OTC Announces 2013 Spotlight On New Technology Award Recipients

Winners Recognized for Innovative Products for Offshore Exploration and Production
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), which takes place 6– 9 May in Houston, has announced 15 technologies that will receive the 2013 Spotlight on New Technology Award recognizing innovative new products that provide significant impact for offshore exploration and production. The awards will be presented at 1600 hours, 6 May, in Reliant Center.
The Spotlight on New Technology Awards, which are for OTC exhibitors, showcase the latest and most advanced hardware and software technologies that are leading the industry into the future.
“Our Spotlight Award winners ask, ‘What if?’ and ‘Why not?’” said Spotlight Award Committee Chair Helge Hove Haldorsen. “It is thanks to them that offshore E&P will continue to play a key role in supplying the world with affordable energy in a sustainable manner.”
Winning technologies were selected based on the following five criteria:
New: less than 2 years old
Innovative: original, groundbreaking, and capable of revolutionizing the offshore E&P industry
Proven: through full-scale application or successful prototype testing
Broad Interest: broad appeal for the industry
Significant Impact: provides significant benefits beyond existing technologies
“The innovation shown by this year’s Spotlight Award recipients demonstrates the type of ingenuity and forward thinking that is advancing the industry to new levels of safety, productivity, and efficiency,” said Steve Balint, 2013 OTC chairperson. “I congratulate them on their achievements and thank them for making this a highlight of OTC.”
Spotlight Recipients and Products for 2013:
ABB – Onboard DC-Grid
Baker Hughes – FASTrak™ LWD Fluid Analysis Sampling and Testing Service
Bayou Wasco Insulation, Dow Oil & Gas, PIH, Trelleborg Offshore – DOW NEPTUNE™ Advanced Subsea Flow Assurance Insulation System
FMC Technologies – Condition and Performance Monitoring
FMC Technologies and Sulzer Pumps Ltd. – High-speed, Helico-axial Multiphase Subsea Boosting System
GE Oil & Gas – RamTel™ Plus and ROV Subsea Display Panel
GE Oil & Gas – Deepwater BOP Blind Shear Ram
Reelwell as – Reelwell Drilling Method Riserless (RDM-R)
SBM Offshore – Drilling Riser Trip Saver™
ShawCor Ltd. – Mobile Robotic Cutback System
STATOIL ASA – Remotely Welded Retrofit Subsea Hot Tap Tee
Superior Energy Services – Complete Automated Technology System (CATS)
Wärtsilä Corporation – Wärtsilä GasReformer
Welltec –Well Cutter®
WeST Drilling Products AS – Continuous Motion Rig (CMR)
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. Founded in 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually in Houston. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brasil, and OTC Asia. For more information, visit www.otcnet.org/2013.
Source: OTC
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