Finalists announced for the 2015 Offshore Achievement Awards

January 2015

Recognising some of the UK offshore industry’s strongest talent, the shortlist for the 2015 Offshore Achievement Awards has been announced today {Monday, 12 January 2015}.

Sponsored by TAQA in association with, the annual awards are organised and hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section and recognise exceptional performance across a range of categories. The 12 awards celebrate individual achievements, company performance and significant innovations in safety and technology.

Ian Phillips, SPE Aberdeen director and chief executive of the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre, said:

"The 2015 Offshore Achievement Awards have again attracted an exceptionally high calibre of entrants and we are delighted to announce the very strong line-up of finalists this year. Once again, judges were impressed by the talent and performance demonstrated in the UK offshore industry.""These awards are a great platform for companies and individuals to gain recognition and this year, we have had more entries than ever. There was a particular increase in nominations in the Emerging Technology and Small Company categories which is extremely encouraging. It is vital to the longevity of the energy industry that new technologies are continually being developed and new, smaller players often play a key role in this innovation.""We are also pleased to announce the shortlist for this year’s new category, Outstanding Graduate Programme, and are confident that the initiatives devised by each company will inspire others to ‘grow their own’ skilled personnel"

The 2015 Offshore Achievement Awards finalists are:

  • Innovator (sponsored by Maersk Oil)
    Expro North Sea, Proserv, Return to Scene, WEB Rigging Services
  • Emerging Technology (sponsored by Nexen)
    Churchill Drilling Tools, Delphian Ballistics, Paradigm Flow Services
  • Safety Innovations (sponsored by Met Office)
    Nautronix, Senscient, The Survitec Group
  • Environmentalist (sponsored by TWMA)
    CETCO Energy Services, Paradigm Flow Services, Sureclean
  • Export Achievement
    Alba Power, Tekmar Energy, Wireline Engineering
  • Working Together (sponsored by OPITO)
    Decom North Sea, Maersk Oil, Senscient
  • Outstanding Graduate Programme (sponsored by Robert Gordon University)
    ACE Winches, Maersk Oil, Petrofac Offshore Projects and Operations
  • Young Professional (sponsored by Nalco Champion)
    Brendan Forbes (Sparrows Group), Rory Gregor (Petrofac), Murray Kerr (SengS Subsea Engineering Solutions)
  • Inspiring Leader (sponsored by MOL Group)
    Murray Kerr (SengS Subsea Engineering Solutions), Mal Lowe (Petrofac), Dr Liane Smith (Wood Group Intetech)
  • Great Small Company (sponsored by Wood Group PSN)
    ASET International Oil & Gas Training Academy, Merlin ERD, SengS Subsea Engineering Solutions
  • Great Large Company (sponsored by Offshore Europe Partnership)
    Aker Solutions, Proserv, Stork,
  • Significant Achievement (sponsored by Aker Solutions)
    Announced at the ceremony

More than 500 industry professionals are expected to attend the awards ceremony, taking place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) on Thursday 12 March 2015.

Interested in finding out more about the Aberdeen section, or would you like to get involved, then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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The Offshore Achievement Awards

The Offshore Achievement Awards (OAAs) recognise outstanding achievements in the energy industry.