The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre has invested more than £300,000 into three new projects which have the potential to cut operational costs and improve efficiency in the oil and gas industry.
The projects will see three UK companies work with Scottish universities to develop innovative technology to solve current industry challenges and represent the latest investments by OGIC.
- Blue Gentoo will work with Aberdeen University to develop an Intelligent Hydrate Tool (IHT). The tool will automatically control MonoEthylene Glycol (MEG) injection by monitoring hydrocarbon parameters – calculating both the MEG required and any subsequent injection adjustments in real time – without routine human intervention.
- Robert Gordon University will work with Cambridge-based Corrosion RADAR Ltd, to take its new remote monitoring and analytics system to the next stage. The device has been developed to monitor corrosion in isolation using permanently mounted sensors to locate problem areas within complex pipeline networks. The company will also work with University of Strathclyde, to support its short and long-term R&D strategy.
- And Phoenix RDS will work with Heriot-Watt University to develop a flow control device specially designed for injection. The project aims to identify ways to optimise the FCD so the required pressure drop during injection is achieved with minimal degradation of the fluid’s properties. The project also includes a field trial using scaled models to confirm the validity of the design.
Last year, OGIC pledged more than £1.5 million to support 25 projects in the UK and overseas.
27 Mar 2018