Stepchange Global joins Oil and Gas UK the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry

Stepchange Global are pleased to announce that they have recently joined Oil and Gas UK, the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry and the trade association that speaks for the whole sector.

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. It is a not-for-profit organisation, established in April 2007 but with a pedigree stretching back over 40 years.

Membership is open to all companies active in the UK continental shelf, from super majors to large contractor businesses and from independent oil companies to SMEs working in the supply chain.

Their aim is to strengthen the long-term health of the offshore oil and gas industry in the United Kingdom by working closely with companies across the sector, governments and all other stakeholders to address the issues that affect your business.

They do this by:

  • raising the profile of the UK offshore oil and gas industry, one of the country’s greatest economic successes in modern times
  • promoting open dialogue within and across all sectors of the industry on topics that influence your activities, including technical, fiscal, safety, environmental and skills issues, and brokering solutions
  • developing and delivering industry-wide initiatives and programmes
  • engaging with governments and other external organisations with a stake in the industry’s future

New Ways of Working in the Company of the Future Article by Peter Thomson

By Peter Thomson

We are sitting at a fascinating junction in the history of work. We still have the Industrial Age working practices that have been in existence for the last 200 years, running alongside the new Information Age work patterns. Organizations are still run as hierarchical command systems in a world of networked individuals and self-employed entrepreneurs.

It took many decades and several generations to make the last change of this magnitude. In the Industrial Revolution, work moved slowly from fields to factories and changed the face of society. Today we are in the middle of the Information Revolution, facing equally fundamental changes to the way we live and work. The difference is that the current revolution is bringing as much change in a decade as was spread over a century last time.

So we have twentieth-century working practices (with, in some cases, nineteenth-century management processes) lingering on in established companies whilst new enterprises are working very differently, enabled by technology. Some organizations have recognized that the world is changing around them and are trying to adapt, but many are continuing to operate as if nothing had happened. Those that do not embrace the changes are in danger of being left behind in the race to attract and retain the most effective workforce, and lose out to more productive competitors.  Read more

Oil and Gas UK Breakfast Briefing – Cost Efficiency London, UK, 19th May 2015

Tony Edwards, CEO Of Stepchange Global, will be attending a Breakfast Briefing hosted by Oil and Gas UK.

The subject is Cost efficiency – industry moves to regenerate the UK North Sea

Rising operating costs, high taxes and years of under-resourced regulation have taken their toll on the UK offshore oil and gas industry and damaged its international competitiveness – a situation that been exacerbated by the fall in oil price.

Tax reforms announced in the Government’s 2015 Budget and the establishment of the new regulator, the Oil and Gas Authority, have laid the foundations for the regeneration of the North Sea but the industry must now build on this by delivering the cost and efficiency improvements required to secure a long term future for the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

In order to help contain inflationary pressures and achieve a sustainable future for the UKCS,  Oil & Gas UK established the Efficiency Task Force in 2014 to drive cost and efficiency improvements of up to 40 per cent. Find out about the action being taken by industry at Oil & Gas UK’s forthcoming breakfast briefings.

At this event, a speaker from Deloitte will bring financial analysis to bear on the challenges facing the sector while a cost efficiency ‘champion’  from Total E&P UK will describe how operators, collaborating with the wider industry, are finding innovative ways  to share and allocate resources  on a basin-wide scale.  A speaker from Statoil will then shed light on efficiencies they have achieved through shared logistics in Norway.

Confirmed speakers:

Simon Brew, Consulting Strategy and Operations Partner, Deloitte
Line Kaldestad, Logistics Manager, Statoil Production (U.K.) Limited
John Catlow, Cost Efficiency Project Manager, TOTAL E&P UK Limited

Joining the panel:
John Pearson, Group President – Northern Europe & CIS, Amec Foster Wheeler

Event chaired by Stephen Marcos Jones, Business Development Director, Oil & Gas UK

For further information please contact Clare Rees at or on 0207 802 24200207 802 2420