The shortlist for the 2016 Offshore Achievement Awards, sponsored by TAQA, has been announced today 12 January, 2016.
With approximately 100 entries received this year, a record since the awards were re-launched in 2011 by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section. The line-up of finalists ranges from start-ups and specialist technology businesses, through to major service companies employing tens of thousands of people.
Alan Dick of SPE Aberdeen was part of the judging panel and is set to host the ceremony on 17 March. He said: ‘We have been hugely encouraged by the level of entries this year which demonstrates, despite a particularly challenging time for the oil and gas sector, there are still many success stories to be heard.
‘With design and innovation often highlighted as a key factor in maximising production and extending the life of the offshore industry, we were particularly pleased to see that the categories focused on technology drew particular interest.
‘The calibre of entries for this year’s awards has been exceptional and judging was not an easy task. I would like to congratulate all those who have been shortlisted for the 2016 awards, and look forward to finding out who the winners are in March.’
The 2015 ceremony saw more than 500 industry professionals in attendance and winners included Expro North Sea for Innovator, Delphian Ballistics for Emerging Technology and The Survitec Group for Safety Innovations.
The finalists for the 2016 Offshore Achievement Awards are:
Interventek Subsea Engineering
Step Change Engineering
Cape Industrial Services
Churchill Drilling Tools
CETCO Energy Services
Churchill Drilling Tools
Paradigm Flow Services, STATS Group and Halliburton
Outstanding Skills Development Programme
Caledonian Petroleum Services
Jason Fong, Coretrax
Hayleigh Pearson, Costain
Emily Taylor, Step Change in Safety
Above & Beyond
Callum Falconer, Decom North Sea
Andrew Lucas, Harris CapRock Communications
Allan Smillie, TAQA
Great Small Company
Marine Technical Limits
Plant Integrity Management
Well-Centric Oilfield Services
Great Large Company
Amec Foster Wheeler
To be awarded to an individual, company or project on the night
The winners will be revealed at a black-tie dinner which takes place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on Thursday, 17 March. For more information or details on table bookings and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.spe-oaa.org.