A group of progressive oil sands companies are looking for creative and innovative ways to effectively dispose of drill cuttings (drill waste) generated during the process of drilling wells for extracting bitumen by the Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) technology.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
Large amounts of drill cuttings (drill waste) are generated during the process of drilling wells that are used to extract bitumen by the Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) technology in the Athabasca oil sands in Alberta, Canada.
The Seeker is looking for ways to efficiently dispose of this waste in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner.
This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:
After the Challenge deadline, the Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision with regards to the Winning Solution(s).All Solvers that submitted a proposal will be notified on the status of their submissions; however, no detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.
About the Seeker:
This group of companies operates in the Canadian oil sands. Each of the companies develops its assets individually, but they are working together collaboratively to achieve significant improvements in key performance areas.
The group was founded on a common understanding among members of the need to work together to meet the challenges of responsible development.
What is an InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge?
An InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge is a broad question formulated to obtain access to new ideas, similar to a global brainstorm for producing a breakthrough idea or market survey which may include ideas for a new product line, a new commercial application for a current product, or even a viral marketing idea to recruit new customers. Ideation™ Challenge submissions are typically about two written pages, and Seekers receive a non-exclusive, perpetual license to use all submissions.
In an Ideation™ Challenge, Solvers may:
Solvers should not reveal any confidential information in their submissions. Often the Ideation™ Challenge will be followed by one or more of the other three Challenge types to further develop the ideas and gain Intellectual Property protection when the concept has been well-defined.