Adipec honours firms, individuals

01 December 2013

SIX winners were presented with their prizes at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec) Awards at a glittering ceremony at the Emirates Palace. 

The awards were presented following a rigorous selection process led by regional select jury chairman and chief operating officer of Mubadala, Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi.

The winners were Gasco (Adma-Opco and Adgas), Kuwait Oil Company, Qatar Shell, Total EP UAE, Petroleum Development Oman and Mariam Abdulla Al Hendi of Gasco. The event was hosted by Adnoc on the first day of the Adipec.

Gasco’s Integrated Gas Development Project (Adma-Opco and Adgas) won the award for Best Gas & Oil project, while the Kuwait Oil Company was recognised in the Best Gas & Oil Innovation or Technology category for its work in the Kuwait Intelligent Digital Field.

The Best Gas & Oil HSE Project or Initiative went to Qatar Shell for its Non-accidental Death Programme at Pearl GTL. The winner of the Best CSR Initiative category was Total EP UAE, for their Al Reyada programme, entitled ‘Connecting Young Leaders: Dialogue With the Future’.

Awards were given in two new categories this year, namely the ‘Empowerment of Women in the Gas and Oil Industry’ (received by Intisar Al Kindy on behalf of PDO) and ‘Young Adipec Engineer’ (won by 25-year-old Mariam Abdulla Al-Hendi).

The 16th edition of the event included an expanded technical conference and a new dedicated business conference at which CEOs from the world’s biggest energy companies discussed global energy security as well as issues related to the modernisation of infrastructure and the need for an efficient supply value-chain for sustainable development of the sector and the economy as a whole.

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