ICoTA European Chapter Innovation Award - finalists announced 

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 finalists for 2018 are: 

  • BiSN
  • Interventek
  • Ocean Team Scandinavia AS

The winner will be announced at the 24th SPE/ICoTA European Well Intervention Conference on 14th/15th November 2018, 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 9th October 2018.

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 2017

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

“We have been an active supporter of ICoTA’s drive to promote the benefits of well intervention and in particular its promotion of new technology for many years. We were delighted when the opportunity arose to submit our own application, along with our project partners (Shell and Helix Well Ops) for the prestigious ICoTA Innovation award. As Altus, we wanted to share with our peers what was technically a great success story but, equally as important, highlight a great example of the benefits and the power of a true industry collaboration. The Innovation Award itself is a great motivator and a great accolade with which to recognise and acknowledge the expertise in our industry”.

Ian Retalic, Regional Business Development Manager, ALTUS Intervention

Entries for next year's award will open in 2019. 

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.

Enter now