Oil and Gas Innovation Centre supports the 2015 UK Shale Energy conference

Hector Grant
Hector Grant

The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) has voiced its support for the upcoming UK Shale Conference in Glasgow later this month.

The subject of Shale Energy is a hotly contested issue among industry peers and the public, with “fracking” being at the centre of it.

Hosting the conference is the Scottish Energy Association (SEA), which is holding this event to facilitate debate for both sides on what is becoming an increasingly important issue within the energy industry

Taking place at the University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre on 25 September 2015, this promises to be a key event within the energy industry calendar.

OGIC connects oil and gas supply chain companies with new ideas to the research expertise, facilities and equipment within Scotland’s Universities.  

By connecting industry and academia effectively and funding up to 50% of any university input to an innovation project, OGIC offers companies a rapid route to problem solving and the acceleration of new technology development.  

Ian Phillips, Chief Executive of OGIC, said: “OGIC’s involvement in the UK Shale Conference reflects the opportunity that we see for innovation in shale.  

The shale industry in the UK remains in its infancy, and will require geological and engineering expertise as well as investment and protection of the environment.  Shale is an area where we see strong potential for new ideas and new technology.”

Meanwhile, UK Energy Minister Amber Rudd has highlighted to MPs on the Westminster Energy Committee the legislative framework that will support safe shale energy operations. 

She said: “During the Energy committee I was asked about the future contribution of shale gas to the UK energy mix. In my response I stated that experts in the field – the Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society – are confident that we have a secure and safe regulatory system in this country.”

Hector Grant, Chief Executive of Scottish Energy Association® commented: “We are delighted to welcome OGIC’s support for the UK Shale Conference which provides a platform for learning, discussing and debating the topic so that we can fully explore it and be better informed.”

For more information on how to book tickets, visit the website

See also: Shale and Safety: get the fracking facts right from the Royal Society of Edinburghhttp://goo.gl/BMO6Xp

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