An industry in action: the UK offshore oil and gas sector blueprint for net zero
with Deirdre Michie, CEO Oil & Gas UK

The UK oil and gas industry is changing. With global demand for energy increasing alongside growing calls to reduce carbon emissions, OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie will set out how the industry is working to find solutions to one of the biggest challenges of our times.

Through Roadmap 2035: a blueprint for net zero, industry, governments and regulators are working together to realise a safe and competitive sector which realises its full potential in the energy transition. Key to a diverse energy mix, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs, contributing billions to public services and with a plan to support emissions reduction, it remains a vital industry for the UK and Scotland.

In a year where the eyes of the world will be on Scotland as host of COP 26, there is an exciting opportunity to showcase our transforming and world-leading sector.

14 May 2020
Royal Scots Club
29 Abercromby Place
Thu 14 May 2020 | 5:30 PM - Edinburgh
An industry in action: the UK offshore oil and gas sector blueprint for net zero, with Deirdre Michie, CEO Oil & Gas UK

The event will be held at the Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

Proudly Sponsored by:

Deirdre Michie – CEO of OGUK

Deirdre was appointed CEO of OGUK in May 2015. She has an LLB Hons in Scots Law and extensive experience as a senior business leader in the oil and gas industry; covering upstream, downstream and globally.

As well as being a Non-Executive Board member of Scottish Water, she is also a board member of Opportunity North East and Chair of Common Data Access Limited. Deirdre is a member of MER, the UK Government and oil and gas industry forum; HMT’s Oil and gas industry Fiscal Forum; the Scottish Government’s Energy Advisory Group, and of the Women’s Business Council, a UK Government body focused on increasing women’s contribution to economic growth.

Deirdre was awarded a Fellowship from the North East of Scotland College and an OBE for her services to the Oil and Gas industry in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018. Deirdre is also a Burgess of Aberdeen.


The event will be held at the Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

Members and guests are invited to convene between 17:30 and 18:00 for coffee/tea and biscuits (pay-bar available).

Out meeting commences at 18:00. An opportunity for informal discussion between members and guests will follow the presentation in the Cocktail Bar until the commencement of the Discussion Dinner (Chatham House Rule) at about 20:00.

Menu: Dressed crab with pink grapefruit salad., Venison bourguignon with creamed potatoes & seasonal vegetables, Salted caramel & chocolate tart with butterscotch ice cream, Coffee & mints


5.30PM – Meet for Tea, Coffee, Drinks

6PM – Speaker Presentation followed by Q&A

7.30PM – Drinks Reception

8PM – Dinner followed by further Q&A of our speaker under Chatham House rules

10.30PM – Event finishes

Special Venue Information

The Royal Scots Club offers availability of overnight accommodation to SEF members. Contact the Royal Scots Club on +44-131-556-4270 or book here.

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