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.


Founded on the London Underground by Ross Campbell and Iain Pitt


Office opens in London soon followed by Cape Town


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


Open offices in New York

Drillers and Dealers Magazine launches


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


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


The Council and its Partners Close Nasdaq

We welcome our 10,000th Member through the door


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


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

Ross Campbell becomes Non-Executive Chairman


The Energy Exchange and Getenergy join the network

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


iCouncil launches – the new online video series

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


The Council rings the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate 10 years of supporting capital formation and deal flow


The Council launches its iTunes Podcast series, launches its first digital event offering

The President of Senegal launched the Senegal Licensing Round 2020 at the MSGBC Summit