OGIC News: 2017
|OGIC’s 50th project milestone – exceeds targets with agreement of three new industry projects||December 11, 2017|
Upon signing the 50th project, OGIC has once again reached its project target ahead of schedule, and is now set to exceed this milestone with new projects currently in discussion.
|Industry Event Explores the Opportunities of the Internet of things Going Offshore||October 9, 2017|
This month, the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) and the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems (CENSIS) hosted a joint event on the Internet of Things (IoT) going offshore, which explored the potential opportunities for the industry.
|Offshore Achievement Awards 2018: OGIC Lunch and Learn||September 18, 2017|
OGIC is proud to be sponsoring the Innovator Award at the 2018 Offshore Achievement Awards (OOA). To encourage participation in the awards, OGIC, together with the OOA team, are hosting a ‘lunch and learn’ session for companies considering entering the awards.
|Removing the Risk Barrier to Technological Innovation||September 12, 2017|
The risks and uncertainties associated with bringing a new technology to market are inherently high. There is significant financial investment required to research, develop, test, and commercialise a concept, and there is the ever-present concern that the concept or idea might not work. The way in which the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) works to help companies find appropriate research expertise in the university system in Scotland and to access funding for R&D presents a real opportunity to de-risk R&D.
|The Internet of Things goes Offshore: Wireless connectivity and IoT for the Oil & Gas Sector||August 22, 2017|
In partnership with our sister Innovation Centre, CENSIS (Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems), we have created an event for oil and gas and offshore sector companies based in and around Aberdeen to introduce new and emerging sensor and imaging systems technologies that might benefit their businesses.
|OGIC surpasses 40th project milestone for innovation and technology projects within oil and gas sector||July 25, 2017|
Following the signing of three new projects, The Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) has reached its 40th project target ahead of schedule, with a total investment of over £1.3m in funding for collaborative projects with oil and gas companies and academic expertise in Scottish universities.
|Cavitas Energy with University of Strathclyde||June 27, 2017|
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 and Decom North Sea event||May 31, 2017|
OGIC and Decom North Sea are hosting a joint event on innovation funding and business/ technology funding.
|Subsea Expo 2018 – OGIC’s innovation zone||May 31, 2017|
Subsea Expo is the world’s largest subsea exhibition and conference. Following the success of the previous two years OGIC will again be hosting an innovation zone at Subsea Expo 2018, offering developers and universities a cost effective way to exhibit.
|OGIC and ITF Joint Call for technology proposals||March 23, 2017|
The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) and the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) have joined forces to fund and support the development of innovations which could reduce costs, raise production efficiency, and improve safety and environmental performance. OGIC has made £1 million available to support companies with projects that require research and development to be undertaken at a Scottish university. OGIC can fund up to 70% of these costs and ITF can potentially ‘top-up’ financial support if an innovative project engages the interest of its members.
|Oil & Gas Innovation Centre supports 31st project||March 21, 2017|
The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre has signed its thirty-first project agreement, which will see the development of a system which will allow heat from subsea pipelines to be converted to DC electrical power. The project is one of four that have recently been agreed, signalling a £230,000 investment from OGIC, and will see companies developing innovative technology with direct applications across the oil and gas industry.
|Could metal 3D printing revolutionise oil and gas manufacturing?||February 28, 2017|
The role that the industrial application of 3D printing could play in transforming the production of bespoke, high-value, low-volume manufacturing in the oil and gas industry will be the focus for an event in Aberdeen in March.
|University of Aberdeen’s School of Engineering receives boost from oil and gas industry||February 7, 2017|
The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) has helped to secure a plasma generator for the University of Aberdeen thanks to a donation from world leading energy and chemicals company Saudi Aramco, through its Aberdeen Technology Office, which specialises in upstream research and technology.
|Venture Showcase 2017||February 1, 2017|
Statoil Technology Invest will host the annual Venture Showcase on 20 April 2017 at Statoil’s Business Center in Stavanger
|Innovative technology showcased at Subsea Expo||January 31, 2017|
Innovative oil and gas technologies and the world-class research capabilities of Scottish Universities are set to be highlighted at Subsea Expo by the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC). OGIC will host companies developing new technology and two Scottish Universities with energy-related research and development strengths at its innovation zone at the event in Aberdeen this week, which is expected to attract more than 5,000 delegates over three days.
|A new era of transformative technology||January 12, 2017|
Will 2017 be the turnaround year for the upstream oil and gas industry? In terms of the industry learning to embrace innovative technology and the potential for this technology to deliver transformational operational and financial performance benefits – then I say yes!