Colette Cohen

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre

Colette Cohen, OBE, is chief executive officer of The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 25 years. She successfully launched the OGTC in 2017 and has established it as the “go to” technology center for the industry. Since starting her career offshore with BP in 1991, Cohen has worked for ConocoPhillips in the North Sea, Norway, the US, and Kazakhstan, where she received a Jubilee Medal from the Kazakh Prime Minister in recognition of her contribution to the country’s oil and gas industry. Prior to joining the OGTC, she was senior vice president for Centrica Energy’s Exploration and Production business in the UK and the Netherlands. She has previously served on the board of Oil & Gas UK and on the OGA Decommissioning Board. She is now the chair of the National College for Onshore Oil and Gas, sits on the Technology Leadership Board, and is a Non-Executive Director for both OPITO and NORECO. Cohen is also a commissioner for the Just Transition Commission for Scotland, an active champion for the industrial transition of the oil and gas industry to a net-zero future, and a committed role model for women in industry.