Stuart Payne

North Sea

Supply chain for sale


UK energy service companies have to be able to “walk and chew gum” if the industry’s Vision 2035 scenario is to be achieved, a boss at the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) says.


Opinion: October 1st is “step-change” day for OGA


The 1st October marks a pivotal date for the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) as we transition into a Government Owned Company, or GovCo, a step designed to reinforce our independence and our ability to act in the interests of the Maximising Economic Recovery (MER) UK Strategy. Since the OGA began we have made clear we believe strongly that the industry is best served by a successful “tripartite” approach bringing together the OGA, industry and the government to collaborate and help create the conditions for a successful next phase of the UKCS.