Businesses offered £1m for innovation in oil and gas

A £1 million fund is being provided to support companies that require oil and gas research and development (R&D) to be undertaken at a Scottish university. The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) and the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) are providing the cash to support innovation that could reduce costs, raise production efficiency and improve […]

Pipeline decommissioning study out this month

Research into the decommissioning of complex underwater pipeline bundles will be aired in Aberdeen later this month, helping to advise the Government on scripting suitable guidelines. The study was supported by the ITF, the technology facilitator for the global oil and gas industry, and will be led by engineering consultancy PDi. Currently, there is no […]

Oil industry searches for big brains

Oil companies are offering funding for new technology solutions and well interventions. The Industry Technology Facilitator, an organisation owned by 25 major global operators and service companies, is offering large funding projects to successful applicants. Neil Poxon, Managing Director of ITF said: “Finding new and innovative ways of drilling is a top priority of research […]

Global oil players meet to identify technology gaps

Global offshore players will meet in Aberdeen tomorrow to draw up a blueprint to meet the oil industry’s biggest technology challenges. BP, Kuwait Oil, Statoil, Total, Maersk and Tullow will be among the organisations gathering to identify technology gaps in the sector. The meeting is being convened by the ITF, a not-for-profit organisation that acts […]