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Resolute industry to set future path at major conference

7 August 2019

OGUK, the leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has confirmed that it will publish a key roadmap of all the current and future activity being undertaken by industry to deliver a sustainable future in a net zero context, at a major conference taking place in Aberdeen next month.

Over 35,000 delegates from across the world are expected to attend the four-day SPE Offshore Europe conference in the Granite City from September 4-8, and OGUK will host a number of agenda-setting events throughout the programme.

This includes the launch of its flagship 2019 Economic Report where it will publish Roadmap 2035, which will set the context for the future of the sector and how everyone has a part to play. OGUK’s Economic Report will again be launched at two simultaneous breakfast briefing events in London, sponsored by White & Case LLP, and Aberdeen, sponsored by Deloitte.

Commenting, OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie said:

“Offshore Europe is a prime opportunity to showcase how this resolute sector is looking to the future and to offering solutions to some of the biggest challenges we will face.

“Roadmap 2035 will be launched along with OGUK’s 2019 Economic Report which will provide  valuable insight into how the UK oil and gas industry is performing and positioning itself for the future: one in which the sector continues its focus on safe operations while maintaining its competitive position to attract investment and unlock more activity, key to the sustainability of our supply chain, while ensuring we all play our part in delivering a net zero economy by 2050.

“The journey to Offshore Europe and publication of the roadmap builds on one of the biggest ever engagement campaigns to have taken place in this industry. Over 2,500 people have joined the conversation, taking part in roadshows, one-to-one discussions, focus groups and other opportunities around what our vision is about and how we can deliver it.

“Our industry is a vital national asset for the UK, supporting hundreds of thousands of skilled jobs, contributing billions to the economy and providing the nation with secure and affordable energy – it will also play a key role in achieving the UK’s net zero ambitions.

“At the same time, political and policy developments including Brexit and an increasing drive for more diverse and inclusive workplaces provide challenges that we must see as opportunities for our sector.”

Other key OGUK events at the exhibition will include its members stand activity, a key diversity and inclusion lunch featuring co-founder of Green and Black’s chocolatier, Jo Fairley, and “Securing Generation 2035” an engaging and interactive session with young professionals and key industry leaders considering the key issues facing our industry in terms of attracting and retaining talent.

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