Successful Oil & Gas Innovation Funding Seminar held in AberdeenDecember 8, 2016

A group of more than 80 business leaders from companies investing in innovation, R&D and …

Technology innovation: Critical to UKCS successOctober 4, 2016

The critical success factor for the UKCS is technology innovation, writes the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre’s chief executive Ian Phillips.

Decommissioning: Technology Innovation PlatformSeptember 27, 2016

Innovation’s key role in delivering operational benefits to decommissioning activities was highlighted by an event organised by the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) and Decom North Sea.

OGIC invests more than £85,000 into new projectsSeptember 27, 2016

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.

Opinion: A technology strategy for our timesSeptember 21, 2016

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.

Decommissioning technology showcase plots route through valley of deathSeptember 20, 2016

The event focused on a range of technologies, from those which are at an early stage of development and need funding, to those that are practically ready for use and just need their first client.

Augmented reality system for oil and gas industry in pipelineSeptember 20, 2016

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.

Places are still available for the OGIC supported MSc in Oil & Gas InnovationSeptember 6, 2016

Places are still available for the OGIC supported MSc in Oil & Gas Innovation. This degree can be studied full-time (one year) or part-time (two or three years) at the host universities; University of Aberdeen, University of St Andrews, Heriot-Watt University, Robert Gordon University or University of Strathclyde.

Key providers of funding for oil & gas technology developers identifiedAugust 30, 2016

OGIC marketing manager, Audrey Sheal, wrote a guest blog for Brodies which identifies key providers of funding for oil and gas technology developers.

Decommissioning: Technology Innovation PlatformAugust 1, 2016

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.

Scottish businesses addressing the oil and gas technology challengeAugust 1, 2016

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.

Decom Offshore – Innovation and Technology parallel sessionJune 21, 2016

Watch OGIC’s Chief Operating Office, Ernie Lamza, chairing the Parallel Session on Innovation and Technology at Decom Offshore 2016.

Matchmakers – Wireline article on OGICJune 13, 2016

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.

New OGIC case studiesJune 8, 2016

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

Science Scotland – Innovation Centres editionJune 3, 2016

  “Using the Scottish university infrastructure, human resources and research excellence as a platform for …

Tech Tuesday: Decommissioning will bring technical challenges… and opportunitiesMay 24, 2016

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.

Study identifies new technologies to improve asset integrityMay 24, 2016

‘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.

Asset Integrity Theme Landscaping StudyMay 23, 2016

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.

OGIC provides backing for game changing technology developmentApril 28, 2016

The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) is supporting the development of a new concept for well intervention developed by Well-SENSE Technology Ltd, a newly formed Aberdeen based company, specialising in the development of downhole technology.

The main technology challenge is aversion to riskApril 26, 2016

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.

Oil and gas to tap aerospace, auto industries for innovation lessonsApril 22, 2016

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.

The 2016 UK Oil & Gas Collaboration ConferenceApril 18, 2016

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.

North Sea oil experts to line up at Aberdeen University conferenceApril 11, 2016

OGIC Chief Executive Ian Phillips will be speaking at conference taking place at Aberdeen University on Thursday 14th April, which focusses on the challenges of extracting the North Sea’s remaining reserves.

AFRC part of new oil and gas consortiumApril 11, 2016

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).

Interview on the Xodus projectMarch 31, 2016

OGIC Project Manager, Dr Lindsay Wilson, was interviewed on STV news about the decommissioning project with Xodus and Dundee University.

Dundee University to pioneer new N. Sea decommissioning proceduresMarch 29, 2016

A new research project to find better ways of decommissioning N. Sea oil platforms is to be carried out by Dundee University on behalf of Xodus, with support from the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC).

Asset Integrity workshops outputMarch 21, 2016

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.

Offshore Achievement Awards: WinnersMarch 21, 2016

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.

ITF Technology Showcase 2016March 7, 2016

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”.

Oil and gas industry professionals target innovation in integrity managementFebruary 22, 2016

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).

Aberdeen University Gets OGIC Funding for Rock Mechanics KitFebruary 8, 2016

The principal of Aberdeen University has said its selection by Scotland’s Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) to receive £500,000 of rock mechanics equipment confirms the university’s status as a leading energy research institution.

Subsea Expo 2016: From military to oil and gas sonar technologyFebruary 5, 2016

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.

Trio to collaborate on pipeline technologyFebruary 2, 2016

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.

Subsea Expo 2016January 21, 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:
•University of Aberdeen
•Edinburgh Centre for Robotics
•Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC)

Asset Integrity workshopsJanuary 14, 2016

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.

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