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January 13, 2014

Finalists Announced for Offshore Achievement Awards

Kayleigh Cummings with her winning trophy prototype

Kayleigh Cummings with her winning trophy prototype

The shortlist for this year’s Offshore Achievement Awards was announced in recognition of some of the best talent and success from across the U.K. offshore industry.

The awards, organized and hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen Section with the support of principal sponsor TAQA, celebrate exceptional performance across a range of categories including safety innovations, technology breakthroughs and company successes. The awards also recognize individual achievements, contribution to the offshore industry and collaborative working.

Ian Phillips, director of energy business consultancy Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited and the SPE Aberdeen board member responsible for organising the OAAs, said: “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 U.K. industry has to offer.

“The awards showcase examples of true innovation and hard work, and present a superb opportunity for companies and individuals to be recognized by their peers. SPE Aberdeen hopes to inspire and encourage others to take a creative approach to their work in the offshore industry and to stand up and be recognized by telling their story.”

The finalists for the 2014 Offshore Achievement Awards are:

Export Achievement (sponsored by Saltire Energy)


Safety Innovations (sponsored by Petrofac)
Stork Technical Services - ERBAS
Viper Subsea

Emerging Technology (sponsored by Nexen)

Aubin Group
Guardian Global Technologies
Ocean Power Technologies

The Innovator (sponsored by BG Group)

Paradigm Flow Services
Viper Subsea

Great Small Company (sponsored by Wood Group PSN)

Accord Energy Solutions
Coretrax Technology
Viper Subsea

Great Large Company (sponsored by Offshore Europe Partnership)

DOF Subsea
Wood Group

Working Together (sponsored by Aberdeen Business School)

Alba Power/ Petrologistics
Britannia Operator
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.

The 28th awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 20 March at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre and is set to attract an audience of more than 500 industry professionals from across the UK.

Sean Lock, one of the UK’s most highly acclaimed comedians and a team captain on popular comedy panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats, will host the awards ceremony and present trophies to each of the category winners.

This year’s unique award trophies have been designed by Kayleigh Cummings of Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Kayleigh took part in a student competition organized by SPE Aberdeen to design the trophies. Her “split sphere” design features the award details in a glass disc concealed between the two hemispheres.   


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