Celebrations rang through the night last week as the third annual OWI Awards 2022 brought industry giants together to highlight the very best in offshore well intervention.
This year the ceremony was hosted in Aberdeen on 25 November, 2022, and showcased a host of innovative technologies and solutions over the span of eight categories. The judging panel was made up of top operators from around the world ready to find the best of the best in well intervention.
Vaarst kicked off the night by taking home the Digital Transformation Leader trophy for its excellent work on the SubSLAM X2, a trailblazing digital solution which collects real-time intelligent data in order to deliver underwater live 3D point clouds with sub-millimetre precision.
Next up was Expro which was the big winner of the night, claiming victory in two award categories; Champion Integrated Well Service Company and Most Innovative Solution. The company’s integrated subsea intervention package and Octopoda system were recognised by the judging panel for their ingenuity and impact on the outer industry, thus earning the double win.
The award for the Best Example of Collaboration went to AKOFS Offshore in this hotly contested category, for its exemplary work with Equinor, offering the AKOFS Seafarer for integrated services utilising the company’s OneTeam model. The services are provided through four entities – AKOFS Offshore, IKM Subsea, Archer and Welltec – highlighting the integral prosperities of collaborative work within the industry.
Tendeka took to the top spot for the Best Project Outcome award, shining a light on the company’s remedial solution, Filtrex Conformable Sand Screen, which showed huge success restoring sand-free production across a three-well campaign in Indonesia. The remarkable performance earned Tendeka high recognition from the judging panel.
As sustainability is an incredibly hot topic within the industry at the minute, the award for Environmental Sustainability Innovation presented a very strong roster, but ultimately there could only be one winner, and Exceed pipped everyone else to the post. The company is on a mission to be the global leader of intergraded well management for energy transition, and was subsequently rewarded for its work on carbon neutral well operation.
SLB was awarded for its Plug and Abandonment Excellence thanks to its industry-first wireline service, Epilogue Isolation, wherein operators are no longer required to remove the inner pipe to evaluate well integrity, revolutionising conventional operations. The service reduces P&A rig days, minimising costs and reduces carbon footprint, all of which make the company a worthwhile winner in the eyes of the judges.
To end the ceremony, the final award was that of Significant Contribution to the Industry; an award which showcases the impressive portfolios accumulated by the finalists over the span of their respective company life cycles. The winner of the prestigious award was Weatherford for its rig-less framework approach to decommissioning pre-abandoned phase 3 wells.
Overall, the ceremony was a cause for celebration for not only the winners, but for all the finalists for all the hard work and dedication each operator has put into making the well intervention industry be the best it can be.