About us

Your Innovation Partner

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre is your innovation partner – working with you to make it happen!

Our goal is to unlock the full potential of the UK North Sea, anchor the supply chain in North East Scotland and inspire a culture of innovation and transformation.


The OGTC was established in October 2016 with £180 million from the Aberdeen City Region Deal, with funding support from UK and Scottish Government, Aberdeen City and Shire Councils and Opportunity North East.  Our mission is to be the go-to technology centre for the oil and gas industry - both in the UK and internationally. Through our seven solution centres - Asset Integrity, Wells, Marginal Developments, Decommissioning, Digital Transformation, Subsurface and Net Zero (launched in September 2019) - we are working with cross-industry organisations to support technology development that will solve key industry challenges. 

Our Technology Vision 

We provide an industry-led, focused and flexible approach to deliver, accelerate, stimulate and inspire innovation.  This includes a specific focus on technology that will fix today, unlock potential and transform tomorrow for the net zero future.

So far we have co-invested over £140 million in 230 industry-led projects, developing and deploying new technologies - while creating a broader culture of innovation.  To date we have now welcomed over 21,000 people through our doors and have over 130 members!

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Transforming ideas into solutions

We partner with industry, government and academia to transform ideas into solutions. This is delivered through:


Action through technology roadmaps to achieve the full potential of the North Sea and grow the supply chain.

With nearly 1,000 technologies screened to date, 230 projects have been approved. By accelerating the commercialisation process technologies are now in place that are delivering value, increasing productivity and improving performance. 

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Projects that move the dial on key challenges and opportunities across the UKCS and beyond.

40 field trials are underway or complete, and another 50 planned - transforming tomorrow through technology. 

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Industry, governments, regulators and academia to drive technology investment and deployment.

The National Decommissioning Centre (launched in 2019 in partnership with the University of Aberdeen) and the National Subsea Centre (launching in 2020) are key in enhancing world-class research and development. 

We are horizon scanning for emerging technologies and trends, leveraging cross-sector technology. This includes harnessing academic panels for expert advice and capability, as well as developing our innovation network

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