In Energy Voice yesterday:

The North Sea is producing more commercial innovations than any other part of the world, according to a boss at Baker Hughes GE (BHGE). Romain Chambault, European director for oilfield equipment, said he has been impressed with the level of resilience the region has shown in the wake of the downturn. He added that the type of innovation has gone beyond technical, with new ways of working with partners.

Though it’s been some time since we last reported on this topic, see these earlier indicators of benefits beyond the simple extraction of oil and gas:

More Scottish technological expertise!

Scotland’s oil and gas expertise will aid and earn abroad

Scottish offshore expertise at the fore, again

Scotland’s solar energy expertise shines (😊) again

Scottish Subsea expertise to make billions raising World War 1 and 2 wreck cargoes

Scottish expertise produces breakthrough in ‘out-of-autoclave’ manufacturing

Scotland’s sub-sea expertise earns £15 million research fund to work with Japan

Scotland’s tidal energy expertise to help poor communities in South-East Asia

Scotland’s European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) to be test centre for 3 out of 6 new EU-funded offshore renewable energy projects as our expertise begins to earn billions