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OAA Trophy Design Competition Winner Announced

OAA Trophy Design Competition Winner Announced

November 2017


oaa-trophy-winner We are delighted to announce that the trophy for this year's Offshore Achievement Awards has been chosen. Each year, we run a competition for Robert Gordon University students to design the prestigious trophy. After weeks of research and intensive work on building prototypes, third year students studying Three Dimensional Design at Grays School of Art pitched their concepts to the judging panel. The standard of design was very high, and after much deliberation by the panel of six judges, Robin Pioche was announced as the winner of our 2017 competition. Ian Phillips, SPE Aberdeen Chairman, said: We have been blown away by the ever higher standard of designs we see each year. It was an incredibly difficult job to choose just one, but Robins design really stood out for us and embodied the ethos of the Offshore Achievement Awards. We particularly liked his use of metals that will gradually corrode, changing colour and visibly representing the passage of time. Entries to the Offshore Achievement Awards, sponsored by TAQA, are open until Thursday November 30. The black tie ceremony will take place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on Thursday 22 March 2018. Submissions are welcome from UK based companies operating offshore in both the oil and gas and renewables sectors. For further information and entry criteria, please visit our nominations page. "The OAA was a really great event for recognising people doing terrific work across the UKCS. It was also a great opportunity to learn about new technologies - the technologists at our table were busy scribbling away as they watched the various videos from the finalists."   Dave Lynch, VP Reservoir Development North Sea Region, BP Exploration (Young Professional Award Sponsor 2017)

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