Given Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, security of energy supply remains a key focus in Offshore Energy UK’s 2022 conference under the theme of the North Sea Transition Deal – delivering cleaner energy securely”. Sharing insight from the Ukrainian perspective, a leading figure from the country’s largest national oil and gas company will address delegates at Aberdeen’s P&J Live on May 24.
Mavriky Kalugin chief operating officer at Naftogaz will present ‘A report from the Frontlines of Geopolitics and Uncertainty’ as one of three key speakers in the Security of Supply panel session. This begins with an introduction to energy resilience presented by Simon Sjøthun, partner and head of London Office, Rystad Energy. Ellis Renforth, Wood’s senior vice president of Upstream, will discuss security of supply from the industry’s perspective.
During the day, the conference will also consider the Deal’s five themes comprising Carbon Capture and Storage, Hydrogen, Supply Decarbonisation, Supply Chain Transformation and People and Skills.
Mark Wilson, (left) OEUK’s HSE director said:
“The ability of a nation to secure sufficient and consistent energy supplies for its domestic, industrial and transport requirements is vital to ensure economic stability and right now we are living through a time of geopolitical uncertainty. Our industry has helped to provide the UK with secure safe energy for the past 50 years and through building a shared long-term vision, we can do the same for the next few decades – while also underpinning the delivery of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.”
In response to the Ukraine invasion, OEUK set up a Resilience Group that brings industry together to consider strategic aspects of security of supply and operational improvements to increase UK production while making the case for a managed transition to net zero that helps deliver the government’s climate ambitions.
OEUK’s conference provides the ideal arena for offshore energy producers and supply chain companies serving the sector to learn more about Deal and the role they play in delivering clean and secure energy to the UK. It is just over a year since the Deal was signed, so this event offers delegates the chance to hear how industry is working with government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and invest in innovative low -carbon technology to help meet the UK’s net zero emissions target.