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Composites UK- Industry Awards Dinner



Materials and Manufacturing Innovation Roadshows

Location: Glasgow, Bristol, Rotherham , United Kingdom

Innovation Network Tech Talks: Decommissioning and Well Abandonment

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Location: The Chester Hotel, 59-63 Queens Road, Aberdeen, AB15 4YP

SME Regional Showcase: Supporting Composites Industry Growth in Scotland

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Location: Scott & Fyfe, Tayport Works, LInks Road, Tayport, DD6 9EE, UK

Offshore Europe - Decommissioning Conference

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Location: AECC (Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre), Exhibition Avenue, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8BL

ITF hosts decommissioning debate during SPE Offshore Europe to fast-track technology solutions

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The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF)’s latest Innovation Network Tech Talk event will bring together technology developers, industry bodies, service companies and operators to discover the opportunities for efficient and cost-effective decommissioning and well abandonment.

Tech Talk Success!

The first in a series of Tech Talks held by ITF took place on the 28th of June attracting over 110 guests including repr...

Innovate UK Call – Robotics in Hazardous Environments

Robotics is a field with already established uses in oil and gas, for example in subsea, but where a very large addition...

ITF Technology Innovation Network Tech Talks


Location: The Chester Hotel, Aberdeen, AB15 4YP

ITF launches tech talk events to support oil & gas technology development


The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) is launching a series of tech talk events to support and promote the developer...

IIoT and Digital Solutions for Oil and Gas

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Location: Okura Hotel, Amsterdam

Manual of Petroleum Law in Brazil- Book Launch

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Location: London

Composites UK Annual Conference 2017- Growing the UK Supply Chain



Energy Catalyst Round 5 Event- KTN

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Location: Glasgow

Statoil Technology Invest - Venture Showcase 2017

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Location: stavanger

£1 million funding to encourage oil and gas innovation


The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) and the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) have joined forces to fund and supp...

Showcase Sessions available on Demand

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Purchase all or just one of the Showcase Conference sessions for just £20 each.

Energy: A Balanced Future

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Location: Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR, United Kingdom

Annual Technology Showcase 2017

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Location: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen, AB23 8GX, United Kingdom

ITF Showcase to hear from Josh Valman one the UK's top young entrepeneurs

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Josh Valman, the 22 year-old CEO of RPD International, who built his first robot aged ten, and was earning £10,000 a week from his bedroom enterprise at 15, is set to give his views on rapid technology development and deployment at the ITF Showcase in Aberdeen.

Technologies in Action: Opportunities to Adapt

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CEO of the UK's Industry Technology Facilitator, Dr Patrick O'Brien looks ahead to the upcoming ITF Technology Showcase.

McLaren to open Technology Showcase 2017

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Keynote speakers at the ITF Technology Showcase in Aberdeen will highlight the benefits of cross-over technologies from Formula 1™ and other industries to deliver oil and gas solutions with high readiness levels for deployment.

ITF Steps up Action to Solve Costly Pipe-Walking Problems

The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) is welcoming additional participants to a new joint industry project (JIP) to ...

Invite Only: Improving Oil & Gas Production Efficiency using Data & Analytics

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Location: Room H230, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, United Kingdom

Well Construction Group: New Technology Focused Hackathon by Invitation Only

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Location: 20 Queens Road, Aberdeen, AB14 4ZT, United Kingdom

Countdown call for abstracts - 2017 Technology Showcase

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Innovators have until Friday (December 16) to submit abstracts for the ITF Technology Showcase 2017 which takes place in Aberdeen on March 1st.

Collaborative Solutions to Common Problems


ITF accelerating new levels of collaboration between NOCs

ITF launches FRACGAS II JIP to improve recovery and profitability through improved understanding the hydraulic fracturing process


The FRACGAS II JIP continues the development of the Elfen tgr (tight gas reservoirs) software suite pioneered by the geomechanics software solutions developer, Rockfield. The research aims to enhance the finite element (FE) based modelling technology and microseismic methodology.

HSE (UK Health and Safety Executive) Shared Research Project- Engineering Composite Repairs

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ITF is seeking partners to join a composites repair project, funding & support provided.

Rio Oil & Gas 2016

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Location: Avenue Salvador Allende, 6555, Barra da Tijuca , Rio de Janerio, 6555, Brazil

ITF and SPE signs MOU to accelerate technology development

The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Society of Petroleum E...

Energy: A Balanced Future UAE

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Location: United Arab Emirates

ABB invites you to attend a FREE breakfast workshop, which will provide an update on this joint industry project.

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Location: Hilton Treetops, Springfield Road, Aberdeen, AB15 7AQ

ITF launches new JIP to increase speed and cut costs of reservoir characterisation

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The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF), together with Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN) and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), has launched a joint industry project (JIP) which will reduce time and costs for oil producers to determine whether gas fields are economically viable.

ITF Innovation Network Launch Reception

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Location: Elevatoruk, Exploration Drive, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8GX

SPE Intelligent Energy International

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Location: aberdeen exhibition and conference centre, ab23 8gx

SeaCaptaur: Solving Big Problems in Small Pools


Alan Roberts of SeaCaptaur discusses the company's storage, production and delivery system - technology which could help unlock the billions of barrels trapped in the world's small pools. Taken from the September issue of Innovoil

The Vital Role of New Technology

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In an industry in which a competitive edge can be worth millions, achieving collaboration can sometimes be quite challenging.

Getting intelligent with energy - it's the obvious thing to do


Jeremy Cresswell talks to ITF's Paddy O'Brien and Chevron's Steve Garrett

Four A's to transform oil and gas technology

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In an article for Adjacent Oil & Gas, the Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) describes the four pillars of its work to transform oil and gas technology...

A Bright Future for Autonomous Surface Vehicles

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James Hailstones, Business Manager for ASV Global, describes the potential for cost savings and risk reduction with autonomous surface vehicles..

ITF launches Innovation Network to shine a light on SME oil & gas technology development

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The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has launched a new global online Innovation Network to raise the profile of oil and gas SMEs direct to its membership of operator and service companies.

ITF gets up to speed on data analytics

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Data analytics, together with efficient processes for using results, is one of the main digital drivers to reduce costs and streamline operations. Unlocking the implicit, latent value of information and using it in novel ways has the potential to improve operational performance, enhance decision-making and create value for oil and gas companies.

Smart Solutions sought for P&A Challenges

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Ben Foreman, ITF speaks to Subsea & Offshore Magazine about P&A Challenges

ABB and ITF aim to reduce decommissioning costs

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ABB and Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) are launching an industry project that will develop offshore safety case guidance and technology solutions to reduce OPEX spend during late life and decommissioning phases.

IoT in Oil and Gas Europe

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Location: Aberdeen, Scotland

ITF Members Meeting

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Location: Maryculter House Hotel, South Deeside Road, Aberdeen, AB12 5GB

Airborne Oil and Gas Case Study

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ITF Brand Evolution

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A note from our CEO, Dr Patrick O'Brien

Dassault Systemes joins ITF Membership to tackle oil and gas industry challenges

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The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has welcomed Dassault Systèmes, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital...

INTECSEA senior vice president joins ITF board

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The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has appointed Richard Luff to its board as a non-executive director. A charter...

Christie Makes her Mark at ITF


Oil & Gas news profiles ITF Marketing Assistant Christie Milne

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ITF-facilitated JIP enters trial phase to provide clearer understanding of subsea faults

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A joint industry project established through The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has entered a trial phase with the support of oil and gas operators.

GCC Meeting

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Location: PO Box 81, Muscat, 100, Sultanate of Oman

ITF Technology Showcase Conference Broadcast

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Technology Showcase Broadcast - Available for purchase

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InnovOil - 'No Time Like a Crisis'

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Andrew Dykes reports from the Industry Technology Facilitator annual Technology Showcase in Aberdeen, where the focus was on increasing the speed at where the industry takes up new ideas

Decommissioning: An Opportunity for Technological Innovation

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Caitlin was initially drawn to decommissioning as the regulatory and fiscal reforms made for an interesting thesis as part of the LLM in Oil and Gas Law. In this thought-piece, Caitlin highlights the potential opportunities that lie ahead for ITF both decommissioning as a sector and ITF as a technology facilitator.

Annual ITF Technology Showcase 2016

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Location: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, ab23 8bl, United Kingdom

Energy Game Changer- Innovate UK

Innovate UK in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network will be hosting two brokerage events to promote their n...

ITF seeking proposals for new cost cutting and efficiency ideas

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The search is on for proposals that can make a big impact in cutting costs and increasing efficiency in the oil and gas ...

Lockheed Martin to investigate how NASA can unlock £1bn from aging assets

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US defence giant Lockheed Martin has been commissioned to investigate how technology developed at NASA can unlock £1billion of savings in maintaining aging oil and gas assets.

Technology Showcase 2015 Recap Video

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Graduates to Gain Guidance on Industry Options at Oil & Gas UK Workshop

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Location: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Exhibition Avenue, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8BL, United Kingdom

Energy Game Changer- Webinar


2nd Annual Offshore Production Optimisation Conference

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Location: 161 Springfield Road, Aberdeen, AB15 7AQ, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

ITF's GCC members agree to advance hybrid EOR proposals

ITF’s GCC members agree to advance hybrid EOR proposals Companies will have the opportunity to invest in developer ideas...

Offshore Decommissioning Conference


Location: Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews, KY16 8PN, Fife, United Kingdom

SPE ICoTA European Well Intervention Conference

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Location: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8BL, Outside US & Canada, United Kingdom

NSRI Hackathon Aberdeen: Small Pools

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Location: Village Hotel , Prime Four, Kingswells, AB15 8PJ, United Kingdom

Offshore Engineer Article 'Tackling the Deep'

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Brazil's deepwater offers huge opportunities, but also big technology challenges. ITF's Patrick O'Brien and Arthur Braga explain.

Energy Security & Innovation Observing System for the Subsurface project town hall meeting


Location: British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG, Outside US & Canada, United Kingdom

Members Forum October 2015 London

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Location: Lloyd's Register Energy , 71 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4BS, United Kingdom

Lisa Hutchison, Technology Analyst, ITF Talks about her job

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An interview with Lisa Hutchison, Technology Analyst, ITF

Funding Opportunity: Oil and Gas Decommissioning


As part of the Oil and Gas Innovation Programme, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) invites applications for an Innovation funding call focusing on decommissioning and its environmental management

Call for science ideas: Energy Security & Innovation Observing System for the Subsurface project


The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) invites the UK science community to submit high-level ideas for the science capability and capacity requirements of the Energy Security & Innovation Observing System for the Subsurface (ESIOS) project.

Team ITF Raises over £600 for the MS Society

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Team ITF runs the River Ness 10k to raise money for the MS Society

Elevator Accelerator Programme Founder Showcase

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Location: Elevalor, The Hub,, Exploration Drive,, Aberdeen, AB23 8GX, Outside US & Canada, United Kingdom

ITF: The Ultra Deepwater Challenge (Offshore Europe)

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Location: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Exhibition Avenue, bridge of don, Aberdeen, AB23 8BL

Joint ITF, Murgitroyd, Metis Partners and Elevator OE Reception Evening

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Location: Elevator at the Hub, Exploration Drive, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, ab23 8gx, United Kingdom

New drill string camera with jet blasting function could slash rig time by 50%

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A new Joint Industry Project has been launched to progress camera technology that could deliver significant savings during drilling operations.
The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has launched the project with Clearview Well Services of Perth, Australia with the support of two global oil and gas operator members.

ITF Connect Newsletter Summer Edition

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ITF's Summer Newsletter: ITF Regional Activity, Interview with Jonathan Copp and a round of the 2015 Technology Showcase

Middle East Bucking The Trend In Drive For New EOR Technology - Harts E&P


The majority of daily oil production in today’s market comes from mature or maturing fields. New discoveries of recoverable reserves are failing to match the pace set by the growing global demand for energy.

Collaborate to Innovate

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ITF – EOR, the industry’s second wind

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Opinion piece by Giuseppe Astarita and Keith Mackie

Providing a Positive Impact and Delivering Value-Add by Keith Mackie

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ITF Operations Director, Keith Mackie highlights the challenge ITF faces demonstrating impact and value adds.... The cha...

Operators back next phase of Industry Forum on subsea integrity


Phase II SURF IM Network is extended for a further three years

ITF Promotes Cooperative Project (JIP) in Brazil

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A news article in the TB Petroleum Magazine. Issue No:37 May 2015

5 Keys to Success in the North Sea


Location: Marcliffe Hotel, Aberdeen, ab15 9ya

Stimulate Increased Well Activity by the Introduction of New & Innovative Technology

Location: Maryculter House , Kirkton of Maryculter, Aberdeen, AB11 6AR, UK, United Kingdom

Subsea Processing Network Pre Launch

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Location: Limited Partners Suite at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas, United States

Joint UKTI / ITF Technology Breakfast May 5th, 2015 Houston

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Location: Houston Hilton Post Oak, Houston, Texas, United States

ITF Members Forum & AGM, Houston, Texas, USA

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Location: DAY 1, Friday 1st - Shell Exploration and Production Inc., 150 North Dairy Ashford, Houston, 77079 , Texas, United States of America

Carbonate Reservoir Workshop Video Conference

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Location: Aberdeen

Asset Integrity Workshop

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Location: Aberdeen, AB23 8GX, United Kingdom

£6m innovation funding for cleaner, more efficient conventional fuels - Competition now open

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Innovate UK has announced funding to support innovation that will reduce the environmental impact, improve efficiency and reduce cost of the extraction and/or use of conventional fossil fuels.

Technology Showcase Presentations

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To view all the presentations from the 2015 Technology Showcase

Technology Showcase March 4th, 2015

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Location: AECC, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8BL, Scotland

The Need to Commit to Collaboration

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Dr Patrick O’Brien, CEO of ITF, highlights the need to commit to collaboration ahead of the Technology Showcase on 4th March 2015

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Oil industry gets lowdown on cost-cutting technology

Media Partners announced for the Technology Showcase 2015

ITF are happy to announce their Media Partners for the Technology Showcase 2015. Go to the media page for more details. ...

ITF's Ian McCabe talks to Energy Voice

Subsea Expo 2015 video: ITF’s Ian McCabe says companies seeking solutions to challenging times

ITF and OGUK announce speaker line up for the 2015 Technology Showcase

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Speaker Announcement for the 2015 Showcase

EOR / Carbonates Workshop

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Location: Hilton Kuwait Resort P.O. BOX 7887 FAHAHEEL 64009, Kuwait City, 7887, Kuwait

GCC Meeting, Kuwait

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Location: Hilton Kuwait Resort P.O. BOX 7887 FAHAHEEL 64009 , Kuwait City, 7887, Kuwait

Brazil: A Hard Nut to Crack? by Keith Mackie, Operations Director, ITF

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A thought piece from Keith Mackie, Operations Director, ITF on starting business in Brazil

Hardide Coatings

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We are delighted to announce that Hardide Coatings are one of our sponsors for the 2015 Technology Showcase.

ITF's Caitlin Forsyth graduates with distinction

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High-achieving Caitlin Forsyth is celebrating university and career success as she graduates from Robert Gordon University (RGU) with distinction.

Technology Showcase Call for Abstracts now open

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Submit your abstract today for the opportunity to speak alongside industry experts and present to the UK oil and gas industry. To find out more visit

ITF Launches New Website with Web Integrations

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The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has launched a new website designed and built by Web Integrations.

Dr Will Davies, ITF - Your Job

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An interview with Dr Will Davies, Commercial Manager, ITF by The Press and Journal, Friday October 31, 2014

Examining Common Cross Industry Technology Challenges

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Senior Technology Analyst Ian McCabe talks about his career transition from the Royal Air Force into Oil and Gas and some of the similar technology issues faced by the Defence and Oil and Gas sectors.

Making Collaborative Technology Development Work for our Industry

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An article by Dr Patrick O'Brien, CEO, ITF. September 25th, 2014

Subsea integrity management knowledge sharing forum kicks off at OTC 2014

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"As field life extension through subsea development becomes increasingly common, knowledge sharing with respect to integrity management could have significant benefits" Kieran Kavanagh, Group Technology & Engineering Director, Wood Group Kenny

Meet ITF Technology Analyst...

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Article taken from ITF Facilitator September 2014 - 'Meet ITF technology analyst - Lisa Hutchison'

UK gas distribution networks launch call for innovations

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UK gas distribution networks launch call for innovations The Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) is actively calling for inno...

Technology Showcase 2014 Recap Video

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ITF - What we do!

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New Board Established to Drive Technological Innovation on UK Continental Shelf

Strategy& launches R&D talent mobility survey

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New survey aimed at assessing the attractiveness of various locations to host a world-class R&C center for the oil and gas industry.

OneSubsea joins ITF


We are extremely happy to announce that OneSubsea have joined ITF as of May 1st, 2014.

WorleyParsons joins ITF

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We are extremely happy to announce that WorleyParsons have joined ITF as of March 1st 2014.

A match made in Aberdeen

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Changes in the dynamic of the Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) are high on the forward agenda of Dr Patrick O’Brien, the genial Irishman parachuted into the Aberdeen-headquartered matchmaker’s chief executive role last year.

ITF encouraging developers to come forward with water production solutions for Brazil

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ITF, the global technology facilitator, is calling on developers to come forward with new and innovative solutions to wa...

ITF delves deeper into Middle East challenges debate at Intelligent Energy and Qatar member meeting

ITF, the global technology facilitator, will be highlighting the growing importance of innovation to solve Middle East o...

ITF releases Brazil-focused Call for Proposals: Water Production Challenges

In response to technology challenges presented by ITF Member Companies based in Brazil,  ITF is running a Call for Propo...

ITF's GCC members agree to advance hybrid EOR proposals

ITF’s GCC members agree to advance hybrid EOR proposals Companies will have the opportunity to invest in developer ideas...

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