April 18, 2019

Oil & Gas UK’s Efficiency Task Force (ETF) has appointed three new members to its steering group which aims to seek out, promote and provide access to best practice across the industry whilst boosting collaboration.

Romain Chambault, director of Oilfield Equipment at Baker Hughes GE, Steve Cox, non-operated ventures director (NOV) at Chrysaor, and Colin Black, managing director of Carjon-NRG have all been recently appointed.

In just over three years since the ETF launched, it has secured transformational change in areas including business processes, standardisation and simplification, culture and behaviours industry-wide.

This year, the group will look to build on increased engagement with more ‘efficiency champions’ helping to deliver and promote projects, download guidelines, share best practice and attend company-hosted roadshows.

It will also work across the supply chain to expand opportunities – ultimately helping to achieve industry’s shared ambition, Vision 2035.

Dr Mariesha Jaffray, Oil & Gas UK’s continuous improvement manager, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Romain, Steve and Colin to the ETF steering group and know that they will each provide valuable insight and contribute to what we are trying to achieve long-term.

“The ETF acts as a catalyst bringing industry together under the common goal of improving efficiency and increasing the global competitiveness of the UKCS, by changing behaviour and communicating best practice across the sector.

“The key to our success is strong leadership from the steering group, together with support from Oil & Gas UK board members and industry efficiency champions who are engaged in ongoing activities.”

There are a variety of ways to get involved in the Efficiency Task Force, from becoming an efficiency champion to hosting a roadshow, which aims to allow businesses to share best practice and streamline ways of working.

Oil & Gas UK’s Efficiency Task Force (ETF) has appointed three new members to its steering group which aims to seek out, promote and provide access to best practice across the industry whilst boosting collaboration.

Romain Chambault, director of Oilfield Equipment at Baker Hughes GE, Steve Cox, non-operated ventures director (NOV) at Chrysaor, and Colin Black, managing director of Carjon-NRG have all been recently appointed.

In just over three years since the ETF launched, it has secured transformational change in areas including business processes, standardisation and simplification, culture and behaviours industry-wide.

This year, the group will look to build on increased engagement with more ‘efficiency champions’ helping to deliver and promote projects, download guidelines, share best practice and attend company-hosted roadshows.

It will also work across the supply chain to expand opportunities – ultimately helping to achieve industry’s shared ambition, Vision 2035.

Dr Mariesha Jaffray, Oil & Gas UK’s continuous improvement manager, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Romain, Steve and Colin to the ETF steering group and know that they will each provide valuable insight and contribute to what we are trying to achieve long-term.

“The ETF acts as a catalyst bringing industry together under the common goal of improving efficiency and increasing the global competitiveness of the UKCS, by changing behaviour and communicating best practice across the sector.

“The key to our success is strong leadership from the steering group, together with support from Oil & Gas UK board members and industry efficiency champions who are engaged in ongoing activities.”

There are a variety of ways to get involved in the ETF, from becoming an efficiency champion to hosting a roadshow, which aims to allow businesses to share best practice and streamline ways of working.

The ETF is the first of its kind for any oil and gas province, aligning with all industry initiatives efforts. It is one of the six MER UK (Maximising Economic Recovery) task forces under the MER UK Forum, bringing together government, industry, and the OGA to drive collective action on key priorities.