THE oil and gas industry needs to think “outside the box” to develop next-generation technology vital for the future of the sector, it has been claimed.
ITF, the industry’s technology facilitator, believes that to overcome the challenges faced by the oil and gas sector the industry has to consider the expertise of technology being developed in other areas. The not-for-profit organisation which champions technology development and innovation for upstream oil and gas, is hosting an event in Aberdeen this month to promote collaboration.
David Liddle, technology manager for Aberdeen-based ITF, said: “As the demands on energy supplies increase, the oil and gas sector has to seek reserves in areas that demand advanced technology to overcome challenges.”
ITF has previously launched joint industry projects that have successfully drawn on technological developments from the pharmaceutical and music industries. It is now calling on the defence, power-generation, medical, pharmaceutical, electronics and aerospace sectors to attend the event, at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on Thursday, November 20, to discuss the benefits of collaboration.