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Press Release15th Aug 2022

Industry champions sought as revamped OEUK Award nominations open

The search has begun for the energy industry’s brightest stars, innovators and champions as nominations open for the 2022 OEUK Awards, sponsored by Shell UK Limited.

The annual ceremony celebrates the outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals across the sector and will take place on Thursday, December 8, at P&J Live in Aberdeen.

This year the awards have been revamped with the announcement of four new categories, including the Early Career Professional of the Year Award, People and Culture Award, as well as Operator of the Year and Supply Chain Company of the Year.

The Energy Transition category, which champions the great work being done by the sector as it continues to expand its offering to help tackle climate change challenges, will highlight the standout accomplishments as the industry transitions and contributes towards a lower carbon future.

OEUK awards
Aberdeen , Scotland, Thursday, 9 December 2021 OGUK Awards 2021 Picture by Michal Wachucik/Abermedia

OEUK’s Chief Executive, Deirdre Michie OBE, said:

“Our awards are a highlight of the industry calendar and a great opportunity to shine a light on the fantastic work and innovation of our people and skills as we navigate our journey to net zero.

“It has been a challenging year for the sector as we work collectively to ensure security of energy supply for the UK whilst we have been faced with obstacles at home and abroad. However, our hard working and talented people have continued to provide the vital energy that we need for homes, hospitals and industries.

“This is a great opportunity to celebrate the key role our companies and individuals are playing, and continue to play, across the offshore energy sector.”

Simon Roddy, Shell Senior Vice-President, UK Conventional Oil & Gas, said:

“Shell is proud to support the OEUK awards that recognises the exceptional people of the UK’s oil and gas industry. 

“The North Sea has been the backbone of the UK’s energy system for decades, providing much needed energy security.  And, thanks to the skills, innovation and entrepreneurial mindset of the industry’s workforce the North Sea will remain a critical part of the UK’s energy system as we transition.”

Nominations will close at 12 noon on Friday, August 26, and applications and more information can be found on the OEUK Awards website.

Nominations are open for the following categories:

Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by OPITO

Early Career Professional of the Year

Energy Transition Award – sponsored by the North Sea Transition Authority

People & Culture Award

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Award

Operator of the Year Award

Supply Chain Company of the Year Award