technology

applying innovation to real world challenges

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Chevron invests millions of pounds in technology, innovation and research and development in the U.K., helping create and unlock a host of growth opportunities for the future. Our continued investment supports the economic health of the U.K. through job creation, tax revenues, investments in the U.K. supply chain, research and development and the purchase of local goods and services.

Technology plays a critical role in meeting the challenges we face in the energy business. It enables Chevron to maximise resource recovery, improve operational efficiency, maximise reliability and production efficiency from existing assets and develop new oil and gas reserves in deeper water and more complex formations.

Success depends on sustained collaboration across business segments and time zones. We are leveraging the ingenuity of our employees, suppliers and research partners to test and develop innovative new technologies that will help us meet energy needs and support economic growth around the world.

at the centre of technology

Chevron’s U.K. Global Technology Centre (GTC), in Aberdeen, Scotland, was established in 2007 to align with Chevron's long-term energy growth strategy and improve our connection with the vibrant European oil and gas technology marketplace.

The GTC is a strategic extension of Chevron’s Energy Technology Company and complements Chevron’s existing technology facilities in Houston, Texas; and Perth, Australia. It focuses on developing technological capability in the U.K. and provides a hub of technical excellence that supports Chevron's global portfolio of projects.

 

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£200 million

invested in technology, research and development

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200 projects

supported worldwide over the last 10 years

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50 alliances

with academia and research institution partners

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30 countries

provided with technical excellence and expertise

The GTC helps increase our pool of technical talent and covers a range of strategic disciplines including:

  • Drilling Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Geophysics
  • Materials
  • Reliability
  • Reservoir Simulation
  • Process Engineering and Safety
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Subsea Engineering

The GTC provides engineering support for Chevron’s deep-water assets worldwide and has been at the forefront of Chevron's application of advanced methods to understand the subsurface, such as ocean bottom node seismic, geomechanical modeling and reservoir simulation.

The GTC also develops research partnerships to enable innovation and new technology deployments for a diverse range of Chevron operations and development projects, including Gorgon and Wheatstone in Australia, Tengizchevroil in Kazakhstan, the Permian Basin in the U.S.A. and Rosebank in the U.K.

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Chevron is currently applying the Full Wave Gamechanger technology, developed through a Joint Industry Project (JIP) with Imperial College London, to ocean bottom node seismic surveys acquired globally, including its Captain and Alba Fields in the U.K. North Sea, to improve the imaging of the reservoirs and help maximise economic recovery. 

creating innovative solutions

The U.K. has a strong track record of innovation. Chevron is well placed to benefit globally from new technologies developed in response to the ever-changing needs of oil and gas operations.

Chevron develops alliances with leading U.K. universities, industry research partners and start-up technology ventures to work to enable innovation and support the acceleration of new technology deployments across the energy spectrum.  As the digital transformation gathers pace, Chevron is focused on applying data science, predictive technologies, workflow automation and robotics to improve the safety and reliability operations.

Collaborative partnerships include offshore field trials with the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and key academic institutions including the University of Bristol, Heriot Watt University and Imperial College;  and partnerships with small, innovative companies in fields such as fibre optics and subsea well control.