Offshore oilfield services firm Aquaterra Energy announced Thursday that its managing director, Patrick Phelan, has been appointed as a member of the new Oil and Gas Industry Council.
The council has been established to represent the views of producers, operators and supply chain firms in a partnership between the industry and the UK government. Phelan has already been involved as a consultant concerning the development of the government's strategy for the UK oil and gas sector, which was launched on March 28.
Commenting on his role as a member of the new body, Phelan said in a statement:
"There are some 400,000 people employed through the oil and gas industry in the UK and it is vital for the economy and energy security that the industry continues to thrive.
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