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.

Cavitas Energy engaged with OGIC and the University of Strathclyde to develop a downhole deployable device that will produce heated fluid or steam within the wellbore of injection wells, or could be used as a bypass fluid heater in production wells. The device has enhanced oil recovery applications in primarily heavy oil environments. As downhole Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) devices utilizing mechanical heating mechanisms are not currently offered within the market, this technology is a unique offering and fits neatly into the oil industry’s requirement for technology innovation.

OGIC Project Case Study: Xodus Group with University of Dundee Analysis methods and design guidance for the removal of subsea structures   Xodus Group offers engineering and advisory support for oil and gas upstream operators and renewable energy developers worldwide. Recognising the need to develop new processes and technology for the emerging decommissioning market, Xodus sought to … Continued

            OGIC are delighted to be funding the Nikon XT H 225/320 LC system x-ray microtomography in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow. To learn more about this system click here To enquire about using it please contact Nicolas Beaudoin on: nicolas.beaudoin@strath.ac.uk 

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