As an industry, we are facing major challenges such as maturing infrastructure, declining production and increasing operating costs. It requires a focused effort and major investments to extract the potential. With Oil Gas Denmark, the oil and gas industry has a joint forum to promote this task. If we are to succeed, we need a coordinated effort in order to further develop the sector in a number of areas. Oil Gas Denmark has seen a strong increase in number of members. By 1 January 2014, Oil Gas Demark represented around 65 members or an increase of more than 200% since the organisation was established in 2012.
Following finalization of the Service review in 2013, the Ministry for Climate, Energy and Building has in April 2014 set in motion the work with the long term strategy for increased recovery of oil and gas from the Danish continental shelf. The Ministry has among other pointed out that the review will encompass the infrastructure, increased recovery from known fields as well as securing the future recruitment for the industry. Oil Gas Denmark is looking forward to participating in the work. In preparing for this work we have produced the report “The potential in the North Sea”, which points to a number of drivers which can create new growth in the North Sea. The work with the long term strategy is expected to be finalized by the end of May 2015.
In 2013 we continued our strong industry focus on health, safety and environment. With the Safety Conference on 18 April 2013 we were honoured to welcome prominent speakers as Professor Sidney Dekker, Griffith University, Australia and Jim Trodden, OIM, Chevron Upstream Europe to deliver key note addresses. Around 320 representatives of management, workforce, regulators and academia came to remind ourselves that although we as an industry have a low accident ratio compared with onshore work; our goal is to do it even better. That remains the philosophy behind Oil Gas Denmark.
Oil Gas Denmark has in 2013 prepared for consolidation of the oil and gas industry. We are proud that the entire sector has backed our vision to have one organisation representing all of the industry. ‘Danish Operators’ and ‘Danish Offshore Industry’ have thus with effect from 1 January 2014 ceased as organisations and all members have been transferred to the continuing organisation.
Oil Gas Denmark is a member-driven and member-focused industry organisation. We depend on you support, advice and input and thank you for your contribution and support in 2013. Our agenda must be set by and for our members.
We look forward to working with and for you in 2014.
Oil Gas Denmark