Hall of Fame:

Pioneering Technologies
Technology evolves from the fertile minds of individuals, and is nurtured by the culture and vision of companies and organizations. The oil and gas industry, especially the offshore, owes its existence to the development and application of technology to solve seemingly insurmountable challenges in the search for energy. Certain technologies stand out as milestones in the development of our offshore resources. We honor the organizations and individuals who dreamed, who believed, who supported, who struggled and who achieved their prize and the innovations they used in their success. These are the technology pioneers.

Pioneering Technologies:

Construction Technology
Early Development of Suction Piles, 2015
Polyester Deepwater Mooring Systems 2016
Rig Building Shipyards, 2007
Underwater Hydraulic Pile Drivers, 2013
Drilling (Mobile Drilling Units)
Drillships (Moored Vessels), 1999
First and Second Generation Semisubmersible Drilling Rigs, 2000
Drilling Equipment
Dynamic Brakes, 1999
Marine Riser Support Systems (Tensioners), 2000
Marine Riser Systems, 2001
High Holding Power Anchor Development, 2002
Underwater Wellheads, 1999
Drilling Technology
Development of Offshore Drilling Equipment, 2003
Drill Floor Mechanization & Automation, 2012
Drillstring Motion Compensators, 2004
Heavy Weight Drill Pipe, 2008
High Strength Pressure Flexible Joints 2016
Horizontal Drilling, 2014

Marine Riser Buoyancy, 2015
Marine Drilling Riser Phase I Analysis, 2013
Marine Drilling Riser Phase II Analysis, 2014
Measurement While Drilling (MWD), 2011
Tender Rigs, 1998
Submersible Rigs, 1998
Jackup Rigs, 1998
Polyester Deepwater Mooring Systems 2016
Spiral Drill Collar, 2007
Subsea BOP Control Systems, 2001
Top Drive Drilling System, 2006
The Forces of Nature
The DeepStar Project, 2010
The National Hurricane Center, 2003

Offshore Foundation Design, 2001
Wave Forces, 1998
Wind, Wave & Current Hindcasting, 1998
Wind, Wave & Current Hindcasting, 2007
Health, Safety & Environment
API Recommended Practice 14C, 2008
API Recommended Practice 75 Safety and Environmental Management Programs, 2014
Code Development: ABS Rules for MODUs, 1998
Development of Offshore Safety Programs, 2003
Dynamic Positioning Reliability, 2015
Environmental Protection - Clean Gulf Associates, 2000
IADC Safety Case Guidelines, 2013
Mariculture, 1999
Minerals Management Service (MMS) Federal Regulations, 2009
Ocean Ranger Investigation and Reports, 2017
Offshore Safety and Survival Training, 2004
Offshore Structures and Activities Insurance, 2006
Rigs-To-Reefs, 1998
Safety Training Observation Program (STOP), 2011
The Cullen Report—Offshore Safety Case, 2005
The Personnel Transfer Net, 2001
Use of Human Factors Engineering in Design, 2017
Zero-Discharge Rigs, 2007
Marine & Air Transportation
Anchor Handling Vessels, 2010
Supply Boats, 1998
Helicopters, 1998
Marine Construction
Crane Vessels, 1999
Offshore Services
Technology Conferences & Exhibitions, 2010 
Production Technology
Coiled Tubing, 2008
Concrete Gravity Structures, 2004
Concrete Gravity Structures, 2007
Flexible Pipe Technology, 2006
Floating Production Storage and Offloading Systems (FPSO), 2011
Horizontal Multiphase Flow, 2012
Humble Submerged Production System, 2014
Hydrocyclones for Produced Water Treatment, 2017
Induced Gas Flotation for Produced Water Treating 2016
Platforms: Piled, 1998
Pipelay Vessels, 1999
Pipelines, 1998
Reeled Pipeline Laying, 2004
Steel Catenary Risers, 2012
Submersible Mobile Offshore Production Units (MOPU), 2011
Spar Floating Platforms, 2005
Tension Leg Platforms, 2005
Umbilical Control Technology, 2013
Science & Technology:
Dynamic Positioning Reliability, 2015
First Generation Dynamic Position (DP) Vessels, 2009
MOHOLE - Phase I, 2008
MOHOLE - Phase II, 2009
Spread Mooring System Analysis, 2015
The Search for Oil & Gas
Bright Spot Seismic Interpretation, 2006
First Marine 3D Survey, 2005
Geophysical Subsurface Imaging, 2002
Marine Exploration, 1998
Marine Seismic, 1999
Suited Divers for Seafloor Geology, 1999
Multi-Lateral Drilling, 2003
Reliability-based Design of Marine Structures, 2002
Three Dimensional Subsurface Imaging, 2010
Subsea Technology
Diving, 1998
Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), 2009
Subsea Electric and Hydraullic Flying Leads, 2017
Subsea Wet-Mateable Electrical Connectors 2016
Subsea Pumping & Compression (Boosting) 2018

2019 Pioneering Technologies Nomination Form | 2019 Industry Champion Nomination Form

2019 Industry Pioneer Nomination Form