Leak Sealing Technologies for the Oil & Gas Industry

  • Ian McEwan (Coordinator)


Description of impact

Research into computational fluid dynamics carried out at the University of Aberdeen has resulted in the development of the innovative platelet(R) technology for sealing leaks in pipelines and wells. This led to the creation of a spin-out company, Brinker Technology. Both in the UK and internationally, as far afield as Alaska and Oman, the technology has benefitted the oil and gas sector, leading to six-figure savings for client companies by minimising lost production time and postponing the expense of a permanent repair. The technology has also led to positive environmental impacts through the early sealing of leaks from oil wells and pipelines.
Impact statusImpact Completed (Open)