Industry talent recognised at the Offshore Achievement Awards
ABERDEEN, United Kingdom -- Some of the offshore industry’s most innovative and successful companies and individuals have been recognised at the 2014 Offshore Achievement Awards, with Decom North Sea chief executive Brian Nixon picking up the Significant Achievement Accolade.
More than 500 industry professionals came together at the 28th OAA awards ceremony at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section organised and hosted the awards for the third consecutive year, with the support of main sponsor TAQA.
Hydrasun received the award for Great Large Company, whilst Coretrax was named Great Small Company. Steve Walton, highly-regarded across the industry as a driving force for improving safety, received a posthumous Significant Achievement award for the contribution he made during his career. His widow Anne Marie collected the award.
Talent, technology, safety and success were key themes. The two new categories for this year—Environmentalist and Inspiring Leader—were awarded to TWMA and Steven Nicol of Halliburton, respectively.
Anthony Onukwu, chairman of SPE Aberdeen, said: “Since re-launching the OAAs three years ago, the awards have gone from strength to strength, attracting record breaking audiences and increasing entries each year. SPE Aberdeen is proud to support innovation and recognise success across the UK energy industry.”
The 2014 Offshore Achievement Award Winners in each category are:
Great Large Company: Hydrasun
Highly commended: Wood Group
Great Small Company: Coretrax
Working Together: The Underwater Centre
Export Achievement: EV
Safety Innovations: Stork – ERBAS
The Innovator: Tendeka
Highly commended: Viper Subsea
Emerging Technology: Guardian Global Technologies
Young Professional: Raymond MacKenzie, Nexen Petroleum UK
Highly commended: Liam O’Neil, AMEC
Inspiring Leader: Steve Nicol, Halliburton
Significant Achievement: Brian Nixon, Decom North Sea