Hart Energy on Oct. 11 unveiled the honorees of the 2021 Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation (MEAs) program that honors engineering excellence and achievement in the upstream petroleum industry.
The annual MEAs recognize new products and technologies in upstream oil and gas that demonstrate innovation in concept, design and application. Hart Energy’s E&P editors will award certificates to the 2021 MEA winners, and the winning technologies will be showcased in the E&P newsletter Oct. 19.
“E&P has consistently honored technical innovation that allows our industry to overcome seemingly impossible challenges,” said Len Vermillion, editorial director of Hart Energy. “The Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation reflect the best of the best in technological advancement.”
The 2021 Honorees:
- ForeSite Edge, Weatherford
- EcoCell, Patterson-UTI
- GumboNet, Data Gumbo
- Advanced Diagnostic and Prognostic Technology (ADaPT), PETRONAS
- StrataBlade Concave Diamond Element Bits, Smith Bits, a Schlumberger company
- NanoTags, EXPEC ARC, Saudi Aramco
- Welltec Annular Barrier (WAB), Welltec
- Surface-Consistent Full Waveform Inversion (pQC-FWI), Saudi Aramco
- EarthStar 3D ─ Ultra-Deep Resistivity Service for Halliburton Sperry Drilling, Halliburton
- World Slimmest Tractor for Production Logging & Well Intervention of Extended Reach Wells, Saudi Aramco, Western Well Tools
- Off Road Air Breathing System, Saudi Aramco
- VIGILANCE, Frank's International
- Spontaneous Leak Detection, Siemens Energy, powered by ProFlex Technologies
HYDRAULIC FRACTURING/PRESSURE PUMPING
- SPM EdgeX Carbide Seat, SPM Oil & Gas, a Caterpillar company
- 15K MultiStage Frac System (frac sleeves, RockLock packers, WIV, Alpha Sleeve, and liner top), Baker Hughes
- Sealed Wellbore Pressure Monitoring, Devon Energy Corp. and Well Data Labs Inc.
- High-Temperature Variable-Bore Rams, Schlumberger
- Residency Buoyancy, Trelleborg Applied Technologies
- TCP Riser, Strohm
- Flow-Sync Water Management Platform, Flow-Sync and Bedrock Automation
The recipients of the MEA program were selected by an expert panel of judges that included engineers and scientists from operating and consulting companies worldwide. Each judge was assigned a category that best utilized his or her area of expertise. Judges were excluded from categories in which they or their companies have a business interest.
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