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spotlightThe Offshore Technology Conference recognizes innovative technologies each year with the Spotlight on New Technology Award. This awards program is exclusively for OTC exhibitors and is designed to showcase the latest and most advanced technologies that are leading the industry into the future. This program is available to each exhibiting company, including divisions and subdivision.

See the OTC 2010 Spotlight Award winners.

2011 Spotlight on New Technology Award Recipients
Click on product links below for descriptions and photos of the winning technologies.
Note: Higher-resolution images of many of the technologies are available for download on the product pages.

Attend the awards ceremony at 1600 hours on 2 May in the Reliant Center Lobby B Rotunda.

Baker Hughes

Kymera™ Hybrid Bit Technology

Baker Hughes

GeoFORM™ Conformable Sand Management System Using Morphic™ Technology

Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd.

Canrig SureGrip™ Ball-and-Pocket Gripping Technology


CleanWave™ Water Treatment Service

MyCelx Technologies Corp

MyCelx Clean Water Technology System

National Oilwell Varco

ShearMax™ Low Force Casing Shear Rams

PG Pump Solutions and Techni



Reelwell – Multi Gradient System


COOL® Hose


High Voltage Electric AC Swivel

Schilling Robotics, LLC

Heavy-Duty ROV


Dielectric Scanner multifrequency dielectric dispersion service


SonicScope multipole sonic-while-drilling service

Twin Filter BV.

Dynamic Centrifugal Coalescer

Weatherford International Ltd.

Deepwater Closed-Loop Drilling System

Benefits of Participation

Companies chosen for the program receive:

  • Acknowledgement in an OTC press release
  • Advanced recognition on the OTC website
  • Acknowledgement at an on-site awards event with press invited
  • Recognition in a special four-color, multi-page section of the OTC on-site program
  • Designation on the exhibit floor with a customized Spotlight banner

Award Qualifications

To be considered for a Spotlight Award, your company must be exhibiting at OTC 2011, and your technology must meet the following five criteria. Both hardware and software technologies are applicable.

New - The technology must be less than two years old; dating from the first time it was introduced to the marketplace or was announced, or advertised in a conference, press release, or trade journal. If previously advertised at OTC, it must not have been displayed for more than one conference. The technology must not be in violation of any known patents. The date when the product or service was first made available to the industry must be provided.

Innovative - The technology must be original, groundbreaking, and capable of revolutionizing the offshore E&P industry. For example, an improvement in efficiency of an existing motor would not be considered unless it had the potential to change the way in which the motor would be used in the industry.

Proven - The technology must be proven, either through full-scale application or successful prototype testing. For example, a proposed new type of software in the development phase would not be considered applicable to this program.

Broad Interest - The technology must have broad interest and appeal for the industry. For example, a new type of valve would not be considered new technology or of broad interest if it were simply a replacement of a previous valve at lower cost. However, the new valve might be considered to have broad interest if it had the potential to change the way in which valves impact or are used in the wider system that utilizes the valve.

Significant Impact - The technology must provide significant benefits beyond existing technologies. Environmental impact is an important judging criterion.