UK to review deepwater drilling

Oil & Gas UK has welcomed a newly announced government inquiry into deepwater drilling in UK waters.

Offshore staff

LONDON -- Oil & Gas UK has welcomed a newly announced government inquiry into deepwater drilling in UK waters.

“The industry is pleased that the Energy and Climate Change Committee is taking a detailed look at the way in which oil and gas drilling takes place in the UK, said Malcolm Webb, CEO. “It presents an excellent opportunity for us to respond to and correct the ill-informed comment and opinion emanating from numerous sources about our industry.

“The inquiry will enable us to demonstrate not only our industry’s highly commendable track record in the UK, but also the vital role it has to play in assuring the energy security, economic growth and environmental aspirations of this nation.

“It will also give us the opportunity to convey the excellent work now being done through the Oil Spill Prevention and Response Advisory Group (OSPRAG) in which the industry, regulators and trade unions are engaged, to address and learn from the issues arising from the Gulf of Mexico incident.”


07/21/2010

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