The head of Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) said support for the supply chain is “vital” to boost North Sea industry’s global reputation.
OGUK chief executive Deirdre Michie was speaking at a visit to technology firm Opex Group, along with Rebecca Long-Bailey, shadow secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy.
North East MSP Lewis Macdonald was also there.
Ms Michie said “The UK offshore oil and gas sector is an industrial success story founded on technological pioneers such as Opex Group.
“It is important that we continue to support our highly-skilled supply chain, which serves a critical role in maximising recovery from the basin and boosting our global reputation.”
Chris Ayres, chief operating officer at Opex Group, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Rebecca Long-Bailey and the team from Oil & Gas UK. By showcasing our X-PAS predictive analysis service we highlighted the vital role that new technologies play in helping to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and maximise recovery from the basin.
“It’s crucial that we create an environment where technology companies can thrive and continue to develop solutions to the challenges facing our industry.”