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Awards 2017: A day well spent with the industry's champions

by Indrajit Sen on Sep 12, 2017

The 8th edition of the Awards this year took place at the Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach on Tuesday, September 12th.
The 8th edition of the Awards this year took place at the Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach on Tuesday, September 12th.

It was a day of revelry as stakeholders from the upstream to the downstream segments of the regional oil and gas industry, converged in Dubai for the Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East Awards 2017.

The 8th edition of the Awards this year took place at the Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach on Tuesday, September 12th, and saw senior industry professionals from across the length and breadth of the regional energy sector gather to witness the show.

Several shortlisted companies and individuals were in contest for each of the dozen Awards categories this year, and a variety of emotions were on display from the winners and highly commended nominations, as their names were being called out from the stage.

The editorial team had a chance to speak to the Award winners after they received their respective trophies on stage, all of whom were overwhelmed by the spectacular recognition their work and efforts had earned them and their companies.

Soon before the award presentation ceremony began, Indrajit Sen, the deputy editor of Oil & Gas Middle East magazine and the co-editor of arabianoilandgas.com took to the stage to address the audience.

Sen said, “I remember at the Awards last year, celebrating the regional oil and gas industry’s resilience against the hardships caused by below par oil prices, was sort of the untold theme of the event. This year however, considering the landmark changes we are witnessing almost every day, it is quite evident that I am addressing an audience representing a more matured industry that has embraced new realities.”

He further said: “From all of us at ITP Media Group, I’d like to convey our gratitude to everyone who has been a part of the 2017 Awards programme, our judges, our sponsors and all of you present here today. We have gathered here to celebrate the energy industry’s achievements and to me all of you are winners in your own right.”

We are delighted to present to you the full list of winners and highly commended nominations for the Awards this year. In no particular order, these are:

CSR Initiative of the Year

Winner: Participation in Jusoor Social Projects – Orpic

Highly Commended: Local Community Programmes – AGOC

Downstream Project of the Year

Winner: Sadara Project – Sadara Chemical Company

Highly Commended: Project Black Pearl – Vopak Horizon Fujairah Limited

HSE Initiative of the Year

Winner: Predictive Personal Protective Equipment & Worksite Supervisory System (E-Factory) – Saudi Aramco

Highly Commended: McDermott Operational Values (MOVs) – McDermott International Inc

Logistics Service Provider of the Year

Winner: Agility

Highly Commended: DIA33

Oilfield Services Company of the Year

Winner: AlMansoori Specialized Engineering

Highly Commended: Weatherford Middle East Asia

Oil & Gas Woman of the Year

Winner: Dr Abeer Olayan, senior research scientist, Saudi Aramco

Highly Commended: Gina Fyffe, CEO, Integra Petrochemicals

Operational Excellence Strategy of the Year

Winner: LEAN Six Sigma – Weatherford Middle East Asia

Highly Commended: People, Process, Performance: Field Development, North Kuwait – Kuwait Oil Company

Sour Gas & Sulphur Management Project of the Year

Winner: Shah Gas Development Project – Al Hosn Gas

Highly Commended: Design and Development of an Innovative Downhole Corrosion and Scale Monitoring System in High-temperature Sour Gas Wells – Saudi Aramco

Technical Innovation of the Year

Winner: Date Seed-based Sized Particulate LCM and Formation Strengthening Materials – Saudi Aramco

Highly Commended: Unique Coil Tubing Inspection Technology for Enhancing Safety and Operational Performance – AlMansoori Inspection Services/iRobotics

Training Initiative/Programme of the Year

Winner: Apprenticeship Programme – Sadara Chemical Company

Highly Commended: Vocational Training Programme for Employees – SNC-Lavalin

Water Management Solution of the Year

Winner: Sokalan® RO 3500 – BASF

Highly Recommended: Zero Liquid Discharge Water Treatment Solution for Produced Water Recycle and Oil Recovery – Saudi Aramco

Young Oil & Gas Professional of the Year

Winner: Dr Esra Younis Ahmed AlKhadhar AlHosani, instrumentation and control engineer, ADCO

Highly Recommended: Mohammed Al-Ghazal, engineer, Saudi Aramco


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