Session Champions

OGUK is delighted to welcome the following partners who will each champion and develop a session at the conference:

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities.

BCG partners with oil and gas companies to help them navigate today’s energy transition toward decarbonization, leverage the latest digital and operational processes, and strategically create value throughout the value chain. Our goal is to create long-lasting, sustainable growth and a clear path forward.

Website   @BCG

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade.

We are currently working with industry representatives and regulators to establish a global export strategy for the UK decommissioning supply chain.

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) is the global voice of our industry, pioneering excellence in safe, efficient and sustainable energy supply – an enabling partner for a low carbon future. Its members operate around the globe, producing over 40% of the world’s oil and gas. Together, they identify and share knowledge and good practices to improve the industry in areas such as health, safety, the environment and efficiency.

The Net Zero technology Centre’s role is to develop and deploy technology for an affordable net zero energy industry. Co-investing with industry and working in partnership with the public and private sectors, we are funding R&D, driving investment, building a clean energy eco-system, and influencing policy to accelerate the transition and close the gap on net zero technologies.

We are working cross-sector and internationally to tackle the most complex and most critical technology challenges; commercialising game-changing innovations, helping developers secure field trials, and accelerating those tech start-ups with the most promising clean energy solutions.

Already supporting the oil and gas industry to diversify, decarbonise and digitise, we are well on our way to developing the next generation of technology solutions – solutions that address real-world challenges across a range of sectors from renewables to manufacturing all to accelerate our integrated energy future.

Website       @netzero_tc       LinkedIn

OGUK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry.

We are proud to Inform, engage and champion the UK offshore oil and gas industry as part of a diverse energy mix.

Website           @OGUKenergy

The Decommissioning Forum Steering Committee was formed by OGUK in 2021. This committee provides focus and prioritisation for OGUK’s decommissioning forum, which consists of over 250 members from the Supply Chain, Operators and Academia. The committee is formed of a cross sectional representation of the forum and aims to further develop the decommissioning capability within OGUK and the wider UK decommissioning industry by delivering key industry initiatives and enhancing relationships within and outwith our industry.

The Oil and Gas Authority’s role is to regulate, influence and promote the UK oil and gas industry in order to maximise the economic recovery of the UK’s oil and gas resources.

Created as one of the key recommendations of Sir Ian Wood’s 2014 Review of the UKCS, the OGA became an Executive Agency on 1 April 2015, which created operational independence from DECC (now the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) to the fullest extent possible within the established boundaries, and gave us direct accountability for exploration and development decisions and approvals.

On 1 October 2016 we became a government company, limited by shares under the Companies Act 2006, with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy the sole shareholder.

The OGA is largely funded by an industry levy introduced on 1 October 2015. We are headquartered in Aberdeen with another office in London.

Website   @OGAuthority

RGU has a heritage going back 250 years and was awarded university status in 1992. Throughout its development, the university has remained committed to creating equal opportunities to access a relevant and valuable education. It is made up of eleven schools and offers over 300 courses ranging from engineering, architecture, computing, and life sciences to the creative industries, health and social care, and business. It has a student population of over 16,500, who study on-campus and online; notably, it is one of the largest providers of distance learning in the UK. Courses are developed through close collaboration with employers, professions and industry to address regional and national skills needs, and this ensures that curriculum is demand-led.

About RGU Energy Transition Institute

Based in Aberdeen, at the heart of the North Sea oil and gas industry, the Institute draws upon the vast experience, thought-leadership and exclusive facilities that RGU has built up over more than four decades of engagement with the sector.

This background allows the Institute to recognise and understand the increasing maturity of the North Sea, focusing upon the challenges and opportunities it presents, both in the UK and across the globe.

Website   @RobertGordonUni