Colette Cohen

CEO, The Oil & Gas Technology Centre

Colette Cohen

Colette Cohen became Chief Executive Officer of the Oil & Gas Technology Centre in August 2016. She is a committed role model for women in industry and a champion for the industrial transition of the Oil and Gas industry in a low carbon environment.

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre is an industry-led organisation based in Aberdeen, backed by the UK and Scottish governments and working closely with academia.

The centre works with industry to develop technology to maximise economic recovery from the UK continental shelf, create new export opportunities for the supply chain and create a bright future for the northeast of Scotland as a global technology hub. The Centre also has an active accelerator programme for new companies and works with schools on inspiring the next generation.

Colette was Senior Vice President for Centrica Energy’s Exploration and Production business in the UK and The Netherlands until July 2016. Colette started her career offshore in the North Sea with BP in 1991, before working with ConocoPhillips in the North Sea, Norway, the US and Kazakhstan.

Colette is a chemistry graduate from Queens University Belfast and also holds a masters degree in Project Management and Economics. She is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Institute of Directors, Chairs the National College for Onshore Oil and Gas, is a member of the Lloyds Register Foundation Advisory Board and the OPITO Board and is a Trustee of Springer Rescue Scotland.


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