Businesses can apply for a share of £2 million for studies into surface engineering and coating technologies for high-value manufacturing. Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million in innovative business studies into new surface engineering and coating technologies that will help the UK to lead the way in advanced manufacturing. The competition covers … Continued - Read More

US defence giant Lockheed Martin has been commissioned to investigate how technology developed at NASA can unlock £1billion of savings in maintaining aging oil and gas assets. The firm, which is the largest supplier to the Pentagon, will conduct a technology landscaping study looking at advances in process vessel inspection and managing corrosion under insulation (CUI). - Read More

Mission Christmas

OGIC employees took part in Christmas Jumper Day for Northsound 1’s Cash for Kids at Aberdeen Innovation Park today with an array of festive attire. We were also joined by staff at Absoft, AUPEC, Mother Technologies and Perigon help raise money for the local cause. - Read More

OGIC's Ian Phillips was interviewed on the BBC regarding the Asset Integrity project led by Total Exploration and Production UK and Amec Foster Wheeler. - Read More

A new drive to reduce costs in the North Sea oil and gas industry is expected to unlock up to £1billion in additional revenue through improved production efficiency and cost savings. It is led by operator Total Exploration and Production UK and engineering giant Amec Foster Wheeler (AFW). - Read More

Technology which could significantly reduce the cost of evaluating subsea hydrocarbon deposits is to be developed at Glasgow University in collaboration with Badger Explorer and the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC). The Badger Explorer technology has been developed with the backing of a number of major operating companies including Chevron, CNPC, ExxonMobil, Shell, Statoil and Wintershall. - Read More

Further signifying the increasing awareness of UKCS decommissioning, Decom North Sea (DNS), the representative body for the offshore decommissioning industry, and OGIC have announced a collaborative memorandum of understanding (MOU). - Read More

OGIC, SPE Aberdeen and ITF jointly hosted a workshop attended by over 40 representatives from industry and academia on 25th August 2015. The purpose was to develop ideas for addressing the specific challenge of evaluating well integrity without a drilling rig and prior to well abandonment. The workshop was the first in a series referred to as “The Technology Catalyst”. - Read More

OGIC's Ernie Lamza was interviewed by Elaine Maslin of Offshore Engineer about his early career, his new role and the part technology has to play in the oil and gas industry. - Read More

Two Robert Gordon University (RGU) graduates have set up their own company specialising in developing innovative underwater products for the energy industry. Ben Grant (30), who studied electrical and electronic engineering and Alastair McLennan-Murray (31), an artificial intelligence and robotics graduate, set up Impact Subsea in February and are relishing the challenge of running their … Continued - Read More

Venturefest Scotland

Venturefest was designed to help connect Scotland’s entrepreneurs and innovators, accelerating business growth and building links between Scotland’s SME community and investors, innovators, entrepreneurs and academics at home and abroad.   OGIC’s Ernie Lamza attended the event which took place on the 9th September at the Glasgow Science Centre- pictured.     Click here to view … Continued - Read More

The Future of North Sea Oil & Gas brings together oil majors, E&P companies, supply chain, investors and government for a timely discussion on revitalising exploration and production within the UKCS. With the North Sea oil and gas industry undergoing a period of rapid change following the oil price collapse, improving production and cost efficiency … Continued - Read More

Industry heavweights Melfort Campbell and Martin Jones have been appointed to strengthen the board of the National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI). They will help the Aberdeenshire-based NSRI deliver its aim of bringing new technology to market that will reduce costs and deliver efficiencies and help the UK subsea sector maintain its world-leading position. The NSRI … Continued - Read More

OGIC are delighted to be the 2016 Innovator Award sponsor at the Offshore Achievement Awards. The Innovator Award continues to be a hugely popular category which recognises technological innovations in the industry which contribute to reducing costs, increasing reliability, maximising recovery of hydrocarbon reserves and/or improving the capture of renewable energy. - Read More

Included within the Dowling Review of Business-University Research Collaborations, published July 2015, is an interesting diagram highlighting where OGIC fit into the innovative landscape.     Click here to view the diagram. To view the whole report click here       - Read More

“A new Masters degree which will drive innovation in the oil and gas industry has been launched in a joint programme with the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre and seven Scottish universities.” Click here to view the full article   - Read More

MSc Oil and Gas Innovation

“Encouraging Innovation in the Oil and Gas Industry”   With first intake in September 2016, OGIC’s innovative project led degree programme will equip graduates with the expertise required to develop innovative solutions to challenges faced in the oil and gas sector. Co-ordinated by the University of Aberdeen, this MSc will provide graduates with the aptitude to generate … Continued - Read More

Energy industry to benefit from new high value manufacturing and materials expertise In conjunction with the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult, OGIC have established an agreement to host a HVM Catapult representative in our office, located in Aberdeen. - Read More

The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) has voiced its support for the upcoming UK Shale Conference in Glasgow. The conference will take place on 25th September 2015 at the University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre, with the purpose of generating a debate on the hot topic of Shale Energy. - Read More


  OGIC support innovation in the oil and gas industry. To find out more view our latest Brochure          - Read More

Technology Catalyst

On 25th August, OGIC, ITF & SPE Aberdeen co-hosted a 'Technology Catalyst' event to generate potential solutions for cost-effectively abandoning a well and establishing the well integrity status. - Read More

The UK’s excellent science base supports companies across industrial sectors to innovate, bringing broad benefits for society and supporting economic growth. Today, the Society is publishing six case studies about businesses using science in the UK. The UK has created a world-leading research base, which provides the foundation for new ideas and discoveries, fuelling economic … Continued - Read More

Scottish Development International (SDI) interview OGIC project manager Mhairi Begg and discuss our progress to-date, the first completed project with Hydrasun, and how the project process works - from choosing a university partner to the time-scale involved. - Read More

Protecting intellectual property (IP) remains one of the most challenging areas for SMEs in the oil and gas sector.   No matter how innovative your technology development is, you will not realise its economic benefit if you have not protected your rights to commercialise it. With a focus on maximising economic recovery in the North … Continued - Read More

Many thanks to all who attended our Demystifying Intellectual Property seminar. The session provided a lot of useful information on the intricate area of Intellectual Property. HGF outlined the topic and how to develop your company’s IP Strategy; Keltie used client/IP advisor role-plays to demonstrate how to manage your IP and your relationship with your patent attorney; FTI explained the fundamentals and benefits of Patent Box; Scottish Enterprise ran through the Intellectual Asset support they offer companies; K2 presented on Shell’s approach to IP and the fundamentals for collaboration - Read More

The first project approved for funding by OGIC has been completed and saw Hydrasun working with the University of Strathclyde on the testing of an innovative well intervention solution.   Hydrasun is a leading specialist provider of integrated fluid transfer, power and control solutions to the energy, petrochemical, marine and utilities industries worldwide. The company … Continued - Read More

Our first year

Since confirmation of funding a year ago, the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) has established itself as a vital bridge between energy businesses with ideas that address pressing industry needs and the world-class research capabilities in Scotland’s universities. - Read More

Funded by the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC), this exciting new addition to Aberdeen’s existing rock mechanics and petrophysical equipment will be housed in a newly-refurbished laboratory in the Meston Building on the Old Aberdeen campus (King’s College) of the University. - Read More

OGIC at Subsea Expo 2015

On the penultimate day of Subsea Expo 2015, OGIC Chief Executive Ian Phillips was interviewed by Energy Voice as part of a panel session on how innovation can lead the way in developing new technology. Gordon Drummond, Chief Executive of the newly re-launched NSRI (National Subsea Research Initiative), Ian Phillips, Chief Executive of OGIC (Oil and Gas Innovation Centre) and Ian Reid, Chief Executive of CENSIS formed the panel. The panel discussed the opportunity for the sector to seize upon the decline in oil prices and find new ways to collaborate. - Read More

More than 40 oil and gas businesses have signed up to attend the first event to be staged by the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre and Interface, the knowledge connection for business, in Aberdeen. The wide range of government funding and tax relief potential available to support technology innovation in the oil and gas sector will be the focus for the fully-subscribed OGIC seminar in Aberdeen in late February. - Read More

In the Oil & Gas industry many businesses are creating innovative products and spending staggering amounts on developing new technologies. What many are not doing, however, is claiming the hundreds of thousands of pounds in R&D tax relief that they are entitled to. Here we look at who can claim and how to do it. … Continued - Read More

Intellectual Property or “IP” is an umbrella term for the four main rights that a company or organisation might hold and want to protect: patents, trademarks, designs and copyright.   Patents protect technical innovations provided that the innovation is new, non-obvious and capable of industrial application. Often it will be the main mechanism for protecting … Continued - Read More

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