NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 AWARDS OPEN OCTOBER 2017.

 

2018 will mark the 32nd Offshore Achievement Awards, with the ceremony taking place at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre on Thursday 22 March 2018.

Click here to view the full list of 2017 OAA winners. 

 

GENERAL CRITERIA APPLICABLE TO ALL CATEGORIES

  • Any company can apply for an Offshore Achievement Award, but the company must have a registered business address in the United Kingdom.
  • All entries must be made on the Word documents provided by the organisers. Additional documents will not be provided to the judges.
  • All companies must provide their last 3 Annual Reports (or less if newer than 3 years old) as an attachment to their application.
 

AWARD CATEGORIES

 

Significant Contribution Award

Sponsorship Available

The Significant Contribution Award will recognise the individual who has made the most significant professional contribution to the offshore energy industry.

The entry form can be completed in two ways:

  • By a third party on behalf of the individual
  • By the individual themselves, with at least two supporting letters from independent third parties willing to recommend the recipient.
 

Great Company Award - SME

Sponsorship Available

The Great Company Award - SME, will recognise excellence in SME* performance in the offshore energy sector (oil and gas and all forms of renewables).

The judges are seeking evidence of the company’s development to date – including successful creation and growth of the company, clear strategic direction and strong product / service differentiation. Clear evidence of plans for the future success and growth of the company – both within the UK and internationally should also be provided, as well as details of any business diversification which has taken place or is due to take place.

* Your company must meet the EU definition of Small and Medium Enterprises:

  • Fewer than 250 employees;
  • Annual turnover not exceeding EUR 50 million; or
  • Annual balance sheet total not exceeding EUR 43 million; and
  • Are independent – no more than 25% of the capital or voting rights are owned by one or more enterprises which fall outside the SME definition.
 

Great Company Award - Large

Sponsorship Available

The Great Company Award - Large, will recognise excellence in large company* performance in the offshore energy sector (oil and gas and all forms of renewables).

The judges are seeking evidence of the company’s success – including continuous growth and development of the company, clear strategic direction and strong product / service differentiation. Clear evidence of plans for the future success and growth of the company – both within the UK and internationally should also be provided, as well as details of any business diversification which has taken place or is due to take place.

* Entrants in this category must not meet the EU definition of Small Enterprises, so they:

  • Must have greater than 250 employees;
  • Must have annual turnover exceeding EUR 50 million; or
  • Must have an annual balance sheet total that exceeds EUR 43 million; and
  • May be publicly or privately owned.
 

Young Professional Award

Sponsorship Available

The Young Professional Award will recognise the professional capability and the wider contribution made to the offshore industry (including oil and gas or renewables) by a person aged 35 or under.

The entry form can be completed in two ways:

  • By a third party on behalf of the individual
  • By the individual themselves, with a supporting letter from their supervisor or manager.
 

Above and Beyond Award

Sponsorship Available

The Above and Beyond Award will recognise the workplace contribution made by an employee, regardless of their role or the size of the organisation, which has brought significant improvements to their workplace, the wider industry or community. This could be in areas such as the development of a process or procedure, an attitude towards work, volunteering efforts in support of the offshore industry - anything which goes over and above what is required of the individual in their day-to-day role.

The entry form can be completed in two ways:

  • By a third party on behalf of the individual
  • By the individual themselves, with at least two supporting letters from independent third parties willing to recommend the recipient.
 

Outstanding Skills Development Award

Sponsorship Available

The Outstanding Skills Development Award will recognise innovation and excellence from companies in their efforts to bring new talent into the offshore oil & gas and renewables industries, or to develop existing talent within these industries. 

The judges are seeking evidence of success in the development, assessment and recognition of employees who are part of graduate schemes, apprenticeships, skills conversion programmes, specialist training programmes, etc. This could be developed solely by your company, or in conjunction with another company or training/industry body. 

 

Export Achievement Award

Sponsorship Available

The Export Achievement Award will recognise business growth resulting from successful export activity in the offshore energy sector (oil and gas and all forms of renewables). The judges will be looking for evidence that businesses have instigated a clear and thorough export strategy and planning process, identified key export markets, achieved a successful market entry strategy and captured market share.

 

Collaboration Award

Sponsorship Available

The Collaboration Award will recognise efforts to collaborate which has delivered an outstanding result, or showcased excellence in working together. Two types of projects/initiatives are eligible to apply:

  • A multi-company team working together on an offshore oil & gas or renewables project
  • A multi-divisional team from within a single company that has worked on an offshore oil & gas or renewables project
 

HSE Innovation Award – Sponsored by Offshore Europe Partnership

Offshore Europe Partnership

The Health, Safety and Environmental Innovation Award will recognise an outstanding environmental technology, process or system developed for the offshore oil & gas or renewables industry. The award will recognise: 

  • Developments which have reduced the environmental impact of the industry, and/or;
  • Developments which have improved individual, plant or operational safety.

Technologies must have been developed in the UK, support business/industry sustainability and created new business opportunities as a result. Responses may include previously developed technologies which have been re-developed in the last 12 months to address further industry challenges.

Please note that this award focuses on technology and does not apply to internal company efforts being made to improve environmental footprint, such as reduce, reuse, recycle initiatives, reducing travel and carbon emissions, etc, or initiatives to improve employee health such as healthy eating, cycle to work, etc.

 

Emerging Technology Award – Sponsored by The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC)

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC)

The Emerging Technology Award aims to identify and recognise innovative new technology ideas developed in the UK for the offshore energy sector (oil and gas and all forms of renewables). The technology is expected to be at an early stage of development (up to and including the pilot installation or trial deployment stage). Responses may include previously developed technologies which have been re-developed in the last 12 months to address further industry challenges. 

The judges will be looking for evidence of novelty and innovation in your idea, clear evidence that it addresses a need within the industry, and has a clear business case to take it forward.

 

Innovator Award – Sponsored by Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC)

Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC)

The Innovator Award recognises excellence in innovative technological solutions developed in the UK for the offshore energy sector (oil and gas and all forms of renewables).

The judges will be looking for evidence of how the technology is innovative and in particular how it is already contributing to the overall objective of reducing costs, increasing reliability, maximising recovery of hydrocarbon reserves and/ or improving the capture of renewable energy. In addition they will wish to see the strategy for successful market penetration and further development and/or deployment.

Responses may include previously developed technologies which have been re-developed in the last 12 months to address further industry challenges.