OF THE YEAR
The Breakthrough Research of the Year Award aims to reflect the importance of scientific research and innovation, promoting a better use of energy sources and encouraging a new generation of researchers to achieve success in their work. This award seeks to highlight research applicable to the oil and gas value chain enabling the industry to transition in managing the environment, harnessing technology and drive the efficiency and safety agendas critical to the industry.
BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGICAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Breakthrough Technological Project of the Year recognises an innovative technology project; product or service (non-digital technical) implemented or tested, that harnesses the power of an ever-expanding range of transformational new technologies. This award will recognise the year’s best new innovative technological development made within upstream, midstream or downstream sectors with the power to become a game changer or disrupter in the industry.
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PROJECT
OF THE YEAR
Digital Transformation is defined as the application of new technologies that radically changes processes, customer experience and value. Digital Transformation enables organisations to become Digital-Native Enterprises that support innovation and digital disruption. Digital Transformation leverages third platform technologies such as cloud, mobile, big data, and social, coupled with organisational, operational, and business model innovations to create new ways of operating and growing businesses.
SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION AND LOCAL CONTENT PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Social contribution and local-content initiatives in oil and gas producing countries have become a key priority of host governments and industry players alike, as a means of maximising the benefits to be gained from their petroleum industries through creating employment, developing local skills and capacity, transferring know-how, collaborating with local suppliers and subcontractors and enhancing local entrepreneurship.
OIL AND GAS INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Inclusive workplaces, gender and ethnic diversity, equal pay and diversity of thought amongst others will shape a diverse and inclusive oil and gas industry for the future. The Oil and Gas Inclusion and Diversity Company of the Year Award has been developed to recognise a company for their contribution in promoting, delivering and embedding inclusion and diversity into their business strategy creating an equal, diverse and inclusive environment for all in their organisation.
YOUNG TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL
OF THE YEAR
Young Technical Professional of the Year Award will recognise a young technical professional who has shown the ability to become a key contributor to the future development of the industry and who has strong potential to reach senior management level.
INNOVATION IN DECARBONISATION COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Governments in all regions renewed their commitment to reducing carbon emissions and capitalising on new energy consumption behaviours in the post-pandemic era. The oil and gas industry is facing the challenge to reduce its emissions while simultaneously to meet the increased need for reliable and cheap energy. The Innovation in Decarbonisation Company of the Year Award aims at recognising the oil, gas and energy company that has developed transformational solutions (technology, tools and practices) to reducing their footprint in terms of emissions in the environment, as well as water and land consumption.
OIL AND GAS START-UP COMPANY
OF THE YEAR
Oil and gas start-ups play a vital role in pushing the boundaries in the sector by tackling pressing business challenges typically faced by corporations across the globe with a new lens. However, startups still face challenges inhibiting them from scaling up businesses and securing mass production in a timely manner. This award aims at recognising the oil and gas start-up working on innovative projects with the greatest potential to reshape the industry based on innovation, business model and impact of its products and services.
OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE COMPANY OF THE YEAR
(EXCELLENCE IN REMOTE OPERATIONS)
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to the way businesses operate, and pushed the entire industry to reconsider the way its operations are conducted. Operational Excellence should be on every company’s agenda and serve as a key strategic enabler to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and demonstrate the resilience of the oil, gas and energy industry as a whole. Many companies used this crisis to introduce innovative solutions to run operations remotely and become more resilient and more efficient post-pandemic.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD *
The Lifetime Achievement recipient is an extraordinary and deeply principled leader who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of the oil, gas and energy industry during their career for a consistent and prolonged period of engagement, winning widespread recognition and respect on the global stage. A world-class innovator who can see things differently, is immensely creative, agile and has demonstrable drive. The Lifetime Achievement recipient is an entrepreneur at heart, who knows how to create new markets by seeing opportunities before anyone else. A leader, a creator who has not only shaped our past, but is continuing to shape our collective futures. * This category is not open to public nominations.