Andy Samuel, Chief Executive of the Aberdeen-based Oil and Gas Authority, is to be the keynote speaker at this year’s Oil and Gas UK annual conference – being held in Scotland’s oil capital for only the second time.
An OGUK spokesman said: “For many businesses in this industry times remain tough and our members are telling us that there has never been a more important time to network and to share ideas through collaboration.
‘It’s in that spirit that Oil & Gas UK plans is holding its second annual conference in Aberdeen.”
Deirdre Michie, OGUK chief-executive designate, who is taking over from London-based Malcolm Webb, will be based in Aberdeen.
The association spokesman added: “Just over a year ago Sir Ian Wood delivered game-changing proposals for radical reform of industry regulation. There is cross party and industry alignment on the need for full implementation of the Wood Report, including the full establishment of the Oil and Gas Authority, which we are pleased to see, under Andy Samuel’s leadership, is proceeding well.
“The recent Budget laid strong foundations for the regeneration of the UK North Sea. It was the outcome of Government, regulator and industry collaboration for the benefit of all parties – a culture which we are sure Andy Samuel will strengthen further through his leadership of the OGA.”
The conference will take place from 17-18 June 2015 on the theme of Maximising Economic Recovery from the North Sea.