Brinker Technology Boosting Growth with New Technology

New technology developments are boosting growth at Brinker Technology with the company on target to achieve £1.6m this financial year. The company is also set to increase its workforce by around 30% with the appointment of project engineers, graduate engineers and a sales engineer.

Originally a spin-out company from the University of Aberdeen, Brinker Technology is on course to become a multi-million pound international business. To meet its ambitious growth strategy the company is focusing on developing new business in the Norwegian North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico as well as increasing its business in the UKCS.

Best known for Platelets - an innovative technology for leak location and sealing based on the human body's own healing mechanism, Brinker Technology is fast gaining a reputation for innovative engineering solutions and pipeline integrity in the global oil and gas industry.

Their latest technology Telepath is set to save companies millions of pounds by accurately locating leaks in subsea umbilicals through a combination of analytical and numerical modelling. By comparing the flow data, among other considerations, of an umbilical as it is laid with the data when a leak is suspected, Telepath™ can calculate where the leak is to within 1%. For example on a 100 kilomtere pipeline, the leak is located to within 1 kilometer, vastly reducing the costs associated with using remotely operated vehicles and diver support vessels to inspect the entire length of the pipeline.

Sales engineer Klaire Evans says: "We have successfully made the transition from academia to expert consultants and are now very much a growing commercial entity with huge global potential. Our toolbox of pipeline integrity management solutions offers oil and gas operators highly effective and proven ways of avoiding huge financial losses and minimizing environmental damage.

"Our Platelet Technology already has a proven track record and we are confident that the pro-active approach to pipeline integrity using Telepath will be adopted by many operators. For a minimal upfront spend, pipeline operators could avoid having to spend millions in the event of a leak."

The company currently employs 14 people at its base on the Aberdeen Science & Technology Park.