Welcome to Oil & Gas UK’s Efficiency Hub, industry’s gateway to initiatives that aim to improve efficiency across the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

Faced with a tough downturn, the oil and gas industry has been working harder than ever to find smarter ways to do business. The Efficiency Hub is here to promote the Efficiency Task Force as it works to seek out, promote and provide access to efficient practice while maintaining safe operations.

This is your one stop shop for all things efficiency – information, news, case studies, industry initiatives and how you can get involved.

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Industry efficiency taskforce to host key roadshow on subsea knowledge and best practice
New: ATPI Griffinstone – Leveraging Global Hotel Expenditure
Upstream Supply Chain Collaboration Survey
New: Atkins and Repsol Sinopec - Improving Management of Risk-Based Assessments and Inspections Using Bespoke Software
New: Shell - Logistics/Material Management optimisation Initiatives
Equinor Logistics Initatives
New: Cyberhawk - Internal roof pontoon internal inspection conducted using drones from outside tank
New: Cyberhawk- Brunei – Drone inspection for manned and unmanned platforms
New: Cyberhawk - $11m saving generated through drone flare inspection
New: Atkins - Methanol Injection Optimisation Using OLGA Simulation
New: Chevron - Erskine Well Intervention campaign 2017
New: Chevron - Erskine/Lomond Hub Strategy
The case for change in 2018
Subsea UK
Cultural Change case studies
Cultural Change Champion
ECTIB: Applying the project collaboration toolkit - Shell UK, Wood & Stork Technical Services
ECTIB: Applying the project collaboration toolkit - Apache North Sea, Subsea 7 & Quad
Efficiency Task Force at a glance
Efficiency Champions Network
New: Atkins - Realising major savings through spares optimisation
New: Atkins - Maximising your Plant Capability using MeasCap
New: Atkins - Process Rationalisation to Reduce Costs in Late Life
Meet the Efficiency Task Force chair
New: Aker Solutions - Kaizen: PPE
New: Aker Solutions - Kaizen: Subsea Electronics Module Top Cover
New: Peterson - Promoting collaboration through vessel sharing
New: Apollo and Oil & Gas Technology Centre partner on data
New: Aker Solutions - Kaizen: 5S at Aker Solutions Portlethen Facility
New: Aker Solutions - Kaizen: Offshore and Site Recruitment
New: Nexen deploys Predictive Analysis technology service
Industry Behaviours Charter
The Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC)
East of England Energy Group (EEEGR)
Maersk Oil – Optimising the use of diesel generators
Maersk Oil - Using drones to optimise offshore inspections
Maersk Oil - Improving gas compressor efficiency
Maersk Oil - A new approach to well interventions: Cost effective and quick way to unplug subsea sand screens
Nexen - Significant savings made by changing to alternative valve in well interventions
Global Energy Group: Integrated Caisson Team – a Collaboration of Expertise
Lokring - Retaining Non-Hazardous Areas without Welding
SETS – Applying the Subsea Standardisation Principles to Subsea Structural Repairs
Maersk Oil - Engineering a unique solution
Agilis - Cost estimate certainty
Wood Group - Alternative Access Solutions
Wood Group - Innovative Flange Management when Decommissioning
Agilis - Sharing knowledge effectively
Oil & Gas Authority (OGA)- Asset Stewardship
Wood group - Rising to the late-life asset maintenance challenge
Inventory Management Tools
Bibby Offshore - logistics case study: unlocking subsea productivity
Maersk Oil - Optimising to remove risk: 80 per cent cost saving on inspection of flexible hoses
Proserv deploy abrasive cutting from a semi-sub on North Sea wells decommissioning project
Lokring: Lessons in pipe connections from the British MOD
Compression Systems
ETF Steering Group
About the ETF
Simplification of Engineered Products Tools
SETS - Applying subsea standardisation principles to conductor repair
ECITB Project Collaboration Toolkit
Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) - MER Strategy
Scottish Enterprise - Knowledge Hub
The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC)
Efficiency Accumulator
Case for Change
Compression System Tools
Cultural Change Tools
Host a Roadshow
Join a Work Group
Logistics Tools
Maintenance Tools
Subsea Standardisation Tools
Tendering Efficiency Tools
Submit an efficiency case study
Halliburton - Vendor Managed Inventory
Subsea Standardisation
ETF Cultural Change programme
Inventory Management
Logistics optimisation
Tendering Efficiency
Simplification of Engineered Products
Get Involved
Nexen - EPC/operator collaboration successfully changes out single point failure equipment on Buzzard
Chevron and core supplier Schlumberger collaborate to save millions of pounds on Alder
Nexen - Innovative lance cleaning system washes gas cooler exchanger tubes in-situ
Nexen - System Scaffold reduces risk of Confined Space Entry (CSE)
BP – Mastering effective daily management at terminal delivers performance improvements
Exceptional sports performance inspires excellent team delivery at Nexen
Aberdeen University industry collaboration ensures people and asset management now on the right track
BG Group launches efficiency drive by reducing ‘dead’ time and empowering workforce
BP- Waste ‘swap’ delivers savings of £9million
New app makes vessel sharing plain sailing
BP- Integrated SIMOPS tool improves understanding of risks
BP - New technology and focus on performance management improves efficiency of drilling operations
New technology and focus on performance management improves efficiency of BP’s drilling operations
PlanSea collaboration yields £6.5million saving for Nexen
Shell and Repsol Sinopec- Valve procurement collaboration
Centrica- 100 in 100 Campaign
Clearwater Fire Solutions- Embracing new technologies to improve safety critical maintenance procedure efficiencies
Lytbulb - Standardising work processes using cloud collaboration generates efficiency in project execution
Nexen - Advancement in tubing cutter methodology drives greater efficiency
Nexen – Electric Line Tractor technology drives savings for Nexen
Nexen - Significant savings made by changing to alternative valve in well interventions
Nexen - £500,000 saved through efficient induction of “Green Hats”
Agilis Delphi - Workshop process creates rapid alignment on project issues and risks
Halliburton - Country PSL Manager
Lokring - Lessons in pipe connections from the British MOD
Nexen - Driving greater efficiency of platform supply vessel fleet through controlling offshore non productive time
Wood Group - Enhanced decision making in offshore drilling
Wood Group - Innovation to improve flange management when decommissioning
Wood Group - Significant cost reduction with virtual metering
Wood Group- Alternative access solutions
Wood Group- Maintenance challenge for late life asset management
Perenco - Bringing out of use pipelines back into use
Simply Joined Consulting Limited - Supply Chain Health-check
WorleyParsons- Emissions Compiler is a secure, auditable and simple way to reduce the burden of emissions legislation
APSYS- Sparing optimisation of a network of compression stations
Proserv provides asset life extension for major North Sea operator
Maersk Oil – Optimising to remove risk
Maersk Oil – Engineering a unique solution
Performance Improvement People- Cost efficiency through behavioural readiness
Chevron- Enhancing collaboration to drive future success
Chevron- Evolution of the Britannia Operating model: A case history in business efficiency
Operators’ co-operative approach boosts production performance on Erskine field
Centrica - Chestnut scale squeeze journey
Chevron - Joint venture collaboration reduces clair turnaround (TAR) duration
ConocoPhillips - Collaboration is key for marine logistics
ConocoPhillips - Making logistical efficiency improvements
ConocoPhillips - Tackling the unique challenges of decommissioning in a mature basin in a cost competitive environment
ConocoPhillips lowers cost and speeds up plugging and abandonment
Digitalisation improves efficiency of ship brokering process
PlanSea Limited- Cost reduction of UKCS marine support operations through efficient fleet scheduling
Petrofac, Faroe Petroleum and Eni Hewett collaborate to reduce logistics costs
Centrica - Rose well abandonment
Nexen - Journey to change beliefs to improve water injection rates
Shell - Facility Risk Review
Shell - Hand held infra-red scanner for piping and structural replacements
Time and cost of internal tank inspections lowered by Cyberhawk
Shell - Optimum frequency to perform well integrity tests
BP - Improving offshore efficiency through continuous improvement workshops with key offshore contractors
BP - Reducing costs of hired equipment offshore
WorleyParsons- Track and Trace
BG Group - launches efficiency drive by reducing ‘dead’ time and empowering workforce
BP reduces costs by improving inventory management
ConocoPhillips - sharing in the supply chain
Reliability improvement plans to improve BP’s plant efficiency
The role of the QC
TOTAL - Clarity and visibility improve efficiency
Chevron - achieving smarter well operations
Chevron - Marine logistics
Chevron takes a new approach to organising its marine logistics
Integrating operations improves offshore efficiency and reduces costs at ConocoPhillips
Chevron Upstream Europe achieves smarter well operations
Advanced Industrial Solutions makes steps towards reducing the cost of training offshore workers
Advanced Industrial Solutions makes steps towards reducing the cost of training offshore workers
BP - Teaming up with fellow operator to unlock UKCS resources
TOTAL - action to improve productivity of offshore field operations
TOTAL takes bold action to improve productivity of offshore field operations
WorleyParsons and BG Group deliver industry first
Centrica - Unlocking the Portfolio: Hackathon
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