Winners of 2016 World Oil Awards honored at Houston gala


HOUSTON – More than 300 of the upstream industry’s brightest minds gathered on Thursday evening to celebrate the winners of the 2016 World Oil Awards. 

The awards ceremony, which is now in its fifteenth year, recognizes and honors the upstream oil and gas industry’s top innovations and innovators. 

This year’s winners fought through fierce competition and a record number of entries to claim their awards.

Honorees took home awards in 18 categories—encompassing the full breadth of the upstream industry—from the gala event in Houston. 

The winners of the 2016 World Oil Awards are listed below, and all of the finalists can be seen here.

Profiles of the winners will be featured in a special section, in the November 2016 issue of World Oil.

The Winners

Best Completion Technology Award

Manara production and reservoir management system, Saudi Aramco and Schlumberger

Best Data Management & Application Solution Award

BlackStream along-string measurement (ASM) tool, National Oilwell Varco

Best Deepwater Technology Award

BASTILLE HPHT removable production packer, Baker Hughes Incorporated

Best Drilling and Completion Fluids Award

HydraGlyde high-performance water-base drilling fluid system, M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger company

Best Drilling Technology Award

Quasar Trio Service, Halliburton

Best EOR Technology Award

GelBlock temporary annular isolation system, Baker Hughes Incorporated

Best Exploration Technology Award

EarthStudy 360, Paradigm

Best Health, Safety, Environment / Sustainable Development - Offshore Award

DeepShield deepwater subsurface safety valve, Baker Hughes Incorporated

Best Health, Safety, Environment / Sustainable Development – Onshore Award

xWATER Integrated Water-Flexible Fracturing Fluid Delivery Service, Schlumberger

Innovative Thinker Award

Dan Purkis, Well SENSE Technology, Ltd.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Nathan Meehan, Baker Hughes Incorporated

New Horizons Idea Award

Axon X-treme BOP design, Axon Energy Products

Best Outreach Program Award

energy4me Program Proposal, SPE International

Best Production Chemicals Award

FATHOM XT Subsea525 asphaltene Inhibitor, Baker Hughes Incorporated

Best Production Technology Award

Integrated Sensor Diagnostics service, Halliburton

Best Visualization and Collaboration Award

DES DrillingXpert Software, Halliburton

Best Well Integrity Technology Award 

Integrity eXplorer Cement Evaluation Service, Baker Hughes Incorporated

Best Well Intervention Technology Award

ProMILL trip-saving milling and underreaming system, Schlumberger

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