The North Sea has enjoyed a revival over recent years, with activity driven by acquisitions and attractive returns and scale. While M&A activity shows little sign of slowing, other influences are making an impact. What impact is the energy transition having on strategies? How is industry addressing the increasing focus on environmental, social, and governance issues (ESG)? As private equity continues to dominate in M&A, what makes the North Sea so attractive? What is the model to deliver returns? What impact is climate activism having on the industry and how should it respond? How will the energy mix change in the next 5 to 10 years? Will renewable mega-projects continue to rise? Is the industry able to retain the skills it needs to add value? What role does technology need to play? How is government policy evolving and what does this mean for the sector?