This year’s survey has been enhanced based on feedback from Operators and Licensees. A detailed report of the changes to the 2019 UKCS Stewardship Survey was sent out in September.

A reminder of the main changes are listed below:

  • All sections will have reviewed guidance notes.
  • Most sections will have improved QC to further enhance data quality
  • Master data (wells, fields, etc) continues to be improved, but still  comes with a request for Operator review prior to Survey Launch.
  • We have enhanced the way data is inputted into the Technology Section
  • Basic details in WONS must be completed before the submission of the Wells section.

The UKCS Stewardship Survey created a single source of aligned, robust data. Its analysis underpins all aspects of our work. It continues to be used to inform asset stewardship reviews and provide meaningful insights of UKCS fields and hubs, helping to build regional strategies and area plans and aids benchmarking. This approach to data collection also creates a virtuous cycle of data quality improvement over time which was our primary focus for the 2019 launch.

The requests in the UKCS Stewardship Survey are linked to the obligations set out in the MER UK Strategy. Areas covered by the survey include:

  • Licensing/Exploration and Appraisal
  • Reserves & Resources
  • Operator activities, including production and costs
  • Wells
  • Production Efficiency
  • Decommissioning
  • Technology
  • Supply Chain

The 2019 UKCS Stewardship Survey launched on 1 November 2019 and closes on Friday 28 February 2020

OGA Stewardship Survey 2019 Supporting Documentation

OGA Stewardship Survey historic supporting documentation