OGHR Summit gathers senior HR leaders from the oil and gas industry to network; sharing insights and knowledge, discussing practical solutions to International oil and gas talent challenges.


The programme focus on new models in talent management in the oil & gas industry. With key talent challenges around recruitment and retention, learning and leadership, capability development and global mobility – talent leaders in oil & gas organisations continue to play a crucial role as the industry prepares itself for its future workforce.

Delegates will learn practical lessons from case study presentations and share insights on HR strategy and talent management in a collaborative and informal environment.


Typical participants include 25+ HR VPs, HRDs, HR Business Partners, Heads of HR/OD, Talent Management, Leadership, Mobility, Capability, Learning and Resourcing.

The format is interactive and informal, allowing for great discussions on relevant topics whilst enabling collaborative learning and exchange of knowledge.

Previous speakers and attendees at past OGHR Summits have included HR Directors and Senior HR professionals from these organisations:

Oil & Gas HR Summit London

Past Speakers

Natalia Smirnov, HR Manager, Schlumberger UK

Natalia is currently HR Manager at Schlumberger UK. Her scope of activities includes the development and updating of training programs for business groups and the development of corporate MBA program, managing university relations and recruitment. Natalia has a degree in organizational psychology from INSEAD.

Martha Desmond, HR Director, Genel Energy

Martha is the HR Director at Genel Energy. Prior to joining the company she held senior HR positions at BG Group and Thames Water. Martha is a fellow of the Institute of Personnel Development and holds an MSc in Organisational Consulting.

Jacque Field, Global Recruiting Leader, GE Oil & Gas

Jacque is Global Recruiting Leader at GE Oil and Gas, where she is responsible for the development and delivery of GE Oil and Gas’s global recruitment strategy. Jacque has over 20 year’s experience in Global Talent Acquisition and International search and selection.

Nick Shackleton-Jones, Director, Online & Informal Learning, BP

Nick is Director of Online & Informal Learning at BP and he is responsible for online learning, social and informal learning, multimedia learning resources, connectivity tools and performance support solutions at BP. Previously, he has worked at the BBC as the Manager of Online & Informal Learning.

Muhammad Jamal is the Total Compensation Manager for Halliburton, responsible for total remuneration system in the Eastern Hemisphere.

Muhammad is specialised in crafting staffing strategies and developing wide range of Compensation and Benefits programs including variable & long terms incentive plans and performance management.

He has HR leadership experience in both the EMEA and APAC regions with core expertise in Remuneration and Benefits, Talent Acquisition & Management. Born and raised in Saudi Arabia, Muhammad holds a degree in Business Studies from Middlesex University, UK.

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JAN 27 - 28

Abu Dhabi, UAE

27 - 28 Jan. 2015

FEB 18 - 19

Houston, USA

18 - 19 Feb. 2015

MAR 11- 12

London, UK

11 - 12 Mar. 2015


Past Summits

2014 Oil & Gas HR Summit Houston
23-24 Apr. 2014 | Houston, USA

2014 Oil & Gas HR Summit London
13-14 Mar. 2014 | London, UK

2013 Oil & Gas HR Summit Abu Dhabi
20-21 Nov. 2013 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

2013 Oil & Gas HR Summit Aberdeen
3-4 July 2013 | Aberdeen, UK

2013 Oil & Gas HR Summit London
12-13 Mar. 2013 | London, UK


Short video highlights (3 mins) of the OGHR Summit London 2013 with BP, Seadrill, Schlumberger, Noble Drilling, Saudi Aramco and more. Watch now!