We’re fighting for our future, Oil and Gas chief warns N. Sea industry

Jurassic-rig2More than 80 senior oil and gas leaders have met in Aberdeen to drive forward behavioural changes and improved ways of working to maximise opportunities for Scotland’s oil and gas sector.

The Shared Principles and Values (SPV) Event, organised by the Scot-Govt. Energy Jobs Taskforce, was attended by senior leaders from the supply chain, operators, contractors, trade unions, safety representatives, regulatory bodies and government agencies.

Energy Jobs Taskforce members Andy Samuel, Chief Executive of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive of Oil & Gas UK played instrumental roles in developing the conference.

Andy Samuel, Chief Executive, OGA, said: “The second Shared Principles and Values Event brought together a cross-section of leaders from across industry for an open discussion about the behaviours that will best maximise economic recovery and value from the UK Continental Shelf.

“Collaboration is required now more than ever. I encourage leaders across the sector to do all they can to work together to secure the long-term success of our oil and gas industry.”

Deirdre Michie, UKOGDeirdre Michie (pictured, left) added: “This is a really critical and tough time for industry.

“We are at a cross roads and find ourselves fighting to ensure the future of our industry.

“But I remain confident in the expertise and the tenacity of the people and companies working in the North Sea today – and in the ability of industry to continue the hard task of becoming more efficient.

“There is some sign of success in this area as our recent survey, in partnership with Deloitte, revealed co-operation between operator companies in the North Sea oil and gas industry and the wider supply chain is heading in a more positive direction.

“We remain committed to supporting the drive for greater co-operation through our Efficiency Taskforce and will continue our efforts to promote the expertise of the offshore industry at home and abroad.”

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