Who We Are

Our Story

The Oil and Gas Council started as a single conference in 2010. Six years later it had become the “world’s leading network of senior energy executives”, and continues to grow. The Oil and Gas Council is no longer just one singular conference, but a network followed by 80,000 professionals around the globe. We connect O&G executives to each other and to the finance, government and investment communities surrounding them. Our network is primarily about the people in the industry. Overlying that is thought leadership and corporate development, supported by brand reinforcement.

2008

Founded on the London Underground by Ross Campbell and Iain Pitt

2009

Office opens in London soon followed by Cape Town

2010

Tom Petrie, Vice Chairman, Bank of America–Merrill Lynch become the first ever Oil Council speaker in New York City

2011

Open offices in New York

Drillers and Dealers Magazine launches

2012

World Energy Council Assembly in London becomes the largest capital markets conference in Europe

2013

Launched into Asia in both Hong Kong and Singapore

The Women’s Oil Council is launched

Additional offices opened in Houston and Dubai to support our expanding membership

2014

The Council and its Partners Close Nasdaq

We welcome our 10,000th Member through the door

2015

China Energy Assembly becomes the largest capital markets event ever hosted on the Chinese Mainland

Launch of the Energy Council Network looking at investment in low carbon solutions

2016

The opening of our Lagos office welcomes our second African office to the Council family

Ross Campbell becomes Non-Executive Chairman

2017

The Energy Exchange and Getenergy join the network

The Council Signature team product hosts two technical workshops in conjunction with PETRONAS

2018

iCouncil launches – the new online video series

New Leaders Series invite-only forum and India Summit added to the roster