Thursday 30 January 18:00 - 21:00

at Geological Society
Burlington House

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30 January London : Richard Norris - Pandreco Energy Advisory "Energy and Society: Future Shock"

Business & Professional


"Energy and Society: Future Shock"


Urgency, Fear and Blame are used to vilify hydrocarbons and a utopian "Greener, Cleaner and Cheaper" future is promised.  If this is indeed possible then there is no logical room for discussion.  However, if the Greener and Cleaner future will be more expensive, then society has to face many hard choices.  Access to cheap energy has underpinned huge advances in human development, albeit at a considerable and for some, existential, cost.  A future with more expensive energy may be very different than today's promised vision.  Richard will share his thoughts and lead the debate.



Richard Norris has over 30 years’ experience in the energy sector, dominantly in oil and gas.  He is currently a Consulting Partner at ‘Helios Investment Partners’ where he co-manages half a billion dollars of investments. Prior to joining Helios, he was a CEO of TSX listed ‘Candax Energy’ managing assets in Tunisia and Madagascar, following on from the role of General Manager in a private oil company with assets in SE Asia. 

Earlier in his career Richard held technical roles with ‘BNP Paribas’ in Reserves Based Lending covering MENA, FSU and Europe.  He started his career as a Petroleum Engineer with ‘Elf Aquitaine’ (subsequently Total) working on Oil and Gas fields across West Africa, including four years in Angola.

Richard holds a BSc in Geology, and MSc in Petroleum Geology and a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College, London.  Through his consulting company, ‘Pandreco’, Richard writes extensively about energy and the role of hydrocarbons and invests in energy-transition companies.


Major event funding provided by Gneiss Energy Limited,  Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP, Pinsent Masons LLP, RBC Capital Markets, and members of the Scottish Oil Club.  

This funding allows the Scottish Oil Club to not charge a fee to participants.  

We encourage participants to become members of the Scottish Oil Club to contribute to these events.


The event will be held at The Geological Society, Burlington House, London, W1J 0BG

17:30 Tea and Coffee
18:00 Presentation

Followed by a complimentary drinks reception in the libray of the Geological Society till 9PM.

Booking Conditions

Please note that booking a ticket for an SOC event does not guarantee you a place until your request is processed and accepted by the SOC.  We will operate a 'wait list' if our events are over-subscribed with priority being afforded to members of the SOC.

Neither video nor audio recording is permitted at this event.

During our events we actively encourage reasoned debate amongst the audience and with our invited speaker; however, we request that all participants are mindful and respectful to others points of view.  Attendees who cannot abide by these simple courteous rules, or who disrupt proceedings or use defamatory remarks, will be invited to leave the presentation and escorted from the building.

A registration desk will be situated inside the Geological Society building.  We reserve the right to refuse entry to those attendees who do not hold a valid ticket and accompanying proof of identity. 

Scottish Oil Club Board


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