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OTC Names Winners of Spotlight on New Technology Awards

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Awards recipients were chosen on the basis of the following criteria:

  • The technology must be less than 2 years old and offered to the marketplace less than 2 years before the award application date. If previously advertised at OTC, it must not have been displayed at more than one conference. The technology must be original and groundbreaking, and must not infringe on any known patents.
  • The technology must be proven, either through full-scale application or successful prototype testing.
  • The technology must be of broad interest and appeal for the industry.
  • The technology must provide significant benefits beyond those of existing technologies.

OTC also awarded two Spotlight on New Technology Small Business Awards for companies with fewer than 300 employees.

AWARD RECIPIENTS (listed alphabetically by company)

Aegion Coating Services

ACS HT-200 Subsea Insulation System
The ACS HT-200 is an ultrahigh-­temperature subsea wet insulation system for pipelines, risers, field joints, and subsea equipment that experience operating temperatures up to 400°F. This end-to-end deepwater solution consists of an anticorrosion coating covered with an insulation layer and topped with a tough polypropylene exterior.

Aegion Coating Services’ ACS HT-200 consists of an anticorrosion coating covered with an insulation layer and topped with a tough polypropylene exterior.

Ampelmann

N-Type Gangway System
As the only motion-compensated gangway system of its kind in operation, the N-Type “Icemann” enables safe people transfer year-round in harsh winter condi­tions of as low as 18°F. The fully enclosed and insulated system is operational in sea states of up to 3.5-m significant wave height and certified under the winterization design code DNV-GL-OS-A201.

Ampelmann’s N-Type Gangway system enables safe people transfer year-round in harsh winter conditions of as low as 18°F.

Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE)

TerrAdapt Adaptive Drill Bit
Unlike conventional bits that are limited to a single depth-of-cut (DOC) control setting, the BHGE TerrAdapt adaptive drill bit autonomously adjusts DOC to mitigate stick/slip and expand the smooth drilling window with no surface interaction. Adaptive DOC-control elements automatically adjust the bit’s aggressiveness on the basis of the formation it is drilling.

BHGE’s TerrAdapt adaptive drill bit autonomously adjusts DOC to mitigate stick/slip and expand the smooth drilling window with no surface interaction.

Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE)

DEEPFRAC Multistage Fracturing Service
The BHGE DEEPFRAC deepwater multistage fracturing service leverages tools and techniques perfected in unconventional plays to improve the efficiency and economics of offshore completions. Using DEEPFRAC ball-activated sleeves and patented BeadScreen flowback-control technology, the service simplifies operations, accelerates completion times, and enables rapid stimulation of more than 20 stages in a single trip.

BHGE’s TerrAdapt adaptive drill bit autonomously adjusts DOC to mitigate stick/slip and expand the smooth drilling window with no surface interaction.

Delmar Systems

RARPLUS Mooring-Release Technology
RARPLUS gives drilling rigs the capability to completely release from their moorings within minutes to evade ice floes, cyclonic storms, and well emergencies, or to simply increase rig-move efficiency. With a backup mechanical release function, the RARPLUS system provides reliable flexibility to dynamic-position- or moored rigs operating in shallow water.

Delmar Systems’ RARPLUS mooring-release technology gives drilling rigs the capability to completely release from their moorings within minutes to evade environmental obstacles or solve technical difficulties.

Dril-Quip

HFRe Marine Drilling Riser System
The HFRe drilling riser is an automated system designed for high-pressure/high-temperature applications with efficient operations incorporating Smart­Spider technology. This technology reduces risk and operational costs by providing critical feedback and eliminating rig-floor personnel during installation. HFRe uses a boltless, fatigue-resistant 4M-lbf coupling that has been tested beyond American Petroleum Institute (API) 16F/TR7 requirements.

Dril-Quip’s HFRe Marine Drilling Riser System reduces risk and operational costs by providing critical feedback and eliminating rig-floor personnel during installation.

Expro

Next Generation Landing String
Expro’s Next Generation Landing String (NGLS) provides an optimal subsea-well intervention and commissioning system for the global oil and gas industry. Delivered in accordance with new API 17G standards, it combines advanced technology with efficient analysis and validation to provide a complete safety-system solution.

Expro’s Next Generation Landing String combines advanced technology with efficient analysis and validation to provide a complete safety-system solution.

Halliburton

9½-in. Azimuthal Lithodensity Logging-While-Drilling Service
The 9½-in. azimuthal lithodensity (ALD) logging-while-drilling (LWD) service from Halliburton Sperry Drilling is the industry’s first large-borehole LWD service capable of delivering azimuthal density, photoelectric, and ultrasonic caliper measurements to enhance reservoir understanding and reduce well time in borehole sizes ranging from 14½ to 17½ in.  

Halliburton’s 9½-in. Azimuthal Lithodensity Logging-While-Drilling Service is capable of delivering azimuthal density, photoelectric, and ultrasonic caliper measurements.

Halliburton

GeoBalance Automated Managed Pressure Drilling System
The Halliburton GeoBalance Automated Managed Pressure Drilling System is a comprehensive suite of software and hardware enabling automated managed pressure control from drilling to completion.  It combines automatic chokes, rig-pump diverters, flow metering, and advanced control algorithms with proven hydraulics modeling to provide accurate pressure control at discrete points throughout well construction.

Halliburton’s GeoBalance Automated Managed Pressure Drilling System enables automated managed pressure control from drilling to completion.

LORD Corporation

10K Completion Workover Riser Flexible Joint
The compact size of the 10,000-psi flexible joint allows smaller vessels to operate a top-tensioned riser without a stress joint or telescopic joint, enabling lower-cost high-pressure interventions. When replacing a bottom stress joint, the significantly lower moment on the wellhead enables more workovers per well, extending field life.

LORD Corporation’s 10K Completion Workover Riser Flexible Joint allows smaller vessels to operate a top-tensioned riser without a stress joint or telescopic joint.

National Oilwell Varco (NOV)

NOVOS Reflexive Drilling System
NOVOS is the industry’s only reflexive drilling system, automating repetitive drilling activities, benefiting contractors by allowing drillers to focus on consistent process execution and safety, and benefiting operators by optimizing drilling programs. The NOVOS system provides optimal control and consistency for any operation.

NOV’s NOVOS Reflexive Drilling System automates repetitive drilling activities, allowing drillers to focus on consistent process execution and safety.

 

NOV

Seabox Saltwater-Treatment System
Seabox is a disruptive but simple concept that makes it possible to treat seawater at the seabed, thus providing high-­quality water for reservoir pressure support to the industry. Driven by the suction pressure of a downstream pump, Seabox provides superior disinfection and sedimentation capabilities without adding chemicals.

NOV’s Seabox Saltwater-Treatment System makes it possible to treat seawater at the seabed.

Oceaneering International

E-ROV Remotely-Operated Vehicle System
The E-ROV is a self-contained, battery-powered remotely-operated-vehicle (ROV) system capable of operating for extended periods of time without being recovered to surface. Consisting of an electric ROV, a 4G connection buoy, and a subsea cage, the system reduces cost and risk without the need for a surface vessel.

Oceaneering International’s E-ROV Remotely-Operated Vehicle System is capable of operating for extended periods of time without being recovered to surface.

Oliden Technology

GeoFusion 475 LWD Tool
The GeoFusion Laterolog Resistivity and Imaging Tool is a drilling, formation-evaluation, and production-optimization solution. It provides high-resolution and high-measurement range array quadrant resistivities even while sliding. Augmented by bit-resistivity and high-resolution wellbore-resistivity images and azimuthal gamma images, GeoFusion offers ideal solutions to drillers, petrophysicists, and reservoir engineers.

Oliden Technology’s GeoFusion 475 LWD Tool provides high-resolution and high-measurement range array quadrant resistivities even while sliding.

Teledyne Marine

FlameGuard P5-200 Electrical Penetrator
The offshore industry’s first patented fire-resistant electrical penetrator reduces risk to personnel and assets. The penetrator, rated for 5 kV and 200 A at 5,000 psi, is designed for safe operation in potentially flammable atmospheres where ATEX and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Ex standards apply, such as those found on offshore platforms.

Teledyne Marine’s FlameGuard P5-200 electrical penetrator is designed for safe operation in potentially flammable atmospheres.

 

SMALL BUSINESS AWARD RECIPIENTS

CoreAll

Intelligent Coring System
CoreAll has introduced the Intelligent Coring System, the first core-drilling technology to provide real-time transmission of formation-­evaluation data to surface. Along with downhole diagnostics and core-jam indicators, the system improves data quality and saves time and cost in exploration activities.

CoreAll’s Intelligent Coring System provides real-time transmission of formation-evaluation data to surface.

Luoyang Wire Rope Inspection Technology

TCK.W Online Wire Rope Inspection System
The TCK.W Automatic Real-Time Online Wire Rope Inspection System from Luoyang provides more ­effective periodic human visual inspection and improves process safety monitoring through continuous inspection during operation.

Luoyang’s TCK.W Automatic Real-Time Online Wire Rope Inspection System provides more effective periodic human visual inspection.

 

OTC Names Winners of Spotlight on New Technology Awards

Chris Carpenter, JPT Technology Editor

01 April 2018

Volume: 70 | Issue: 4

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