A stable, transparent and effective legal environment is crucial to attracting continued investment in the UK Continental Shelf and ensuring the basin’s competitiveness.
OGUK, the UK’s leading representative organisation for the offshore oil and gas industry, is holding its annual legal conference, including a drinks reception and dinner, on Thursday 12 September at the Ardoe House Hotel in Aberdeen.
Now in its sixth year, this flagship event facilitates learning and knowledge sharing, whilst also building a stronger network within the wider legal community. Designed by an industry-led committee, the agenda combines political and regulatory updates with blackletter law and examines key issues under JOAs and SPAs.
As one of the largest industrial contributors to HM Treasury over the last 30 years, the offshore oil and gas sector is crucial for the UK economy. The industry not only delivers a secure, indigenous supply of energy, but also provides hundreds of thousands of jobs and employs a wide range of skills throughout the country.
There has never been a more important time for the sector to collectively consider what its future should look like: global energy demand will continue to intensify, while at the same time there is a need to reduce industry’s carbon footprint.
This is where Vision 2035 – ‘Our Vision, Our Future’ campaign – encapsulates industry’s aim to meet as much of the country’s oil and gas needs from home-produced resources as possible, while addressing the challenges and opportunities of the energy transition.
As such, the need for practical advice and innovative solutions from the sector’s lawyers has never been more pertinent.
Suitable for in-house and private practice lawyers of all levels as well as specialist contractors, the conference features presentations from industry experts on the key issues facing the sector’s legal community, in addition to providing a unique networking opportunity with colleagues from Aberdeen, London and across the UK. Since 2014 the numbers at this flagship event have tripled, reaching 150 last year.
A well-regarded event in the oil and gas legal community’s calendar this conference is not to be missed.