MER collaboration to be recognised for first time at annual N. Sea oil and gas industry awards

MER collaboration is vital to commercial survival in the $50-barrel North Sea world
MER collaboration is vital to commercial survival in the $50-barrel North Sea world

The finalists for the Oil and Gas UK Awards 2015  have been announced. This year –  for the first time – the awards include a prize for the company which achieves ‘MER’ – maximising economic recovery from the N. Sea. 

Meanwhile, entries have now opened for the 2016 Offshore Achievement Awards, which also include-  for the first time – prizes for intra-industry N. Sea collaboration.

A spokesman for the organisers, explained: “The Offshore Achievement Awards are regarded as the most prestigious in the oil and gas calendar, and the competition continues to grow year after year.

“After a difficult 12 months for the industry, it is vital that we continue to acknowledge the individuals and companies who have significantly contributed to the sector, and shaped it into the ground breaking industry that it is today.

“Collaboration and innovation is key to continuing the growth and sustainability of the North Sea.”

Entries can be submitted until 1 December 2015 with the winners being announced at an event in March 2016 in Aberdeen.

Meanwhile, contenders for the UK Oil and Gas awards comprise: –

Investment in People – SME
• ActivityMix
• Ingen Ideas
• Plant Integrity Management Ltd

Investment in People – Large
• Amec Foster Wheeler
• Shell UK – Wells team
• Stork

Business Innovation – SME
• Paradigm Flow Services
• SeaEnergy
• Sky-Futures

Business Innovation – Large
• Archer UK
• Centrica
• Completions and Well Interventions Team, Nexen Petroleum UK

Mentor of the Year
• Neil McLaren, Nexen Petroleum UK
• Russell Morrice, BP
• Trevor Thomson, Centrica

Apprentice of the Year
• Blair McLuckie, BP
• Greig McKendry, Wood Group PSN
• John Paterson, BP

Graduate of the Year
• Graeme Allan, BP
• Gareth Robinson, Nexen Petroleum UK
• Neal Wannell, BP

Maximising Economic Recovery Award
• Nexen Petroleum UK
• Centrica
• BP
• ConocoPhillips
• EnQuest
• MOL Group
• Total E&P UK and Dong Energy
• Northern North Sea Operational Gas, Group members – TAQA, EnQuest, Fairfield Energy, BP, Shell UK, CNR International (U.K.) and Dana Petroleum

The winners will be announced on 5 November at an event in Aberdeen.





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