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OTC 2017: Spotlight on New Technology Award

Written by  OE Staff Wednesday, 15 March 2017 14:39

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) recognizes innovative technologies each year with the Spotlight on New Technology Award.

This awards program is exclusively for OTC exhibitors and showcases the latest and most advanced technologies that are leading the industry into the future.

The Spotlight on New Technology Award winners include:

Dril-Quip's BigBore-IIe. Images courtesy of OTC.

Dril-Quip, Inc., producer of BigBore-IIe Wellhead System

The BigBore-IIe is a fully qualified wellhead system consisting of a DXe connection profile, integral high-capacity hanger lock-down, superior system fatigue, and high-capacity running tools. The BigBore-IIe provides significant drilling cost savings by reducing the number of trips into the well, elimination of drilling/production lock-down equipment, and allows for reduction of casing strings.

Dril-Quip, Inc., producer of DXe Wellhead Connector

Dril-Quip’s DXe wellhead connector, suitable for HPHT and severe cyclic load environments, has a highly engineered locking profile and gasket design providing high structural capacity and high fatigue-resistance resulting in longer service life. The technology of this critical connection is validated beyond API-16A-PR2/API-TR7 requirements with both structural and fatigue physical testing.

Fuglesangs Subsea AS, producer of OMNIRISE MINIBOOSTER

The Omnirise miniBooster is the world’s first barrierfluid-less and seal-less pump intended for permanent subsea applications down to 3000m. The system includes a unique subsea electric Variable Speed Drive, and was successfully qualified as part of NOVs’ Active Subsea Cooler system in partnership with Statoil, Shell, Chevron, Total and GE.

Halliburton, producer of EcoStar

The Halliburton EcoStar valve is the world’s first electric downhole safety valve (e-DHSV).  The EcoStar e-DHSV eliminates hydraulic fluid to enable a fully electric completion system with zero risk of exposing electronics to produced wellbore fluids while retaining the same failsafe mechanism as today’s conventional safety valves.

Halliburton, producer of HCS AdvantageOne offshore cementing system

The HCS AdvantageOne offshore cementing system addresses the complexities of deepwater with the versatility for use in all offshore environments. This intuitive system enables remote operations, has an integrated liquid additive system for precise slurry blending, and predictive maintenance capabilities with shore based monitoring to help preempt equipment-related non-productive time. 

Samoco Oil Tools, producer of One-Tri Universal BOP Testing Tool

In collaboration with Shell Offshore Engineering, Samoco Oil Tools has engineered, manufactured and tested OneTrip, a revolutionary BOP testing tool. Samoco’s OneTrip can conduct required BOP tests in one trip, eliminating the need for multiple trips along the stack and reducing a rig’s idle time by a minimum of 50%.

SBM Offshore, producer of Stones FPSO Turret Mooring System

SBM Offshore's Stones FPSO’s innovative Turret Mooring System (TMS) 

Stones FPSO’s innovative Turret Mooring System (TMS) incorporates a series of enabling technologies to become the deepest mooring system of any floating production unit, and the first disconnectable TMS to support steel risers. These new technologies will facilitate future developments in ultra deepwater, and of high pressure high temperature reservoirs.

Schlumberger, producer of Managed Pressure Drilling Integrated Solution

The Schlumberger managed pressure drilling (MPD) integrated solution is the industry’s first complete, all-OEM, reservoir-to-flare-stack deepwater MPD system. When MPD design, engineering, manufacturing, system integration, well engineering, and onsite well delivery services are delivered from one platform and from a single supplier, operators minimize rig footprint while maximizing drilling efficiency and versatility.

Schlumberger, producer of OptiDrill Real-Time Drilling Intelligence Service

The OptiDrill real-time drilling intelligence service enables continuous real-time condition monitoring by integrating a comprehensive set of drilling dynamics and mechanical information. The service mitigates drilling risk and improves performance by providing actionable information to continuously identify hazardous drilling dynamics events and trends, and recommending safe operating parameters.

Stress Engineering Services, Inc, producer of Realtime Fatigue Monitoring System

A Real Time Fatigue Monitoring System (RFMS) has been developed to provide fatigue damage of drilling riser, and wellhead systems. The wellhead is the last pressure containing barrier between the well and environment. Managing the loads ensures that system integrity is not compromised, and protects the environment from hydrocarbon discharge.

Sulzer, producer of Compact Mass transfer and Inline Separation Technology (cMIST)

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company’s new Compact Mass transfer and Inline Separation Technology (cMIST) replaces conventional TEG towers and associated separator vessels to meet pipeline dewpoint specifications. cMIST achieves this goal with significant reductions in weight, footprint and cost. cMIST for dehydration is licensed to SULZER for onshore and offshore applications.

Techni, producer of BAMSE

BAMSE (B-Annulus Monitoring System) is a pressure and temperature sensor for installation in the B-annulus of oil and gas wells. The BAMSE system uses no active electronics in the inaccessible B-annulus and is designed for life-of-well reliability.

TechnipFMC's 20k HPHT subsea choke 

TechnipFMC, producer of 20k HPHT subsea choke

TechnipFMC 20k HPHT subsea choke is designed to withstand life-of-field fatigue in high-pressure, high-temperature oil and gas production environments without the need for hydraulic fluids. It meets, or exceeds, API 17TR8.  Its plug-and-cage design leverages proprietary HPHT sealing technologies and TechnipFMC’s G2i electric actuator, providing increased controllability over traditional hydraulic actuation technology.

Weatherford, producer of AutoFrac RFID-Enabled Stimulation System

The AutoFrac system enables efficient stimulation in openhole sections of extended-reach offshore wells where traditional technologies have often failed to provide adequate reliability. The system enables remote operation of lower completion tools and provides several options for tool communication that do not rely on control lines or mechanical actuation.

West Drilling Products AS, (a part of West Group)

The Continuous Drilling & Circulation Unit (CDU) – is the heart of the CMR Technology, offering the world´s first continuous drilling operation, and is also the world’s first fully robotized circulation unit. The CDU substantially (up to 50 %) reduces the overall time of drilling operations because it eliminates down-hole problems associated with differential sticking and pressure fluctuations and reduces safety risk by removing all personnel from the rig floor during the drilling operation.

Wild Well Control, producer of DeepRange Plug & Abandonment Tool

Wild Well’s DeepRange intervention tool delivers a groundbreaking plug and abandonment solution in a riserless package. The robust ROV-driven technology offers a minimally invasive solution that maintains wellbore integrity while providing a cost-effective yet high-quality option that will change the way subsea P&A operations are done for years to come. 

WiSub, producer of Torden High Power Pinless Subsea Connector

The Torden High Power Pinless Subsea Connector is WiSub’s next-generation product developed in collaboration with NOV to increase connection reliability between BOP and LMRP. This innovation is further standardizing AUV & ROV connections, combining patented high-speed data transfer with highly-compact resonant power transfer. Torden delivers improved mating tolerances and reliability.

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