ABERDEEN, UK – Various senior industry figures have agreed to coordinate a program to help the UK’s offshore oil and gas sector achieve ‘Vision 2035.’
The aims are to ensure the industry delivers as much of the UK’s oil and gas needs up to 2035 and beyond, at the same time expanding supply chain opportunities domestically and overseas and in other sectors, while supporting the transition to a lower carbon future.
Oil and Gas UK chief executive and Task Force chair Deirdre Michie said: “There has never been a more important moment for us all to come together to collectively consider what our future could or should look like.”
The Our Vision. Our Future campaign will seek to engage people across the industry. Task force members will develop the ‘road map,’ track its progress and intervene where necessary to challenge progress.
Members and their individual areas of focus are:
Steve Phimister (Shell U.K.) – culture and behaviors
Andy Samuel (Oil and Gas Authority) – maximizing economic recovery
Stuart Payne (OGA) – exports
Colette Cohen (Oil and Gas Technology Centre) – technology
Andy McDonald (Scottish Enterprise) – diversification
Matt Abraham (Oil & Gas UK) – supply chain
John McDonald (OPITO) – skills
Trevor Garlick (ONE) – oil and gas sector deal
David Rennie, head of Oil and Gas at Scottish Enterprise, said: “There is a potential £920 billion [$1,197 billion] to be won, but the greater prize will be providing secure, affordable energy, as part of a lower carbon economy.
“By engaging through this campaign, we aim to inspire people, to spark ideas and ignite the passion to drive change and come up with the solutions required.”