Subsea UK to encourage collaboration and innovation at Bristol oil and gas roadshow

Neil Gordon
Neil Gordon

Aberdeen-based Subsea UK is taking a ‘roadshow’ event to oil and gas supply chain companies in south west England to help them identify new business opportunities in the £9 billion sector.

Around 40 businesses in the region are involved in the subsea sector which is focused on underwater activity in relation to oil & gas, defence, oceanology and marine renewables.

The event is being held in Bristol later this month

Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK said: “Collaboration and driving efficiencies through new technology are critical if the sector is to thrive against the challenges of a low commodity price.

“Oil and gas is the largest market for subsea companies and the sector must rise to the challenge of developing new solutions that will increase production and recovery of hydrocarbon reserves at lower cost.

Meanwhile,  The Underwater Centre – which is based at Fort William – has added the FMC Schilling TITAN 4 syllabus to its current ROV training suite. 

The FMC Schilling Manipulator was donated to the Centre by Fugro and upgraded by FMC Schilling Robotics to TITAN 4-class, which represents the industry standard for position controlled manipulator operations used in work class ROV applications.


New 3-D scanner aims to bring better rock core imaging to oil and gas sector

A new 3-D magnetic resonance imaging tool is being introduced to the oil and gas sector for high resolution rock core imaging. 

Traditionally, rock core analysis is an exercise in providing measured data, but equipment limitations can result in final analysis that involves using theories to understand what is happening at the pore level. 

The new ImaCore 3017 tool will virtually remove these resolution limitations by allowing customers to bolster the theoretical with actual images of all the fluid present in the rock core sample, and thus the pore network. Three orders for this system have already been placed within the oil and gas sector.

MR Solutions, of Guildford and Green Imaging Technologies, based in New Brunswick, Canada, have combined technologies to bring a complete rock core imaging solution to the sector.

MR Solutions’ technology, including the latest 3D imaging pulse sequences, is combined with Green Imaging’s software products to provide an easy to use interface. 

This provides workflow management, easy calibration, system monitoring and end results matching the industry’s best practices for rock core analysis. The ImaCore system allows oil and gas sector customers to understand the complex mechanisms and processes happening within rock core samples and interpolate that understanding across entire reservoirs.


MBA launch new ‘anywhere, anytime’ 9DI training

Aberdeen-based Maggie Braid Associates has launched its SQA 9DI Blended Learning product which means – for the first time – it is now possible to undertake the SQA ‘Assess Competence in the Workplace using Direct and Indirect methods’ training – otherwise known as 9DI – from any location, at any time.

A number of international oil and gas operators are already taking advantage of this globally accessible, individually paced, highly effective method of training, enabling their people to become Assessors in the workplace for a fraction of the usual cost.

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