Nominations for the 2019 Middle East Energy Awards surge 70%

Nominations for the 2019 Middle East Energy Awards surge 70%
Oil Gas and Refining PetroChemicals Awards 2018 Buddha Bar Grosvenor House Dubai photo by Ajith Narendra ITP Images
Published: 28 July 2019 - 9 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery
The editors of Oil & Gas Middle East, Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East and Utilities Middle East are pleased to announce that the Middle East Energy Awards received approximately 70% more nominations than the last edition of the awards.

This is an indication of the industry’s appetite for such an occasion to celebrate the great achievements of 2019 across the regional energy sector.

In addition to the growing number of submissions, the tenth edition of the flagship awards event saw the widest range of submissions from across the GCC, with more companies represented among its 16 categories. With a more diverse group of nominees than ever, the awards are set to celebrate a wide range of achievements impacting the energy sector across the region.

The awards ceremony will for the first time represent the utilities sector, including renewable and clean energy, in addition to the upstream and downstream sectors, which it has celebrated for nine years. As such, Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East, which have traditionally co-hosted the awards, have teamed up with Utilities Middle East to rebrand the awards ceremony, making it truly representative of the energy sector.

Other key additions to the awards are two Editor’s Choice awards – the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Innovator of the Year Award. As the industry landscape shifts, the awards ceremony shifts alongside it to highlight the key trends, interests and focal points of the energy segment.

While the opportunity to submit nominations for this year’s edition of the awards has officially closed, we encourage all members of the industry to keep an eye out for this year’s awards to keep in touch with the very best of the energy sector, and consider nominating themselves, or their companies next year for a chance to stand on the stage among the winners for the 2020 awards.

The 16 award categories, along with a brief description of the ideal nominee for that award, are as given below:

Clean Energy Initiative of the Year: This initiative demonstrates a strategic approach to lowering a company’s carbon footprint through the use of alternative energy.

CSR Initiative of the Year: A CSR programme that has provided demonstrable and lasting benefits to its targeted beneficiaries.

Digital Enabler of the Year: A company which has made an outstanding contribution to the digital transformation of an energy firm through the use of its products, or services.

Downstream Project of the Year: The most ambitious, game-changing project in the regional refining and petrochemicals industry.

Energy Woman of the Year: An outstanding female achiever who has a successful track record and has made a telling contribution to the energy industry.

HSE Initiative of the Year: A specific initiative that has demonstrably helped to reduce accidents and problems in the workplace, and has generally improved safety.

Innovator of the Year Award: This individual is dedicated to changing the industry, and fosters growth through innovative technologies, strategies and vision.

Lifetime Achievement Award: This individual has made a visible, positive impact in the regional industry, with over 25 years in the development and progress of the sector.

Logistics Service Provider of the Year: A logistics company offering innovative solutions that create value for energy companies.

Oilfield Services Company of the Year: The most successful, innovative oilfield services company in the region over the last 18 months, showcasing interesting solutions.

Operational Excellence Strategy of the Year: The most innovative and ambitious operational excellence project by an energy firm in the Middle East.

Talent Development Initiative of the Year: An initiative that has made a difference in the industry by training the next generation of professionals, or upskilling the existing workforce.

Technical Innovation of the Year: A project that demonstrates a successful, innovative technical solution, which has solved a serious problem faced by the energy industry.

Upstream Project of the Year: An ambitious, innovative project that optimises, or streamlines upstream operations, reflecting leading behaviour in the market.

Utilities Project of the Year: An innovative project disrupting the region’s utilities landscape, offering much-needed hope for a better, more sustainable future.

Young Energy Professional of the Year: An employee aged 30 and younger whose work has had an overwhelmingly positive impact on his/her company over the past 18 months.

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