The ADIPEC Awards: Excellence in Energy 2010
Posted: 3 November 2010
The ADIPEC Awards: Excellence in Energy 2010 honor and recognise innovation and contribution to industry.
This year’s judging panel boasted a selection of key players from across the global oil and gas industry, including His Excellency Yousef M Al Nowais, Chairman of Arab Development; Company Ali Obaid Al-Yabhouni, the UAE Governor of OPEC and General Manager of ADNATCO-NGSCO; ADIPEC Conference Chairman Abdul Munim Al Kindy, CEO of ADCO; Bassam Hage, managing Partner Ernst & Young Abu Dhabi; and Justin Hearn, Senior Process Manager of gas treatment process technology at BASF.
"The inaugural awards aim to honor companies and individuals which have excelled in chosen fields and are setting an example for others to follow, said Simon Mellor, dmg :: events’ senior vice president and newly appointed head of the energy events division.
"The awards are part of ADIPEC’s efforts to bring energy leadership to Abu Dhabi and to help the industry honour its bright lights.
"These awards are yet another feather in the cap for ADIPEC and have become quite an accolade for the energy industry, providing the perfect forum to recognise and celebrate these achievements.
"We were overwhelmed with high-calibre entries across all categories from health and safety innovations to environmental initiatives. ADIPEC 2010 is providing to be a resounding success and we are certain the ADIPEC Awards: Excellence In Energy will be a regular highlight."
Winners announced at a special awards ceremony and dinner – sponsored by Kallman Worldwide – held at the Fairmont Al Bahr Hotel, Abu Dhabi, included:
Saudi Aramco - Best Innovation / Technology – recognised for its industry-first applications surrounding maximising product recovery (GigaPOWERS - Giga-cell Parallel Oil, Water and Gas Enhanced Reservoir Simulator).
QP Shell won the Category for HSE Project or initiative of the year for its impressive HSE program and results and for its very comprehensive program with benefit to 40,000 workers as a part of its Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Shell are constructing the Pearl GTL plant in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.. The judges ranked highest Shell’s submission as an excellent all-round HSE programme with a proven track record.
ADMA-OPCO was awarded for its CSR Initiative for its Bag The Bag – Plastic Reduction Programme – for its positive impact for UAE people and the environment, as well as its awareness of plastic usage and initiatives to reduce consumption described in a way for all employees to understand and engage.
ADCO was recognized as the Project of the Year for its CO2 EOR Pilot Project which is laying the foundation stone for the implementation of both Carbon Capture and Storage Projects and Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects by successfully linking the CO2 sources to oil fields (unique to the UAE).
Tawazun and Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI) won the Future Leadership Programme for its well-structured and comprehensive training program supporting the development of UAE future leaders.
Saudi Aramco won the Energy Company / Executive of the Year as an industry yardstick of excellence, presented by Mark Nolan, Vice President for ExxonMobil Production in the Middle East and Russia.