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Thursday, 26 April 2018, 6 p.m., Edinburgh
The UKCS: Transformation in Progress

Andy Samuel, CEO, Oil and Gas Authority, Robert Armour, Non-Executive Director, UK Oil and Gas Authority

Sponsorship is provided by Scottish Oil Club (Students).

Please make your booking before Monday, 23rd April 2018 6 p.m.

Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE.

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Funding for student participation from member universities provided by Scottish Oil Club.


Andy Samuel and Robert Armour will summarise the considerable progress over the last 3 years through the set up and close working of the OGA with industry and the rest of government.

They will discuss how the OGA’s strategic approach to stewardship, systematic removal of investment barriers and focus on benchmarking and performance improvement, has helped add a further 2.8 billion barrels to the production forecast. They will also pose questions around what further behavioural and collaborative changes are required in order to achieve “Vision 2035” and the £290 billion prize on offer to the UK from MER UK, a sector deal and doubling exports from the UK-based supply chain.


Andy Samuel, Oil and Gas Authority
Dr Andy Samuel joined the OGA as Chief Executive in January 2015. He previously held senior positions within the oil and gas industry, including 20 years with BG Group – the last two as MD, Europe Exploration and Production.

Robert Armour, UK Oil and Gas Authority
Robert Armour is a solicitor with 30 years’ experience in the energy sector, starting in private practice before becoming General Counsel at Scottish Nuclear and British Energy Group plc. He is currently Non-Executive Director of Albion Community Power plc and The Nuclear Liabilities Fund.


Neither video nor audio recording is permitted at this event.

Members and guests are invited to convene between 17:30 and 18:00 for coffee/tea and biscuits (pay-bar available). Meeting commences at 18:00. An opportunity for informal discussion between members and guests will follow the presentation in the Cocktail Bar until commencement of the Discussion Dinner (Chatham House Rule) at about 20:00.

Menu: Madeira marinated herring with potato salad ~ Cannon of lamb, red currant tart, rosemary jus, seasonal vegetables & potatoes ~ Orange cheesecake ~ Coffee and mints

Wine: Brise de France Sauvignon Blanc Languedoc France 2015 and Brise de France Merlot Languedoc France 2015

Special Venue Information

The Royal Scots Club offers availability of overnight accomodation to SOC members. Contact the Royal Scots Club on +44-131-556-4270 or book here.


Bookings for dinner are required. Bookings for you to attend only the presentation are normally not required (unless specified otherwise for a particular event), but we would appreciate if you could let us know anyway since we need to monitor the total head-count. There is no charge for attending the presentation-only.

Send your booking request by email to: bookings@scottishoilclub.org.uk. Please be specific about what you are booking for.

Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel, please do so before Wednesday, 25th April 2018 6 p.m.. After this moment, we make a head-count committment with the venue. If you cancel after that and you have booked a dinner, we will be pleased to give the dinner you paid to another guest.

Cost: £35.00 inclusive of VAT.

For more information on booking and paying, see How to Book and Pay.

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