Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Next steps for UK onshore oil and gas: shale development, environmental regulation and opportunities for sector growth

Morning, Tuesday, 4th July 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



Please note the date of this seminar has changed.


Next steps for the onshore oil and gas industry in the UK will be discussed at this conference.


It follows the completion of the Shale Wealth Fund consultation, and in light of exploratory drilling moving forwards in North Yorkshire and Lancashire. Delegates will assess the priorities for delivering new onshore projects and for securing the economic climate and investment to drive growth in the sector, as well as the implications locally and nationally for future policy decisions.


We also expect discussion on the issues surrounding project development, lessons that can be learnt from developments outside the UK, and the opportunities for partnership.


Further sessions examine the ecological impacts of onshore development, including remaining issues over environmental contamination, emissions and noise in local communities - as well as the future of regulatory frameworks to address these concerns.



Guest of Honour

James Clarke

Head of Shale Gas, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Subject to Departmental business)

Guest of Honour

James Clarke

Head of Shale Gas, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Subject to Departmental business)

Speakers

Rasik Valand

Chief Executive, Third Energy

Andrew Gunning

Partner, RSKW

Professor Frederic Coulon

Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology, Cranfield University

Jim Ellis

President and Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Energy Regulator

Stephen Sanderson

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive, UK Oil and Gas Investments

Simon Tilling

Partner, Burges Salmon

Professor Mike Stephenson

Director of Science and Technology, British Geological Survey

Mark Ellis-Jones

Project Executive, Onshore Oil & Gas Programme, Environment Agency

Ken Cronin

Chief Executive, UKOOG

Nicola Pitts

Head of Gas Market Change, National Grid, UK System Operator