Finalists for the 2018 Downstream Project of the Year Award revealed

Shah Plant project of ADNOC Sour Gas (UAE), Duqm Refinery project of Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company (Oman) and Muscat-Sohar Products Pipeline and Al Jifnain Terminal project of Orpic (Oman) are amongst the finalists for the ‘Downstream Project of the Year’ category award in the 2018 Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East Awards.

Nadeem Raza (right), group CEO, DIA33, presents the ‘2017 Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East Downstream Project of the Year Award’ to Faisal Algurouni, vice president, human resources and industrial relations, Sadara Chemical Company, for the Sadara project.
Nadeem Raza (right), group CEO, DIA33, presents the ‘2017 Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East Downstream Project of the Year Award’ to Faisal Algurouni, vice president, human resources and industrial relations, Sadara Chemical Company, for the Sadara project.

In 2017, Sadara Chemical Company – a joint venture between petrochemical giants Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical Company – created a record by winning the ‘Downstream Project of the Year’ title for the second time in a row for the Sadara project. Vopak Horizon Fujairah was acknowledged in 2017 as the highly commended nomination in this category for its Black Pearl project.

The nominations for the 9th edition of the Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East Awards have engaged all quarters of the upstream, midstream and downstream segments of the regional energy industry. This enthusiasm has resulted in significant number of nominations being received for the Awards this year.

Initiated on 1 April 2018, the online nominations window for the Awards closed on 5 August 2018. During the 127-day period, many companies and individuals from across all segments and verticals within the energy sector sent in their entries across the 10 award categories.

The shortlist for the nominations has been sent to the five judges – Luciano Poli, president, India, Middle East and North Africa, Dow; Vivek Chandra, CEO and founder, Texas LNG; Nicholas Kjaer, general manager, Middle East, Churchill Drilling Tools; Ben Oudman, regional manager, DNV GL, oil and gas, Continental Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, India and Africa; and Annabel Green, chief technology officer, Tendeka – who comprise the jury panel this year, and who will now consider the merit of each and every entry, and decide the winner.

The 10 award categories are:
1) CSR Initiative of the Year
2) Downstream Project of the Year
3) HSE Initiative of the Year
4) Logistics Service Provider of the Year
5) Oil & Gas Woman of the Year
6) Oilfield Services Company of the Year
7) Operational Excellence Strategy of the Year
8) Technical Innovation of the Year
9) Training Initiative/Programme of the Year
10) Young Oil & Gas Professional of the Year

This year, the ‘CSR Initiative of the Year’ Award will be adjudged by the editors of Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East, as ‘Editor’s Choice’ from the nominations received.

The sponsors of this year’s Awards are Petrofac (gold sponsor), Orpic (silver sponsor), Proserv, Restrata, and Alsuwaiket & Albusaies.

The winners and the highly commended will be announced at the awards ceremony set to take place on Wednesday, 12 September 2018.

The venue for the 9th Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East Awards would be the Buddha-Bar, Grosvenor House, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

For information on attending the awards ceremony, please contact:
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Email: teri.dunstan@itp.com

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