Latest industry collaboration efforts to be unveiled at key event

Mariesha Jaffray
Mariesha Jaffray

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The results of a survey studying collaboration across the UK’s oil and gas industry in efforts to unlock efficiencies crucial to extending the life of the basin will be published this month.

Jointly led by Oil & Gas UK and Deloitte, the Supply Chain Collaboration Survey explores the motives and effectiveness of collaboration between supply chain companies and operators.

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The report will be unveiled at a launch event hosted by Oil & Gas UK in Aberdeen on Wednesday, December 12. The 2017 report saw the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry clear the second hurdle in embracing effective collaboration, increasing its score to 7.1 out of 10 – up from 6.6 in 2016 – on the Collaboration Index, which measures collaborative practices.

The event will be chaired by Oil & Gas UK’s Supply Chain and HSE Director, Matt Abraham, who will be joined by Nick Clark, director at Deloitte and Dr Mariesha Jaffray, Oil & Gas UK’s Continuous Improvement Manager.

Speaking ahead of the event, Dr Mariesha Jaffray said:

“Collaboration was identified by the Wood Review as a fundamental behaviour in securing the successful future of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Our work in the pioneering Efficiency Task Force has shown that industry has embraced this approach and is already reaping the rewards of this cultural change.

“This survey provides us with a further opportunity to identify areas we can build on and improve in our efforts to maximise economic recovery from the UK Continental Shelf, and to ultimately realise Vision 2035.”

Scott McGinigal, Vice President Business Services at Nexen and Scott Cameron, Business Unit Director at Subsea 7 will also discuss key case studies at the event, which will be followed by a panel discussion.

Graham Hollis, senior partner for Deloitte in Aberdeen, said: “The Upstream Collaboration Survey – which seeks the views of over 150 operators and suppliers across the UK Continental Shelf – is a key barometer of what is happening in our sector. As part of the survey, the Collaboration Index measures the effectiveness of companies as partners in collaboration.

“Last year we saw real progress as our survey returned a 7.1 Collaboration Index score, the highest score to date. It will be interesting to see how the findings pan out this year as oil prices have gone up and businesses are doing better – will collaboration still be a priority?”

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