ICoTA Champions

ICoTA Champions

In support of our continuing journey, ICoTA recently rolled out a new initiative entitled ‘ICoTA Champions’.  

The aim is to ensure that we can continue to provide the industry and ICoTA members with value added benefits, such as knowledge sharing, networking and key training opportunities.  

Become an ICoTA Champion 

Gain recognition and acknowledgement of your much valued industry support. Furthermore, you will also receive a variety of benefits including:

  • ICoTA Europe ‘Flexi Champion’ Membership: Flexi-membership allows up to 8 staff from the organisation to attend the various ICoTA events as opposed to named individuals. Flexi-membership is intended to accommodate the changing needs of the organisation in terms of topics of interest and / or staff availability. Flexi Members also receive discounted places at ICoTA Europe events. At a time when internal multi-vendor technology workshops have been reduced, this is a great opportunity for engineers to absorb much of what the industry has to offer. 
  • Access to member’s area which offers online training and conference presentations from other ICOTA chapters around the world.
  • Attendance for 2 employees at all 8 CPD accredited lunch and learns throughout the year. 
  • 5 Passes for the Annual SPE ICoTA Well Intervention Conference, saving over £1,600 from your training budget and discounted places for any other employees wishing to attend. This conference energises and inspires engineers, allowing them to think about technical challenges and discuss with peers, subject matter experts, vendors and speakers.
  • Speaking opportunities for your company
  • Champion Partnership and prominent branding

As a Champion, you will enjoy prime position as a partner across all events; including the annual conference, the innovation award, quiz, annual dinner on the website and all marketing materials. Champion partnership status and benefits exceed the already excellent conference partnership benefits enjoyed to date saving some £2300 so the Champion initiative really is good value. 


The ICoTA Champion membership fee is set at £5,000 for a full calendar year. This fee not only covers staff training and membership but also unique sponsorship as it positions you as a true ICoTA supporter across all ICoTA events and materials.  

We would like the opportunity to discuss this further with you. For more information, contact us

Altus Intervention

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Altus Intervention is the well intervention specialist with a difference. We have the experience, technologies and techniques like no other, enabling us to work smarter, adapting and delivering real change operationally and commercially. The strength and success of our organisation today comes from our proud and long-established track record. For 40 years we have held an unrivalled reputation within the industry for our ability to deliver safe and value-adding solutions in some of the most challenging operational environments worldwide.

“We have been an active supporter of ICoTA’s drive to promote the value of well intervention to the oil and gas industry and in particular its promotion of new technology for many years. When the opportunity arose to become an ICoTA Champion, materially support the maintenance and most importantly the extension of the great work ICoTA has done to date we simply couldn’t pass that up.”

Ian Retalic, Business Development Manager, Altus Intervention 


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Archer Wireline has a 30-year heritage in cased hole wireline services; helping our customers to enhance the integrity and performance of their wells. Archer provide the complete range of wireline-deployed cased hole services, from basic slickline interventions, perforating and conventional production and reservoir logging, right through to complex mechanical interventions, wellbore imaging and advanced well integrity diagnostics. We continually innovate to deliver exceptional customer service via technology, techniques and processes. Examples include industry leading technology such as the Point® system, the SPACE® series, TASK®, ComTrac® and VIVID™ that all play a vital role in helping our customers deliver better wells.

“By joining ICoTA as a “Champion” we want to show Archer’s appreciation for the value that this organization brings to the well intervention arena. For Archer’s employees the multitude of ICoTA events provides a great opportunity to engage with our peers and customers and further their knowledge and experience. For us it is particularly important to promote new technology and ICoTA provides the ideal forum for that.”

Peter Kleinbichler, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Archer Wireline

Helix WellOps

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Helix Well Ops (U.K.) Ltd., part of Helix Energy Solutions Group, operate a fleet of vessels and well access systems with unrivalled capability in all major subsea producing regions in the world. Helix Well Ops, located in Aberdeen, owns and operates the Seawell, the pioneering Light Well Intervention vessel that has intervened on more than 700 wells and decommissioned more than 150 live and suspended wells and 15 subsea fields since 1987, and the Well Enhancer, a LWI vessel designed specifically to perform complex wireline and coiled tubing interventions. In 2019 Helix expects to add to its fleet the newbuild Q7000 Well Intervention vessel. Designed to operate in severe conditions while performing Coiled Tubing Interventions and P&A wells in up to 3,000m water depth, the Q7000 will have a dedicated Intervention Riser System, bespoke equipment handling systems designed for efficiency that also include significant advances in safety, and will run the Riserless Openwater Abandonment Module, which enables tubing removal open water so that access behind the casing can be achieved, reducing the complexity of well P&A.  

Helix Well Ops is delighted to participate in the ICoTA Champions Initiative. It is a fantastic opportunity for Helix Well Ops to engage closely with the industry and to share knowledge and experiences whilst supporting ICoTA and their continued efforts to do the same.

Steve Nairn, WellOps UK Vice President, Helix Well Ops


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Hunting provides products and services to the upstream oil and gas industry. Sales and service operations are located in the major oil centres of the world, comprising over eighty company owned facilities and a network of more than sixty licensed partners.

From this global footprint, the company’s sales, service, manufacturing and threading locations can meet virtually any customer requirement with a full range of applications above and below the wellhead.

Our Well Intervention division spans a range of services for equipment manufacturing and supply for downhole intervention in producing wells for logging or other well services.

The growth of this division by organic means and through acquisition has allowed for the integration of an extensive range of pressure control equipment technologies, wireline and slickline tools, together with intervention expertise into the Hunting portfolio.

Intervention Rentals

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Intervention Rentals are a premier independent supplier of drilling and well service related rental equipment. We hold a considerable inventory of flowline, pressure control, pumping systems, flowmeters and hose assemblies at our Montrose base. IR maintain, service, recalibrate and recertify customer owned equipment that can be tracked through our web portal.

Intervention provide all equipment and personnel to perform testing for well integrity operations, including annulus gas measurement, echometer surveys and annulus top ups. Our WHITL tool can dramatically reduce time taken to perform wellhead integrity tests and our leak repair capability completes a diagnostics to repair services for wellheads.

"Intervention Rentals (IR) provides rental products and innovative well integrity testing technology for the well services sector. At Intervention we value our independence and believe this enables us to offer the best and most effective rental solutions for our customers. IR has a reputation for introducing innovate technology and techniques in the well integrity testing field - it is the ICoTA forum that has helped bring these products and ideas to the marketplace. The opportunity to become an ICoTA champion is a big deal for a small company like Intervention Rentals and we are pleased to be a member of this well respected club. In this market, innovate ideas that can increase efficiencies and reduce cost make a real difference, so, we will keep listening to what our ICoTA peers and customers say and work hard on the next innovation from IR." 

Janine McKenzie, Marketing Representative, Intervention Rentals 


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TAQA is committed to a safe and successful future in the UK North Sea.  The UK business is a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, an international energy and water company headquartered in Abu Dhabi. Since acquiring its first North Sea interests in 2007, TAQA has created a business which is now ranked amongst the top exploration and production companies in the UK North Sea. 

“Being a ‘Champion’ strengthens our commitment to support ICoTA in its mission to improve communication and promote the value of well intervention solutions in the oil and gas industry. Access to technical resources, networking opportunities, training and sharing knowledge is a real benefit.This helps us develop as individuals, as a business, and ultimately an industry through delivering safe, successful and cost effective operations.”  

David Woodford, Well Intervention and Completions Manager, TAQA

Total E&P UK

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Total has been present in the United Kingdom for more than 50 years and is the country’s leading oil and gas operator, with equity production of 145,000 boe/d in 2017. Total’s production in the United Kingdom comes from several operated fields located offshore in four major asset areas: the Alwyn/Dunbar area in the Northern North Sea, the Quad 9 and Quad 15 areas in the Eastern North Sea, the Elgin/Franklin area in the Central North Sea and the Laggan-Tormore area West of Shetland.

“‘Champion’ membership opens the door for our engineers to access the wealth of knowledge and learning opportunities presented by ICoTA. Since becoming a ‘Champion’ member Total E&P UK  has increased its attendance at the annual conference and are regular attendees at the lunch and learn programme. These events provide an excellent platform for maintaining relationships with suppliers and operators alike whilst keeping informed of new and emerging technology. Ultimately this means that the effectiveness of well intervention operations and teams can be enhanced.”

Richard Innes, Well Services, Completion & Subsea Leader, TOTAL E&P UK

Shell U.K.

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Shell is an international energy company with expertise in the exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. Royal Dutch Shell was formed in 1907, although our history can be traced back to the first half of the 19th century. Our strategy is to strengthen our position as a leading energy company by providing oil and gas and low-carbon energy as the world’s energy system changes. Safety and social responsibility are fundamental to our business approach. 

“Being a ‘Champion’ demonstrates our commitment to support ICoTA in its journey to promote the value of well interventions and improve industry collaboration. ICoTA presents us with a cost effective way to educate our engineers and maintain their CPD in the form of lunch and learns, knowledge sharing and online resources. The multitude and diversity of events and activities provides great opportunities for our staff to develop and expand upon our industry networks."  

Darren Paul, Well Engineering Team Lead C&WI, Shell U.K.



3M applies science in collaborative ways to improve businesses, homes and lives.  In the Oil and Gas sector our products are woven into day to day life. Examples are; 3M Glass Bubbles enabled insulation and buoyancy in the sub-sea sector, and lightweight cements/drilling fluids,  Advanced Ceramics in safety critical infrastructure and aircraft fleets, and PPE, such as the Peltor Brand, protecting our workforces. 

In the intervention market, 3M provides Ceramic Sand Screens which re-define the erosion and corrosion resistance envelope for sand control.  These properties enable reliable and cost effective remedial sand control using standard intervention equipment and services.  We look forward to working with ICoTA and its members.