ADIPEC Awards jury shortlists nominees for 2015

adipec juryThe Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) has announced the 33 shortlisted entries across eight categories for the 2015 edition of the ADIPEC Awards

“Driving the ADIPEC Awards growth and success is the pressing need for sharing best and sustainable practice,” Abdul Munim Saif Al Kindy, CEO of Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations Limited (ADCO) and ADIPEC Awards chairman.

“Today, companies are looking for ways they can optimise their operational efficiencies and sustainably enhance exploration and production while meeting the world's growing demand for energy. The awards enable industry peers to shed light on some of the world’s greatest projects, people, and ideas. This dissemination of knowledge and best practice is critical now more than ever in today’s evolving energy landscape,” Al Kindy added

The ADIPEC Awards received a record 501 submissions from 32 countries this year, with participation from 247 organisations from around the world. 

Winners and runners-up will be announced at the ADIPEC Awards Gala Dinner, which is hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and takes place at Emirates Palace on 9 November 2015.

Jean-Philippe Cossé, ADIPEC 2015 event director at dmg events, said, “Advancing the oil and gas industry can only be achieved by benchmarking success, and the ADIPEC Awards provide the perfect platform for companies to share their achievements in their journey towards sustainability. 

“This year’s selection demonstrates how far the industry, both in the region and worldwide, has come because of its tireless efforts and unwavering commitment to progress, be it in research and development, innovation and technology, or corporate social responsibility.”

The three companies shortlisted per category and subcategory for the ADIPEC 2015 Awards are as follows:

Category 1 - Best Oil & Gas Mega Project

• International Petroleum Investment Company: Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline Project (ADCOP)

• Petroleum Development Oman (PDO): Harweel 2AB: PDO First and World's Largest Miscible Sour Gas Injection Project

• Zakum Development Company: Upper Zakum 750 Initial Production - Leveraging Opportunities

Category 2 - Best Oil & Gas Innovation or Technology (Surface or Sub-Surface) 


• Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), GlassPoint Solar: Solar Steam Generation for Enhanced Oil Recovery

• Schlumberger: Vx Spectra Flowmeter--Multiphase Metering Comes of Age

• Total Research Center-Qatar, Total E&P Pau – France: LIPS: A New Instrument Performing High Resolution Logs and Big Data of Organic Carbon


• BP Exploration (Epsilon) Ltd. - Oman Branch, Schlumberger: Geo-Engineered Completion Optimization in a Giant Unconventional Tight Gas Reservoir, Khazzan Field, Oman

• Schlumberger: ZEiTECS Shuttle Rigless ESP Deployment System

• Schlumberger: Manara Production and Reservoir Management System

Category 3 - Best Oil & Gas CSR/HSE Project or Initiative

• ADCO: Achieving Sustainable Zero Flaring through Spiking Gas Compressor at ADCO Shah Field

• Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd.: The Shah Gas Field Development Project: From Barren to Barrel

• Saudi Aramco: Saudi Aramco Environmental Education Program

Category 4 - Oil & Gas Woman of the Year

• KUFPEC, Kuwait Oil Company: Hosnia Hashim

• Mubadala Petroleum: Salma Al Hajeri, Oil & Gas Woman of the Year

• Petroleum Development Oman LLC (PDO), Shell Development Oman LLC: Intisaar Al-Kindy, Exploration Director, PDO

Category 5 - Best Oilfield services Company (Local, Regional or International)


• EMDAD LLC: EMDAD LLC Integrated Service Company

• Megarme General Contracting Co. LLC: Best Oilfield Services Company - Inspection, Repair, Maintenance Utilizing Rope Access Solutions

• Trizac Abu Dhabi, Oilfield Supplies and Services: 30 Years of Operational Excellence


• Gulf Drilling International: Towards Sustainability and Operational Efficiency

• Narayana Expert Engineering, Industrial Inspection, Technology & Energy Consultancy (NeemTech): Best Oilfield Services Company

• Zamil Offshore Services Company: Offshore Fleet, Services Expansion & Quality Enhancement


• Halliburton: Halliburton - Solving Challenges

• Schlumberger: Global Strength, Local Understanding

• Weatherford Manufacturing and Services: Ahead of the Curve, Proudly Made in the UAE

Category 6 - Young ADIPEC Engineer

• Talha Ahmad, Saudi Aramco

• Ali Al-Khatib, Saudi Aramco

• Abubaker Saeed, Saudi Aramco

Category 7 - Best Dissertation of the Year

• Amar J. Alshehri, Stanford University: An X-ray CT Study of Multidimensional Imbibition in Dual Porosity Carbonates

• Marzieh Riahinezhad, University of Waterloo: Can Copolymerization Kinetics Help Tailor Properties Of Poly (Acrylamide/Acrylic Acid) For Enhanced Oil Recovery?

• Saif Al-Ghafri, Imperial College London: Phase Behaviour and Physical Properties of Reservoir Fluids Under Addition of Carbon Dioxide

Category 8 - Best Practice Award

• ADMA-OPCO, NDC, Nobel-Denton, LOC: New Rig Pre-loading Procedure on Difficult Location

• BAPCO: Rapid Operational Excellence by Technology Assisted Governance

• Petroleum Development Oman: Delivering Technical Integrity & In-Country Value (ICV) Through the In-Sourcing of Equipment Repairs

Held under the patronage of the HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ADIPEC 2015 will take place from 9-12 November, and is expected to host more than 2,000 exhibitors, 85,000 attendees and 7,000 delegates. ADIPEC 2015 is supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy, ADNOC and the Abu Dhabi Chamber.


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