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“Outstanding calibre” of finalists revealed for the 2019 Offshore Achievement Awards

Published:  24 January, 2019

Finalists for the Offshore Achievement Awards, supported by principal sponsor TAQA, have been recently revealed.

The annual awards, which are hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section, give recognition to the best talent, performance and innovation in the offshore energy industry.

This year’s shortlist recognises exceptional companies, both large and small, ground-breaking technological developments and individuals who go above and beyond in the sector.

Over 90 entries were received, with strong interest in the Technology and Young Professional categories. As has been the norm for the last few years, the Young Professional finalists will go through a separate interview process before a shortlist is selected. The winner will be announced at the ceremony on 14 March, as will the winner of the Significant Contribution category.

Ian Phillips, chairman of the SPE Aberdeen Section and the OAA organising committee, said: “The calibre of applications this year has been outstanding, making the judging process challenging but rewarding. The standard of entries highlights the exceptional work our sector is doing in terms of the talent produced and projects executed.

“The awards process has shown that there are companies and people working incredibly hard to develop novel technologies and further improve our impeccable industry standards. A huge thanks to all those who applied and applied on behalf of others. This year’s standard is second to none and I send my congratulations out to all the finalists.

“The OAA judges also deserve a big thank you, having put in a significant effort over the festive break in order reach the shortlist. Each category was judged by a minimum of five judges allowing all that applied to feel confident that their effort in 2018 has been rigorously reviewed by their peers and that they have something truly outstanding to offer the industry. SPE is very much looking forward to announcing the winners at the awards ceremony in March; it will be a wonderful evening.”

The finalists for the 2019 Offshore Achievement Awards are: 

Emerging Technology (sponsored by Offshore Europe Partnership)

DeltaTek Global


Well-SENSE Technology Limited



Air Control Entech

Magma Global

Maritime Developments

Oceaneering International Ltd


HSE Innovation

Iron Ocean Ltd


CNOOC International and DNV GL Limited


Collaboration (sponsored by CNOOC International)

CNRI, Aker Solutions, Bilfinger Salamis and Global Energy Group

KCA Deutag U.K. Limited, Weatherford U.K. Limited and CNR International (U.K.) Limited



Export Achievement (sponsored by The Energy Industries Council (EIC))

Blaze Manufacturing Solutions Ltd


SMS Oilfield (Sand Monitoring Services Ltd)


Outstanding Skills Development (sponsored by Skills Development Scotland)

Aquaterra Energy

Bilfinger Salamis UK Ltd



Young Professional (sponsored by Seal-Tite International)

Mike Adams, Norwell EDGE

Dr Rotimi Alabi, RAB Microfluidics

Kieran Hope, Air Control Entech

Tristam Horn, DeltaTek Global

Daniel Millard, Energy Services International Ltd

Jekaterina Mjackova, Peterson


(A shortlist will be selected following an interview process)


Above & Beyond

Susan Elston, Sodexo

Ann Johnson, Blaze Manufacturing Solutions Ltd

Stuart McIntosh, TAQA


Great Company – SME

Blaze Manufacturing Solutions Ltd


Plant Integrity Management Limited


Great Company – Large

Hoover Ferguson

CNOOC International



Significant Contribution (sponsored by Oceaneering)

This award will be announced on the evening

The black tie event will take place on Thursday 14 March at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC).

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Photo caption:  Previous Offshore Achievement Award winners

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