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Archer named Innovation Award finalist


The ICoTA European Chapter innovation Award is intended to recognise the application of technological innovation in the area of well intervention. The shortlisting of the ComTrac® system as a finalist is tribute to the hard work of both Archer and our development partner C6 Technologies in bringing the benefits of carbon composite materials to well intervention operations.

The ComTrac® rod combines the high strength and low weight of carbon fibre materials with an electrical conductor to allow mechanical intervention and precision logging to be conducted within the same rig-up, enhancing overall efficiency. This was recently demonstrated by the innovative system being successfully deployed for a major offshore operator in which a total of 28 runs comprising plug retrieval, bailing, logging and electro-mechanical interventions were completed. Being one of three finalists selected from a very strong field is an acknowledgment of the merit of our innovative ComTrac® system and the benefits it will bring to the intervention market.