Saudi Aramco was the most successful company at the Adipec Awards this year with the oil major’s projects winning two categories, and an Aramco employee being chosen the ‘Young Adipec Engineer’.
The Adipec Awards recognise the achievements of businesses, initiatives and individuals shaping the rapidly changing oil and gas industry.
Adnoc’s Onshore CEO and Adipec Awards chairman Saif Ahmed Alghfeli said this year’s awards had been the most successful ever, attracting 407 entries from more than 132 companies, based in 34 countries.
“I have had the privilege of working alongside the Regional Select Jury in the selection process of the Adipec Awards and I would like to thank them for their dedication and hard work in evaluating the very high-quality entries,” Alghfeli said.
“The task has not been an easy one. They have all submitted excellent projects and reaching the final stage in this stringent process is a great achievement.”
Winners were announced at the Adipec Awards Gala Dinner, hosted by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), and held at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal in Al Maqta.
Each winner had demonstrated excellence within an area of significance to the oil and gas industry, from digitalisation to socio-economic development.
“The Adipec Awards are among the most prestigious awards recognitions in the industry,” said Saudi Aramco engineer and researcher, Abubaker Alsaeed, who was at the ceremony to collect two of the awards won by Saudi Aramco teams.
As the winner of the ‘Young Adipec Engineer’ award, Sarah Alsaif was particularly pleased to be among a group of finalists where all those shortlisted were female.
“When you see a woman winning an award, it gives you encouragement, and it gives a push for young women to achieve more in the industry and to be proud of their work,” said Alsaif. “We have a lot of women doing a lot of really good work, and to be participating in and winning events, such as the Adipec Awards, helps show what we are achieving.”
The winners and runners-up are:
1 – Technological Innovation and Research of the Year
Winner: Saudi Aramco, WWT International – World’s slimmest CT tractor for Matrix acidizing stimulations, interventions and logging in extended-reach wells
Runners-up: Dr Esra Al Hosani, Adnoc Onshore, University of Bath – Electrical capacitance tomography for real-time monitoring of process pipelines; and Saudi Aramco; Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE) – Cable-deployed electric submersible pump (TransCoil)
2 – Best Digital Transformation Project
Winner: Saudi Aramco – First intelligent CCS project in the Middle East
RRunners-up: ADNOC Offshore – Digital transformation: Delivering an integrated real-time asset surveillance for wells and facilities offshore; and Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO) – Increasing value through digital transformation; a case study from PDO’s thermal EOR asset
3 – Driving Performance & Efficiency to Enhance Cost Optimisation
Winner: Dubai Supreme Council of Energy – Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy (2030)
Runners-up: Adnoc Onshore – Leading a sustainable cost-conscious culture; and Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO) – Innovative approaches concepts: New gas wells delivery acceleration and flaring optimisation
4 – Social Contribution and In-Country Value
Winner: OMV – Women’s Empowerment Programme – making history and changing the future
Runners-up: The Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Ltd (APMDC) – Setting new benchmarks in social contribution and community development; Shell International BV – Shell LiveWIRE: Boosting local skills and enterprise; and Weatherford UAE – Meeting the world’s demand consistently and competitively
5 – Young ADIPEC Engineer
Winner: Saudi Aramco – Sarah Alsaif
Runners-up: Adnoc Onshore – Esra Al Hosani; and Baker Hughes, A GE Company (BHGE) – Nicoletta Fiore – TradeArabia News Service