Abu Dhabi – MENA Herald: The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), one of the world’s leading energy events, today announced the 33 shortlisted entries across eight categories for the 2015 edition of the ADIPEC Awards.

The distinguished and internationally coveted accolades celebrate achievement in energy, and recognise the leading companies, individuals, initiatives, projects, and technologies that have demonstrated excellence – further cementing Abu Dhabi’s position as a global hub for knowledge-exchange in the oil and gas industry.

Driving the ADIPEC Awards growth and success is the pressing need for sharing best and sustainable practice, says Mr. Abdul Munim Saif Al Kindy, Chief Executive Officer of the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations Ltd., (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,” Mr. Al Kindy said.

“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.”

The ADIPEC Awards received a record 501 submissions from 32 countries this year, with participation from 247 organisations from around the world. Posting continuous growth since their launch in 2010, the awards received 105 more submissions than last year, representing six more countries, and with the participation of a remarkable 140 more organisations compared with 2014.

Nominees were shortlisted after a meticulous assessment by the Regional Select Jury comprised of 28 experts from across the oil and gas industry. Each shortlisted entry will be thoroughly screened by a minimum of seven judges at the Regional Select Jury Meeting on 21October 2015.

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.

“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,” said Jean-Philippe Cossé, ADIPEC 2015 Event Director at dmg events.

“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.”

Forming the cornerstone of the four-day exhibition and conference, the three companies shortlisted per category and subcategory for the ADIPEC 2015 Awards are as follows (companies listed in alphabetical order):

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)

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

Sub-Surface

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
Ms. Hosnia Hashim, a Visionary Leader

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)

Local

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

Regional

Gulf Drilling International
GDI: 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

International

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