As announced in our letter to industry in June, we detailed significant changes to the 2018 UKCS Stewardship Survey in a Survey Change Document which was issued to industry in July 2018.  Changes are minimal, as follows:

  • All sections have enhanced guidance
  • Most sections will have enhanced QC to further enhance data quality
  • Data Disclosure Agreement has an opt-out option this year
  • Master data (wells, fields, etc) continues to be improved, but still comes with a request for Operator review prior to Survey Launch
  • Changes communicated earlier in the process to allow Operators to prepare

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 into current and forecast activity in the UKCS. It also facilitates robust economic modelling of UKCS fields and hubs, helping to build regional strategies and area plans and aids benchmarking. This approach to data collation also creates a virtuous cycle of data quality improvement over time which was our primary focus for the 2018 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 2018 UKCS Stewardship Survey launch date will be 1 November 2018, with the final date for submission being 28 February 2019, except the Activity section which will close on 18 January 2019.

OGA Stewardship Survey 2018 Supporting Documentation