SCOTTISH ENERGY MINISTER FOCUSES ON OIL & GAS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

We were delighted to welcome Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Government Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, to OPEX during his recent visit to Aberdeen when our team had the opportunity to discuss how the Scottish Government can support the industry to unlock value through the adoption of data analytics and digital technologies. The Minister was joined by Scott Bradley, Head of Oil & Gas Policy at the Scottish Government and David Clarke.

Jamie Bennett, OPEX Group CEO commented: “We welcomed the opportunity to meet with the Scottish Government team to brief them on the impact that digital technologies and data analytics is having on the industry and the work we are doing with oil and gas operating companies to digitally enable their operations.

“The industry’s digital transformation presents significant value to the local and national economy and will lead to the creation of new jobs, particularly in the areas of data science and analysis.”

Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Paul Wheelhouse, said: “I am delighted to have had the opportunity to visit the OPEX Group. They are a dynamic company that is very well placed to play an important role in helping data driven innovation and reducing unplanned maintenance costs for producers and minimising health and safety risks. I was very impressed with their energy, their ingenuity and their drive to succeed in establishing the standard for digitally enabled oil and gas operations.

“I was particularly impressed with how they have pioneered new ways to help the oil and gas industry extract more value from existing data with measurable, tangible results. If we are to deliver the benefits of digital transformation across the industry, we need companies like OPEX in Scotland.

“In my view, innovation remains crucial to the oil and gas sector for maximising economic recovery and sustainably reducing costs, for driving exports and sales within the supply chain, and ultimately securing the long-term sustainability of the Sector in Scotland and the UK.”