Meet our awards finalists: Technical Innovation of the Year
As the 9th edition of the Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East Awards is set to celebrate the industry on September 12, we look at this year's category finalists for Technical Innovation of the Year.
This year presented a very competitive class of nominees, and six finalists have made it through the rigorous selection process for Oil & Gas Technical Innovation of the Year 2018.
Container Quick Flow, Schmidt ME Logistics
Cyber Security Center of Excellence, Honeywell
Downhole Corrosion and Scale Monitoring Tool, Saudi Aramco
Proscient: Industry’s First Software Platform for Operational Excellence, Petrotechnics
TransCoil Rigless Deployed Electric Submersible Pump System, Saudi Aramco/BHGE Joint Endeavour
Waterflood Monitoring with Surface-to-borehole Electromagnetics, Saudi Aramco/Schlumberger Joint Endeavour
Last year, Saudi Aramco won this award for the second year in a row. Its 'Date Seed-based Sized Particulate LCM and Formation Strengthening Materials' was described by one judge as "a novel solution to an identified problem."
"The goal of Aramco is to remain a leading energy company, and part of that is to develop as many technologies as possible," said Mohammad A Al-Abdrabbuh, network/application engineer for the Ras Tanura Refinery engineering support team.
Awards will be given on September 12, 2018 at Buddha-Bar, Grosvenor House in Dubai. In the meantime, the jury panel will deliberate and decide a winner from each category. The jury panel: Luciano Poli, president, India, Middle East and North Africa, Dow; Vivek Chandra, CEO and founder, Texas LNG; Nicholas Kjaer, general manager, Middle East, Churchill Drilling Tools; Ben Oudman, regional manager, DNV GL, oil and gas, Continental Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, India and Africa; and Annabel Green, chief technology officer, Tendeka.
The sponsors of this year’s Awards are Petrofac (gold sponsor), Orpic (silver sponsor), Proserv, Restrata and Alsuwaiket & Albusaies.