The Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee will hold the first oral evidence session of its ‘UK Deepwater Drilling – Implications of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill’ inquiry at 10.15am on Tuesday 7 September 2010.
What will be discussed?
The session will cover a broad range of issues, including:
- the implications of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill for deepwater drilling in the UK
- the extent to which the existing UK safety and environmental regulatory regime is fit for purpose
- the hazards and risks of deepwater drilling to the west of Shetland
- the role of deepwater oil and gas production during the UK’s transition to a low carbon economy
- the extent to which deepwater oil and gas resources contribute to the UK’s security of supply
At 10.15 am
Mark McAllister, Chair, Oil Spill Prevention and Response Advisory Group (OSPRAG
Malcolm Webb, Chief Executive, Oil and Gas UK
Paul King, Managing Director, Transocean
All timings are approximate.