Petroleum Economist reveals 2019 awards winners


LONDON - Honoring the global energy industry's most successful firms, projects and innovations, Petroleum Economist has announced the winners of its 2019 Petroleum Economist Awards in 10 categories.  Additionally, five awards were given to outstanding individuals for their industry contributions.

Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi, minister of oil and gas in the Sultanate of Oman, scooped the Minister of the Year award, while Lorenzo Simonelli of oil services heavyweight Baker Hughes was honored as CEO of the Year.

Wael Abdel Moati of the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries won the Future Leader award and Harib Al Kitani, CEO of Oman LNG was named Energy Executive of the Year. In the evening’s finale, Nathan Meehan, president of consultancy Gaffney, Cline & Associates was honored for his storied petroleum engineering career with the Legacy award. 

“Once again, we were delighted to welcome some of the most innovative firms and influential leaders from across the globe to London for the Petroleum Economist Awards,” said Elliot Jacobs, managing director of Petroleum Economist. “I extend warm congratulations to all those nominated, shortlisted and, especially, those winning in what were, as every year, hotly contested competitions across the full range of categories.”

The Petroleum Economist Awards 2019 categories and winners are:

M&A of the Year



Energy Executive of the Year

Harib Al Kitani - Oman LNG


Offshore Services and Equipment (OFSE) Company of the Year



Energy Advisory of the Year



Gas/LNG Project of the Year

TechnipFMC - Yamal LNG


Contribution of the Year to the Energy Transition



Future Leader

Wael Abdel Moati - Oapec


Legal Services

White & Case


Discovery of the Year

Glengorm – CNOOC International


Power Project of the Year (Editorial Award)

Attarat Power Company


Energy Finance Provider of the Year

Standard Chartered Bank


Energy Company of the Year



Chief Executive of the Year

Lorenzo Simonelli - Baker Hughes


Minister of the Year

Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi (Oman)


Legacy Award

Nathan Meehan - Gaffney, Cline & Associates 


The recipients learnt of their wins during a gala event held on 19 November at One Great George Street, Westminster. The evening was hosted by Petroleum Economist editor-in-chief Peter Ramsay, while actor, comedian and writer Miles Jupp entertained guests post-dinner with a well-received speech.

Petroleum Economist is the global authority on energy economics and trends, offering genuinely value-add intelligence and opinion on the events and people shaping the industry. Since 1934 readers have used its essential insight and intelligence to inform decision-making and strategy.

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