Andrew Taylor, OPRED
Andrew has a background in Physical Sciences and Environmental Studies and has spent nearly 30 years working in the oil and gas industry. He started out in the service sector in analytical laboratories. As an offshore chemist, he supported production operations before moving to a project management role where he carried out fiscal measurement audits, EU Emission Trading System verification and was involved in new oil and gas developments on and offshore in the UK and abroad. Andrew then joined the Department of Energy and Climate Change in 2007 as an inspector. He is now the head of the OPRED Offshore Inspectorate and has, over the last three years, led the OPRED EU Directive Operational Implementation Team in partnership with the Health and Safety Executive.