ONS Innovation Awards

Our industry must evolve and cannot rely on past practices to secure future business.
Discover the emerging technologies that can change the energy industry.

Let's innovate!

The future of the energy industry depends increasingly on its ability to develop new technologies. Cooperation is key. Together can inventors, operators, entrepreneurs, suppliers and contractors, large and small companies develop solutions that can change our industry. In this context, what are some of the emerging technologies that have the potential to transform the way energy is produced and used?

Please see the guidelines and criteria for entering to the left.

Timeline for 2022

  • The application portal opens in March 2022
  • Deadline for applications – the portal closes in May 2022
  • The number of candidates is announced in June 2022
  • Finalists are announced in August 2022
  • The finalists and their innovations will be presented in all ONS channels
  • The awards will be presented to the winners in an award ceremony

The Innovation Awards

Through the ONS Innovation Awards we recognise the crucial importance of cutting-edge technologies and solutions. The ONS Innovation Award was first presented in 1982.

The ONS Innovation Award Jury 2020

Meet the ONS 2020 Innovation Awards finalists here


SME Innovation Award

In 2004 the SME Innovation award was established to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises are given the chance to highlight their new developments.

Previous winners

Equinor, Shell and Total’s “Northern Lights project”
– Blue Logic for “Subsea docking station” (SME Innovation Award)

– Interwell for “Thermite P&A Barrier” – Read more about it here
– Typhonix for “Typhoon Valve System” (SME Innovation Award) – Read more about it here

– Island Offshore and Centrica for Riser-less coil tubing drilling
– TechInvent for the FluidCom™ technology (SME Innovation Award)

– Schlumberger – for their GeoSphere – reservoir mapping while drilling service
– Fishbones – for or its completion method for making large numbers of laterals simultaneously out of one wellbore (SME Innovation Award)

– Aker Solutions & Statoil – for the Åsgard Subsea Gas Compression System
– Biota Guard – for the Biota Guard System (SME Innovation Award)

– FMC Technologies – for the development of its innovative well control system, “Through Tubing Rotary Drilling” – TTRD
– Reelwell – for its research-based innovations, The Reelwell Drilling Method and Telemetry System (SME Innovation Award)

– Welltec – reverse circulating bit
– Cubility – for its MudCube™ enhanced fluid cleaning system (SME Innovation Award)

– Aker Kvaerner – Subsea
– Tomax (SME Innovation Award)

– BP Norge AS – seismic on demand,  a new way to monitor reservoirs
– Total Catcher – the tubing disappearing plug  (SME Innovation Award)

– AS Norske Shell – Fuel cell with zero emissions
– Easy Well Solutions (Incubator Award)

2000 Norsk Hydro ASA – H-Sep system for downhole separation of wellstream fluids

1998 ABB Offshore Technology AS – Subsis

1996 Maritime Hydraulics AS – RamRig drilling machine

1994 ETPM – SmartLeg heavy deck installation

1992 Kværner Energy AS – Booster station for subsea production

1990 Eastman Christensen – Contribution to added flexibility and accuracy in directional and horizontal drilling systems

1988 Norwegian Petroleum Consultants AS – Triss field development concept

1986 Ugland/Kongsberg Joint venture – Ukols offshore loading system

1984 Mobil Exploration and Production Norway – Subsea Atmospheric System

1982 Norwegian Contractors – Condeep