Our case studies Flip Book is now published. The Flip Book includes numerous examples of companies collaborating with Scottish Universities, alongside OGIC support, to complete innovative projects.
Exnics identified the need to develop a Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) to support its Hot Rings system which harnesses the heat from subsea pipelines and converts it into DC electrical power. Having approached OGIC, Exnics collaborated with Heriot-Watt University to develop a novel and bespoke TEG, integral to the Hot Rings device, with the overall aim of maximising electrical power output.
Kibosh Ltd engaged with OGIC to identify a University to undertake research on the design and application of its patented domestic pipe repair and freezing clamps for use in Oil & Gas, selecting Heriot-Watt University as their academic partner.
SDS Ltd. recognised the need for a testing programme to provide proof of concept and necessary data to build on and plan for next stage of development of their deployment vessel, engaging with OGIC to identify appropriate University expertise. The company selected the Department of Naval Architecture Ocean and Marine Engineering at the University of Strathclyde to verify their technology.
Varel engaged with OGIC and selected the University of Aberdeen as its academic partner to develop what would be a significant advance in drill bit design, offering cost benefits by reducing drilling time and maximizing bit life in exploration and development drilling.
Hydrasun is a leading specialist provider of integrated fluid transfer, power and control solutions to the Oil and Gas, renewable energy, OEM, marine and defense industries worldwide.
Hydrasun has a track record of offering a diversified range of products & services, providing customers with a suite of integrated solutions that meet all their fluid transfer, power a& control requirement.
Through customer engagement, Hydrasun identified an opportunity to develop a lighter, self-supporting flexible hose for applications such as well intervention; pipeline intervention/commissioning and emergency response. Being lighter and load bearing, the new flexible hose solution would be quicker to deploy, therefore cheaper to use. This development would offer operational, technical and commercial benefits over alternative hoses, composite pipes and coiled tubing.
The Badger Explorer is a new formation and reservoir evaluation device that drills into the subsurface without the economic and environmental risks, costs, and complexity of using a rig. The device penetrates the subsurface and buries itself, relating information about encountered formations to the surface. It features an electrically powered drilling system and carries sensors, which continuously record data and produce logs. The device also provides continuous long-term data in surveillance mode. A successful first project phase was undertaken in collaboration with both Badger Explorer ASA (now Huntly Group ASA) and ETREMA Products, Inc., who fabricated ultrasonic horns designed at the University of Glasgow for integration with their magnetostrictive transducers.
Xi Engineering’s wind energy experience, combined with client input, identified a potential solution to a related issue within oil and gas. Namely, flow induced main line vibrations causing high cycle fatigue in small bore pipe connections and cantilever valves. Ageing assets can exacerbate the issue due to changing flow rates and previous fatigue exposure. This vibration has the potential to result in fatigue failure and containment loss of hydrocarbons. Xi needed to test APD effectiveness below 40Hz to prove the concept for application on small bore pipework. Xi Engineering engaged with OGIC to prove the concept and selected Robert Gordon University as its academic partner.