Nominations for the 2023 Offshore Achievement Awards will open soon.

 

w/c 26th September - Nominations will open

18th November 2022 - Nominations will close

January 2023 - Finalists announced 

16th March 2023 - Awards Ceremony 

The Awards provide finalists with a springboard for growth, with many going on to become global heavyweights in the offshore energy industry.

The forms can be downloaded here from 26th September.

 

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.
 

AWARD CATEGORIES

 

Emerging Technology Award

Sponsorship Available

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, CCUS, hydrogen 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 technology can apply to any area of the industry’s activity, including HS&E.

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 (including improving health, safety or environmental performance) to take it forward.

 

Innovator Award

Sponsorship Available

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. Technologies are expected to have been launched into the marketplace, or significantly upgraded or improved, within the last 12-18 months. 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.

The technology can apply to any area of the industry’s activity, including HS&E.

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 (including improving health, safety or environmental performance) to take it forward.

 

Internationalisation and Diversification Award

Sponsorship Available

The Internationalisation & Diversification Award will recognise both business growth resulting from successful international growth and export activity in the offshore energy sector (oil and gas and all forms of renewables) and / or business growth resulting from successful diversificiation away from the oil and gas sector into other sectors (e.g. from oil and gas into offshore wind, or from oil and gas into defence etc)

The judges will be looking for evidence that your business has instigated a clear and thorough strategy and planning process, identified key markets, achieved a successful market entry strategy and captured market share or generated commercial successes.

Judges are also interested to see how your company ensures inclusivity and diversity are included in the development and growth of the company, and how you set and assess HS&E objectives.

 

Outstanding Skills Development Award

Sponsorship Available

The Significant Contribution Award will recognise an individual who has made the most significant professional contribution to the offshore energy industry above and beyond their day-to-day role.

The judges are interested to hear from candidates who meet one or more of the following criteria

  • Have made a significant contribution to the industry over time – perhaps through involvement in industry / professional / governmental organisations.
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership – either within their own organisation or more widely in the industry
  • Articulated and driven the implementation of a clear vision either within their own organisation or more widely in the industry
  • Have made a significant difference to the industry or to society by their actions

The entry form can be completed in two ways:

  • By a 3rd 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.

Please do not submit other supporting information - only the answers provided in this form will be judged.

 

Energy Transition

Sponsorship Available

The Energy Transition Award will recognise the efforts of an offshore company to decarbonization of the energy system and / or to achieve the industry target of net zero emissions.

Entries can include internal company initiatives and programmes or technology developments that meet these objectives. 

Entries can come from companies who are seeking to reduce their own carbon emissions, projects that reduce societal carbon emissions or from companies seeking to develop and deliver technologies that help their customers reduce their carbon footprint. Judges will look for evidence of a clear business strategy, development / adaptation of technology and processes, as well as identification of transferrable skills within the company and people development / training.

 

Carbon Reduction in Conventional Assets Award

Sponsorship Available

The Carbon Reduction in Conventional Assets Award will recognise the efforts of an offshore company to reduce the carbon footprint of their operations.

Entries can include internal company initiatives and programmes or technology developments that meet these objectives. 

Entries can come from companies who are seeking to reduce their own carbon emissions, projects that reduce societal carbon emissions or from companies seeking to develop and deliver technologies that help their customers reduce their carbon footprint.

Judges will look for evidence of a clear business strategy, development / adaptation of technology and processes. 

 

Digital Innovation Award

Sponsorship Available

The Digital Innovation Award recognises innovative and effective use of digital technologies in the offshore energy sector (oil and gas and all forms of renewables).  

Applications are welcome from

  • Operators deploying large scale digital systems in support of exploration, development, operations and HS&E
  • Supply chain and technology development companies and other organisations with an outstanding innovative digital product or service that might enhance exploration, development, operations and HS&E.

The judges will be looking for evidence of innovation, effectiveness in application of digital technologies, and the value that the digital innovation brings to the offshore energy sector (oil and gas and all forms of renewables).

 

Diversity and Inclusion Award

Sponsorship Available

The Diversity & Inclusion Award recognises leadership in diversity and inclusivity in the offshore energy sector (oil and gas, CCUS, Hydrogen and all forms of renewables). 

Applications are welcome from any individual who has shown leadership and taken effective action in support of diversity and inclusivity in the areas of gender, race, physical and mental ability, age and /or other areas of diversity.

The entry form can be completed by either:

  • By a 3rd party on behalf of the individual.
  • By the individual themselves, with a supporting letter from their supervisor or manager.     

The judges will be looking for evidence of the implementation of effective actions, policies, systems and practices that nurture and support diversity and inclusivity within a sphere of influence. 

 

Exceptional Impact Company - SME

Sponsorship Available

The Exceptional Impact Company – SME will recognise excellence in performance in the offshore energy sector (oil and gas, CCUS, Hydrogen and all forms of renewables) by a small or medium sized company (SME*) that is “punching above its weight”.

The entry form can be completed in two ways:

  • By a 3rd party on behalf of the company / organisation
  • The company / organisation itself
  • By the individual themselves, with a supporting letter from their supervisor or manager.

The judges are seeking evidence of an SME which has made an impact on their customer’s business or the wider industry which is disproportion to its size – including exceptional service, product innovation or commercial innovation. Clear evidence should also be provided regarding the circumstances and impact of their efforts. Judges are particularly interested to see how the company aims to replicate their exceptional impact in future.

*The Offshore Achievement Awards uses the EU definition of Small and Medium Enterprises as criteria, therefore entrants in this category must:

a) Have fewer than 250 employees, and;

b) Have annual turnover not exceeding €50million or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding €43million, and;

c) Be independent – no more than 25% of the capital or voting rights can be owned by one of more enterprises which fall outside the SME definition

 

Young Professional Award – Sponsored by Harbour Energy

Harbour Energy

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 3rd party on behalf of the individual.
  • By the individual themselves, with a supporting letter from their supervisor or manager.     

Please do not submit other supporting information - only the answers provided in this form will be judged.

Please note that up to five individuals will be shortlisted within this category, each of whom will be invited to take part in a 30 minute filmed interview session with a panel of impartial judges. From there, three finalists will be selected. If shortlisted, guidance will be given on what will be expected at the interview session. 

 

Significant Contribution Award

Sponsorship Available

The Significant Contribution Award will recognise an individual who has made the most significant professional contribution to the offshore energy industry above and beyond their day-to-day role.

The judges are interested to hear from candidates who meet one or more of the following criteria

  • Have made a significant contribution to the industry over time – perhaps through involvement in industry / professional / governmental organisations.
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership – either within their own organisation or more widely in the industry
  • Articulated and driven the implementation of a clear vision either within their own organisation or more widely in the industry
  • Have made a significant difference to the industry or to society by their actions

The entry form can be completed in two ways:

  • By a 3rd 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.