Hammerhead System Wins World Oil Award for Best Deepwater Technology

The Hammerhead™ Ultradeepwater Integrated Completion and Production System received the World Oil Award for Best Deepwater Technology during a gala held at the Houstonian Hotel on Oct. 15. The World Oil Awards recognize the upstream energy industry’s top innovations and innovators. Eleven Baker Hughes innovations and one innovator were named as finalist by World Oil magazine, which is published by Gulf Publishing Company.

The Hammerhead system, which was developed from the need for operators to increase production in ultradeepwater projects, is an integrated wellhead-to-reservoir ultradeepwater completion and production system that was designed to withstand extreme environments.

Jim Sessions, vice president of technology for Completions and Wellbore Intervention, said the team was honored that the Hammerhead system was acknowledged with the 2015 World Oil Best Deepwater Technology Award. “This award is recognition from our customers and peers of the technological advancements achieved by this integrated system and the value it will bring to the industry. In these challenging times, systems like Hammerhead will be essential to enable more favorable economics through increased production and higher ultimate recovery rates.”

The following Baker Hughes technologies and technologist were World Oil Award finalists:

Best Data Management & Application Solution Award

Best Deepwater Technology  Award

Best Drilling Technology  Award

Best EOR Technology Award

Best Health, Safety,  Environment / Sustainable Development - Offshore Award

  • New Acid Systems: Alternatives to HCL and Organic Acids

Best Outreach Program Award

  • Women's Resource Group – STEM

Best Production Chemicals Award

  • ParaSorb™ Solid Paraffin Inhibitors

Best Well Integrity Technology Award

Best Well Intervention Award

  • Hydraulic Pulling Tool System

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Rustom K. Mody

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