Offshore Achievement Awards shortlist unveiled

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Finalists in a prestigious annual awards scheme celebrating the oil and gas industry have been unveiled.

Hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section, the 2017 Offshore Achievement Awards recognise some of the industry’s most innovative technology developments as well as talented individuals and exceptional large and small company performance.

This year’s shortlist comprises a wide cross-section of the offshore sector, with companies large and small, spanning a variety of sub-sectors.

Categories including Innovator, Emerging Technology and Young Professional have proven popular with entrants this year. For the first time in 2017, organisers have also introduced an additional stage of shortlisting for the Young Professional category, which will see each finalist take part in a filmed interview with a panel of industry judges. From there, three finalists will be selected before the winner is announced on the night.

Ian Phillips, chairman of SPE Aberdeen and chief executive of the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC), said: “The sheer quality and variety of entries we have received this year reflects everything that is great about our industry, particularly our ability to adapt to a volatile economic environment. It’s clear that the UK’s oil and gas operators and service companies have truly risen to the challenge, in particular developing some of the world’s most advanced technology whilst remaining as cost effective as possible.

“As ever, our expert industry judging panel has spent a significant amount of time judging each entry before selecting the strongest contenders. I would like to congratulate all those who have been shortlisted for the 2017 awards, and I look forward to celebrating the winners at the ceremony in March.”

OGIC are proud to be sponsoring the Innovator Award.

Winners at the 2016 award ceremony included Interventek Subsea Engineering for Emerging Technology, Tendeka for Great Large Company and Dan Purkis of Well-Sense was recognised for his Significant Contribution to the oil and gas industry.

Donald Taylor, acting managing director for Taqa Europe said: “It is reassuring to see so many companies and individuals taking the time to share their success stories and enter into the awards this year. The quality of the entries, particularly those shortlisted, demonstrates how much the industry is still driving forward, finding innovative solutions and efficiencies against a persistently challenging background.”

More than 500 industry professionals are expected to attend the awards ceremony, taking place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) on 23 March 2017.

 

The 2017 Offshore Achievement Awards finalists are:

 

Innovator
• Delphian Ballistics
• Enpro Subsea
• M-FLOW Technologies
Emerging Technology
• Exnics
• M-Flow Technologies
• PlanSea
Safety Innovations
• Cape
• Cyberhawk Innovations
• RigDeluge
Environmental Innovation
• BP
• Exnics
• TWMA

Export Achievement
• Churchill Drilling Tools
• Cyberhawk Innovations
• JDR Cable Systems LtdCollaboration
• Decom North Sea
• Maersk Oil/Amec Foster Wheeler/Bilfinger Salamis
• Wood Group

Outstanding Skills Development Programme
• Fabricom Offshore Services
• Taqa
Young Professional
• Marianne McKevitt – BP
• Richard Eckersley – Nexen Petroleum UK
• Mandy Johnstone – N-Sea
• Sam Lisney – Petrofac EPS West
• Richard Turner – RS Clare & Company
• Natalie Jackson – Shell UK

Above and Beyond
• Mandy Marriner – JDR Cable Systems
• Bob Banks – Petrofac EPS West
• Sam Lisney – Petrofac EPS West
• Sharon Robertson – Wood Group PSN

Great Small Company
• Churchill Drilling Tools
• Enpro Subsea
• Step Change Engineering

Great Large Company
• Aker Solutions
• JDR Cable Systems
• Wood Group

 

Ian Phillips, chairman of SPE Aberdeen and chief executive of the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre, said:

“The sheer quality and variety of entries we have received this year reflects everything that is great about our industry, particularly our ability to adapt to a volatile economic environment. It’s clear that service companies have truly risen to the challenge, providing operators with some of the world’s most advanced technology whilst remaining as cost effective as possible.

“As ever, our esteemed panel of industry experts have spent a significant amount of time judging each entry before selecting the strongest contenders. I would like to congratulate all those who have been shortlisted for the 2017 awards, and I look forward to celebrating the winners at the ceremony in March.”

Source: EnergyVoice

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