The winners of awards recognising the offshore industry’s top companies and individuals will receive trophies designed by an Orkney student.
Ewan Gray was named yesterday as the award-winning designer of the gongs which will be handed out at next year’s Offshore Achievement Awards, organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
The 21-year-old, who is studying at Robert Gordon University’s Gray’s School of Art, was inspired by relief maps of North Sea oil fields.
His design was selected out of a shortlist of four after judges were impressed by his concept and research.
Mr Gray said: “I am happy to have won the competition and honoured that my design will be presented to winners of these prestigious awards. I am really looking forward to developing the finished product ahead of the ceremony.
“Taking part has given me a working example of how I can use my skills when I leave university and I am grateful to SPE for the opportunity.”
The 2012 Offshore Achievement Awards, held at Ardoe House Hotel, at Blairs, near Aberdeen, were attended by 400 people.
Next year’s ceremony, on March 21, will take place at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre to meet demand for places.
Ian Phillips, a director at CO2DeepStore and the SPE board member responsible for organising the awards, said: “We are confident that Ewan’s trophies will look fantastic on the evening as well as in the winners’ workplaces.”