This year’s survey has been enhanced based on feedback from Operators and Licensees. A detailed report of the changes can be found below and was updated on 17/09/2020
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 – with some requiring clarification comments to try and reduce the correction requests returned.
- Master data (wells, fields, etc) continues to be improved, but still comes with a request for Operator review prior to Survey Launch.
- Improvements to the WONS system has allowed the reduction of data input into the Wells section of the survey by up to a 1/3.
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 2020 launch.
The requests in the UKCS Stewardship Survey are linked to the obligations set out in the Strategy. Areas covered by the survey include:
- Licensing/Exploration and Appraisal
- Reserves & Resources
- Operator activities, including production and costs
- Production Efficiency
- Supply Chain
The 2020 UKCS Stewardship Survey will launch on 30th October 2020 and closes on 26th February 2021. Please Note: As in previous years the Activity section will close on 15th January 2021, This section closes earlier than the rest of the Survey so that up-to-date data can be used to inform the OGA’s estimates and projections of expenditure and production which it provides to the Office for Budget Responsibility ahead of the Spring Statement.
OGA Stewardship Survey 2020 Supporting Documentation
OGA Stewardship Survey Changes 2020Download PDF | 275KB
OGA Stewardship Survey User GuideDownload PDF | 760KB
Technology Guidance NotesDownload PDF | 765KB
Production Efficiency Guidance NotesDownload PDF | 2054KB
Decommissioning Guidance NotesDownload PDF | 1443KB
Activity Section Guidance NotesDownload PDF | 1253KB
Supply Chain Guidance NotesDownload PDF | 323KB
OGA Production Efficiency survey - Hub Operators Data Request TemplateDownload XLSX | 50KB
Licensing Section Guidance NotesDownload PDF | 685KB
Exploration and Appraisal Guidance NotesDownload PDF | 284KB
Reserves and Resources Guidance NotesDownload PDF | 494KB
Wells Guidance NotesDownload PDF | 793KB
OGA Stewardship Survey historic supporting documentation
OGA Stewardship Survey Changes 2019Download PDF | 537KB
2016 Production Efficiency Exercise Query RegisterDownload PDF | 416KB
OGA Stewardship Survey Changes 2018Download PDF | 364KB
OGA Stewardship Survey Changes 2017Download PDF | 567KB
2017 Annual Stewardship survey - Training and awareness sessions presentationDownload PDF | 330KB