OGTC worked with the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) on a digital transformation project which aimed to develop a data sharing, collaborative system, along with optimisation algorithms, to improve the efficiency and use of supply vessels.

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Move towards a digitally-enabled supply chain can optimise vessel efficiency, saving costs and safeguarding the environment

The transportation of equipment by vessels accounts for almost 10% of £10bn total operating costs in the UKCS. By increasing utilisation through the use of digital technology and insights from data, there is an opportunity to significantly reduce the cost of marine logistic operations.

A feasibility study was undertaken to look at potential efficiencies within the process. Key to this was determining the levers that could lead to greater vessel logistics coordination, as well as understanding the constraints that determine the number of vessel trips from harbour to offshore facilities (both static and mobile).