About the Challenge

Join us on September 2, 2015 for CCIA’s Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge. The OGCC is a product innovation showcase and competition that connects clean technology solutions to the oil and natural gas industry.

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Applications are due by 5pm on July 24

Application Instructions and Presenter Expectations

This invitation-only event brings together oil and gas producers, clean technology solution providers, and Colorado’s research universities and includes pitch presentations, panel discussions followed by a VIP reception.

About the Selection Process

Oil and natural gas companies confidentially identify their greatest technology needs. A call for technology solutions is nationally distributed and interested clean technology companies enter a competitive vetting process, after which 10-12 of those selected will be invited to Denver on September 2, 2015 to present to the oil and gas companies.

Applications will be solicited for the following categories: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, The Internet of Things/Digital Oilfield, Items to Reduce Truck Traffic, Space Saving Items to Reduce Footprint, Plant or Biological Solutions, Air, Water, Remote/Distributed Power, Power Management, Advanced Materials and Chemicals. (scroll down to detailed descriptions)

Applications will be accepted beginning in July 2015. Please contact Mary Austin to receive more information.

Organizing Committee

Paul Nelson, Ward Alternative Energy
– Chairman, Oil and Gas Cleantech Challenge

Chris Shapard, CCIA Executive Director

In Partnership With:

Encana logo Noble Energy Logo ConocoPhillips Logo
Wells Fargo DGS CEO Logo
Altira Sheridan Ross Logo

Do You Have What We Are Looking For?


The Oil and Gas Cleantech Challenge: A Product Innovation Showcase and its partners would like to see:

  1. Innovative Products and Technologies
  2. Post Prototype
  3. Clean Technologies

Specific clean technology sectors include:


UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (including but not limited to): more energy efficient and safer operations, including inspection; environmental monitoring; supply delivery systems.

THE INTERNET OF THINGS/DIGITAL OILFIELD (including but not limited to): low cost sensors and actuators with data collection, networked for monitoring, optimization and decision making to improve environmental monitoring; low cost hardware for problem detection and spill prevention. [Need to see applications, not just suggestions.]

ITEMS TO REDUCE TRUCK TRAFFIC (including but not limited to): technologies for more efficient supply use; technologies to reduce waste generation; beneficial use of drill cuttings and produced/flowback water.

SPACE SAVING ITEMS TO REDUCE FOOTPRINT (including but not limited to): more space efficient separators, treators, drilling systems to reduce land footprint.

PLANT or BIOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS (including but not limited to): salt tolerant vegetation or trees targeted for beneficial use of produced water; vegetation or trees targeted for growth in drill cutting based soils; site or spill remediation solutions. Biochar for produced/flowback water clean up, soil remediation.

AIR (including but not limited to): control/reduction/detection of methane emissions from valves, piping and vented sources; control of flashing emissions from tanks, improved pressure relief devices and new designs to contain flashing emissions; smokeless burners for flash emissions combustion; flare control and flare efficiency improvements; remote sensing; non-emitting field equipment such as chemical pumps. Specific interest in next generation technologies that can replace pneumatic control systems and pneumatic pumps to eliminate methane emissions and gas to liquid vaporization for emissions minimization and flare management.

WATER (including but not limited to): real-time monitoring including efficient sampling, and analysis; beneficial re-use of produced water including recycling or conversion to solid salt suitable for winter road maintenance or dust control; recycling of flowback water (gel fracs); new disposal methods; minimization of water volumes; well bore integrity monitoring systems; alternative sourcing and processing to freshwater. Water-less fracking technologies (e.g. use of cold compressed natural gas or LNG in place of water).

REMOTE/DISTRIBUTED POWER (including but not limited to): rechargeable sources including batteries, fuel cells; modular combined heat and power; micro/islanded grid technology; field gas powered equipment. Specific interest in high efficiency, low-emissions, cold weather-tolerant small scale power generation technologies (50 watts to 1 megawatt) applicable to off-grid multi-well pads or other off-grid oil and gas facilities (e.g. methanol fuel cells that can use field-grade methanol, higher efficiency thermoelectric generators, micro-CHP systems).

POWER MANAGEMENT (including but not limited to): more energy efficient and responsive natural gas engines; efficient and clean generators; more efficient duel fuel (diesel and natural gas) engines that coordinate operations to provide power and response. Technologies that can economically convert waste heat sources (reciprocating engine exhaust heat and jacket water heat) into electricity at smaller scales (e.g. 20kW to 250kW). High efficiency engine technologies could include smaller scale natural gas fueled micro-turbine engines (<500kW).

ADVANCED MATERIALS AND CHEMICALS (including but not limited to): novel materials or chemicals comprised of no or fewer hazardous chemicals; advanced materials less likely to rust or corrode which will improve containment; improved treating chemicals and detection methods; chemicals to extract hazardous items from produced fluids; new products made from captured CO2, new ways to capture/separate CO2 and NGLs.

OTHER (including but not limited to): limiting water and energy usage in operational divisions; mitigating engine noise pollution; dust control; information technology applications that limit environmental impact. Sound attenuation systems for low frequency noise from drilling/completion sites in proximity to residents. Multi-phase gas compression technologies.

If you are a presenting company for the September 2 program, please use the button below to pay your registration fee. If you would prefer to be invoiced, please contact Mary Austin