An innovative survey of five crucial issues affecting the North Sea’s future is to be conducted during ONS by international engineering, technical and business services organisation Lloyd's Register (LR) Energy and global-leading energy services company, LR Senergy.

The key issues, which were borne out of an oil and gas executive dinner that the companies recently held in Aberdeen, include knowledge shortage, decommissioning, supply chain, operating costs and technology.  

LR Energy and LR Senergy – which are co-exhibiting for the first time since the two major industry players announced at Offshore Europe 2013 that they had joined forces – are to invite visitors to their joint ONS stand to share their views and suggestions on the challenges faced. The results will then be fed into a corresponding online Collaboration is Key campaign which will run for two weeks after Norway’s flagship energy conference before being analysed and published.

Claus Myllerup, senior vice president energy technology at LR Energy, which is part of the LR Group, said: “These issues have been debated and reviewed but through our survey, we aim to engage with the wider global industry and, together with LR Energy, use the findings to shape a collaborative overview and informed industry voice.”

James McCallum, chief executive officer at LR Senergy, said: “We hope the campaign will be a catalyst for ongoing industry engagement which produces constructive and tangible results. Through attracting people at all levels and across all sectors in the industry from around the world, ONS provides an ideal platform to do this and we would encourage people to participate.”