A two-day energy sector conference opening today in Norwich will look at how efficiency initiatives can be extended throughout the UK supply chain.
The Southern North Sea Conference and Exhibition (SNS2018) is organised by the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) with themes of collaboration, innovation and rejuvenation. The keynote speaker is Deidre Michie, Chief Executive of Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), a non-profit trade organisation representing the British offshore oil and gas industry. Its members include contractors and SMEs working in the oil and gas supply chain as well as major and independent oil companies.
An efficiency taskforce from OGUK will also be hosting drop-in sessions where firms can learn more about the resources available to them for increasing competitiveness and efficacy.
OGUK’s Continuous Improvements Manager Dr Mariesha Jaffray described 2018 as a critical year for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry in terms of improving competitiveness.
“The industry’s world-class supply chain is spread throughout the UK and we want to make sure the efficiency message is spread far and wide,” Dr Jaffray said.
“We’re focused on extending our programme of roadshows which are designed to encourage interaction and highlight how businesses can benefit from the initiatives, tools and guidance the Efficiency Task Force has developed. The events also provide an invaluable opportunity for participants to explore areas of inefficiency and identify projects that are great examples of smarter working practices.”
Dr Jeffrey went on to explain the positive impact of the initiatives, which were demonstrated by enhanced productivity, cost reductions and improved capital efficiency. She said that the primary objective for OGUK at the moment is to augment efficiency efforts in order to sustain their current momentum and build on it for the future.
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