Deirdre Michie


OGUK 2016: Industry proves resilience but supply chain under threat


Few other sectors could have matched the British energy industry’s reaction to the challenges it has faced over the past 18 months, the chief executive of Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) said yesterday. Deirdre Michie said the oil and gas industry had shown its resilience by reducing costs and increasing production for the first time in 15 years last year. Companies have also shown their willingness to work together on projects such as inventory management and the standardisation of subsea projects, she said.

Oil & Gas

Deirdre Michie: Companies faced with difficult decisions amid low oil price


The chief executive of Oil & Gas UK said companies are being faced with "difficult decisions" as oil major BP announced 600 job losses from its North Sea operations. The head of the industry body said the low oil price has impacted "heavily" on activity across the UKCS. Today, BP said it had informed staff members of plans to cut its North Sea headcount by 20% amid “toughening market conditions”.


OGUK’s Deirdre Michie: Facing an uncertain future


2015 has been a difficult year for the UK oil and gas industry. After 50 years of exploration and production, the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) is at a crossroads. While recent record investment and efficiency improvements are yielding the first rise in oil and gas production for over 15 years, our future is less certain.

North Sea

New animation celebrates 50 years of UK North Sea industry

Oil & Gas UK (OGUK)’s annual conference, which focused on the next 40 years of the offshore industry and attracted more than 500 people, ended with the launch of an animation celebrating the sector’s achievements to date. The short infographic celebrates 50 years of exploration for oil and gas in the UK North Sea and the production that has been achieved over four decades.