Technology Leadership Board

ROLE

  • Provide single voice on technology for the industry, defining the technology vision and strategy for oil and gas, in order to achieve MER UK and increase overall value including exports

PRIORITIES

  • Set the Technology Strategy for the UK oil and gas industry, supporting the needs of a broad group of stakeholders, from oil and gas companies to the supply chain and research and technology organisations, and based on a long-term vision with clear targets and milestones to support MER UK and export growth
  • Monitor technology and innovation in the UK oil and gas industry, gathering and communicating success stories and critical lessons learned, understanding potential constraints to innovation and recommending actions
  • Communicating technology’s strategic priorities for the oil and gas industry, and the progress made by the industry, engaging a broad set of stakeholders on the work by the TLB

FUTURE PLANS

  • Steering and governance: keep delivery of technology priorities on track and aligned with MER UK
  • Technology stewardship: work with the OGA to promote widespread use of critical technologies in UKCS, by monitoring adoption, influencing Technology Plans of operators and supply chain, and addressing potential barriers
  • Support OGTC: support the OGTC, providing demand-led industry priorities, facilitating engagement of industry, research community and other parts of Government

 

This Task Force has key relationships with other MER UK task forces including Asset Stewardship, Exploration, Efficiency and Supply Chain.

 

Terms of reference objectives

The overall objectives of the Board are:

  1. Provide single voice on technology for the industry – building and expanding on the positive experience of the past
  2. Define the vision and strategy for oil and gas that defines technology needs, challenges, opportunities and problem statements, to achieve MER UK and increase overall value including exports. Whilst focused on upstream oil and gas, the strategy will be framed in the broader oil and gas and energy context (conventional and renewable sources, energy transition) and sustainability (economic viability, climate change, societal factors)
  3. Support needs of well-defined stakeholders including oil and gas companies, the supply chain, OGA, technology organisations, Government bodies, academia and catapult centres, wider UK industrial sectors, investors and societal stakeholders.

 

Activities and Workstreams

The TLB shall conduct three core activities organised as individual workstreams:

    1. Strategy - Set the Technology Strategy for the UK oil and gas industry
    2. Monitoring - Monitor technology and innovation in the UK oil and gas industry
    3. Communication – Engage a broad set of stakeholders on technology needs and plans and the work of the TLB

For further details please see Terms of reference document.

Membership

Co-chairs

Members

Bill Dunnett (RepsolSinopec)
Carlo Procaccini (OGA)

Derek Allan(1) (Innovate UK)

Melfort Campbell (IMES Group)

Colette Cohen(2) (OGTC)

Margaret Copland(3) (OGA)

Steve Garrett (Chevron)

Jim Lenton (AMEC FW)

Paul White (BHGE)

Dave Lynch (BP)

Steve Phimister (Shell)

Elisabeth Proust (Total)

David Rennie(4) (Scottish Enterprise)

 

 

Notes:

      1. UK Research and Innovation (the new UKRI, which is to incorporate Innovate UK and the seven Research Councils) representing the UK research and academia
      2. OGTC, representing all the technology organisations, which include OGIC, ITF, and NSRI
      3. OGA, also representing BEIS on the subject of industrial strategy and innovation and providing secretariat support
      4. Scottish Enterprise, also representing the Scottish Government

         

Actions and resolutions

Contact details

For details about the Oil and Gas MER UK Forum and the MER UK task forces please contact: oga.merukforum@ogauthority.co.uk