Outside inspiration

We are always looking outside the Technology Centre for opportunities, ideas and inspiration. This page shares exciting content that we've seen from other organisations!

UKCS Technology Insights Report

The Oil and Gas Authority has identified over 30+ existing technologies which are critical for the future of UKCS and is supporting North Sea operators to deploy the best technologies for their assets.

The ‘UKCS Technology Insights' Report showcases a range of existing, emerging and further-required technologies to enable MER UK. The OGA expects operators to deploy key existing technologies, urging them to share lessons learned to support each other in deployment, including maintaining a close dialogue with the supply chain to consider the latest innovations.

In all 74 operators formulated technology plans for their UKCS assets and submitted these as part of the OGA’s annual stewardship survey. The focus of this year’s report is the opportunities for wider technology adoption and deployment.

Click on the image below to view the full report: 

Spirit Energy

Spirit Energy is a member of our Asset Integrity, Marginal Development and Wells Solution Centres. The major North Sea operator has created a Google Streetview tour of the Cygnus Alpha installation. Take a look and find out more about what it's like to work offshore!


Shell - 50 years in the North Sea Celebration 

In August 2018, Shell celebrated five decades of production in the North Sea which started at the Leman gas field in 1968.

To celebrate their success over the last 50 years, Shell created the following video which features the Oil & Gas Technology Centre’s CEO, Colette Cohen.

Woman in Energy Global Study

NES Global Talent and Energy Jobline have released their Women in Energy Global Study - a research project focused on highlighting the workforce challenges faced by female energy workers in 2018. 

Please click on the image below to access the study.