technology

Opinion

UK lacking a tech grip

06/08/2019

Ever heard of the International Energy Agency’s Technology Collaboration Programme? Possibly not. It doesn’t exactly hit the headlines.

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Where is technology leading us?

06/02/2019

Global oil and gas executives are preparing to accelerate investments in digital technologies, with the main goal of furthering their cost-saving ambitions.

Opinion

Revived zeal for tech development a silver lining to downturn

02/01/2019

The downturn in the oil and gas industry has been well documented but the upside – and there is one - has been the incredible amount of work that is taking place in Aberdeen in supporting and nurturing a new generation of tech start ups who have the potential to ensure the UK has a sustainable hydrocarbon industry for years to come.

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Opinion: Transformational technologies – learning from the past

07/07/2017

The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) is calling for technologies to transform how we develop the remaining UKCS hydrocarbons. That prompted me to think about transformational technologies I’ve seen in my 40-plus years as a chemical engineer. Could we learn from past innovations?

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Opinion: It’s time to get excited about the North Sea again

15/02/2017

Recent M&A activity as well as ongoing discussions within the UK North Sea Oil and Gas industry is shaking many traditionalists. The renewed interest from smaller operators in growing their presence in the region and the arrival of private equity businesses as the new owners of exploration and production companies will mean leaner operations, with shrinking workforces an inevitability.

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