Robert Gordon University News

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Partners Lead New Swarm Technology Research

U.K. based marine technology company Autonomous Robotics Ltd (ARL) will collaborated with Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University (RGU) to research simultaneous, distributed and scalable localization system for a swarm of autonomous underwater sensor flying nodes.The research will aim to further enhance the capability of the flying node system and further reduce the cost and time for ocean bottom seismic surveys.RGU is a leading Scottish university in Aberdeen, the oil capital of Europe, and its School of Engineering has an outstanding track record of working in collaboration with industry.The Swarm

From left: Jack Taylor, David Sheret, David Sinclair and Hugh Riddell (Photo: M2 Subsea)

Sinclair Joins M2 Subsea

and Jack Taylor earlier this year. Riddell joined M² Subsea in June 2017 as business development manager for the UKCS. He previously held the roles of client manager at Technip and sales account manager at Swire Oilfield Services. Taylor, who holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Robert Gordon University, was most recently project engineer at Bibby Offshore and joined M² Subsea in October 2017 as client account manager

Jamie McCallum and Christer Fjellroth, have carried out a number of engineering studies in a bid to widen the remit of NSRI’s initial oil and gas focus. (Photo: NSRI)

Engineers Aid UK Subsea Diversification Drive

is a starting point on which NSRI will build to ensure that it truly represents the entire industry and relevant research organizations, providing the best and most relevant contacts and collaborations needed to progress the development of new technology.   Fjellroth, who graduated from Robert Gordon University with a Masters in Mechanical and Offshore Engineering, said, “I feel extremely fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work with NSRI on a number of game-changing projects. I learned so much about key subsea developments currently underway and the technologies which will underpin

Three New Members Join Subsea UK Board

a range of services, including drilling, well control, subsea support, logistics and topside operations.    Before joining BP in 2001 Bruce held a number of roles in the industry, working for Aker Kvaerner’s manufacturing, system engineering and R&D divisions. A graduate of Robert Gordon University and a Chartered Engineer from the Institute of Measurement and Control, Bruce is currently responsible for the management of extensive subsea infrastructure operated by BP across the North Sea.    With more than 20 years’ experience in the subsea pipelines business, Simons&rsquo

Graeme Slater (Photo: WFS Technology Ltd.)

Slater joins WFS Technologies as Sales Manager

costs.   Prior to joining WFS Slater spent 13 years at Schlumberger in domestic and international managerial positions as the main point of contact. Before Schlumberger, he worked in engineering roles for National Oilwell Varco and Wood Group Engineering.   Slater was educated Robert Gordon University where he holds a BSc in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, specializing in Power and Transmission systems, Electronic Drives and Controls

Dr.  Leslie Mabon (Photo: SCCS)

Researchers Assess Attitudes to North Sea Energy Future

New research in Scotland has stressed the need for a clear government policy which positions Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) in the North Sea as part of a managed transition towards a low-carbon economy in the UK.   The findings from a joint research project between Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen and Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) highlight differing attitudes when people consider how current government priorities on maximizing oil recovery relate to climate change objectives.   The use of carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from the power and industry sectors could boost

(l-r) Stephanie Buchan, Joanne McDonald and Erin Kindness - Mintlaw Academy (Photo: Subsea UK)

Subsea UK to Sponsor MATE ROV Competition

today, at Subsea Expo, that it will sponsor an initiative which inspires budding subsea engineers for a second year.   The body which represents the £9billion subsea industry has now committed £20,000 to the Scottish MATE ROV competition. The initiative, organized by the Robert Gordon University, encourages young engineers to design and test underwater machinery with help from industry mentors.   Subsea UK joins BP, which has supported the competition since its first year, as headline sponsors, with ROVOP and The Underwater Center in Fort William providing additional support

The winners pose with their awards (image: SUT)

Subsea Innovator Wins SUT Award

Hotel and Spa, Aberdeen. He was recognised as supporter of the underwater community by encouraging membership, delivering project insights and making time to mentor and encourage newly graduated engineers. Matthew Head, who picked up his MEng Mechanical and Electrical Engineering degree from Robert Gordon University earlier this month, was also awarded the tenth Martin Richmond Award at the dinner for demonstrating academic rigour and a passion for their chosen subject. He was presented with a painting created by Gray’s School of Art student Dagmara Milosz

Two Named to NSRI Board

the Oil and Gas Expert Commission, set up by the Scottish Government and co-chair of Innovation Scotland Forum.  He is also involved in the Business Universities Task Force and a visiting Professor at Strathclyde University. His previous roles include Chair of the Board of Governors of the Robert Gordon University and a member of the PILOT steering group on technology leadership. His original venture - Water Weights, was established in 1985, and now forms part of Imes Group, employing over 240 staff with an annual turnover of $26 million. Martin Jones is chief executive of Magma Global Ltd, which

New Online Learning Program for Subsea Engineers

will study a series of modules to become fully inducted into a sector which has revolutionized the way in which hydrocarbons are extracted since its early days in the late seventies. Initially rolled out by Subsea UK a few years ago, the on-line program of four modules, designed by the Robert Gordon University, has been significantly up-graded and up-dated to include recent developments and new practices in the fast-growing sector. The new course has become mandatory training for a number of companies in the industry. Aker Solutions will be putting its graduate engineers through the program

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