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  • Permasense Sensor

    Innovative wall thickness monitoring system can save industry >85% over traditional methods

    Emerson

    Chevron - Permasense Erosion Sensors A field trial of the Permasense (now Emerson Rosemount) wireless wall thickness measurement system was undertaken on the Chevron Alba Northern Platform. The technology consists of a non-intrusive, wireless sensor which provides continuous measurement of pipework wall thickness, with metal loss detection, for managing asset integrity. Each sensor can route the data it collects back to the gateway and has a battery life of up to nine years, which minimises maintenance requirements. The trial focussed on the water injection system and consisted of eight ET210 sensors installed on a number of key bends (at the 6 o'clock position) and at straight sections of pipework, recording over a period of six months. Completed Chevron works to meet the world's growing demand for energy by exploring for oil and natural gas; refining and marketing gasoline; producing chemicals and more. https://www.chevron.com/ Asset Integrity Permasense Erosion Sensors Chevron Develop Transform Tomorrow The Permasense wireless wall thickness monitoring system has the potential to save the industry >85% over traditional wall thickness measuring methods. The overall cost saving per annum for one single monitoring location would be in the region of £3,500, with an annual cost saving to the UKCS of £1 million. Sensors can be fitted on insulated and uninsulated equipment. When insulated, the sensors are fitted underneath insulation, which has the potential to significantly reduce costs: insulation does not require to be stripped and reapplied every time an inspection is required; plus the sensors are low power with up to nine years battery life, minimising maintenance throughout operations.
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    Taking seismic data into the cloud

    Osokey Limited

    Osokey - Seismic in the Cloud We are co-funding a project with a major North Sea operator and Osokey to develop seismic technology in the cloud. The project will transform the existing subsurface technical environment using Osokey's cloud expertise and innovations. This solution will deliver rapid data access, improved collaborative working and deliver greater workflow efficiency. The project will remove data duplication from subsurface workflows and enable new ways of working with seismic data. The project will use the Operator's 2D, 3D and pre-stack seismic to deliver a highly scalable data repository that can connect to cloud hosted workstations. By removing the constraints of restricted storage volumes and user hardware specifications, Osokey's innovations will drive greater productivity, connect global expertise with data and significantly reduce costs across the industry. In-Progress Osokey deliver cloud-based data management, collaboration & data analysis solutions to the energy industry. https://osokey.com/ Digital Transformation Seismic in the Cloud Osokey Limited Develop Fix Today This project will drive greater productivity, connect global expertise with data and significantly reduce costs across the industry.
  • Cults Telecom Abstract

    Low-power, wide-area network feasible in offshore environment, reducing the cost of communication

    Cults Telecom Services Limited

    Cults Telecom Services Limited - LoRaWAN for offshore This project, supporting Cults Telecom Services Limited, was established to demonstrate the capability of a low-power, wide-area network (LoRaWAN) to provide connectivity, test information and a hands-on demonstration that an Internet of Things (IoT) - transferring data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction - is applicable in offshore environments is feasible. In particular, the project will demonstrate whether LoRaWAN technology has viability in an industrial offshore setting (on the drill rig) by performing a site survey for signal coverage above deck. Completed Industrial telecommunications and networking, especially in Oil & Gas. Particular experience in 4G LTE WAN, both as a customer and working for a mobile operator, and Industrial Ethernet. Digital Transformation LoRaWAN for offshore Cults Telecom Services Limited Develop Fix Today LoRa potentially replaces other more expensive communications technologies at a lower cost. Alternatively it can be retrofit to enhance existing systems. This is an enabling technology that could reduce the cost of communication, as well as introducing competition to the market.
  • Generic 027

    Looking beyond traditional heavy lift vessels to support decommissioning

    Baillex Limited

    Baillex Limited - Heavy Lift Vessel Availability Study The key objective of this study is to provide a detailed assessment of the levels of heavy lift activity in the NWECS region, through a combination of supply/demand scenarios through to 2025. These scenarios need to be placed in context to each other and their drivers as well as highlight the wider market supply/demand from other markets and potential bottlenecks or issues from compounded demand with moving schedules. No Baillex Limited is an independent research-led company specialising in the provision of key data & information in support of the offshore oil & gas service and supply chain. https://www.baillex.com/ Decommissioning Heavy Lift Vessel Availability Study Baillex Limited Adopt Maximise Recovery A comparative market assessment of demand and supply pertaining to late-life and decommissioning offshore heavy lift, including drivers, market influencers, lift scenarios (inc. piece-small, multiple lift, single lift, campaigns), and the impact of other markets; supported by data on demand (projects), and supply (vessels).
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    Data analytics mitigate plant/equipment trips, avoiding unnecessary downtime, increasing efficiency and realising cost savings

    Intelligent Plant Ltd

    Intelligent Plant - SEER statistical Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Intelligent Plant is developing and testing an alarm root cause analyse (RCA) capability through data analytics methods and a cloud-based application (SEER) for use in the diagnosis of the major equipment 'trips' or downtime, which will allow the end user to modify operational, maintenance or engineering practice to potentially monitor and prevent future failures. The current inability to prevent trips has been identified as a major cause of downtime, so the success of the project would mitigate this and increase production efficiency and provide significant cost savings. In-Progress Intelligent Plant specialise in the performance monitoring of equipment and processes through analysis and visualisation of real-time data, and in the management of alarm data. The company consists of both engineers and computer scientists forming a team of very capable and skilled professionals who provide innovative and tailored solutions to their global clients. https://www.intelligentplant.com Digital Transformation Seer - Alarm RCA Application Intelligent Plant Ltd Adopt Maximise Recovery The current inability to prevent 'trips' has been identified as a major cause of downtime, so the success of the project would mitigate this and increase production efficiency and provide significant cost savings.
  • Abstract

    An innovative and alternative single lift system which enables cost-effective decommissioning through removal and transportation of complete offshore jacketed platforms

    Keops Ltd

    Keops Ltd - Offshore Platform Lifting The estimated cost of decommissioning North Sea platforms on the UK Continental shelf is in the region of £51 billion (OGA Report, 2019). Innovative technology such as Keops development of an innovative and alternative single lift system that facilitates the removal and transportation of complete offshore jacketed platforms is key to unlocking cost-effective solutions for decommissioning offshore platforms. No Engineering Consultancy Emissions Reduction Offshore Platform Lifting Keops Ltd Adapt Fix Today This system provides a highly cost-effective solution for decommissioning offshore platforms, with potential for re-use of the platform and the system itself.
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    Non-intrusive inspection enhanced with battery-operated, rapid acoustic emissions monitoring solution in hazardous areas

    Mistras Group Ltd

    Mistras Group Ltd - Stress Corrosion Cracking (NII) Field Trial-Acoustic Emission Acoustic emissions monitoring of crack growth is an established technique, supported by significant research and studies. The technique involves recording signals from active non active defects during the monitoring period - thus indicating whether the defect is dormant or requires intervention. Completed Mistras Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of Integrity and Inspection services. The company specialises in providing innovative asset integrity solutions for all projects using enhanced services that include asset monitoring, engineering services, advanced and conventional NDT. http://www.mistrasgroup.co.uk/ Emissions Reduction Stress Corrosion Cracking (NII) Field Trial-Acoustic Emission Mistras Group Ltd Adopt Fix Today The AEMS is designed for rapid deployment - with no requirement for extensive signal cable installations or external power, therefore minimising the resources required to initiate vessel monitoring in offshore environments.
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    Wireless communication technology between surface and downhole can save up to £4million per year

    Tendeka

    Tendeka - PulseEight - Onshore PulseEight trial The OGTC supported Tendeka to undertake a field trial of their PulseEight technology, onshore in a gas storage well. PulseEight is a wireless, intelligent completion technology, capable of bi-directional communication between the surface and downhole. It uses a unique pressure pulse telemetry suitable for multi-phase fluid environments, to allow wireless communication between the wellhead and downhole. Because this eliminates control lines, it is easy to install and therefore a cost-effective solution. Completed Advanced Completions and Production Optimisation for our Clients' Reservoirs From simple to complex well designs, Tendeka's extensive track record to overcome production challenges in the most demanding operating environments ensures measurable results for our clients. http://www.tendeka.com Wells PulseEight - wireless telemetry Tendeka Adapt Maximise Recovery Using this technology allows operators to extend the life of existing assets, as well as developing new fields more effectively, reducing the need for intrusive well intervention work. It reduces the need for at least one wireline intervention per year on a well. For every 25 wells the system is deployed on, the industry would save around £4 million per annum.
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    Aquaterra develop efficient stabilising system, achieving 80% savings over traditional methods

    AquaTerra Group Ltd

    AquaTerra Group Ltd - Conductor/Caisson/Riser Stabilising System Lateral wave movements cause impact on caissons, risers and conductors, and their supporting steelwork. This causes fatigue and fretting damage, which is both costly and dangerous. Existing shim-type solutions can be costly and, in some cases, unreliable, require replacement after a short period of time. The OGTC supported Aquaterra to develop new technology aimed at stabilising offshore caissons, risers and conductors, to reduce movement, increase guide stability and moderate vibrations - in the long-term extending their operational life. The initial phase of the project developed and tested a urethane-based two component polyurethane system (including installation tests on a conductor restraint mock-up) that doesn't require specialist equipment to install and cure at low temperatures. No AquaTerra is a leading industry specialist for difficult access operations and potentially hazardous environments. http://www.aquaterra.co.uk Asset Integrity Conductor/Caisson/Riser Stabilising System AquaTerra Group Ltd Develop Fix Today A typical shim programme costs approximately £50,000 per conductor. Using this system would result in 80% cost savings, due to the materials used, ease of installation and efficient preparation and deployment.
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    Safer, low-cost containment system for valve actuators realises 90% saving over the cost of replacement

    Infinity

    Infinity - Actuator Safety Gauntlet Infinity has developed a product that could diffuse "ticking time bombs" on platforms, saving UK operators more than £320million. Actutors are automated devices used to open and close valves - they contain huge amounts of potential energy. If they break, the powerful springs inside them can eject components at high velocity which undoubtably can cause fatal injuries and damage equipement. The Failforce Actuator Safety Gauntlet is akin to a bullet proof bag, that can be fitter over actuators which have fallen into poor condition offshore, thus making them safe. The actuator gauntlet is made of layers of Kelvar, inside a water-tight, UV-resistant bag. It is intended for single use, but the material could be recycled (depending on the level of damage cause by an actuator blowout). No Infinity is a group of independent company's operating within the Engineering, Offshore and Logistics sectors. Over the years we have built a reputation for delivering high quality, cost effective solutions to our clients. https://www.infinityoilgas.com Asset Integrity Fail Force Infinity Develop Fix Today There are approximately 600 actuators on board each offshore installation, with 261 operational assets in the UKCS - this is potentially more than 156,500 actuators in the UKCS alone. The estimated total cost to replace all actuators would be in excess of £1.4billion. Even if only 25% of all actuators needed to be replaced, that would cost £368million. The cost of installing the Failforce Actuator Safety Gauntlet to those 25% would cost £39million - a saving of approximately £329million across the UKCS. 90% cheaper than replacement, with a potential to add >£300million to the UKCS.
  • Stork - Swage Tool

    Repair solution reinstates caissons to full operation, saving almost 50% and avoiding full replacement

    Stork, A Fluor Company

    Stork, A Fluor Company - Swage Tool The majority of caissons are now exceeding their expected design life. As a result, they can develop perforations, cracks and other anomolies, increasing the risk of failure. This impacts production performance and can be a in a major accident hazard. Oil and gas operators with aging assets are under closer scrutiny, from both an integrity and HSE perspective, to ensure caissons are in a safe and operable condition. Through collaboration with Stork, a field trial was undertaken on the Ninian Central Platform to deploy a swaging solution which installs prefabricated liners inside damaged caissons to provide structural integrity. This technology returns caissons back to full service without the need to replace the entire caisson, and also eliminates dropped object potential. Completed Stork, a Fluor company, is a value-driven provider of fully integrated operations, maintenance, modifications and asset integrity solutions. With approximately 18,000 employees in over 100 countries, we serve more than 4,000 clients across 6 continents. https://www.stork.com Asset Integrity Swage Tool Stork, A Fluor Company Adopt Fix Today A typical caisson repair solution would be in the region of £240,000. Using this new approach would realise a cost saving of £110,000, against full replacement, alongside broader benefits; ease of installation and more efficient preparation and deployment.
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    RADMAPP renewable resource mapping supports optimising UKCS small pools to support the energy transition

    Aquatera Ltd

    AQUATERA - RADDMAP New technologies and approaches are critical to unlocking the potential of marginal field developments. Access to suitable, low carbon energy for powering fields is key, harnessing the North Sea's wealth of renewable energy resources. Understanding and mapping these resources to meet specific asset, field or reservoir location is vital, but hasn't been available previously. Aquaterra's RADMAPP mapping system is a risk-based decision tool, which identifies key renewable resources across the UKCS, including wind, wave, tidal and solar. These resources are mapped to known marginal fields, identifying natural power source at location. The system can be customised to model bespoke criteria, including optimal natural resource for each well or area. A range of energy solutions including tie-backs, windfarms and cables from shore are then identified and expanded to consider subsurface characteristics, logistics and overall field development economics. No Thinking locally and operating globally Aquatera uses its experience and expertise to help overcome some of the major environmental and energy challenges of our time. The company provides expert services, innovative products, participates in pioneering research and ground breaking ventures. These activities help make people, communities, businesses, projects, regions, countries and the wider world better and more sustainable https://www.aquatera.co.uk/ Marginal Developments RADDMAP Aquatera Ltd Adapt Fix Today By replacing umbilical power with alternative energy sources the industry can harness renewable power to reduce offshore emissions. This can save around £2 million in capital expenditure per deployment, or £145 million if applied to 20% of UKCS marginal developments.
  • MPS

    Mechanically connected subsea pipelay system improves integrity and saves 25-45% compared with traditional methods

    Cortez Subsea Limited

    Cortez Subsea - Mechanical Connector - Study Welded subsea pipeline systems are used in most developments. Industry needs more time and cost-effective alternatives to improve economics and unlock reserves. The Cortez Subsea patented Modular Pipelay System (MPS™) enables Zap-Lok™ and other mechanically connected pipe to be laid from a standard DP2 vessel. This flexible pipelay is adjustable in both width and length, and has no heat affected zones, avoiding the need for welding. The GMC Intelligently Connected Pipe (ICP™) is designed for deep water and ultra deep water (including pre/post-salt projects). The ICP™ offers faster make-up due to pre-manufactured components being transported to the field as completed pipe joints. Integrity is also increased using high-strength, fatigue and corrosion-resistant connections. No Focused on Advancing Technology and Maximising Value, Cortez Subsea is an enabler of subsea pipeline and inspection solutions for the oil & gas industry. https://www.cortezsubsea.com/ Marginal Developments Mechanical Connector Study Cortez Subsea Limited Fix Today With faster make-up and improved integrity, this technology has the potential to reduce overall costs by between 25-45%.
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    Hand-held data acquisition system delivers downhole data to maximise production and reduce shut-in wells

    SolaSense

    SolaSense - Low cost real time DFOS interpretation system Access to well data is key for making informed integrity remediation and abandonment decisions. With over 600 wells currently shut-in across the UKCS due to well management issues, this is a key challenge and opportunity for today's mature North Sea basin. No SOLA Sense provides smart solutions for optimization and monitoring of solar power plants. Our solutions are based on smart embedded sensors, wireless communication, cloud services and data analysis. Offshore Energy 4.0 Low cost real time DFOS interpretation system SolaSense Develop Fix Today With 43% of shut-in wells due to integrity issues, applying this technology could improve well surveillance by driving down the cost of fibre operations. The value of this technology to the UKCS is estimated at >£135million per year. This is based on three areas of application (source: The Oil & Gas Authority) covering: - A 1% reduction in production losses associated with issues that can be detected and address with DFOS (£17million per annum) - Re-instatement of 1% of the current ~600 shut-in UKCS wells (£30million per annum) - An £88million annual saving in plug and abandonment intervention costs through improved leak path identification and barrier location selection
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    Reducing uncertainty of subsurface properties through deep vertical imaging for onshore wells

    Adrok

    Adrok - ADR Virtual Borehole Better understanding subsurface is critical, particularly reducing uncertainties. Adrok's Atomic Di-Electric Resonance (ADR) Technology has been developed to better define the subsurface stratigraphy, reducing uncertainty and increasing the potential of hydrocarbon discovery and recovery. Completed We perform geophysical services in the most challenging environments possible. https://adrokgroup.com Emissions Reduction ADR Virtual Boreholes Adrok Develop Maximise Recovery The application of this technology allows operators to determine reservoir properties without having to drill a well - saving both cost and time during the drilling process.
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    Rigless compaction technology for well plug and abandonment could save £4million per well

    Oilfield Innovations Limited

    OilField Innovation - Tubing Compaction The OGTC supported Oilfield Innovations' onshore trial for enabling new rigless well plug and abandonment technology. Traditionally, abandonment of oil and gas wells is an expensive process using a rig to pull the tubing (reversing the installation process), which then provides unobstructed casing space for cementation opportunities. New technology developed by Oilfield Innovation removes a window of approximately 100ft of completion tubing (from above the production packer) to allow access to the production casing for logging and barrier placement, without the need to bring in a rig to recover the entire completion string. Using a piston/hydraulic force to compact the tubing, the piston can also clean casing surfaces during compaction to provide an unobstructed casing space suitable for cement bond logging and placement of a cement plug. No Oilfield Innovations Limited is a leader in developing new technology for the Oil and Gas Industry. https://www.oilfieldinnovations.com Wells Tubing Compaction Oilfield Innovations Limited Adapt Fix Today Rigless abandonment offers savings of up to £4 million per well - based on 10% of the 1,400 UKCS wells. This could save the UKCS £50 million per year.
  • Baker Hughes

    Thru-tubing wellbore cement bond has potential to unlock rigless P&A opportunities, optimising inspection and saving up to £550 million

    Baker Hughes

    Baker Hughes GE - Multi-barrier wellbore integrity inspection system OGTC supported BHGE to evaluate a technology that delivers cement logging through multiple casing strings, an advancement on existing solutions which can only deliver logging behind one casing or tubular. A means of inspecting the quality and quantity of cement in the annulus behind casing does not currently exist without removing the wellbore tubing. If it were possible to deploy a tool to inspect the casing annulus cement from within the tubing, additional costs could be avoided and the potential for thru-tubing and rigless abandonments could be realised. The aim was to evaluate a number of potential delivery models and resulted in a four month feasibility study of BHGE's nXis multi-nodal, thru-tubing inspection system. nXis is composed of neutron, x(y)-ray, electromagnetic and ultrasonic inspection techniques. This project would provide proof of concept, showing that combining the techniques would allow defect detection and live, in-situ, 3D visualisation of wellbore defects. No Baker Hughes, a GE company is the world's first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain. https://www.bhge.com/ Wells Nxis Thru Tubing Logging Baker Hughes GE Adapt Fix Today By eliminating the requirement to removing tubing, the industry could benefit from significant cost savings by unlocking rigless abandonment opportunities. This technology has the potential to deliver industry savings between £105-£550 million, based on analysis of the UKCS P&A counts up to 2025 - assuming that between 10-50% of the subsea well could be inspected to deliver thru-tubing abandonments.
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    Well planning transformed through collaborative software package

    Evoilve

    Evoilve - AI Well Planning Application Typical well operations utilise multiple applications and various modes of communication across operator, rig contractors and service company interfaces. These systems have little cross-linkage and lack data sharing. Data requires manual duplication and valuable lessons learnt can be lost. In addition to this, the process is very time consuming. All of this combined results in increased costs and risk. In order to transform well planning, The OGTC supported a project which looks at well design/abandonment application with continuous data flow through planning and operations, with the ability to analyse lessons learned using artificial intelligence (AI). No We craft bespoke tools to help oil and gas operators in achieving efficiency and performance. https://evoilve.com/ Wells AI Well Planning Application Evoilve Develop Fix Today Evoilve's COLLAB software provides a focussed and centralised arena for the engineer to streamline well planning and operation by reducing administrative burdens associated with back to back, high paced, varied well operations so that time can be better spent engineering solutions. Focussing around the well programme and taking the whiteboard to the web, the goal of COLLAB is to transform well planning and reporting by embracing the digital transformation that has swept other industrial sectors, bridging cross communication gaps and providing a central platform for data input. Fewer cost overruns, fewer failures during execution and the ability to continue learning in a structured and integrated manner could transform the industy. An assumption of saving six people planning for six months equates to 12 man months. Across 10 wells operations a year, this could have an annual saving of £876,000.
  • Generic Offshore

    Sudelac examines methods with the potential to optimise P&A techniques

    Sudelac

    Sudelac - Tubing Former With +/- 1,400 wells in the UKCS to be abandoned over the next ten years, The OGTC has supported a project with Sudelac to examine methods to optimise plug and abandonment techniques, whilst reducing cost. Sudelac's technology concept is the creation of a tool that can dimple tubulars to improve centralisation of the tubing inside the casing, improving tubular stand-off and optimise the annular area for cementing. The aim of the project was to perform FEA (finite element analysis) modelling of various configurations a new device (TubeFORMER) designed to dimple tubulars and centralise completion tubulars in a casing string. The ability to do this would allow the tubing to be cemented in place and eliminate the need to recover completion tubulars during the well abandonment process. This work was carried out at the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) at Glasgow University, and consisted of computational modelling of the forces and pressures needed to achieve this. No A UK headquartered upstream oil and gas service sector business providing products and services for well construction through to abandonment. Sudelac Ltd was founded in 2010 by Paul Howlett. http://www.sudelac.com Wells Tubing Former Sudelac Develop Fix Today If this technology were successfully developed and implemented, it could save between two and five days per abandonment operation. At a rig rate of approximately £200,000 per day, there is the potential to save between £400,000 and £1 million per well. Studies into tubing deformation show it has potential to eliminate tubular removal and optimise P&A techniques, saving up to £1m per well.
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    Wellbore stability enhanced through the use of glass technology, reducing non-productive time whilst increasing efficiency and extending equipment life

    Glass Technology Services Ltd

    Glass Technology Services Ltd - Wellbore stability using glass technology We are working with GTS to identify glass products that have the potential to be deployed in oil and gas wells to enhance wellbore stability. These soluable glass materials react with fluids and formation to consolidate rock formations either allowing or preventing the flow of formation fluids. If the results of this project are successful, further development would move towards development and subsequent field trials. No GTS is a provider of analysis, mechanical and performance testing, due dilligence support and quality assessment, failure analysis and both research and development and technocal consultancy projects - specialising in glass and glass products. http://www.glass-ts.com Wells Wellbore stability using glass technology Glass Technology Services Ltd Adopt Maximise Recovery 56 development wells were completed in 2017 with the OGA estimating 2000-3000 wells are needed to meet MER UK requirements. 120-150 new wells will be required per year; assuming 10% application gives 12 wells per year, with potential savings of two days per well. Cost benefit will be established as part of this project.
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    Accelerated corrosion technology trial optimises steel removal post-decommissioning

    3-SCI Ltd

    3-SCI Ltd - C-Beaver Phase 1- Technical, Economic, Legal, Operational and Scheduling ('TELOS') study 3-SCI Ltd have conducted a feasibility study in to 'TELOS' (Technical, Economic, Legal, Operational and Scheduling). Completed over a 14-week period, it will explore a new method of removing subsea metallic structures by a technique of accelerated corrosion, which can cut or fully dissolve steel, alleviating the unwanted costs and environmental impacts of leaving quantities of steel subsea or returning them to shore. The technology has the potential to increase the rate at which steel is currently eliminated, creating a reduction in time and cost efficiency. No 3-Sci Ltd is run by a team of technical specialists who have experienced in research, product and business development in the engineering, physical and materials sciences. They offer various products in the industrial asset monitoring sector, including our Wi-Corr, wireless remote corrosion monitoring system. http://www.3-sci.com Decommissioning Electrical tool to disolve steel by accelerated corrosion & cuts through small lengths of subsea pipeline study 3-SCI Ltd Adapt Transform Tomorrow is the significant cost associated with removal, long-term surveillance and possible costs of intervention associated with steel structures remaining subsea post decommissioning. Extrapolations (approximate) of workshop data (approximately 10 watts eliminating 1 gram of steel per hour) suggest that C-Beaver tools could dissolve steel at the rate of ~ 100 Kg per MW-hr. A C-Beaver applying say, 10 KWatt to 100 feet of 38 Ib/foot steel tubular would reduce that tubular to its corrosion product with two months. A 6 MWatt capacity offshore wind turbine (assumed creating average power at approximately 25% of capacity, could help eliminate steel at the rate of approximately 1000 tons per year. These extrapolations may be improved with optimised engineering.
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    Ambient Lifter trial showcases capability to revolutionise decommissioning heavy lifts

    Ecosse IP

    Ecosse IP - Ambient Lifter Technology developer Ecosse-IP are working to develop and field trial Ambient Lifter, an innovative subsea lifting device. The Ambient Lifter system can be used to lift, lower or manouevre any subsea object by controlling buoyancy and ballast in low pressure pipes. This new way of lifting subsea assets provides a faster and more cost effective solution, bringing new confidence to subsea lifting challenges. The use of this technology will help drive significant cost savings for both subsea installation and decommissioning applications. The first field trial took place at Cullen Harbour at the end of September 2018, with a further trial in March 2019. Completed Ecosse IP Limited is a subsea technology developer and offshore engineering consultancy specialising in Oil and Gas, Offshore Wind, Wave and Tidal industries. https://www.ecosse-ip.com/ Emissions Reduction Ambient Lifter Ecosse IP Adopt Transform Tomorrow Value to the UKCS is around £35million annually.
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    Move towards a digitally-enabled supply chain can optimise vessel efficiency, saving costs and safeguarding the environment

    Oil and Gas Authority

    Oil & Gas Authority - Marine Logistics Vessel Optimisation The OGTC worked with the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) on a digital transformation project which aimed to develop a data sharing, collaborative system, along with optimisation algorithms, to improve the efficiency and use of supply vessels. The transportation of equipment by boat accounts for almost 10% of £10bn total operating costs in the UKCS. By increasing utilisation through the use of digital technology and insights from data, there is an opportunity to significantly reduce the cost of marine logistic operations. A feasibility study was undertaken to look at potential efficiencies within the process. Key to this was determining the drivers that could lead to greater vessel logistics coordination, as well as understanding the constraints that determine the number of vessel trips from harbour to offshore facilities (both static and mobile). No The Oil and Gas Authority's role is to regulate, influence and promote the UK oil and gas industry in order to maximise the economic recovery of the UK's oil and gas resources. https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/ Digital Transformation Marine Logistics Vessel Optimisation Oil and Gas Authority Adapt Fix Today Similar approaches and systems have been developed in other industries to optimise logistics. There is potential to reduce marine vessel trips, therefore reducing costs. In addition to this, non-productive time (NPT) could also be significantly reduced. Savings in the order of 20-25% in vessel days could be achieved if there are no operational restrictions. Vessel sharing could realise further savings of 5-10%. Modelling indicated that around 50% of the vessel trips would need to be shared between operators. This is significantly higher than the current 13% observed.
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    Understanding the opportunities for hydrogen within the offshore oil and gas sector - including the development of marginal fields and repurposing assets

    Costain Group PLC

    Costain - Hydrogen for Marginal Fields Hydrogen is seen as a cleaner, low carbon alternative to gas for power generation and energy storage. It also has the potential to decarbonise the transport sector and provide valuable feedstock to produce chemicals. No Costain helps to improve people's lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK's energy, water and transportation infrastructures. http://www.costain.com Integrated Energy System Hydrogen for Marginal Fields Costain Group PLC Develop Transform Tomorrow The study investigated the opportunities for hydrogen within the offshore oil and gas sector, including the development of marginal fields, and the re-purposing of platforms and pipelines.
  • Downhole Energy

    Feasibility of a downhole welding construction/repair tool using 3D printing/welding technology

    Downhole Energy Ltd

    Downhole Energy Ltd - 3D downhole printing The OGTC is working with Downhole Energy to progress a feasibility study into the potential for downhole additive manufacturing for casing / tubing repair. This study will establish whether a downhole well construction/repair tool is feasible using 3D printing/welding technology - including detailed welding, mechanical and electric data. It will conclude with a proposed budget and design for the next phase of testing. No We can provide concept design, prototype design and finished machined drawings of individual parts. We have a proven track record in this area developing many downhole tools including test rigs and qualification testing. http://downholeenergy.co.uk/ Wells 3D downhole printing Downhole Energy Ltd Develop Maximise Recovery Scoping study no value until research completed.
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    New way to stimulate flow, capable of operating in all conditions, developed as a life-of-well solution

    Pragma Well Technology

    Pragma - Variable inflow control valve The OGTC is working in partnership with Pragma to develop a production optimisation valve designed to provide operators with a means of infinitely choking or shutting off multiphase fluid / gas flow. This involves producing a standalone scaled prototype valve that is capable of functioning without external power, demonstrating control over its function. This milestone would form the basis of design to further develop and refine control functionality. This funding will take the technology from early stage to mid stage technology readiness. No Advanced Production Technologies for the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry. Pragma collaborates with operating companies around the world to reduce costs, increase production and improve oil and gas recovery. https://www.pragma-well.com/ Wells Variable inflow control valve Pragma Well Technology Develop Maximise Recovery 10% improved recovery on 15 wells per year, at an average of 700 boe per well per week, could save approximately £21million per year across the UCKS.
  • Clearwell

    High energy thermal device that can enable rigless P&A through in situ removal of tubing components

    Clearwell Technology Ltd

    Clearwell Technology Ltd - Thermic Lance Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) estimates well plugging and abandonment (P&A) represents 40-50% of decommissioning costs. Conventionally, drilling rigs are used to recover tubing and casing strings. Eliminating rigs can reduce the cost of well P&A by up to 50%. No ClearWell Technology Limited was registered in January 2018 and set up specifically to develop an innovative, transformational technology, Therm-X-Mill, for the undertaking of cost effective well plug and abandonment. Emissions Reduction Thermic Lance Clearwell Technology Ltd Develop Fix Today This disruptive technology offers significant cost reductions by enabling rigless P&A. This can save approximately 5 - 20 days of rig time per well abandonment.
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    Machine learning to optimise well performance

    Intelligent Plant Ltd

    Intelligent Plant - Well Intelligence Intelligent Plant are developing technology that addresses a challenge in the industry around optimisation of production from complex facilities. Currently wells are tested individually, however this new technology creates an opportunity to utilise data and machine learning to optimise the whole system. This creates an opportunity to potentially increase production by more than 1% of each field that the technology is applied to. Completed Intelligent Plant specialise in the performance monitoring of equipment and processes through analysis and visualisation of real-time data, and in the management of alarm data. The company consists of both engineers and computer scientists forming a team of very capable and skilled professionals who provide innovative and tailored solutions to their global clients. https://www.intelligentplant.com Digital Transformation West Brae production improvement - a 'Well Intelligence' app Intelligent Plant Ltd Adopt Maximise Recovery This project creates an opportunity to potentially increase production by more than 1% of each field that the technology is applied to.
  • Sonomatic

    Project examines alternative non-intrusive inspection method to reduce the risk associated with confined entry, while optimising production efficiency

    Sonomatic Ltd

    Sonomatic - Non-Intrusive Vessel Inspection Process vessel inspection is a major cause of production downtime and incurs significant cost to industry. The OGTC collaborated with Total to support the field trial of three non-intrusive inspection (NII) technologies as an alternative inspection method. Total identified two process pressure vessels on its Elgin Franklin platform that were scheduled for traditional intrusive inspection. However in advance of this, they agreed to a NII field trial being carried out while the vessels were online and operational, allowing the results of both approaches to be compared and verified. Three technology providers - Sonomatic, Eddyfi and MISTRAS - were selected to conduct the field trials, and deployed a range of ultrasonic corrosion mapping and time of flight diffraction solutions. Each company was given the brief to develop a Non-Intrusive Inspection plan using industry standard DNV Recommended Practice G103. The aim of this was to meet the requirements of a full intrusive inspection w Completed Sonomatic is a worldwide organisation whose expertise in ultrasonic inspection design, development and application, dates back more than 30 years to our roots in the nuclear sector. Today the company has widened its focus and provides proven yet pioneering services to customers in defence and power generation, but our largest client base is in the challenging oil and gas industry, both upstream and downstream. http://www.sonomatic.com Asset Integrity Non-Intrusive Vessel Inspection Sonomatic Ltd Adopt Maximise Recovery Overall, the value of non-intrusive inspections (NII) to the industry has been calculated to be in the region of £242 million per annum. This project helps leverage this cost saving by providing an attractive technology which further enables the adoption of NII.
  • OREC

    Alternative opportunity for marginal developments explored through gas to wire study by OREC

    ORE Catapult

    ORE Catapult - GTW - Study Significant gas reserves in small reservoirs spread across the North Sea are often uneconomic to bring to shore. With increasing extraction costs and declining prices, industry is looking for new ways to extract gas in a cost-effective way, particularly techniques that support decarbonisation using renewable energy. Gas to wire (GTW) exploits stranded gas assets by using nearby offshore wind farm infrastructure to export power directly as electricity to the grid. GTW has the potential to completely change the economics for developing marginal fields. The concept is in its infancy, and not widely investigated. No Technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy. https://ore.catapult.org.uk/ Integrated Energy System GTW Study ORE Catapult Develop Transform Tomorrow Gas to wire has the potential to completely change the economics for developing marginal fields, particularly when looking at integrated energy systems as part of the journey to net zero.
  • Abstract

    Efficient cement placement possible with Magneto-Rheological Blended Cement for effective well barriers - potentially saving £4million annually

    WellSet

    WellSet - Magnetic Cement & Annular Test The OGTC is working in partnership with WellSet to investigate the feasibility of using magnetic rheology in well cementing. Application of a magnetic field aligns particles to enhance cement displacement efficiency and immunity to gravitational migration, potentially leading to more accurate cement placement and better cement integrity, as well as the potential to set shorter abandonment plugs. No Well-Set P&A is a young start-up taking a fresh approach to well abandonment. By thinking 'outside of the box' we have devised innovated new techniques to drive down the cost and risk associated with well decommissoning. http://www.wellset.no Wells Magnetic Cement & Annular Test WellSet Develop Fix Today Improving placement of cement in annulus and preventing repeat cement job could save around one days rig time for each application. Based on approximately 10 wells per year, this could save £4million annually.
  • Thermite 1

    Cutting the cost of well P&A with alternative well barriers

    Interwell

    Interwell - Thermite Plug - Ph 2 Well abandonment accounts for 45% of the total 2020 UK decommissioning estimate, equating to £23bn. Implementing innovative technologies and techniques for well P&A activities is a key opportunity for cost reductions providing benefits for operators whilst also aiding in achieving the MER UK decommissioning cost reduction target of 35%. Historically, “Portland” cement has been the accepted medium for plugging and abandoning wells on the UKCS however it has been recognised that the development of alternative P&A barriers with the ability to be deployed utilising rig-less techniques could be a game changer. Completed Interwell, established in Norway in 1992, has become an international service company providing technologies from wellbore construction right through plug & abandonment. http://www.interwell.com/ Emissions Reduction Thermite Plug - Ph 2 Interwell Develop Maximise Recovery This has the potential to substantially reduce the cost of P&A operations, potentially saving approximately 10-14 days per well. By applying this approach to just 10% of the projected 1,400 wells to be abandoned over the next 10 years, could save the UKCS around £0.5 billion.
  • Sealand

    Controlled Buoyancy Subsea Recovery Device concept for cost effective seabed recovery

    Sealand Projects

    Sealand Projects - Feasibility Study of Subsea Buoyancy Basket The subsea buoyancy basket is an alternative to a conventional subsea lifting solution, where a crane vessel is commonly used to install/ recover components. The aim of the study is to demonstrate the technical feasibility of this technology, while also providing an operational review and benchmarking for commercialisation of the concept. The buoyancy basket has application within the oil and gas and renewables markets, along with global export potential for the Arctic and Southern Atlantic. No Sealand projects is an independent consultancy offering experienced and highly specialised project support services to the oil, gas and renewables industries around the world. http://www.sealand-projects.com Decommissioning Feasibility Study of Subsea Buoyancy Basket Sealand Projects Develop Fix Today The subsea buoyancy basket is an alternative to a conventional subsea lifting solution where a crane vessel is commonly used to install/ recover components. There is a market opportunity for cira 300te rated basket based utilisation of between 180 days per annum depending on decommissioning or installation projects with a potential OPEX of £570,00 per year. Based on the basket being on hire for a period of 30 days versus utilising a HLV for 14 days hire. Estimate based on hire rate of £25k per day minimum 30 day hire with 6 projects per annum v HVL £755K per day, 14 day hire.
  • Seacure_1

    Deepwater field trials further 'cements' Deltatek's SeaCure Cementing System capability and track record

    Deltatek Global

    Deltatek Global - Seacure; Field trial with Energean This project is supporting Deepwater Oil Tools to develop Seacure, a special stab-in cementing tool designed to improve the quality and reduce the time taken for conductor cementing in subsea wells. This has secured a project partner, which is running the tool in three offshore wells. The funding covers the deployment of the SeaCure cementing tool on two wells, demonstrating the value potential of the tool while providing a track record for industry to consider in subsequent deployments. In-Progress Deltatek Global was established in response to growing industry demand for efficiently implemented, intelligent, cost saving and risk reducing products to the Oil & Gas Drilling industry. http://www.deltatekglobal.com Wells Seacure; Field trial with Energean Deltatek Global Develop Fix Today This technology could provide a time saving of approximately 4 hours from every subsea well and up to 36 hours for many subsea wells. This equates to a cost based value proposition of between £75,000 up to £1M per cement job. With around 20 Subsea wells drilled per year in the UKCS a 20% uptake would result in a saving of between £150,000-£2million.

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