E&P Special Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation

November 1, 2017

January 31, 2018


Awards Description

Now in its 48th year, the Special Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation (MEA) is the industry’s most established and widely respected engineering awards program.  Each year, the world’s best new tools and techniques for finding, developing and producing hydrocarbons are recognized.

MEA entries are judged on their game-changing significance, both technically and economically. Judges include respected professionals with engineering and technical backgrounds who have extensive knowledge of the categories they are judging.

We invite you to enter the 2018 awards competition – entry is FREE!

Deadline is January 31, 2018


Onshore Rigs: pad drilling, mud pumps, power generators, top drives, rig equipment, BOPs, pipe handling and automation

Intelligent Systems and Components: digital oil field, “smart” and real-time control and monitoring systems, remote operations, automation, intelligent agents, “big data,” and networks & software

IOR/EOR/Remediation: advances in all IOR/EOR and remediation methods, reservoir monitoring and modeling, stimulation, workovers, chemicals, CO2, environmental advances, and containment and response systems

Artificial Lift: ESP systems, PCP systems, rod lift systems, gas lift systems, jet pump, hydraulic pump systems, plunger lift systems, capillary injection systems and wellsite automation

Water Management: brine, frack water, produced water, flocculation, reverse osmosis, recycling, ultrafiltration, oxidation, storage, wastewater, metal removal and biocides

Subsea Systems: Christmas trees, BOPs, tiebacks, manifolds, processing (separation, compression and boosting), SSIVs, SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines), pipelines, power supply and controls, ROVs/AUVs, IRM (inspection, repairs and maintenance), intervention, flow assurance, and metering and monitoring

Floating Systems and Rigs: floating production and topsides systems and designs (FPSO/FLNG/GTL/ FSO/TLP/ spar/ semi-submersible/hybrids), drilling units (rigs/drillships/ hybrids), turrets, loading and offloading, mooring and positioning, people and cargo transfer, and safety and evacuation

Marine Construction & Decommissioning: vessels and systems, pipelay and flowlines, platforms, subsea construction, marine transportation and installation, heavy lift, hook-up and commissioning, structure removal, intervention and workovers

Exploration: potential fields, geochemistry, seismic acquisition (land and marine), processing algorithms and software, reservoir characterization, interpretation software, and hardware

Formation Evaluation: wireline logging, core analysis, cuttings analysis and well testing hardware and software

HSE: hardware, software and methodologies related to health, safety and the environment

Drillbits: natural diamond, impregnated, PDC, bi-center, milled tooth, hybrid, insert and hammer

Drilling Fluids/Stimulation: chemicals, drilling mud, additives, flow enhancers and green systems

Drilling Systems: LWD/MWD, motors, coring, tool joints, fishing tools, drillpipe, whipstocks, subs, packers and rotary steerable systems

Hydraulic Fracturing/Pressure Pumping: surface equipment, frack trees, hhp, plug and perf, sliding sleeves, cementing, perforating, frack balls, zipper fracks, matrix acidizing, proppants and chemicals

Non-Fracturing Completions: modeling/simulation software, completion hardware and completion effectiveness monitoring (microseismic, tracers, etc.)


How to Enter

Step 1

For each submission, please provide:

  • The Official Entry Form. See “Step 3: Where to send your entry information” below (REQUIRED).
  • One high resolution image (REQUIRED)

Supporting Documents:

  • An abstract of 500 words or fewer describing the game-changing significance, technically and economically, of the entry (REQUIRED). Text should be copied and pasted from a Word document, not a PDF.
  • A case study of 500 words or fewer that describes the entry’s use in one specific commercial application (REQUIRED). Text should be copied and pasted from a Word document, not a PDF.
  • One photo or illustration (REQUIRED)
  • Additional supporting documents such as text, photos, charts and graphs, illustrations or videos (OPTIONAL).

Please limit your optional submissions to a maximum of three items. Limit attachment sizes to 20MB

Step 2

Make sure your supporting documents are in an acceptable file format.

  • Text documents: Adobe Acrobat (preferred), MS Word, MS Excel, RTF, plain text.
  • Photos and illustrations: Adobe Acrobat (preferred), JPG, TIF, WMF, EPS
  • Videos (including animations): AVI, MPEG, WMV, QuickTime

Step 3

Where to send your entry information

Notice to MEA Entrants

Hart Energy has made your MEA entry process easier this year by providing a more efficient way to enter.  If you have entered our awards in the past, or are a first time user, you must create an account in the new system.  Once completed, entering and/or returning to make changes to your entry will be faster.
If you already have a new account, log in here.

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