Who We Are

OEUK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore energy industries, a not-for-profit organisation with a history stretching back five decades.

We are proud to inform, engage and champion the UK energy industries as part of a diverse national energy mix. Membership is open to all companies active in the UK continental shelf. From the largest producers and contractors to SMEs working in low carbon energy.

Our aim is to ensure that the UK continental shelf remains an attractive place for energy producers so their supply chains to do business.

  • The representative body that champions the whole sector.
  • The definitive source of information about the UK upstream.
  • The gateway to industry networks and expertise.

Engage | Inform | Champion

Our vision:

Our vision is for a thriving UK powered by homegrown, affordable energy which is produced safely and sustainably. Our members boost the UK economy, unlock rewarding jobs and drive innovation.

Our mission:

We proudly engage, inform and champion the sector and its people. We work with our members to deliver the UK’s energy needs.

We are Offshore Energies UK

We are proud to be the voice of the UK offshore energy sector.

True to our mission to engage, inform and champion both the industry and its workforce, we work closely with our members to meet the UK’s energy demands sustainably and ensure a prosperous future for generations to come.

We do this by:

  • Industry-led events, forums and conferences so OEUK members help shape the agenda and work collaboratively with industry peers to identify and promote good practices.
  • Through access to the latest market intelligence, comprehensive industry insights, award-winning guidelines and updates on legislative and policy developments.
  • Raising the profile of the UK offshore energy industries.
  • Promoting open dialogue across all sectors on activities, specifically technical, fiscal, safety, environmental and skills issues.
  • Engaging with governments, regulations, and other external organisations on initiatives and programs.


David Whitehouse

Chief Executive Officer, OEUK

As an established industry leader with 30 years of experience, David has been a longstanding champion of OEUK.

David is respected across the sector for his strategic and hands-on leadership in the North Sea and around the world, including the USA, Netherlands and Philippines. His passion for energy, engineering and innovation is built on a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from Cambridge University and a first-class degree in Chemistry from Manchester University. He is currently studying at the University of Aberdeen for a Masters in Renewable Engineering, an area of key growth and interest for OEUK and its members.


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