SPE Announces Winners of Offshore Achievement Awards

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) announced the winners of the 30th Offshore Achievement Awards in Aberdeen last night, with Dan Purkis of Well-SENSE Technology collecting the prestigious Significant Contribution accolade.

Tendeka and Well-Centric were named Great Large and Great Small Companies, respectively, and Interventek Subsea Engineering, Darcy, N-Sea, CETCO Energy Services, TWMA, Peterson and Aker Solutions completed the list of companies collecting awards Thursday. Individual awards were presented to Hayley Pearson of Costain, who was named Young Professional, and to Allan Smillie of TAQA who received the Above & Beyond trophy. Significant Contribution winner Dan Purkis was recognized for a career spanning 20 years. More than 500 industry professionals attended the event.

Alan Dick of SPE Aberdeen said in a statement:

“Last night’s ceremony paid testament to the fact that there is still much to celebrate in the North Sea’s offshore industry.

“We were particularly enthused by the creativity and range of companies named as finalists and winners, representative of the industry’s full supply chain. It has been encouraging to hear from specialist technology providers, focused on research, development and innovation, through to the multinationals which are supporting E&P activity on a global scale.

“This year’s Offshore Achievement Awards have been a much-needed injection of energy for the industry, reminding all of us that by continuing to innovate, collaborate and communicate, we can remain confident in the long term future of North Sea oil and gas.” 


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