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 help maximise economic recovery from the UK continental shelf, anchor the supply chain in the North-East of Scotland, and create a culture of innovation in the region.

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre was established in October 2016 with £180 million funding as part of the Aberdeen City Region Deal.

The Deal is a long-term improvement programme to enhance growth, competitiveness, connectivity, infrastructure, housing and employment into an already successful regional economy.

The Deal is supported by the Scottish Government, UK Government, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Opportunity North East. Click here to find out more about the Aberdeen City Region Deal.

As an industry-led research and knowledge organisation, we are backed by both the UK and Scottish governments to fund and direct projects that help to unlock the full potential of the UK North Sea. We aim to be the go-to technology centre for the oil and gas industry in the UK and internationally.

Transforming ideas into solutions

We provide an industry-led, focused and flexible approach to deliver, accelerate, stimulate and inspire innovation between industry, academia and government to help maximise economic recovery from the UK sector of the North Sea.  This is delivered through:

  • Solution Centres - that deliver innovation
  • TechX - that accelerates innovation
  • Centres of Excellence - that stimulate innovation
  • Innovation Hub - that inspires innovation

Delivering innovation

Our Solution Centres identify and co-fund projects to develop and deploy new technology in the UK North Sea. We are focused on delivering innovation in six key areas: wells, subsurface, marginal developments, asset integrity, decommissioning and digital.

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Accelerating Innovation

TechX invests in and supports smaller, ambitious technology developers to help take their new solutions to the oil and gas market – faster. With three tailored programmes – Ventures, Market Entry and Pioneers – TechX will accelerate the future of the oil and gas industry.

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Stimulating Innovation

Through Centres of Excellence, working closely with local universities, we stimulate innovation by supporting the development of high quality R&D capabilities in the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University, in partnership with oil and gas industry.

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Inspiring Innovation

With our unique Innovation Hub, we are inspiring innovation by creating an inspirational place where companies and technology providers come to learn and collaborate on solutions.

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