Countdown call for abstracts - 2017 Technology Showcase

posted 13 Dec 2016

Countdown call for abstracts for ITF Technology Showcase 2017


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

Technology in action – Opportunity to adopt is the overarching theme for the fourth annual conference and exhibition at the AECC and the Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has been impressed with the high calibre of abstracts already submitted. 

Finding technologies that can be quickly adopted to improve operational efficiency and performance is set to be a major talking point at the event which features a lively plenary with leading speakers from inside and outside of oil and gas, targeted technical sessions and an innovation hall with interactive displays, poster zones, an investor zone, a tech genius bar and a silent theatre.

The technical sessions in 2017 include:

  • Applied Digital Technologies to Improve Operational Efficiency and Performance
  • Transformational manufacturing and new materials to reduce costs
  • Emerging Inspection and Condition Monitoring Technologies to Prevent Failure in Operation and Avoid Downtime

Dr Patrick O’Brien, CEO of ITF said: “The Technology Showcase is the event that brings together the end user operator audience with the innovator community to focus on finding and funding new technologies. We’re impressed with the diverse abstracts we’ve received so far, many of which come from outside of oil and gas as there’s growing realisation that we must look out-with our own industry to solve some of the most pressing challenges around making our UK  basin more competitive.”

A new app has been launched this year promoting the programme, innovation hall and sponsors.  For more information visit or contact



Issued on behalf of ITF by The BIG Partnership. For further information contact:

Richard Crighton, tel 01224 253813, email

Notes to editors:

ITF is driving oil and gas technology development and collaboration. With a membership of international oil and gas operator and service companies, the Industry Technology Facilitator has launched over 200 innovative joint industry projects. ITF champions technology development and believes investment is crucial to solving the most pressing challenges the industry faces in securing reserves and maximising economic recovery.