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Live Projects

We've co-invested more than £160 million with industry in a wide range of technology projects to unlock the full potential of the UK North Sea. Take a look at some of our live projects that we're working on.

  • Remote UT & Sensor Array

    Remote UT & Sensor Array

    Project

    Remote UT & Sensor Array

    Technology Organisation

    Inductosense

    Inductosense enable digitisation of non destructive testing (NDT) measurements with novel wireless, battery-free permanently installed sensors, systems and analytics. Their technology can be used for monitoring corrosion, erosion or defects within structures without human error and reducing the time and costs associated with NDT.

    http://www.inductosense.com/

    Project summary

    This project will seek to develop adaptable wirelessly activated sensors that can monitor wall thickness over an array of points/areas. These permanently mounted sensor arrays are capable of collecting accurate data of material thickness of equipment in situ. These sensors will integrate with the Inductosense WAND system which can easily be used to collect and transfer data for further analysis of corrosion/erosion rates.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    3

    Field Trial

    Planned

    Technology

    Remote UT & Sensor Array

    Target TRL

    8

  • Pulser Tooling

    Pulser Tooling

    Project

    Pulser Tooling

    Technology Organisation

    Puls8 Ltd

    Puls8 provides a reliable and innovative solution to Piping scopes across many industries.

    https://www.puls8.co.uk/

    Project summary

    The aim of this project is to develop & trial a non-invasive, intrinsically safe tooling system which instantly and safely confirms the operator has identified the targeted line before work commences. In addition, valuable data is gathered to improve efficiency, remove unnecessary risk and target smart integrated operations for any tasks involving pipework, tubing, hoses and cables. Puls8 aim to help users to enhance safety performance and reputation, prevent loss of production, reduce survey time by 50%, eliminate misidentification and repeat work, increase productivity & have a positive environmental impact.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    3

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    Pulser Tooling

    Target TRL

    8

  • Optimising Subsea Asset Decommissioning

    Optimising Subsea Asset Decommissioning

    Project

    Optimising Subsea Asset Decommissioning

    Technology Organisation

    WellDecommissioned

    Collaborate with us to make removal of Oil & Gas assets a commodity.

    https://www.welldecommissioned.com/

    Project summary

    WellDecommissioned are developing a Pre-Project Planning software package to replace manual spreadsheet tasks and embed detailed engineering and commercial data to allow for consistent and easy comparison of subsea removal project execution options. This will allow fact based, fast and easy decision-making. The software will be used to: 1) Improve decision-making 'assisted by software' to achieve Low-Risk, Low-Cost execution options. 2) Identify early the value of factors such as adoption of new technology, efficiency gains or Carbon Footprint impact. 3) Drive standardisation in project approach.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    Optimising Subsea Asset Decommissioning

    Target TRL

    6

    Potential Industry Value

    Targeting a 30% cost reduction in subsea decom scopes, the value generation expected from a one-time technology deployment is approximately £4m with a global opportunity of £433m in the next 10 years.

  • Additive Manufactured Lightweight Gates (AM Gates)

    Additive Manufactured Lightweight Gates (AM Gates)

    Project

    Additive Manufactured Lightweight Gates (AM Gates)

    Technology Organisation

    Unity

    Unity is Europe's largest provider of well integrity solutions for the upstream oil and gas industry.

    https://www.unitywell.com/

    Project summary

    This technology focuses on using additive manufacturing (AM) to produce valve gates. AM gates provide a number of key benefits, namely reduced component weight, reduced manufacturing lead time and creating a digital inventory of spares. This technology is particularly well suited to applications in XT valves on depleted wells, where the Tubing Head Pressure (THP) is too low to effectively seat the valve gate. This results in leaking valves on depleted wells requiring the operator to shut in wells. The AM manufactured gate is designed with internal lattice features to significantly reduce the final weight of the part, increasing the ability to seal in low pressure applications. The UKCS and a multitude of operators have brownfield assets that while still viable producers, have reduced THP. The OGA Wells Insight Report (2018) reported of the 600 wells shut in, 42% are related to Well Integrity issues.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    Additive Manufactured Lightweight Gates (AM Gates)

    Target TRL

    8

  • WAAM-Additive Manufacturing

    WAAM-Additive Manufacturing

    Project

    WAAM-Additive Manufacturing

    Technology Organisation

    Whittaker Engineering

    At Whittaker Engineering we design, build, supply, fit, maintain and repair components and equipment for the marine and offshore industries. We embrace challenge, solve problems and develop technologies to provide viable solutions.

    https://www.whittakereng.com/

    Project summary

    Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) is a relatively new form of additive manufacturing. Similar to the 3D printing process used for plastics, it uses gas metal arc welding to deposit material layer by layer forming the required shape. This project aims prove WAAM's capability by creating the first WAAM produced component for offshore use in rotating equipment & build confidence in the technology in the oil and gas industry.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    4

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    WAAM-Additive Manufacturing

    Target TRL

    8

  • University of Strathclyde - Ocean-REFuel

    University of Strathclyde - Ocean-REFuel

    Project

    University of Strathclyde - Ocean-REFuel

    Technology Organisation

    University of Strathclyde

    The University of Strathclyde is a public research university located in Glasgow, Scotland. Founded in 1796 as the Andersonian Institute, it is Glasgow's second-oldest university, with the university receiving its royal charter in 1964 as the UK's first technological university. It takes its name from the historic Kingdom of Strathclyde.

    https://www.strath.ac.uk/

    Project summary

    The Ocean‐REFuel Programme will bring together a multidisciplinary team of world‐leading academics to establish fundamental scientific and engineering understanding for the conversion of Ocean Renewable Energy to liquid and gaseous fuels. Ocean‐REFuel will build upon the hugely successful offshore wind developments of the past two decades to accelerate the development and unlock the potential of converting ocean energy into new energy vectors directly addressing challenges associated with energy storage, renewable heat and the decarbonisation of transport (road, rail, marine and potentially aviation) through the provision of high energy density fuels that can be efficiently stored predominantly utilising existing storage and distribution infrastructure. Net Zero Technology Centre to be part of the Stakeholder Advisory Board. University of Strathclyde applying for £8.5m funding from EPSRC.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    1

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    University of Strathclyde - Ocean-REFuel

    Target TRL

    3

    Potential Industry Value

    Accelerate the development and unlock the potential of converting ocean energy into new energy vectors directly addressing challenges.

  • Technology Validation & Offshore Trial

    Technology Validation & Offshore Trial

    Project

    Technology Validation & Offshore Trial

    Technology Organisation

    Corrosion Radar

    CorrosionRADAR designs and supplies the worlds longest range Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) monitoring technology for pipelines, refineries and more. The patented system enables the move away from manual inspections to automated monitoring, and from reactive to predictive corrosion management. Earlier detection aides with corrosion prevention, lowering costs and risk.

    https://www.corrosionradar.com/

    Project summary

    Developing an automated, wireless enabled and ATEX version of their system which is expected to be of great impact in addressing the CUI issues on onshore and offshore processing facilities. The primary aim of this project is to independently evaluate CR's CUI monitoring technology by undertaking blind trials on a test rig at ESR Technology's facilities in order to validate prior to being installed on an offshore platform and monitored for 24-months.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    7

    Field Trial

    Planned

    Technology

    Technology Validation & Offshore Trial

    Target TRL

    8

    Potential Industry Value

    This technology can improve inspection and maintenance outcomes in a more efficient and effective way. Consequently, directly benefiting targets to reduce and eliminate fugitive emissions associated with the degradation of pipework and equipment.

  • SusWIND

    SusWIND

    Project

    SusWIND

    Technology Organisation

    National Composites Centre

    The National Composites Centre was created as the UK's Centre of Excellence for Composites Research and Development following the inclusion of this disruptive technology into government industrial strategy.

    http://www.nccuk.com/

    Project summary

    The National Composites Centre (NCC)launched SusWIND - an initiative to accelerate the development of technology, processes and materials that address the recyclability and future development of composite wind turbine blades. The programme is helping to drive the future sustainability of wind turbine technology for the benefit of the sector and the global community by bringing together leading stakeholders in the composites industry and energy sector.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    1

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    SusWIND

    Target TRL

    1

  • Smart Wireless Networks

    Smart Wireless Networks

    Project

    Smart Wireless Networks

    Technology Organisation

    Ocean Information Services Ltd

    Help our customers to reduce environmental footprint and improve financial performance through the development and delivery of smart wireless surveillance, automation and autonomy products, solutions and information services.

    https://www.oceaninfoservices.com/

    Project summary

    Reliable and cost-effective subsea wireless is a key enabler for the offshore energy industries.  OISL have developed a wireless network tech which uses Loosely Couples Transformer technology to enable operational and environmental surveillance. This project will look at proving capability though air-water boundary to integrate subsea to topsides ability to retrofit this technology to existing asset and applications.

    Programme

    Offshore Energy 4.0

    Entry TRL

    5

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    Smart Wireless Networks

    Target TRL

    6

  • GGA Pathfinder - CnES Net Zero Hub

    GGA Pathfinder - CnES Net Zero Hub

    Project

    GGA Pathfinder - CnES Net Zero Hub

    Technology Organisation

    Net Zero Technology Centre

    The Net Zero Technology Centre's purpose is to develop and deploy technology for an affordable net zero energy industry.

    https://www.netzerotc.com

    Project summary

    NZTC are delivering a business case for Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES) that will be submitted to Scottish Government to apply for up to £10MM in funding through the Green Growth Accelerator (GGA) programme. The funding will be used to develop the civil infrastrucutre on the island that can support the deployment of a green hydrogen production hub. Locally produced hydrogen can decarbonise transport, industry and heating, whilst delivering significant economic benefits across the islands, supporting a Just Transition and a growth in jobs.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    1

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    GGA Pathfinder - CnES Net Zero Hub

    Target TRL

    1

    Potential Industry Value

    The knowledge gained through this project and development will be key to support the widescale roleout of hydrogen production hubs across Scotland - by fully understanding the technology requirements and the financial and commercial delivery models. This hydrogen production hub could support an emissions reduction on the Western Isles by at least 22% by 2030, whilst supporting the decarbonisation efforts across the Scottish mainland.

  • Mocean Energy - Renewables for Subsea Power Ph2

    Mocean Energy - Renewables for Subsea Power Ph2

    Project

    Mocean Energy - Renewables for Subsea Power Ph2

    Technology Organisation

    Mocean Energy

    Mocean Energy is committed to designing and delivering wave energy converters to provide ocean equipment and the grid with clean, carbon-free, renewable energy.

    https://www.mocean.energy/

    Project summary

    To build, assemble and complete integration testing of the complete system in preparation for an offshore field trial in 2022.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    3

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    Renewables for Subsea Power Ph2

    Target TRL

    5

    Potential Industry Value

    The benefit of this integrated system is that it provides renewable, reliable and uninterrupted power and communications at remote locations at sea.

  • SFP CFI2 UHCDS Near-Abandonment Depleted Hydrocarbon Reservoirs + Aquifers

    SFP CFI2 UHCDS Near-Abandonment Depleted Hydrocarbon Reservoirs + Aquifers

    Project

    SFP CFI2 UHCDS Near-Abandonment Depleted Hydrocarbon Reservoirs + Aquifers

    Technology Organisation

    University of Aberdeen

    55th out of 750 world universities (top university in Scotland) for research performance (based on the proportion of research appearing in the top 10% of international journals) - CWTS Leiden Ranking 2015.

    http://www.abdn.ac.uk/

    Project summary

    University of Aberdeen will address the critical gap in Underground Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide Storage (UHCDS) technology related to subsurface storage of H2 and CO2 through combination of laboratory experimentation, numerical modelling and simulation approach, utilising North Sea field data to develop and deliver a benchmarking case for deployment for UKCS.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    3

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    SFP CFI2 UHCDS Near-Abandonment Depleted Hydrocarbon Reservoirs + Aquifer

    Target TRL

    5

  • SFP CFI2 Redevelopment of the Rough reservoir as a hydrogen storage facility

    SFP CFI2 Redevelopment of the Rough reservoir as a hydrogen storage facility

    Project

    SFP CFI2 Redevelopment of the Rough reservoir as a hydrogen storage facility

    Technology Organisation

    Centrica Storage Limited

    Centrica Storage Limited (CSL) used to store gas in our Rough gas field, located 29km (18 miles) and 2.7km below the seabed, on behalf of a large number of customers including utilities, gas, traders and gas producers. Today, we are in the process of producing the indigenous gas on behalf of Centrica plc. and planning for decommissioning, while considering other options for the field.

    https://www.centrica.com/what-we-do/upstream/centrica-storage-limited/

    Project summary

    Rough, as the UK's largest natural gas facility with ~70% storage capacity, was closed for gas storage in 2017 due to well failures. Since storage operations ceased, Centrica Storage Ltd (CSL) has continued to operate Rough in a production-only capacity, and planning for decommissioning. The repurposing of Rough for both green and blue hydrogen storage would be an excellent Technology Project to support the UK's energy transition for net zero emissions. A numerical assessment of Rough as a hydrogen storage facility would provide evidence-based decision-making for its future role for the UK's energy transition. Numerical modelling capability of thermal, multiphase and multiple component flow in porous rocks is required to simulate the key gas transport processes in subsurface conditions. In order to redevelop Rough as a hydrogen capable storage site the reservoir must be returned to similar operating pressures as prior to storage operation cessation in 2017. Due to field blowdown operations over recent years it is estimated that approx. 130bcf of natural gas would need to be injected into the reservoir to restore reservoir 'cushion gas' inventory for storage operations. Although Rough storage appears to be the least-cost option to meet the UK's hydrogen storage demand, this requirement to replace cushion gas may make Rough redevelopment construction cost unfavourable to regulatory bodies and UK government. A way to mitigate this would be to inject an alternative cushion gas such as CO2. CO2 production from the Humber area's Zero Carbon Humber Technology Projects could provide such cushion gas feed stock, whilst supporting decarbonisation for the wider Humber region.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    1

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    SFP CFI2 Redevelopment of the Rough reservoir as a hydrogen storage facility

    Target TRL

    2

  • SFP CFI2 Efficient separation of hydrogen + carbon dioxide in blue hydrogen product

    SFP CFI2 Efficient separation of hydrogen + carbon dioxide in blue hydrogen product

    Project

    SFP CFI2 Efficient separation of hydrogen + carbon dioxide in blue hydrogen product

    Technology Organisation

    Immaterial UK

    Super-adsorbent nanomaterials which can dramatically reduce the cost of separating, storing, and transporting gas. The project looks to compress, rather than the liquify, natural gas which delivers significant financial and CO2 savings on each tonne of gas shipped. Further opportunities are possible regarding downhole refinement and selective element extraction as well as carbon storage.

    http://www.immaterial.co/

    Project summary

    To select and integrate metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) into a hollow fibre form to optimise separation and purification of H2 and CO2 in blue hydrogen production. The project promises substantial capex and energy savings in future pressure swing adsorption, making blue hydrogen a greener option and taking a step towards the targeted costs for widespread adoption as part of the UK's roadmap for net zero emissions.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    SFP CFI2 Efficient separation of hydrogen + carbon dioxide in blue hydrogen product

    Target TRL

    4

  • ETF - Data for Net Zero

    ETF - Data for Net Zero

    Project

    ETF - Data for Net Zero

    Technology Organisation

    Net Zero Technology Centre

    The Net Zero Technology Centre's purpose is to develop and deploy technology for an affordable net zero energy industry.

    https://www.netzerotc.com

    Project summary

    The Data for projects aims to undertake R&D that will deliver the world's first Smart Energy Basin. Utilising an integrated suite of data science, visualisation and modelling tools, the Smart Energy Basin is a digital copy of the entire energy basin that will be utilised to accelerate a range of cross-sectoral decision-making approaches for energy integration and the transition to a net zero energy system by 2045. Initially it will focus on a discrete group of offshore energy assets that share both geographic proximity and operational connectivity, either a cluster of assets East of Shetland or in the Southern North Sea before seeking to widen the approach across the basin An initial six (6) synergistic industry-led research work packages will be undertaken over a period of 3 years as follows: Infrastructure reuse and repurposing Decision making in late life and decommissioning Decarbonising decommissioning Energy Hub body of knowledge UKCS Offshore Workforce Portal Floating Offshore Wind (FOW)/ Fisheries Spatial Data Portal

    Programme

    Offshore Energy 4.0

    Entry TRL

    1

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    ETF Data for Net Zero

    Target TRL

    3

    Potential Industry Value

    Unlock barriers to data sharing​ Demonstrate an integrated energy basin approach​ Enable innovation and anchor the supply chain​ Demonstrate the opportunities for new collaborative ways of working​ Drive thought leadership​ Facilitate knowledge & skills transfer across sectors

  • SFP CFI2 Anticline Hydrogen Storage Site Demonstrator Feasibility study

    SFP CFI2 Anticline Hydrogen Storage Site Demonstrator Feasibility study

    Project

    SFP CFI2 Anticline Hydrogen Storage Site Demonstrator Feasibility study

    Technology Organisation

    University of Edinburgh

    The University of Edinburgh is a public research university in Edinburgh, Scotland. Granted a royal charter by King James VI in 1582 and officially opened in 1583, it is one of Scotland's four ancient universities and the sixth-oldest university in continuous operation in the English-speaking world.

    https://www.ed.ac.uk/

    Project summary

    Investigating the feasibility of developing the world's first multi-month hydrogen store in porous rock. The University of Edinburgh and SGN are collaborating on a hydrogen storage pilot located at the Earl's Seat Anticline in Fife (Scotland). The successful establishment of this hydrogen storage pilot will form a key component in SGN's H100 project to accelerate decarbonisation of the East of Scotland and will directly inform commercial development of storage on hydrogen networks in the UK.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    3

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    SFP CFI2 Anticline Hydrogen Storage Site Demonstrator Feasibility study

    Target TRL

    4

  • SFP CFI2 Energy and Material Requirements for an Electrocatalytic Haber-Bosch

    SFP CFI2 Energy and Material Requirements for an Electrocatalytic Haber-Bosch

    Project

    SFP CFI2 Energy and Material Requirements for an Electrocatalytic Haber-Bosch

    Technology Organisation

    McAlpha Inc.

    McAlpha Inc. is a project development company, keen on implementing projects that will bring positive social and economic impact to the host community while sustaining the environment in a sensible manner. They specialise in Oil and Gas facility for the Offshore and Onshore environment with their appropriate loading structures.

    https://mcalpha.com/

    Project summary

    As an alternative to the Haber-Bosch process (which consumes 2% of global energy consumption), this technology will save 50% electricity. Laboratory experiments will identify the materials required for air separation to generate zero-carbon nitrogen, and production of zero-carbon hydrogen from Solid Oxide Electrolysis to carry out the reaction of nitrogen and hydrogen for zero-carbon ammonia production over a membrane reactor, operating at atmospheric pressure.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    1

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    SFP CFI2 Energy and Material Requirements for an Electrocatalytic Haber-Bosch

    Target TRL

    3

  • SFP CFI2 Reusing Subsea Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure for Bulk Hydrogen

    SFP CFI2 Reusing Subsea Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure for Bulk Hydrogen

    Project

    SFP CFI2 Reusing Subsea Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure for Bulk Hydrogen

    Technology Organisation

    McAlpha Inc.

    McAlpha Inc. is a project development company, keen on implementing projects that will bring positive social and economic impact to the host community while sustaining the environment in a sensible manner. They specialise in Oil and Gas facility for the Offshore and Onshore environment with their appropriate loading structures.

    https://mcalpha.com/

    Project summary

    Laboratory studies will investigate and predict hydrogen (unblended) permeation behaviour for various materials applicable to pipeline transportation and storage. Results will enable the development of a mathematical model to describe the permeability, diffusivity, and solubility of hydrogen as a function of temperature, thickness and trans membrane pressure between 50-430°C, thereby enabling more informed decisions on liner options.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    1

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    SFP CFI2 Reusing Subsea Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure for Bulk Hydrogen

    Target TRL

    3

  • SPARK-2137 - Use of Heat from Wells

    SPARK-2137 - Use of Heat from Wells

    Project

    SPARK-2137 - Use of Heat from Wells

    Technology Organisation

    CeraPhi Energy Ltd

    CeraPhi's® mission is to deliver an impact change to carbon reduction, providing a decarbonising baseload 1-2-1 energy transition solution.

    https://ceraphi.com/

    Project summary

    EnQuest has agreed to a collaborative approach for a study using heat from offshore wells and produced water to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of offshore facilities. The study will examine the use of geothermal principles and applied technology solutions for offshore energy generation. The aim is to reduce the facilities' gas-powered generation, which on Magnus is some 40MW, aiming initially for 10% within 24 months. CeraPhi Energy as the project lead has developed a new and novel closed-loop energy generation well system (the CeraPhiWell™) using the principles of existing off the shelf Oil and Gas proven solutions where a specifically selected fluid is circulated within a closed loop installed via a well hanger bundle into the well in a concentric tubular arrangement that acts as a downhole heat exchanger. The CeraPhiWell™ is installed vertically to the required depth, determined by the required heat output and the subsurface temperature gradient at the site. An enhancement to the CeraPhiWell™ concept is the CoProWell™ which allows for simultaneous production of geothermal heat energy and hydrocarbons. Both technologies enable extraction of deep geothermal energy which can be converted into useful, and most importantly continuous zero-carbon, heat and power.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    3

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    Use of Heat from Wells

    Target TRL

    4

  • Waste Heat Powered Desalination for Hydrogen Production

    Waste Heat Powered Desalination for Hydrogen Production

    Project

    Waste Heat Powered Desalination for Hydrogen Production

    Technology Organisation

    Waterwhelm Ltd

    Waterwhelm is an award-winning company commercialising a membrane technology for self-powered wastewater treatment, water treatment, desalination and dewatering applications. The company was founded in 2018 in Scotland and includes a team of experienced engineers, scientists, business managers and advisors working together to re-invent water supply through a pioneering technology.

    https://waterwhelm.com/

    Project summary

    Waterwhelm have developed an alternative to reverse osmosis (RO), that utilises waste heat to improve efficiency of desalination. Vast opportunities across many sectors including hydrogen production. Pilot plant being built on site at Veolia's Seafield Wastewater Treatment Works.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    5

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    Waste Heat Powered Desalination for Hydrogen Production

    Target TRL

    7

  • InnovateUK - Subsea Autonomous Systems

    InnovateUK - Subsea Autonomous Systems

    Project

    InnovateUK - Subsea Autonomous Systems

    Technology Organisation

    Net Zero Technology Centre

    The Net Zero Technology Centre's purpose is to develop and deploy technology for an affordable net zero energy industry.

    https://www.netzerotc.com

    Project summary

    The challenge was to develop next generation subsea autonomous system technologies, which are modular in design with common interfaces and open architectures. Three projects are now underway, all utilising UK based companies, with planned field trials in 2023. Projects are being led by Autonomous Devices Ltd, Rovco and Planet Ocean.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    InnovateUK - Subsea Autonomous Systems

    Target TRL

    4

  • BSC Separation Technology Phase 2

    BSC Separation Technology Phase 2

    Project

    BSC Separation Technology Phase 2

    Technology Organisation

    BSC Separation Technology

    The company's technology offers super-compact separator, enabling users to replace a conventional production train with a super-compact production chain.

    Project summary

    The Moseley Separator is a super-compact multiphase separator that utilises turbine technology to achieve the same or better separation efficiency as traditional separators  with a much smaller physical footprint.  It also has the potential to strip out CO2 (and H2S) for CCS and generate clean electricity during the process.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    Debottlenecking Technology - Phase 2

    Target TRL

    6

  • A multi-resolution, multi-format asset integrity visualisation system for the energy sector

    A multi-resolution, multi-format asset integrity visualisation system for the energy sector

    Project

    A multi-resolution, multi-format asset integrity visualisation system for the energy sector

    Technology Organisation

    Eserv (Energy Services International Ltd)

    Eserve International consists of a mix of oil and gas professionals with an aligned aim to create a dynamic and innovative engineering service with flexibility, efficiency and commitment to ensure sustainable long-term solutions.

    http://www.eserveinternational.com

    Project summary

    Eserv proposes to combine the data in a single application which allows the user to view increasingly detailed data as proximity to the structure increases. This has significant benefits for asset integrity and asset management and is essential for facilitating the development of further new technologies such as autonomous inspection and automated anomaly detection algorithms using artificial intelligence. Building on the Eserv AS-TEG™ model, the R&D Technology Project will focus on the means by which the various subsea formats can be combined and presented.

    Programme

    Offshore Energy 4.0

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    A multi-resolution, multi-format asset integrity visualisation system for the energy sector

    Target TRL

    7

  • SFP CFI B9 - University of Glasgow - Membrane Free Electrolysis DSC

    SFP CFI B9 - University of Glasgow - Membrane Free Electrolysis DSC

    Project

    SFP CFI B9 - University of Glasgow - Membrane Free Electrolysis DSC

    Technology Organisation

    B9 Energy Storage Ltd-

    B9 Energy was created in 1992. Their main goal is developing renewable energy projects.

    https://b9energy.co.uk/

    Project summary

    Creating an efficient water electrolyser that can be used to produce low-cost green H2 directly from water. The project aims to design a membrane free electrolyser system that utilises seawater for CO2 capture on distributed facilities in a marine environment, in addition to producing green hydrogen.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    SFP CFI B9 - University of Glasgow - Membrane Free Electrolysis DSC

    Target TRL

    4

  • SFP CFI Direct Ocean CO2 Capture - University of Strathclyde

    SFP CFI Direct Ocean CO2 Capture - University of Strathclyde

    Project

    SFP CFI Direct Ocean CO2 Capture - University of Strathclyde

    Technology Organisation

    sHYp BV Ltd

    A membraneless electrolyser using our industry-leading technology splits sea water into hydrogen and oxygen.

    https://shypbv.com/

    Project summary

    sHYp BV Ltd. is exploring CO2 capture from seawater through a novel approach. The membrane-less electrolyser separates sea water into discrete acidic and alkaline streams allowing for CO₂ capture from sea water. The project is investigating electrolysis efficiencies to ensure stable operation, with a focus on characterising the electrodes under different operational conditions.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    SFP CFI Direct Ocean CO2 Capture - University of Strathclyde

    Target TRL

    4

    Potential Industry Value

    The value generation expected from a one-time technology deployment is £105 per tonne of captured CO₂ with a potential to deliver £7MM annually across sites related to UKCS assuming a 25% uptake and an overall value of £2.31B over a 10-year period.

  • SFP CFI MZT Low-Energy Catalytic DAC - University of Glasgow

    SFP CFI MZT Low-Energy Catalytic DAC - University of Glasgow

    Project

    SFP CFI MZT Low-Energy Catalytic DAC - University of Glasgow

    Technology Organisation

    Mission Zero Technologies

    Mission Zero was founded in June 2020 as a spin-out from Deep Science Ventures. They are developing direct air capture (DAC) technology that will recover high-purity CO₂ from the air while incurring only a fraction of the costs and energy it takes to do so today.

    https://www.missionzero.tech/

    Project summary

    Mission Zero's DAC technology employs an electrochemical approach radically different from the state-of-the-art to eliminate the need for high temperatures and to reduce overall energy consumption. Furthermore, our process is low cost and allows for continuous operation, significantly increasing the efficiency and compactness of deploying our technology, thus making it economically viable to operate at a range of scales. F-CDI, the concept to be developed through this project, is an early-stage but promising electrochemical process which has the potential to integrate into our DAC technology and provide unique value-added advantages such as facilitating both recovery and storage of electrical energy alongside CO2 capture. Furthermore, the automated/ML approach to tackle this project that will be employed by the university partner also represents the development of a new and powerful computational platform that will continue to provide value in accelerating the optimization of our DAC system well beyond the initial outcomes of this project.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    3

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    SFP CFI MZT Low-Energy Catalytic DAC - University of Glasgow

    Target TRL

    4

  • Scottish Net Zero Roadmap Phase 2

    Scottish Net Zero Roadmap Phase 2

    Project

    Scottish Net Zero Roadmap Phase 2

    Technology Organisation

    NECCUS

    NECCUS is an alliance of industry, government and experts, united by their determination to drive the changes and programmes needed to reduce carbon emissions.

    https://www.neccus.co.uk/

    Project summary

    The Scottish Net Zero Roadmap (SNZR) project is part of a Government sponsored challenge to develop net zero industrial clusters by 2040. The project will develop a road map to decarbonise the industrial cluster along Scotland's East Coast, which currently emits some 9.3 million tonnes of CO2 p.a.. A number of scenarios will be explored to establish clearly defined pathways to net zero for the range of industrial sites within the Scottish industrial cluster.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    3

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    Scottish Net Zero Roadmap Phase 2

    Target TRL

    4

  • SFP Supercritical Hydrogen - University of St.Andrews

    SFP Supercritical Hydrogen - University of St.Andrews

    Project

    SFP Supercritical Hydrogen - University of St.Andrews

    Technology Organisation

    Supercritical Solutions Ltd

    Developing the world's first high pressure, ultra-efficient electrolyser.

    https://www.supercritical.solutions/

    Project summary

    A highly efficient water electrolyser that can be used to produce low-cost green H2 directly from water. The water electrolyser will operate in a currently untapped temperature range of 375˚C - 400˚C and reduce electrical energy consumption using heat sourced from waste or low carbon sources.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    SFP-Supercritical Hydrogen - University of St.Andrews

    Target TRL

    4

  • H2020 Pseudo Dry Gas System (Phase 3)

    H2020 Pseudo Dry Gas System (Phase 3)

    Project

    H2020 Pseudo Dry Gas System (Phase 3)

    Technology Organisation

    INTECSEA

    INTECSEA offers independent insight, engineering and project management to deliver full lifecycle asset management, in any offshore environment from concept to decommissioning.

    http://www.intecsea.com/

    Project summary

    The central objective of the ESGT (Enhanced Subsea Gas Tiebacks) project is to further develop the Pseudo Dry Gas System (PDGS) and live test the first full scale, preproduction model. The SIT of the system will be undertaken in Q1 2023 with follow on testing at NEL.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    5

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    H2020 Pseudo Dry Gas System (Phase 3)

    Target TRL

    8

  • ETF - Offshore Energy Digital Architecture

    ETF - Offshore Energy Digital Architecture

    Project

    ETF - Offshore Energy Digital Architecture

    Technology Organisation

    Net Zero Technology Centre

    The Net Zero Technology Centre's purpose is to develop and deploy technology for an affordable net zero energy industry.

    https://www.netzerotc.com

    Project summary

    A “Spotify” for data: through the delivery of the initial two project phases, the long-term vision of this project is to provide the industry with an offshore energy data architecture which will support and inform future infrastructure projects. OEDA will provide the ability for the industry and the wider digital ecosystem to have open and trusted access to relevant industry data sets.

    Programme

    Offshore Energy 4.0

    Entry TRL

    4

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    ETF - Offshore Energy Digital Architecture

    Target TRL

    8

    Potential Industry Value

    This project will provide UKCS wide data catalogue that will provide visibility over all UKCS data sets .

  • ETF - Offshore Low Touch Energy Robotics & Autonomous Systems

    ETF - Offshore Low Touch Energy Robotics & Autonomous Systems

    Project

    ETF - Offshore Low Touch Energy Robotics & Autonomous Systems

    Technology Organisation

    Net Zero Technology Centre

    The Net Zero Technology Centre's purpose is to develop and deploy technology for an affordable net zero energy industry.

    https://www.netzerotc.com

    Project summary

    OLTER (Offshore Low Touch Energy RAS) proposes to act as the one entity accountable for Offshore Industrial RAS (Robots and Autonomous System), creating a single Centre where industry, supply chain, academia, developers and other sectors can connect to maximise the potential of digital for the UKCS.​

    Programme

    Offshore Energy 4.0

    Entry TRL

    8

    Field Trial

    Planned

    Technology

    ETF - Offshore Low Touch Energy Robotics & Autonomous Systems

    Target TRL

    8

    Potential Industry Value

    Consolidate RAS data and knowledge in UK​ Showcase how digitalised offshore energy assets use robotic systems to reduce human exposure and emissions​. Increase productivity, resilience and improve next generation net zero design

  • Sustainable Subsea Microgrid

    Sustainable Subsea Microgrid

    Project

    Sustainable Subsea Microgrid

    Technology Organisation

    Glasgow Caledonian University

    Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning University for the Common Good. We aim to contribute to society in a manner that embraces yet goes beyond the traditional role of a university. GCU's For the Common Good commitment is brought to life and delivered by students and staff across academic schools and departments.

    https://www.gcu.ac.uk/

    Project summary

    The core of this development is a subsea microgrid which conditions power from offshore wind turbine generation. The initiative also incorporates subsea energy storage and fault tolerant architectures that ensure continued power supply. Phased technology development: initial R&D to develop full proof-of-concept of the first subsea electric distribution system powered completely by offshore wind, removing the requirement for conventional connection to shore and providing a renewable based power solution to support subsea production.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    SFP Sustainable Subsea Microgrid

    Target TRL

    3

  • SFP HWU and BGS; Enabling the Transition to Net-Zero

    SFP HWU and BGS; Enabling the Transition to Net-Zero

    Project

    SFP HWU and BGS; Enabling the Transition to Net-Zero

    Technology Organisation

    Heriot-Watt University

    Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.

    http://www.hw.ac.uk

    Project summary

    The technology development in this proposal enables smooth transition from “hydrocarbon production” to “CO2 storage” in suitable UKCS hydrocarbon fields, using CO2 from planned UK CCS projects, Acorn and Net Zero Teesside, and potential future CCS projects. The transition period allows modification of infrastructure supported by an income stream, thus avoiding mothballing, and enabling the change of infrastructure use to solely CO2 storage in UKCS fields.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    SFP HWU and BGS: Enabling the Transition to Net-Zero

    Target TRL

    4

  • ANYmal deployment at live Chevron facility

    ANYmal deployment at live Chevron facility

    Project

    ANYmal deployment at live Chevron facility

    Technology Organisation

    Chevron

    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/

    Project summary

    Through the ORCA Hub, Chevron have partnered with the University of Oxford and University of Edinburgh who are both developing new mapping technology to enable deployment of the ANYmal quadruped robot. The collaboration plans to conduct a deployment of ANYmal in a live Chevron facility within Europe. Lessons learned from the deployment will allow Chevron to evaluate quadruped robots as a viable autonomous inspection solution for their facilities. The robotic developers at Oxford and Edinburgh will also use the lessons learnt to improve the autonomous capabilities of quadruped robots for hazardous area inspection.

    Programme

    Offshore Energy 4.0

    Entry TRL

    5

    Field Trial

    Planned

    Technology

    ANYmal deployment at live Chevron facility

    Target TRL

    6

  • ETF- European Hydrogen Backbone Link

    ETF- European Hydrogen Backbone Link

    Project

    ETF- European Hydrogen Backbone Link

    Technology Organisation

    Net Zero Technology Centre

    The Net Zero Technology Centre's purpose is to develop and deploy technology for an affordable net zero energy industry.

    https://www.netzerotc.com

    Project summary

    Identify the options to connect the various green H2 sources to the European hydrogen backbone project. Understand the operating technology limitations in trunk line operation and to assess the potential to repurpose existing pipelines. The outcomes will help provide an insight to the technologies required for potential repurposing and operational technologies for operators and supply chain alike.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    ETF-European Hydrogen Backbone

    Target TRL

    6

    Potential Industry Value

    Create synergies with green H2 providers around Scotland and provide insight to the backbone requirements for Scotland.

  • MN4-KM5 “Xclude” Field Trials

    MN4-KM5 “Xclude” Field Trials

    Project

    MN4-KM5 “Xclude” Field Trials

    Technology Organisation

    Aubin

    Aubin design, develop and supply chemistry-based, enabling technology to the global oil and gas industry.

    http://aubingroup.com

    Project summary

    The primary aim of the project is to validate Xclude as a low-cost alternative to cement and other alternative barrier methods. Xclude is a water-based, chemical system which creates calcium sulfate scale in a controlled reaction. Three components are diluted with water, mixed, and immediately pumped into the well. As the scale precipitates within the formation, the pore throats of the rock become blocked and reducing permeability.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    7

    Field Trial

    Planned

    Technology

    MN4/KM5 “Xclude” Field Trials

    Target TRL

    8

  • SPARK-1083 - Visual Inspection - Step Change

    SPARK-1083 - Visual Inspection - Step Change

    Project

    SPARK-1083 - Visual Inspection - Step Change

    Technology Organisation

    Global Design Innovation Limited

    GDi provides fit for purpose repair orders, engineering support and design solutions across the energy sector. GDI deliver tailored engineering solutions and provide clients a cost effective means of safely and efficiently maintaining assets by utilising latest technology to streamline workflows and increase uptime.

    https://www.globaldi.co.uk/

    Project summary

    The project aims to develop a solution which allows the ability to automatically ascertain the fabric condition of an entire facility remotely, through innovative Auto-Visual inspection techniques.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    3

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    Next Generation Remote Auto-Visual Inspection

    Target TRL

    8

    Potential Industry Value

    The benefits of optimised manning and remote operations technology are well known to industry and with the backdrop of a challenging economic environment and net zero commitments, there is a renewed focus to change how brownfield assets are operated in the UKCS. As such, there has been significant interest in this project across the industry with major operator partners (Repsol Sinopec, Serica Energy, Anasuria Operating Company, Dana Petroleum, Harbour Energy, TAQA) signalling their interest in tackling this challenge as a consortium. GDi Inspection will transform the inspection process by eliminating the need for traditional reporting methods and providing the ability to accurately assess the condition of hazardous or inaccessible locations using the automated defect detection software. It has the potential to save an operator up to £521K per asset, per year

  • ETF - Energy Hubs

    ETF - Energy Hubs

    Project

    ETF - Energy Hubs

    Technology Organisation

    Net Zero Technology Centre

    The Net Zero Technology Centre's purpose is to develop and deploy technology for an affordable net zero energy industry.

    https://www.netzerotc.com

    Project summary

    Energy hubs, where GW-scale low carbon hydrogen can be produced and integrated with Scotland's offshore wind resource will be an essential element of the transition to net zero. This project will address common technology challenges and opportunities that energy hubs across Scotland will face, including green and blue hydrogen production, storage and transportation.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    ETF - Shetland Island Energy Hub

    Target TRL

    6

    Potential Industry Value

    Shetlands energy hub, potentially enables decarbonising the West and East of Shetland assets and through generation of alternative fuels locally, support island decarbonisation.

  • SAIBOK Phase 2

    SAIBOK Phase 2

    Project

    SAIBOK Phase 2

    Technology Organisation

    Robert Gordon University

    Aberdeen's RGU is the top university in Scotland for graduate prospects, with an international reputation for management, health, energy & technology courses. TechX partner - Behavioural change, TechX contact - Rhona Flin

    http://www.rgu.ac.uk/

    Project summary

    In Phase 2, the Technology Project aims at building the recommended platform for an extensive library of subsea images to apply AI driven solutions to revolutionise subsea inspection across the oil & gas industry and beyond. The Technology Project will focus on defect localisation and recognition on pipeline videos/images using machine learning algorithms. Such a framework will accelerate and speed up the development of AI driven solutions on other subsea assets. Typical examples will include identifying corrosion in pipes, recognising objects of interest, remote inspections and others. Supported by data and algorithms provided by sponsoring operators, this proposal aims to deliver a working prototype solution that displays the potential of machine learning in subsea pipeline inspection. A successful proof of concept will accelerate the development and deployment of machine learning applications to improve subsea inspection in the oil & gas industry.

    Programme

    Offshore Energy 4.0

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    Project SAIBOK Phase 2

    Target TRL

    3

    Potential Industry Value

    The value generation expected from a one-time technology deployment is £350,000 with a potential to deliver £7 million annually across the UKCS and an overall value of £70 million over a 10-year period.

  • Offshore Work Class Robots

    Offshore Work Class Robots

    Project

    Offshore Work Class Robots

    Technology Organisation

    Taurob GmbH

    taurob is a young and innovative company, which combines new ideas, technical expertise as well as customer orientated development. Together with our main costumers we transfer new ideas and solutions into high-end products. taurob also closely cooperates with various institutes of different universities, in order to apply recent research to cutting edge developments.

    http://taurob.com/

    Project summary

    The project will develop the world's first Offshore Work Class Robot (OWCR) for the Oil & Gas industry, advancing the previously funded Offshore Ground Robot Industrial Pilot (OGRIP) prototype, developed in partnership with Total, Equinor, Petrobras & Taurob. OGRIP was primarily a surveillance vehicle, this project will extend the performance of the OGRIP robot through the addition of active manipulation. This project will develop a robot that can operate in ATEX environments for prolonged periods of time (up to 12 months) without human intervention, fundamentally underpining the concept of remote operations and co-working robots.

    Programme

    Offshore Energy 4.0

    Entry TRL

    5

    Field Trial

    Planned

    Technology

    Offshore Work Class Robots

    Target TRL

    7

    Potential Industry Value

    Due to the novel and emerging nature of this technology the value target or project return, remains difficult to estimate, primarily due to the complex nature of where robotic technologies could support autonomous inspection and remote operations. The value generation expected from a one-time technology deployment is in the region of £275K for brownfield intervention task with a further £9.74M anticipated annually based on inspection activities for approx. 20 platforms and £55M saving on capex for new build NUI platforms.

  • Oxifree Corrosion Under Pipe Supports (CUPS) trials

    Oxifree Corrosion Under Pipe Supports (CUPS) trials

    Project

    Oxifree Corrosion Under Pipe Supports (CUPS) trials

    Technology Organisation

    Oxifree Global Services Ltd

    Oxifree UK is at the forefront of specialist anti corrosion engineering and metal protection within the UK and Europe for the offshore oil and gas sector.

    Project summary

    Oxifree have developed an alternative solution to the established technique of shutting down plant piping systems in order to lift the pipe to allow access for blasting and painting activities to remove the corrosion product. The TM198 system is applied with minimal surface preparation and eliminates the need to shut down the line and requires minimal maintenance over a ten-year period. The project will consist of a two field trials covering the following main activities: • Carry out a pre inspection of 141 pipe supports on two onshore sites • Apply TM198 to all 141 pipe supports; • Return to the sites after one year of normal operation, remove coating and reinspect areas to assess any degradation; • Produce a final report on the performance of the repairs.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    8

    Field Trial

    Planned

    Technology

    Oxifree Corrosion Under Pipe Supports (CUPS) trials

    Target TRL

    9

    Potential Industry Value

    At a high level, it is possible to summarise the value to industry as a 48% reduction in year on year expenditure due to the reduction of personnel and rope access/ lifting requirement of inspecting and maintaining the 47,690‬ pipe supports within the industry. By eliminating the need to shut down the pipework system, then subsequently lift, blast and coat the affective area it is estimated that the value impact to an asset will be in the region of £324k per annum with an overall cost saving to the UKCS of circa £81M (based on a 20% adoption rate across the 251 operational assets).

  • Remote Optical Gas Imaging UAV

    Remote Optical Gas Imaging UAV

    Project

    Remote Optical Gas Imaging UAV

    Technology Organisation

    Air Control Entech Limited

    We are Air Control Entech, an innovative UAV inspection company committed to developing new technologies with the sole aim of making offshore inspection in the Oil & Gas industry smarter, faster and safer. We bring together the best of UAV and inspection technologies across various industries to engineer perfectly optimised inspection UAV's for the the challenging and remote conditions found offshore.

    https://aircontrolentech.com/

    Project summary

    The objective of this project is to increase gas detection in all operational areas and to reduce manual handheld workscopes within modules thereby improving efficiency and to reduce the risk of major accident hazards (MAH). Main objective of this project to successfully test fly a UAV on a live facility and gather data on its emissions.

    Programme

    Offshore Energy 4.0

    Entry TRL

    3

    Field Trial

    In-Progress

    Technology

    Remote Optical Gas Imaging UAV

    Target TRL

    8

    Potential Industry Value

    The value generation expected from a one-time technology deployment is £2K per weekly OGI sweep, this will equate to an annual saving of £100,000 per asset (87.5% cost saving) with a potential to deliver £5M annually across the UKCS assuming a 20% uptake within the industry and an overall costing of £50M over a 10 year period.

  • SPARK-0641 - Data Analytics & Visualisation

    SPARK-0641 - Data Analytics & Visualisation

    Project

    SPARK-0641 - Data Analytics & Visualisation

    Technology Organisation

    IMRANDD Ltd

    IMRANDD is a business focused multidiscipline group of engineers and oil and gas professionals with broad experience in the management of upstream oil & gas assets. We have extensive background in asset integrity management and can provide specialist engineering support and solutions for fixed and floating offshore structures, marine systems and pressure systems.

    http://www.imrandd.com/

    Project summary

    Complimenting the data extraction project and to fully support a holistic risk-based integrity decision tool. Imrandd are also proposing to develop a revolutionary data analytics and visualisation platform. This platform will correlate and analyse internal and external degradation as well as process conditions including barrier status to give a complete overview of the integrity status of an asset in real time.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    3

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    Data Analytics & Visualisation

    Target TRL

    8

    Potential Industry Value

    At a high level, it is possible to summarise the value to operator from the advanced analytics and visualisation proposed in this project (based on proof of concept work) as a 50% reduction in year on year expenditure associated with the onshore engineering costs of managing asset integrity and maintenance. On average each asset spends £1M per annum on onshore engineering costs arising from a combination of routine activities including RBI assessments, reviewing of inspection data as well as assessment of anomalies. By eliminating the need to manually collate and ingest the data it is estimated that the value impact to an asset will be in the region of £500k per annum with an overall cost saving to the UKCS of circa £25M (based on a 20% adoption rate).

  • SPARK-0640 - Data Extraction Software

    SPARK-0640 - Data Extraction Software

    Project

    SPARK-0640 - Data Extraction Software

    Technology Organisation

    IMRANDD Ltd

    IMRANDD is a business focused multidiscipline group of engineers and oil and gas professionals with broad experience in the management of upstream oil & gas assets. We have extensive background in asset integrity management and can provide specialist engineering support and solutions for fixed and floating offshore structures, marine systems and pressure systems.

    http://www.imrandd.com/

    Project summary

    This project will develop an Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) solution to data mine the legacy integrity data held by an operator which in turn can be used to provide the necessary historical data needed to effectively manage the integrity of late life assets. Imrandd have already developed a rudimentary proof of concept which uses a template overlay to enable the data to be identified, extracted and loaded into a database.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    3

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    Data Extraction Software

    Target TRL

    8

    Potential Industry Value

    It is estimated that manual processing of each inspection report takes an hour. An operator may have anywhere between 15,000 and 25,000 inspection reports in backlog with the data 'lost' due to the effort required to extract the data. The cost to extract this 'lost' data manually is estimated to be in the region of £525,000 to £875,000 per asset based on an average hourly rate of £35 p/hr for a technical assistant. Extrapolating this to the UKCS based on 251 active assets. The costs of extracting the integrity data from the legacy inspection reports would be in the region of £131.7M and £219.6M. Based on the proof of concept study the ETL method extracted the data 85% quicker than manual extraction therefore the cost saving for a one-off deployment (per asset) would be in the region of £446,250 to £743,750. Extrapolating this across the UKCS with a 20% adoption rate this project has the potential to save the UKCS approximately £22.4M and £37.3M.

  • Casing Recovery System

    Casing Recovery System

    Project

    Casing Recovery System

    Technology Organisation

    Deep Casing Tools

    Deep Casing Tools designs and manufactures casing and completion tools to deliver better well integrity and wellbore stability.

    http://www.deepcasingtools.com

    Project summary

    The technology Deep Casing Tools proposes to develop is focused on the Well Abandonment and Slot Recovery markets. Within rig-based operations, to remove in-situ casing strings the industry experiences significant unproductive rig time due to the inability of the current downhole offerings. These techniques are known commonly as “Cut and Pull', “Perf and Wash” and “Casing Milling”. The technology is not a replacement for the above offerings but is designed to fit into these workflows and will combine current standard Cut and Pull technology with a unique device in order to make standard systems more effective. The core technology, which is known as the Casing Cement Breaker (CCB) is a concept downhole device or tool that has the ability to be hydraulically operated in wells at selective depths and intervals or selective time periods in order to break cement behind a casing string in order to ease the removal of said casing string.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    5

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    Casing Recovery System

    Target TRL

    7

    Potential Industry Value

    The value generation expected from a one-time technology deployment is approximately £1.8 to £2.5 million. With a potential industry saving of £50 million per year in the UKCS.

  • SPARK-0498 - Alternative Removal

    SPARK-0498 - Alternative Removal

    Project

    SPARK-0498 - Alternative Removal

    Technology Organisation

    Mammoet (UK) Ltd.

    Mammoet provides solutions to any heavy lifting or transport challenge. We aim to develop long-term relationships with our clients in order to understand their businesses and challenges.

    https://www.mammoet.com/

    Project summary

    The project is to complete conceptual design engineering for the modular grillage system.  A re-useable modular grillage and rapid sea fastening system would solve the current non-circular process of the design, calculation, engineering and fabrication of new grillages.  Re-useable systems offer a safer working environment as a great percentage of operation on site would become cold works opposed to hot works.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    Alternative Removal

    Target TRL

    3

  • Pipeline Assurance Simulation Solution

    Pipeline Assurance Simulation Solution

    Project

    Pipeline Assurance Simulation Solution

    Technology Organisation

    Apollo Offshore Engineering

    Apollo is a technically-led engineering company. Its core values of Safe Attitude Future Enjoyment underpin the company culture and how we approach, engage and deliver for our clients as well as interact with each other. Apollo empowers its engineers to deliver for our clients, with appropriate reporting and controls, ensuring maximum engineering value to be created.

    http://www.apollo-oe.com/index.php

    Project summary

    Maintaining the safety and operational efficiency of subsea pipelines is critical to the offshore industry. Current risk based inspection (RB) methods for accurately predicting the condition of the pipelines are based on an initial as-built state and physical/chemical models. While these methods are cost-effective, they do not provide accurate pipeline condition data, which means significant resource is spent on inspection methods. Historically, flow assurance software could not be used to drive or underpin inspection campaigns (capability and cost), which is why Apollo has developed a Pipeline Assurance Simulation Solution (PASS) to address this. PASS is a new modelling tool that can accurately predict the integrity of a pipeline, providing the opportunity to refine when physical inspection campaigns are actually required. If applied to just 10% of North Sea pipelines, this could save the industry up to £25million per year.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    5

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    Pipeline Assurance Simulation Solution

    Target TRL

    8

    Potential Industry Value

    Inspection for internal corrosion of subsea pipelines is typically carried ot by inline inspection (ILI) or external non destructive testing (NDT). The UK industry currently spends approx. £0.5M per pipeline on inspection per annum on average. In the wider context of the UKCS there are approx 500 pipelines of primary interest if the application of PASS can be used to defer ILI for just 10% of the pipelines the industry would save up to £25M per year.

  • SFP CFI2 Ammonia as a Hydrogen Vector to Deliver Zero Carbon Marine Transport

    SFP CFI2 Ammonia as a Hydrogen Vector to Deliver Zero Carbon Marine Transport

    Project

    SFP CFI2 Ammonia as a Hydrogen Vector to Deliver Zero Carbon Marine Transport

    Technology Organisation

    ZEM Fuel Systems Ltd

    ZEMTech Limited is a project management and delivery company dedicated to the decarbonisation of port facilities and shipping. The company ethos is to drive decarbonisation of marine shipping and associated infrastructure. Our mission is to eliminate GHG emissions from the maritime industry through the adoption of zero-emissions technologies, designs, energy systems, and fuels.

    Project summary

    An innovative approach to develop a highly efficient Solid Oxide Fuel Cell system to simultaneously crack and convert ammonia directly into water and nitrogen, yielding electric power to drive a propulsion system for marine vessels. This method is projected to be two times more efficient than existing fuel combustion-based technologies and does not produce polluting off-gases such as NOx

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    3

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    SFP CFI2 Ammonia as a Hydrogen Vector to Deliver Zero Carbon Marine Transport

    Target TRL

    4

  • SFP CFI2 Re-purposing end-of-life gas reservoirs for seasonal hydrogen storage

    SFP CFI2 Re-purposing end-of-life gas reservoirs for seasonal hydrogen storage

    Project

    SFP CFI2 Re-purposing end-of-life gas reservoirs for seasonal hydrogen storage

    Technology Organisation

    CGG Services UK

    Re-purposing end-of-life gas reservoirs for seasonal hydrogen storage.

    Project summary

    Assessing and comparing the most suitable geology for hydrogen storage of two likely storage environments offshore the UK and Ireland, the relatively homogenous Gas Fields of the Southern North Sea and the heterogenous Reservoirs of the Celtic Sea, for hydrogen storage and test the geological parameters and report the optimal geological storage conditions for seasonal hydrogen storage.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    3

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    SFP CFI2 Re-purposing end-of-life gas reservoirs for seasonal hydrogen storage

    Target TRL

    5

  • SFP CFI2 Bio Hydrogen + Bio-Fuels Production at Ports for NZ Shipping Fuels + Energy

    SFP CFI2 Bio Hydrogen + Bio-Fuels Production at Ports for NZ Shipping Fuels + Energy

    Project

    SFP CFI2 Bio Hydrogen + Bio-Fuels Production at Ports for NZ Shipping Fuels + Energy

    Technology Organisation

    Slanj Ltd

    Working on technologies to produce clean hydrogen.

    Project summary

    This novel high pressure & temperature integrated pyrolysis-gasifier unit aims to produce carbon monoxide, green hydrogen (ultra clean syngas) and bio-CO2 from mixed biomass and plastics. This technology will create lower cost per kg of bio-Hydrogen, often referred as turquoise hydrogen, (from local organic waste residues, food, compost, wood) than its competition (electrolysis and methane reforming) and offer high purity hydrogen for Net Zero energy or fuels.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    SFP CFI2 Bio Hydrogen + Bio-Fuels Production at Ports for NZ Shipping Fuels + Energy

    Target TRL

    4

  • SFP CFI2 Measurement platform hydrogen, other unconventional gases-blends of future

    SFP CFI2 Measurement platform hydrogen, other unconventional gases-blends of future

    Project

    SFP CFI2 Measurement platform hydrogen, other unconventional gases-blends of future

    Technology Organisation

    Hy-Met Limited

    Hy-Met Limited, launched in January 2021 aims to build sophisticated  technology stack for efficient & safe measurement of hydrogen and other energy sources of the future. 

    https://hy-met.com/

    Project summary

    Innovative project to develop a cost-effective & novel solid-state metering solution measurement platform for hydrogen and other future energy gases/blends to address challenges related to safety and accuracy of measurement. The measurement station can be utilised in hydrogen refuelling stations, supporting the decarbonisation of the heavy vehicles sector & measuring hydrogen within pipes of various sizes and under different operating conditions, rendering the technology suitable for a wide range of applications.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    3

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    SFP CFI2 Measurement platform hydrogen, other unconventional gases/blends of future

    Target TRL

    5

  • ETF-Alternative Fuel Gas Turbines

    ETF-Alternative Fuel Gas Turbines

    Project

    ETF-Alternative Fuel Gas Turbines

    Technology Organisation

    Net Zero Technology Centre

    The Net Zero Technology Centre's purpose is to develop and deploy technology for an affordable net zero energy industry.

    https://www.netzerotc.com

    Project summary

    Develop gas turbine technology that can operate on a low carbon alternative to natural gas, providing a low carbon solution for decarbonising both offshore operations and existing onshore industrial processes and electricity generation plant without extensive modifications.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    5

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    ETF-Alternative Fuel Gas Turbines

    Target TRL

    7

    Potential Industry Value

    Gas turbines are central to operations across the UKCS, where power demand is circa 2GW 24/7. This project could enable economically viable decarbonisation of existing assets.

  • SPARK-0675 - Repsol Field Trial Urethane Conductor Restraint

    SPARK-0675 - Repsol Field Trial Urethane Conductor Restraint

    Project

    SPARK-0675 - Repsol Field Trial Urethane Conductor Restraint

    Technology Organisation

    AquaTerra Group Ltd

    AquaTerra is a leading industry specialist for difficult access operations and potentially hazardous environments.

    http://www.aquaterra.co.uk

    Project summary

    Lateral wave movement causes impact on conductors, caissons and risers initiating fatigue and fracturing which can be both costly, challenging and dangerous. To reduce conductor movement within guides and minimise damage various shim solutions have been developed to varying degrees of success. Many involving significant costs. AquaTerra have developed a solution to improve on these established techniques which will not only reduce the wave induced damage but increase the guide stability and moderate the vibrations to extend the life of the conductors, caissons, associated piping systems and structure with minimal maintenance. This project is now in Phase 2 and will undergo two field trials with major Operators. This project being the second.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    7

    Field Trial

    Planned

    Technology

    Repsol Field Trial Urethane Conductor Restraint

    Target TRL

    8

    Potential Industry Value

    A typical shim programme on average costs approx. £50k per conductor by introducing this innovative solution would results in a cost saving of 80% due to the material type, ease of installation and the reduction in preparation and deployment.

  • SAPIENT

    SAPIENT

    Project

    SAPIENT

    Technology Organisation

    S-Cube

    S-Cube delivering breakthrough capability for waveform inversion of seismic data.

    https://www.s-cube.com/

    Project summary

    S-Cube are developing a highly innovative and disruptive method of processing 3D seismic data, SAPIENT (Seismic Auto Processing and Inversion to Explore New Targets). Starting from raw field data, SAPIENT offers the potential to fully automate seismic data processing in an end-to-end data driven process, greatly reducing time-frames and removing the element of human bias that exists in current processing sequences.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    6

    Field Trial

    Planned

    Technology

    SAPIENT

    Target TRL

    8

    Potential Industry Value

    To fully test and process a 3D seismic dataset though a conventional imaging sequence can take between six to twelve months. Processing the data in the depth domain, required for well planning, can add a further four to ten months, depending on the complexity of the subsurface. By delivering fast and accurate images with the reliance on human bias removed, subsurface teams will have more time to work with the data and areas of greater uncertainty to develop a deeper understanding of the subsurface, therefore significantly de-risking prospects/leads/infill targets, leading to greater exploration, appraisal, and development drilling success rates. In the North Sea, infrastructure led exploration wells have had a commercial success rate of 29% between 2015 and 2019 adding 750MBOE (equivalent to 6 month production) in the North Sea as a whole [ref.Westwood]. The new technology will be tested and applied to Magnus, the most northerly field in the North Sea, where improved seismic imaging could unlock further low cost drilling targets. As industry pivots towards a sustainable energy future this technology has a key role to play in reducing subsurface uncertainty as depleted fields and new formations for hydrogen and CO2 storage are investigated. The reduced processing time and superior imaging of SAPIENT will help assess and validate targets quicker and will enable the monitoring of stored CO2 or hydrogen more effectively, with results now available in weeks between acquisition of data to visualisation of the movement of fluids within the reservoir.

  • Flying Nodes

    Flying Nodes

    Project

    Flying Nodes

    Technology Organisation

    Autonomous Robotics

    Autonomous Robotics Ltd, previously GO Science Ltd, is a UK company developing an Autonomous underwater vehicle with an Ocean-bottom seismometer application.

    Project summary

    Autonomous Robotics Limited (ARL) are developing a fully autonomous self-propelled ocean bottom node, called a Flying Node, that has the potential to reduce the cost of acquiring Ocean Bottom Seismic (OBS) to a rate comparable to the latest towed streamer acquisition making it a viable option for use in exploration, wider use in 4D studies, and as an affordable monitoring technique for CCUS

    Programme

    Offshore Energy 4.0

    Entry TRL

    4

    Field Trial

    Planned

    Technology

    Flying Nodes

    Target TRL

    6

    Potential Industry Value

    Affordable seismic mapping will help unlock the full potential of the UKCS. Through its fast and efficient deployment and accurate positioning, offering savings up to 50%, Autonomous Robotics Flying Nodes will greatly reduce the cost of acquiring ocean bottom seismic data through the asset lifecycle and beyond. In addition, Flying Nodes could play a key role in achieving net zero ambitions by reducing the cost of large scale, long term monitoring of CO2 injected and stored deep underground in subsurface formations.

  • Monitoring fluids and corrosion under insulation

    Monitoring fluids and corrosion under insulation

    Project

    Monitoring fluids and corrosion under insulation

    Technology Organisation

    DandD Isoltechnics

    Isoltechnics NV provides various services for passive maintenance of technical installations or new construction of technical installations. This both within the construction sector and industry.

    http://www.isoltechnics.be

    Project summary

    The aim of the project is to develop and validate a water/condensation and CUI-monitoring system for industrial applications. In order to accomplish these goals, the following objectives must be reached: 1. Redefine and certify existing prototype sensor (Sens-YD) for monitoring of condensation under/in insulation to comply with industrial environment (ATEX, EMC). 2. Develop and certify (ATEX, EMC) a new industrial sensor (CUI-YD) for monitoring corrosion under insulation. 3. Develop a data-analytic platform with machine learning algorithms for both sensors to be used in validation trial. 4. Validate the monitoring of both types of sensor (Sens-YD, CUI-YD) in a controlled test environment,

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    4

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    Monitoring fluids and corrosion under insulation

    Target TRL

    7

    Potential Industry Value

    Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) poses a significant operational, safety and economic challenge. Since 1984, out of the 137 major oil and gas accidents reported within the EU over 20% have been associated with CUI. It is currently estimated that CUI incurs 40 - 60% of the process plant maintenance costs within the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and the value impact to the industry for the project would be in the region of £130M per annum to the UKCS.

  • Corrosion mapping for small bore piping

    Corrosion mapping for small bore piping

    Project

    Corrosion mapping for small bore piping

    Technology Organisation

    ESR Technology Ltd

    ESR Technology provides its clients with independent and specialist technical consultancy and services in the Oil & Gas, Space, Industrial and Transport markets

    https://www.esrtechnology.com

    Project summary

    Currently small-bore piping contributes disproportionately highly to fugitive emissions in process plants and the difficulties in effectively inspecting small diameter piping aggravate this situation. At the moment radiography is the primary method of managing integrity and it is both slow to enact and disruptive to plant operation as large areas of plant have to be barriered off to restrict access for safety purposes when inspection activities are ongoing. Radiography can also have a detrimental effect on plant instrumentation which may require to be isolated which again leads to disruptions. The net result of this is that inspection activities are costly and are often deferred resulting in increased risk for plant operators. The purpose of this shared research Technology Project is to provide independently verified information on the performance on the state of the art of corrosion mapping techniques for the detection and sizing of internal corrosion on small bore pipework. The most recent HOIS work in this area was in 2011 which focused on straight uncoated 6” nominal bore pipes. Since then, the industry has seen continuous improvement in corrosion mapping techniques. For example - 0° phased array equipment is now available to scan small bore pipes, elbows and other curved components. However, there has been no independent evaluation or validation of these techniques which this Technology Project seeks to address.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    8

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    Corrosion mapping for small bore piping

    Target TRL

    8

    Potential Industry Value

    The value impact for this project is difficult to estimate due to the nature and outcomes that this project will deliver. This project as a standalone activity will not generate value in its own right but will enable technology being deployed in this space (inspection and integrity management) to be more effectively executed and accepted by regulators and independent verification bodies. Therefore, the value generated by this project will be in the form of a route to adoption (acceptance) of advanced inspection techniques.

  • Optimisation of PEC Technique for CUI

    Optimisation of PEC Technique for CUI

    Project

    Optimisation of PEC Technique for CUI

    Technology Organisation

    ESR Technology Ltd

    ESR Technology provides its clients with independent and specialist technical consultancy and services in the Oil & Gas, Space, Industrial and Transport markets

    https://www.esrtechnology.com

    Project summary

    Despite CUI being one of the biggest degradation issues in the O&G industry, there is a lack of a satisfactory in-service inspection methods that don't require the need for the removal of cladding and insulation. The effectiveness of Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) in detecting CUI has been under discussion for several years since it was first introduced as an inspection technique for CUI. PEC was developed in the 1990s and was initially protected by patents that have now expired. This has led to several companies developing and commercialising the technology which has raised ambiguity on the effectiveness of PEC as an inspection technique. The purpose of this shared research Technology Project is to provide independently verified information on the performance of the PEC technique and the key factors impacting the detection of CUI. The main objective of the Technology Project will be the development of a PEC best practice/guidance document to assist industry in optimising the utilisation of PEC in CUI programmes.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    8

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    Optimisation of PEC Technique for CUI

    Target TRL

    8

    Potential Industry Value

    The value impact for this project is difficult to estimate due to the nature and outcomes that this project will deliver. This project as a standalone activity will not generate value in its own right but will enable technology being deployed in this space (CUI management) to be more effectively executed and accepted by regulators and independent verification bodies. Therefore, the value generated by this project will be in the form of a route to adoption (acceptance) of advanced inspection techniques.

  • Ultrasonic NDT for NII at Elevated Temperatures

    Ultrasonic NDT for NII at Elevated Temperatures

    Project

    Ultrasonic NDT for NII at Elevated Temperatures

    Technology Organisation

    ESR Technology Ltd

    ESR Technology provides its clients with independent and specialist technical consultancy and services in the Oil & Gas, Space, Industrial and Transport markets

    https://www.esrtechnology.com

    Project summary

    Reduction of down-time related costs and improvement in safety of operation is making NII increasingly attractive for the O&G sector. The overall benefit to the industry from deploying NII is estimated to be £242M per annum, however not all pressure vessels are suitable for NII due to varying limitations of technology. At ambient temperatures (up to 70-80°C) ultrasonic UT is reasonably unaffected by temperature; however above 80°C there are challenges in performing UT at higher temperatures which this project seeks to address. By outlining and verifying the performance of high temperature UT methods for NII, including Probability of Detection (PoD), false calls and sizing accuracy this project will provide an industry recognised guidance document for carrying out NDT at elevated temperatures.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    9

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    Ultrasonic NDT for NII at Elevated Temperatures

    Target TRL

    9

    Potential Industry Value

    The overall benefit to the industry from deploying NII is estimated to be £242 million per annum from fewer days of lost production. It is conservatively estimated that 10% of vessels operate at temperatures above 80°C inferring an additional potential benefit to the UKCS of £24 million per annum from this project.

  • Wideband Sonar (inSonify) deployed via ROV

    Wideband Sonar (inSonify) deployed via ROV

    Project

    Wideband Sonar (inSonify) deployed via ROV

    Technology Organisation

    Pipelines 2 Data (p2d) Limited

    With constantly evolving priorities, it's essential to get the most cost effective solution, while maintaining extremely high quality standards. P2D understands this need and are geared to deliver value to customers through trusted, innovative and proven technologies. The full range of tools available provide unrivalled standards of actionable data and are ideally suited to provide all pipeline & pigging requirements.

    https://www.pipelines2data.com

    Project summary

    Pipelines2Data's their innovative technology, inSonify, allows for the inspection to capture quantitative data from the pipeline, to monitor and to inform the Operator on the internal condition and integrity of the pipeline through ROV/AUV. This technology utilises wide band acoustics to detect and measure pipeline data which offers a cost effective and low risk solution which maximises system optimisation. This project will aim to demonstrate this technology through concrete coating and on a North Sea pipeline.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    6

    Field Trial

    Planned

    Technology

    Wideband Sonar (inSonify) deployed via ROV

    Target TRL

    8

    Potential Industry Value

    Shutdown of a key pipelines can lead to £100,000s per day in lost production. By using P2D's inSonify system, Operators can rapidly detect and accurately localise flow restrictions and flaws in revenue critical lines. This means quicker, more cost-effective screening surveys. With 45,000km of subsea pipeline within the UKCS it is estimated that inSonify has the potential to deliver a cost saving of approximately £46M to the industry over the next 10 years.

  • ETF - Remote Operations Technology Adoption

    ETF - Remote Operations Technology Adoption

    Project

    ETF - Remote Operations Technology Adoption

    Technology Organisation

    Net Zero Technology Centre

    The Net Zero Technology Centre's purpose is to develop and deploy technology for an affordable net zero energy industry.

    https://www.netzerotc.com

    Project summary

    The OMO project will serve as a “lighthouse project” that will both inspire and equip the wider industry with the tools, technology, techniques and approaches required to successfully employ remote operations technology and optimised manning practices in their brownfield operations in the UKCS.

    Programme

    Offshore Energy 4.0

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    Planned

    Technology

    ETF - Offshore Manning Optimisation

    Target TRL

    8

    Potential Industry Value

    uptake of OMO practices and remote operations over a 10 year period, would generate circa £1 billion additional oil and gas gross profits that would be available for taxation.

  • SNS CCS Assessment

    SNS CCS Assessment

    Project

    SNS CCS Assessment

    Technology Organisation

    Heriot-Watt University

    Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.

    http://www.hw.ac.uk

    Project summary

    Geoscientific study using a play based exploration approach to identify and critically evaluate prospective levels and sweet spots for CO2 storage in East Midlands Shelf and Silverpit Basin. A fully risked and ranked prospect and lead inventory based on geology and geophysics will be produced and a set of criteria will be built for common risk segment analysis.

    Programme

    Energy System Integration

    Entry TRL

    1

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    SNS CCS Assessment

    Target TRL

    3

    Potential Industry Value

    Several sites across the UKCS have been proposed for use as storage facilities by a variety of industrial and academic consortia some of which have been motivated by imminent decommissioning rather than geological evaluation of their suitability for long-term CO2 storage. The impact and industry value of this project is in understanding the fundamental geological enablers of CO2 disposal, specifically in relation to the SNS. An estimated value can be assignd by recognising that the main impact of the project is in laying foundations for detailed assessment of as-yet-unknown future CCS projects. Using a conservative value proposition that, by identifying the natural gas fields in the Permian Leman Sandstone Formation (the geologically safest sites for CCS in the SNS), the project will lead to identification of 5% of 2050's CO2 storage requirement which gives an estimated future value of £450mm (based on the 2019 Committee on Climate Change Net Zero - Technical report, stating that the UK's Carbon captured and stored in 2050 will be 180 million tons and assuming a return of £50/t to dispose of CO2).

  • Autonomous Underwater Swarm Robotics

    Autonomous Underwater Swarm Robotics

    Project

    Autonomous Underwater Swarm Robotics

    Technology Organisation

    Hydromea

    A Swiss-based company with core expertise in underwater robotics, through-water wireless communication networks and underwater navigation.

    https://www.hydromea.com/

    Project summary

    Underwater, collaborative, smart, swarm robots for remote inspection and maintenance offshore. The more, compact, lightweight AUVs will have the capability of operating and interacting safely in autonomous modes in complex and cluttered environments. Phase 1 is to prove tether-less, visual inspection in confined space.

    Programme

    Offshore Energy 4.0

    Entry TRL

    4

    Field Trial

    Planned

    Technology

    Autonomous Underwater Swarm Robotics

    Target TRL

    6

    Potential Industry Value

    Moving towards remote operations enables predictive operations to take place over reactive operations which in turn supports the industry in achieving those targets. At a high level, it is possible to summarise the value to industry from a compact and affordable swarm of drones for subsea inspection as a 80% reduction in year on year expenditure due to the reduction of the costs associated with support vessels and traditional ROV/ AUVs. The value generation expected from a one-time technology deployment is £124.5k (80%) with a potential to deliver £424m annually across the UKCS assuming a 10% uptake within the industry.

  • Fusion barrier

    Fusion barrier

    Project

    Fusion barrier

    Technology Organisation

    Isol8

    Isol8 develops and deploys alloy based wellbore isolation products.

    Project summary

    isol8's vision is to set the new global standard in zero emission wellbore isolation products to maximise client value and radically reduce costs. Their Fusion P&A product aims provide greater long term integrity assurance than 50m of cement. isol8 is undertaking a rigorous qualification testing programme based on the ISO-14310 standard to demonstrate the quality of their unique bonded-alloy barriers. In April 2022, Isol8 invested more than £150,000 in a new manufacturing facility to produce its thermite modules, housed within its Aberdeen headquarters, as it scales up to meet international demand. The company is now looking to scale up to address “significant international demand” for the technology. The company increased its headcount by 30%, and it expects to recruit a further 20-30 staff over the next 12-24 months.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    5

    Field Trial

    In-Progress

    Technology

    Fusion barrier

    Target TRL

    8

    Potential Industry Value

    Their operating company partners estimate the cost savings from a successful one-time deployment of the technology is between £1.5m for a platform well and £7m for a subsea well. If the technology is successfully developed, the estimated cost saving in the UKCS is between £2billion & £5billion.

  • EIS Sensor technology for CUI - Requirements Gathering

    EIS Sensor technology for CUI - Requirements Gathering

    Project

    EIS Sensor technology for CUI - Requirements Gathering

    Technology Organisation

    Inspection Technologies

    Inspection Technologies Ltd has built its reputation upon delivering novel state-of-the-art solutions to common industrial production/processing problems and bringing superior inspection and measurement devices to the marketplace in many industrial sectors.

    https://www.inspectiontechnologies.co.uk

    Project summary

    Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) developed by Inspection Tech Ltd and is at the heart of their intelligent corrosion monitoring product, iCON™. The method of EIS was identified as part of the Lockheed Martin Landscaping Study as an inspection method that has the potential to characterise electrochemical processes such as corrosion and help solve the long term problem of monitoring piping and vessel systems at risk of Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI). As a potential solution to managing the CUI challenge within the Oil & Gas industry the aim of the project is to conduct validation trials at an onshore site to prove that this technology can form part of the overall solution to managing CUI.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    6

    Field Trial

    Planned

    Technology

    EIS Sensor technology for CUI - Requirements Gathering

    Target TRL

    8

    Potential Industry Value

    Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) poses a significant operational, safety and economic challenge. Since 1984, out of the 137 major oil and gas accidents reported within the EU over 20% have been associated with CUI. It is currently estimated that CUI incurs 40 - 60% of the process plant maintenance costs within the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and the value impact to the industry for better inspection techniques would be in the region of £130M per annum to the UKCS. This project has the potential to help unlock these cost savings.

  • Energetics based tubing cutter

    Energetics based tubing cutter

    Project

    Energetics based tubing cutter

    Technology Organisation

    SPEX Corporate Holding Limited

    Formed in 2009, SPEX has rapidly developed as a specialised service provider and innovator of energetics products.

    http://www.spex-innovation.com/

    Project summary

    NZTC are working with SPEX and Total Energies UK to develop a technology that removes large sections of casing and any associated cement back to the formation to allow the installation of a permanent barrier for well P&A. The technique may also have applicability for cutting windows for sidetracks and slot recovery.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    3

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    Energetics based tubing cutter

    Target TRL

    5

    Potential Industry Value

    By using this tool, it is expected to save around 5-20 days of rig time per well. This could also be deployed riglessly. 1400 wells over 10 years and 10% application. Gives 14 wells per year. Saving average 10 days at £200k/day

  • Elesken Connected Worker Platform

    Elesken Connected Worker Platform

    Project

    Elesken Connected Worker Platform

    Technology Organisation

    Wearable Technologies Limited

    Real-time connected worker platform to improve industrial safety.

    http://wearable.technology

    Project summary

    NZTC are supporting WTL in the development of the Elesken Connected Worker Platform to re-engineer the existing WTL electronics loom (contained within its smart garments), the external connectors and the personal hub to be ATEX compliant. Technically feasible, due to the developing of already existing hardware and software base, Wearable Technologies will extend the Connected Worker Platform to be an Oil and Gas ready enterprise solution by focusing on ATEX certification, software platform development and field trials deploying the technology into the industry's more hazardous areas, for example, offshore rigs and platforms

    Programme

    Offshore Energy 4.0

    Entry TRL

    7

    Field Trial

    In-Progress

    Technology

    Elesken Connected Worker Platform

    Target TRL

    8

    Potential Industry Value

    The project will enable smarter connected worker technology to be widely adopted offshore, having gone through the process of ATEX compliance.

  • Fiivesense AI

    Fiivesense AI

    Project

    Fiivesense AI

    Technology Organisation

    Tech27

    Tech27 Systems is a technology solutions provider and engineering service company that uses advance computer systems, to deliver cutting-edge and cost-effective solutions to multiple industries, these include Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Defence, Heritage and infrastructure.

    http://www.tech27.com/

    Project summary

    Development of an AI system which aims to overcome challenges caused by Non Productive Time by providing a predictive maintenance system which combines big data with energy analytics,  and a Digital Twin system for use in Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU).  The primary objective of the project is to install the "Fiivesense AI" system on the Ocean Patriot and predict equipment failure on the Mud Pump.

    Programme

    Offshore Energy 4.0

    Entry TRL

    4

    Field Trial

    Planned

    Technology

    Fiivesense AI

    Target TRL

    9

    Potential Industry Value

    Using Futura AI will help identify anomalies and hidden trends that can feed into predictive maintenance regimes and help to avoid sudden equipment failures, reduce non productive time and help the client maximise asset utilisation.

  • Rocket Fuel Tubular Removal

    Rocket Fuel Tubular Removal

    Project

    Rocket Fuel Tubular Removal

    Technology Organisation

    SPEX Corporate Holding Limited

    Formed in 2009, SPEX has rapidly developed as a specialised service provider and innovator of energetics products.

    http://www.spex-innovation.com/

    Project summary

    SPEX is developing a technology that removes casing and any associated cement back to the formation, to allow the installation of a permanent barrier. The will allow casing to be safely left downhole and minimise the number of cuts and pulls to seal off the well, significantly reducing the cost and time of abandonment while increasing the number of rigless abandonment opportunities.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    Planned

    Technology

    Rocket Fuel Tubular Removal

    Target TRL

    6

    Potential Industry Value

    By using this tool, it is expected to save around 5-20 days of rig time per well - which could also be deployed riglessly. With 1400 wells over 10 years, applying this to just 10% would save on average £28million to the UKCS.

  • Exnics Shell Field Trial

    Exnics Shell Field Trial

    Project

    Exnics Shell Field Trial

    Technology Organisation

    Exnics

    Exnics build systems to provide greater insight into the performance of oil and gas assets that lead directly to enhanced production performance. Solutions are created through their own research and development.

    https://www.exnics.com

    Project summary

    Exnics is developing a low cost, low power, non-intrusive and retrofittable subsea tool for determining multi-phase production flowrates from subsea wells. The system will be trialed and optimised on a North Sea platform in anticipation of marinizing the system for subsea deployment.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    6

    Field Trial

    In-Progress

    Technology

    Field Trial

    Target TRL

    7

    Potential Industry Value

    This is a low-cost, non-intrusive flow monitoring device that - based on the subsea production measurement - could deliver £500million savings over a single year.

  • Astrimar - Qualification / Certification Proposal

    Astrimar - Qualification / Certification Proposal

    Project

    Astrimar - Qualification / Certification Proposal

    Technology Organisation

    Astrimar Ltd

    Astrimar is an independent specialist engineering consultancy delivering excellence in Reliability, Integrity Assurance and Technical Risk Management.

    https://www.astrimar.com

    Project summary

    New technology is fundamental to creating a viable future for the oil and gas sector, yet the introduction of any new technology, be it product, tool or process, creates uncertainty. Astrimar is a leading consultancy providing assurance in the field of technical risk. Their study will enable us to develop a guidance framework for companies on how to confidently develop and introduce new technologies. This study is split into two distinct phases. The first phase will identify current certification practices, outlining their challenges, barriers and gaps; the second will outline a thorough technical qualification framework which will enable us to develop a faster, more effective technology qualification process.

    Programme

    Other

    Entry TRL

    9

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    Qualification / Certification Proposal

    Target TRL

    9

    Potential Industry Value

    This study and resulting guidance note will provide technology developers with insight to the challenges and barriers to technology qualification, from both the user and the developer perspective, along with an overview of current best practices and existing test facilities, with any key gaps / needs/ recommendations.

  • Oceaneering International - Stress Concentration Tomography

    Oceaneering International - Stress Concentration Tomography

    Project

    Oceaneering International - Stress Concentration Tomography

    Technology Organisation

    Oceaneering International Services Limited

    At Oceaneering, we do things differently, creatively, and smarter. As your trusted partner and collaborator, we are Connecting What's Needed with What's Next™ to solve your toughest challenges, from routine to extreme.

    http://www.oceaneering.com/

    Project summary

    We are collaborating with Oceaneering and Spier Hunter to develop a new inspection technique for Corrosion Under Insulation. The project aims to adapt existing Stress Concentration Tomography (SCT™) currently used to inspect buried pipelines, to develop a tool capable of rapidly screening insulated pipework with high probability of detecting corrosion defects. It has the potential to lower maintenance costs by up to 60% and reduce the number of hydrocarbon leaks - saving the UKCS up to £130million per annum.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    3

    Field Trial

    Completed

    Technology

    Solving the CUI Challenge - non intrusive NDT detection system

    Target TRL

    8

    Potential Industry Value

    Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) poses a significant operational, safety and economic challenge. Since 1984, out of the 137 major oil and gas accidents reported within the EU over 20% have been associated with CUI. It is currently estimated that CUI incurs 40 - 60% of the process plant maintenance costs within the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and the value impact to the industry for better inspection techniques would be in the region of £130M per annum to the UKCS. This project has the potential to help unlock these cost savings.

  • Claxton Engineering Services Ltd & University of Aberdeen - Subsea Laser Cutting Tool

    Claxton Engineering Services Ltd & University of Aberdeen - Subsea Laser Cutting Tool

    Project

    Claxton Engineering Services Ltd & University of Aberdeen - Subsea Laser Cutting Tool

    Technology Organisation

    Claxton Engineering Services Ltd & University of Aberdeen

    A joint project with the University of Aberdeen and Claxton Engineering Services Ltd

    Project summary

    This project aims to develop an automated laser cutting platform with efficient power, electric manipulation, feed-back control and monitoring systems.

    Building on initial research conducted through the University of Aberdeen in 2008-2014, the project aims to develop a high power laser cutting system specifically for decommissioning applications in the offshore oil and gas environment. Once proven, the system will reduce operational time and improve decomissioning efficiency.

    Claxton are a key partner in the project, providing deployment engineering expertise and a commercial route to market for this technology.

    The aim of the project is for the University of Aberdeen and Claxton to take this technology from TRL4 to TRL 5 during this phase of the project.

    Programme

    Decommissioning

    Entry TRL

    4

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    Subsea Laser Cutting Tool

    Target TRL

    5

    Potential Industry Value

    Based on 5000+ subsea wells, if 20% applied this new technique it would unlock around £10million savings.

  • Acoustic Sand Monitoring

    Acoustic Sand Monitoring

    Project

    Acoustic Sand Monitoring

    Technology Organisation

    SMS Oilfield

    SMS provide sensory data analysis and visualisation for the global oil & gas community.

    https://www.smsoilfield.com/

    Project summary

    With around 60% of current production coming from sand-prone wells, the aim of this project is to develop an innovative 'best in class' sand monitoring system to monitor production rates and increase production efficiencies. By eliminating background noise, the real time data retrieved from the system will be used to determine the volume, shape, size and velocity of sand being produced.

    Programme

    Emissions Reduction

    Entry TRL

    2

    Field Trial

    No

    Technology

    Acoustic Sand Monitoring

    Target TRL

    6

    Potential Industry Value

    This project has the potential to optimise production rates by 10% which would result in additional revenue of £69M per year.