October 6, 2015

The finalists for the Oil & Gas UK Awards, sponsored by Shell UK, have been announced today (Tuesday 6 October).

The prestigious prizes will be awarded at the annual awards ceremony at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on Thursday 5 November in front of over 500 guests from throughout the oil and gas industry.

In the ninth year of the Awards, Oil & Gas UK has introduced a new category. In recognition of the industry’s current drive for new, more efficient ways of working, the Oil and Gas Authority MER UK Award will recognise those companies whose co-operative approach and positive behaviours have helped to maximise the economic recovery of oil and gas from the UKCS. Finalists in this category are listed below.

Stephen Marcos Jones, Oil & Gas UK’s business development director, commented:

“We are delighted to announce the finalists for the Oil & Gas UK Awards – an event which brings our industry together to showcase the exceptional individuals and companies across Britain.

“Compiling the finalists was a tough job for our judges – and every company and individual announced today fought off some stiff competition. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those companies and individuals that have shared their stories with us this Summer.

“Collaboration is crucial if we’re to fulfil Sir Ian Wood’s vision to maximise economic recovery from the UK Continental Shelf and that is why our new award, supported by the OGA, is a timely addition.

“In a world of a fallen oil price and high costs, we know that industry is facing a difficult time.  However, we must still set aside an evening to celebrate those companies and individuals achieving excellence in their respective fields.”

The finalists are:

Investment in People – SME
• ActivityMix
• Ingen Ideas
• Plant Integrity Management Ltd

Investment in People – Large
• Amec Foster Wheeler
• Shell UK – Wells team
• Stork

Business Innovation – SME
• Paradigm Flow Services
• SeaEnergy PLC
• Sky-Futures

Business Innovation – Large
• Archer UK Ltd
• Centrica
• Completions and Well Interventions Team, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd

Mentor of the Year
• Neil McLaren, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd
• Russell Morrice, BP
• Trevor Thomson, Centrica

Apprentice of the Year
• Blair McLuckie, BP
• Greig McKendry, Wood Group PSN
• John Paterson, BP

Graduate of the Year
• Graeme Allan, BP
• Gareth Robinson, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd
• Neal Wannell, BP

New for 2015 – Oil and Gas Authority MER UK Award
• Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd
• Centrica
• BP
• ConocoPhillips (U.K) Limited
• ECITB
• EnQuest
• MOL Group
• Total E&P UK and Dong Energy
• Northern North Sea Operational Gas, Group members – TAQA, EnQuest, BP, Shell UK, CNR International (U.K.) Ltd, Esso, Fairfield Energy and Dana Petroleum

The Oil & Gas UK Awards 2015 will take place on the evening of Thursday 5 November at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. To book your place, click here.

Notes to Editors

A video introducing the finalists is available here.

For further information please contact Sally Hatch.

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its growing membership, which comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies, now numbers more than 500 organisations.