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Spotlight on New TechnologyThe 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 subdivisions.

2012 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.

Congratulations to the 2012 award recipients!

Attend the awards ceremony at 1600 hours on 30 April in the Reliant Center Lobby B Rotunda.

Baker Hughes

TeleCoil™ Downhole Communication System

Baker Hughes

MaxCOR™ Large-Diameter Rotary Sidewall Coring Service


ClampOn Subsea Corrosion-Erosion Monitor


Dockwise Vanguard

FMC Technologies

Pazflor Subsea Separation System

FMC Technologies and Petrobras

Marlim Subsea Oil-Water Separation System


EquiFlow® Autonomous Inflow Control Device (AICD)

Reelwell AS

Reelwell Downhole Isolation System (RDIS)


Signature Quartz Gauges


PowerDrive Archer High Build Rate RSS

ShawCor Ltd.

The ShawCor Simulated Service Vessel (SSV)™

Tesco Corporation

Directional Liner Drilling System

Versabar, Inc.

The Claw

See the OTC 2011 Spotlight Award winners.

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 conference 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 2012, 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.