Just days left to apply for 2015 Offshore Achievement Awards

Offshore oil and gas and renewables companies have just a few days left to submit applications for 2015 Offshore Achievement Awards, which closes submissions on Monday 1 December.

The awards, organised and hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section and supported by main sponsor TAQA, are to recognise the best and brightest of industry talent.

SPE special 40 yearsSPE Aberdeen director Ian Phillips, Chief Executive of the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre, said:

“Supporting young people to progress with a career in the industry is at the heart of what SPE is about. We feel that recognition is long overdue for the outstanding efforts being made in graduate training and apprenticeship schemes.

“In line with previous years, we also expect to see high entry levels for the categories focusing upon technology and innovation.

“We want to commend those who have been breaking down barriers and developing technologies which are extending the life of our industry, and hope that this inspires the continued development that is critical to our industry.”

Ross Lowdon, Chairman SPE Aberdeen Section, added:

“The Offshore Achievement Awards provide affirmation to talented people and successful businesses throughout the energy industry.

“Winning or being shortlisted is an accolade which not many can boast about, and places your business in a prime position. Even taking the time to submit an entry demonstrates great recognition for your staff and their commitment.”

The Offshore Achievement Awards are open for entries from all UK-registered companies. The 2015 awards categories are:

         The Innovator (pre-market technology concepts)

         Emerging Technology (new to market technologies)

         Environmentalist (environmental technology)

         Great Small Company

         Great Large Company·         Working Together (across companies or internally, in a company team)

         Young Professional

         Inspiring Leader

         Safety Innovations

         Significant Achievement

         Outstanding Graduate Programme *new for 2015*

Finalists will be announced in January and the black-tie ceremony will take place Thursday 12 March 2015, at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

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