The Special Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation (MEA) is the industry’s most established and widely respected engineering awards program. Each year, the world’s best new tools and techniques for finding, developing and producing hydrocarbons are recognized.
MEA entries are judged on their game-changing significance, both technically and economically. Judges include respected professionals with engineering and technical backgrounds who have extensive knowledge of the categories they are judging.
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2020 MEA Award Categories
Artificial Lift: ESP, PCP, rod lift, plunger lift, gas lift, jet pump, hydraulic pump, capillary injection and wellsite automation
Drillbits: natural diamond, impregnated, PDC, bi-center, milled tooth, hybrid, insert and hammer
Drilling Fluids/Stimulation: chemicals, drilling mud, additives and flow enhancers
Drilling Systems: LWD/MWD, motors, coring, tool joints, fishing tools, drillpipe, whipstocks, subs, packers and rotary steerable systems
Exploration/Geoscience: potential fields, geochemistry, seismic acquisition, processing algorithms and software, reservoir characterization, interpretation software, and hardware
Floating Systems and Rigs: floating production and topsides systems and designs, drilling units, turrets, loading and offloading, mooring and positioning, people and cargo transfer, and safety and evacuation
Formation Evaluation: wireline logging, core analysis, cuttings analysis and well testing hardware and software
HSE: hardware, software and methodologies
Hydraulic Fracturing/Pressure Pumping: matrix acidizing, proppants and chemicals
Intelligent Systems and Components: digital oil field, smart and real-time control and monitoring systems, remote operations, automation, intelligent agents, Big Data, and networks and software
IOR/EOR/Remediation: advances in all IOR/EOR and remediation methods, reservoir monitoring and modeling, stimulation, workovers, chemicals, CO2, environmental advances, and containment and response systems
Marine Construction & Decommissioning: vessels and systems, pipelay and flowlines, platforms, subsea construction, marine transportation and installation, heavy lift, hookup and commissioning, structure removal, intervention, and workovers
Nonfracturing Completions: modeling/simulation software, completion hardware and completion effectiveness monitoring (microseismic, tracers, etc.)
Onshore Rigs: pad drilling, mud pumps, power generators, top drives, rig equipment, BOPs, pipe handling and automation
Subsea Systems: christmas trees, BOPs, tiebacks, manifolds, processing subsea isolation valves, SURF, pipelines, power supply and controls, ROVs/AUVs, inspection, repairs and maintenance, intervention, flow assurance, and metering and monitoring
Water Management: treatment, produced water, flocculation, reverse osmosis, recycling, ultrafiltration, oxidation, storage, wastewater, metal removal and biocides