Research and Development
AJC are a well-known R&D company in the Oil and Gas sector with several innovative technologies to our credit. Companies will often contact us with challenging new problems to get our input and suggestions and these contacts have frequently led to improved practices, equipment or software to meet the ever-changing demands of the Energy Industry. Some examples of new technology introduced by AJC are found elsewhere on this website.
Training and Education
Angus Jamieson is an honorary Professor at the University of the Highlands and Islands in Inverness. He is the author of an e-book on Borehole Surveying which has rapidly become the industry standard text book on the subject. AJC also provide training courses in Directional Drilling, Borehole Surveying and High Accuracy Drilling. These courses are sometimes designed specifically for particular clients, such as Shell and Conoco Phillips but we also run courses which anyone can attend. See the Training section for the courses timetable and availability in your region or contact us for a bespoke course to your company’s needs.
AJC, under the leadership of Dr Stewart Vant have developed software for the provision of QC and correction processes for downhole surveying. The SURQC software is our flagship product with functions to provide basic Quality Control of MWD data, automated QC and manual QC, flexible plotting and reporting, Short collar correction, Multi Station Analysis correction, stretch and sag correction, using the latest industry recognised techniques. Visit our Software section for more detail.
AJC are frequently approached for assistance with challenging drilling or marine operations from all over the world. Prof Angus Jamieson and Dr Andy McGregor are our main borehole surveying advisors. We have associated consultants who work closely with AJC to provide a wider range of skills in the fields of surveying and measurement and directional drilling, including IFR processing, field optimisation studies, database audits etc.
New innovations and technologies are designed, prototyped and developed in-house utilising associated engineers and technicians as required. Gerry Wiseman is the engineering project manager who leads these developments. We are currently nearing the production stage for our latest product, the Torquer HALO. More details of this can be found under PROJECTS, along with another solution AJC has developed -“Catenary Testing,” methods for calibrating tension meters to improve mooring safety and storm holding on anchored vessels.