Oil technology conference to focus on cutting N. Sea operator costs


Dr Patrick O'Brien
Dr Patrick O’Brien

The Industry Technology Facilitator is holding a Technology Showcase in Aberdeen to focus on innovation which will reduce costs and improve efficiency.

The conference and exhibition in March will articulate and discuss current technology challenges for the North Sea oil and gas industry and enable technology innovators to showcase their technology.

 Senior representatives from operators and major service companies will give their views on pressing industry issues in a series of presentations about the challenges to unlocking remaining reserves and parallel interactive sessions in which operating companies and developers will highlight specific technology needs and solutions for discussion. The four key focus areas are: 

  • Drilling Efficiency, Well Intervention and Abandonment
  • Efficient Water Injection, Handling and Processing
  • Better Imaging, Targeting & Recovering our Reserves
  • Digital Monitoring, Robotics and Autonomous Systems

 Dr Patrick O’Brien, Chief Executive, Industry Technology Facilitator, said: “We look forward to welcoming developers and key figures in the industry and discussing how we can collaborate and develop technology to drive down costs and increase efficiency in the sector. Innovation is crucial for the industry but without support it can prove to be too much of a risk for smaller companies to tackle.

Paul White, Director of Subsea Technology, GE Oil & Gas, commented: “The ITF Technology Showcase has a proven track record of bringing together a broad range of industry stakeholders as well as technology developers and technology users. It is an excellent platform for dialogue and the exchange of ideas on some of the most important topics currently influencing our industry.”

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