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OGIC Project Case Study: Blueshift International Materials with University of Strathclyde

Blueshift is a US-based corporation that is commercialising polymer aerogels for Oil and Gas pipeline insulation. After engaging with OGIC to support the development of their Polymer Aerogel Blanket, the University of Strathclyde was choosen to focus on blanket design and validation with multi-disciplinary teams. Blueshift is continuing to work with the University of Strathclyde as they take this project onto the next phase of development.

Read the full case study: OGIC Project Case Study: Blueshift International Materials

InterventorTM - From Concept to Commercialisation

OGIC Project Case Study: Hydrasun with the University of Strathclyde

After identifying a opportunity to develop a lighter, self-supporting flexible hose for well intervention; pipeline intervention / commissioning and emergency response, Hydrasun created and developed a number of prototypes of a hose and undertook initial tensile tests. 

Looking to progress further, Hydrasun selected the University of Strathclyde to work collaboratively to refine the programme. Providing academic expertise and facilities, our department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering supported Hydrasun in testing, validation and the eventual commercialisation of a new and valuable product for the Subsea Oil and Gas Industry in a relatively short space of time. 

Find out more about OGIC Project Case Study: Hydrasun Case Study (phase2)

InterventorTM - From Concept to Commercialisation

OGIC Project Case Study: Hydrasun with the University of Strathclyde

After identifying a opportunity to develop a lighter, self-supporting flexible hose for well intervention; pipeline intervention / commissioning and emergency response, Hydrasun created and developed a number of prototypes of a hose and undertook initial tensile tests. 

Looking to progress further, Hydrasun selected the University of Strathclyde to work collaboratively to refine the programme. Providing academic expertise and facilities, our department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering supported Hydrasun in testing, validation and the eventual commercialisation of a new and valuable product for the Subsea Oil and Gas Industry in a relatively short space of time. 

Find out more about OGIC Project Case Study: Hydrasun Case Study (phase2)

InterventorTM - From Concept to Commercialisation

OGIC Project Case Study: Hydrasun with the University of Strathclyde

After identifying a opportunity to develop a lighter, self-supporting flexible hose for well intervention; pipeline intervention / commissioning and emergency response, Hydrasun created and developed a number of prototypes of a hose and undertook initial tensile tests. 

Looking to progress further, Hydrasun selected the University of Strathclyde to work collaboratively to refine the programme. Providing academic expertise and facilities, our department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering supported Hydrasun in testing, validation and the eventual commercialisation of a new and valuable product for the Subsea Oil and Gas Industry in a relatively short space of time. 

Find out more about OGIC Project Case Study: Hydrasun Case Study (phase2)

Computational Fluid Dynamics / Design Analysis of Mechanical Fluid Meter

OGIC Project Case Study: Cavitas Energy with University of Strathclyde

Cavitas Energy developed a downhole deployable device that produced heated fluid or steam within the wellbore of an injection well to help enhance oil recovery application in primary heavy oil environments.

With extensive experience in experimental and computational fluid mechanics, our Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering supported Cavitas Energy in using computational fluid dynamics to model what was happening to the fluids heated within the rotor, which allowed the design of the rotor to be optimised. 

Read the full case study: Cavitas Energy Case Study

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Oil and Institute attends World Future Enery Summit

Willie Reid talks with Bob Dudley, Group CEO, BP at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. BP was joined by Total, Occidental, ADNOC, Saudi Aramco and Exxonmobil as Oil and Gas company contributors to this major event. Nick Hurd, UK Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry also visited the BP stand and presented at the conference.

Funding secured for CCS study

Strathclyde have secured funding for a four-year project to study the ability of complex rock strata beneath the North Sea to trap carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions securely