Technology Collaboration Programme

Advancing the research, development and commercialisation of energy technologies

The IEA Technology Collaboration Programme supports the work of 38 independent, international groups of experts that enable governments and industries from around the world to lead programmes and projects on a wide range of energy technologies and related issues.

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Gas and Oil (GO)

Created in 2013, the GOTCP brings together representatives from governments, industry and academia in a global dialogue to explore the role of oil and gas technology in the energy transition. GOTCP aims to catalyse innovation across oil and gas technologies and to provide collaborative opportunities for enhancing national capabilities within both onshore and offshore activities.

Main areas of work

Key activities and accomplishments (2017-18)

  • Establishment of a new workstream on the hydrocarbon - renewables nexus
  • Expanding activities to align with the evolution of integrated energy markets
  • Networking and outreach at international events

Priorities and projects (2019-20)

  • Hydrocarbon - renewables nexus – mapping of regional activities
  • Joint research activity with industry examining national energy options, implications and choices

Multilateral collaborations

Pursuing collaboration with the TCP on Greenhouse Gas R&D (GHG TCP) and the Hydrogen TCP.


Why should your organisation become a member of GO?

The GOTCP offers access to a dialogue forum exploring major issues related to technology innovation and the future of hydrocarbons. The GOTCP provides an opportunity to network with and influence decision makers and experts among governments, academia and industry.


Chair: Michael Layer (

Primary contact: Jostein Dahl Karlsen (

IEA: Raimund Malischek (