Xi Engineering’s wind energy experience, combined with client input, identified a potential solution to a related issue within oil and gas. Namely, flow induced main line vibrations causing high cycle fatigue in small bore pipe connections and cantilever valves. Ageing assets can exacerbate the issue due to changing flow rates and previous fatigue exposure. This vibration has the potential to result in fatigue failure and containment loss of hydrocarbons. Xi needed to test APD effectiveness below 40Hz to prove the concept for application on small bore pipework. Xi Engineering engaged with OGIC to prove the concept and selected Robert Gordon University as its 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
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 Project Case Study: Xodus Group with University of Dundee Analysis methods and design guidance for the removal of subsea structures Xodus Group offers engineering and advisory support for oil and gas upstream operators and renewable energy developers worldwide. Recognising the need to develop new processes and technology for the emerging decommissioning market, Xodus sought to … Continued
OGIC are delighted to be funding the Nikon XT H 225/320 LC system x-ray microtomography in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow. To learn more about this system click here, and here. To enquire about using it please contact Alice Macente on: email@example.com
Cognitive Geology engaged with OGIC and selected the University of Strathclyde as its academic partner.
Supported by OGIC and working with Heriot-Watt University’s Ocean Systems Lab (OSL) Hydrason is developing two low-frequency (LF) variants of its Wideband Sonar (WBS) system.
Cadherent, specialise in delivering engineering design, draughting, 3D laser survey and multi-media including visualisation/animation predominantly for the international oil and gas industry.
Blueshift engaged with OGIC to support the development of the Polymer Aerogel Blanket, and selected the University of Strathclyde as its academic partner.