The Asset Stewardship Task Force (ASTF) works to support the NSTA Strategy, in respect of both production and net zero obligations by improving asset stewardship in the UK Continental Shelf area.

Member organisations

ASTF participating company logos

Co-chairs are currently Jo White (Perenco) and Adam Bradley (NSTA)
Jo White represents the ASTF at the North Sea Transition Steering Group and Forum.

The ASTF meets quarterly, meeting minutes are available on request.


  • NSTA and industry co-chair, defining task force principles and terms of reference
  • NSTA provides secretariat to support task force
  • Industry co-chair represents task force at the North Transition Steering Group and Forum
  • Task force membership comprises a diverse group of senior operations and business managers from operators, supply chain and other industry sectors
  • Task force membership derived from commitment to active attendance and contributions
  • Task force priorities delivered via task groups with clear terms of reference and a small number of deliverables per annum

ASTF task groups

Develop a fit for purpose industry best practice approach to Joint Venture (JV) hub strategies that identifies areas of value, improves delivery, and drive more collaboration and cross-industry improvements.

Undertake a holistic review of Emission Reduction Action Plan (ERAP) feedback and communicate findings to all Operators, enhancing their visibility, and widening the decarbonisation conversations across the basin.

Ensure impactful engagement across stakeholders of ASTF focus areas and
two-way communication to strengthen outcomes.

Reinforce/ enhance the industry’s culture to be forward looking to 2050 and develop a culture strategy to drive sustainable continuous improvement in UKCS uptime and carbon footprint.