Norwegian oil giant Statoil is to unveil plans to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) develop new technologies at an event in Aberdeen tomorrow.
Organised by Subsea UK, the seminar will see Statoil’s investment manager, Ivar Aune and chief engineer of subsea systems and operations, Roald Sirevaag, discuss how the sector can better work together.
The Statoil chiefs will provide an insight into how the industry can take a smarter approach towards developing pioneering solutions by working in collaboration to share information and best practice to meet market demand.
According to Subsea UK, Statoil’s Technology Invest programme provides equity for technology innovation at varying levels of maturity.
It also grants companies access to the energy giant’s technical community and assets, providing expert technical advice on development and qualification, as well as piloting access and support.
Statoil is actively looking to engage with companies that are developing solutions to reduce climate footprint and increase energy efficiency.
The event is to be held at Aberdeen’s Chester Hotel and will be hosted by Subsea UK’s Neil Gordon
Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “Statoil is known for pushing the boundaries of imagination and technology to solve the industry’s greatest challenges. With an impressive track record spanning over the past 46 years, it is now going the extra distance to work simpler and smarter to help shape the future of energy.
“We are looking forward to hearing from the company’s investment and engineering teams to discover how they plan to work with SMEs to take their technology to the next stage. Working together is key to unlocking the full potential of the UK subsea sector – we must adopt a joined up approach to innovation to overcome future energy challenges.”