• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Stuart Payne

North Sea Transition Authority

Chief Executive

Stuart Payne is the Chief Executive of the North Sea Transition Authority, responsible for regulating the UK's oil, gas, carbon storage and offshore hydrogen industries. He was appointed on 1st January 2023 prior to which he was the Director responsible for the NSTA’s activities in Decommissioning, Supply Chain and also led the NSTA’s HR function. Stuart co-chairs the industry’s North Sea Transition Forum and is a member of the Scottish Government’s Energy Transition Leadership Group. Stuart joined the NSTA in January 2015 having held a variety of leadership positions in the oil and gas industry in the UK and overseas. Away from the NSTA, Stuart is Chairman of the Brightside Trust (a national children's mentoring charity) and a member of the Advisory Board of Barnardo’s Scotland (the UK's largest childrens' charity). Stuart was awarded a CBE for services to the oil and gas sector in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020.

Sessions With Stuart Payne

Monday, 18 March

  • 09:30am - 10:10am (CST) / 18/mar/2024 02:30 pm - 18/mar/2024 03:10 pm

    Integrated Low Carbon Hubs across the Globe

    Carbon Management/Decarbonization

    Developing low-carbon energy hubs requires coordination and collaboration involving government and various industry players. Success depends on ensuring a critical mass of emission sources; installing new plants for carbon capture, hydrogen and other processes; and ensuring that businesses exist to transport and utilize or store CO2. Different countries and regions need to tailor approaches according to local conditions―for example, government policy, industry concentration, infrastructure availability, distances from emitters to storage sites and sometimes country boundaries. How are different regions tackling these challenges? What learnings from developing these hubs are most transferrable to other regions?  

Wednesday, 20 March