Government officials among lineup for OEUK decarbonisation conference

Mark Wilson, OEUK

OFFSHORE Energies UK (OEUK), the leading representative body for the UK offshore energy sector, has announced the speakers for its brand new Decarbonisation Conference

Among the lineup are government officials from the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero – Sam Reed, Head of Scope Expansion, UK Emissions Trading and Ashley Ibbett, Director General for Energy Infrastructure. 

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The event, sponsored by Bluestreak CO2, and supported by ABB and Elemental Energies, will be held at the P&J Live in Aberdeen on October 12. 

Featuring a range of sessions, panels, and an exhibition, the event aims to open a dialogue on the challenges and opportunities presented by decarbonising the offshore oil and gas sector.  

OEUK’s flagship annual Emissions Insight Report will be launched during the opening session, revealing the sector’s emissions performance and providing a focal point for discussions.

Attendees and speakers will have the chance to discuss the role they can play, inform the debate, and explore how the offshore energy sector can shape – and lead – the UK’s shift to a low carbon future. 

OEUK HSE and operations director Mark Wilson said:  

“Decarbonising our energy system is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Delivering the UK’s climate goals will require action by industry, supportive energy policies from governments, and suitable and sufficient regulation, together driving an unprecedented programme of investment.  

“Many of the low-hanging opportunities have been seized already, such as operational changes and improvements in venting and flaring – so the real challenge now is halving our emissions by 2030 and achieving net zero by 2050. 

“That can only if we can collaborate, share ideas and expertise, and fully deliver theemissions targets set out in the North Sea Transition Deal. This conference aims to provide a platform to do just that.” 

Speakers, chairs, and panellists include: 

David Whitehouse, Chief Executive, Offshore Energies UK 

Ashley Ibbett, Director General for Energy Infrastructure, DESNZ 

John Gilley, CEO, Kent 

Dr Romain Debarre, Managing Director, A.T. Kearney Energy Transition Institute 

Arne Gürtner, Senior Vice President, Equinor Development and Production International, UK 

Caroline Brown, Environment Manager, Offshore Energies UK 

Thibaut Cheret, Wind & Renewables Manager, Offshore Energies UK 

David Tutill, Energy Transition Manager, Perenco 

Donna Sutherland, Manager – Infrastructure & New Energy, EnQuest 

Mark Wilson, HSE & Operations Director, Offshore Energies UK 

Graham Filsell, Oil & Gas Asset Decarbonisation Lead, Kent 

Laura Hayton, Business Development Engineer, ABB 

Chris Ayres, Chief Customer Officer, ERM 

Matthew P Neal, Energy Transition Engineering Advisor, Serica Energy 

Marcus Paige, Business Development Manager, Kellas 

Katherine Meffen, Emissions Manager, Offshore Energies UK 

Lauren Ward, Programme Coordinator, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative 

Simon Marshall, Xodus 

James Lawson, Senior Adviser, Energy & Emissions, Harbour Energy 

Peter Evans, Snr Engineer: Methan Measurement & Reduction, bp 

Sarah Doyle, HSE Adviser, Offshore Energies UK 

Leo Turon, TotalEnergies 

Calum Westland, Energy Consultant, Apollo 

Lewis Harper, Net Zero Technology Centre 

James Bridgland, Solutions Sales Manager – Offshore Electrification, ABB 

Enrique Cornejo, Head of Energy Policy, Offshore Energies UK 

Sam Reed, Head of Scope Expansion – UK Emissions Trading, DESNZ 

Nick Bevan, Engineering Manager, 8 Rivers 

Pavan Chilukuri, CCS Vice President, Holcim Cement 

Tom Wheeler, Director of Operations, North Sea Transition Authority 

Mike Tholen, Sustainability & Policy Director, Offshore Energies UK 

Sarah Cridland, Vice President Commercial & Subsea Projects UK, Mediterranean & Caspian & Country Manager UK, TechnipFMC 

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