OTC Announces 2009 Spotlight on New Technology Award Recipients

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) has announced 14 technologies that will receive the 2009 Spotlight on New Technology Awards, recognizing innovative technologies significantly impacting offshore exploration and production. The awards will be presented at 4 p.m. Monday, 4 May, at the conference, which occurs 4-7 May at Reliant Park in Houston.

The Spotlight on New Technology program gives exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their latest and most advanced hardware and software technologies to the attendees at OTC, the world's largest event on the development of offshore resources. Winning technologies must meet the following five criteria:

* New – less than two years old
* Innovative - original, groundbreaking, and capable of revolutionizing the offshore E&P industry
* Proven – through full-scale application or successful prototype testing
* Broad Interest –broad appeal for the industry
* Significant Impact – provides significant benefits beyond existing technologies

The Spotlight on New Technology Awards are one of the highlights of OTC, and showcase the advanced technology that is required to drill miles under the ocean in increasingly harsh environments. The 2009 award recipients represent a broad range of technologies and solutions, " said Don Vardeman, OTC 2009 chairman.

Spotlight recipients and products for 2009:

* 2H Offshore - INTEGRistickTM Dynamic Curvature Sensor
* Baker Hughes Incorporated - TORXS Expandable Liner Hanger System
* Baker Hughes Incorporated - Frac-Hook Multilateral System
* Cameron-Nautronix – NASMUX
* ProPure AS – ProSalt
* Reelwell AS - Reelwell Drilling Method (RDM)
* Schlumberger Subsea Surveillance - subC-strip and subC-collar
* Specialized Products - Pulse Technology-Battery Maintenance, Conditioning and Charging
* Technip France - Amplitude-LNG Loading System (ALLS)
* US Synthetic Corp., a Dover Company - Diamond Radial Bearings
* VetcoGray, a GE Oil & Gas Company - SEM5
* Weatherford International - OneTrip StarBurst Multilateral System
* Welltec - Well Cleaner PST
* WesternGeco, a business unit of Schlumberger - Coil Shooting

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