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Industry efficiency taskforce to host key roadshow on subsea knowledge and best practice

27 September 2018

Oil & Gas UK’s Efficiency Task Force (ETF) is hosting a free roadshow next month in a bid to share best practice in the subsea sector.

In collaboration with Subsea UK and Scottish Enterprise, the event will explore and share ways in which the subsea community can work together to improve the competitiveness of the UKCS (UK Continental Shelf).

Attendees will have the chance to hear about the work of the ETF and more specifically, case studies using good practice guidelines for subsea standardisation and simplification, as well as examples from ongoing optimisation initiatives.

This includes the Scottish Enterprise Subsea Action Plan and an update on the underwater initiatives being progressed under the sector deal proposal.

Commenting on the event, Mariesha Jaffray, Oil & Gas UK’s Continuous Improvement Manager, said:

“We know that through collaboration companies are able to reduce costs, share knowledge and maximise the economic recovery from the basin – and this is what we are striving to achieve in the subsea sector with this event.

“We have delivered 12 successful roadshows to date, including Shell, Petrofac, Aker, Subsea 7, Technip, Amec Foster Wheeler and Nexen, which have been attended by over 800 employees.

“The roadshows are a great opportunity to share the good work being done across industry to improve efficiency. They are also key to building on what the Efficiency Task Force has already achieved and we are looking forward to welcoming delegates to this upcoming event.”

Phil Simons, Senior Vice President at Subsea 7 and ETF Chair, said:

“The ETF roadshows continue to play an important part in sustaining the industry-led efficiency efforts set out in 2015.

“At each roadshow it has been rewarding to hear the diverse mix of ideas being shared, and the possibilities these offer to achieve greater simplicity and efficiency, while also challenging old habits.”

Led by industry for industry, the Efficiency Task Force aims to seek out, promote and provide access to efficient practice across the oil and gas industry, while maintaining safe operations.

Further speakers confirmed for the roadshow so far include Phil Simons of Subsea 7, Neil Gordon of Subsea UK, and David Rennie from Scottish Enterprise. Presentations will be followed with a discussion around barriers and facilitators/challenges faced specifically by the subsea sector.

This roadshow, which will be held at the Chester Hotel in Aberdeen on 16 November, is free to attend and can be booked online.

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