Petrofac wins Energy Industry Council Collaboration Award while Aberdeen valve supplier scoops Export Award

John Pearson
John Pearson

Aberdeen-headquartered PJ Valves has won the Export Award at the Energy Industry Council’s (EIC) awards for 2017.

The award was in recognition of its overseas growth and export strategy which has seen the company recently expand its operations into North America and Asia Pacific.

Its international business has been so successful that today over 70% of its revenues come from exports, compared to 20% in 2011. 

In addition, the EIC, in partnership with the Robert Gordon University, also presented the EIC Rising Star MBA Award to Petrofac’s Daniel Gear. 

The award is designed to develop future leaders of the oil and gas industry by providing full tuition fees (worth £16,500) for the Robert Gordon University’s MBA Oil and Gas Management course.

And oil and gas services provider Petrofac also landed the EIC Collaboration Award.

By combining two separate duty contracts it held with Eni and Faroe Petroleum and sharing the use of helicopters, vessels and accommodation, it enabled the operators to maximise economic recovery from assets in the southern North Sea.

Petrofac has meanwhile appointed John Pearson as Group Managing Director (Western Hemisphere) after a 28-year career with Amec Foster Wheeler.

Stuart Broadley, Chief Executive, Energy Industry Council, said, ‘The amount of high-quality submissions we received was extraordinary and leaves me feeling very positive about the future. The winning entries are indeed very special. 

“The award categories were designed to recognise the strategies that EIC member companies of all sizes and sectors are developing to grow and flourish at home and abroad. As well as celebrating the excellent work which the UK supply chain does day in day out, the EIC National Awards Dinner is one of the UK energy sector’s premier networking events, bringing together over 400 leading industry figures.”

A not-for-profit organisation which next year celebrates its 75th anniversary, the EIC’s role is to help its 650 members maximise commercial opportunities worldwide. 

16 Oct 2017

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