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30 November 2020

The NOC’s Aidan Thorn, Marine Robotics Innovation Centre Manager, was crowned the winner in the Oil and Gas Technology Centre’s (OGTC) ‘Technology Pitch Battle’ this week. 

Aidan was invited by the OGTC to take part in the competition at their Offshore Decommissioning Conference 2020. His pitch was declared the winner from a field of eight strong participants following a vote by 250 delegates. The pitch was around a NOC-developed shore-launched autonomous survey system for oil and gas applications that would reduce costs and carbon on current survey methods.

This was not only a great exposure for the NOC’s capabilities but also provided strong validation of a potential use of our pioneering Marine Autonomous Systems by an informed industry audience. 

Congratulations to Aidan and the whole team behind this result.