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MPs to discuss UK deepwater drilling

6 September 2010

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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.

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