Efficiency Task Force Case Studies

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The Problem Solving Network

ETF’s collaborative approach to problem-solving

Designed to be an open forum to share, discuss and find a solution to a problem, The Problem Solving Network provides an arena where the oil and gas industry can collaborate, engage with peers and promote best practice. This platform promotes the sharing of ideas and information on innovations as well as encouraging fresh and alternative approaches to help drive efficiency.

Industry Initiatives

Learn about the industry initiatives that are helping to restore the competitiveness of the UKCS.

Efficiency Tools

Tools and guidelines for companies to improve operations and produce significant efficiency gains.

Cultural Change

Implementing the work of the Efficiency Task Force  through industry-wide cultural change.

Get Involved

Be a champion! The industry needs efficiency champions to innovate, drive changem and challenge old habits.

What our Members say

Recognising the value of collaboration when tackling any immense challenge – The Problem-Solving Network can quickly partner good practice and expertise with ingenuity and opportunity. Solving problems can be a complex and lengthy process, but it is speed and simplicity that we should push for now.  This network provides a vehicle for connecting knowledge in a simple, structured and accurate way, to help quickly and clearly understand each problem and then form the foundations of a safe and cost-effective solution.

Phil SimonsVP North Sea and Canada at Subsea 7 and chair of the industry’s Efficiency Task Force

Maintaining safe and efficient operations will occasionally present challenges that teams encounter for the first time. That’s where the Problem-Solving Network plays a key role in providing a central place for questions to be asked and feedback shared by an experienced OGUK peer group often working across the global oil, gas and energy sector as well as in other industries.

Colin BlackManaging Director of Carjon-NRG Ltd and OGUK Efficiency Task Force Steering Group member

Efficiency Task Force Members

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Facts & Figures

  • Progress

    80+ companies engaged in ETF projects

  • Collaboration index

    Score increased from 6.6 in 2016 to 7.1 in 2017

  • Steering Group

    12 companies across supply chain steering the work of the ETF.

  • ETF Guidelines

    More than 650 downloads of ETF guidelines

  • Case Studies

    Comprehensive case studies library to help industry work smarter and become more competitive.

  • Continuous Improvement Network

    80+ companies involved in the Continuous Improvement Network

  • Efficiency Roadshows

    14 Efficiency roadshows held to date, engaging more than 1000 employees.

  • Efficiency Champions

    200+ efficiency champions driving change and challenging old habits.

  • Opex reduction

    Year on year opex reduction of 16% since 2014.