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Materials and Manufacturing Innovation Roadshows, October 2017

Materials and Manufacturing Innovation Roadshows, October 2017

Dates: 10-17 October 2017
Time: 8:00 - 16:00
Locations: Glasgow, Rotherham, Bristol

Do you have a solution to the oil and gas industry’s materials and manufacturing challenges?

We are delighted to announce a series of 3 Materials and Manufacturing Innovation Roadshows brought to you collaboratively by ITF, OGTC and The High Value Manufacturing Catapult.  The roadshow events will be hosted at the following 3 locations:

1. Glasgow - 10th October, 2017

Advanced Forming Research Centre, 85 Inchinnan Drive, Inchinnan, PA4 9LJ

2. Rotherham - 12th October, 2017

Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. University of Sheffield, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham S60 5WG

3. Bristol - 17th October, 2017

National Composites Centre, Feynman Way Central, Bristol & Bath Science Park, Emersons Green, Bristol, BS16 7FS

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, focusing on 4 specific areas currently being addressed by the UKCS Technology Leadership Board, providing you with an interactive platform to share ideas, create peer groups and ultimately accelerate the uptake of new technologies.

The roadshow events will explore the following 4 challenge areas:

1) Asset Integrity: managing the effects of ageing assets and equipment, many of which are operating well beyond original design life. We are looking for ideas such as:

  • The use of Robotics for Non-Intrusive Inspection in hazardous environments
  • Coating and Insulation Systems for the elimination of Corrosion Under Insulation
  • Conditioning Monitoring of Subsea Infrastructure.

More context to this overall challenge can be found here:  

2) 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
  • Plug & Play infrastructures that can be redeployed to a new field after 3-5 years

More context to this overall challenge can be found here

3) Well Construction: aiming to transform the way wells are drilled and completed, and decommissioned, targeting a 50% cost reduction. Some example ideas:

  • Large component forging – wellheads, trees, etc
  • Composites for downhole applications
  • Automation of the drill floor on the rig – robotics

More context to this overall challenge can be found here

4) 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.

More context to this overall challenge can be found here

Roadshow Agenda

08:00 Registration and refreshments
08:30 Framework of the Day and Introductions
08:45 Introduction from the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA; Case study presentation
09:00 Funding organisations (ITF, OGTC, OGIC and Innovate UK) discuss how to get funding for your ideas and technologies
10:00 Tour of the Facility and Technology Demonstrations / Refreshments
11:00 Overview of Oil and Gas Industry Challenges - presentations from senior industry representatives including BP, Siemens and Lloyds Register
12:20 Introduction to 'Mastermind Sessions'
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Mastermind Sessions
15:00 Plenary Feedback from Mastermind Sessions and Next Steps
15:30 Networking
16:00 Close

Tickets for the event cost £25 (ex VAT) per person, per event.

For more information and to register click here.

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