Gore Vega: helped tap into a rich seam of R&D tax credits

ABGI UK helped this Aberdeen-headquartered supplier to the global oil and gas industry access R&D tax credits based on the company’s groundbreaking advances.

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GoreVega managed todevelop a lightweight, fully portable, ATEX approved gas monitor capable of accurately identifying the natural gas composition in offshore wells using mass spectrometry and gas chromatography, both instantly and continuously.

Like ABGI UK, GoreVega persevered and got results.

Before any decommissioning or maintenance work can begin in previously ‘shut-in’ wells, you first need to check for unwanted gases. Traditionally, this has been a lengthy process involving sampling, then transporting the gas sample in a pressurised container (with all the dangers that entails) to an onshore laboratory for analysis. Even then, the analysis only provides a snapshot at the moment the sample was taken.

GoreVega managed to cut this lead time by weeks by developing a lightweight, fully portable, ATEX approved gas monitor capable of accurately identifying the natural gas composition in offshore wells using mass spectrometry and gas chromatography, both instantly and continuously.

In a parallel project, the company succeeded in designing an annular gas diversion tool to safely contain gas leaks in abandoned wells with a non-centric casing – a challenge that had previously proved insurmountable.

"This was the first time we had claimed R&D tax credits and the process was surprisingly painless, with ABGI UK help."

Nathan Gore

Founder, GoreVega