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Exploration Task Force

The Exploration Task Force's role is maintaining UKCS Exploration and Appraisal activity, making the most of the UK’s own energy resources in support of the transition towards a net zero carbon future and beyond.

It is one of 7 Task Forces:

The seven Task Forces are:

Asset Stewardship Task Force
Decommissioning and Repurposing Taskforce
Efficiency Task Force
Exploration Task Force
Supply Chain and Exports Task Force
Technology Leadership Board
Wells Task Force

The North Sea Transition Steering Group have oversight of the Task Forces, ensuring there is no duplication or gaps in the work being undertaken by the task forces and that task force activities support the OGA Strategy.

The North Sea Transition Forum (NSTF) is hosted and chaired by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and is the tripartite body which provides senior government and industry leadership for the offshore oil and gas industry. It is attended by ministers and officials from both the UK and Scottish governments, trade unions, regulators and senior representatives from the upstream oil and gas industry.

https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/about-us/north-sea-transition-forum-task-forces/exploration-task-force/

Nick Terrell - Chair
Nick is Chair of the UK Exploration Task Force (XTF), a joint industry and regulatory organisation comprising exploration leaders in the oil and gas and emerging carbon storage sectors. The XTF is one of several UK Task Forces within the UK North Sea Transition Forum, the tripartite body which provides senior government and industry leadership for the offshore oil and gas industry.
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