OGUK

North Sea

OGUK seeking subsea data experts

Trade body Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) us seeking data experts to help the industry make sense of one of the world’s largest collections of subsurface oil information.

Events

OGUK launches new series of share fairs

Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) aims to build on the momentum gathering behind efforts to reduce energy sector costs with the first in a new series of “share fairs”. The industry body’s new share fairs aim to spur collaboration by giving supply chain companies a chance to have one-to-one interviews with operators’ decision-makers and listen to presentations on key topics. The first event in OGUK’s Aberdeen office on Wednesday, April 27 will focus on the theme of maintenance and repair.

Oil & Gas

OGUK reveals wish list ahead of elections

Industry body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) yesterday urged the next Scottish Government to make a quartet of commitments to help energy companies steer a course out of the downturn. OGUK said the government needs to create a supportive business environment, delivery world-class infrastructure and connectivity, help innovation flourish and support skills retention.

North Sea

Politicians and industry chiefs back new trade unions alliance

Politicians and industry chiefs pledged to work alongside the newly-formed Offshore Co-ordinating Group (OCG) in its crusade to protect North Sea jobs. Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said was “absolutely imperative” for the Scottish Government to listen to trade unions. Mr Ewing said: “Just this morning, I was agreeing with Grahame Smith that one way the industry can increase efficiency is by listening very carefully to the workforce offshore.

Opinion

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

OGUK reacts to Autumn Statement

Oil & Gas UK's economics director Mike Tholen said it was important the industry continue to boost confidence and encouragement investment in the North Sea following Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review.

Oil & Gas

Oil and Gas UK speakers confirmed

Leading figures from the industry and the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), will join Oil & Gas UK at its forthcoming Breakfast Briefing, on the progress in UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) exploration and production on December 8.

Oil & Gas

Boats for £20m seismic survey to hit the water within weeks

A £20million programme of seismic surveys in the UK continental shelf will get under way within weeks, the energy industry’s regulator said today in Aberdeen. The programme − announced in the last Budget − is aimed at stoking North Sea drilling, which is currently at an all-time low. Gunther Newcombe, director of exploration and production at the Oil and Gas Authority, said the surveys would cover an expanse of 15,000 to 20,000 kilometres with data slated for release in the second quarter of 2016.

Oil & Gas

OGUK Conference: What to expect from OGA’s Andy Samuel’s keynote speech

Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) chief executive Andy Samuel will deliver the keynote speech at today’s Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) conference. The industry leader, who was tasked with carving out the new regulatory body’s role in the sector, will discuss why the industry must simplify its current landscape and ‘ruthlessly prioritise and focus on the things that really matter – value and urgency’.

Oil & Gas

OGUK chief lays it on the line for Ed Balls

Oil and Gas UK's outgoing chief executive, Malcolm Webb, highlighted an "urgent need for regulatory and fiscal reform and improvements in cost efficiency" at a meeting with Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls today. Mr Webb, who hands over the helm of the industry body to Deirdre Michie on May 1, said: "The UK oil and gas industry is suffering from high costs, years of under-resourced regulation and a tax burden of between 60% and 80%, with the impact on competitiveness exacerbated by the collapse in oil prices.