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Top talent of industry revealed as award winners announced

30 November 2023

The winners of OEUK’s 2023 Awards were honoured this evening at the P&J Live in Aberdeen as the industry came together to celebrate the top talent of the UK’s offshore energy sector.

The awards, sponsored by Shell U.K. Limited, aim to champion those who have made an extraordinary impact on the industry in the past year.

In total, over 450 people attended the ceremony, hosted by the renowned radio and television presenter Gabby Logan MBE.

A total of 31 entrants made it as finalists after an expert panel considered over 110 nominations from across the sector.

Winners were awarded across eight different categories, ranging from ‘Apprentice of the Year’ to ‘Outstanding Contribution to Energy Security’.

Attendees also live-voted for the Neighbour of the Year winner – an award which recognises companies exemplifying exceptional corporate social responsibility and community engagement.

OEUK CEO Dave Whitehouse said:

“Our brilliant, skilled people work tirelessly to produce the energy off the coasts of Britain that powers not just our homes, transport, and industry, but the everyday products we need to live well.

“Our members are investing not only in homegrown oil and gas, but also to accelerate our expansion into renewable sources – enacting the change they want to see.

“As these awards show, the expertise of our people is driving innovation in clean energy solutions across the board. This sector is determined to create a sustainable future.

“That’s why it’s been so great tonight to recognise and reward the hard work and talent of our community, especially at a time where our sector is helping to ensure we deliver security of energy supply as well as moving the dial on decarbonisation.

“Congratulations to those people and companies who have shown exceptional dedication and talent this year and who will take the offshore energy industry forward into its exciting future.”

Simon Roddy, Senior Vice President Upstream at Shell UK, said:

“These prestigious awards celebrate the exceptional achievements of tonight’s winners and the whole sector. All those nominated are an amazing showcase of the talent we have in the North Sea. Our shared knowledge and expertise will be crucial as we continue to meet the UK’s energy needs while working to ensure a successful transition to Net Zero.”

Apprentice of the Year – Nick Taylor, Harbour Energy
Early Career Professional of the Year – Sarah Bolson, CNR International (U.K.) LTD
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – Harbour Energy
Outstanding Contribution to Decarbonisation – ASCO
Outstanding Contribution to Energy Security – Kellas Midstream
Neighbour of the Year – Harbour Energy
Supply Chain Company of the Year (Large Enterprise) – Peterson Energy Logistics
Supply Chain Company of the Year (Small and medium-sized enterprise) – Imrandd

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