With world-leading engineering and scientific expertise, the UK is the obvious choice for innovative and adaptable energy products and services.

Why choose the UK for energy

Advanced technology
The UK oil and gas industry uses the latest subsea, geophysical and drilling technology and the most advanced practises for maximising yield.

Full lifecycle capability
UK companies can provide professional services and technological expertise across new build, lifecycle extension and decommissioning projects.

Low carbon transition is central to our industrial strategy. The UK government is investing over £2.5bn in low carbon innovation between 2015 and 2021.

World leaders in renewable energy
From green finance to offshore wind, UK companies are essential global partners for renewable energy generation.

World-class research centre

UK universities bring together over 1,000 academics and postgraduate researchers from across the globe, making the UK a world-class centre for nuclear research and development.

Many UK companies also have dedicated research and development facilities.

Wood PLC has a number of nuclear laboratories and test halls in the UK. This allows the company to model, develop and test innovative products for applications across the nuclear life cycle.

These institutions and facilities are invaluable for maintaining nuclear knowledge and skills for future generations.

The UK’s research and development community offers commercial solutions to issues facing the whole nuclear fuel cycle, irrespective of fuel or reactor type. It also provides practical solutions for waste management and decommissioning.

Home of oil and gas innovation

Today’s oil and gas industry faces huge challenges. Price fluctuations effect planning and stability, reservoirs are harder to reach and environmental concerns call for cleaner processes.

The UK oil and gas industry is leading the way in meeting these challenges.

Advanced offshore oil production technology
Our technical knowledge allows us to maximise recovery from existing fields while continuing to open up new ones at greater depths, higher temperatures, and higher pressures.

Only through world-leading technologies and solutions is it possible to undertake such complex drilling and completion.

Innovations in remotely operated vehicles, high pressure/high temperature extraction and geophysical imaging have seen us become the second largest oil and gas producer in Europe.

Specialist engineering, products and services
The UK has one of the most innovative and dynamic supply chains in the world. With over 3,000 businesses, we have the very best products, services and knowledge base.

We excel in reservoirs, wells, facilities and marine. Our subsea technologies and solutions are used around the world.

There are an abundance of UK businesses who design and produce market-leading specialist materials for sealing systems, insulation, pipelines and joints.

Market-leading decommissioning capabilities
Decommissioning is an emerging and increasingly important activity in the UK.

We’re pioneering advances in technical, commercial and operational solutions to lower the cost of decommissioning while maintaining high safety and environmental standards.

As our capabilities grow, we’re pushing the limits of heavy lifting to remove the largest offshore steel and concrete platforms.

Sharing processes and technologies
Price instability has led the UK to develop initiatives to lower costs, improve performance and become more efficient by improving processes, standards, cultures and behaviours.

UK oil and gas businesses are sharing these new digital and collaborative technologies to help create a sustainable international oil and gas industry in a low-price environment.

To build capacity in other countries, UK businesses have set up training institutions in most international oil and gas hubs.