Hart Energy - 2021 Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation
The Welltec® Annular Barrier (WAB®) has been declared winner in the 2021 Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation (MEAs) in the ‘Drilling Systems’ category, with Hart Energy delivering their annual acknowledgement of engineering excellence and achievement in the upstream petroleum industry.
As a versatile metal expandable packer which can be utilized in multiple well construction and integrity applications, WAB technology is a winner in the ‘Drilling Systems’ category in recognition of innovation in concept, design, and application.
The successful award entry was centered around an innovative utilization of WAB technology for the purpose of isolating losses during the drilling of laterals. By deploying WABs instead of swell packers, improved sealing was achieved and losses were reduced, resulting in a step-change in operational efficiency.
We kindly thank Hart Energy for the award, and continue to strive towards providing our clients with the most innovative solutions.
The MEA program
The annual MEA program, awarded by Hart Energy’s E&P editors, recognizes new products and technologies in upstream oil and gas that demonstrate innovation in concept, design, and application.
The distinguished panel of independent judges is made of experts from many professional backgrounds relevant to the energy industry.
The full list of categories and 2021 winners can be found here.