotel, Pembroke 8 Corporate Entertainment: The Oil Barons Charity Ball 2013 Meydan Racecourse, Dubai 11-12 Management Course: The New Manager Inspirit Training, EIC London 20 Industry Overview: Fundamentals of Oil & Gas EIC Aberdeen 23 Corporate Entertainment: London Wasps v Northampton Saints Adams Park, High Wycombe April 2013 9 Management Course: Introduction to Social Media 10 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Gas Storage 16 Industry Overview: Fundamentals of LNG 18 HSE Training: Safety for Senior Executives IOSH Accredited

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EIC Exhibitions & Delegations/EIC National Events

Exhibitions & Delegations 2013

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2 - 7 February Overseas Delegation to Kurdistan

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17 - 22 February Overseas Delegation to Ghana

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20 - 22 February Australasian Oil & Gas (AOG)

Perth

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19 - 21 March CIPPE

Beijing

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March Overseas Delegation to Brazil

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14 - 19 April Overseas Delegation to Chile

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6 - 9 May Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)

Houston

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5 - 7 June Oil & Gas Asia (OGA)

Kuala Lumpur Sold Out

11 - 14 June Brasil Offshore

MacaĂŠ

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29 - 31 October OTC Brasil

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10 - 13 November ADIPEC

Abu Dhabi

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13 - 15 November Oil & Gas Indonesia (OGI)

Jakarta

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National Events 2013

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22 - 23 May EIC Member Pavilion at All-Energy 2013

Aberdeen

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4 June EIC Connect Oil, Gas & Power

Abu Dhabi

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3 - 6 September EIC Member Group @ Offshore Europe

Aberdeen

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Manchester

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12 - 13 November EIC Connect Energy

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Leading operators and EPC contractors present their global business opportunities from a series of theatres in the main exhibition hall. Conference & Share Fair 4th June, St. Regis Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE MEET THE DECISION MAKERS ON MAJOR ENERGY PROJECTS

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EIC UK News

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2,500 staff and contractors, and involves 11 North Sea installations. Talisman President John Manzoni revealed: “This will provide additional resources and energy to the talented team”. Strategic Sourcing Manager, Russell Dandie will present an overview of Talisman Energy which will include current work and future opportunities; how to do business with the company (including how to pre-qualify as an approved vendor) and key contacts. Contact: scotland.events@the-eic.com

Forthcoming Events Sector-Based Forum: Renewables Necker Island – Richard Branson’s Renewable Vision 5 February 2013 EIC London Contact: scotland.events@the-eic.com Sector-Based Forum: Renewables with E.ON, GYBC, ODE and Fendercare 12 February 2013 The Imperial Hotel, Great Yarmouth Save the date. More information available shortly at: www.the-eic.com Contact: scotland.events@the-eic.com

Business Presentation: Opportunities with Petrofac – Oil & Gas + Renewables 21 February 2013 Hilton Treetops, Aberdeen Booking now. Please check the website for more information. Contact: scotland.events@the-eic.com

Business Presentation: Opportunities in Chile 13 February 2013 EIC London Chile is widely recognised as the best managed economy in South America. It has long been open to foreign investment, including from the UK, which is a significant investor in Chile. The power sector is a key element in the Chilean government’s plan to become a fully developed nation by 2018, therefore there is a distinct focus on this area. We are currently organising an Overseas Delegation to Chile in April and with this in mind, are holding this event. Full details of the event will be available very soon, please visit our website. Contact: jennifer.hole@the-eic.com

Sector-Based Forum: Gas Treatment, Processing & Storage 26 February 2013 Arden Hotel, Solihull The presentation, which will be delivered by representatives from National Grid, is about the construction of a gas pipeline in today’s environment. It includes the planning phase for Tirley, the route chosen, construction and installation. It will also include details about welding and tunnelling under roadways. They will also touch on gas recompression and flaring. There will also be a presentation given by Alex Field from the EIC Business Information department which will include project news, updates and developments in the sector. Contact: jennifer.hole@the-eic.com

Business Presentation: Opportunities with Nuvia SITA NORM 14 February 2013 Score, Glenugie Engineering Works, Peterhead Nuvia SITA NORM’s new, multi-million pound treatment facility officially opened on 4 October 2011. The facility cleans and recycles equipment from North Sea oil and gas operations affected by Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM). The Stoneyhill NORM treatment facility near Peterhead provides: safe and responsible treatment and disposal of NORM waste; treatment of a broad range of components including tubulars and other process equipment such as pumps, valves and manifolds; ample buffer storage and size reduction areas enabling it to treat and recycle substantial components such as large Christmas trees. Information will be provided on Nuvia and SITA as well as the joint venture Nuvia SITA NORM. Tour of the facility included. Contact: scotland.events@the-eic.com

Business Presentation: Operations, Maintenance & Engineering Opportunities with Costain 28 February 2013 The Bridge Hotel, Wetherby The OPA operates and maintains the Government’s strategic aviation fuel distribution and storage system along with several RN oil fuel depots across England and Scotland. Costain provides wholelife, end-toend engineering services in the design, delivery and maintenance of national infrastructure. This presentation, which will be delivered by Simon Cook, OPA and Rob Turnbull, Costain will look at the delivery of a step change in how the OPA currently operates and maintains their assets. They will look at the vision and objectives of the project, the benefits of working together and also what the future holds over the coming 36 months. Contact: jennifer.hole@the-eic.com

Business Presentation: Opportunities with Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Ltd 15 February 2013 Hilton Treetops, Aberdeen Talisman recently revealed that it is to sell a stake in almost half of its North Sea operation to Chinese energy firm Sinopec for $1.5bn (£968m). Sinopec will acquire a 49% equity interest in Talisman’s UK North Sea business. Talisman’s Aberdeen-based operation has around

Business Presentation: Opportunities with SNC-Lavalin February 2013 date tbc EIC London SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world, and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure and in the provision of operations and maintenance services. SNCLavalin companies provide engineering, procurement,

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EIC UK News construction, project management and project financing services to a variety of industry sectors, including agrifood, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, hydrocarbons and chemicals, environment, heavy construction, mass transit, mining and metallurgy, power and water management. SNC-Lavalin will provide EIC members with an overview of their activities and current global projects, provide details of their supplier registration requirements and discuss the project focuses of their London office. Further details of this presentation will be available shortly. Contact: charlotte.hust@the-eic.com

Corporate Entertainment: London Wasps v Northampton Saints 23 March 2013 Adams Park, High Wycombe The EIC Southern Region is hosting an afternoon at the rugby as an opportunity to entertain your clients and colleagues in an informal atmosphere. The afternoon will include top price seats, a three course carvery meal, half time refreshments, and a matchday programme. Take advantage of our sponsorship opportunity to gain your company some extra publicity. Contact: charlotte.hust@the-eic.com

Corporate Entertainment: Pembroke Supper 7 March 2013 Cleddau Bridge Hotel, Pembroke Guests will be treated to a delicious three course meal and an entertaining local after dinner speaker (to be announced shortly). Book now for your opportunity to meet and network with influential contacts in Pembrokeshire on what promises to be a very successful night. We are delighted that the Pembroke Supper is once again solely supported by Draeger, world leaders in the manufacture of gas detection, flame detection and associated control systems. Contact: charlotte.hust@the-eic.com

Corporate Entertainment: Northern Region Golf Day 15 May 2013 Rockliffe Hall, Darlington Rockliffe Hall will once again play host to the Northern Region Golf Day. The day will begin with a breakfast buffet in the Club House. Teams of 4 will play a Stableford competition, with the best 2 scores counting. The winning team will be awarded the Flexitallic Challenge Bowl Prize. There will be a two course dinner in the Grassholme Suite, along with the presentation of prizes. Contact: jennifer.hole@the-eic.com

UK Executive Luncheons 2013 The EIC’s regional Executive Luncheons offer a unique opportunity for the CEOs and MDs of EIC member companies to network with their peers and find out what’s happening in the industry across that region. Attendance at the Executive Luncheons is by invitation only and guests will be treated to a sumptuous three course lunch and an address from a keynote speaker as well as the networking prospects detailed above. The luncheons also provide an excellent opportunity for an EIC member to support an event in each region, gaining access to these senior decision makers and raising their company profile. Each EIC membership region is seeking a sponsor for the Executive Luncheon in their area, benefits include: • Logo and acknowledgement on the EIC website. • Branding on all literature related to the event, including event programme and invitation letters. • Sole branding opportunities at the event. • Full page advert in the event programme. • Acknowledgement in the EIC Monthly News. • Opportunity to place literature and/or giveaways on the tables.

• Places at the Luncheon, providing the opportunity to invite colleagues and guests from across the industry. • A named thank you during the welcome speech from the EIC’s CEO. • Opportunity to give an introductory speech. • Editorial opportunity within Energy Focus, circulated to over 4000 industry representatives.

For more information on supporting or attending your regional Executive Luncheon, please contact your relevant Regional Manager. Sponsorship details for all 2013 EIC events will be circulated to all members shortly. For more information on PR and branding opportunities for your organisaiton this year, please contact your Regional Manager: Charlotte Hust, Southern Region Helen Doona, Northern Region Lesley-Anne Brodie, Scotland Contact: charlotte.hust@the-eic.com Contact: helen.doona@the-eic.com Contact: les.brodie@the-eic.com The Southern Region Executive Luncheon will take place on 25 April at the Royal Society of Chemistry, London. The Northern Region and Scottish Executive Luncheons will be launched shortly. EIC Newsbriefs – Keeping you up to date on energy news from around the world. Email membership@the-eic.com www.the-eic.com

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EIC Overseas Exhibitions & Delegations

Overseas Exhibitions Overseas Delegations Event Report Offshore South East Asia (OSEA) 27 – 30 November 2012 Singapore Hosted for the first time at the impressive Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Offshore South East Asia (OSEA) 2012 proved to be bigger and more successful than ever before. 26,713 attendees from 75 countries/ regions attended; the largest number of visitors in the show’s history. The EIC-managed UK National Pavilion housed 34 companies covering 540m2 of space in a central location, allowing for a modern high-level design that was visible on entering the hall. With Singapore being ideally located at the international crossroads, in between energy-in-demand nations in North Asia and oil and gas suppliers in South East Asia and Australia, OSEA is a key exhibition in the region.

Event Report Overseas Delegation to Malaysia 18 – 23 November 2012 Kuala Lumpur The EIC recently facilitated a market visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to explore the range of business opportunities on offer within the oil and gas sectors. Malaysia holds proven reserves of approximately 5.8 billion barrels of oil and 2.4 trillion cubic metres of gas. Petronas has recently embarked on a series of projects involving chemical enhanced oil recovery (CEOR) technologies in offshore Sabah and offshore Sarawak. An investment of US$12 billion over 30 years will cover nine oilfields in the Baram Delta off Sarawak and four fields in the North Sabah development area. These investments are expected to extend the life of the fields beyond 2040 to raise the fields’ recovery factor from 36% to 50%. About 750 million barrels of oil reserves are expected to be recovered through the development. Petronas has also made an aggressive move to develop a US$20 billion Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Johor which includes petrochemical projects developed by major oil and gas players, a LNG receiving terminal and power plant. Malaysia is also one of the few countries in this region that is seriously considering a nuclear power plant to ease future power shortage. In the shorter term, the Energy Commission is conducting new IPP power projects which will add another 3000MW to the country by 2016. The delegates met a range of operators and contractors, both national and international, in order to better understand the Malaysian market, gaining invaluable advice, contacts and information. Companies visited included: Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd; Shell Malaysia Ltd; Petrofac Malaysia Ltd; Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC); Talisman Malaysia Ltd; Murphy Oil Corporation; Carigali Hess; Newfield Exploration Co; SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd; Dialog Systems SdnBhd and SBM Offshore. A trade networking reception at the British High Commissioner’s residence allowed for industry specific introductions, and served as a great follow up for the delegates to talk to people they had met at presentations and meetings earlier in the week. With the growth of the energy sectors in Malaysia set to continue well into the future, the visit to the market was well timed for UK companies looking to do business in the country. Guy Atkins, Managing Director of Jo Bird & Co Ltd said, when asked what aspects of the visit had been of particular benefit: “Arrangements of excellent meetings, particularly Shell and Petronas”. For more information on future overseas delegations please contact: Laura Tavernor, Overseas Events Manager Tel +44 (0)20 7091 8600 Email laura.tavernor@the-eic.com

The British High Commission Singapore worked in conjunction with the EIC to hold a breakfast briefing prior to the show, organised to give attendees an insight into the current economic situation and business of Singapore and the wider ASEAN region, and included a valuable presentation from KBC Executive Vice President David Turner on ‘Developments in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry’. The British High Commissioner’s Residence, Eden Hall, was a fantastic venue for a well-attended networking reception with oil and gas contacts from both the local Singaporean market and South East Asia. With an impressive display of oil and gas exploration and production innovations, OSEA is an ideal platform to meet new customers and partners and address the strategic, operational and technology aspects of the Asian oil and gas industry. Buyers come from across Asia and beyond to source for new equipment, products and applications. With the Marina Bay Sands venue secured again for 2014, the growth trend for the exhibition is set to continue. OSEA 2014 takes place between 2 – 5 December at Marina Bay Sands. To be added to the interest list or to find out about other events taking place in the region, please contact: Laura Tavernor, Overseas Events Manager Tel +44 (0)20 7091 8600 Email laura.tavernor@the-eic.com www.the-eic.com

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EIC Middle East News

Middle East News

We were very pleased to host a small one day meeting for Promat with a team led by Eddie Walker. David Spencer popped in during his inaugural visit to the region on behalf of Rust Resources. We enjoyed our first meeting with newly appointed Claire Peddle of Control Risks Group as well as a short flying visit from Sibylle Giraud of Onstream Group. Thom Orr of Jacobs Engineering kindly delivered an excellent presentation for our lunch in December while it was good to catch up with Steve Spicer of Foster Wheeler, John Pratt of Rotork and last but not least, Charles Wilcox of Chapman Freeborn. Terry Willis, Director, Middle East Contact: terry.willis@the-eic.com

Office News February promises to be a very busy month with four diverse events. The month kicks off with an Overseas Delegation to Erbil in Kurdistan. Northern Iraq has been in the news for quite some time where, despite the on-going political differences between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the sovereign Iraqi Government in Baghdad, they nevertheless continue to attract a high degree of foreign investment, especially within their oil and gas sector which in turn will mean that opportunities for UK companies and especially the EIC membership, will continue to materialise. This fact has not gone unnoticed and the London office of the KRG has been instrumental in their added support of our cause. Later in the month is the Middle East Electricity Exhibition. Once again, this event taking place in Dubai provides the main platform for the world’s power related and focussed companies to come together under one roof to showcase their products and services to the region. It is not unlike the power equivalent of ADIPEC because just like ADIPEC, it used to be a bi-annual event but moved to be annual with no apparent negative reaction. Let us hope that ADIPEC goes down the same route. We plan to hold our EIC Middle East Golf Tournament on the 18th, the day after the main event closes. We are very excited this year, not just because it is a new venue but also the high degree of interest that it has generated. With almost a full house of over a hundred players plus an unprecedented amount of available prizes for a draw to take place during the evening event, it promises to be one of our best social networking events of the year and we’re only into our second month! Last but not least, there is a good chance that we shall be repeating our very popular Fundamentals of Oil & Gas training course. Exact dates are awaiting confirmation but there is a good chance that the last week of the month might be available. Looking ahead to March, we have our ever popular Oil Baron’s Ball where bookings have been slightly less than last year but like most events that take place here, there is always a late surge, so we are confident that the EIC will again be putting forward a decently sized group. As with all of our events, full details can be found on the events page of our website. Before we finish off with the visitor acknowledgements, it is important to mention how the visit of the ADNOC delegation to EIC Connect in November has impacted on our plans for EIC Connect Oil, Gas & Power in June in Abu Dhabi. At the last minute, we were able to accommodate a delegation of ADNOC operating company representatives who had flown into London for a previously arranged meeting. Consequently, they saw at first-hand the scale of who we are and what we are achieving, which then left them in no doubt of the need for them to endorse our Abu Dhabi event. We will make a point of posting updates as they occur but one thing is certain, the 4th of June will be a very important date in everybody’s calendar.

Regional Comment PetroCeltic receives Algerian government approval PetroCeltic has received final regulatory approval for the Ain Tsila gas and condensate field, located on the Isarene permit. The company said the go ahead was a major milestone for them and that the granting of a 30 year licence for the field would allow it to book Ain Tsila’s reserves. PetroCeltic and its partners have agreed to initiate planning and development as part of a commitment to Algerian authorities to fast-track the Ain Tsila development. South Rumaila target to be reduced BP is currently in talks with the government of Iraq with regards to reducing the plateau target of the field to between 1.8 million and 2.2 million barrels per day. In the initial production sharing contract, BP had agreed a plateau target of 2.85 million barrels per day; however this has now become unrealistic due to infrastructure issues preventing the exportation of produced oil. $1.5 billion investment planned for Al-Shaheen Qatar Petroleum and Maersk have both agreed to an investment of $1.5 billion as part of a new field development plan (FDP 2012) in Qatar. The aim of the investment is to maintain a production plateau of 300,000b/d until 2017 when the production sharing contract ends. The investment will see the drilling of 51 new wells and some facility debottlenecking activities. Dana Gas completes new debt restructuring deal Dana Gas has agreed to a new deal with regards to its $1 billion Islamic bond, or sukuk, in the UAE. The debt has been reduced to $850 million due to a $70m cash paydown and cancellation of another $80m, already owned by the company, from an existing sukuk. The remaining $850m will be split into two separate sukuks, with a new maturity date of 31 October 2017. Power exports to India and Pakistan in the pipeline Iran is planning to construct a power plant on its border with Pakistan to export electricity to both Pakistan and India. Iran is also planning to construct another power plant with the capacity of 6000MW with Indian investment. The power will be exported to India.

EIC Newsbriefs – Keeping you up to date on energy news from around the world. Email membership@the-eic.com www.the-eic.com

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EIC Asia Pacific News

Asia Pacific News

PTTGC to invest in US$5 billion Java complex PTT Global Chemical Plc (PTTGC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with PT Pertamina to jointly invest in a US$5 billion integrated oil refinery and chemical complex on Java Island. Pertamina intends to become Indonesia’s leading petrochemical manufacturing and marketing player, providing Indonesian industry with reliable and cost-effective supply; while PTTGC plans to diversify its business into downstream specialities and green chemicals.

Forthcoming Events Business Presentation: Doing Business in Korea 4 February 2013 EIC Singapore Korea is known for producing the most advanced offshore oil and gas platforms, rigs, FPSOs, FRSUs and LNG carriers. To do business with the various shipyards, operators and EPC contractors in Korea, it is essential to understand the country’s business culture and ways of doing business. We are organising a presentation on Doing Business in Korea. We have invited Mr David Turberfield, Asia Pacific Managing Partner – Performance & Assurance Practice of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) to share his views on Korean business etiquette and practice based on his experience where he was the Director of ERM Korea.

Woodside purchases Block A-6 Woodside Petroleum has reached a joint venture agreement with MPRL E&P Pte Ltd of Myanmar for the purchase of 50% in Block A-6 in the Rakhine Basin. The offer is subject to conditions including execution of fully termed agreements, completion of due diligence, and government and other approvals. MPRL E&P will remain operator of Block A-6 for the current term of the exploration period.

Corporate Entertainment: Annual Lunar New Year ‘Lohei’ Networking Lunch 18 February 2013 EIC Singapore

Hyundai, Samsung target more rig orders in 2013 Samsung Heavy Industries Co has forecast an increase in orders in 2013 because of rising demand for offshore drilling and production units from oil majors like Petrobras and ExxonMobil. Samsung Heavy aims to win orders worth $13 billion, 35% more than last year. Hyundai Heavy Industries is targeting annual orders for ships, offshore products and plant construction to surge 52% to $29.7 billion.

If you need any help or advice in the region or for more information about upcoming events, please contact us: Tel +65 6238 7756 Email singapore@the-eic.com Loong Say Meng, Director, Asia Pacific Contact: loong.saymeng@the-eic.com

D’Emerald scoops jack-up being built at CPLEC D’Emerald, a newly established company in Singapore, is understood to have acquired the third CP-300 jackup drilling rig under construction at the China Petroleum Liaohe Equipment Corporation’s (CPLEC) yard in Panjin for an undisclosed sum. A CPLEC official said the two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding, but the funds have yet to arrive. The yard’s first CP-300 jack-up drilling rig, delivered by the yard in October, and the second unit, due for delivery this year, are both earmarked for operations in the Middle East, the CPLEC official said. The third unit, capable of operating in up to 300 feet of water depth and with a maximum drilling depth of 30,000 feet, is scheduled for delivery by the second quarter of 2013. The unit is able to accommodate 105 crew. CPLEC is planning to build two more jack-ups, one 300 foot and one 400 foot rig.

Regional Comment EnergyAustralia shelves mega power plant EnergyAustralia has shelved its plan to construct a 1000MW gas-fired power plant in Latrobe Valley, Victoria. The A$1.3 billion project would potentially have replaced two of the Yallourn’s four brown-coal stations in the valley. The project is not economically viable due to low wholesale energy prices and reduced electricity demand. Australian electricity usage has been curbed by a price spike caused by expensive network upgrades, the introduction of a price on carbon and a recent bout of mild weather. Consumers are also exhibiting greater frugality amid concerns about the health of the global economy. National petrochemical industry grows 8% The Indonesia Olefin, Aromatic and Plastic Association has indicated that Indonesia’s petrochemical industry has grown by 8% in 2012. Petrochemical production rises and consumption of plastic raw materials also increased. The country’s GDP growth at 6.4% also contributed to plastic consumption. Other factors supporting national petrochemical industry growth are tax incentives for certain businesses and regions. The government is also expected to accelerate upstream-downstream integrated refinery development and its study on non-oil alternative petrochemical raw materials.

Keppel contracts bring order wins to S$9.9 billion Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd’s subsidiaries have secured three new contracts worth a combined value of S$420 million. Keppel Singmarine secured a contract to build a high-specification deepwater pipelay (S-Lay) vessel for Hydro Marine Services and a catamaran air dive support vessel for Bhagwan Marine Pty Ltd. Keppel Shipyard will modify and upgrade an existing Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility, Lewek Arunothai for EMAS Offshore.

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EIC China News

China News

Shell to invest US$1bn per year in gas projects Super-major Shell has said that it will invest around US$1 billion per year in its Chinese upstream business in an effort to tap into the country’s surging natural gas demand. The report is in line with an earlier announcement from Shell that it is to invest more than US$20 billion globally in natural gas projects by 2015. Shell currently has two gas blocks in south west Sichuan Province, in partnership with China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC). In March 2012 Shell signed the first production-sharing contract (PSC) with state-run CNPC to explore, develop and produce shale gas at the Fushun-Yongchuan block.

Office News Following an enquiry from a Chinese national oil and gas company we are looking for EIC member companies to deliver specialised training courses for submarine pipeline integrity and maintenance for offshore water depths of around 50 – 250 metres. Interested members should please contact me salina.zhang@the-eic.com as soon as possible. We are also looking at expanding and formulating more training programmes with NOCs for delivery either in the UK, Houston, Singapore or China. We are hoping to repeat these courses in the future as more technical training opportunities have been identified. China is welcoming its year of the Snake. The Beijing office will be closed during the national holiday week from 10 – 17 February.

Sulzer to supply pumps for PetroChina refinery Sulzer Pumps will supply 40 pumps to PetroChina, the largest oil producer in China for the Guangxi Oil Refinery Project Phase II. Located in Guangxi Province in southern China, the project will refine imported high sulphur crude oil. It will have a total annual capacity of 10 million tons to supply fuels to south western areas of China. The scope of Sulzer Pumps’ supply includes 12 pumps for the residue hydride-sulphurisation unit, 18 pumps for the diesel oil hydro-treating unit, and 10 pumps for the oil storage and transportation unit and utility unit. Guangxi Oil Refinery Project Phase II is scheduled for operation in October 2013. All of these pumps will contribute to the refinery capacity to produce gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and liquefied petroleum gas as well as petrochemical products. Sulzer Pumps’ state-ofthe-art facilities in Suzhou and Dalian, China will produce 34 pumps. The remaining pumps will be manufactured in Bruchsal, Germany and packaged in Suzhou. All of these manufacturing sites integrate best practices from other Sulzer Pumps factories, ensuring operational excellence, meeting global standards for high quality and reliable delivery times.

Forthcoming Events CIPPE 19 – 21 March 2013 New Exhibition Centre, Beijing As the biggest oil and gas equipment exhibition in Asia, the EIC will be managing the UK Pavilion for this event this year. Recruiting is underway so please register as soon as possible. For more details please visit our website. Workshop with CNOOC 22 March 2013 Venue tbc After CIPPE we have organised a workshop with CNOOC’s key departments/subsidiaries of engineering and procurement. This workshop is open to companies exhibiting in the UK Group. Please contact me for more details.

COOEC in Petrofac team-up China’s Offshore Oil Engineering Company (COOEC) has teamed up with Petrofac to jointly bid for the engineering, procurement, installation and construction contract for the offshore Dorra non-associated gas field in the neutral zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly pursue the tender, which sources said could be launched in the first half of this year. The Dorra EPIC contract could be worth up to $1.5 billion. The lucrative spoils on Dorra are said to have also attracted the interest of other offshore engineering giants, including Technip, Saipem and McDermott. The field’s front-end engineering and design work was previously awarded to Australian design house WorleyParsons under an agreement signed with field operator Al-Khafji Joint Operations (KJO). Sources said the Dorra offshore field development package includes up to six platforms, flowlines, gas gathering facilities and a 200 kilometre export pipeline and cables extending 100 kilometres.

For information and business support in China contact: Salina Zhang, Regional Manager, China Contact: salina.zhang@the-eic.com

Regional Comment Foster Wheeler awarded EPDM contract Foster Wheeler AG has announced that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) contract by LANXESS Changzhou Co Ltd for a new ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber plant to be built at the Changzhou Yangtze Riverside Industrial Park at Changzhou, Jiangsu Province. Foster Wheeler is currently executing the front-end engineering design (FEED) for this facility. The new facility will be designed to produce 160,000 tonnes per annum of EPDM rubber. LANXESS, a leading speciality chemicals company, states that this new plant, which it describes as the largest EPDM rubber facility in the world, is its largest investment in China to date.

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EIC North and Central America News

North and Central America News Office News For additional information about the EIC Houston office, our upcoming events or should you require any assistance in the North and Central America market, please contact us. Aimee Marsh, Executive Director, North and Central America Contact: aimee.marsh@the-eic.com

The year has started out well for the EIC Houston team. We joined BABC as a supporting organisation for the BABC Breakfast with the Ambassador on 11 January. Sir Nigel Peter Westmacott, KCMG, LVO, the United Kingdom Ambassador to the USA was there to meet participants during this breakfast event. We also held our first training course for 2013 on 29 January. Shea Writing Solutions presented a technical writing course at the EIC offices. The participants had the opportunity to work with a project that they are currently working on and had a lot of hands on participation, which gave the course great added value to each individual. We are in the process of adding training courses and events to our 2013 programme so please visit our website or refer to our monthly Newsbrief to stay abreast of what is coming up.

Regional Comment ExxonMobil’s Hebron to produce 150,000b/d ExxonMobil’s Hebron project, offshore Newfoundland, has finally been officially sanctioned, after several years of planning. Construction has already begun on the gravity-based structure in Bull Arm. The development is expected to cost $14 billion and should be complete by the end of 2017. Up to 3,500 jobs will be created during the construction phase. ExxonMobil expects to recover 700MMbbls of oil from the field and the platform is expected to produce 150,000b/d.

Forthcoming Events EICDataStream Training 6 February 2013 EIC Houston Lisa Defalco, North and Central America’s Business Information Manager will train EIC members on EICDataStream and the benefits it brings to your business.

Statoil expands in Marcellus Statoil has announced that they are planning a major expansion in the Marcellus shale play, by purchasing 70,000 acres in Ohio and West Virginia from Grenadier Energy Partners LLC, Protege Energy II LLC and PetroEdge Resources II LLC. Statoil will be the operator and is focusing on oil production due to the falling price of natural gas.

Management Course: Bids & Proposals Technical Writing Seminar 19 February 2013 EIC Houston This course will cover proposals for both commercial and government bids for EPC and EPIC contracts, equipment, facilities, and services; request for proposal, information or quote design presented by Shea Writing & Training Solutions. Please see the website for more information.

US renewable energy tax credit extended The US renewable energy production tax credit has been extended for another year. Many project sanctions had been put on hold due to uncertainty as the credits were expected to expire at the end of 2012, making it more difficult for projects to find power purchasers for their output. Texas is the country’s top wind power producer, and it is believed that this extension will encourage the state to build the necessary transmission infrastructure to bring wind power from rural areas to more populated parts of the state. The tax credits also benefit other renewable industries, such as biofuels, geothermal, hydro and marine energy.

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 6 – 9 May 2013 Houston EICDataStream Training May 2013 date tbc EIC Houston EICDataStream Training August 2013 date tbc EIC Houston

Canada to allow foreign investment The Canadian government has finally made a decision, be it controversial, to allow two Asian national oil companies to take over major Canadian oil sands companies; China’s CNOOC now owns Nexen, and Progress Energy now belongs to Malaysia’s Petronas. The government stressed that although Canada welcomes foreign investment, tighter rules will be set in place for the future to prevent a trend of foreign governments entering the country’s oil sands market.

Corporate Entertainment: 4th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament 11 October 2013 American Shooting Center EICDataStream Training November 2013 date tbc EIC Houston

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EIC South America News

South America News

Event Report Business Presentation: FPSO Opportunities in Brazil 5 December 2012 Rio de Janeiro 76 attendees benefited from valuable information regarding FPSO construction projects in Brazil, provided by MGT Consortium and Chemtech. Delegates had the opportunity to get more familiar with the business of EIC global members Aggreko for temporary power solutions, Brunel for manpower solutions, and WMT for the development of technical documentation in the marine and oil and gas industries. A presentation was given by LLX, EBX’s logistics company responsible for the largest port in Latin America, the Açu Port with investments of around $ 1.2 billion. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the event sponsors Aggreko and Lufthansa. Clarisse Rocha, Regional Manager, South America Contact: clarisse.rocha@the-eic.com

Office News EIC Rio tenants, Bridon has opened its biggest warehouse and service centre in Latin America. The facility is located in Macae next to Petrobras. It will focus on cutting, socketing, testing and inspection of wire ropes with a press capacity of 3700 tons, enabling Bridon to meet the demand of clients offshore with a strong local presence. We are delighted to announce that we have a new intern. Ana Fernandes joined the team in January and will provide support on EIC events administration. Ana is replacing Luanna Souza who we would like to thank for her brilliant support during the year that she spent with us.

Forthcoming Events Management Course: The Professional Presenter 6 – 7 February 2013 EIC Rio de Janeiro The Professional Presenter training course is aimed at professionals in all areas who are required to improve public speaking skills in order to deliver high-quality presentations to various types of audiences. This course will offer how to deal with groups and attract audience interest. Attendees will undertake breath and diction exercises to improve their verbal communication. Gestures and posture will also be considered. Communication skills will be developed based on recognised techniques in order to maximise performance during public presentations.

Regional Comment Eletrobras to invest $6.7bn in 2013 The Brazilian company has announced plans to invest R$13.7 billion ($6.7 billion) in power projects this year. In 2012 the company invested 85% of its $6.3 billion budget. Eletrobras, which has activities in the generation, transmission and distribution segments, has pledged to increase by 30% the installed capacity of wind farms in the country, adding 535MW to the grid this year. A number of hydro power plants being developed by the company will also come online in 2013, such as the 3.75GW Jirau HPP on the Madeira River in northern Brazil. Eletrobras is Latin America’s largest power utility and controls 16 subsidiaries.

Industry Overview: Fundamentals of Gas Turbines 27 February 2013 Rio de Janeiro Given the evolution of the power market, the changing environmental requirements and the globalisation of the energy market, it is even more important for professionals to be familiar with the operation of gas turbines. Siemens will be providing specific technical knowledge.

Ecopetrol targeting production of 798,000boe/d Colombia’s state-owned oil company Ecopetrol has pledged to invest $4.2 billion this year to boost its oil and gas production to 798,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in Colombia and abroad. The objective is part of the company’s goal of producing 1MMboe/d by 2015 and 1.3MMboe/d by 2020. The company will also spend approximately $1.7 billion in exploration activities, which includes the drilling of 33 wells in Colombia.

Brazil Oil & Gas Showcase 10 – 15 March 2013 Rio de Janeiro The EIC is leading an Offshore Construction delegation to Rio to coincide with the UK Brazil Oil & Gas Showcase – designed to be a highly publicised forum of UK capability taking place on 12 March.

Peruvian law to boost petrochemical development Local legislators have approved a law that creates a regulatory framework for the supply of natural gas from the Camisea gas fields to a future petrochemicals complex in southern Peru. This sector has become a priority for the Ollanta Humala administration, which is keen on using gas reserves as feedstock for the production of ethane and polyethylene. Analysts argue, however, that a certification of Peru’s gas reserves would be necessary to make such a project viable. Indeed, the certification of 6 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves in Camisea is one of the conditions for Braskem’s 1,085km Andino del Sur gas pipeline, which would link Camisea to the Arequipa and Moquegua regions on the Pacific coast.

Overseas Delegation to Chile 14 – 19 April 2013 Anchored to the IFT Energy Power Sector Trade Fair on 17 – 19 April 2013 in Santiago, this overseas delegation will offer favourable prospects to UK exporters in the Chilean energy market.

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EIC National Events

National Events Join the EIC showcase @ All-Energy 2013, 22 – 23 May, Aberdeen Reinforce your company’s presence and promote your capabilities at the UK’s largest renewable energy event as part of the EIC Group. Over 8000 individuals visited the event last year. FREE conference with hot topics attracts engineers and buyers.

Join the EIC’s key initiative of 2013 from the hub of Hall 1 and enjoy: • Listing in the Spring Edition of Energy Focus. • Promoted in the EIC Monthly News.

• Prime location, easily identified as the EIC Group. • Exclusive facilities for Group exhibitors. • No hassle lunch and refreshments in the lounge. • Visits from major contractors and operators. • Walk on stand package with dedicated EIC staff to help you increase your presence. • Enhanced design to draw visitors to the group. • Exclusive drinks reception on stand to attract major EIC members and key contacts from industry.

For further information contact: Sarah Lansdell, Manager, National Events Tel +44 (0)1642 379 974 Email sarah.lansdell@the-eic.com Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity in 2013.

All of these EIC members already exhibit throughout All-Energy. Align your company with the likes of:

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If you would like more information or are interested in becoming an EIC member, please write, telephone, fax or email The EIC (Head Office and Southern Region) 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP Tel +44 (0)20 7091 8600 Fax +44 (0)20 7091 8601 Email info@the-eic.com The EIC (Northern Region) Belasis Business Centre, Belasis Hall Technology Park, Billingham TS23 4EA Tel +44 (0)1642 379 972 Fax +44 (0)1642 379 971 Email billingham@the-eic.com The EIC (Scotland) 72 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UL Tel +44 (0)1224 626 006 Fax +44 (0)1224 637 393 Email aberdeen@the-eic.com The EIC (Middle East) PO Box 54455, Office No 5WA 228, West Wing Building 5A, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai UAE Tel +9714 299 3945 Fax +9714 299 3946 Email dubai@the-eic.com The EIC (Asia Pacific) 3 Temasek Avenue, Centennial Tower #16-02, Singapore 039190 Tel +65 6238 7756 Fax +65 6238 8179 Email singapore@the-eic.com The EIC (China) Room 2503, Tower B, R&F Twins Tower, No 55, Dong San Huan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100022 Tel +86 10 5876 5705 Email beijing@the-eic.com The EIC (North and Central America) Suite 850, 11490 Westheimer, Houston, Texas 77077 Tel +1 713 783 1200 Fax +1 713 783 0067 Email houston@the-eic.com The EIC (South America) Ed. Manhattan Tower, 26th Floor, Avenida Rio Branco 89, 20040-004 Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brasil Tel +55 21 3265 7400 Fax +55 21 3265 7410 Email rio@the-eic.com

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