ICoTA European Chapter Innovation Award 2019

This award is presented annually by the Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA) European Chapter in support of its mission:

To enhance communication, gather technical expertise and promote safety, competency and industry accepted practices.

The winner will be announced at the 25th SPE/ICoTA European Well Intervention Conference on 13-14 November 2019, where they will be presented with a perpetual trophy and an award to retain.

The winner’s success in pushing forward the boundaries of well intervention and coiled tubing technology will be publicised widely in the media and throughout the industry, including to both the ICoTA and SPE Aberdeen membership and at SPE/ICoTA Conference.

Aim of the ICoTA European Chapter Innovation Award

To recognise a service company or operator for the application of technological innovation in the area of well intervention.


Entries will be judged by the Committee of ICoTA European Chapter.
Finalists will be requested to make a short presentation to the judging committee on Tuesday 8th October 2019 at Aker Solutions, Dyce.

Judging Criteria and Guidelines for Entries

  1. Technology - either new technology or existing technology used in an innovative way
  2. Application - where is the innovation being applied and what does it do?
  3. Value to the industry - why did you use this technology? For example, to reduce risk, increase recovery, improve safety or minimise environmental impact.

Conditions for Award

The technology should have been either:

  • developed in Europe and applied in Europe or elsewhere for the first time, or
  • developed elsewhere and applied for the first time in Europe

The technology must have been applied for the first time since 31st March 2018.

The award may be presented for a variation of a theme rather than an entirely new technology.

The award may recognise the general nurturing of new technology rather than a single project.

  • Raise your company’s profile and be recognised in front of your industry peers
  • Take advantage of a valuable PR opportunity if you are shortlisted or become the winner
  • A promotional video will be produced on each finalist which you can use for your own marketing purposes after the event

Andrew Patterson, Board member of the ICoTA European Chapter, headed up the committee in the search for the innovative technologies which were submitted for the 2018 Innovation Award. 

“The quality of entries we received this year was outstanding. Each year the technologies we see are more innovative and continue to cover even more elements of well intervention. From the large scale collaborative efforts of multiple companies to maximise production, to the more niche yet vital technologies that ensure well intervention operations are conducted safely, reliably and efficiently, we see it all. We were delighted to announce our 2018 finalists as BiSN, Interventek and Ocean Team Scandinavia and the competition was very close between these three outstanding companies. Each finalist presented an innovative solution to a specific issue in the well intervention cycle and it was fantastic to celebrate this variety. We congratulate our winner, Ocean Team Scandinavia A/S who won with their application of Super Critical CO2 technology for the cleaning of long narrow hydraulic control lines & change of oil and back-flush one-way lines.”

Entries are now closed and finalists will be announced soon.

Please note: If you are chosen as a finalist, the promotional video produced will use the information provided in the nomination form as a basis for the video’s script.

Thanks to our ICoTA Champions, TAQA, TOTAL E&P UK, Intervention Rentals, Altus Intervention, Helix WellOps, Shell, Hunting, 3M, Archer & Weatherford for supporting ICoTA's mission to improve communication, share knowledge and promote the value of well intervention solutions within the oil and gas industry.

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