The OGA has launched its 2018 UKCS Stewardship Survey (the ‘Survey’) today (1 November 2018). Communications confirming instructions for completion of the Survey were sent to all participant’s Single Points of Accountability (‘SPAs’)

The OGA would like to thank all organisations for their ongoing participation in the Survey.  We acknowledge that a substantial amount of work is required to complete the Survey and appreciate the considered efforts of those individuals, in particular the SPAs, involved in the collation, quality control and submission process.

The Survey, which is now in its third year, created a single source of aligned, robust data. Its analysis underpins all aspects of our work. It continues to be used to inform asset stewardship reviews and provide meaningful insights into current and forecast activity in the UKCS. It also facilitates robust economic modelling of UKCS fields and hubs, helping to build regional strategies and area plans and aids benchmarking. This approach to data collation also creates a virtuous cycle of data quality improvement over time which was our primary focus for the 2018 launch.

The requests in the 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

The final date for submission of the Survey is 28 February 2019, except the Activity section which will close on 18 January 2019.

Details about the improvements incorporated in the 2018 Survey, and the relevant supporting documentation, can be viewed here on our website.