Become a member

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre has been awarded £180 million of funding from the Scottish and UK Governments. An additional £174.1 million has to be generated in match funding from industry, university or others as part of the Centre’s long-term funding. We have developed a simple, effective and transparent co-funding model.

As each of our four core activities has a distinct workscope, we’ve developed different funding models for them. In each area, there is a range of opportunities for potential partners from across the oil and gas industry to get involved.


How you can get involved

There are and will be many opportunities for your business or organisation to work with us across all our activities. It is very important to the long-term future of our industry that we get off to a successful start. Our initial focus is on the Solution Centres and the priority projects that have been proposed by the Technology Leadership Board.

1. Solution Centres

Our goal is to have four Solution Centres in place in 2017 – well construction, asset integrity, small pools and digital – each with a specific portfolio of industry-led projects across the technology readiness levels (TRLs).

There are two ways for companies to get involved:

Solution Centre Annual Membership Fees

Full membership

  • First centre = £60,000
  • Second centre = £50,000
  • Third centre = £40,000
  • Fourth centre = £30,000
  • Any subsequent centre = £30,000

Directed Project investor

Single directed project investment greater than:

  • £200,000 = membership of the associated centre
  • £300,000 = membership of one additional centre
  • £400,000 = membership of two additional centres
  • £500,000 = membership of three additional centres

Associate membership (non-operator or exploration company)

Fewer than 150 employees:

  • £20,000 per centre

Fewer than 10 employees:

  • Year one: 75% discount
  • Year two: 50% discount
  • Year three: Full price

View and download Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Further information
If you have any questions or require further information on Directed Project Investment or Solution Centre Membership please contact:

Nicola McIntosh, Finance and Commercial Director

Beyond the immediate opportunities within the Solution Centres, there are other ways for potential partners to get involved in our activities.

2. Centres of Excellence

The Centres of Excellence are being designed to create a competitive advantage in a specific industry-driven technology area.

To make sure there is an appropriate focus on oil and gas technology – both in terms of challenges and deployment – we believe that industry should be directly involved in the Centres of Excellence. We envisage business partners who will provide a co-funding stream by either investing in the footprint of the centre, donating key equipment or supplying experts to enhance the technical capability of the centre.

Industry partners can also engage through specific long-term research projects or the creation of company-specific Centres of Excellence. The latter could either be located within Aberdeen University or Robert Gordon University, within The Oil & Gas Technology Centre itself, or within a group of private sector companies whichever is the most appropriate.

Further information
If you have any questions or require further information on getting involved with our Centres of Excellence please contact:

Mark Lappin, Government and Universities Director

3. Technology Accelerator

The Technology Accelerator programme is designed to accelerate 100 or more companies over the next 10 years. A Technology Accelerator leadership team will manage the programme. They aim to provide a range of investment solutions to maximise the potential of oil and gas small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and the potential value creation for both the Centre and the North East of Scotland. These may include direct funding of an SME or combined funding with potential industry partners such as operators or major contractors. The team will also explore other non-oil and gas funding sources such as venture capital or private equity monies.

Further information
If you have any questions or require further information on getting involved with our Technology Accelerator please contact:

Lorraine Derounian, Executive Assistant

4. Innovation Hub

The Innovation Hub will be 100% funded by public funds. We anticipate that this inspirational space will be used by businesses from across the oil and gas industry for a range of workshops and other collaborative activities. These will be supported by core hub services and will generate revenue for the Centre.

Further information
If you have any questions or require further information on getting involved with our Innovation Hub please contact:

Luca Corradi, Innovation Network Director