SPE Aberdeen reveals Offshore Achievement Awards finalists

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen has revealed the finalists for the Offshore Achievement Awards.

SPE Aberdeen said on Tuesday that the annual awards, sponsored by TAQA, would award the best talent, performance, and innovation in the industry.

Over 100 entries were received, with a particular interest in the Collaboration, Emerging Technology, Innovator, and Young Professional categories. Young Professional will once again see the finalists interviewed before a shortlist of three is selected, with the winner announced at the award ceremony.

Ian Phillips, chairman of the SPE Aberdeen and the OAA organizing committee, said: “Submission numbers rose by 50% between 2017 and 2018, and the quality remains exceptional, which is hugely encouraging and a welcome sign that positive stories within the industry are increasing.

“I’d also like to thank our panel of judges for their substantial effort over the Christmas period  – each category was judged by eight professionals – so the shortlisted companies can be confident that their peers have rigorously scrutinized their entries, and they have something truly outstanding to offer the industry.”


The finalists


Below are the 2018 Offshore Achievement Awards finalists in each category:

Emerging Technology (sponsored by Oil & Gas Innovation Centre – OGIC)

  • Guardian Global Technologies Ltd
  • ICR
  • Scotrenewables Tidal Power


Innovator (sponsored by the Oil & Gas Technology Centre – OGTC)

  • BiSN
  • Servelec Controls
  • Silixa Limited


HSE Innovation (sponsored by the Offshore Europe Partnership)

  • Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited and DNV GL
  • Osbit Ltd
  • Oxifree Global Ltd
  • Peterson


Collaboration (sponsored by Nexen)

  • BP & Subsea 7
  • Chevron North Sea Limited – Erskine Hub Strategy
  • Chevron North Sea Limited – Erskine Well Intervention
  • Connected Competence


Export Achievement (sponsored by the Energy Industries Council – EIC)

  • Coretrax Technology Ltd
  • ROMAR International Ltd
  • STATS Group


Outstanding Skills Development

  • Cyberhawk Innovations
  • Score (Europe) Limited
  • Sparrows Group


Young Professional

  • Chris Stewart, Expro
  • Jennifer Brown, Nexen Petroleum U.K. Ltd
  • Laura Steedman, BP
  • Leonard Hamill, Pipetech
  • Lyndsey Thomas, Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited
  • Maria Laura Martinez, Hoover Ferguson
  • Steven Rossiter, AgileTek

(A shortlist of three will be selected following an interview process)


Above & Beyond

  • Adam Zalewski, BP Exploration Ltd
  • John Fraser, Sparrows Group
  • Malcolm Connolly, Cyberhawk Innovations


Great Company – SME (sponsored by Wood)

  • BiSN
  • Blaze Manufacturing Solutions Ltd
  • Step Change Engineering Ltd


Great Company – Large

  • Entier Limited
  • Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited
  • Peterson
  • TWMA


Significant Contribution (sponsored by Aker Solutions)

  • This award will be announced on the evening of the award ceremony

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, March 22, at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC).