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The ICoTA Award for Innovation & Technology

The ICoTA Award for Innovation & Technology is judged and presented annually by the Europe Chapter of the Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association. Entries are now closed for this year.

Innovation award

Entry Process

Entries are judged by the Committee of the ICoTA European Chapter.

Judging Criteria and Guidelines for Entries

  • Technology - either new technology or existing technology used in an innovative way including the general nurturing of technology rather than a single project or a variation of a theme rather than an entirely new technology.
  • Application - where is the innovation being applied and what does it do?
  • Value to the industry - why did you use this technology? For example, to reduce risk, increase recovery, improve safety or minimise environmental impact.

Conditions for Award

The technology should have been either:

  • Developed in Europe and applied in Europe or elsewhere for the first time, or
  • Developed elsewhere and applied for the first time in Europe
  • For the 2022 award, the technology must have been applied for the first time since 31st March 2021

Entries for the 2022 award will open on 1st June 2022.

For more information, please contact admin@icota-europe.com or call 01224 646311.

Recent Winners – ICoTA Award for Innovation & Technology

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10 December 2021

Aramco Overseas Company & Zilift win the ICoTA Award for Innovation & Technology

The winner of the prestigious ICoTA Award for Innovation and Technology was recently announced during the 27th European Well Intervention Conference.

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15 December 2020

Shell wins prestigious ICoTA Europe Innovation Award

The winner of the prestigious ICoTA Europe Innovation Award was recently announced during ICoTA Week. Find out more about Shell's innovative Local Expander Tool.

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3 February 2020

Dwellop and Shell wins 2019 ICoTA Europe Innovation Award

The winner of the 2019 ICoTA Europe Innovation Award was announced as part of the 25th SPE ICoTA European Well Intervention Conference in November at the P&J Live.

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Ocean Team Scandinavia AS
28 November 2018

Ocean Team Scandinavia A/S wins ICoTA Europe Innovation Award 2018

The winner of the ICoTA Europe Innovation Award 2018 was recently announced at the organisation’s annual conference in Aberdeen which is jointly organised with the Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen section.

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Well SENSE
17 November 2017

Well-SENSE takes home the ICoTA Europe Innovation Award 2017

The winner of this year's ICoTA Innovation Award was announced at the 23rd SPE ICoTA Well Intervention Conference at the AECC.

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Shell Helix Well Ops and Altus Intervention
18 November 2016

Shell, Helix Well Ops and Altus Intervention win ICoTA Europe Innovation Award 2016

Presented at the annual SPE ICoTA Well Intervention Conference on the 9th of November, Shell, Helix Well Ops and Altus Intervention collected the prestigious prize for their collaboration on an innovative system designed to increase oil production on a subsea well by 1,200 barrels per day.

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Previous Winners

Year Winner Innovation
2020 Shell Local Expander Tool
2019 Dwellop and Shell Lynx Wireline Mast
2018 Ocean Team Scandinavia SCC02 Cleaning System
2017 WellSense FibreLine Intervention
2016 Shell & Helix Wellops & Altus Intervention Coil Tubing from a light well Intervention vessel – a North Sea first
2015 EPlug Torq Plug
2014 Oilenco OneDrift
2013 Interwell Expandable Junk Catcher
2012 Oilenco Soak Sleeve & Syringe
2011 Schlumberger Digital Slickline perforating pipe recovery & plug setting
2010 BP & BJ Services Pushing the boundaries of Concentric Coil Tubing on Normally Unattended Installations
2009 Baker Hughes SnapScreen Live Well Deployment System for Sand Screens
2008 StatoilHydro Nurturing and application of Riserless Light Well Intervention Technology
2007 Baker Atlas GasView service
2006 Halliburton Easywell Swell Technology – Swellpacker Isolation System
2005 Zertech Z-seal Metal sealing technology
2004 Blafro Tools Coiled Tubing Heave Compensator development
2003 Baker Milling of Chrome Tubulars
2002 Statoil Commitment to nurturing the development of new technologies
2001 Talisman Commitment to offshore UBD-CTD in the North Sea