Annually UKCS operators submit their technology plans to the OGA. These highlight their strategy for the development and/or deployment of existing, new and emerging technologies to their optimum effect for the benefit of its assets.
The plans help to identify potential technology gaps, providing operators and the OGA with visibility of technology needs that, if addressed, would support the MER UK objectives. Hence, a technology plan assists operators to identify technology solutions across its asset base and helps determine how best to deploy such technologies and collaborate with other companies.
The Technology Insights publication provides a summary of this information and the broader technology landscape. The first publication was in April 2018 with the second scheduled for release during Q1 2019.