Materials and Manufacturing Innovation Roadshows

17 Oct 2017 - 28 Nov 2017

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The Materials and Manufacturing Roadshows, organised in collaboration with The Oil & Gas Technology Centre and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, aim to solve the key oil and gas materials and manufacturing challenges currently being addressed by workstreams of the UKCS Technology Leadership Board. 

The roadshow events will be hosted at the following 2 locations:

  1. Bristol- 17th October, 2017
    National Composites Centre, Feynman Way Central, Bristol & Bath Science Park, Emersons Green, Bristol, BS16 7FS
  2. Glasgow- 28th November, 2017
    Advanced Forming Research Centre, 85 Inchinnan Drive, PA4 9LJ

This series of events are designed to bring a multitude of materials and manufacturing solutions to high level challenges faced by the oil and gas sector. The events are aimed at companies with interesting technologies who may or may not be currently supplying the oil and gas sector, providing an interactive platform to share ideas and create peer groups, while offering information on funding bodies to allow the uptake of technologies into the industry.

The roadshow events will explore the following four areas:

Asset integrity- Over half of all offshore assets are working beyond their original design life. With a target of 10% saving, we are looking for ideas such as more effective inspection and corrosion-monitoring technologies, communications, robotics, sensors, telemetry. Technologies used by the nuclear industry could be of particular interest.

Small Pools: Technologies to enable the commercial development of stranded assets - estimated at around 225 discovered fields of between 3 and 50 million barrels of oil equivalent distributed across the UKCS. Looking for ideas such as; a different type of tie-back that can extend beyond current limits, mechanical connectors for hot taps or plug and play infrastructures that can be redeployed to a new field after 3-5 years.

Well Construction: Aiming to transform the way wells are drilled and completed, and decommissioned, targeting a 50% cost reduction. Some example ideas are; large component forging – wellheads, trees, etc, composites for downhole applications or automation of the drill floor on the rig – robotics.

Decommissioning: the annual expenditure on decommissioning is expected to be around £2 billion on the UKCS by 2018. Over the next decade, some 100 platforms are forecast for complete or partial removal, and on the UKCS, £17.6 billion is forecast to be spent on decommissioning between 2016 and 2025.

The events will be attended by senior oil and gas industrialists who will  articulate the industry’s needs, including  OGTC Solution Centre Managers,representatives from  four funding bodies and other innovative companies eager to find new opportunities and collaborative partners.

Roadshow Agenda

09:00                          Registration and refreshments

09:15                          Framework of the Day and Introductions

09:30                          Introduction from the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA)

09:45                          Case study presentation from industry developer.

10:00                         Funding organisations (ITF, OGTC, OGIC and Innovate UK) discuss how to                                   get funding for your ideas and technologies

11:00                          Refreshments

11:15                          Overview of Oil and Gas Industry Challenges - presentations from senior                                      industry representatives 

12:25                         Introduction to 'Mastermind Sessions'

12:30                           Lunch/ Tour of the Facilities 

14:00                          Mastermind Sessions

15:40                          Plenary Feedback from Mastermind Sessions and Next Steps

16:30                          Networking

17:00                          Close


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Glasgow, Bristol, United Kingdom