Session Champions

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

Decom North Sea is the principal decommissioning membership organisation which connects capability with opportunity across the international oil and gas decommissioning industry. Our membership ranges from major international operators to single person companies. We believe that, by working together effectively, our members can secure business opportunities, while safely executing decommissioning activities and protecting the environment for future generations.       @DecomNorthSea

As decommissioning activity increases in the mature UKCS, the Decommissioning Task Force’s (DTF) objective is to support industry in minimising the cost of decommissioning with a focus on delivering what would otherwise not be delivered by industry. In doing so the DTF supports significantly reducing the total decommissioning estimate of £59.7 billion, to a target of less than £39 billion.

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) is the voice of the global upstream industry. Oil and gas continue to provide a significant proportion of the world’s energy to meet growing demands for heat, light and transport. Its members produce 40% of the world’s oil and gas. They operate in all producing regions: the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the Caspian, Asia and Australia.  IOGP serves industry regulators as a global partner for improving safety, environmental and social performance.  It also acts as a uniquely upstream forum in which its members identify and share knowledge and good practices to achieve improvements in health, safety, the environment, security and social responsibility.
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.   @OGAuthority


Our purpose is to support the oil and gas industry to develop and deploy technology to accelerate the transition to an affordable net zero North Sea.

We co-invest with industry to diversify our supply chain and create a technology led, globally competitive supply chain for our future net zero energy system. We are committed to a culture of innovation and helping to attract the next generation of engineers and scientists to our industry.

OGTC was created as part of the Aberdeen City Region Deal, with £180 million of UK and Scottish government funding to maximise the potential of the North Sea. OGTC has a strong track record of delivery, to date we have evaluated more than 1,000 technologies, invested in more than 250 projects, delivered more than 50 field trials, grown more than 25 new companies and delivered more than 20 commercialised technologies. This is a great start, but we know there is so much more to come.  @theOGTC

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.   @RobertGordonUni

SPE is the largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry.

Formed in 1957, the SPE global membership has now reached over 156,000 members in 154 countries with 383 student chapters and 203 sections and 72,000 student members.

The Aberdeen Section is one of the largest of the SPE Sections across the world and in 2017 we won the President’s Award for Excellence for the 8th year in a row – the only section to do so ever. In 2019 the section once again was awarded the Presidents Award for Section Excellence, which is something that we are very proud of.

The section has over 2500 members ranging from drilling and completions engineers to production and operations specialists, HSE practitioners, and other professionals. The section also serves over 600 student members from 5 student chapters (Aberdeen University, Robert Gordon University, Dundee University, Heriot Watt University and Strathclyde University).

We aim to enable the global oil and gas E&P industry to share technical knowledge needed to meet the world’s energy needs in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. To do this we collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for all industry and academic professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.  @SPE_Aberdeen