Final chance to enter OAAs

Source: press release, 28 November 2018

Offshore Achievement Awards 2018: from left, Rachel Riley; Laura Steedman, BP Mechanical Engineer – North Sea; Kenny McAllister, SPE Aberdeen Vice-Chair
Offshore Achievement Awards 2018: from left, Rachel Riley; Laura Steedman, BP Mechanical Engineer – North Sea; Kenny McAllister, SPE Aberdeen Vice-Chair (photo: OAA)

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section has issued a final call for entries for the Offshore Achievement Awards (OAAs). The awards are the biggest and longest-established oil, gas and renewables industry honours, with the aim of highlighting STEM initiatives, training and educational events aimed at inspiring the next generation.

Supported by principal sponsor TAQA, the OAAs aim to recognise excellence in a range of categories; from Innovation to Collaboration, Export Achievement to Outstanding Skills Development and beyond. Reflecting SPE Aberdeen’s mission to inspire the next generation, the spotlight will also be focused on the Young Professionals category, which recognises individuals under 35 who are making their mark in the industry.

With entries being finalised in all categories, there is still time to enter and shine the spotlight on your people, business and technology.

As a not-for-profit organisation, SPE Aberdeen reinvests surplus income from the awards back into a full programme of STEM events and training, as well as higher education scholarships and bursaries.

Submissions are welcome from UK-based companies operating offshore in both the oil and gas and renewables sectors, with categories, criteria and application forms available at www.spe-oaa.org

The 2019 categories are:

  • Emerging Technology (sponsored by Offshore Europe Partnership)
  • Innovator
  • HSE Innovation
  • Collaboration (sponsored by Nexen)
  • Export Achievement (sponsored by EIC)
  • Outstanding Skills Development
  • Young Professional (sponsored by Seal-Tite)
  • Above & Beyond
  • Great Company – SME
  • Great Company – Large
  • Significant Contribution Award (Sponsored by Oceaneering)