Supply Chain Action Plans (SCAPs)

As of January 2018, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) introduced new measures to ensure operators work appropriately with the supply chain and derive maximum value from project activity.

Supply Chain Action Plans (SCAPs) were initiated whereby operators are required to develop effective action plans in respect of all new projects including decommissioning activities.

Guidance, entitled ‘Supply Chain Action Plan Guidance, is available to help operators to structure and submit their plans.

The purpose of SCAPs is to assist operators in demonstrating their contract strategies and concepts are comprehensive and well-positioned to deliver ‘best value’ in accordance with their Field Development Plan (FDP) or Decommissioning Programme (DP).

The concept of SCAPs was established some years ago in other sectors and proved successful in driving enhanced value and collaborative behaviours into new projects.

Revitalising exploration and ensuring economy recovery of the UKCS is dependent on having a competitive and competent supply chain, which can operate efficiently and innovatively to deliver the services and technologies required to unlock the full potential of the basin.

A series of workshops were held with industry in 2019 and following these sessions SCAP templates have been created and the current guidelines are being updated with these being published on this website in Q1 2020.  In the first instance please contact Chris Diggle who will be able to provide any and all guidance and assistance.

In June 2021 Stewardship expectation 12 was published which outlines the ways in which companies should collaborate with their supply chain contractors.