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Offshore oil, gas and renewables industries join forces to launch digital and data taskforce

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Offshore oil, gas and renewables industries join forces to launch digital and data taskforce

A new offshore energy taskforce is launching on Tuesday 21st September, aiming to create a digital & data strategy spanning oil, gas and renewables. - catapult

The Offshore Energy Digital and Data Strategy taskforce is being launched by the Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC), OGUK, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). It will be run by  Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) and Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult.

With that challenge in mind, digital and data are the biggest enablers of efforts to decarbonise the UK energy system and the offshore energy sector recognises the need to grasp the opportunity with both hands.

Simon Pearson, Digital Business Leader Energy Systems Catapult

The Taskforce will bring together a range of participants – including The Crown Estate (TCE), Crown Estates Scotland (CES), the Technology Leadership Board (TLB) and Renewable UK (RUK) – to encourage a modern, digitalised and integrated sector.

The Taskforce will aim to develop an Offshore Energy Digital & Data Strategy with a clear set of recommendations and an action plan. This will facilitate greater digital collaboration, innovation and market development in offshore energy through improving data availability and transparency and help unlock new opportunities across the offshore energy sector.

Simon Pearson, Digital Business Leader Energy Systems Catapult

With a UK target of achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050, there are significant obligations on the offshore energy sector to accelerate the deployment of alternative energy vectors, such as Hydrogen and Offshore Wind, as well as Carbon Capture and Storage technologies. At the same time, the sector is continuing to reduce emissions across all existing manufacturing, construction, operational and decommissioning endeavours.

Reimagining the offshore energy sector as one integrated energy system will be essential for the UK and Scotland to achieve their net zero ambitions. Innovation, collaboration and the application of digital technologies enabled by data will be absolutely key to realising these ambitions and will require a collaborative effort across the sector.

Stephen Ashley, Head of Offshore Energy 4.0, NZTC

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