November is here with its colder days and longer nights. Rather than thinking about hibernation over the winter, we’re all emerging from what has been the toughest period in all of our lives. Likewise, SPE Aberdeen is gearing up for our return to what could be considered a more usual output. We’re slowly beginning to meet up with colleagues in small groups, planning some in-person committee meetings and generally feeling our way out of the past 19 months.
I want to highlight a couple of things this month. Firstly, we are ramping up and looking forward to the 35th Offshore Achievement Awards. This will be back to its usual live format and is being held in March at P&J live at TECA. The aim is to celebrate the Offshore industry, but I also believe a celebration of the return to less restricted living and socialising. I’m so looking forward to meeting up with a large number of you and recognising the companies and individuals who are deservedly up for awards. Even to be shortlisted should be considered a win.
Secondly, still on the recognition theme, it’s SPE Awards time again. As usual there are both Regional and International awards up for grabs, in both technical and service disciplines. I’d ask you all to consider nominating a colleague, peer, or mentor who is an expert in their field or consistently goes above and beyond. All the details of SPE Awards can be found here. Please send your suggestions to Irina, who leads this year’s Awards Steering group, at firstname.lastname@example.org. And also if you are interested to join the Steering group, let her know.
Until next month,
SPE Aberdeen Chair