The Scottish Oil Club is a national forum for the presentation and discussion of views on the economic, industrial, technological and political aspects of petroleum and other energy resources.

"The 32nd Annual Dinner of the Scottish Oil Club"
12th March 2010.  Sold Out

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh

On the eve of the Rugby International Match between Scotland and England at Murrayfield.

Sponsors for 2010 Annual Dinner: BP, Castle Cairn, RBC Capital Markets, Wood Mackenzie, Cenkos, Aon, CMS Cameron McKenna, UBS, Energy Ventures, McGrigors LLP, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Cripps Sears & Partners.

Dr. James Buckee
Principal Guest Speaker

Dr James Buckee was appointed an independent non-executive director of Cairn Energy in January 2009. He has more than 35 years experience in the oil and gas industry having held senior executive positions with Shell, Burmah Oil, and BP, and was formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of Talisman Energy Inc. He is now also the chairman of the newly created firm, EnQuest.

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Brian Taylor, BBC Scotland Political Editor

Brian Taylor is BBC Scotland's Political Editor. Brian joined the BBC in 1985. After a spell co-presenting the political programme Left, Right and Centre, he was appointed Political Correspondent and then Political Editor. In that role, Brian Taylor covers Scottish politics for all outlets, including BBC Scotland and UK network programmes. In addition, he has presented Good Morning Scotland and is a regular contributor to other BBC programmes. Before joining the BBC Brian Taylor worked in newspapers for eight years, including six years as a lobby correspondent at Westminster. Brian has written two books on Scotland's new Parliament and co-written eight more. Among other things, he is the author of ''The Scottish Parliament'', a definitive account of the road to devolution and its consequences, now republished in revised form. Brian has lectured on politics and identity in Washington USA, Stockholm, Madrid, Edinburgh, London and Germany. Born in 1955 in Dundee, he is a former pupil of Dundee High School and graduated MA (Honours) in English from the University of St Andrews in 1977. He is married with two sons. Brian maintains contact with the harsh realities of Scottish life through a passionate support of Dundee United Football Club. Other interests include literature, theatre and golf.


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Dress is dinner jackets (black tie) with decorations.

6:30 p.m. Tray service drinks reception in the Banqueting Foyer
7:00 p.m. Presidents Reception: The Melville Suite
7:50 p.m. Guests called to dinner in the Edinburgh Suite
8:00 p.m. President and guests led by piper to top table
8:05 p.m. Welcome, President, The Scottish Oil Club
8:20 p.m. Dinner
9:55 p.m. After dinner toasts
10:10 p.m. Principal Guest Speaker
10:40 p.m. Guest Speaker
11:00 p.m. Close, President
1:00 a.m. Carriages


Duo of Scottish Salmon • Lemon and Prosecco Sorbet • Tournedos of Beef • Warm Caramel and Blueberry Pudding with Vanilla bean Ice-Cream • Freshly brewed coffee with Malt Whisky Fudge

Vegetarian (please order via via the Wine and Spirits order form before 4th March): Salad of Fine Bean, Roquette and Ruby Chard, With Tomato Confit, Sun-blushed Tomatoes and Mozzarella Bon-Bons • Lemon and Prosecco Sorbet • Caramelised and Creamed Butternut Squash With Wild Mushroom Ravioli and Cauliflower Cream Sauce • Warm Caramel and Blueberry Pudding with Vanilla bean Ice-Cream • Freshly brewed coffee with Malt Whisky Fudge