Member Login / Register

Press Releases

  • Categories

  • Post Date

Commenting on the refresh of the Industry Leadership Group’s oil and gas strategy, Deirdre Michie, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, said: “We welcome the launch today of the Industry Leadership Group’s refreshed approach to supporting the oil and gas industry. In these extremely challenging times for the business, it reflects that the Scottish Government ...

Monday 8 February , 2016
Commenting on the start-up of production from Total E&P UK’s Laggan-Tormore field in the west of Shetland, Deirdre Michie, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, said: “The confirmation of first gas production from the Laggan-Tormore field is very welcome news at a challenging time for the UK oil and gas industry as a whole. “Developing the field attracted billions of pounds of inve...
Monday 8 February , 2016
Following the announcements from the UK and Scottish Governments last week of a range of support for the UK oil and gas industry, including funding of the Aberdeen City Region Deal, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive Deirdre Michie welcomed further positive news today: “As the UK offshore oil and gas sector works through these challenging times to restore its competitiveness by improving ef...
Monday 1 February , 2016
Welcoming the further measures to boost the UK oil and gas industry announced by the Prime Minister at a meeting with senior industry leaders this afternoon, Deirdre Michie, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, said: “The Prime Minister has signalled his on-going commitment to the UK oil and gas industry which we very much welcome.  The meeting this afternoon was very constructive and the Prim...
Thursday 28 January , 2016
Deirdre Michie, chief executive of Oil & Gas UK, said: “We very much welcome Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Aberdeen and his recognition of the seriousness of our situation.  His announcement today of a £250 million fund for the Aberdeen Region City Deal, coupled with the matched funding from the Scottish Government, is a much needed positive step forward for north east Scotland...
Thursday 28 January , 2016
A rising number of companies are using shared industry tools developed by Oil & Gas UK and its subsidiary, LOGIC (Leading Oil and Gas Industry Competitiveness), to simplify procedures and improve the efficiency of working and commercial practices on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). More than 900 companies have signed up to the Industry Mutual Hold Harmless (IMHH) deed that LOGIC operates on...
Monday 18 January , 2016
Oil & Gas UK, together with the Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF), has extended the deadline for abstract submissions to the 2016 Technology Showcase  until January 20, offering companies and academics  extra time to make the most of the opportunity to present their innovative ideas to a high level oil and gas audience. Oonagh Werngren, Oil & Gas UK’s operations director said: ...
Wednesday 13 January , 2016
Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive Deirdre Michie welcomes confirmation of  the first rise in oil and gas production for over 15 years but warns that the  industry will be extremely challenged to sustain this into 2016 and beyond. Deirdre Michie stated: “Government data for the first 10 months of 2015 shows that the total volume of oil and gas produced on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS...
Monday 4 January , 2016
Commenting on the call for abstracts issued by the Industry's Technology Facilitator, ITF, last week Oonagh Werngren, Oil & Gas UK's operations director, said: “In what continues to be a lower oil price world, it is vitally important that the oil and gas industry demonstrates it can address cost and efficiency through the development and implementation of both new and existing technology....
Wednesday 23 December , 2015
Responding to the OGA’s announcement on the 14th Onshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round, Oonagh Werngren, Oil & Gas UK’s operations director commented: “Energy security must remain of paramount importance to the UK, and the natural gas we discover today, both onshore and offshore, will play a key role in powering our future economy. “We welcome today’s (Thursday 17 December) news ...
Thursday 17 December , 2015
Four new guides have been added to an information ‘toolkit’ to help offshore oil and gas operators implement their response should there be an oil spill in the North Sea. A UK industry group launched in the wake of 2010’s Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, proposed the development of a toolkit containing information on the different methods for countering spillages ...
Wednesday 16 December , 2015
Following last week’s signing of the Industry Behaviours Charter, the collective commitment to work effectively, efficiently and co-operatively, Oil & Gas UK’s Efficiency Task Force (ETF) today (15 December) launches the R...
Oil & Gas UK supports the transition to the low-carbon future and notes the role its members can play in the progressive decarbonisation of our economy.  This must be done responsibly, in acknowledgement of our continuing need for accessible, affordable and reliable energy. Substituting coal with natural gas in power generation is one of the fastest, lowest-cost and most secure routes to d...
Monday 14 December , 2015
Oil & Gas UK’s Efficiency Task Force (ETF) launched the Industry Behaviours Charter at the trade association’s Annual General Meeting and Joint Council – with full support from its Board, whose members represent a cross-section of the industry, including representatives from operator companies and contractor companies, alongside Deirdre Michie, chief executive of Oil & Gas UK. The...
Thursday 10 December , 2015
With the oil and gas sector tackling the challenges of a demanding business environment, employment opportunities for recent graduates in trainee positions have been impacted, with a number affected by redundancy. Oil & Gas UK is running a free of charge workshop at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on December 16th to provide support to displaced graduates and those that have comp...
Thursday 3 December , 2015
Ahead of her visit to the North East England region to meet representatives from NOF Energy in Durham on 3 December 2015, Deirdre Michie, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, said: “Forty years since the UK oil and gas industry began operations to explore and extract oil and gas, the North East has built on its strengths in heavy engineering, maritime expertise and mining to become a regiona...
Wednesday 2 December , 2015
Commenting ahead of the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee evidence session on Future Prospects for Oil and Gas in Scotland, 2 December 2015, Deirdre Michie, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, said: “The UK oil and gas industry has fostered innovation, supported energy security and skilled employment and generated significant economic benefits across the country ...
Tuesday 1 December , 2015
Oil & Gas UK, the representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, today (30 November) announces a number of appointments of member company representatives to its Board. The appointment of Elisabeth Proust, managing director of Total, to the Board as a representative of the operator community was effective 11 November. Bringing more than thirty years’...
Monday 30 November , 2015
Following on from the launch of Oil & Gas UK’s annual economic report in September, next week will see a continued focus on means to improve the investment prospects for the UK Continental Shelf. Taking place on Tuesday 1 December 2015, from 8.00 am to 10.00 am, ‘Investing in a North Sea business in a...
Following Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review, Mike Tholen, Oil & Gas UK's economics director, commented: “Since the last Budget, the oil price has declined further, and we must continue to do as much as we can to help boost confidence and encourage investment in the UK Continental Shelf. If the oil price continues to be lower for longer, there is little dou...
Wednesday 25 November , 2015
X
- Enter Your Location -
- or -