Welcome to the ICoTA Europe Chapter

The ICoTA European Innovation Award

The ICoTA European Innovation Award is judged and presented annually by the Europe Chapter of the Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association. Awarded first in 2001, it recognises both the contribution to innovation and the introduction of new technologies within the well intervention arena. As of today, it is the most established and longest running award which ICoTA has globally. The aim is to recognise a service company and/or operator for the application of technological innovation in well intervention.

Entries for 2020 are now closed

The 2020 finalists are:


The winner will be announced during ICoTA Week on 19th November. Winners will be presented with a perpetual trophy and an individual award which they can retain.

The winner’s success in pushing forward the boundaries of well intervention and coiled tubing technology will be publicised widely in the media and throughout the industry, including to both the ICoTA and SPE Aberdeen membership.

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Entry Process

Entries are judged by the Committee of ICoTA European Chapter. For 2020, finalists were requested to make a short presentation to the judging committee by webinar on Tuesday 13th October 2020.

Judging Criteria and Guidelines for Entries

  • Technology - either new technology or existing technology used in an innovative way.
  • 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

The technology must have been applied for the first time since 31st March 2019.
The award may be presented for a variation of a theme rather than an entirely new technology.

The award may recognise the general nurturing of new technology rather than a single project.

For more information, please contact icota@mearns-gill.com or call 01224 646311.

Previous Winners

2019Dwellop and ShellLynx Wireline Mast
2018Ocean Team ScandinaviaSCC02 Cleaning System
2017WellSenseFibreLine Intervention
2016Shell & Helix Wellops & Altus InterventionCoil Tubing from a light well Intervention vessel – a North Sea first
2015EPlugTorq Plug
2013InterwellExpandable Junk Catcher
2012OilencoSoak Sleeve & Syringe
2011SchlumbergerDigital Slickline perforating pipe recovery & plug setting
2010BP & BJ ServicesPushing the boundaries of Concentric Coil Tubing on Normally Unattended Installations
2009Baker HughesSnapScreen Live Well Deployment System for Sand Screens
2008StatoilHydroNurturing and application of Riserless Light Well Intervention Technology
2007Baker AtlasGasView service
2006Halliburton EasywellSwell Technology – Swellpacker Isolation System
2005ZertechZ-seal Metal sealing technology
2004Blafro ToolsCoiled Tubing Heave Compensator development
2003BakerMilling of Chrome Tubulars
2002StatoilCommitment to nurturing the development of new technologies
2001TalismanCommitment to offshore UBD-CTD in the North Sea