OGTC Today


With £180 million funding from the UK and Scottish Governments, through the Aberdeen City Region Deal, OGTC inspires and accelerates innovation, co-investing in industry-led projects to take new technologies from concept through to deployment in the oil field.

We regularly report our performance against range of key indicators to the Aberdeen City Region Deal Joint Committee, which comprises senior representatives from the UK and Scottish Governments, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils and Opportunity North East. 

Click to read our Annual Review (2019-20) to find out more about the projects we've been delivering in the past year.

Douglas Ross, UK Government minister: “It is fantastic to see the progress of the OGTC over the past three years in which it has achieved many impressive results. The Centre is a key part of the transformative Aberdeen City Region Deal, into which the UK and Scottish Governments are jointly investing £250 million to maximise the region’s strengths and spark innovation, ensuring a sustainable and prosperous future. I look forward to seeing the continued progress of the Centre in keeping Scotland at the forefront of the global energy industry as we adapt to a net zero society.” 

Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Government minister: “Since its creation three years ago OGTC has played a key role in the Scottish Government’s aims to create a sustainable, secure and inclusive energy transition for Scotland, thanks to its commitment to innovation, collaboration and the development and deployment of new technologies. Its Net Zero Solution Centre will support the sector’s ambition to become the first net zero hydrocarbon basin in the world - a key element of a sustainable, secure and inclusive energy transition.

“It’s through the success of organisations like OGTC, which has received £180 million investment from the joint Scottish and UK Government Aberdeen City Region Deal, that we will see Aberdeen transition from being Europe’s oil and gas capital to being recognised as a truly global energy city – further demonstrating the additional benefits brought about by City Deals and Growth Deals.”

Councillor Jenny Laing, Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader: "OGTC is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when the public and private sectors work together for long-term economic, environmental and social goals.”

Councillor Jim Gifford, Aberdeenshire Council Leader: “For me, the strength of OGTC is the mechanism it provides to support new ideas and bring them to market. It is about fostering an entrepreneurial attitude across the sector, and work done through the TechX programmes gives equality of opportunity from the pool of entrepreneurs.”

Andy Samuel, Chief Executive of the Oil and Gas Authority: “Over the past three years, OGTC has gone above and beyond to drive technology development in the UK oil and gas industry, creating many valuable opportunities for companies, individuals and academia. Technologies supported via OGTC have a powerful impact across the whole oil and gas lifecycle.”

Sir Ian Wood, Chairman of Opportunity North East: “OGTC has developed very successfully over the last three years and is now playing a significant role in growing and anchoring our oil and gas supply chain in the North East of Scotland long term, beyond the North Sea.”