The shortlist for the Offshore Achievement Awards has been announced today.
The awards, re-launched in October by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), celebrate the finest talent in categories including overall company performance, commitment to safety and innovation.
Entries were open to UK-registered companies in the oil and gas industry and, for the first time, renewables companies – a move demonstrating the increasing presence of firms in this sector.
The awards ceremony, now in its 26th year, is to take place on Thursday, March 15, at Ardoe House Hotel, near Aberdeen.
Masud Javaid, chairman of SPE Aberdeen and senior economist at Total E&P UK, said: “It has been hugely encouraging to see such a positive response and high number of entries, from both established companies as well as newer entrants. The return of the Offshore Achievement Awards has made a significant impact on the industry calendar.
“The entries we received were of an exceptionally high standard which made the selection process very difficult.”
Leo Koot, managing director of main sponsor TAQA Bratani, said: “There has been a fantastic response to the re-launch of the offshore achievement awards and it’s very encouraging and exciting to see so many organisations proud to share the successes of their company and people. It’s important to celebrate excellence and achievement in the industry and help foster talent, creativity and innovation through awards such as this.”
New Idea (sponsored by Nexen): Aubin, Coretrax, Subsea Deployments.
The Innovator (sponsored by BG Group): Expro, Pelamis, Zenith.
Safety Innovation (sponsored by Petrofac): 3sun Group, Capita, Paradigm Flow.
Export Achievement (sponsored by Maersk Oil): Ace Winches, Nessco, TWMA.
Offshore Renewables (sponsored by Areg and 3sun Group): Emec, FoundOcean, Vattenfall.
Working Together (sponsored by Robert Gordon University): Taqa Bratani, Veolia Environmental, Wood Group PSN.
Young Professional (sponsored by Red Spider): Stuart Brand, 3sun Group; Paul Handley, Axis Well Technology; Emma Stephenson, Shell.
Great Small Company (sponsored by Wood Group PSN): Alba, Safehouse, Titan Torque.
Great Large Company (sponsored by Offshore Europe): Ace Winches, Amec, Axis Well Technology.
Lifetime Achievement (sponsored by Aker Solutions): To be announced on the evening.