Tech Talk Success!

posted 10 Jul 2017

The first in a series of Tech Talks held by ITF took place on the 28th of June attracting over 110 guests including representatives from 11 major operators.

The ITF Innovation Network Tech Talk events support and promote the developer community, providing a platform to showcase innovative and leading technology to ITF members and the wider oil and gas industry. 

Dr Patrick O’Brien, CEO of ITF and Tammie Sebire of Premier Oil opened the evening, followed by six developers from the ITF Innovation Network – an online interactive tool to promote the developer network.   Ms Sebire reiterated the importance of doing ‘more for less’ in a challenging market and encouraged all guests to work together to come up with innovative solutions to the problems facing the industry.

Guests heard from a number of our network developers who presented their new technology developments:

Richard Knox, EC-OG - Subsea Power Hub  

Raymond Thomson, Zetetic - Wireless Well Powering Solutions

Paul Howlett, Sudelac - Well Abandonment

Jim Farrington, iRes-Geo  - The Quest for the Holy Grail of Reservoir Modelling: Building a ‘True’ Model and Locating the Remaining Oil

Shreyas Koliyot, Tech27 - Artificial Intelligence & Remote Engagement in operating high cost fields

Marcus Perry, University of Strathclyde - Automated maintenance: 3D printed smart cement repairs.

ITF’s CEO Dr Patrick O’ Brien said “This was an excellent event with strong attendance from various operators across Aberdeen and beyond. We can clearly see there is an the technology appetite is growing and we are keen to support and promote our Innovation Network developers to encourage collaboration, bring new technology to fruition and ultimately impact positively on the global industry.”

The next ITF Innovation Network Tech Talk event will be held during Offshore Europe on Tuesday 5th September 2017 at The Chester Hotel, Aberdeen. The Tech Talk which will focus on the theme of Decommissioning and Well Plugging & Abandonment. To register your interest to attend this event, please contact Iain McLean at  More information will be available shortly on the events page.