The IRO Committees have an important role as adviser to the IRO Board.

Besides that, participation in the IRO Committees enables member companies operating with a specific sector to exchange experience and expertise, and to gather information. Organising promotional activities, lobbying and joint promotion are important activities of the committees.

Export & Public Relations

This committee advises the board on communication towards the members and other parties. Means of communication are evaluated and new means introduced.

The committee discusses about the upcoming markets and areas where IRO can arrange a Holland Pavilion during exhibitions or trade missions to bring local operators in contact with IRO member companies. 

Chairman: Arjan Klijnsoon (IHC)

Coordinator: Marloes Kraaijeveld (IRO), Tjerk Suurenbroek (IRO)  



In this committee the members will be informed about the new developments in the gas industry. Members will discuss about the possibilities to promote and use the Dutch experience regarding gas developments abroad.

Chairman: René Peters (TNO I&T)

Coordinator: Tjerk Suurenbroek (IRO) 



Human Resources and Safety

Next to the exchange of information between several safety and training institutes this committee is the platform to discuss Human Resources topics in general.

Chairman: Paul Koop (Quercus Technical Services)

Coordinator: Chris Wijsman (IRO) 



Innovation and Regulatory Affairs 

The mission of this committee is to assist the IRO board in setting out the policy with regard to innovative technology and regulations. The Dutch oil and gas supply industry is a leader in its field. The Dutch supply industry is renowned for its offshore and gas technology. The Dutch supply industry also excels the field of geophysics, logistics and maintenance. Dutch maritime history, the continuous struggle against the sea, the fact that The Netherlands is Shell’s home base and is a mayor onshore and offshore gas producer has contributed to this.

Chairman: Rob Luijnenburg, Fugro

Coordinator: Tjerk Suurenbroek (IRO) 



Offshore Renewable Installations 

IRO members play an important role in the installation of offshore wind turbines and make use of the experience and technology developed for the offshore oil and gas industry. It is expected that other forms of offshore renewables will also have a bright future, which is a reason for the Offshore Renewable Installations Committees to focus on industries like wave and tidal energy. The activities of the Offshore Renewable Installations Committee include export promotion, lobbying and development of innovative technology.

Chairman: Jan Willem van der Graaf, Seaway Heavy Lifting

Coordinator: Tjerk Suurenbroek (IRO) 


Well Services and Drilling 

The Well Services and Drilling Committee is a lobby group for well services and drilling companies and addresses non-commercial issues on subjects such as labour, safety, technology, etc. The group was set up to work closely with the operators and government bodies on all matters related to the viability of safe and effective work practices and working conditions at wells and in drillings operations. Since well services companies often face similar issues to deal with this committee will discuss such topics and tries to find solutions or discuss about the experience from participating companies.

Chairman: Peter de Bruijne, Paragon Offshore

Coordinator: Tjerk Suurenbroek (IRO)