SPD chief crowned Oil Baron 2008
Dubai, November 23, 2008
Engineering director at SPD group Colin Finnegan was awarded the prestigious title of Oil Baron 2008 at the Oil Baron’s Ball.
He was crowned with a bespoke Stetson for his outstanding achievements and contributions to the Middle East’s energy sector.
Thousands of the energy industry’s crème de la crème were kitted out in their most glamorous outfits to witness the crowning and an entertainment extravaganza courtesy of the cast of Grease Lightening, flown in from London’s West End.
Finnegan arrived in style in a traditional all-American Mustang convertible and his crowning was celebrated with a dazzling display of fireworks, as over 2,500 guests spent the evening being rocked through the ages by some of the world’s greatest performers.
SPD is a well project management company with international bases in the UK, South East Asia and the Middle East.
Finnegan co-founded the SPD group in 2002 to provide quality drilling engineering services to the Middle East region in 2002 and has over 18 years of experience in the drilling industry.
His expertise range from onshore and offshore development drilling, having worked in Europe, South East Asia, South America and the Middle East.
The award, now in its sixth year, was founded and organised by Reflex Publishing, responsible for energy industry leading publications Pipeline magazine and Future Fuels & Energies.
“I am honoured to have been crowned this years Oil Baron, it is a fantastic achievement both personally and professionally. The whole event has been an incredible experience and I hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as I did,” said Finnegan.- TradeArabia News Service
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