Wednesday, November 7th 2012 - 22:29 UTC

Falklands’ experience helps revolutionize oil and gas industry technology

Working on experience gained from the relocation of thousands of tons of equipment from Aberdeen to the Falkland Islands for the round of exploratory drilling started in 2010 has helped a Scottish company launch a software program set to revolutionize the oil and gas industry.

 The “Ocean Guardian” oil rig

Thousands of tons of equipment relocated in Stanley to supply the “Ocean Guardian” (Photo: S. Luxton)

Aberdeen-based oil and gas service and technology provider AGR new logistics and materials management software program was originally designed to service the relocation of over 11.000 tons of equipment from Aberdeen Harbour to the Falkland Islands.

However the software program looks set to revolutionise logistics planning for the oil and gas industry by streamlining what previously required multiple packages from a number of software providers.

The execution of this work, which provided equipment for the exploration rig ‘Ocean Guardian’ in 2010/11, received industry-wide acclaim and was recognised as the largest successful logistics job in the sector to date.

Developed in Aberdeen and created by the company’s in-house software division the M²™ program represents half a million pounds of investment by AGR.

Director of AGR Software Solutions, Chris Ferrier, said: “Continually tracking the movement of equipment is no small task but M²™ puts the user in total control by offering a fully integrated system, something that is not currently available elsewhere in the marketplace”. (PN)


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1 ProRG_American (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 12:31 am Report abuse
Wow! Great contribution to humanity. Just nice to know that there is someone with experience in moving a whole bunch of junk around.
2 Beef (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 06:42 am Report abuse
ProRG - moving junk is a serious and profitable business in a consumption driven society. Even CFK champions consumption. This is a great example of innovation that is instrumental in assisting industry (in this case the industry responsible for allowing me to fill up the Jag).

Perhaps it could be used to monitor the performance of Argentine bonds. After all they are officially junk bonds.
3 Orbit (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 08:49 am Report abuse
Well we've already given humanity the concept of vaccination (saved more lives than any other invention), so we're in credit on the contribution front.

Must be galling for rg gov to see such quiet competence at work. Quite a contrast to the arm waving, signing of endless poorly executed agreements and generally making lots of pointless noise approach.
4 Anbar (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 10:15 am Report abuse
@1 “supposed yank” “Wow! Great contribution to humanity.”

Wow! Great contribution to the thread. Just nice to know that there is someone with experience in posting a whole bunch of junk around.
5 brucey-babe (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 10:31 am Report abuse
@3 Orbit. Well said.
If you take away all the inventions and innovations toward Health and the Sciences that has reached the world from The British Isles you would still be in the stone age. ( A bit like Argentina really ! )
On a more poignant note ProRG, Guzz etc ! what benefits to the world have the S.As. produced, ( Do not include the Amerindians ! )
6 Conqueror (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 12:24 pm Report abuse
@1 What do you care? At what point in the future are you “hoping” to become part of “humanity”?
@4 You may have made a false assumption. There are apparently some in LatAm that like to refer to themselves as “Americans”. This demonstrates a number of things. (1) A desperate need for “importance”. If you were to say to 90% of the world's population that someone was an “American”, would they not naturally assume that person to be a national of the United States? (2) Shame over actual nationality. Would a Canadian refer to themselves as “American”? Of course not. They would rightly be proud to say that they were Canadian. (3) Feelings of insignificance. Actually sounds like a typical argie!
7 LightThink (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 02:19 pm Report abuse

Your mini skirt ripped off so need to make stitch it up .
8 Conqueror (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 03:43 pm
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9 LightThink (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 05:40 pm Report abuse

I didnt request that you unbosom your all monikers.
10 British_Kirchnerist (#) Nov 08th, 2012 - 07:04 pm Report abuse
Revolution eh? But I thought you were all for the status quo =)

#3 No, WE did that, in Britain...

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