Aberdeen-based Attollo Offshore has announced it will create 20 jobs through a new project to enhance the use of technology offshore.
The Innovation Incubator will bring operational and academic minds together to improve Attollo’s use of digital tech in its operations, such as automation, data analytics and artificial intelligence.
Attollo, which is a specialist in late field life and decommissioning operations, said the jobs will be created at its Aberdeen base in a period of up to two years.
Managing director Ben Moore said: “Digitalisation, new technologies and alternative ways of working are creating untold opportunities for minimising cost, whilst maximising the potential of offshore marine assets.
“During the oil and gas downturn, substantial progress in efficiency and innovation was made across the industry, but as oil prices rose last autumn, we saw inefficiencies in other business returning almost immediately, which had knock on consequences for us.
“This has led to the decision to speed up our efforts and drive our already impressive progress faster, through our own incubator.”
As well as producing new innovations, the incubator will focus on the workforce and how it can better engage with digital technology in the offshore environment.
Mr Moore added: “Nobody can predict the future, but having a team dedicated to gaining deeper insight into future developments will be invaluable. The team’s sole purpose will be to imagine better operations and find ways to turn it a reality.”