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28 April 2017

Centre calls for ideas to unlock potential in UK North Sea

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) is an industry-led research and knowledge organisation, backed by £180M investment from both the UK and Scottish governments. The Centre funds projects that help to unlock the full potential of the UK North Sea.

First Call for Ideas

On 1 May 2017, OGTC launches its first ‘Call for Ideas’ inviting ideas to transform the way that offshore hydrocarbon wells are plugged and abandoned. Up to £1M could be invested in portfolio of projects that result from the call. Innovative concepts around three specific themes are welcomed:

  • modelling the probability of hydrocarbon flow to surface;
  • verification of permanent barriers; and
  • new and alternative methodologies and barriers.

Submissions are welcome 1 May-11 June via the OGTC website, where full technical details and an of overview of the process will be available.

Further Information

  • From 1 May all technical details and submission process will be available at
  • Follow OGTC on LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Join the conversation using the hashtag: #CallForIdeas