Net Zero

Working to decarbonise offshore operations and support the UKCS to become the first net zero oil and gas basin globally. 


Launched in partnership with industry, the Net Zero Solution Centre aims to accelerate the development and deployment of technologies to decarbonise offshore operations and develop the UKCS as the first net zero oil and gas basin globally, supporting the industry’s Roadmap 2035.

The new centre has the backing of major companies including BP, Shell, Wood, Chrysaor, Aker Solutions, INEOS, CNOOC International, Total, Siemens and Equinor, which recognise the critical contribution the oil and gas industry can make to the net zero economy, while continuing to meet demand from UK homes and businesses.

To transform the UKCS into a net zero oil and gas basin, the centre will champion the creation of an integrated offshore energy system, delivered through the following four strategic areas:

  • Net zero emission oil and gas offshore operations
  • Offshore renewable integration
  • Hydrogen production, leveraging the oil and gas industry
  • Carbon capture from industrial clusters and blue hydrogen production

OGTC has developed a high level technology roadmap, and is working with range of academia institutions and industry sectors to identify shared challenges and lead cross-sector collaboration. The technologies identified will help accelerate carbon reduction and create export opportunities for the UK supply chain – ensuring the North East and broader UK remains at the forefront of global energy innovation.

If you'd like to get involved in the net zero future, please get in touch - we'd love to hear from you.