E&P's 2021 'Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation' Winning Technologies

An expert panel of judges has selected the top 20 upstream oil and gas industry projects and technologies that open new and better avenues to the complicated process of finding and producing hydrocarbons around the world.

The MEAs program recognizes new products and technologies designed by companies and people who understand the need for newer, better and constantly changing technological innovation to appease the energy-hungry world. (Source: Hart Energy/Shutterstock.com)

The E&P editors and staff proudly present the winners of the 2021 Special Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation (MEAs), which recognize service and operating companies for excellence and achievement in every segment of the upstream petroleum industry. The following technology showcase highlights 20 winners picked by an independent team of judges.

The winning technologies represent a broad range of disciplines and address several challenges that pose roadblocks to efficient operations. Winners of each category are products that provided monumental changes in their sectors and represented techniques and technologies that are most likely to improve artificial lift, carbon management, digitalization, drill bits, drilling fluids/stimulation, drilling systems, exploration/geoscience, formation evaluation, HSE, hydraulic fracturing/pressure pumping, IOR/EOR/remediation, nonfracturing completions, onshore rigs, subsea systems and water management.

This year some of the brightest minds in the industry from service and operating companies entered exceptionally innovative products and technologies that have now been measured against the world’s best to be distinguished as the most groundbreaking in concept, design and application.

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