Lockheed Martin to investigate how NASA can unlock £1bn from aging assetsDecember 21, 2015

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).

Mission ChristmasDecember 11, 2015

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.

First intake scheduled for September 2016December 10, 2015

The first intake for the MSc Oil and Gas Innovation is September …

Ian Phillips appointed as new SPE Aberdeen Section ChairmanDecember 3, 2015

News article regarding OGIC chief executive Ian Phillips appointment as SPE Aberdeen Section Chairman.

Asset Integrity project interviewDecember 3, 2015

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.

OGIC’s Ian Phillips elected as new SPE Aberdeen chairmanDecember 2, 2015

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section Board has elected Ian Phillips, chief executive of the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC), as its new chairman.

Total and Amec Foster Wheeler at the heart of new war on costsNovember 30, 2015

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).

Decision makers speak out on transformationNovember 24, 2015

The Business Insight forum in Aberdeen saw major figures in the industry discuss how Big Data could reshape its development. OGIC’s Ian Phillips was part of the discussion.

Badger Explorer technology in developmentNovember 5, 2015

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.

OGIC and Decom North Sea memorandum of understandingOctober 27, 2015

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).

Well Integrity Tool WorkshopOctober 20, 2015

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”.

Making an Impact – Ernie LamzaOctober 9, 2015

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.

OGIC support innovation at Offshore Achievement AwardsSeptember 17, 2015

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.

Ian Phillips interview on NorthsoundSeptember 10, 2015

OGIC’s Ian Phillips spoke to Northsound following the launch of the MSc Oil & Gas Innovation at Offshore Europe.

Coverage of MSc Oil & Gas Innovation launchSeptember 10, 2015

“A new Masters degree which will drive innovation in the oil and gas industry has been …

MSc Oil and Gas InnovationSeptember 9, 2015

“Encouraging Innovation in the Oil and Gas Industry”   With first intake in September 2016, OGIC’s innovative …

OGIC & HVMC agree collaborationSeptember 8, 2015

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.

OGIC Support for the UK Shale Conference 2015September 8, 2015

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.

Technology CatalystAugust 26, 2015

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.

SDI interview OGIC’s Mhairi BeggJuly 17, 2015

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.

Protecting Innovation in an Innovator’s MarketJune 30, 2015

Protecting intellectual property (IP) remains one of the most challenging areas for SMEs in the …

Biotechnology in Oil & Gas: the Art of the PossibleJune 30, 2015

On Thursday 25th June, OGIC and IBioIC co-hosted a workshop looking at the possible applications of biotechnology within oil & gas.

Demystifying Intellectual Property – Speaker SlidesJune 11, 2015

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

Our first yearApril 2, 2015

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.

Asset Life Extension Advances Highlighted at 2015 Technology ShowcaseApril 2, 2015

OGIC and the Innovation Centre for Sensor & Imaging Systems (CENSIS) partnered to host the innovation centre pavilion during the 2015 Technology Showcase conference and exhibition on 4 March, organised by Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF).

New HP/HT Triaxial Rock Deformation ApparatusMarch 6, 2015

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.

OGIC at Subsea Expo 2015February 13, 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.

Capacity industry audience to attend first OGIC event in AberdeenFebruary 9, 2015

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.

The Lucrative World of R&D Tax Relief ExplainedJanuary 13, 2015

In the Oil & Gas industry many businesses are creating innovative products and spending staggering …

Intellectual Property – How it Affects You.January 9, 2015

Intellectual Property or “IP” is an umbrella term for the four main rights that a …

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