February 5, 2019

LAUNCHING SEPTEMBER 2019

In a unique communications partnership, Oil & Gas UK and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style programme exploring the importance and value of the oil and gas industry in the UK.

From super majors to large contractor businesses and from independent oil companies to SMEs working in the supply chain, ‘Energy of the Future’ will bring to life the importance of the oil and gas industry, not only to the UK economy but local communities, wider society and jobs. With the oil and gas industries underpinning modern society, this programme will provide those within the sector the opportunity to  tell their story and share their vision for the future.

‘Energy of the Future’ will also explore how the industry is addressing big challenges of the 21st century such as energy security, sustainability and moves to a low carbon economy. The programme will speak to the next generation of workers, apprentices and leaders who will tackle these challenges to build an even more globally competitive oil and gas industry in the UK.

Drawing upon ITN’s 60-year heritage and expertise in storytelling, the news-style piece will be anchored by Natasha Kaplinsky to combine key interviews and reports with sponsored editorial profiles from leading organisations.

Premiered in September and trailed at Oil & Gas UK’s conference in June, the programme will form part of an extensive communications campaign featuring Oil & Gas UK members, industry leaders, government partners, as well as relevant journalists, writers and bloggers.

Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive, Oil & Gas UK said: ”As the leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry, we are proud to champion our vital sector to key industry stakeholders.

“In changing times, this partnership with ITN Productions is a fresh and exciting opportunity to tell our story, benefitting from their extensive broadcasting heritage. This will prove to be a valuable communications tool in our efforts secure a competitive sector for many decades to come.”

Vicki Clubley, Head of Industry News, ITN Productions, said: We’re delighted to be partnering with Oil & Gas UK to produce a programme exploring the vital oil and gas sector in the UK. We want to bring to life the challenges and opportunities the sector presents and what is being implemented to create a globally competitive oil and gas industry in the UK.’

For more information, or to participate in the programme, please contact James Linden, Head Programme Director at ITN Productions, on 0207 430 4228 or james.linden@itn.co.uk.

ITN Productions Industry News produces bespoke creative and commercial content for broadcasters, businesses, brands, rights holders and digital channels. Industry News forms part of this offering and is a communications tool for leading industry bodies and national associations produced in a broadcast news-style programme format, including interviews, news items and sponsored editorial profiles.

For more information, or to participate in the programme, please contact James Linden, Head Programme Director at ITN Productions Industry News , on 0207 430 4228 or james.linden@itnproductions.com