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Spotlight on New Technology® Award Program

Spotlight on New Technology® Award Program

Spotlight on New Technology® Award Program

Congratulations to the 2021 Spotlight on New Technology® Award Winners

Thank you to all who applied for the Spotlight on New Technology® Award. This prestigious award is exclusively for OTC exhibitors and showcases the latest and most advanced hardware and software technologies that are leading the offshore energy sector into the future.

This year, 14 technologies from 13 companies around the world were selected, including five companies receiving small business recognition.

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2019 SONT Winners

2021 Spotlight on New Technology Winners

  • Dril-Quip, Inc., producer of Dril-Quip BADGeR™ Connector

  • Halliburton and TechnipFMC, producer of Odassea™ Subsea Fiber Optic Solution
  • Halliburton, producer of DynaTrac™ Real-time Wireless Depth Correlation System
  • Oil States Industries, producer of Merlin™ Deepsea Mineral Riser System
  • Saipem, producer of Hydrone-R
  • Schlumberger, producer of DrillPlan* coherent well construction planning solution
  • Siemens Energy, producer of APM4O&G
  • Siemens Energy, producer of MyFleetRisk
  • Subsea 7 and autonomous Subsea 7 subsidiary Xodus Group, producer of Subsea 7 NESP – Nano Engineered Sensor Platform


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2021 Spotlight Small Business Winners 

  • HYTORC, producer of HYTORC J-Washer
  • INGU, producer of Pipers® 2.8
  • OLIDEN TECHNOLOGY, producer of LithoFusion Azimuthal Density and Porosity LWD Tool
  • Rocsole Ltd, producer of Deposition In-Line Inspection (DILI)
  • TECHNI, producer of PACT

Dril-Quip, Inc.

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The Dril-Quip® BADGeR™ Specialty Casing Connector reduces HSE risks by removing rig personnel from the red zone and lowers operating costs. Part of the e-Series family of products, the BADGeR™ features an automatic hands-free anti-rotation device that enables remote make-up operations, provides superior fatigue performance, and integrates a metal seal reducing environmental risks.

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Halliburton and TechnipFMC

OdasseaTM Subsea Fiber Optic Solution


Halliburton and TechnipFMC’s OdasseaTM Subsea Fiber Optic Sensing Solution is the industry’s first subsea distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) solution capable of sensing both upper and lower completions with data quality and fidelity equivalent to existing dry-tree installations but independent of tie-back distance, enabling both seismic imaging and reservoir diagnostic applications.

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DynaTracTM Real-time Wireless Depth Correlation System



The DynaTrac™ Real-time Wireless Depth Correlation System increases efficiency during operations that require accurate bottomhole assembly depth or position with on-demand positioning throughout operations. The DynaTrac™ system eliminates uncertainty in tool position without the need for wireline or workstring manipulation while tracking movement of the bottomhole assembly. 

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Oil States Industries

Odassea Subsea Fiber Optic Solution


The Merlin™ Deepsea Mineral Riser System is a robust, fast, hands-free riser system with remote monitoring that enables recovery of deepsea minerals used in electric vehicle batteries and supports the energy transition. Oil States with partners has become an integrator of complete mineral collection systems from harvester to vessel.

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Hydrone–R is an underwater intervention drone (UID), capable of performing both inspection and intervention missions and conceived to offer Life of Field services with a focus on guaranteeing safety and productivity of Offshore Energy fields (Oil & Gas and Renewables) while minimizing operational costs.

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DrillPlan* coherent well construction planning solution


The DrillPlan coherent well construction planning solution is a collaborative space providing automated end-to-end workflows, instantly validating engineering and delivering smarter designs faster. The discovery and consumption of offset knowledge empowers data-driven insights and accelerates the delivery of an efficient and optimal drilling program that is automatically generated in minutes.

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Siemens Energy

Siemens APM4O&G


Using Siemens Energy's domain know-how, APM4O&G delivers a diagnostic and decision-support solution for O&G equipment, enabling a step-change in how offshore operators manage their assets. By continuously comparing real-time equipment operational data against models and running automated diagnostics, operators can forecast performance, pre-empt failures, and conduct reliability-centered maintenance.

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Siemens MyFleet


MyFleetRisk is a data-driven, collaborative risk management platform that leverages real-world engineering expertise to quantify and visualize risk profiles of our oil and gas customers’ gas turbine fleets. Its transparent delivery of risk and criticality information empowers offshore operators with actionable insights, without the need for connectivity in a challenging environment.

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Subsea 7 and autonomous Subsea 7 subsidiary Xodus Group

Nano Engineered Platform

Subsea 7 NESP – Nano Engineered Sensor Platform is a transformative solution developed in collaboration with Xodus, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Subsea 7, to continuously monitor fatigue and corrosion offshore, reducing OPEX. The wireless nano-technology sensor requires no power supply/batteries, is zero-maintenance, scalable, and can extend life and improve uptime.

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small business winner The HYTORC J-WASHER is an innovative lock washer used to maintain joint integrity under dynamic conditions such as thermal cycling, rotating machinery, and transportation.  The patented J-Washer provides all the safety, quality and speed benefits of the standard HYTORC Reaction Washer and now offers the ability to lock fasteners tight.



INGU Pipers


Small Business Winner GraphicINGU’s Pipers® 2.8 give offshore oil & gas operators unprecedented insight into pipeline condition and performance. The self-serve, free-floating, micro multi-sensor solution works in operational conditions, delivering conditional-critical data related to leaks, deposits and wall condition. Pipers® improve planning, decision-making, and operational control, while reducing the risk of failure.

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Oilden Technology


small business winnerThe Logging While Drilling LithoFusion tool delivers azimuthal density, neutron porosity, and borehole images.  High vertical resolution logs and imaging provide the best insights for quantitative fluid and mineralogy analysis, geological structures, borehole stability, and well placement. This innovative tool completes the triple combo suite offered by Oliden Technology.

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Rocsole Ltd


small business winner Rocsole's Deposition In-Line Inspection (DILI) systems use a non-nuclear tomographic technology to inspect pipelines for deposition build-up thickness, type and location. This safe and non-invasive sensor works in various process environments allowing production to continue without interruption and enabling fast reporting of results with AI/ML-based data processing.

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Techni Technology

small business winner graphicPACT - One step closer to autonomy

A technology platform for autonomous, all-electric-based well control.

Extremely lightweight, low energy consuming drop-in-replacement actuation system. It comes with the fastest failsafe mechanism ever, this patent-pending technology will ensure safety in all modes of operation.

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Small Business Winner GraphicOTC Spotlight on New Technology Small Business Award recipients will receive the same benefits as listed above, with the added recognition as a "Small Business Award" recipient. The Spotlight on New Technology Small Business Award® recognizes the innovative technologies being developed by small businesses (less than 300 employees). To be considered, your company must:

  • Be independently owned and operated or a not-for-profit concern.
  • Have no more than 300 employees for the preceding 12 months.
  • Meet all other Spotlight on New Technology award program requirements. 




To be considered, the technology must meet five key criteria.

  1. New. The technology must have been offered to the marketplace in a ready-for-commercialization state less than two years prior to the application date.
  2. Innovative. The technology must be original, groundbreaking, and capable of having a major impact on the offshore E&P industry.
  3. Ready. A proposed type of equipment must meet the requirements of API 17Q Technology Readiness Level of TRL4 in or to qualify for submission.
  4. Broad Interest. The technology must interest and appeal to the industry.
  5. Significant Impact. The technology must provide significant benefits exceeding existing technologies.


  • Acknowledgment in an OTC news release;
  • Advanced recognition on the OTC website and social media platforms;
  • Acknowledgment at an onsite awards ceremony with media invited; 
  • Recognition in a special four-color, multi-page section of the OTC onsite program;
  • Designation on the exhibit floor with a customized Spotlight banner;
  • Use of the OTC Spotlight on New Technology® logo until the end of the calendar year (2021)


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