Robert Gray and Alex Tsekenis founded Ai Exploration to develop and commercialise world class sensors and analytical solutions for the energy sector. Ai Exploration have developed solutions for the Oil & Gas and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) industries, with plans to expand their capabilities in the future hydrogen economy.
Ai Exploration was one of 10 companies selected to participate in the world renowned business accelerator program in Scotland called TechX.
Ai Exploration was chosen by the team at bp to receive the top innovation award at the end of the TechX accelerator.
The Ai Exploration team designed and built an industrial 3 phase flow loop at their facility in Aberdeen to develop and test their oil and gas water-cut technology.
Ai Exploration signed a pre-equity funding agreement with bp ventures to support the develop of their water-cut sensing technology.
Ai Exploration was awarded a solution centre funded project by the NZTC to support the develop of their water-cut sensing technology. bp, Expro and Harbour Energy participated as industry partners in the project.
Ai Exploration was awarded a funded project by the Datalab to enhance their AI optimisation software to improve the accuracy and reliability of their insights.
Ai Exploration established its headquarters in Edinburgh alongside its industrial testing facility in Aberdeen.
Ai Exploration’s water-cut technology for Oil and Gas went through a robust testing regime at the National Engineering Laboratory. The sensor out performing the success criteria set by the bp instrumentation team.
Ai Exploration worked with a global energy operator to explore the industry need for a new novel sensing approach to measure trace water in CCS flows. Ai Exploration started work on a new development roadmap to execute the technology.
Ai Exploration was awarded an innovation program by Innovate UK to work with the National Physical Laboratory to test and evaluate their new approach for trace water measure in the CCS industry. The sensor exceeded expectations and is now in the next stage of development.
Ai Exploration Raised Capital To Enhance Its Water-Cut Sensor For Oil And Gas Towards Commercialisation, And To Further Develop Its Technology For CCS And Hydrogen Applications.
Ai Exploration was selected by Chevron Technology Ventures for their prestigious Catalyst Program. The Catalyst Program was launched in 2017 to accelerate the maturation of early-stage companies that demonstrate technology beneficial to the energy industry.
Ai Exploration’s water-cut technology went through a robust testing regime at the National Engineering. Laboratory to test its performance in wet gas conditions. The sensor met the performance targets set by the aramco research team.