Welcome to ICoTA.

The Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA) is a not-for-profit, member-funded organization with the primary objective of improving communication and promotion of technical awareness within the well intervention industry. Membership comprises individuals from all sectors of the coiled tubing industry including service users, service providers, tubing and equipment manufacturers.

Upcoming Events & News


BiSN Oil Tools wins the 2017 11th Annual Intervention Technology Award for its
Wel-lok M2M™ WSO

March 22, 2017 BISN is a leading provider of metal to metal downhole sealing solutions to the oil and gas industry. Utilising their in-house groundbreaking modified thermite heater, BiSN is breaking the mould of traditional usage of elastomer seals and cement plugs for water shut off in oil and gas wells.

As an innovative and dynamic organisation providing new solutions to some age old problems, BiSN has the capacity to react to market demands. With experienced engineers as part of their team, they are finding multiple applications for their unique sealing Wel-lok M2M™ technology.

Entering the competition with the Wel-lok M2M™ WSO (Water Shut Off) tool, BiSN impressed the judges by the speed at which this new innovation has already been applied in the field, in a market notorious for reticence in the uptake of new products. The panel also recognised the value of BiSN’s Wel-lok M2M™ WSO capability to reduce local environmental impact and improve production whilst providing the engineer with an easily deployable tool. The high statistics of well life extension data undoubtedly helped to confirm this BiSN tool as a firm winner.

The uniquely developed BiSN technology, branded ‘Wel-lok M2M™’ simply put means sealing the well with metal to metal (M2M). It has been run in numerous locations around the world in both on and offshore environments.

ICoTA International’s Annual Intervention Technology Award recognizes outstanding technical innovation or application of technology for well intervention. The application of the new intervention technology or technique should demonstrate; reduced risk, increased production, improved safety or minimized environmental impact.

Paul Carragher, CEO of BiSN received the winner’s trophy from Steve Deshotels, Senior Chairman of ICoTA at the SPE/ICoTA Well Intervention and Coiled Tubing Conference & Exhibition, held at the George R. Brown in Houston.

To find out more details about its various applications see the website

Other close contenders (in no particular order) short-listed for this year’s award were:

  • Qinterra Technologies - PrecisionStroker Expander
  • Teledrill - Newton System 
  • Welltec - ELine Downhole Jetting Tool


ICoTA China Chapter
Annual International Coiled Tubing Seminar & Workshop
7-8 September 2017
Beijing, China

The symposium brings together the development and application of coiled tubing technology from global coiled tubing technology and application experts, manufacturers, traders, government units and equipment manufacturers and will continue to embrace the excellent traditions of previous international coiled tubing seminars organized by the China Chapter of ICoTA.  We welcome domestic and foreign coiled tubing industry enterprises, research and teaching units and coiled tubing experts and scholars to participate in this event. 

Contact the China Chapter website for registration, call for papers and sponsorship information.  


ICoTA Canadian Chapter
Annual Roundtable

24 October 2017
Metropolitan Center
Calgary, Canada

Visit the Canadian Chapter website for registration, call for papers and sponsorships. 


ICoTA European Chapter
European Well Intervention Conference
15-16 November 2017
Aberdeen, Scotland, UK 

Register by October 13th for a discount!

The deadline for submitting an abstract is August 1, 2017.  Submit Online

Unlocking our potential - innovation and collaboration to maximise recovery

The 23rd SPE ICoTA Well Intervention Conference is the largest and longest established conference of its kind in Europe. This year, we will address ‘more for less’ and how we can truly unlock our potential through innovation and collaboration, to maximise recovery.

If you’re engaged in well intervention, you can’t afford to miss the valuable learning, training and networking opportunities.

Why is our conference different?

  • Support from the Operators
  • Cost effective training opportunity and CPD points applicable
  • Not-for-profit conference where all surplus funds are reinvested to support our future generation of young engineers
  • Focused conference where you will see genuine benefits from attending

Companies are invited to provide abstracts of no more than 200 words for presentations lasting 25 minutes. Download the abstracts flyer for additional information.

Abstracts are open and will close on 1 August.  Submit Now

The conference will be accompanied by a major exhibition of all the latest intervention tools, technologies and services available to the market. Raise your profile and showcase your capabilities to major Operators and service companies. Stand space is available on a first come first served basis and will be located in the catering area to ensure high footfall. Recognising the challenging climate, we have held costs at the same rate since 2015, all exclusive of VAT.  Contact us for more information.

Don’t miss the valuable training opportunities presented at the SPE ICoTA 23rd European Well Intervention Conference. Attending the conference is excellent value for money and it qualifies towards your CPD. Early bird bookings are in place until 13th October. Reserve your place now to take advantage of discounted rates. 

Please note that booking online will take you to an Eventbrite booking page where you can pay by credit card. Eventbrite will charge a fee for credit card payments, and if you would prefer to avoid this fee, please contact us to receive an invoice. Invoices cannot be paid by credit card. 

Group Bookings
For all group bookings of four places, you will get a fifth place FREE.  Show your support and make a difference. Book your place now!

New for 2017!
Pre-Conference Workshop - Well Control and Intervention – 14th November

This focused workshop will tackle specific issues and challenges relating to well control and intervention. More information will follow.  Places are limited. Book now to avoid disappointment. 

For additional information on this event, contact or visit the European Chapter website.

Click to download flyer.  

ICoTA Russian Chapter
18th International Scientific & Practical Coiled Tubing, Hydraulic Fracturing & Well Intervention Conference
9-10 November 2017

Moscow, Russia

Organizers of the Conference are the Russian Chapter of the Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA-Russia), Scientific and Practical Coiled Tubing Times Journal and NP Coiled Tubing Technologies Development Center (Moscow). The Conference is officially supported by the Ministry of Energy of Russian Federation.

The Conference is traditionally attended by delegates from Rosneft, Gazprom, Gazpromneft, LUKOIL, Schlumberger, Weatherford, Tatneft, BP Russia, FracJet-Volga, EWS, Packer Service, BVT-Vostok, Belorusneft, INK-SERVICE, Kogalymneftegeofizika, Bashneftegeofizika , KATKoneft, Boosterlift, Coiltubing-Service, YARGEO, Orenburgneft, FIDMASH, National Oilwell Varco, BICO Drilling Tools, Schoeller-Bleckmann Darron Russia, Novinka, FID Group.

The program of technical sessions is traditionally focused on the most up-to-date technologies. 

  • Coiled tubing technologies
  • Latest hydraulic fracturing technologies (multistage fracturing in horizontal wells, fracturing plus hydraulic jet drilling, nitrogen fracturing, coiled tubing fracturing, large-volume fracturing, acid fracturing plus hydraulic fracturing, etc.)
  • Acid Treatments (including matrix acidizing)
  • Radial Drilling
  • Up-to-date well logging techniques, including horizontal wells logging; conveyance of logging tools using coiled tubing and downhole tractors
  • High-tech well intervention equipment
  • Sidetracking
  • Jet drilling
  • Well service (fishing and milling operations, packer setting jobs, etc.)
  • New EOR technologies
  • Cement squeeze operations
  • Oilfield chemistry for high-tech oilfield service (hydraulic fracturing chemicals, EOR solutions, cement squeeze mixes, etc.).

Working languages are either Russian or English. Simaltaneous interpretation will be carried out.

Download the conference flyer and application.

To register and/or exhibit at this event, please visit the ICoTA Russian Chapter website.   



Coiled Tubing & Well Intervention Conference & Exhibition
27-28 March 2018
Waterway Marriott
The Woodlands, TX USA

The Call for Papers is now open. Submission deadline is
8 August 2017

You are invited to submit a paper proposal on one of the abstract submission categories. Paper selections will be based on the technical and operational content as well as the relevance to the conference and the industry. Potential authors are strongly encouraged to submit a detailed abstract.

View the submission topics and instructions.

One of SPE's most popular annual events returns to The Woodlands, Texas in 2018. The SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference and Exhibition will offer top-notch technical sessions, informative speakers, Knowledge Sharing ePoster presentations, special events, and training courses.

This conference will cover innovative solutions, case histories, and performance improvements across all sectors of the well intervention industry, including:

  • Coiled tubing 
  • Wireline and tractor
  • Hydraulic workover/snubbing
  • Pumping services

General themes to be covered include technology and applications, offshore as well as onshore operations, and HSE. In the light of current industry challenges, we will be encouraging a special focus on increasing operations efficiency, reducing non-productive time, and performing cost effective well abandonment.

Experts will share their knowledge on the performance and effectiveness of well intervention and coiled tubing options through presentations, training courses, and an exhibition of services and products. Attendee participation in the conference is the key to its success. Mark your calendar and make plans now to participate in this important industry event!

Contact SPE at 972-952-9393 or visit the conference website for exhibition and/or sponsorship opportunities.