As well as searching for new well intervention technologies, ICoTA Europe also opens up the prize to existing technologies used in innovative ways which reinforces the organisation’s strong focus on optimising energy production across Europe.
Award entries must show value to the industry in terms of reducing risk, increasing recovery, improving safety and/or minimising environmental impact. The technology must have been applied for the first time since 31st March 2019 and should have either been developed in Europe and applied in Europe or elsewhere for the first time, or developed elsewhere and applied for the first time in Europe.
Last year, Shell and DWELLOP took home the trophy for the ‘Lynx wireline mast’ - an integrated tower and mast system that meets the challenges faced by conventional wireline mast systems. With a small footprint and a bespoke-design adapter hatch, the mast significantly eliminates a significant amount of risk from wireline operations.
Alistair MacDonald, CWI Wells Engineer of Shell UK, said:
The new Lynx mast has been a real game-changer in our offshore wireline operations. As such, it is great that this award acknowledges the fantastic work behind successfully implementing this technology. Thank you to ICoTA Europe for helping us spread the word thus far.”
Darren Paul, ICoTA Europe Chair 2020/21, commented:
“The ICoTA Innovation Award is an exciting and important initiative. Over the years, we have showcased a number of innovative ideas that have gone on to make a huge difference in the industry. Whether it’s a technological first or a company that has used an existing technology in a novel way, we would like to encourage companies to apply for the Award so that we can reward them with the industry recognition that they deserve.”
Entries for the ICoTA Innovation Award 2020 are now open and will close on 21st September. The winner will be announced at the SPE ICoTA Well Intervention Conference at the P&J Live in November.
To find out more about the award and how your company can enter, visit our Awards Page.
Photo shows 2019 Innovation Award winners along with 2019 ICoTA Chair, George Waugh.
11 June 2020