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Welcome to Oil & Gas UK’s Efficiency Hub, the 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. Across the UKCS, organisations have been researching and developing best practice, running continuous improvement programmes, and encouraging cultural change, with an eye on the ultimate prize of a stronger, more fit for purpose industry, whatever the oil price.

The Efficiency Hub is here to help promote this work, raising awareness of pan-industry projects, and to quantify the results. You’ll find information on the industry’s Efficiency Task Force, news and case studies from companies across the UKCS, and industry initiatives carried out by government and non-government bodies.

Click the panels below to navigate through the Efficiency Hub

Efficiency Task Force
Efficiency tools
How you can help
Industry's impact
Industry initiatives
Share case studies & challenges
Why efficiency matters

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
Business Outlook
Inventory Management Tools
Maersk Oil - Optimising to remove risk: 80 per cent cost saving on inspection of flexible hoses
Bibby Offshore - logistics case study: unlocking subsea productivity
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
About the ETF
Simplification of Engineered Products Tools
SETS - Applying subsea standardisation principles to conductor repair
Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) - MER Strategy
The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC)
ECITB Project Collaboration Toolkit
Scottish Enterprise - Knowledge Hub
Efficiency Accumulator
Case for Change
Host a Roadshow
Join a Work Group
Cultural Change Tools
Tendering Efficiency Tools
Logistics Tools
Compression System Tools
Maintenance Tools
Subsea Standardisation Tools
Submit an efficiency case study
Halliburton - Vendor Managed Inventory
Subsea Standardisation
Cultural Change
Inventory Management
Logistics Cluster Approach
Tendering Efficiency
Simplification of Engineered Products
Get Involved
Nexen - EPC/operator collaboration successfully changes out single point failure equipment on Buzzard
Nexen - System Scaffold reduces risk of Confined Space Entry (CSE)
Nexen - Innovative lance cleaning system washes gas cooler exchanger tubes in-situ
Chevron and core supplier Schlumberger collaborate to save millions of pounds on Alder
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 - Significant cost reduction with virtual metering
Wood Group- Alternative access solutions
Wood Group - Enhanced decision making in offshore drilling
Wood Group - Innovation to improve flange management when decommissioning
Wood Group- Maintenance challenge for late life asset management
Perenco - Bringing out of use pipelines back into use
WorleyParsons- Emissions Compiler is a secure, auditable and simple way to reduce the burden of emissions legislation
Simply Joined Consulting Limited - Supply Chain Health-check
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
Chevron - Joint venture collaboration reduces clair turnaround (TAR) duration
Centrica - Chestnut scale squeeze journey
ConocoPhillips - Tackling the unique challenges of decommissioning in a mature basin in a cost competitive environment
ConocoPhillips - Collaboration is key for marine logistics
ConocoPhillips - Making logistical efficiency improvements
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
Shell - Hand held infra-red scanner for piping and structural replacements
Nexen - Journey to change beliefs to improve water injection rates
Shell - Facility Risk Review
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
ConocoPhillips - sharing in the supply chain
The role of the QC
TOTAL - Clarity and visibility improve efficiency
Reliability improvement plans to improve BP’s plant efficiency
BP reduces costs by improving inventory management
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
TOTAL - action to improve productivity of offshore field operations
BP - Teaming up with fellow operator to unlock UKCS resources
Advanced Industrial Solutions makes steps towards reducing the cost of training offshore workers
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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