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World Oil Awards Categories

Best Completion Technology Award
This award recognizes the leading solution that provided a substantial impact on the industry’s completions. Criteria include innovation, reliability, commercial application and industry impact.

Best Data Management & Application Solution Award
This award is given for an implemented, viable workflow solution focused on data storage, delivery or management processes and technologies that provided tangible results for an operator or service company.

Best Deepwater Technology Award
This award recognizes significant technology in the area of drilling, completions or production in deepwater applications.

Best Drilling and Completion Fluids Award
This award category recognizes an innovative drilling or completion fluid or a fluid-related mechanism or process that was commercially introduced within the last year and helped to drill or complete for oil and gas.

Best Drilling Technology Award
This award goes to innovators who executed an industry-leading effort during the year that had a significant impact on the industry, onshore or offshore, through drilling innovation.

Best EOR Technology
This award is for innovations in all types of secondary and tertiary recovery used to assist the production from oil and gas wells.

Best Exploration Technology Award
This award is given to the leading acquisition technology (including seismic, geochemistry and remote-sensing) or algorithm/processing technology introduced during the year.

Best Outreach Program Award
One of the greatest challenges confronting the oil and gas industry is educating the younger generation about the value of the petroleum sector. This award spotlights a program that has done the best job of teaching the general community about the oil and gas industry.

Best Production Chemicals Award
This award will be given to a company whose innovative stimulation or treatment chemicals have enhanced the production of oil and gas.

Best Production Technology Award
This award will recognize a newly introduced production program or solution utilized during the year that allowed an operator to effectively manage and maximize production.

Best Visualization & Collaboration Award
This award recognizes the data visualization, storage, software or manipulation solution that shows the greatest promise in enabling operators to achieve a real-time collaborative environment with potential for a step-change in operating efficiency.

Best Well Integrity Technology
This award is for the application of operational, organizational and technical solutions to reduce the risk of the uncontrolled release of  formation fluids throughout the life cycle of the well. It includes innovations in accountability/responsibility, well operating processes, well  servicing processes, tubing/annulus integrity, wellhead/tree integrity and safety systems testing.

Best Well Intervention Award
This award is for routine well maintenance, which can represent the highest expenditure over the life of the well. It recognizes new intervention technologies that help make significant improvements in terms of time saved, costs reduced or production improved.

Health, Safety, Environment/Sustainable Development Offshore Award
This award is presented to a company that has made significant strides in protecting and enhancing the offshore environment where it operates. Whether through technical innovations, implementation of new standards and processes, or introduction of social and economic development efforts, the winner will have a program that made a marked improvement in an HSE/sustainable development endeavor.

Health, Safety, Environment/Sustainable Development Onshore Award
This award is presented to a company that has made significant strides in protecting and enhancing the onshore environment and communities where it operates. Whether through technical innovations, implementation of new standards and processes, or introduction of social and economic development efforts, the winner will have a program that made a marked improvement in an HSE/sustainable development endeavor.

Innovative Thinker Award
This award honors an individual who has demonstrated thought leadership in the upstream oil and gas sector. The winner will be an inspiration to all and a champion of the industry, not only in terms of the breadth of achievements, but also through the demonstration of vision and innovative thinking.

Lifetime Achievement Award
This award will honor an individual who has made both significant strides and impacted the oil and gas industry throughout his or her career. The recipient may be retired from the industry, but will be an individual whose legacy still has an impact. [Nominee must be living].

New Horizons Idea Award
The winner of this award is a company with a game-changing product, technology or idea that redefines the industry’s thinking. The winner of this award symbolizes how the industry will operate in the future and will serve as a guidepost to the next generation of leadership entering today’s upstream energy sector.