Join Interface on Tuesday 21st February 2017 for The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards ceremony and showcase event. The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards aim to promote and celebrate Knowledge Exchange in Scotland encouraging more businesses to consider Scotland’s universities and research institutions as a collaborative partner to stimulate innovation and further positioning Scotland as a CAN DO nation. - Read More

            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, and here. To enquire about using it please contact Alice Macente on: alice.macente@strath.ac.uk - Read More

A group of more than 80 business leaders from companies investing in innovation, R&D and new technology attended a seminar that explored funding options and incentives for innovation in Oil & Gas and support for research and development last week. Organised by the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) and Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP … Continued - Read More

OGIC Review

We have now published our review highlighting our achievements in the three years since our launch.   OGIC – The Review 2017 Click here to download   Click here to download our 2014-2016 review     - Read More

In the current economic climate, companies are increasingly looking for ways to cut their costs. One option, where a business is eligible, is to make a claim for Research & Development ("R & D") Tax Relief. - Read More

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards aim to promote and celebrate Knowledge Exchange in Scotland encouraging more businesses to consider Scotland’s universities and research institutions as a collaborative partner to stimulate innovation and further positioning Scotland as a CAN DO nation. - Read More

The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) is investing more than £85,000 into three new technology development projects which have the potential to cut operational costs and improve efficiency in the oil and gas industry. - Read More

Technology innovation is going to play a critical role in the next chapter of oil and gas recovery from the UK continental shelf (UKCS) and in driving export growth in our UK-based supply chain. It is encouraging that there is alignment from Government, the regulator and industry on this front, as demonstrated by the launch of the Oil & Gas Authority’s Technology Strategy. - Read More

The 2017 Offshore Achievement Awards were launched on 7 September, 2016 at the Intelligent Energy conference. Following a record 30th anniversary year (in terms of both entrants and attendees) for the awards in 2016, event organisers the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen and returning principal sponsor TAQA are looking forward to hearing the success stories of both companies and individuals when entries open on 3 October. - Read More

An augmented reality system is set to be developed for use in the oil and gas industry thanks to financial backing from two Scottish innovation centres. With support from the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC), engineering design company Cadherent worked with Robert Gordon University to complete the first phase of research into the technology which will allow operators to track then identify, classify and recreate 3D models of equipment. - Read More

The chief executive of the new £180million Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) in Aberdeen revealed yesterday she had already filled a number of keys posts. Despite being in its infancy, she wants OGTC to be working on projects and spending money by the end of the year. - Read More

Rock mechanics

The University of Aberdeen has taken delivery of rock mechanics equipment that could play a major role in maximising oil and gas recovery in the North Sea and West of Shetland area. The high pressure/high temperature rock deformation apparatus, worth £500,000, has been funded by the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC), and supplied by French company Sanchez Technologies. - Read More

The “Decommissioning: Technology Innovation Platform” event will provide the opportunity to learn about new and existing technology that has cost, safety or environmental benefits and is applicable to the sector. - Read More

In the past 18 months, OGIC has supported six projects to completion and has a further 11 underway involving collaborations between companies and Scottish universities. These projects total £1 million of investment by OGIC and the companies. A further 80-plus projects are in development with a minimum of non-disclosure agreements already signed. If these projects come to fruition a further £2.5 million of investment will be made in research and development. - Read More

As a key partner in the MER UK Technology Leadership Board, the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre in Aberdeen strives to match SMEs with academic expertise to fast track solutions to the challenges facing businesses on the UK Continental Shelf. - Read More

A new all-IC website and video has recently been launched. The common aim of each and every one of Scotland’s Innovation Centres: to help businesses large and small increase the pace of innovation – and, in turn, help both our economy and our people to flourish and prosper. - Read More

OGIC have recently published two new case studies; Cadherent with Robert Gordon University and Hydrason Solutions with Heriot-Watt University. - Read More

Cadherent, specialise in delivering engineering design, draughting, 3D laser survey and multi-media including visualisation/animation predominantly for the international oil and gas industry. - Read More

  “Using the Scottish university infrastructure, human resources and research excellence as a platform for collaborations across the whole of Scotland, Innovation Centres will create sustainable and internationally ambitious open communities of university staff, research institutes, businesses and others to deliver economic growth and wider benefits for Scotland.”   Science Scotland’s 19th issue focuses on … Continued - Read More

A safe work environment is fundamental to secure engagement and efficient operations in Statoil. Time has come to challenge our methods of assessing pressure vessels. Through our Innovation challenge on Health Assessment of Insulated Pressure Vessels we seek proposals that enable us to do safer and more efficient inspections. Solutions will also contribute to reduced cost and higher regularity, thereby improving our competitiveness. - Read More

The burgeoning decommissioning sector will bring technical challenges and opportunities that the North Sea supply chain are well placed to exploit. That’s the view of the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre chief operating office Ernie Lamza, who believes technology and innovation will help companies carve out a niche in a market the could be worth anything between $50 and $100billion in decades to come. - Read More

‘The Asset Integrity Theme Landscaping Study’, which Oil & Gas UK commissioned from Lockheed Martin on behalf of the Maximising Economic Recovery for the UK Continental Shelf (MER UK) Technology Leadership Board, focuses on two key areas. These are technologies with the potential to improve the inspection of pressured systems including process vessels used to extract and produce oil and gas and, secondly, methods for more effectively managing corrosion under insulation (CUI) of onshore and offshore structures. - Read More

In the critical area of asset integrity, Oil & Gas UK commissioned Lockheed Martin on behalf of the MER UK Technology Leadership Board to complete a study to raise awareness of the array of technologies that could deliver safe and effective improvements in efficiency. - Read More

Are you IP Equipped?

IP Equip was launched in 2013 and since then over 6,000 modules have been completed, helping hundreds of businesses understand IP. The tool has four short modules which cover patents, trade marks, copyright and designs. You’ll gain access to business checklists, business guides and a document library. You will also receive an IPO certificate and CPD credit on completion. - Read More

There are an abundance of facilities throughout Scotland's Higher Education Institutions (HEI's) which are available for you to hire and make use of as part of your product development process. - Read More

A first of its kind programme has been launched to help Scottish entrepreneurs with potential to scale-up to grow their businesses with world class training from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Business School. - Read More

The head of the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre has said the challenge of getting technology into oil field remains a huge challenge, despite the benefits innovative products and techniques could offer the cash strapped industry. Chief executive Ian Phillips said an industry that sees itself as innovative, nimble and willing to take risks is, in fact, reluctant to invest in new technology and slow to implement it. - Read More

A new coalition between the UK oil and gas industry and research institutes will tap the aerospace and automotive industries for lessons on innovation, key figures in the group have told Upstream Intelligence. The Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC), Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and High Value Manufacturing Catapult announced their partnership last month. The team is based in Aberdeen and is exploring which technologies from other industries can help boost the competitiveness of oil and gas. - Read More

University Technology

University Technology is a collaboration of all of Scotland’s universities showcasing the latest technology opportunities which are available for the commercial market. They are seeking industry partners to help transform university developed technologies into commercial products and solutions. - Read More

The UK Oil and Gas MER Collaboration Conference focused on helping all parts of the supply and operating chain to share best practice and benchmark with other process industries - such as construction and automotive. - Read More

The Energy Game Changer Competition is now open. The aim of this competition is to find innovative solutions to long-standing challenges faced by the energy sector. We believe that game- changing technologies can solve these problems, either by the development of completely new ideas or through technology transfer from other sectors. We are therefore seeking proposals that are led by innovative SMEs, which can provide disruptive solutions to the challenges that are in the scope of the competition. - Read More

The Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) is to be part of a new oil and gas consortium involving the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult and the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC). - Read More

The Energy Institute (EI) is inviting individuals and organisations to enter its annual energy awards competition. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 31 May 2016. - Read More

Energy Voice has launched its latest sector research campaign aimed at uncovering industry opportunities in a low oil price environment. Dubbed Sub-$50 Oil: New Perspectives and Hidden Opportunities, the latest research survey delves into the sector’s current downcycle, examines its knock-on effects and identifies the critical gains still available regardless of Brent benchmarks. - Read More

The UK Technology Leadership Board identified Asset Integrity as a priority in the maximising economic recovery agenda for the UKCS. Championed by Total E&P UK and Amec Foster Wheeler, with support from OGIC, ITF and OGUK, this technology theme is targeting advances in process vessel inspection and managing corrosion under insulation (CUI), which could unlock £1 billion of revenue through improved production efficiency and cost saving. - Read More

OGIC were proud to sponsor the "Innovator Award", congratulations to Darcy who were this years winners. Further congratulations to Sea Energy and Step Change Engineering who were finalists in the category. - Read More

The ITF Technology Showcase is a collaborative, innovation and technology focused exhibition and conference. The 2016 showcase focused on "Technology's Role in Transforming Costs and Increasing Efficiency Now". - Read More

More than 110 members of the oil and gas community will meet in Aberdeen next week to identify new approaches to asset integrity management in the UKCS. Technology directors and technical experts from operators and service companies will come together with representatives from the nuclear sector and academics at two workshops, which are looking to unlock major production efficiencies and cost savings in the industry. The workshops are part of an initiative, led by the Technology Leadership Board (TLB), to target advances in process vessel inspection and managing corrosion under insulation (CUI). - Read More

The 2016 UK Subsea exhibition and conference attracted just under 5,000 individual delegates, many of whom visited more than once over the three days, including international delegates who flew into Europe’s oil capital from all corners of the world, including Africa, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria and the US. - Read More

A sonar company has been able to bring its technology closer to market with the backing of Heriot Watt University. Hydrason worked with the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) to gain backing from one of the 14 institutions the company works with on bringing new technology to the fore. Despite having a number of military clients, the company said they created their new sonar technology with the oil and gas sector in mind, as it was more willing to adapt new technologies. - Read More

A tie-up between the University of Strathclyde, the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) and US company Blueshift has helped accelerate the development of a new product that aims to reduce the cost of pipeline installation. - Read More

NANOSTRUC 2016

The 3rd International Conference on Structural Nano Composites NANOSTRUC brings together an international community of experts to discuss the state-of-the-art, new research results, perspectives of future developments, and innovative applications relevant to structural materials, engineering structures, nanocomposites, modelling and simulations, and their related application areas. All accepted Papers will be published in the IOP Conference … Continued - Read More

Subsea Expo 2016

Subsea Expo 2016 takes place from 3-5th February 2016 at the AECC. It is the world’s largest subsea exhibition and conference and is free to attend. OGIC have organised the 'Innovation Zone', located on Stand 11. Exhibiting on the stand will be: •OGIC •University of Aberdeen •Edinburgh Centre for Robotics •Exnics •Hydrason •Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) - Read More

The head of industry body Subsea UK has urged the oil and gas industry to take action to now to safeguard the future of the UK’s £9billion subsea sector. Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “If we don’t make changes now, if the oil price falls further, for longer, the subsea landscape will … Continued - Read More

The shortlist for the 2016 Offshore Achievement Awards, sponsored by TAQA, has been announced. With approximately 100 entries received this year, a record since the awards were re-launched in 2011 by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section. The line-up of finalists ranges from start-ups and specialist technology businesses, through to major service companies … Continued - Read More

Asset Integrity workshops

Championed by Total E&P UK and Amec Foster Wheeler, with support from OGIC, ITF and OGUK, this technology theme is targeting advances in process vessel inspection and managing corrosion under insulation (CUI), which could unlock £1 billion of revenue through improved production efficiency and cost savings. A major study, awarded to Lockheed Martin, to identify processes and technologies that can be applied to these asset integrity challenges in the oil and gas industry will report back in two separate workshop sessions on 24th and 25th February. - Read More

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