I love to see great talent and successes recognized across all industries. Each year the offshore industry in the UK showcases the very best in talent and remarkable successes with the Offshore Achievement Awards. The OAA’s are hosted and organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen Section in conjunction with sponsor TAQA and yesterday (January 13, 2014) they announced the finalists. The categories such as safety innovations, technology breakthroughs, and company successes are recognized in addition to individual achievements such as contribution to the offshore industry and collaborative working.
“The Offshore Achievement Awards once again highlight the pioneering work performed within the offshore oil and gas and renewables industry. This year’s judges were extremely impressed by the talent that the UK industry has to offer,” said Ian Phillips. Phillips is the director of energy business consultancy Pale Blue Dot Energy limited and the SPE Aberdeen board member who organizes the event. – PennEnergy.com Oil & Gas: Finals Announced for Offshore Achievement Awards.
The ceremony will take place on March 20, 2014 at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre with more than 500 industry professionals from across the United Kingdom expected to attend the event. The OAA’s will be hosted by Sean Lock, a team captain on the popular comedy panel show “8 Out of 10 Cats” and one of the most highly acclaimed comedians in the UK.
The winners will take home unique trophies designed by Kayleigh Cumming’s of Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Her design “split sphere” was chosen in a student competition at the university. Kayleigh’s “split sphere” design features the award details in a glass disc concealed between two hemispheres.
To find further information about the awards or to book a table at the ceremony, you can visit the SPE’ Offshore Achievement Award website
The finalists for the 2014 Offshore Achievement Awards are:
Export Achievement (sponsored by Saltire Energy)
Safety Innovations (sponsored by Petrofac)
Stork Technical Services – ERBAS
Emerging Technology (sponsored by Nexen)
Guardian Global Technologies
Ocean Power Technologies
The Innovator (sponsored by BG Group)
Paradigm Flow Services
Great Small Company (sponsored by Wood Group PSN)
Accord Energy Solutions
Great Large Company (sponsored by Offshore Europe Partnership)
Working Together (sponsored by Aberdeen Business School)
Alba Power/ Petrologistics
The Underwater Centre
Young Professional (sponsored by Maersk Oil)
Liam O’Neil, AMEC
Duncan Chedburn, Maersk Oil
Raymond MacKenzie, Nexen Petroleum UK
Inspiring Leader (sponsored by DOF Subsea)
Doug Duguid, EnerMech
Steve Nicol, Halliburton
Trevor Jee, Jee
Environmentalist (sponsored by AMEC)
Cape Environmental Services Offshore
Stork Technical Services
Significant Achievement (sponsored by Aker Solutions) will be announced on the evening.
‘Til next time,