2022 Conference Themes

Reuniting delegates in person once again, the Offshore Energies UK Conference, Exhibition, and Dinner returns over 23 – 24 May 2022, as we mark one year on since the signing of the North Sea Transition Deal.

Geopolitics and economic unpredictability have shot to the top of the agenda this year. In this context, offshore energy producers and their associated supply chain have a critical role to play in providing the UK with cleaner and more secure energies.

The energy transition is well underway, but the challenge of getting the pace of change right is increasingly under the spotlight as governments and policy makers look to avoid creating a ‘cliff edge change’ which leaves a gap in energy supply and even higher prices.

Delivering a fair and managed transition, as outlined in the North Sea Transition Deal, will be essential for consumers and energy communities alike, ensuring the UK can retain secure supplies of energy as well as the investment and skills needed to deliver cleaner energies at pace.

Our in-person conference will reflect on the five commitments of the NSTD;

Through Carbon Capture Utilisation & Storage (CCUS) we aim to help industry & society reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and establish the UK as a leader in CCUS delivery. This session examines how our experience in operating large offshore infrastructure projects combined with expertise in subsurface technologies, geoscience and North Sea reservoir management is underpinning current efforts to capture and store carbon dioxide emissions, from industrial processes.

A key element in the UK’s future low carbon energy supply, Hydrogen could possibly supply up to 35 per cent of energy needs. This Hydrogen session focuses on what’s being done to help heavy industry reduce carbon intensity and explores some of the emerging technology that could, when scaled up, could provide a viable alternative to current energy sources of heating, heavy industry and transport.

The Supply Decarbonisation session focuses on our ambitious programme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas production. One way to do this is to use electricity from renewable energy like offshore wind to deliver cleaner energy and achieve platform electrification. Another way is to implement our Methane Action Plan to cut emissions and this session explores how companies are progressing in both these key areas.

The Supply Chain Transformation session introduces the scope, purpose and intent of OEUK’s Offshore Energy Supply Chain Roadmap. Recognising changes occurring in the context of low carbon energy, the Roadmap intends to set the strategy and pathway for action in key areas aimed at setting up the UK supply chain for success. These include delivery against the Deal’s commitments, building new capacities and capabilities and ensuring the significant advancement of UK Content in all new energy projects.

The People and Skills session focuses on our commitment to supporting energy jobs today and enabling people to play a key role in the diverse energy mix of the future. Themes include employment forecasts, cross-sector energy training alignment, and the importance of diversity and inclusion.