WIRELINE Issue 36 - Summer 2016

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17 On track Oil & Gas UK and Deloitte’s joint Collaboration Index reveals that operators are working more co-operatively with their suppliers.

Operator collaboration index score moves from 5.9 to 6.7

Oil & Gas UK’s Efficiency Task Force launched the Industry Behaviours Charter at the end of 2015 – a collective commitment to work effectively, efficiently and co-operatively across the UK Continental Shelf. Deloitte has repositioned its independent Collaboration Index to review where the offshore sector is successful and where it needs to improve.

out of a possible 10

Operators are engaging the supply chain earlier in projects


25 Politician’s corner The new Scottish energy minister

20 Alder and wiser How Chevron and Schlumberger adopted a fresh way of working together so that the Alder Almost 400

Operators are becoming more open ...

5 News round-up from Oil & Gas UK Includes news on the Energy Bill, the release of government-funded seismic data, updated well integrity guidelines

– Paul Wheelhouse MSP – shares his thoughts on the role of oil and gas in Scotland’s energy mix and how the Scottish Government

project was executed safely while delivering real value-for-money improvements. pieces of feedback on all major North Sea operators

and the launch of a pioneering petroleum data management undergraduate course.

aims to support industry through

the current downturn.

Incentivising collaboration by financial means and through contractual terms remain the lowest scoring areas

Smaller companies appear to be more positive

Operators are now more likely to proactively seek out new ideas and solutions from suppliers

10 Membership matters Reporting on howOil & Gas UK is restructuring to better serve members’ needs, a Q&A with our new co-chairs and vice co-chairs, and newmembers joining our professional network. 15 Diary dates Save the dates and book online for Oil & Gas UK’s industry-leading events. Here’s your chance to network with colleagues and gain valuable knowledge on the sector’s hot topics.

about collaboration with operators than larger companies

Financial incentives

28 Seizing the opportunity Technology development is not the silver bullet for

34 Matchmakers The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre matches SMEs with academic research and development capabilities to fast-track technological solutions to industry challenges. Wireline reports

maximising economic recovery but it is a vital part of the equation. Wireline catches up with Paul White of


GE Oil & Gas – co-chair of the MER UK

Technology Leadership Board.

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