Best Oil & Gas Innovation or Technology: Upstream

Saudi Aramco
Big Bore Gas Completions Saves Significant Development Cost and Critical Production Flexibility.

Best Oil & Gas Innovation or Technology: Downstream

GASCO Habshan-5 SRU Incinerator Fuel Gas Optimization.

Best Oil & Gas HSE Project or Initiative

Saudi Aramco
Uthmaniyah CCS and CO2-EOR Project.

Best Oil & Gas CSR Project

Petroleum Development Oman
Local Community Contractors and Super Local Community Contractors.

Oil & Gas Woman of the Year

Badria Abdul Rahman
A Resilient Force in the Kuwait Oil & Gas Sector, Kuwait Oil Company.

Young ADIPEC Engineer

Mohannad Abdelaziz
Saudi Aramco.

Best Dissertation of the Year

Dr. Ali S. Al-Menhali
Multiphase Flow for CO2 Injection in Saline Aquifers and Oil Reservoirs: Multi-Scale Observations, Imperial College London.

Best Practice Award

Petroleum Development Oman
Early Monetization of New Discoveries through Early Development Facilities with a New Project Execution Strategy.

Adipec Awards


The ADIPEC Awards Gala Dinner promises to be a night of great celebration. Across seven Award Categories we pay tribute to those who have gone over and beyond industry standards.

On Monday 7th November, the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal will be the backdrop of enchantment as key stakeholders from the Oil and Gas industry gather, by invitation only, for an evening honouring the best in the MENA region.

The evening will start with Enra, the internationally renouwned Japanese performing arts company, mesmerising the audience with their on stage performance. Dinner and a relaxed evening of industry banter will culminate in what will be a very successful opening day to ADIPEC 2016.


18:00 - Welcome Reception
19:00 - Guests Seated
19:35 - Welcome Speech
19:40 - Entertainment
19:50 - Awards Ceremony
20:45 - Dinner Service
22:00 - Ceremony Close


It is with great pleasure that the ADIPEC Awards Team can announce the shortlist for the ADIPEC Awards across the eight categories for 2016.

The Regional Select Jury, comprised of 29 leading oil & gas experts, led by the Awards Chairman, Mr Abdul Munim Saif Al Kindy, Exploration, Development & Production Director, ADNOC, have worked diligently through a transparent judging process and will make a final decision on the Awards Winners at the RSJ Meeting on 19th October.


Category 1 – Best Oil & Gas Innovation or Technology


Saudi Aramco – Entry 220 
Schlumberger – Entry 166
Tatweer Petroleum – Entry 103


Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Limited (GASCO), Excelerate Energy – Entry 335
GASCO – Entry 72
Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) – Entry 183

Category 2 – Best Oil & Gas HSE Project or Initiative

Al Hosn Gas – Entry 242
Saudi Aramco – Entry 257
TWMA, ESNAAD – Entry 294

Category 3 – Best Oil & Gas CSR Project

BP Iraq N.V. – Entry 121
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) – Entry 70
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) – Entry 212

Category 4 – Oil & Gas Woman of the Year

Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Ltd (Borouge) – Entry 188
Kuwait Oil Company – Entry 39
Kuwait Oil Company – Entry 153

Category 5 – Young ADIPEC Engineer

Saudi Aramco, Mohammed Geer – Entry 144
Saudi Aramco, Mohannad Abdelaziz – Entry 145
Malek Al-Chalabi, Shell EP International – Entry 119

Category 6 – Best Dissertation of the Year

Dr. Ali S. Al-Menhali, Imperial College London – Entry 154
Amr M. Obeidat, State University of New York at Binghamton – Entry 270
Khalid R. Alnoaimi, Stanford University – Entry 158

Category 7 – Best Practice Award

Kuwait Oil Company – Entry 87
Kuwait Oil Company – Entry 258
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) – Entry 152
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) – Entry 172


Judging Procedure

The RSJ will review the submissions in a thorough and transparent three stage process. 

  • Once the entries submission deadline is passed, all the entries received will be checked for validity against the submission criteria and guidelines in order to move onto the next stage.
  • Each judge will then be assigned a category to evaluate after which the scores will be tabulated and the top three entries in each category will be shortlisted.
  • The shortlisted entries will then be presented to all the judges at the RSJ Meeting in October where the Winners will be decided and kept confidential until the awards Gala Dinner on the opening night of ADIPEC.

The Regional Select Jury

The RSJ is composed of senior individuals from regional oil & gas companies, spanning across the industry from IOCs, NOCs, and energy companies, through to EPCs, academic institutions, professional associations and more.  As leading experts in their fields, the RSJ members provide a dedicated level of evaluation which narrows all the entries to a final selection.

The shortlisted entries are submitted for further assessment by the RSJ Members at the RSJ Meeting in order to determine the winners.  The final winners for each category are kept confidential until the Gala Awards Dinner on the opening night of ADIPEC.

Details of the RSJ members can be seen here  

2016 Best Dissertation of the Year Committee

Dr Dimitrios Kyritsis, Chair of Mechanical Engineering – Khalifa University
Dr Haris Doumanidis, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Acting Chair, Civil Engineering – Khalifa University
Dr Mohamed Sassi, Professor of Mechanical Engineering – Masdar Institute
Dr Matteo Chiesa, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering – Masdar Institute
Dr Murray Gray, SVP Academics and Provost – Petroleum Institute
Dr Sadoon Morad, Chair Professor, Petroleum Geoscience – Petroleum Institute