Professor Angus Jamieson

Angus has been a self employed consultant and inventor for over 25 years. Originally he was a civil engineering graduate from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and worked in the oil industry mainly in maritime operations and deepwater drilling. Most of his inventions have been within these disciplines.

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Professor Angus Jamieson

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About Angus

Angus has been a self employed consultant and inventor for over 25 years.

 

Originally he was a civil engineering graduate from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and worked in the oil industry mainly in maritime operations and deepwater drilling. Most of his inventions have been within these disciplines.

 

He was the original inventor of COMPASS, a directional drilling and well planning software package which rapidly became an industry standard. He devised some of the first successful calibration methods for acoustic positioning systems in deep water, a new method of designing moorings for drilling rigs, a new optimisation algorithm for minimising the cost of a new oil field and the first successful method of accurately measuring the Earth’s magnetic field at sea.

 

Angus is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a Professor in Offshore Engineering at the University of the Highlands and Islands.   He is a well known offshore positioning consultant and has been directly involved in major recovery operations such as the Piper Alpha disaster in 1988 and the Macondo Blow out in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

 

He served as chairman of the offshore survey division of the Society of Petroleum Engineers for 5 years and has recently completed an e-book on the subject for the SPE.

 

As well as founding Smart Idea Store, Angus acts as an innovation consultant and can often bring a fresh engineering mind to other disciplines such as health, renewable energies, transportation and manufacturing.