OGUK director ready to stoke up debate at EV breakfast event

Matt Abraham, Oil & Gas UK's supply chain director
Matt Abraham, Oil & Gas UK's supply chain director

An industry leader will look to stoke up the conversation about the UK oil and gas supply chain’s ability to prosper in a “new reality” at a sell-out event during OTC week in Houston.

Matt Abraham, supply chain director at trade body Oil and Gas UK, said the sector was starting to reap the benefits of its willingness to cooperate and innovate.

He was speaking ahead of Energy Voice and The Press & Journal’s business breakfast at the Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria Hotel on May 7.

Mr Abraham will chair the panel discussion and will encourage experts from Simmons Energy, Wood Mackenzie, Apache, Burness Paull, Baker Hughes GE, and Baker Botts to consider the changing dynamics and potential opportunities for the supply chain.

He said: “We recognise we’re in a new reality, where it’s vital to embrace innovative business models and work cooperatively and the hard-won benefits of adopting this mindset are beginning to show.

“Sharpening our focus on efficiency improvements is enabling us to gain critical mass across the industry to help unlock new UKCS projects and hone our supply chain’s competitiveness so OTC provides the ideal platform to showcase these world-class capabilities.”

He will be joining OGUK’s membership relations manager, Karis Thain, and lead external affairs adviser, Rebecca Groundwater, in representing member companies and connecting with industry partners and stakeholders to gain deeper insight of the international opportunities available to the UK supply chain.

Mr Abraham added: “The UK supply chain has developed such competitive capabilities and skills, we believe it has a great opportunity to grow business in international markets and benefit from diversifying into other sectors.”