An event celebrating offshore safe practise and a professional qualification for oil and gas data managers have been shortlisted at an awards ceremony taking place tonight (Thursday, 14 December) recognising excellence in membership organisations.
The Offshore Safety Awards 2017 – organised by Oil & Gas UK and Step Change in Safety – is shortlisted for the Best Conference Development award.
And Oil & Gas UK subsidiary company Common Data Access – CDA – is recognised for its innovative Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Data Management and has been shortlisted for the Best eLearning/Online Education award.
The industry bodies today welcomed the recognition ahead of the UK Association Awards Ceremony taking place in Manchester.
Oil & Gas UK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie said:
“As the leading trade body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry, Oil & Gas UK is proud to work closely with our partners to deliver the best events and services to our members. To have been shortlisted for two awards reflects our industry’s continued commitment to excellence and we wish the teams every success this evening.”
Step Change in Safety Executive Director Les Linklater added:
“Working jointly with Oil & Gas UK to deliver the awards allows us to improve safety and effect change through collaboration. These awards reflect our ambition to continually recognise the ongoing hard work and dedication of the men and women working in, what can sometimes be, a hostile and dangerous environment.”
CDA Chief Executive Malcolm Fleming said:
“We’re delighted that our course has been shortlisted for this award as it was designed with our members in mind. It is the first of its kind, available to be studied online, anywhere in the world and while in full-time employment. It shows the power of partnership working and we are particularly grateful to our academic partner, Robert Gordon University, whose involvement has been central to the early success of the course.”
Notes for editors
- The Association Awards is an initiative established to recognize excellence in leadership, development and service in membership organisations, delivered by the Association of Associations Executives, which has been recognising and promoting excellence in associations since 2006, to it’s 15,000+ members.
Issued by the Communications Team, Oil & Gas UK. Contact Communications Adviser Natalie Coupar on 01224 577 343 / [email protected]
Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its membership comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies.