STAVANGER, Norway– Schlumberger has received the Innovation Award for the GeoSphere reservoir mapping-while-drilling service. The service enables subsurface teams to get a picture of the reservoir, bringing new abilities to understand formation geometry, reservoir quality, and oil/water contacts.
The jury members considered the service to lower the risk of horizontal drilling, enabling safe and controlled landings of horizontal wells. They also described the service to be time and cost saving, as it removes the pilot holes from the rig program.
The SME (small- and medium-sized enterprises) Innovation Award was presented to Fishbones for its completion method for making large numbers of laterals simultaneously out of one wellbore. The jury members described the innovative method for stimulating reservoirs as having great potential for large value creation for both innovator and users.
The ONS Special Innovation Award was presented to Tore Halvorsen, senior vice president ofFMC Technologies.
The Innovation jury members described Halvorsen as a worthy winner of the award due to his leading capacity in the development and implementation ofsubsea technology for the global oil and gas industry.
The Minister of Oil and Petroleum Tord Lien said: “Tore Halvorsen is a pioneer within subsea technologies and has by stimulating the organization to technological innovations and by actively using innovation management been the driving force for subsea solutions.”
He has more than 30 years of experience in subsea field development including design and development, technical management, and project management. His merits started in a department in Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk in 1980 and have continued through the different acquisitions and reorganizations of today’s FMC Technologies.