Adipec Awards shortlists 18 nominees
Abu Dhabi, October 10, 2013
The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec) has shortlisted 18 entries across six categories for this year’s edition of the Adipec Awards.
The awards recognise energy innovation in the Mena region by presenting deserving organisations and individuals selected on the basis of a three-tier evaluation process, said a statement.
Mohammed A Sahoo Al Suwaidi, director, gas directorate, Adnoc and chairman, Adipec 2013 conference, said: “The role of these awards is not just to recognise but to inspire corporations, organisations and most of all people – encouraging them to continue to make a difference in their chosen field of energy expertise.
“We have brought together a highly skilled and experienced jury team to oversee the evaluation process, and identify outstanding performers in what has been a busy year of energy innovation,” he added.
The awards received a record 292 submissions from 22 countries this year, featuring participation from 79 organisations from across the region.
Nominees were shortlisted after an initial assessment by a Pipeline Review Committee and a Regional Select Jury comprising experts from the regional oil and gas industry. Each shortlisted entry will be screened by a minimum of seven judges at the Regional Select Jury Meeting on October 23.
In the first category, for Best Gas and Oil Project, the finalists are Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), BP Rumaila Oilfield, and Gasco joint project with Adma-Opco and Adgas.
The second category, Best Gas and Oil Innovation or Technology, includes Adma-Opco, BP Rumaila Oilfield and Kuwait Oil Company.
The third category of Best Gas and Oil HSE Initiative has shortlisted Schlumberger, Qatar Shell and Takreer.
The fourth category of Best CSR Initiative has shortlisted Total Abu Al Bukhoosh, ExxonMobil and Adnoc Distribution.
The fifth category for Empowerment of Women in Gas and Oil Industry recognised initiatives submitted by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), Total Abu Al Bukhoosh and Adco.
Finally, the Young Adipec Engineer Award finalists include candidates from Shell Qatar, Shell Iraq and Gasco.
The winners and runners-up in all categories will be revealed at the Adipec Awards dinner, to be hosted by Adnoc at the Emirates Palace on November 10. - TradeArabia News Service