Trade Associations

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil & gas industry. Their ‘aim is to strengthen the long-term health of the offshore oil & gas industry in the UK by working closely with companies across the sector, government and all other stakeholders’.

Sector Trade Associations work to promote the interests of member companies – for example, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) promote the drilling companies globally. Their mission is ‘to advance drilling and completion technology; improve industry health, safety, environmental and training practices; and champion sensible regulations and legislation which facilitate safe and efficient drilling’.

Regional Trade Associations promote the development of the industry and local companies in their respective regions. For example, the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) is the industry association for energy in the East of England, representing over 400 members across the supply chain.

IADC - represent the international drilling contractors. Members include KCA Deutag, Prospector Drilling, Rowan Drilling

OCA - represent the UK offshore contractors. Members include Wood Group PSN, AMEC Natural Resources, Petrofac Facilities Management

Decom North Sea - represent offshore oil & gas companies in respect of decommissioning operations in the North Sea. Members include Acumen Energy, Centrica Energy, Intertek

Subsea UK - represent subsea and subsurface companies, both operators and contractors in the UK . Members include Aker Solutions, Fisher Offshore, Forum Subsea Technologies

IMCA - represent companies involved in offshore marine and underwater solutions for the international oil & gas industry. Members include Subsea 7, McDermott International Ltd, Saipem

COTA - represent the offshore catering companies in the UK. Members include Sodexo, Aramark, Trinity International Services

Aberdeen & Grampain Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) - North-east Scotland's leading private sector, member-focused, business organisation. covering all industry sectors, ranging in size from sole traders to multi-national corporations. It is a key player regionally and nationally for lobbying, service provision and setting the business and economic agenda on behalf of  members and the business community.

EEEGR - represent all energy companies in the East of England. Members include 3Sun, Pegasus Energy, Perenco UK

NOF - represent offshore and onshore contractors in the North East of England. Members include Babcock Marine and Technology, Proserv, Prospect

Energy North - represent offshore and onshore operators and contractors in the Highlands and Islands.Members include Wood Group, BP, SSE and AMEC


Oil & Gas Skills Navigator is supported by:

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC)
DECOM North Sea
Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
Offshore Contractors Association (OCA)
Oil & Gas UK
Skills for Energy
Subsea UK