About us


With £180 million funding from the UK and Scottish Governments, through the Aberdeen City Region Deal, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre inspires and accelerates innovation, co-investing in industry-led projects to take new technologies from concept through to deployment in the oil field.

We regularly report our performance against range of key indicators to the Aberdeen City Region Deal Joint Committee, which comprises senior representatives from the UK and Scottish Governments, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils and Opportunity North East. 

Read our Annual Review 2018-19 to find out more about the projects we've been delivering in the past year - from fully autonomous robots through to ground breaking marine tidal turbines.

Archie Kennedy, Chairman, the OGTC: “Already the Centre is demonstrating the tremendous value that can be created by aligning industry demand, government support and innovative technology solutions.”

Colette Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, the OGTC: "With nearly £100 million co-invested with industry and academia, 179 projects approved and 30 field trials already completed, I'm truly delighted with the progress made over the past year."

Paul Slorach, Business Development Manager, EC-OG (Technology Developer): “This is a big step forward for EC-OG, to be able to have our energy storage system successfully provide power to a commercial SCM.  It would have been very difficult to achieve this milestone without the continued support from the North Sea operator and the OGTC.”

Dave Mackinnon, Head of Technology & Innovation, Total E&P (Operator): "Total believes that robots have the potential to play an important role on offshore platforms.  We are on the cusp of delivering technology that will improve safety, reduce costs and even prolong the life of North Sea operations."

David Gilmour, VP Business Development, BP Group Technology (TechX strategic partner): “One of BP Ventures' core principles is to identify and invest in game-changing technology companies that are accelerating cutting edge innovations across the entire energy spectrum.  [The OGTC's] TechX ticks all these boxes.  We are delighted to continue our support of this ground-breaking programme.”

Professor George Boyne, Principal, University of Aberdeen (Partner in The National Decommissioning Centre): “Our research programmes will nurture academic and technical expertise through PhD opportunities that will anchor research talent here in the north-east of Scotland, while the University's Masters programme and continuous professional development course in decommissioning will provide companies with the opportunities to upskill their staff."

Lise McCaffery, Regional Director of Primary Engineer (STEM partner): "What better way to show teachers the innovation and creativity within engineering than training them in an engineering project, alongside industry professionals, with this pioneering organisation.  We are thrilled that the OGTC will be investing in our programmes and that their engineers will be supporting the teachers' delivery of the project within schools.”