Finalists revealed for the 2019 Offshore Achievement Awards

Source: press release, 16 January 2019

Previous Offshore Achievement Award winners
Previous Offshore Achievement Award winners (photo: OAA)

Finalists for the Offshore Achievement Awards, supported by principal sponsor TAQA, have been announced.

The annual awards, which are hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section, give recognition to the best talent, performance and innovation in the offshore energy industry.

This year’s shortlist recognises exceptional companies, both large and small, ground-breaking technological developments and individuals who go above and beyond in the sector.

Over 90 entries were received, with strong interest in the Technology and Young Professional categories. As has been the norm for the last few years, the Young Professional finalists will go through a separate interview process before a shortlist is selected. The winner will be announced at the ceremony on 14 March, as will the winner of the Significant Contribution category.

Ian Phillips, chairman of the SPE Aberdeen Section and the OAA organising committee, says, “The calibre of applications this year has been outstanding, making the judging process challenging but rewarding. The standard of entries highlights the exceptional work our sector is doing in terms of the talent produced and projects executed. The awards process has shown that there are companies and people working incredibly hard to develop novel technologies and further improve our impeccable industry standards.”

“A huge thanks to all those who applied and applied on behalf of others. This year’s standard is second to none and I send my congratulations out to all the finalists. The OAA judges also deserve a big thank you, having put in a significant effort over the festive break in order reach the shortlist. Each category was judged by a minimum of five judges allowing all that applied to feel confident that their effort in 2018 has been rigorously reviewed by their peers and that they have something truly outstanding to offer the industry. SPE is very much looking forward to announcing the winners at the awards ceremony in March; it will be a wonderful evening,” Phillips adds.

The finalists for the 2019 Offshore Achievement Awards are:

Emerging Technology (sponsored by Offshore Europe Partnership)
DeltaTek Global
Well-SENSE Technology Limited

Air Control Entech
Magma Global
Maritime Developments
Oceaneering International Ltd

HSE Innovation
Iron Ocean Ltd
CNOOC International and DNV GL Limited

Collaboration (sponsored by CNOOC International)
CNRI, Aker Solutions, Bilfinger Salamis and Global Energy Group
KCA Deutag U.K. Limited, Weatherford U.K. Limited and CNR International (U.K.) Limited

Export Achievement (sponsored by The Energy Industries Council (EIC))
Blaze Manufacturing Solutions Ltd
SMS Oilfield (Sand Monitoring Services Ltd)

Outstanding Skills Development (sponsored by Skills Development Scotland)
Aquaterra Energy
Bilfinger Salamis UK Ltd

Young Professional (sponsored by Seal-Tite International)
Mike Adams, Norwell EDGE
Dr Rotimi Alabi, RAB Microfluidics
Kieran Hope, Air Control Entech
Tristam Horn, DeltaTek Global
Daniel Millard, Energy Services International Ltd
Jekaterina Mjackova, Peterson
(A shortlist will be selected following an interview process)

Above & Beyond
Susan Elston, Sodexo
Ann Johnson, Blaze Manufacturing Solutions Ltd
Stuart McIntosh, TAQA

Great Company – SME
Blaze Manufacturing Solutions Ltd
Plant Integrity Management Limited

Great Company – Large
Hoover Ferguson
CNOOC International

Significant Contribution (sponsored by Oceaneering)
This award will be announced on the evening

The black tie event will take place on Thursday 14 March at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC).