Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Next steps for the onshore oil and gas industry

Thursday, 8th June 2017

Central London


This seminar will provide the opportunity to discuss next steps for the onshore oil and gas industry in the UK.

Following the expected 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

Deputy Head of Shale Gas, BEIS

Guest of Honour

James Clarke

Deputy Head of Shale Gas, BEIS


Callum McCaig MP

SNP Spokesperson for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy


Rasik Valand

Chief Executive, Third Energy

Mark Ellis-Jones

Project Executive, Onshore Oil & Gas Programme, Environment Agency

Professor Mike Stephenson

Director of Science and Technology, British Geological Survey

Michael Padua

Acting Managing Director, Alberta United Kingdom Office, High Commission of Canada

Ken Cronin

Chief Executive, UKOOG