A key piece of research has been launched by OGUK to examine the pace of digitalisation across the energy sector.
The representative body is working closely with a range of partners, including the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), Opportunity North East (ONE) and the Technology Leadership Board (TLB) as part of the research.
With support from Deloitte, the joint-partners will use the first-ever UKCS Data and Digital Maturity Survey to canvas companies, organisations and individuals to assess how technology, data practices, digital strategies and innovation processes are used to develop digital ideas into scalable realities.
Commenting on the announcement, OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie said: “Smart use of data, advanced analytics and digitalisation brings greater visibility and clarity to support strategic decision-making, helping to improve North Sea competitiveness.
“The data and insights generated by the survey will give the four participating organisations invaluable insight of the sector’s digital skills and the cultural behaviours required to deliver the digital transformation we need to help realise our net-zero and lower carbon economy ambitions.”
Although the survey will be primarily distributed to members of the participating organisations, OGUK is keen to encourage feedback from companies and individuals from across the sector regardless of their role, seniority or discipline.
The survey, which is available online until the 16th of June, should take no more than 15-30 minutes to complete.
Data collected by the project is anonymised and will be shared in confidence across the four participating organisations to help shape and guide respective initiatives in support of digitalisation.
OGUK also revealed that it plans to use the survey findings during an industry workshop which is planned for September this year.
Colette Cohen OBE, Chief Executive of the OGTC, commented: “This collaboration will provide valuable insight into the current status of North Sea digitisation and help focus future investment and deployment of appropriate technologies to fully unlock the potential of the region.”
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Sir Ian Wood, KT GBE, Chair of Opportunity North East, added: “At a time of rapid acceleration in digital adoption and transformation across businesses, the output of this comprehensive, industry-wide survey will provide all partner organisations with valuable insight of the current landscape.
“The output of the survey will help shape and develop a distinctive EnergyTech proposition, designed to bring new ways of thinking and working across the energy sector and in turn catalyse demand across our region’s digital companies.”