MEA Winners Circle

The Winners Circle

E&P magazine proudly presents the winners of the prestigious 2017 Special Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation. An independent team of experts judged the competition and included engineers and engineering managers from operating and consulting companies worldwide. They judged entries only in their areas of specialization. Judges had no business interest in the companies or categories they judged.

The winners spanned a broad range of disciplines and addressed a number of problems that posed roadblocks to efficient operations. The resulting technological advances opened new and better avenues to the challenging process of finding and producing hydrocarbons worldwide.

2017 MEA Winners

ARTIFICIAL LIFT

ZEiTECS Shuttle Rigless ESP Replacement System, Schlumberger

DRILLBITS

AxeBlade Ridged Diamond Element Bit, Smith Bits, a Schlumberger company
Kymera™ XTreme hybrid drill bit, Baker Hughes

DRILLING FLUIDS/STIMULATION

CND500 multifunctional microemulsion near-wellbore treatment, Baker Hughes
OpenPath Sequence Diversion Stimulation Service, Schlumberger

DRILLING SYSTEMS

PowerDrive Orbit Rotary Steerable System, Schlumberger
HyPR HoleSaver™, Churchill Drilling Tools Ltd

EXPLORATION

Deep Shear Wave Imaging, Baker Hughes
RokDoc Ji-Fi, Ikon Science
Seismic and EM Joint Inversion, Saudi Aramco

FLOATING SYSTEMS AND RIGS

The Low Motion FPSO Technology, “LM-FPSO”, INTECSEA, WorleyParsons Group

FORMATION EVALUATION

3D Mapping of Reservoir Saturation from Crosswell Electromagnetic in Horizontal Wells, Saudi Aramco
Multifunctional Nano-Tracers with In-situ Detection, Saudi Aramco

HSE

ExpressKinect™ System, Halliburton

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING/PRESSURE PUMPING

100% Electric Fracturing Services, Evolution Well Services
AvantGuard Advanced Flowback Services, Schlumberger

INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

Maze Microfluidic SARA Analysis, Schlumberger

IOR/EOR/REMEDIATION

GelBlock™ temporary annular isolation system, Baker Hughes
EquiSeal™ Conformance Service, Halliburton

NON-FRACTURING COMPLETIONS

Endurance Hydraulic Screen®, Halliburton

SUBSEA SYSTEMS

OneTrip® BOP Universal Test Tool, Samoco Oil Tools

WATER MANAGEMENT

Victaulic Refuse-to-Fuse™ HDPE Joining System, Victaulic