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The UK oil & gas industry and its supply chain

05/06/2014 in Nieuws

Even though production and exploration levels have fallen over the past few years, the UK oil and gas industry is still of vital importance. The industry continues to be a strong and productive sector of the UK economy. In 2013, it had record capital expenditure of roughly £14 billion. The company Gaffney, Cline & Associates give their expert insights into the current ‘state of play’ in the North Sea.
The industry has also created a supply chain with an unrivalled range of products, services and expertise. Many Dutch companies active in the UK are already enjoying the benefits of these opportunities. Heerema Marine Contractors is one of these companies and would like to share their experiences of the UK market.

The state of play in the North Sea

The petroleum sector in the North Sea continues to attract short-term investment interest from multi-national investors. Drew Powell, Regional Director EAME with Gaffney, Cline & Associates shares his expert views on the latest developments in the North Sea oil & gas market.

Source: Rijkswaterstaat

Source: Rijkswaterstaat

The UK offshore is estimated to potentially hold a further 24 billion barrels of recoverable oil, with Norway adding another 18 billion barrels. Capital investment in greenfield and brownfield developments continues to increase, with 2013 seeing an estimated £14 billion for the UK sector and predictions for 2014 of a possible £20 billion. However, the long-term is less certain due to high cost of activity and, specifically for the UK sector, some uncertainty over the impact of potential Scottish independence. Forecasts are for investment decline from 2015 onwards as investment capital migrates to higher-margin markets. This also creates opportunities as established players reduce their North Sea portfolios to focus on emerging areas or core asset types. Read the rest of this entry →

Shale gas in the United Kingdom

19/05/2014 in Nieuws


Shale gas is generating increasing attention in the United Kingdom. Both positive – the Government saying it could potentially become a revolution like in the US – and negative with opponents protesting for weeks against fracking in their ‘backyard’. In spite of the negative public attitude, the economic potential for the energy sector is evident and the tax breaks proposed by the UK Government unknown.

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The healthcare market in the Netherlands webinar

27/03/2014 in News, Nieuws

Are you an innovative healthcare company with an interest in opportunities in the Dutch healthcare market?

Your are invited to participate in a free webinar organised by UK Trade & Investment the Netherlands in cooperation with Seijgraaf Consultancy.

The Netherlands has one of the most advanced healthcare systems in the world in terms of quality, accessibility and costs, with sufficient incentives for further innovation. This highly competitive and growing healthcare market is known as an early adopter of new technology, offering interesting trade opportunities for UK business, including small-and medium-sized companies (SMEs).

 This webinar will focus on:

  • Opportunities in the Dutch healthcare sector
  • Purchasing and reimbursement structures of the Dutch healthcare system
  • Overview of the rules and regulations
  • Different routes to market

Date: 1 April 2014 – Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm (GMT) – Cost: Free

Contact: Michiel Hendrickx – T: +31 (0)70 4270 308

Please register here.

eCommerce in the Netherlands webinar

27/03/2014 in News, Nieuws

You are invited to the exclusive webinar looking at the eCommerce landscape in the Netherlands hosted by UK Trade & Investment in the Netherlands and Salesupply UK. This webinar will offer an introduction and practical guide to eCommerce in the Netherlands, specifically highlighting current trends and business opportunities relevant for UK companies looking to start or further their (web) export activities. Participants in this webinar will find out more about the current Dutch eCommerce landscape, obtain an insight in the business culture and the do’s and don’ts on how best to tackle the Dutch market.

Date: 31 March 2014 – Time: 12:00-13:00 (UK time) – Cost: Free

Contact: Mélanie Immink – T: +31 (0) 70 427 0412

Please register here.