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Winner announced for 2019 ICoTA Europe Innovation Award

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Dwellop and Shell won the 2019 ICoTA Europe Innovation Award 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:

“Shell and DWELLOP are delighted to win the ICoTA Europe Innovation Award. 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. We hope that this award nomination will serve to share this success across the wider industry. Thank you to ICoTA Europe for helping us spread the word thus far.”


Entries for the 2020 ICoTA Europe Innovation Award will open in April 2020. For more information, contact icota@mearns-gill.com

Pictured - Alistair MacDonald from Shell and Helge Hustoft from Dwellop collecting the award on behalf of their respective companies at the 25th SPE ICoTA European Well Intervention Conference.