The 2019 UKCS Stewardship Survey launched on 1 November 2019 and closes on Friday 28 February 2020. 

The UKCS Stewardship Survey created a single source of aligned, robust data. Its analysis underpins all aspects of the Oil and Gas Authority's work. It continues to be used to inform asset stewardship reviews and provide meaningful insights of UKCS fields and hubs, helping to build regional strategies and area plans and aids benchmarking. This approach to data collection also creates a virtuous cycle of data quality improvement over time which was our primary focus for the 2019 launch.

The requests in the UKCS Stewardship Survey are linked to the obligations set out in the MER UK Strategy. Areas covered by the survey include:

  • Licensing/Exploration and Appraisal
  • Reserves & Resources
  • Operator activities, including production and costs
  • Wells
  • Production Efficiency
  • Decommissioning
  • Technology
  • Supply Chain

Further details about the 2019 survey, including the changes incorporated into the 2019 survey, following feedback from Operators and Licensees, can be viewed here.