Scottish Development International (SDI) interview OGIC project manager Mhairi Begg and discuss our progress to-date, the first completed project with Hydrasun, and how the project process works – from choosing a university partner to the time-scale involved.

Protecting intellectual property (IP) remains one of the most challenging areas for SMEs in the oil and gas sector.   No matter how innovative your technology development is, you will not realise its economic benefit if you have not protected your rights to commercialise it. With a focus on maximising economic recovery in the North … Continued

Many thanks to all who attended our
Demystifying Intellectual Property seminar.

The session provided a lot of useful information on the intricate area of Intellectual Property. HGF outlined the topic and how to develop your company’s IP Strategy; Keltie used client/IP advisor role-plays to demonstrate how to manage your IP and your relationship with your patent attorney; FTI explained the fundamentals and benefits of Patent Box; Scottish Enterprise ran through the Intellectual Asset support they offer companies; K2 presented on Shell’s approach to IP and the fundamentals for collaboration

Our first year

Since confirmation of funding a year ago, the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) has established itself as a vital bridge between energy businesses with ideas that address pressing industry needs and the world-class research capabilities in Scotland’s universities.

Funded by the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC), this exciting new addition to Aberdeen’s existing rock mechanics and petrophysical equipment will be housed in a newly-refurbished laboratory in the Meston Building on the Old Aberdeen campus (King’s College) of the University.

OGIC at Subsea Expo 2015

On the penultimate day of Subsea Expo 2015, OGIC Chief Executive Ian Phillips was interviewed by Energy Voice as part of a panel session on how innovation can lead the way in developing new technology.

Gordon Drummond, Chief Executive of the newly re-launched NSRI (National Subsea Research Initiative), Ian Phillips, Chief Executive of OGIC (Oil and Gas Innovation Centre) and Ian Reid, Chief Executive of CENSIS formed the panel. The panel discussed the opportunity for the sector to seize upon the decline in oil prices and find new ways to collaborate.