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Latest industry collaboration efforts to be unveiled

21 November 2017

The results of a survey studying efforts by the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry to further work together will be published next month.

The UKCS Upstream Supply Chain Collaboration survey, jointly run by Oil & Gas UK and business advisory firm Deloitte, explores the motives and effectiveness of collaboration between supply chain companies and operators.

The report will be unveiled at a breakfast briefing event hosted by Oil & Gas UK in Aberdeen on Tuesday 5 December 2017. The 2016 report saw the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry clear the first hurdle in embracing effective collaboration, increasing its score from 6.1, out of a possible 10, in 2015 to 6.6 on the Collaboration Index. The Index was developed specifically to measure collaborative practices.

The event will be introduced by Oil & Gas UK’s Continuous Improvement Manager Dr Mariesha Jaffray, before the survey results are unveiled by Nick Clark, Director in Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations Consulting practice.

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.”

Industry cultures champion and VP Upstream, Shell U.K. Steve Phimister and Andy Brown, Director of Operations for ECITB, the skills body for the engineering construction industry in Great Britain, will also speak at the event, which will be followed by a panel discussion.

Graham Hollis, Senior Partner for Deloitte in Aberdeen, which also sponsors this breakfast, said:  

“The last instalment of our collaboration survey demonstrated that the industry made significant steps towards a more collaborative future between 2015 and 2016. Given the continued focus by industry and stakeholders to address this in the past 12 months, we expect to see even more positive results this year. Our joint survey with Oil and Gas UK gives us an opportunity to reflect on the state of the North Sea, identify how collaboration is evolving, and outline ways the supply chain and operators can enhance how they work together.”


Notes to Editors:

  1. Media are invited to attend the Driving Greater Collaboration breakfast briefing event.


Please confirm your attendance in advance with Natalie Coupar, Communications Adviser.

Issued by the Communications Team, Oil & Gas UK. Contact Communications Adviser Natalie Coupar on 01224 577 343  /  [email protected]

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its membership comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies.


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