What is the UKCS collaboration survey 2020?
The oil and gas industry has had an extraordinarily challenging year. The ability for suppliers and operators to support one another has been crucial. In this sixth edition of the report, produced in partnership with OGUK, we examine the impact of COVID-19 on collaborative relationships, gain an understanding of the key drivers behind collaboration and what the benefits are. In addition, we explore the adherence to OGUK’s Supply Chain Principles, internal collaboration and energy transition.
How will collaboration change as the oil and gas sector moves towards energy transition?
Our UKCS Collaboration survey 2020 explores how collaboration will change as the oil and gas sector moves towards energy transition. Graham Hollis, Deloitte UK Managing Partner for Aberdeen, provides his insights.
What words describe the findings of this year’s UKCS collaboration survey?
How does our Insight Leader Netti Farkas-Mills describe the findings of the UKCS Collaboration survey 2020?
What is collaboration? UKCS collaboration survey 2020
Collaboration in the oil and gas industry is often talked about, but what does it really mean? Graham Hollis, Deloitte UK Managing Partner for Aberdeen provides his insights on collaboration in the UKCS collaboration survey 2020.
COVID-19 impact and the Collaboration Index
The challenging operating environment created by COVID-19 led to a wide range of business reactions and behaviours in the UKCS. Overall, the headline Collaboration Index figure rose slightly to 7.1 in 2020 from 7.0 in 2019. The improvement was driven by the higher scores suppliers received from operators.Read more
Successful collaboration creates value for all
The focus on cost reduction continues to drive collaboration. In 2020, 30 per cent of respondents, up from 26 per cent in 2019, said they collaborated to reduce cost. As the industry looks at the year ahead, it’s time to consider how companies can shift focus from cost reduction, to more value-enhancing activities.Read more
Supply Chain Principles are key to recovery
Protecting the health of the supply chain will be vital for efficient delivery of projects and continuous improvement of operations. With 27 per cent of suppliers in the survey reporting that their contracts are not, or only rarely cash positive, increasing industry adherence to OGUK’s Supply Chain Principles must be prioritised.Read more
Siloed company structures and bureaucracy were identified as a barrier to collaboration last year. This year’s results show that progress has been made on internal collaboration. Approximately 90 per cent of both supplier and operator respondents said that internal collaboration exists in their companies and shared that agile, team-based, cross-functional collaboration is the norm within their organisations.Read more
Collaborating for energy transition
The right collaborative behaviours need to be demonstrated in the growing energy transition market to support the government’s net zero target. While suppliers already offer a wide range of energy transition-related services, three-quarters of operators say that operational efficiency improvements and carbon emissions management are the two main areas suppliers can help them reach their 2035 objectives.Read more
Office Senior Partner, Aberdeen
UK Oil, Gas and Chemicals Leader
Netti Farkas Mills
Energy, Resources and Industrials Senior Insight Manager