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The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (Aberdeen)

• The Oil & Gas Technology Centre is a not-for-profit, industry-led, technology research and development organisation based in Aberdeen.
• The Oil & Gas Technology Centre was established in October 2016 with £180 million funding as part of the Aberdeen City Region Deal.
• The Deal is a long-term improvement programme to enhance growth, competitiveness, connectivity, infrastructure, housing and employment into an already successful regional economy.
• The Deal is supported by the Scottish Government, UK Government, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Opportunity North East.
• An additional £174.1 million has to be generated in matched funding from industry, university or others as part of the Centre's long-term funding, which can be both cash and in-kind.

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The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (Aberdeen) Latest News

TechX Pioneers break new ground in oil and gas
• Pioneer programme tailored to solve oil and gas industry challenges • First seed funding of £25,000 received, and up to £75,000 still available • Start-up programme to set Pioneers up for success and future investment
06 Jul 2018

Unlocking the big prize in UK 'small pools'
• 'Plug and play' projects are part of the Centre's 'Tieback of the Future' initiative • Four projects selected from 29 'Call for Ideas' submissions • New Small Pools call on smart communications subsea launches in April
01 May 2018

TechX accelerator announces first Pioneers
• First cohort of TechX Pioneer technology accelerator programme selected • 10 tech start-ups will receive up to £100,000 funding • Additional funding and follow-on 12-month incubator on offer to Pioneers that base operations in North East Scotland
17 Apr 2018

Centre of Excellence aims to transform decommissioning
• The Oil & Gas Technology Centre and University of Aberdeen in partnership • £-multi million venture to be based at Oceanlab facility • Looking to partner with companies to drive a step change in performance
17 Apr 2018

Autonomous offshore robot a world-first
• Project will develop and trial autonomous robot on Shetland Gas Plant prior to heading to the Alwyn platform offshore • The design is based on the winning robot from Total's ARGOS challenge • Robotics will improve safety, demonstrate autonomous operational inspection and reduce costs
17 Apr 2018

Developing the next generation of robotics for oil and gas
• Robotics projects announced with both Sonomatic and University of Strathclyde • Technologies focus on reducing cost and improving safety of vessel inspection • Next Asset Integrity 'Call for Ideas' seeks corrosion under insulation solutions
13 Mar 2018

Tech start-ups vying to be a TechX Pioneer
• 16 start-ups invited to pitch for place on Pioneer programme • Successful organisations will start intense 16-week accelerator in June • Opportunity to join follow on 12-month incubator and additional funding
13 Mar 2018

Tech20 events to inspire a culture of innovation
• Tech20 series will give engaging insights into a technology, theme or business area • First weekly event took place on 23 February • Places at Tech20 events can be booked online at
02 Mar 2018

OGTC celebrates first year with £37 million co-invested
• £37 million co-invested to develop and deploy new technology • 200 start-ups and SMEs compete for TechX funding and support • Machine learning ideas could help unlock untapped reserves
02 Mar 2018

Technology Centre to tackle key challenges and invest millions
• Centre to launch 10 'Calls for Ideas' in 2018 • The Calls address key challenges identified by industry • Call for Ideas to reduce the cost of well delivery could help unlock 5 billion barrels • 2018 calendar and three calls currently live at
15 Feb 2018

TechX accelerator takes off with global interest
• 75+ start-ups and SMEs from 17 countries, across five continents, have applied so far • Application process for Pioneer start-up accelerator closes on 7 February • Pioneer programme provides game-changing funding, with up to £100,000 available
30 Jan 2018

£1.3 million invested in transformational well plugging and abandonment ideas
• 48 ideas submitted for 'Call for Ideas' and four selected for investment • Projects to help drive 35% reduction in decommissioning costs • BiSN, Strathclyde University, Heriot-Watt University, Baker Hughes, a GE company selected • Next Well Construction Call for Ideas launches later this month
30 Jan 2018


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