Request ID: NWT
Request Title: Novel Wells Technologies
Submitting Organization: Shell GameChanger
For Questions about Request: Send e-mail to Collaborations@TCC-Houston.org
To meet global energy demand, the oil and gas industry will need to drill, complete, operate, and abandon many more wells over the coming two decades than it has since its inception. This must all be done safely and with far greater efficiency, which requires developing innovative technologies and smarter ways of working.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
We already have a strong performance in wells, but we strive for continuous improvement and to become best in class in all we do. Therefore, we are currently seeking novel well technologies that increase safety, reduce ultimate development costs, increase recovery, and minimize well intervention. The technology must be original and ground breaking; have the potential for significant and tangible benefits beyond existing technologies; and have a broad applicability across the industry.
The proposals must be capable of addressing specific oil and gas industry issues and should include a clear description of the business case. The basic science must be well understood, but the concept could still need to be proven through modeling or testing in a simulated operational environment.
If your company offers a technology that fits those characteristics but is deemed too mature or proven, we will still evaluate it, and where appropriate, will expose the technology at Shell for replication.
Typically, technologies with a TRL 3 (as per API 17N) or lower are the best candidates for this call. Please provide a clear description on how you will reach your “Proof of Concept”.
OUT OF SCOPE:
WE APPLY THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERATION:
Any information submitted as part of the process must contain only NON CONFIDENTIAL data and information at this stage.
The funding opportunity will be in the range USD 150,000 - 300,000 to progress a “proof of concept” in a phased approach over a period of no more than 12 months. Further development may be supported and or facilitated by Shell depending on the overall outcome of the initial award.