We at the Oil and Gas Authority would like to pay tribute to Eric Marston, our former Area Manager for the Southern North Sea and East Irish Sea, who recently passed away.

Stuart Payne, OGA Director of Supply Chain, Decommissioning and HR, said: “We are deeply upset by the death of our friend and former colleague Eric Marston and have offered our condolences and support to his wife and family at what is a very difficult time for them.

“Eric joined the OGA in 2015 – a time when our organisation, then-newly formed, was still finding its feet. As part of the first group of leaders in the operations team, Eric made a huge difference by helping to swiftly and expertly reshape how we work with industry.

“We remember Eric as a lovely man who was friendly, smart and enthusiastic about his work and those he worked with. The influence he had on individuals, the culture of the OGA and the wider industry will endure and we will miss him enormously.”