About The Oil & Gas Technology Centre

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre is your innovation partner – working with you to make it happen.

Our goal is to help maximise economic recovery from the UK continental shelf, anchor the supply chain in the North-East of Scotland, and create a bright future for the region as a thriving global technology hub.

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The Oil & Gas Technology Centre was established in October 2016 with £180 million funding as part of the Aberdeen City Region Deal.

The Deal is a long-term improvement programme to enhance growth, competitiveness, connectivity, infrastructure, housing and employment into an already successful regional economy.

The Deal is supported by the Scottish Government, UK Government, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Opportunity North East

As an industry-led research and knowledge organisation, we are backed by both the UK and Scottish governments to fund and direct projects that help to unlock the full potential of the UK North Sea. We aim to be the go-to technology centre for the oil and gas industry in the UK and internationally.

Transforming ideas into solutions

We provide an industry-led, focused and flexible approach to enable and facilitate innovation between industry, academia and government to help maximise economic recovery from the UK sector of the North Sea.

Working through Solution Centres, we encourage, lead and co-fund industry-initiated technology projects to develop and deploy commercial-ready solutions. We are focused on delivering innovation in five key areas: well construction, small pools, asset integrity, decommissioning and digital.

Through Centres of Excellence, working closely with local universities, we stimulate innovation by supporting the development of high quality R&D capabilities in Aberdeen University, Robert Gordon University and within the oil and gas industry.

With the Technology Accelerator, we support smaller companies in the supply chain by funding innovation to help take their technology projects right through to delivery.

And with our unique Innovation Hub, we are inspiring innovation by creating an inspirational place where companies and technology providers come to learn and collaborate on solutions.

Our objective is to establish a culture of innovation that will consolidate both Aberdeen’s and the North-East of Scotland’s position as the global hub for oil and gas technology and innovation.

Operating model

Our operating model shows how each of our core activities has its own focus, but how they are all also equally interdependent to generate successful, shared outcomes that will serve the overarching goal of driving technology and innovation.