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Industry body to play key role at Houston’s international conference

3 May 2019

From left: Matt Abraham, Rebecca Groundwater and Karis Thain

The leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry will next week head to a major international conference to champion the sector. OGUK’s supply chain director, Matt Abraham, will chair a sell-out business breakfast on May 7 during the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas.

With major global companies making room for newer operators on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), Matt will encourage an international panel of experts from companies including Simmons Energy, Wood Mackenzie, Burness Paull, Findlay Anderson, Baker Hughes GE and Baker Botts to consider the changing dynamics and potential opportunities for the supply chain.

Matt Abraham, OGUK’s supply chain director, said:

“We recognise we’re in a new reality, where it’s vital to embrace innovative business models and work co-operatively and the hard-won benefits of adopting this mindset are beginning to show. Sharpening our focus on efficiency improvements is enabling us to gain critical mass across the industry to help unlock new UKCS projects and hone our supply chain’s competitiveness so OTC provides the ideal platform to showcase these world-class capabilities.”

Matt will be joining OGUK’s membership relations manager, Karis Thain and lead external affairs adviser, Rebecca Groundwater in representing member companies and connecting with industry partners and stakeholders to gain deeper insight of the international opportunities available to the UK supply chain.

­“The UK supply chain has developed such competitive capabilities and skills, we believe it has a great opportunity to grow business in international markets and benefit from diversifying into other sectors,” added Mr Abraham.


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