There were three Industry Snapshot Polls during the conference, one for each full day of the event. Conference attendees were invited to GL Noble Denton's stand (2241-K) to take part in the poll, which asked them to vote on three key issues:
Will gas replace oil as America's primary energy source by 2030?
Should operators always be liable for exploration and production risks?
Has US investment in deepwater R&D stalled since Macondo?
The poll was also completed online by senior professionals from across the industry.
Snapshot poll results
The results of Monday's poll were as follows:
Q: Will gas replace oil as America's primary energy source by 2030?
A: Yes. 56% of participants thought that gas will overtake oil to become the principle source of energy, while 44% thought it would not.
The results of Tuesday's poll were as follows:
Q: Should operators always be liable for E&P risk?
A: Yes. 66% of respondents said that liability should always lie with the operator instead of the supplier.
The results of Wednesday's poll were as follows:
Q: Has US investment in deep water R&D stalled since Macondo?
A: The poll was split. 52% of respondents said that research and development has slowed, while 48% said that it has not.