Centres of Excellence: Stimulating Innovation

Centres of Excellence will be established around new technology R&D capability that either already exists in or is being developed within local universities or industry.

We are creating a new multi-million-pound Decommissioning Centre of Excellence with the University of Aberdeen.

The Decommissioning Centre of Excellence will be based at the University's Oceanlab facility.
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Building a world-class research capability

Centres of Excellence will be multi-disciplined academic and industrial research and development centres focused on technologies that are important to the future of the oil and gas industry.

Centres of Excellence will be established which build upon the learning and insights that we gain from the first. A transformative unique proposition based on integrated research into oil and gas technology will be the selection criteria for Centres of Excellence.

Each Centre of Excellence will be established as a physical place with a culture of innovation built-in. They will represent a unique offering; a high quality, well resourced environment dedicated to driving transformative technology research in North-East Scotland.

We envisage that successful Centres of Excellence will play a critical role in our objective of transforming North-East Scotland into a global technological hub and raising the standing of the two local universities in the research and development community. Significant levels of funding are being focused upon a unique part of the oil and gas industry – one with a high level of relevance to its long-term legacy – and this will help to create momentum and establish capabilities that we currently have and, importantly, which do not exist elsewhere.

Decommissioning Centre of Excellence

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre and the University of Aberdeen will create a new multi-million-pound Decommissioning Centre of Excellence to tackle current and future challenges with world-class research and development in partnership with industry.

In partnership with companies, the Centre of Excellence will develop and deploy technology that delivers cost effective decommissioning at the end of field life, and during oil and gas production operations, including ‘small piece’ decommissioning techniques.

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Further information
If you have any questions or require further information on getting involved with our Centres of Excellence please contact:

Stephen Sheal, External Relationship Director