MEA Winners Circle

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E&P proudly presents the winners of the prestigious 2021 Special Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation (MEAs).

The MEAs recognize service and operating companies for excellence and achievement in every segment of the upstream petroleum industry. The winning technologies represent a broad range of disciplines and address a number of 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.  

The awards program recognizes new products and technologies designed by people and companies who understand the need for newer, better and constantly changing technological innovation to appease the energy-hungry world.

The expert panel of judges comprised geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists and engineers from operating and consulting companies worldwide. Each judge was assigned a category that best utilized his or her area of expertise. Judges whose companies have a business interest were excluded from participation.


2021 MEA Winners

ARTIFICIAL LIFT

  • ForeSite Edge, Weatherford
 

CARBON MANAGEMENT

  • EcoCell, Patterson-UTI
 

DIGITALIZATION

  • GumboNet, Data Gumbo
  • Advanced Diagnostic and Prognostic Technology (ADaPT), PETRONAS
 

DRILL BITS

  • StrataBlade Concave Diamond Element Bits,  Smith Bits, a Schlumberger company
 

DRILLING FLUIDS/STIMULATION

  • NanoTags,  EXPEC ARC, Saudi Aramco
 

DRILLING SYSTEMS

  • Welltec Annular Barrier (WAB), Welltec
 

EXPLORATION/GEOSCIENCE

  • Surface-Consistent Full Waveform Inversion (pQC-FWI), Saudi Aramco
  • EarthStar 3D ─ Ultra-Deep Resistivity Service for Halliburton Sperry Drilling, Halliburton
 

FORMATION EVALUATION

  • World Slimmest Tractor for Production Logging & Well Intervention of Extended Reach Wells, Saudi Aramco, Western Well Tools (WWT)
 

HSE

  • 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
 

IOR/EOR/REMEDIATION

  • 15K MultiStage Frac System (frac sleeves, RockLock packers, WIV, Alpha Sleeve, and liner top), Baker Hughes
 

NON-FRACTURING COMPLETIONS

  • Sealed Wellbore Pressure Monitoring, Devon Energy Corp. and Well Data Labs Inc.
 

ONSHORE RIGS

  • High-Temperature Variable-Bore Rams, Schlumberger
 

SUBSEA SYSTEMS

  • Residency Buoyancy,  Trelleborg Applied Technologies 
  • TCP Riser, Strohm
 

WATER MANAGEMENT

  • Flow-Sync Water Management Platform, Flow-Sync and Bedrock Automation

Read in-depth descriptions of each of the winning technologies here