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Government officials among lineup for OEUK decarbonisation conference

18 September 2023

There are free media passes available for this event. To enquire, contact [email protected] 

Offshore Energies UK (OEUK), the leading representative body for the UK offshore energy sector, has announced the speakers for its brand new Decarbonisation Conference

Amongst the lineup are government officials from the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero – Sam Reed, Head of Scope Expansion, UK Emissions Trading and Ashley Ibbett, Director General for Energy Infrastructure. 

The event, sponsored by Bluestreak CO2, and supported by ABB and Elemental Energies, will be held at the P&J Live in Aberdeen on October 12. 

Featuring a range of sessions, panels, and an exhibition, the event aims to open a dialogue on the challenges and opportunities presented by decarbonising the offshore oil and gas sector.  

OEUK’s flagship annual Emissions Insight Report will be launched during the opening session, revealing the sector’s emissions performance and providing a focal point for discussions.

Attendees and speakers will have the chance to discuss the role they can play, inform the debate, and explore how the offshore energy sector can shape – and lead – the UK’s shift to a low carbon future. 

OEUK HSE and operations director Mark Wilson said:  

“Decarbonising our energy system is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Delivering the UK’s climate goals will require action by industry, supportive energy policies from governments, and suitable and sufficient regulation, together driving an unprecedented programme of investment.  

“Many of the low-hanging opportunities have been seized already, such as operational changes and improvements in venting and flaring – so the real challenge now is halving our emissions by 2030 and achieving net zero by 2050. 

“That can only if we can collaborate, share ideas and expertise, and fully deliver the emissions targets set out in the North Sea Transition Deal. This conference aims to provide a platform to do just that.” 

Speakers, chairs, and panellists include: 

• David Whitehouse, Chief Executive, Offshore Energies UK
• Ashley Ibbett, Director General for Energy Infrastructure, DESNZ
• John Gilley, CEO, Kent
• Dr Romain Debarre, Managing Director, A.T. Kearney Energy Transition Institute
• Arne Gürtner, Senior Vice President, Equinor Development and Production International, UK
• Caroline Brown, Environment Manager, Offshore Energies UK
• Thibaut Cheret, Wind & Renewables Manager, Offshore Energies UK
• David Tutill, Energy Transition Manager, Perenco
• Donna Sutherland, Manager – Infrastructure & New Energy, EnQuest
• Mark Wilson, HSE & Operations Director, Offshore Energies UK
• Graham Filsell, Oil & Gas Asset Decarbonisation Lead, Kent
• Laura Hayton, Business Development Engineer, ABB
• Chris Ayres, Chief Customer Officer, ERM
• Matthew P Neal, Energy Transition Engineering Advisor, Serica Energy
• Marcus Paige, Business Development Manager, Kellas
• Katherine Meffen, Emissions Manager, Offshore Energies UK
• Lauren Ward, Programme Coordinator, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative
• Simon Marshall, Xodus
• James Lawson, Senior Adviser, Energy & Emissions, Harbour Energy
• Peter Evans, Snr Engineer: Methan Measurement & Reduction, bp
• Sarah Doyle, HSE Adviser, Offshore Energies UK
• Leo Turon, TotalEnergies
• Calum Westland, Energy Consultant, Apollo
• Lewis Harper, Net Zero Technology Centre
• James Bridgland, Solutions Sales Manager – Offshore Electrification, ABB
• Enrique Cornejo, Head of Energy Policy, Offshore Energies UK
• Sam Reed, Head of Scope Expansion – UK Emissions Trading, DESNZ
• Nick Bevan, Engineering Manager, 8 Rivers
• Pavan Chilukuri, CCS Vice President, Holcim Cement
• Tom Wheeler, Director of Operations, North Sea Transition Authority
• Mike Tholen, Sustainability & Policy Director, Offshore Energies UK
• Sarah Cridland, Vice President Commercial & Subsea Projects UK, Mediterranean & Caspian & Country Manager UK, TechnipFMC

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