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

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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).

Tendeka is a leading provider of completions systems and services to the upstream oil and gas industry. It identified an opportunity to perform a computational investigation of the performance of the Autonomous Inflow Control Device (AICD), which is used as a valve for oil production applications.

TechnipFMC is a global leader in subsea, onshore/offshore and surface projects. Identifying the need to develop a method of suspending the umbilical in the water column and transferring the weight, TechnipFMC approached OGIC and partnered with the University of Aberdeen to undertake concept design, detailed design, prototype manufacture and testing of their load bearing connector.