Our Aberdeen Technology Office (ATO) concentrates on improvements in upstream areas such as exploration, drilling and production.
Location is important. Aberdeen is the gateway to the North Sea, which sees close to $20bn in capital investment every year from the UK.
As such, it sits within an ecosystem that includes operators and major service companies as well as small and medium-sized technology companies.
This is complemented by two nearby universities with global reputations in oil and gas (Aberdeen and Robert Gordon), not to mention Norwegian technology development firms just across the sea – Stavanger is nearer than London.
Our team of scientists, technologists and support staff is dynamic and open to new ideas as it deals with all these constituencies. They are multi-skilled – covering everything from geology, engineering and technology to elements of marketing, PR and finance.
Typically they are more likely to be working on client-managed research projects than being out in the field. They also work with academia and research institutes to discover new technologies in their earliest form. Currently ATO is concentrating on identifying technology for areas like advanced completions and sensing technology, extended reach drilling and new methods to cut rock.