INDUSTRY body Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) will next week reveal the results of a survey on collaboration across the sector in a bid to identity efficiencies – a move it sees as vital to extending the life of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

The Supply Chain Collaboration Survey, led by OGUK and Deloitte, examines the motives and effectiveness of partnerships between supply chain companies and operators.

It will be launched on Wednesday at an OGUK event at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Last year’s report saw the offshore oil and gas sector clear the second hurdle in embracing effective collaboration, increasing its score to 7.1 out of 10 – up from 6.6 in 2016 – on the Collaboration Index, which aims to measure collaborative practices.

Speaking ahead of the event, OGUK’s continuous improvement manager, Dr Mariesha Jaffray, said: “Collaboration was identified by the Wood Review as a fundamental behaviour in securing the successful future of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

“Our work in the pioneering Efficiency Task Force has shown that industry has embraced this approach and is already reaping the rewards of this cultural change.

“This survey provides us with a further opportunity to identify areas we can build on and improve in our efforts to maximise economic recovery from the UK Continental Shelf, and to ultimately realise Vision 2035.”