The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) has announced the 13 winning technologies that are receiving the 2016 Spotlight on New Technology Awards recognizing innovative technologies significantly impacting offshore exploration and production.
AFGLOBAL CORP, RISER GAS HANDLING SYSTEM
AFGlobal’s next-generation Riser Gas Handling (RGH) system features a purpose-built design that offers the simplicity, flexibility and reliability required to efficiently mitigate gas for dynamically positioned/moored rigs. The RGH system handles retrofits and newbuilds using specialty riser joints and equipment.
BAKER HUGHES, INTEGRITY EXPLORER CEMENT EVALUATION SERVICE
The Integrity eXplorer cement evaluation service directly measures cement strength with its unique electromagnetic-acoustic transducers sensor technology. This technique of verifying zonal isolation gives operators the confidence they need to make critical well integrity decisions.
BARGE MASTER, BARGE MASTER T40
The BM-T40 motion compensated crane enables safe lifts from a moving vessel to an offshore installation and eliminates motions at the base of the crane, allowing work to continue safely in higher sea-states.
FMC TECHNOLOGIES, INLINE ELECTROCOALESCER
FMC’ InLine ElectroCoalescer enables efficient oil/water separation and helps maximize deepwater production of medium and heavy oil. This compact, pipe-based technology uses a high-frequency, alternating current with high voltage to polarize, coalesce and enlarge water droplets.
GE OIL & GAS, SEAPRIME I SUBSEA MUX BOP CONTROL SYSTEM
The GE SeaPrime I Subsea MUX BOP Control System allows drilling contractors to continue drilling if components of one pod fail. This new design simplifies access to critical components, utilizes only two pods, and re-routes failed functions within a pod to deliver three times more availability without increasing maintenance.
ONESUBSEA, AQUAWATCHER WATER ANALYSIS SENSOR
The OneSubsea AquaWatcher Water Analysis Sensor detects minuscule quantities of water in multiphase and wet gas flows and determines the salinity of that water. The technology can also measure the concentration of chemicals in water to determine accurate dosage requirements.
ONESUBSEA, HYFLEX SUBSEA TREE SYSTEM
The OneSubsea HyFleX Subsea Tree System was designed so the tubing hanger and tree can be installed and recovered independently of each other. It provides functional flexibility and the ability to batch-set wells.
SKOFLO INDUSTRIES, SUBSEA BACK PRESSURE REGULATOR VALVE
SkoFlo Subsea Back Pressure Regulators (BPRs) are anti-siphoning, self-regulating devices that create backpressure in chemical injection lines to prevent uncontrolled delivery of chemicals into production wells. BPRs prevent chemicals from draining into injection points when a chemical hydrostatic head exceeds injection pressure and production wells become sub-ambient.
TELEDYNE OIL & GAS, ELECTRICAL OPTICAL FLYING LEAD
The Electrical Optical Flying Lead (EOFL) features a hybrid wet mate connector and an electrical wet mate connector on either end of a jumper assembly, with a qualified electrical/optical converter integrated into the pressure balanced, oil-filled hose. Including the EOFL into a data transmission network can allow for greater field architecture flexibility at a lower cost.
HALLIBURTON, BARALOGIX DENSITY AND RHEOLOGY UNIT
The BaraLogix Density & Rheology Unit (DRU) is an autonomous, automated device that allows real-time measurements of fluid density and rheology, combined with trending analysis visible to the well construction team. The BaraLogix DRU can help reduce risk, increase efficiency and communicate drilling performance in real time.
LANKHORST ROPES, LANKODEEP – SOFT ROPE SYSTEMS
The Soft Rope System is capable of handling heavy loads at water depths greater than 3,000 m. The system comprises Lanko Deep rope, DSM Dyneema and an Active Heave Compensation drum winch system from Deep Tek.
OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL, REMOTE PILOTING AND AUTOMATED CONTROL TECHNOLOGY
Oceaneering’s Remote Piloting and Automated Control Technology (RPACT) allows SMEs or ROV pilots to establish ROV control through a satellite or wireless network link to support operations at a remote work site. RPACT diminishes operational and environmental risk while reducing potential damage to tooling, manipulators and subsea assets.
OES OILFIELD SERVICES GROUP, DOPP
DOPP is a tablet-based four-stage program that evaluates each rig site’s ability to control, implement and mitigate dropped objects. Using this information, a bespoke awareness package is created and delivered to all personnel on the rig in the form of classroom and on-site hands on training.