In November 2017, two hackathon events were held, in Aberdeen and Stavanger, to stimulate innovation and solutions across six operators’ challenge areas; including maximising late life production and decommissioning.

To bring together operators and supply chain from across the North Sea, the OGA, ITF NORWEP and MPE (UK/Norway workgroup) organised a single event over two locations. These featured presentations from operators AkerBP, ConocoPhillips, Point Resources, Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited, Shell and Statoil. They each shared their current challenges in optimising late life field assets and field abandonment, followed by interactive hackathon group sessions to discuss solutions to the challenges. These discussions form this report which will also act as an action plan to drive future activity.

UK and Norway Technology Hackathon