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ITF series to strengthen bonds between developers, operators

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A series of events will strengthen links between technology developers and oil and gas operators. The Innovation Network Tech Talk events will give developers a platform to showcase innovative technologies. Organised by the Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF), the first of the free events will be held at the Chester Hotel on June 28 at 5pm. Tammie Sebire, […]

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Engineering apprentices battle it out

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Some of the country’s most talented mechanical and electrical engineering apprentices battled for honours at the 2017 Scottish Engineering Craft Competition in Aberdeen yesterday. The annual challenge, involving a series of practical and written challenges, is open to first year engineering apprentices at every EAL-approved training centre in Scotland. EAL stands for Excellence, Achievement and […]

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GE startup testing drones for pipeline, gas flare inspections

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There has long been a dream in the oil and gas industry that robots would someday take over the industry’s most dangerous, laborious and expensive jobs. Early Tuesday, GE announced a step toward that goal: the opening of Avitas Systems, a tech startup working with customers to test drones on pipeline and tank inspections, among […]

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Well plug technologies vying for cut of £1m OGTC funding jackpot

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The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) is getting ready to loosen its purse strings to bring down the cost of well plug and abandonment (P&A). Oil and Gas UK’s 2016 Decommissioning Insight report forecasts £17.6billion of spending on the sector between 2016 and 2025. Well P&A is estimated to require the most significant spend, accounting […]

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Aberdeen kids learning oil and gas safety, science lessons

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Pupils at nurseries and primary schools in Aberdeen are taking part in a new initiative which will use the oil and gas industry to teach safety and science lessons. STEM in the Installation has been thought up by Granite City-based charity Techfest – who promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities to young people. Cornhill […]

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Banff pupils win tech challenge

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Pupils from Banff Academy have been crowned as this year’s winners of an annual technology challenge. Eight secondary schools participated at the final of North East Scotland College’s (Nescol) event this week when the academies pitted their top students against each other in head-to-head heats. The competitions included simulations on welding, assembly and even rocket […]

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Students hoping for Scottish triumph in Shell’s Eco-marathon

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Scottish students are going head-to-head against peers from all over Europe to take part in a novel Tortoise and Hare style race. Shell’s Eco-marathon challenges budding young engineers and entrepreneurs to design and build ultra energy efficient cars of the future. But unlike other competitions, the fastest team doesn’t necessarily take home the trophy. Speed […]

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Tendeka claims to have ‘game-changer’

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Aberdeen-based Tendeka has launched a ‘game-changing’ new technology. The PulseEight system is billed as the “latest advance in wireless intelligent completion technology”. It uses unique pressure pulse telemetry to channel wireless communication between a well’s downhole monitoring and control system and the wellhead. Previously, Tendeka installed several wireless sensors needed to be installed from the […]

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Aberdeen IT firm to end spreadsheet misery

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Aberdeen IT consultancy Analysis Logic has joined a collaborative venture to help design new tool aimed at saving oil and gas companies time and money. The firm has been appointed by international well engineering project management company Petrostars to guide development of the software package for geotechnical projects. The initial stage of the project to […]

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Cyberhawk claims drones driving down costs

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Scottish company Cyberhawk claims it has reduced costs for a North Sea offshore company by 50% through the use of its drone technology. The firm analysed data from the past two years and concluded that its drone technology was “20 times more efficient” than the traditional rope methods used for inspection and 50% cheaper. Aside […]

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Promoted: Aberdeen Drilling School launches Plug & Abandonment Awareness course

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Between now and the mid-2050s, an estimated 470 platforms, 5,000 wells, 10,000km of pipelines and 40,000 concrete blocks will have to be removed from the North Sea. Can anyone afford not to understand this critical and complex phase of the well life cycle? Aberdeen Drilling School is best known as the world’s leading provider of […]

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Updated: North-east based firm Polaris Learning in US training tie up

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North-east training company Polaris Learning teamed up with a US firm as it aims to get a foothold in the American oil and gas industry. Oldmeldrum based Polaris Learning has formed a joint venture with US-based Safety Management Systems to deliver a range of training courses to onshore and offshore workers, mainly in Texas and […]

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It’s time for a change in managerial style, Apache’s North Sea chief says

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It is time for a “paradigm shift” in the way North Sea oil and gas companies manage their staff, according to the head of Apache Corp’s North Sea projects. Mark Richardson said that many firms are using an outdated 20th century style of management – where individuals are still vying for their own “slice of […]

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Inventive pupils triumph in ROV contest

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Pupils from Keith Grammar School will jet off to the US after being crowned champions during heats of a global competition held at Robert Gordon University (RGU). The Scottish Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) event, which took place at the Aberdeen university, is one of 24 regional heats and the only […]

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Offshore employment rates could increase, according to new research

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Employment rates in the struggling offshore sector are forecast to increase later this year, according to new research. It comes after a tempestuous two years which has seen more than 120,000 jobs associated with the industry lost. But research by Rystad Energy is said to show service companies within the shale business are now starting […]

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