Offshore Achievement Awards Finalists Announced (UK)

The shortlist for this year’s Offshore Achievement Awards was announced today, Monday 13 January, 2014, and recognises some of the very best talent and successes from across the UK offshore industry.

The awards, organised 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 recognise 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 UK 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 recognised 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 recognised 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 organised by SPE Aberdeen to design the trophies. Her “split sphere” design features the award details in a glass disc concealed between the two hemispheres.

Press Release, January 13, 2014


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