MPs examine UK deepwater drilling

26 October 2010

The Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee holds the third evidence hearing of its ‘UK Deepwater Drilling – Implications of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill’ inquiry at 10.15am on Tuesday 26 October 2010 in the Boothroyd room, Portcullis House.

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

Mr Steve Walker, Health and Safety Executive
Mr Graeme Proctor,  UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Dr Jonathan Wills, Councillor on Shetland Islands,
Ms Susie Wilks, Client Earth

At 11.15 am

Mr Brent Cheshire, Dong Exploration and Production UK Ltd
Mr Richard Cohagan, Chevron UK Ltd
Mr Roland Festor, Total E&P UK Ltd

All timings are approximate.

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