OEUK - Offshore Energies Industry overview and insights

Presented by Sophie Guy-Pearson Business and Strategy Manager & Ross Dornan Market Intelligence Manager OEUK on 24th May 2023

Location: Union Kirk Aberdeen on 24th May at 6.30pm

Presentation synopsis

We are at a pivotal point in terms of setting the course for the UK’s future economy, energy security and emissions reductions. The oil and gas sector has a hugely important role to play in this, but is facing headwinds which are holding back progress.

This talk will look at how the energy transition is unfolding, and what this means for the future of the sector. The reality is that there is no simple choice between oil and gas on one hand and renewables on the other. We need both.

It will also outline OEUK’s work on creating a shared narrative for the sector, that everyone working in the sector can engage with and help promote the positive work that is taking place. Everyone has a part to play in this.


Sophie Guy-Pearce

Sophie is Business Planning & Strategy Manager at Offshore Energies UK (OEUK), based in Aberdeen. She joined the organisation in 2016 as a member of the Market Intelligence Team, where she was engaged in various industry initiatives and co-authored OEUK’s flagship reports. Sophie then supported OEUK’s CEO as Executive Adviser, gaining exposure to executive-level business management and strategic industry issues. She has worked on various industry-wide strategic projects, including the development and negotiation of the ground-breaking North Sea Transition Deal. She currently manages OEUK’s business planning and supports the organisation’s strategic direction of travel.

Sophie holds a degree in Geology from the University of Leicester, and an MSc in Integrated Petroleum Geoscience from the University of Aberdeen.

Sophie Guy-Pearson

Ross Dornan

Ross  joined Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) in 2013 and, after working in a number of roles, is currently Market Intelligence Manager.

Ross is the author of several key industry reports, including OEUK’s Economic Report and Business Outlook. Along with this he is engaged in several cross-industry initiatives, working closely with energy producers, supply chain companies and industry regulators and stakeholders, to unlock efficiencies, improve business and operational performance and to embrace the opportunities presented by the energy transition.

Ross is a graduate of the University of Stirling, where he completed a BSc in Geography and an MSc in Energy Management.

Ross Dornan

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