R&D/innovation

OTC Names Winners of Spotlight on New Technology Awards

The Offshore Technology Conference announces the 2021 recipients of the Spotlight on New Technology Award. Fourteen technologies from around the world will be awarded, including five companies that will be recognized by the Spotlight on Small Business Award.

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AWARD RECIPIENTS (listed alphabetically by company)

Dril-Quip

BADGeR Specialty Casing Connector

The Dril-Quip BADGeR Specialty Casing Connector reduces health, safety, and environmental risks by removing rig personnel from the red zone, and lowers operating costs. Part of the e-Series family of products, the BADGeR features an automatic hands-free antirotation device that enables remote makeup operations, provides superior fatigue performance, and integrates a metal seal, reducing environmental risks.

Halliburton

DynaTrac Real-Time Wireless Depth Correlation System.
Halliburton's DynaTrac Real-Time Wireless Depth Correlation System.

DynaTrac Real-Time Wireless Depth Correlation System

The DynaTrac Real-Time Wireless Depth Correlation System increases efficiency during operations that require accurate bottomhole assembly depth or position, providing on-demand positioning throughout operations. The system eliminates uncertainty in tool position without the need for wireline or workstring manipulation while tracking movement of the bottomhole assembly.

Halliburton and TechnipFNC

The Odassea Subsea Fiber-Optic Solution from Halliburton and Technip FMC.
The Odassea Subsea Fiber-Optic Solution from Halliburton and Technip FMC.

Odassea Subsea Fiber-Optic Solution

Halliburton and TechnipFMC’s Odassea Subsea Fiber-Optic Solution is the industry’s first subsea distributed-acoustic-sensing solution capable of sensing both upper and lower completions with data quality and fidelity equivalent to existing dry-tree installations but independent of tieback distance, enabling both seismic imaging and reservoir-diagnostic applications.

Oil States Industries

The Merlin Deepsea Mineral Riser System from Oil States Industries.
The Merlin Deepsea Mineral Riser System from Oil States Industries.

Merlin Deepsea Mineral Riser System

The Merlin Deepsea Mineral Riser System is a robust, fast, hands-free riser system with remote monitoring that supports the energy transition by enabling recovery of deepsea minerals used in electric vehicle batteries. The company, with its partners, has become an integrator of complete mineral-collection systems from harvester to vessel.

Saipem

Hydrone-R Underwater Intervention Drone

Hydrone-R is an underwater intervention drone capable of performing both inspection and intervention missions and conceived to offer life-of-field services with a focus on guaranteeing safety and productivity of offshore energy fields (oil, gas, and renewables) while minimizing operational costs.

Schlumberger

Schlumberger's DrillPlan coherent well construction planning solution.
Schlumberger's DrillPlan coherent well construction planning solution.

DrillPlan Coherent Well Construction Planning Solution

The DrillPlan coherent well construction planning solution is a collaborative space providing automated end-to-end workflows, instantly validating engineering and delivering smarter designs faster. The discovery and consumption of offset knowledge empowers data-driven insights and accelerates the delivery of an efficient and optimal drilling program that is automatically generated in minutes.

Siemens Energy

Siemens Energy's APM4O&G solution.
Siemens Energy's APM4O&G solution.

APM4O&G Solution

Using Siemens Energy’s domain knowledge, APM4O&G delivers a diagnostic and decision-support solution for oil and gas equipment, enabling a progression in how offshore operators manage their assets. By continuously comparing real-time equipment operational data with models and running automated diagnostics, operators can forecast performance, pre-empt failures, and conduct reliability-centered maintenance.

Siemens Energy

MyFleetRisk risk-management platform from Siemens Energy.
MyFleetRisk risk-management platform from Siemens Energy.

MyFleetRisk Risk-Management Platform

MyFleetRisk is a data-driven, collaborative risk-management platform that leverages real-world engineering expertise to quantify and visualize risk profiles of oil and gas customers’ gas turbine fleets. Its transparent delivery of risk and criticality information empowers offshore operators with actionable insights without the need for connectivity in challenging environments.

Subsea 7 With Xodus Group

The Nanoengineered Sensor Platform
The Nanoengineered Sensor Platform from Subsea 7, developed in collaboration with Xodus Group.

Nanoengineered Sensor Platform

The Subsea 7 Nanoengineered Sensor Platform is a transformative solution developed in collaboration with Xodus, an autonomous subsidiary of Subsea 7, to monitor fatigue and corrosion offshore continuously, reducing operating expenses. The wireless nanotechnology sensor requires no power supply or batteries and no maintenance, is scalable, and can extend life and improve uptime.


Small Business Award RECIPIENTS


HYTORC

HYTORC's J-Washer.
HYTORC's J-Washer.

J-Washer

The HYTORC J-Washer is an innovative lock washer used to maintain joint integrity under dynamic conditions such as thermal cycling, rotating machinery, and transportation. The patented washer provides the same safety, quality, and speed benefits of the company’s standard Reaction Washer and now offers the ability to lock fasteners tight.

INGU

INGU's Pipers 2.8 inspection solution.
INGU's Pipers 2.8 inspection solution.

Pipers 2.8 Inspection Solution

INGU’s Pipers 2.8 give offshore oil and gas operators unprecedented insight into pipeline condition and performance. The self-serve, free-floating, micromultisensor solution works in operational conditions, delivering condition-critical data related to leaks, deposits, and wall condition. Pipers improve planning, decision-making, and operational control, while reducing the risk of failure.

Oliden Technology

LithoFusion Azimuthal Density and Porosity LWD Tool
The LithoFusion Azimuthal Density and Porosity LWD Tool from Oliden Technology.

LithoFusion Azimuthal Density and Porosity LWD Tool

The LithoFusion logging-while-drilling (LWD) tool delivers azimuthal density, neutron porosity, and borehole images. High-vertical-resolution logs and imaging provide the best insights for quantitative fluid and mineralogy analysis, geological structures, borehole stability, and well placement. This innovative tool completes the triple-combination suite offered by Oliden Technology.

Rocsole

Rocsole's Deposition In-Line Inspection system.
Rocsole's Deposition In-Line Inspection system.

Deposition In-Line Inspection

Rocsole’s Deposition In-Line Inspection systems use a non-nuclear tomographic technology to inspect pipelines for deposition-buildup thickness, type, and location. This safe and noninvasive sensor works in various process environments, allowing production to continue without interruption and enabling fast reporting of results with artificial intelligence- and machine-learning-based data processing.

Techni

Techni’s PACT actuator control system.
Techni’s PACT actuator control system.

PACT Actuator Control System

PACT is a technology platform for autonomous, all-electric-based well control. It is an extremely lightweight, low-energy-consuming drop-in-replacement actuation system. It features the industry’s fastest fail-safe mechanism. The patent-pending technology will ensure safety in all modes of operation.