April 9, 2020

More than 250 people have signed up to attend OGUK’s first-ever Industry Insights webinar for young professionals as the sector continues to provide a secure and affordable energy supply in the face of economic challenges.

The free webinar on April 22 offers a virtual opportunity to network and learn from industry leaders amidst unprecedented times due to a turbulent oil price and the COVID-19 pandemic.

A panel session will be hosted by Emily Taylor, OGUK’s continuous improvement manager, and will include speakers Deirdre Michie, OGUK’s chief executive, Jennifer Craw, chief executive of Opportunity North East (ONE), as well as Ashley Thomas from BP, OGUK’s Apprentice of the Year 2019.

Ross Dornan, OGUK’s market intelligence manager, will outline the current market conditions and give an overview of the industry landscape.

Commenting, he said: “It remains uncertain as to how the market is going to develop in the coming months as the coronavirus impact evolves each day. However, the people coming into our industry now are among the most important voices in shaping its future—and this is particularly key as we transition to a low carbon economy.

“This free webinar is a great opportunity to connect and get involved. It will allow people to develop their understanding of the current landscape, whilst ensuring their voices are heard when they are needed more than ever.

“Understanding how we can meet the ambitions outlined in Roadmap 2035 will require fresh thinking and OGUK is passionate ensuring young professionals can make a valuable contribution on our journey to becoming a net zero basin.”

The webinar follows the success of two Industry Insight events hosted by OGUK over the past year, including one focused solely on interns which was attended by over 100 young people with placements in operator, service and supply chain companies.

For more information and to register for the webinar please visit here.