Deirdre Michie

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.

Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas UK: New chief executive takes over


The new chief executive of Oil & Gas UK has taken up her position with the industry body. Deirdre Michie was appointed by the board of Oil & Gas UK in February and has today formally taken over from Malcolm Webb. Following a brief handover, Malcolm will formally retire on May 31st.