The Kibosh Rapid Pipe Repair clamp was initially developed for domestic use and offers a quick and effective means of repairing a leaking pipe and accommodating leaking pipe fittings. Seeing an opportunity to adapt the clamp for use in the oil and gas sector, and thereby reduce downtime from loss of containment, Kibosh approached OGIC for helping in finding an academic partner.
We have now published our case studies Flip Book, showcasing numerous examples of companies collaborating with Scottish Universities, alongside OGIC support, to complete innovative projects.OGIC Case Studies
Tubular Sciences Ltd is working on new technology for connecting metal-to-metal pipelines. By developing a patented, non-threaded, non-welded connector, the Aberdeen-based microbusiness is planning to offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional welded jointing methods.
Established in 1898, Scottish engineering company MacTaggart, Scott & Co. Ltd. (MTS) has a long history of innovation. Its product range includes hydraulic power units for submarines; these generally use the company’s Quiet Radial Piston pump (QRP), which can run for more than 60,000 hours and withstand significant sea water contamination.
Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research UK (VBPR) specialises in research and consultancy in volcanic basins and associated petroleum prospectivity challenges. With OGIC support, it worked with the University of Aberdeen on a project to apply resonance enhanced drilling to coring.
Blue Gentoo focuses on helping operators and developers of oil and gas fields to manage hydrate risks. OGIC supported it to work with researchers at the University of Aberdeen’s School of Natural & Computing Sciences to develop its Integrated Hydrate Platform solution.
Resolute Energy Solutions is developing new solutions for plugging & abandonment (P&A) and well integrity. It has a project to deploy a swellable granular subsurface seal; this could potentially be used in drilling and production stages, as well as in well integrity and abandonment.
With OGIC support, CorrosionRADAR is pioneering a novel Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) monitoring technology for oil and gas and several other industries, in collaboration with the Condition Monitoring Research group at RGU
Phoenix RDS is a specialist upstream oil and gas subsurface consultancy, which develops and delivers optimised reservoir solutions for the full life cycle of oil and gas developments. One novel project it wanted to develop was the potential to improve Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) outcomes by optimising and managing polymer floods using improved Flow Control Devices (FCDs).