Schlumberger has an ongoing commitment to research, engineering and technology innovation—a commitment recognized again this year by the annual World Oil Awards.
Now in its 18th year, the World Oil Awards honor leading innovations and groundbreaking strides in the upstream energy industry. The 2019 awards named Schlumberger technologies as best in class in four categories.
New Horizons Idea Award
IriSphere look-ahead-while-drilling service combines deep directional measurements with advanced automated inversion to accurately detect formation features ahead of the bit while managing drilling risks, optimizing casing placement and coring location. The look-ahead capability is delivered while drilling in real time by using multifrequency transmitter and multireceiver directional subs. Electromagnetic signals are sent from the transmitter into the formation and retrieved by the receivers to enable the enhanced look-ahead sensitivity and resistivity profiles.
Best Well Integrity Technology Award
The FORTRESS-HP high-pressure spring-triggered premium isolation valve is a bidirectional barrier valve that isolates reservoir fluids in the lower completion and enables operators to transition from the lower to the upper completion without intervention. It is designed to withstand severe debris environments and operate predictably, consistently and reliably.
Best EOR Technology Award
The ESP-enabled HEAL horizontal enhanced artificial lift system from HEAL Systems Inc., a joint venture between Schlumberger and Production Plus Energy Services, eliminates the biggest challenges of operating efficient ESP technology in unconventional wells by delaying or eliminating the need to transition to other lift systems as reservoir delivery slows. The patent-pending technology adds a pair of shrouds to the ESP to accelerate gas to critical liquids lifting velocity, maintain motor cooling, separate damaging solids and minimize stress on the ESP.
Best Deepwater Technology Award
The 20,000-psi subsea system from OneSubsea®, the subsea technologies, production and processing systems division of Schlumberger, enables the extraction of hydrocarbons from deepwater wells with shut-in tubing pressure (SITP) higher than 15,000 psi. OneSubsea will be the first in the industry to deploy technologies that enable subsea equipment to achieve 20,000 psi working pressure. These technologies include various sizes of gate valves, choke systems, connection systems, electrical feed-through systems, hydraulic coupler systems, landing string systems, multiphase metering systems and all required sealing elements.
Learn more about these and other innovative technologies in the Schlumberger resource library.
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