Collaboration to the fore in 2016 oil and gas industry awards


Innovation and collaboration – one of the key themes of the UK Oil and Gas Collaboration Conference being held by Aberdeen University and Scottish Energy News on 14 April 2016 (see details at foot)  – are to the fore of the final contenders in the latest Offshore Achievement Awards.

Collaboration among operators will be compulsory – albeit at the discretion of Andy Samuel, Chief Executive of the OGA – when the UK government’s Energy Bill is enacted this spring.

The finalists for the 2016 awards are:

Emerging Technology

  • EC-OG
  • Interventek Subsea Engineering
  • One Subsea
  • Well-SENSE Technology


  • Darcy
  • Sea Energy
  • Step Change Engineering

Safety Innovations

  • Cape Industrial Services
  • Churchill Drilling Tools
  • Cyberhawk Innovations
  •  N-Sea

Environmental Innovation

  • CETCO Energy Services
  • EC-OG

Export Achievement

  • Churchill Drilling Tools
  • Equalizer International
  • TWMA


  • ADIL
  • N-Sea
  • Paradigm Flow Services, STATS Group and Halliburton
  • Peterson

Outstanding Skills Development Programme

  • 3Sun Group
  • Aker Solutions
  • Caledonian Petroleum Services

Young Professional

  • Jason Fong, Coretrax
  • Hayleigh Pearson, Costain
  • Emily Taylor, Step Change in Safety

Above & Beyond

  • Callum Falconer, Decom North Sea
  • Andrew Lucas, Harris CapRock Communications
  • Allan Smillie, TAQA

Great Small Company

  • Aisus Offshore
  • Marine Technical Limits
  • Plant Integrity Management
  • Well-Centric Oilfield Services

Great Large Company

  • ADIL
  • Amec Foster Wheeler
  • Tendeka

The 2016 UK Oil & Gas

Collaboration Conference

14 April 2016 Aberdeen

The oil and gas industry is currently in crisis — supply exceeds demand which has resulted in oil prices falling to less than one third their value of 18 months ago, leading to postponement or cancellation of projects worldwide and restructuring as many staff are laid off.

Collaboration is vital to getting MER from the North Sea.

Which is why Scottish Energy News is collaborating with the Energy Institute at the University of Aberdeen to hold the first ‘collaboration conference’ on how – in the national interest – we can help the UK oil and gas industry get MER out of the North Sea. 

This event will be held on 14 April 2016 at the King’s College Centre at the University of Aberdeen.

A full programme and speaker details for both conferences will be published shortly – so watch this space for more information and for details on delegate prices and sponsorship/ exhibition packages.

For information on bookings, sponsorships and/or speaking opportunities, please contact:

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