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Stars of offshore energy industry honoured at annual awards ceremony

8 December 2022

The winners of Offshore Energies UK’s 2022 Awards were honoured last night as industry came together to celebrate the best and brightest talent the offshore energy sector has to offer.

In total, over 400 people joined the ceremony in-person and 27 entrants made it to the finalist stage after an expert panel considered over 70 nominations from across the sector.

The awards, sponsored by Shell UK Ltd, champion people who have made an extraordinary impact on the industry in the past year. Winners were awarded across nine different categories, ranging from supply chain company of the year to contribution to the low carbon economy.

Hosted by celebrity guest and comedian Zoe Lyons, attendees also ‘live-voted’ for the coveted Audience Award to honour a person they think has performed particularly well in the past year.

Commenting after the event, OEUK’s chief executive Deirdre Michie, said:

 “Our awards bring together people who have stood up and made a difference. They are shining lights of professionalism, creativity and perseverance of which we can be proud. People who are turning challenge into opportunity. We are an industry that is transforming – and tonight we celebrate the dynamic people and companies who are at the heart of this change.

“Our people continue to play a critical role in providing the energy this country needs, while supporting jobs and communities and applying their expertise to deliver crucial climate change ambitions. 

As you may know, this will be my last OEUK awards as CEO, so tonight holds a special meaning for me personally. Over the years it has been a great pleasure to watch our nominees and winners go from strength to strength and to see this event become an industry milestone.”

Simon Roddy, Shell UK Upstream VP, said: 

“We are delighted to continue our support for the prestigious annual OEUK Awards. What a year this has been, and what exceptional achievements from the people and companies in our sector. 

“This year’s awards showcase the depth and breadth of skills and talent, as well as commitment, of so many entrants. Their innovation and drive will shape the future of the industry, as it continues to meet the UK’s energy needs while delivering the technologies needed for a Just Transition to Net Zero.”



Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by OPITO):

  • Jordan Machray, PBS by Ponticelli

Early Career Professional of the Year:

  • Laura Carrigan, Proserv

People and Culture (sponsored by Xodus):

  • Peterson Energy Logistics

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (sponsored by Subsea 7):

  • Baker Hughes

Energy Transition (sponsored by the North Sea Transition Authority):

  • Worley

Operator of the Year:

  • CNOOC International

Supply Chain Company of the Year – Large Enterprise (sponsored by Delaware):

  • Petrofac

Supply Chain Company of the Year – SME (sponsored by Delaware):

  • Katoni Engineering  

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Issued by the Communications Team, OEUK. Contact Communications Adviser Dionne Abolghassem at [email protected] / 0749 8141584. Also contact [email protected] 

Offshore Energies UK is the leading trade body for the UK’s integrating offshore energies industry. Our membership includes over 400 organisations with an interest in offshore oil, gas, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and wind. From operators to the supply chain and across the lifecycle from production to decommissioning, they are safely providing cleaner fuel, power and products to the UK. Working together with our members, we are a driving force supporting the UK in ensuring security of energy supply while helping to meet its net zero ambitions. We work on behalf of the sector and our members to inform understanding with facts, evidence and data, engage on a range of key issues and support the broader value of this industry in a changing energy landscape.

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