THE finalists for this year’s Scottish Offshore Achievement Awards – known as the Oil Oscars – have been announced.
Organised by Scottish Enterprise in conjunction with the industry and key co- sponsors, the awards celebrate innovation, success and the achievements of individuals, companies and organisations from throughout the offshore energy sector.
Jim Mather, the Scottish minister for enterprise, energy and tourism will attend the awards as guest of honour and deliver a keynote speech.
Export Achievement, sponsored by the Press and Journal: DES Operations, Production Services Network.
The Innovator, sponsored by Department of Energy and Climate Change: Futuretec, Read Well Services, Sensornet.
Safety, sponsored by BP: Aker Subsea UK, Aramark, NOV Elmar, Subsea 7.
Succeeding through People, sponsored by Chevron: Aramark, RBG, Technip UK.
Rising Star, sponsored by AMEC Natural Resources: Craig Reid of Bibby Offshore; Jamie Dempster, of iicorr; Ian Ramsey, of Optimus Safety Management; Rajeev Chalad, of Wood Group Engineering.
Internationalisation of Scottish Skills, sponsored by Scottish Qualifications Authority: Aberdeen Skills and Enterprise Training, Dundee College, NSL, Production Services Network.
Small Company Great Performance, sponsored by the Offshore Europe Partnership: Cyclotech, flexlife, Walker Technical Resources.
The Idea, sponsored by the Department of Energy and Climate Change and ITF: LUX Innovate, Reservoir Fluid Dynamics (a collaboration between Aberdeen University and the University of California at Santa Barbara).
The winner of the Outstanding Contribution award, sponsored by Shell UK, will be announced on the night as will the Overall Achievement Award.
The awards ceremony and dinner will be held on Thursday, March 26 in Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
Hosted by Sally Magnusson, the black-tie event will begin with a reception at 6.45pm with dinner to follow at 8pm.
For further information and to buy tickets visit www.scottish-enterprise. com/soaa or call 0845 607 8787.