Jake Molloy of RMT has been a part of the North Sea story for more than four decades; always on or directly involved with its shop floor.
Oil and Gas UK
Industry leader Deirdre Michie is to step down as CEO of the trade body Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) after nearly a decade at the helm.
Far from having an energy production, supply and distribution machine that is robust and flexible as claimed, the UK’s is in a mess.
Reaction to news that the leading trade body for the North Sea, Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), is rebranding has varied from claims of it being a “PR stunt” to praise for a move that’s “not before time”.
Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) is dropping “oil and gas” from its name in a rebrand which will see its focus and remit broaden to new energy sources.
‘It’s like if I was going to give up synchronised swimming – which I don’t do’: OGUK on Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance
The head of Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) has likened some countries' commitments to the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA) to giving up a sport which they don't play.
Between COP, Cambo and a host of other increasingly political issues around fossil fuels, EV puts it to Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) chief executive Deirdre Michie that the trade body’s rhetoric to defend the sector has ramped up in recent months.
The best and brightest of the North Sea energy industry gathered at P&J Live, Aberdeen, last night (December 8) in a glamorous ceremony for the OGUK awards.
The oil and gas industry's top talent will be recognised for their talent, innovation and accomplishment this week.
The head of the North Sea oil trade body came under fire at a special COP26 BBC Debate night on Tuesday, hitting back at accusations of “greenwashing”.
North Sea gas production could protect customers from future price hikes, according to an industry body, as millions today face an increase in energy bills.
UK energy secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has told MPs there is “absolutely no question of the lights going out” as gas prices across Europe soar.
This year is set to be one like no other for the UK’s changing offshore oil and gas industry.
The chief executive of Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) has written to the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, issuing a jobs warning over “high-profile negative campaigns” against the Cambo oil field.
Nearly 35,000 UK jobs supported by the oil and gas industry have been lost in the last year as Covid and volatile prices struck, according to a landmark new report.
Details of further government support for decarbonising the North Sea oil and gas sector will be considered by the UK government ahead of its autumn spending review in November, the minister for energy and climate change has said on a visit to Aberdeen.
Trade unions and climate campaigners have called for the creation of an “offshore training passport” to help workers move between the oil and gas and renewables sectors more easily.
The number of people working in the offshore oil and gas sector has returned to levels not seen since before the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has forecast that the number of suspended wells in the UK North Sea will surge beyond 1,550 within five years.
A ban on future exploration licences would “undermine the fragile confidence” within the oil and gas sector, an industry expert has warned.
UK jobs and companies would “pay the price” if ministers agreed a ban on new North Sea exploration, according to a senior industry source.
The UK’s leading oil and gas industry trade body has said any potential ban on new exploration in the North Sea would put the country’s net zero future at risk.
An industry chief is optimistic that government policies axing support for fossil-fuel-related export activity still give scope for the oil sector to “have its cake and eat it”.
Business leaders, including former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable, have welcomed a £30million-plus Budget package for the Aberdeen energy sector.
The rapid transition under way in energy means that now more than ever the sector must grasp the opportunities presented by technology.