The best and brightest in the industry were celebrated at the Decom North Sea Awards last night.
Representatives from the group’s 230 member organisations attended the gala at the P&J Live, recognising achievements of individuals and wider companies within the decommissioning sector.
Petrofac and CNR International were the big winners on the night.
CNR International took home the “Excellence in Collaboration” gong for its collaboration with three owner groups to create a single decom programme for the Banff and Kyle Fields.
“Technical Innovation in Decommissioning” went to Allseas Engineering for its jacket lift system, which was recently deployed in removal of the Ninian Northern jacket.
Meanwhile “Rising Star in Decommissioning” was jointly awarded to Kirsty Lal of CNR International and Ross Provan of Petrofac.
Kirsty impressed judges with her impact across CNRI’s portfolio of projects, including leadership on the close out of the Murchison decom programme.
Ross Provan, in his new role of global decommissioning manager, was recognised for being “instrumental” in the services firm’s activities around the world.
Petrofac also took home the coveted “Decom North Sea Member” award for its outstanding achievement on two “significant international projects” won in the face of intense local competition.
Sam Long, Decom North Sea interim CEO said: “Firstly, we are delighted to be welcoming back a “live” Decom North Sea Awards ceremony. When the calibre of finalists is as impressive as we’ve seen this year, it is a joy to be able to engage face-to-face, providing a truly celebratory event for them, their colleagues and the wider sector.
“These awards come at a time when there are so many critical lessons to be learned and innovations to be exported from our sector – particularly as the energy transition gathers pace. We applaud our winners’ trail blazing approach to late life and decommissioning activity, and I have no doubt that the effects of their efforts will be far-reaching.”