A safety-conscious apprentice who showed leadership in maintaining safe operations on an offshore platform, and an industry-leading project which championed collaboration were among those who secured accolades at the Oil & Gas UK Awards 2017 last week.
More than 500 people from across the sector gathered to celebrate individual and company achievements at the Aberdeen ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 4 Today presenter Justin Webb and organised by Oil & Gas UK.
Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive of Oil & Gas UK, said:
“Our awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the good news stories and positive developments that continue to happen despite the difficulties many in our industry still face.
“Our judges had a tough job sifting through really great nominations which also serve as another reminder of the dedication of those working in our sector and the faith they have in the future of the North Sea which still holds billions of barrels of oil and gas.”
The evening also included a speech from Shell U.K Limited Vice President of Upstream, Steve Phimister, who reflected on changing times for the industry as it moves to meet the demands of a fast changing world.
The winners across the eight categories are as follows:
Oil & Gas UK Young Professional Award 2017
Apprentice of the Year (Sponsored by OPITO)
Samuel Ash, Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited
Graduate of the Year (Sponsored by ECITB)
Joanna Reynolds, BP
Oil & Gas UK Mentor of the Year Award 2017
Alexandra Mary Fordham, Chevron North Sea Limited.
Oil and Gas Authority MER UK 2017 (Sponsored by the Oil and Gas Authority)
Apache North Sea Limited
Total E&P UK & OGTC Asset Integrity
Ultimate Gold Award 2017 (Press & Journal)
John Hunter, Tendeka
Oil & Gas UK Diversity and Inclusiveness Award 2017
Oil & Gas UK Workforce Engagement Award 2017
Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) – Fairfield Energy Limited
Large Enterprise – Proserv
Oil & Gas UK Business Innovation Award 2017
SME – Operational Excellence (OPEX) Group
Large Enterprise – Brent Decommissioning Project, Shell U.K. Limited