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    UK Upstream Group Expands for Net Zero Carbon Era

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Oil & Gas UK has taken on new directors and reassigned roles to enable the industry to meet the government's net-zero carbon objective and its own roadmap.

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UK Upstream Group Expands for Net Zero Carbon Era

Offshore group Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) has restructured to address the challenges of a net-zero carbon future, it said January 7.  Two new directors will join the leadership team; while upstream policy director Mike Tholen becomes director for sustainability, which will encompass the value chain from production to carbon capture and storage.

Trevor Stapleton is to become the new Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) director and Katy Heidenreich is confirmed as operations director, with effect from February 3. They join a reshaped leadership team to support industry in its delivery of Roadmap 2035: a blueprint for net zero. 

Matt Abraham will take on a more focused brief as supply chain and exports director to help grow exports and support a resilient, competitive and diverse supply chain.

OGUK CEO Deirdre Michie said the changes would enable us to even better support companies and to help drive action as we work to inform, engage and advocate the importance of this industry as part of a diverse energy mix.

“This industry has a positive role to play in providing solutions to the UK’s net zero challenge and we are already in action with our Roadmap, she continued. Leading from the front, OGUK is proud to champion our dynamic and diverse industry and we look forward to continuing to work with all of our stakeholders in the year ahead.”