Data & Analytics

UK Offshore Energy Data and Digital Maturity Survey Reveals Latest Trends

The 2023 Offshore Energy Digital and Data Maturity Survey report aims to deepen understanding of how organizations are applying data and digital technologies to help transform the UK energy system to achieve net zero targets.

Source: Deloitte

In 2023, Deloitte supported the Offshore Energy Digital Strategy Group (OEDSG) in developing a new survey, exploring the maturity in the UK Offshore Energy sector, building on the findings of a baseline study conducted in 2020. The 2023 survey reflects the growing energy mix in the region, with insights from renewable providers as well as oil and gas and supply chain partners.

More than 30 oil, gas and renewable operator companies contributed to the 2023 Offshore Energy Digital and Data Maturity Survey with input also provided by technology developers and supply chain companies supporting diverse offshore energies.

The survey aimed to identify changes since the 2020 survey and identify further insights to support OEDSG digital and data initiatives. The OEDSG comprises of Offshore Energies UK (OEUK), Opportunity North East (ONE), Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC), Technology Leadership Board (TLB), North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA), The Crown Estate and Crown Estate Scotland.

“Data and digital technologies play a key role in driving greater collaboration and efficiency across the UK energy sector,” said Daniel Brown, OEUK’s head of data and digital. “This survey provides invaluable insight of how and where we can work together to shape and accelerate our digital efforts in support of delivering net zero.”

Findings from 2023 data reveal progress in the pace and integration of digitalization with organizations recording an 8% improvement across key metrics relating to strategy, leadership, training, and capabilities. In comparison, the survey identifies a lag in data maturity, which suggests more companies need to focus attention on developing data strategies if they are to capitalize on the opportunities ahead. There are, however, signs that companies are increasingly adopting a wider range of digital technology and data indicating this situation will improve in the future.

Feedback highlighted how increasing collaboration and coordination could enable organizations to unlock the full potential of data and digital technologies, enabling them to play a key role in accelerating the shift to cleaner energy production. It cites evidence of progress with organizations adopting data-related technologies including cloud platforms, data mesh, and data visualization tools that are enabling greater levels of collaboration.

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