June 11, 2018

Plans to extend the life of the UK Continental Shelf and double the supply chain’s share of global markets will be the focus of an industry event in Aberdeen tomorrow (Tuesday 12 June), sponsored by Deloitte.

Vision 2035, developed by Oil & Gas UK in collaboration with the Oil and Gas Authority, outlines the UK offshore oil and industry’s shared ambitions for the future of the sector.

The industry association today revealed a high-profile list of speakers who will address key themes in the Vision.

  • Mike Tholen, Upstream Policy Director, Oil & Gas UK
  • Hedda Felin, UK Managing Director of Equinor
  • John Pearson, Group Managing Director of the Western Hemisphere, Petrofac
  • Nick Clark, Director in Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations consulting practice
  • Victoria Cameron, Future Industry Leaders Programme

Stuart Payne, Director of Human Resources and the Supply Chain at the Oil and Gas Authority, will join the panel discussion.

Speaking ahead of the event, Upstream Policy Director Mike Tholen said:

“Industry is on track to deliver Vision 2035 and now is the time to work harder and faster towards that goal.

“While times remain tough for many, this event is an opportunity to take stock and charter our course towards the delivery of Vision 2035. Our speakers will explore what the vision means to their company and give their understanding of what future opportunities will look like for the next generation.

“The UK’s offshore oil and gas industry is essential for security of energy supply, contributing billions to the economy and supporting hundreds of thousands of high-value jobs for many years to come. Backed by an enduring plan we can add a generation of life to the basin, double our supply chain’s global footprint and continue powering the nation for many years to come.”

Graham Hollis, office senior partner for Deloitte in Aberdeen said:

“The ambition Vision 2035 seeks to deliver is crucial to establishing a new level of focus and direction for the oil and gas sector. Tuesday’s Breakfast will provide a valuable opportunity for the industry to learn more about how the sector is adapting and, in turn, consider the role their organisation might play in helping to revive it.

“The efficiencies and improvements the industry has already made in response to recent challenging conditions are evidence of what can be achieved through fuller collaboration, better use of technology, and a shared understanding of how the sector can continue to function successfully, and should help support attainment of Vision 2035.”

 

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