OGA Urging Industry to Increase Pace of Collaboration

The UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is urging the industry to increase the pace at which licensees develop a culture of collaboration both internally and externally.

In an effort to aid such behaviour, the OGA has published its Collaborative Behaviour Quantification Tool (CBQT) with supporting guidance. Developed with industry to provide an assessment of collaborative behaviors, it covers areas such as; negotiations, ability to learn and share experiences and constructive and flexible attitudes to change.

“Over the last two years, we have seen many positive examples of collaboration between companies leading to solutions to long-running issues. Significant value has been created as a result, however, there remains more to do if we are to maximize value from the UK’s considerable remaining hydrocarbon resources,” Andy Samuel, OGA chief executive, said in a government statement.

Following a successful pilot with Chevron North Sea Limited (CNSL) in Q4 2016, CBQT will now be undertaken by operators and the OGA every two years, starting in 2017. Under CBQT, operators may be requested by the OGA to submit an improvement plan within six months of the review which will focus on improvement of collaboration behaviours.

In addition, the OGA has been supporting the Oil & Gas UK Commercial Behaviours Work Group, (now known as the Commercial Managers’ Forum), which brings Commercial Managers from E&P companies together from across the industry to provide leadership for developing and embedding collaborative commercial behaviours.



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