By DARA BUTTERFIELD
The finalists for the 2015 Subsea UK Awards have been announced ahead of the awards dinner on 11 February at the Subsea Expo in Aberdeen.
More than 850 people are booked to attend the awards dinner, where explorer Monty Halls will provide the keynote speech – while around 6,000 delegates from across the globe are expected to attend the conference and exhibition over the three days.
Neil Gordon, Chief Executive, Subsea UK, said: “There have been some outstanding subsea successes in what has latterly been a challenging year for the oil and gas industry. British companies continue to lead the world in subsea skills and expertise and the standard of entries this year has been higher than ever, reflecting the UK’s success in this sector.
“The awards remind us just how impressive our innovation and know-how are. With intensified scrutiny on cost and value, standardisation and production optimisation, the finalists all demonstrate how they have provided innovation and added-value alongside cost-efficiencies to support the offshore industry in ever more challenging physical and economic environments.”
Fisher Offshore, Proserv and ROVOP are all in contention for the evening’s top honour, the subsea company of the year award,
Express Engineering Oil & Gas, Flowline Specialists and Tekmar Energy have been short-listed in the Global Exports Award category, with ToolTec, Ocean Installer and Cambla vying for the New Enterprise award.
The shortlist for Innovation & Technology comprises Tracerco, Subsea Technologies and Tritech International, while Alan Muirhead from Ingen Ideas, Dale Tansley of Quick Hydraulics and John Stoddard from Proserv are the individuals short-listed for the Emerging Talent Award.